Category: TOPPERS

Fab50 – Fifty books on Contemporary India – Compiled by Umesh N.S.K. (IAS)

  Fab50 – Fifty books on Contemporary India Compiled by Umesh N S K (IAS) Dear reader, Since you  have reached till the first line, I assume that you are a “serious” civil services aspirant. In these times of information overload , every aspirant reads the same editorials in the same newspapers, practises the same maps in the same NCERT...

MOTIVATION: Ground Realities – Why IAS is Worth all the Sacrifices

    Ground Realities – Why IAS is Worth all the Sacrifices Raju Mishra, IAS     I stand here today having served nearly a year in the challenging field, away from the comforts and care free life that LBSNAA provides. In contrast to the soothing views of the mountains one sees at 5am each day en route for morning  PT in...

MOTIVATION: HOPING AGAINST HOPE – “got selected in the 2013 exam as IRTS and have consistently been unable to clear Mains since then”

HOPING AGAINST HOPE As I begin to write this article, the electoral results for five major states have trickled in. A few parties have reaped massive benefits while the long and extensive preparation of many others has been rejected forthright. Certain strategies have succeeded while a few equations have failed. Power has strengthened new hands while defeat has weakened experienced...

Last Lap : Preparing for the Interview – By Artika Shukla IAS, Rank 4 CSE-2015

    Last Lap : Preparing for the Interview – By Artika Shukla IAS, Rank 4 CSE-2015   “Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” – Shel Silverstein   Hello friends, I am back...

INTERVIEW-2017: Tips by CSE 2015 Interview Top Scorer (209/275) and Rank 58 (Nazuk Kumar)

  INTERVIEW-2017: Tips by CSE 2015 Interview Top Scorer (209/275)  and Rank 58 (Nazuk Kumar) I am Nazuk Kumar from Chandigarh. I got rank 58 in CSE 2015. I am allotted to the IAS, with AGMUT cadre and am currently undergoing Phase 1 of training at LBSNAA. I got 209/275 in the interview, which was the highest that they gave...