(Success Story) Abhilasha Kumari Sharma IAS Toppers (AIR - 87)

(Success Story) Abhilasha Kumari Sharma (IAS Toppers (AIR - 87)

Name: Abhilasha Kumari Sharma

Date of Interview: 17th April, 2014

Attempt: 2nd

Exam Name: IAS

Educational Background: Engineer

TIME- AFTERNOON

Q. What were the basic mantras of your success?

3 R'S - RIGHT STUDY MATERIAL , RIGHT TIME MANAGEMENT AND REVISION WAS MY MANTRA FOR SUCCESS.

Q. When did you start your preparation for the examination? What was your strategy for this examination?

I STARTED PREPARING FOR CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION AFTER PURSUING B.TECH IN ECE FROM JUNE 2011.

THE PREPARATION FOR THIS EXAM DEMANDS CONSISTENCY AND A RIGHT STRATEGY. I USED TO STUDY ALMOST EVERYDAY .ITS NOT JUST QUANTITY OF MATERIAL BUT ALSO QUALITY MATTERS ,SO I MADE AN ERNEST EFFORT FIRST SORTING OUT RIGHT BOOKS AND THEN STUDYING THEM. I USED TO PLAN MY STUDY HOURS WELL AND REVISED ON A REGULAR BASIS

Q. What is the best way to prepare current affairs?

READ REGULARLY THE HINDU ALONG WITH THAT YOU CAN REFER ANY CURRENT AFFAIRS MAGAZINE OF YOUR CHOICE LIKE WIZARD, CIVIL SERVICE TIME ETC.

Q. What about time management? And what was your strategy for mains and interview?

TIME MANAGEMENT IS CRUCIAL AS EVERYONE IS GIFTED WITH 24HRS. IN THE ENTIRE PREPARATION PHASE MAKE SURE YOU DIVIDE YOUR TIME WISELY ON ALL SECTIONS SINCE NOW ON IN GS ALL QUESTIONS ARE COMPULSORY AND NO. OF QUESTIONS HAS INCREASED TO 25 EACH PAPER.

DURING INTERVIEW I MADE SURE THAT I RELIGIOUSLY STUDIED MY BIODATA AND PREPARE WELL. CURRENT AFFAIRS WAS ANOTHER SECTION WHERE I PAID MY ATTENTION AND TRIED TO UNDERSTAND EACH ISSUE .

Q. Did you join any coaching institute? What is your opinion about coaching institute?

I HAD TAKEN GEOGRAPHY CLASSES FROM ALS AND GS(MAIN) ADDED PORTION FROM SYNERGY. IT DEPENDS ON ONE WHETHER ONE WANTS TO GO FOR COACHING OR NOT. THEY ARE HELPFUL IN PROVIDING INITIAL GUIDANCE BUT REST YOU HAVE TO WORK OUT .

Q. Tell Us About Your Interview? (step by step)

MY INTERVIEW WAS VERY CORDIAL . I WAS IN MR. CHATTAR SINGH'S BOARD AND IT LASTED FOR AROUND 35-40 MIN,

NAME OF THE CHAIRMAN-SHRI CHATTAR SINGH

NAME OF THE CANDIDATE-ABHILASHA KUMARI SHARMA

CM:

1.CM-SO YOU ARE ABHILASHA ?
2.CM-TELL ME HAVE YOU READ PUSHP KI ABHILASHA ?
3.CM-WHO IS THE POET?
4.CM-SHOWED ME MY PHOTOGRAPH AND ASKED WHO IS THIS?
5.CM-DO YOU KNOW A STORY TELL ME IN 3 LINES?
6.CM-WHAT ARE THE KEY INGREDIENTS OF A STORY ?
7.CM-HOW WILL YOUR STORY TELLING HELP IN DEALING WITH CLIENT IF YOU ARE POSTED AS SDM OF A DISTRICT?

M1:

8.M1-DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS AN EARTHQUAKE?
9.M1-HOW IS MAGNITUDE OF EARTHQUAKE MEASURED?
10.M1-HOW WILL THE MAGNITUDE CHANGE FROM RICHTER SCALE 6 TO 7?
11.M1-HOW DO RICHTER SCALE MEASURE EARTHQUAKE?
12.M1-CAN YOU TELL ME HOW WILL THE ENERGY RELEASED CHANGE FROM RICHTER SCALE FROM 6 TO 7?
13.M1-WHAT IS EL NINO?
14.M1-DOES IT HAVE ANY EFFECT ON INDIA?
15.M1-CAN WE PREDICT EL NINO?

M2:

16.M2-WHO IS CALLED IRON LADY?
17.M2-YOU ARE COMING FROM JHARKHAND AND THERE IS PROBLEM OF NAXALISM SAME IS THE CASE IN NORTH EAST. IROM SHARMILA IS FIGHTING IN NE AGAINST SOMETHING . WHAT IS IT?
18.M2-WHAT IS THE PROVISION IN AFSPA BECAUSE OF WHICH SHE IS FIGHTING AGAINST THIS ACT?
19.WHAT HAD HAPPENED WITH HER(PERSONAL CAUSE) BECAUSE OF WHICH SHE IS FIGHTING AGAINST THIS ACT?
20.M2-DO YOU KNOW RECOMMENDATION OF REDDY COMMISSION?

M3:

21.M3-I THROW A BALL OF 10 KG AND 3 KG FROM TOP OF UPSC BUILDING WHICH WILL REACH ON GROUND FIRST?
22.M3-JHARKHAND WAS CREATED IN 2000 ALONG WITH TWO OTHER SMALLER STATE BUT IT IS LEFT BEHIND AND OTHER TWO HAVE PROGRESED . GIVE ME REASON 1,2,3,4.
23.M3-WHAT ARE THE PROBLEMS OF COAL MINING IN JHARKHAND?
24.M3-WHY IS PATRATU FAMOUS?
25.M3-AN UMPP IS GOING TO BE SET UP IN JHARKHAND . TELL ME WHERE?
26.M3-CAN YOU TELL ME WHO IS SETTING THIS PROJECT?
27.M3-YOU ARE DM OF A DISTRICT AND A SDM HAS BEEN TAKEN BY NAXALITE AND THEIR DEMAND IS TO RELEASE FEW DREADED NAXALITE.THE MORAL OF YOUR SUBORDINATE IS LOW .WHAT WILL YOU DO?

M4:

28.M4-ABHILASHA DO YOU THINK TRAINING IS NECESSARY?
29.M4-WHAT IS LEARNING BY LEARNING?
30.M4-YOU ARE POSTED AS DM OF A DROUGHT PRONE AREA AND REQUIRE WATER URGENTLY. WHAT WILL YOU DO?
31.M4-IF YOU ARE POSTED AS DM OF A DISTRICT AND YOU HAVE TO SET UP A LIBRARY TO ENHANCE THE READING HABIT OF PEOPLE IN YOUR DISTRICT. HOW WILL YOU DO THIS?
32.M4- DO YOU KNOW ABOUT TQM IN JAPAN WILL IT BE EFFECTIVE ALSO IN INDIA?

Q. What is your suggestion for new aspirants?

I JUST WANT TO TELL ALL CIVIL SERVICE ASPIRANTS TO" DREAM AND WORK CONSISTENTLY". FOR PRELIMS FOCUS ON NCERTS AND PREPARE WELL , FOR MAINS CURRENT AFFAIRS WILL PLAY A CRUCIAL ROLE SO DON'T IGNORE IT. PRACTICE ANSWER WRITING ON A REGULAR BASIS THIS WILL ENHANCE BOTH YOUR WRITING SPEED AND SKILL. LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST "REVISE REGULARLY" .....BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.

Q. Your opinion about UPSCPORTAL Online Community.

UPSCPORTAL IS A VERY GOOD ONLINE PLATFORM WHERE ASPIRANTS GET MOTIVATION READING SUCCESS STORY OF CIVIL SERVANTS, THEY GET GOOD STUDY MATERIAL AS WELL AS A PLATFORM TO INTERACT AND SHARE.

Q. What do you feel about the secret of your success? To whom do you refer for the credit your success?

I FEEL THAT I OWE THIS SUCCESS TO GOD , AND I THANK THE ALMIGHTY FROM CORE OF MY HEART. I WANT TO GIVE CREDIT OF MY SUCCESS TO MY FATHER, MOTHER, MATERNAL UNCLE , SISTER AND BROTHER ALONG WITH MY OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS WHO ALWAYS SUPPORTED ME, MY TEACHERS, MY MENTOR RAJESH KANKIPATI IAS( 2011 GUJRAT CADRE) , KUMAR NISHANT ( ASST. SECURITY COMMISSIONER RPF ) & PAWAN KUMAR( ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER NICL) PLAYED A CRUCIAL ROLE IN GIVING ME RIGHT ADVICE AND MOTIVATING ME. I ALSO WANT TO THANK ALL MY FRIENDS AND WELL WISHERS.

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