About Sahil Gupta upsc topper, Marks of Sahil Gupta, Strategy to crack UPSC Examination, Success story of UPSC topper, Tips for preparation for UPSC
The Successful Journey of Sahil Gupta: 2016 UPSC IAS Topper AIR 19
Every year many candidates prepare for Civil Services Examination. It is a huge task to crack the exam. It is one of the competitive exams in India. But with proper guidance, anyone can prepare for the exam and clear it. It needs a certain amount of dedication and a lot of hard work.
But there are many candidates who prepared for the exam and cleared it. So, the question arises is How do they do it? What strategy did they follow during their preparation? And what was there approach for the exam?
To solve all your queries regarding UPSC Exams, we are trying to help you by the means of this article, which will give you the answers to all the questions. We are sure that this article will help you to boost up.
Sahil Gupta is another example of dedication and hard work. He got 19th rank in civil services examination and made his parents proud.
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About Sahil Gupta
Name: Sahil Gupta
Mother’s Name: Promila Gupta
Father’s Name: Sushil Kumar Gupta
Date of Birth: 08/12/1991
Rank: AIR 19
Year: CSE 2016
Roll No.: 0310408
No. of Attempt: 1
Optional Subject: Political Science
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Sahil Gupta is a perfect example of patience and hard work. He is a very hard working person and his family always supported him during his preparation. He started preparing for Civil Services Examination in the 4th year of his engineering.
His father Sushil Kumar Gupta is working as a Manager at a Bank. His father motivated him preparing for civil services. His mother Promila Gupta is a housewife but she also played an important role during his preparation.
Sahil gave the credit of his success to his family and in one of his interviews when people asked him Whom would you credit your success? Then he replied “My parent s commitment, support from family, God s grace”.
Sahil is a brilliant student from his school days. He completed his 10th class from Model School JJR and he appeared for the CBSE board exam. He got first division by scoring 94.2% in his 10th standard. After that, he opted for science in 12th standard. He completed his schooling from Diff Lawrence School and from CBSE board. He secured 75.8% in his 12th class.
After completing his schooling Sahil choose to do Engineering. He completed his B.Tech. from VIT. In his graduation, he scored 85.8%. When he was in the final year of his engineering he decides to prepare for CSE.
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Marks of Sahil Gupta
He 1069 marks out of 2025 and got 19th rank and made his parents proud by becoming a national topper. His scores are given below:
Written Total: 904
Personality Test/ Interview: 165
Total Marks: 1069
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The strategy Sahil used to follow is discussed below:
Whatever the situation is if you will stay positive you can find a way to solve any problem. Positivity will motivate you to remain calm and focused. Don’t worry if you are not able to clear the exam to stay positive and do your hard work. Never stop doing hard work.
Improve Writing Skills
Writing is the only part which will help you to clear the exam. Always practice before your examination. Always write answers before the exam day. You should focus on your writing skills to clear the exam. You can make handwritten notes and go through them.
Another strategy he followed during the prelims preparation is going through the syllabus. Always go through the syllabus thoroughly before starting your preparation. First, try to understand the syllabus and concepts regarding syllabus then only start preparing for your exam.
For General Studies
This is a very important subject for the main exam. You should prepare notes of everything you read. You should read static portions from NCERTs. You can also read some dynamic from magazines- yojna and frontline and newspaper.
It firstly seems tough to read the newspaper daily but soon you will get used to it. Make sure you will read the newspaper daily and makes notes of every important news.
For Ethics Paper
Before attempting this paper you should clear your concepts about ethics, morality, values etc.
Go through the case studies and analyze them properly. You should also attempt some test series before your exam day. This will help you to get an idea about the real exam situation.
Practice writing essays a lot. You can write an essay on any current topic and prepare yourself accordingly to the exam. Make sure you have written relevant contents in your essay. Try not to use irrelevant facts and figures.
Express your views freely in crisp and simple language. Try to express your thoughts as simple as you can, you should avoid complex language while writing an essay.
Use the relevant data in your essay. If you are mentioning any situation then try to mention some facts and figures related to that also.
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List of Books/ Study Materials
The books which Sahil used in his preparation for prelims and main are discussed below.
Prelims Books References
Geography: NCERT of class 11th and 12th, Mrunal.org, Shankar IAS
Culture: Indian art and culture by Nitin Singhania
Polity: Indian polity by Laxmikanth
Environment: Shankar IAS notes
Economy: Mrunal.org, Sriram notes
Science and Technology: Shankar IAS notes, Science Monitor (An episode from Rajya Sabha TV)
History: NCERT of class 11th and 12th, Spectrum
Main Examination Books References
Indian History: Spectrum, Old NCERT by Bipin Chandra
World History: Vision IAS notes, NCERT
Post -Independence India: Bipin Chandra
World geophysical: NCERT, Mrunal.org, Mahesh Kumar Barnwell
Resource distribution: Mrunal.org, Mahesh Kumar Barnwell
Indian constitution: Laxmikanth, Vision IAS notes
Pressure group: Vision IAS, Mrunal.org
E-governance: Vision IAS, Mrunal.org
Role of civil service: Vision IAS, Mrunal.org
Budgeting: Gaurav Aggarwal blog, Vision IAS
Indian economy, resource mobilization: Mrunal.org
Environmental impact assessment: Shankar IAS on the environment
Cybersecurity: Vision IAS
We hope that our article will tell you how to prepare for your exam and you stay motivated during your preparation. You can also see some of the books we have mentioned above.
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