The Psychology of the Personality Test + 16 Suggestions for IAS Interview Candidates

by Neyawn   Last week, I e-met Dheeraj. “Sir, he said, I am having a major problem.” “And what is that Dheeraj?” I asked. “Problem is I have my Civils Interview in August, and I have also gotten call for IFoS Interview, though dates are not out for that yet.” “They are good problems to… Continue reading The Psychology of the Personality Test + 16 Suggestions for IAS Interview Candidates

Getting the Best out of Mains 2020 Results – and handling failure

A few hours ago, the Union Public Service Commission declared the Civil Services Mains 2020 results. The finality of the PDF – and I can say that from my vicarious experiences if not personal experiences – take some time to sink in. Especially if we have not been able to make it to the list.… Continue reading Getting the Best out of Mains 2020 Results – and handling failure

Mains 2020 – Answer Writing + Suggestions for The Last Week

We have reached the part of our Mains preparation where we just want to write the exam any moment now. The last week before the Mains is particularly jittery – if you are writing your first Mains. And if it is your third Mains or more, and you have set in “this too shall pass”… Continue reading Mains 2020 – Answer Writing + Suggestions for The Last Week

A month to Prelims – Making the most of last 40 days

We have reached the point in our Prelims preparation which we call the “last leg.” This part of your life is called sustaining the hard work. This is also the point that a lot of people feel like giving up. Just like that. Putting the hard work of a year down the drain. We are… Continue reading A month to Prelims – Making the most of last 40 days

The Inspiring Story of Himanshu Gupta – Rank 27, Philosophy Optional, 1st Mains + Interview

I first met Himanshu sometime at 8AM when he was writing SFG Tests early in the morning. I saw him again at Forum Essay classes and then again at GS 4 classes, smiling – sitting in the front rows. He always smiled, no matter what. ( He and Reecha Ratnam- the Hindi Medium Topper this… Continue reading The Inspiring Story of Himanshu Gupta – Rank 27, Philosophy Optional, 1st Mains + Interview