About Yaksh Chaudhury- AIR 6 | UPSC 2021

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1. About Yaksh Chaudhury- His UPSC journey and hobbies

NameYaksh Chaudhary
Age
ResidentAmroha, Uttar Pradesh
ExamUPSC 2021
All India Rank6th 
Attempts3rd 
Optional Subject Sociology
HobbiesAthletics, watching movies

2. Family and Education

FatherHe is a farmer. 
MotherHousewife
Elder Brotherworks with his father
Elder sisterA school teacher

Yaksha hails from Amroha in Uttar Pradesh and has a family of five consisting of his parents, his elder brother, and elder sister.

Yaksh’s Educational Background:

  • Early schooling from Sarvodya Saraswati Academy. After that, he passed the 12th standard from the same school
  • Yaksh completed his graduation in civil engineering from IIT Guwahati.
  • He was also selected as Assistant Commandant in UPSC CAPF in 2019.

3. UPSC Strategy

He started his preparation in Delhi but had to return home due to Covid-19. After that, he continued his preparation from home. He was preparing full-time for the UPSC exam.

At that time, he opted for online classes and subscribed to Unacademy which gave him access to quality learning materials with the flexibility to learn anywhere.

  • For prelims he practiced a lot.
  • For mains he regularly gave some effort to make answer structure better.
  • He started UPSC preparation 4 years ago by studying NCERTs.
  • Since current affairs are possibly the most significant part of the IAS exam he backed his preparation with day-to-day newspaper readings to give sufficient focus to the happenings nationally and internationally.
  • he joined a few online mock test series for Prelims and mains.
  • He was meticulous about study materials. he consolidated his study materials and revised them as many times as he could.
  • Be patient and stay focused all the time.
  • Always tried to improve his performance.
  • made his own notes.
  • From the very starting, he carried his preparation under senior teachers and mentors.

He didn’t follow any super different strategy of planning. he executed the same strategy differently.


4. Yaksh Chaudhary’s Notes & Booklist

Polity:

M. Laxmikant

Indian Economy:

Nitin Singhania

Modern Indian History:

Indian struggles for Independence by Bipin Chandra

Art & Culture:

Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania

Ancient India:

RS Sharma

Ethics:

Ethics and integrity by Subba Rao and PN Rao Chaudhary

Geography:

Certificate Physical and human geography by GC Leong

Indian Geography by Majid Hussain

Challenges to Internal Security of India by Ashok Kumar


5. Motivation and inspiration

He interacted a lot with bureaucrats in his area administration department to understand how he can help people. His main aim to crack UPSC was to serve his society better he showed his gratitude to his teachers and mentors who were the real torch bearer all along the crooked path of UPSC.