Kanishk Kataria Curated

AIR 1 - UPSC Civil Services Examination 2018

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  • How many essays you have practiced?

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  • What was your strategy for paper 1, essay?

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  • In ethics paper, big thing is to complete the paper, have you faced the challenge?

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  • Till prelims you not ever tried answer writing?

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  • After giving prelims are you sure that you will get through it?

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  • How much time you used to take in reading newspapers?

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  • Have you ever made notes of newspaper?

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  • What about current affairs? How much time you dedicated for reading newspapers?

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  • You made notes for all the GS subjects?

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  • When after March you started preparing for prelims, there was no optional?

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  • You started reading GS at October end, when you finished GS reading 100%?

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  • From which book you read art and culture?

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  • When you read topper's blogs, what did you get to know about starting the preparation?

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  • When you got the exact mind frame that you surely want to do UPSC?

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  • At what point you realized that you want to appear for civil service?

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  • Your stay at Korea for 1 and half years what taught you?

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  • After 4th year you opted for job?

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  • In these 4 years UPSC never crossed your mind?

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  • Any preference for Bombay IIT?

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  • What was your rank in JEE?

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  • As your father is an IAS officer in Rajasthan, in your family has anybody said to opt for UPSC eventually?

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  • Are you used to be a very bright student from beginning?

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  • You are from which school?

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  • Mostly technical and medical background students opt for UPSC. So for the people of arts background who want to appear for UPSC, what is your message for them?

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  • What is your suggestion to people who are going to appear this year in UPSC?

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  • Do you like watching TV?

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  • What are your hobbies in your free time?

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  • What is your message who want to appear for UPSC examination?

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  • You worked in south Korea, in which areas in India you want to make changes as a civil servant?

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  • How was your journey from IIT Bombay to UPSC?

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  • What are important suggestions of how to prepare for UPSC IAS by UPSC IAS topper Kanishka Kataria?

    Normally 1.5 to two years of time is sufficient to qualify the exam. There is plenty of data available to prepare for UPSC Civil Services preparation, applicants have to choose them wisely. Only follow standards and best books of UPSC IAS and read one book 10 times rather than studying ten books one time. The UPSC exam is pretty much doable, it only requires some smart strategy. I believe in quality more than quantity, I never studied for 12-14 hours rather I believe that whenever I study the best output should be drawn. Understanding strengths and weaknesses are also important, then only you can achieve the best possible results. Solve UPSC IAS question papers of previous year exam at least 2-3 times. Be relaxed and give some time to yourself to follow your passion, I used to follow cricket and football matches and highlights.

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  • Do you think Coaching is necessary to qualify the UPSC IAS exam?

    Coaching does not provide you guarantee that you can qualify for the exam. It is just a facilitating agent if you use it properly. Coaching can be best utilized if you have read NCERT before joining coaching.

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  • What is working experience?

    Though I am UPSC topper but earlier I worked in Samsung Electronics for around a year in South Korea and after that worked as a Data scientist in QPLUM company in Silicon Valley. But I was not satisfied with my career as I wanted to be a part of India’s growth story.

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  • Please share your personal and educational background before reaching here

    I got 44 All India Rank (AIR) in the IIT Jee Exam, while I also secured 24th position in the AIEEE Exam in 2010. I also have a CBSE Merit Certificate of securing 100% Marks in Maths in my High School and Intermediate Exam. Along with this I All secured the first rank in the National Science Olympiad in 2009.

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  • How many marks have you achieved in the UPSC exam?

    I gained good marks in Mathematics optional subject and even my interview marks were also satisfactory. The marks are as follows: UPSC Marksheet of Kanishka Kataria Subject Marks General Studies Paper I 98 General Studies Paper II 117 General Studies Paper III 117 General Studies Paper IV 116 Essay 133 Optional Subject Paper I (Mathematics) 170 Optional Subject paper II (Mathematics) 191 Personality Test (Interview) 179 Total 1121 I scored 53.8 percent or 942 marks in the Civil Services Main Examination out of 1750. While I secured 65 per cent marks in UPSC Interview which means 179 out of 275 marks. My total score which includes mains and Interview is 55.36 per cent marks means 1121 out of 2025 marks.

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  • In which attempt you cleared the UPSC Civil Services exam?

    I qualified the exam in my second attempt and made my name for the UPSC IAS job. Previously I appeared in 2014 in this exam and the reason I appeared is that my father had filled the form and I was not prepared to appear in it but this year I gave my best efforts and the result is in front of you.

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  • आपकी पोस्टिंग के बाद आप काम क्या करोंगे?

    मेरी यही कोशिश रहेगी कि मैं लोगों की उम्मीदों पर खरा उतरू और देश की सेवा के लिए काम करूं

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  • आपने जिस तरह गर्लफ्रेंड को क्रेडिट दिया है उसके लिए सोशल मीडिया पर आपकी तारीफ हो रही है, इस पर क्या कहेंगे?

    मेरे पैरेंट्स ने मुझे सिखाया कि जिन लोगों ने आपकी मदद की उन्हें क्रेडिट देना चाहिए. मैरे लिए ये बहुत नैचुरल चीज थी. मैने नहीं सोचा था कि लोग इस तरह से रिएक्ट करेंगे. मैने अभी ये देखा भी नहीं है कि लोगों ने इस बात पर किस तरह से रिएक्ट किया है.

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  • आपने माता-पिता के साथ गर्लफ्रेंड को क्रेडिट दिया, मेरी नजर में किसी ने शायद पहली बार गर्लफ्रेंड को अपनी सफलता का क्रेडिट दिया है, इस पर आप क्या कहेंगे?

    जिन्होंने आपकी मदद करी है उनको क्रेडिट देना चाहिए. जिन 4 लोगों ने मेरी सबसे ज्यादा मदद की मैने उन्हें क्रेडिट देना सही समझा. इन 4 लोगों में गर्लफ्रेंड के अलावा कोई और होता तो मैं उन्हें भी क्रेडिट देता.

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  • आपको उम्मीद थी कि आप पहली रैंक हासिल करेंगे?

    जी नहीं, मुझे बिल्कुल उम्मीद नहीं थी कि मुझे पहली रैंक हासिल होगी. हां, मेरा पेपर अच्छा हुआ था लेकिन मुझे लगता था कि मैं टॉप 100 में आ सकता हूं.

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  • आपको तैयारी करते वक्त कभी डर लगा?

    जब मैने UPSC की तैयारी कि तो मैने कभी ये नहीं सोचा कि रिजल्ट क्या होगा. मुझे ये पता था कि मुझे तैयारी करते एग्जाम देना है रिजल्ट जब आएगा तब देखा जाएगा. मैने कभी रिजल्ट को लेकर खुद पर प्रेशर नहीं बनाया.

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  • आपका सक्सेस मंत्र?

    मैं मेहनत और आशावादी होने में भरोसा करता हूं. हर चीज को पॉजिटिव देखने की जरूरत है. मेरा मानना है कि या तो मैं जीतूंगा या सीखूंगा. हार कभी नहीं माननी है.

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  • आपके आइडियल कौन हैं?

    मेरे ताऊजी और पापा दोनों ही मेरे आइडियल रहे हैं. उनको मैने बचपन से काम करते देखा है. उन्होंने मुझे काफी आजादी दी. उनकी तरह से कभी ऐसा प्रेशर नहीं रहा कि तुम UPSC निकालों.

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  • सोशल मीडिया पर कितना एक्टिव थे?

    मैं सोशल मीडिया पर कम एक्टिव था, क्योंकि मैं सोशल मीडिया से पहले ही बोर हो चुका था. कुछ वाहट्सएप ग्रुप थे जिन पर मैं और मेरे दोस्त पढ़ाई से संबंधित बाते डिसकस करते थे. मैने फेसबुक और ट्वीटर बंद कर रखा था. मैं इंस्टाग्राम पर था, कभी दिन में एक बार नजर डाल लेता था. लेकिन एग्जाम के 2 महीने पहले मैने अपना फोन किनारे कर दिया. मैं जिस कमरे में पढ़ता था उस कमरे में फोन नहीं रखता था.

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  • मैथ्स की तैयारी कैसे की?

    मैने अपने कुछ सीनियर्स से सलाह लेने के बाद ऑप्शनल सब्जेक्ट मैथ्स चुना. मैथ्स का सिलेबस काफी लंबा होता है ऐसे में मैने मैथ्स की तैयारी में ज्यादा समय दिया. मुझे मैथ्स पसंद है और इसीलिए मुझे मैथ्स की तैयारी करते समय बोरियत नहीं हुई.

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  • करेंट अफेयर्स की तैयारी कैसे की?

    पिछले 2 साल से मैं रोज पेपर पढ़ता आ रहा था. बाकी मैं ऑनलाइन मैगजीन और न्यूज पढ़ता था.

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  • सीसेट की तैयारी कैसे की?

    मैने एग्जाम के 10 दिन पहले पिछले साल के कुछ पेपर्स को देख लिया था और उसी हिसाब से तैयारी की थी. बाकी टेस्ट सीरिज से प्रेक्टिल कर ली थी.

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  • एग्जाम के समय कितने घंटे पढ़ते थे?

    मैन्स की तैयारी के समय मैं रोज 13-14 घंटे पढ़ता था.

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  • UPSC की तैयारी किस तरह शुरू की?

    मेरे ताऊजी और पापा दोनों ही सिविल सेवा में हैं. मेरे पिता जी राजस्थान में ही आईएएस हैं. यूपीएसई की तैयारी के लिए प्रेरणा मुझे मेरे पिता से मिली. मैं इंजीनियरिंग बैकग्राउड से हूं. ऐसे में मैने शुरू में कोचिंग की. शुरुआत में ही मैने अखबार पढ़ने और दिन भर की खबरों से अपडेट रहने की आदल डाल ली थी.

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  • साउथ कोरिया में आपका जॉब पैकेज कितना था?

    जब मैं साउथ कोरिया में था तब मैरा पैकेज 1 करोड़ के पास था, लेकिन जब मैं भारत आया तो मुझे पुराने पैकेज का एक तिहाई मिलने लगा था.

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  • जॉब छोड़कर UPSC की तैयारी करने का विचार कैसे आया?

    मुझे प्लेसमेंट के बाद जॉब मिली थी. मेरा ये था कि मैं एक बार देश के बाद जाऊं. बाहर की लाइफ एक्सप्लोर करनी है. 1 साल मैंने साउथ कोरिया में जॉब करी. उसके बाद मैं इंडिया वापस आ गया. जॉब करते वक्त मुझे हमेशा ये लगता था कि मैं अपने लिए अच्छा पैसा कमा रहा हूं. लेकिन मैं लोगों से जुड़ना चाहता था और चाहता था कि मुझे उनकी मदद करने का मौका मिले.

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  • Q)What is your strategy for polity?

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  • Q)What is your strategy for geography?

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  • Q)What is booklist for history?

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  • Q)What was your strategy for art and culture section ?

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  • Q) What was your strategy for UPSC?

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  • Q)How much time you take for your optional?

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  • Q)What did you suggest for new aspirants for their strategy?

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  • Q)What was your calculation after deciding your optional?

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  • Q)How did you decide your optional subject?

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  • Q)When you decide to go for civil services?

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  • Q)What is the main difference that you feel in the life style of south korea and india?

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  • Q)When did your first attempt and what are the main reasons for your failure?

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  • Q)Why does you chose IIT-BOMBAY?

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  • Q) Was you a very bright student since childhood?

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  • Q)What is your background in schooling?

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  • Q).What do you do for fun?

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  • Q)What are your positive strengths?

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  • Q)what is your advice for upcoming UPSC aspirants?

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  • Q)What motivated you for appear in civil service examination?

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  • Q)What motivated you for appear in civil service examination?

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  • Who is your role model?

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  • What are the five habits every UPSC-CSE aspirant should adopt?

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  • Is UPSC is not for average students?

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  • What should you not study for UPSC?

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  • What is your advice for the final year engineering graduates who want to go for the exam?

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  • What is the importance of plan-b in the UPSC ?

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  • How to revise the things we have studied on a weekly and monthly basis?

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  • How should i make a strong foundation for UPSC CSE preparation?

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  • What is the one thing due to which you sustained till the ends regardless of all odds?

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  • How to be consistent after so many distraction in the surrounding ?

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  • How can i remember all data we read in newspaper or reports?

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  • What were some doubts in your mind when you start preparing and what do you think of them now?

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  • What is the difference between a serious aspirant or a non-serious UPSC aspirant?

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  • How do i known if clearing the UPSC-CSE is my cup of tea or not ?

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  • What suggestions do you provide for other UPSC aspirant?

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  • Who have supported you during your preparation for upsc?

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  • How many hours do you study?

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  • How do you feel after acheiving AIR-1 in UPSC-2018?

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