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Amandeep Singh: AIR 349, CSE 2017
Every year UPSC conducts civil services examination for the recruitment of various civil services like Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Police Services (IPS), and Indian Revenue Services (IRS) etc. The result of UPSC Civil Services Examination was declared in May. This year result came with some interesting stories of toppers.
Anudeep Durishetty an IRS Officer secured 1st rank & becomes the topper of CSE 2017. 2nd rank is secured by Anu Kumari who started her career after her marriage. Sachin Gupta has secured 3rd rank with his dedication & hard work.
Amandeep Singh has secured 349th rank in CSE 217. So let’s begin his journey.
Also read: The journey of Sagar Kumar: 2017 UPSC Topper
About Amandeep Singh
Name: Amandeep Singh
Rank: AIR 349
Year: CSE 2017
Roll No.: 0334389
Optional Subject: Commerce & Accountancy
Amandeep belongs to Punjab and he has cleared the examination because of his dedication & hard work. He had done CA and currently working as a Chartered Accountant.
First 24 Hours after Selection
Amandeep has cleared UPSC Civil Services Examination 2017 with an excellent rank i.e. 349 and made his parents proud. He was waiting for the results. On the day of result, he was very anxious & continuously checking his phone and laptop. The whole day he used to sit in front of his laptop and refreshing the website. In the end, the results were declared at 6.30 pm. He opened the pdf & searched for his name. But he remained calm & composed after declaring the results. He first told his mother about his selection & she got very happy, she was thanking God for fulfilling his dream.
When he told her sister about the results, she said: “I was knowing something is there today that’s why you were busy with laptop and phone whole day and not talking much.” Then her mother called his grandparents & told them about the selection. Then his grandparents become very emotional & congratulated him for his success. His grandmother told him to give a big hug to his mother.
On the next day, he was called upon the college. Media was already present at the college. All this was giving him the feel like a celebrity. The next day he saw his pictures in the newspapers & he felt very proud of his achievement. Regarding his success, he said “I thanks my family and God for always being supportive to me.”
Message for Candidates
When someone asked him “Is UPSC not for average people?” he immediately replied UPSC does not depend on the marks of your school and college. You just need minimum qualifying marks to sit in the CSE and the rest depends on you and your hard work. He said, “Getting low marks in matriculation; senior secondary examination or graduation not at all hamper your success in UPSC.” If you have a correct direction then you can clear the UPSC CSE. You should be targeted, focused and dedicated towards your goals to achieve success. There are many aspirants who came from the rural background but still they have cleared the CSE. If you are not good at English then you have another medium to choose in the examination. He also said, “UPSC provide level playing field to all aspirants and the ample resources available today over the internet can help to sweep.”
It is very important in civil services examination to do smart work rather than hard work. You have to complete the entire syllabus in a specific time. It is necessary to cover the syllabus & solve various test series. The previous year questions will also help you to guide in the UPSC preparation.
Amandeep started his preparation just after clearing his CA while he was doing a job. During the initial days of his school, he was not familiar with the civil services. During his job, he got in touch with an IAS officer. The work profile of the officer inspired him a lot and he also decided to go further for the civil services.
The biggest mistake made by him during the preparation is the institute he chooses. The owner of the institute was very good but the problem is with the timings. He used to attend lectures on the weekend from 3 pm to 7 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday. While other institutes used to have classes from 9 am to 7 pm on weekends. Because of this problem, he was not able to study international relations, sociology, and science. All of this leads to the wastage of time. He suggested that it is very important to inquire about the institute and the faculty before joining it. This will save your time as well as money.
Notes Making Strategy
UPSC requires a lot of hard work and dedication. If you are going to a coaching center then make sure to leave a blank page after every 2-3 pages. Whenever you read something new, just add them to your notes. Try to minimize your notes, this will help you at the time of revision. All this will help you in mains as you will have very less time to revise and you have to write 9 papers in 5 days. You should always update your notes.
Test series are very important for the CSE preparation, attempting various test series will help you to know about the pattern of the exam and about the type of questions came in the exam. He used to attempt vision IAS test series which helped him a lot in his preparation. He used to score 80 to 110 in the test series. Later on, he worked on his mistakes and improved his scores.
List of 2017 Toppers
- Anudeep Durishetty: AIR 1, CSE 2017
- Anu Kumari: AIR 2, CSE 2017
- Sachin Gupta: AIR 3, CSE 2017
- Atul Prakash: AIR 4, CSE 2017
- Pratham Kaushik: AIR 5, CSE 2017
- Koya Shree Harsha: AIR 6, CSE 2017
- Ayush Sinha: AIR 7, CSE 2017
- Soumya Sharma: AIR 9, CSE 2017
- Abhishek Surana: AIR 10, CSE 2017
- Ashima Jain: AIR 12, CSE 2017
- Neha Jain: AIR 14, CSE 2017
- Shikha Surendran: AIR 16, CSE 2017
- Sangh Priy: AIR 92, CSE 2017
- Mudit Jain: AIR 173, CSE 2017
- Sagar Kumar: AIR 13, CSE 2017
- Abhilasha Abhinav: AIR 18, CSE 2017
- Abhijeet Sinha: AIR 19, CSE 2017
- Varjeet Walia: AIR 21, CSE 2017
- Akhil Pilani: AIR 22, CSE 2017
- Shivani Gupta: AIR 121, CSE 2017
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