Toppers Testimonials | Tejasvi Rana | AIR-12 CSE 2016



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Prelims Strategy:

For prelims never attempt less than 90 questions. This I say with surety because if you attempt those questions also in which you have been able to cross one or two options out of 4, then definitely you will be able to attempt more than 90. And if you mathematically calculate the expected score on the basis of the probability of getting it right, it is higher than the case if you don’t attempt those.  

Preferred books:

Standard material.

Views about importance of Test series:

I took a number of exams online and they were very helpful.

What to focus on for Mains Prep?

I worked hard and spent 8 to 10 hours every day for the preparations. I didn’t do any coaching but joined online series and gave a number of online tests. Planning and having a schedule is the key to crack this exam.
Short movies were my stress buster, which also gave me strength to work in the right direction for social issues.

Tips for students:

When I began preparing, I was of the view that this is an un-crackable exam. But I got to know over time that here one does not need to be excellent in everything. One just needs to be average in all papers. If we write average answers to almost all questions in all papers, one will get a good result. For this, one needs to devote a minimum number of hours to familiarise with the relevant issues, and remain calm and confident on the exam days.

Point to be noted:

For interview there are two advices to give, first, the subject in which you have done bachelors plays an important role so be really good in it. If you are giving your bachelors along with preparing focus on your bachelors more.
Secondly, give mock interviews. It helps in preparing a repository of questions on your DAF. Moreover, you can see your body language in videos and try to improve that. Since the question is to be answered in a crisp and clear manner, practice helps in structuring the answer and articulating it as soon as the question is bombarded at you.


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