IAS Kanishk kataria

I appeared for the IIT-JEE examination in 2010 and secured AIR  44. I opted for IIT Bombay for its all-round career options and Computer  Science

™ I moved back to India in 2016 and started working in a private firm in  Bengaluru. Although UPSC was an option always lingering in the back  of my mind,

In May 2017, I quit my job to fully focus on UPSC examination attempt.  I moved to Jaipur and started researching what and how I needed to  prepare.

™ In June 2017, I shifted to New Delhi and joined Vajiram and Ravi for  year long GS coaching for Prelims-cum-Mains and IMS for Mathematics  coaching.

™ In the initial 4 months, my full focus was on finishing the optional  syllabus and have a basic minimum coverage of GS along with daily  current affairs from newspapers.

After the prelims result were out, I started revising my GS subjects and  appeared in a test series (8 full-length tests). I focused more on revision  instead of picking up new sources to read.

The Mains finished on 7 October, 2018 and I decided to take a month’s  rest. I stayed in touch with the current affairs through daily newspaper  reading.

 After the results for Mains were out (on 20 December, 2018), I started  my Personality Test preparation. I appeared in a few mocks and prepared  my DAF thoroughly.  

It was 5th April, 2019 when the final results came out and I was shocked  and a little relieved to have cleared the examination in my 1st attempt  and get into IAS. AIR -1

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