(UPPCS 2007, S.D.M.)



"I did comprehensive studies with regular practice at which helped me minimize the mistakes."

- Ms. Sushila (S.D.M., UPPCS)


Heartiest congratulation on your brilliant success.


Thank You very much.


What is secret of your success in civil service examination ?


God’s Grace, blessing of my Parents. Cooperation of my friends and my hard work.


How much time do you think one requires for effective preparation for this examination ?


2 Years.


What prompted you to choose civil services as your career ? Do you remembers any significant incident of your life that motivated you to go for a career in the civil services ?


Diversified and Challenging nature of these services prompted me to choose civil services as my career.


What is your impression of the interview Board ?


Interview Board was very cordial. The members of the board gave me enough time to answer the questions.


How did your parents, other family members and friends contribute to your success ?


My Parents and family members helped me both monetarily and morally. They tired to provide me every facility that I needed during the course of preparation for the examination. I discussed some important topics and issues with my friends before my interview.


Had you not been selected in the Civil Services Examination, what other career would you have opted for?




How would you visualize your success ?


I am happy that my hard work and perseverance have finally paid off by God’s Grace.


What were your optional for the civil service examination ? What were criteria for their selection ?


My optional were Geography and Political Science. My interest and the utility of these subjects in General Studies Papers were the criteria for their selection.


What do you think about implementation of negative marking in ICS exam ? Has this made regular question practice inevitable ?


Yes, ofcourse the implementation of negative marking the made regular practice inevitable because now you can’t take a chance of ticking a wrong answer that can make you out of competition and regular practice helps prevent these mistakes.


Do you feel that there should be no restriction on the number of attempts allowed in ICS ?


Yes, I think that some more attempts should be allowed to the candidates.


What is your message for the future aspirants ?


Sincerity and Hard work always pay, have faith in your capabilities any try hard.


What was your Biggest mistake during preparation of these exams.


I tried to avoid commission to any big mistake.


To whom would you live to give the credit for your success ?


To my parents, my sister and my friends.


Your success strategy for -


1. Prelims :-

I did comprehensive studies covering all the useful and relevant topics and issues with regular practice at which helped me minimize the mistakes.


2. Mains :-

I concentrated on the syllabus and read standard books.


3. Personality test/interview :-

For interview I prepared some important relevant and current topics and discussed those with my friends I also a cursory look on my optional.



Were you confident of your success. How did you react to the success news ?


Yes, I was confident about my success but I did not hope to be selected among the top 10. I was very happy.


Before knowing your result, what was your perception about toppers ?


Toppers are hard working people with sincerity and perseverance with a better strategy.


In how many attempts have you achieved this success ? How do you visualize your performance in previous attempts. What were you service preferences.


This my second attempt. In my previous attempt I got selected for the post of Distt. Backward Classes Welfare Officer.


What was your strategy for time management during preparation as well as during examination.


During preparation I gave equal time to optional as well as General Studies. During Examination I tried to be precise and to the point while answering the questions which helped to complete the paper within the prescribed limit.


Please list resources you utilized for C. S. preparation ?


For General Studies:- NCERT Books, Spectrum Series books and magazines.

For Geography
:- Physical Geography by Savindra Singh, Climatology (D.S.lal), Oceanography (Vattal), Human Geography-Majid Hussain, Indian Geography D.R. Khullar.


What is importance of medium of expression in these exams.


A medium in the best medium in which you can express yourself in the best manner. It is not he medium but your performance that counts.


In your opinion, what is value of regular self evaluation as an important ingredient of any strategic plan for success in civil services ?


In competitive exams regular self evaluation is must because regular evaluation can help you minimize your mistakes.


How do you visualize the role of as a platform of Evaluation and Interaction ? is a very useful platform that has provided an opportunity to the aspirants to evaluate themselves regularly and interact with other competitors and experts.


What is your opinion about the concept behind is a self evaluating and interacting platform which can prove very useful for the candidates living in a remote areas and can’t afford the coaching besides the candidates living in big cities.


How do you look upon the availability of online evaluation facility for Hindi medium students also ?


Availability of Online Evaluation Facility for Hindi Medium Students will help and encourage many Hindi Medium Students from rural and remote areas to drive compete for the examinations.


How do you think could be more useful to the candidates appearing in the civil services examinations  ?


Now with the implementation of the concept of negative marking in the Civil Services Examinations regular self-evaluation has become inevitable and  provides a very good platform for regular self-evaluation.


Thank you very much & wishing you all glory success in life.




Name :

Ms. Sushila

Father’s Name :

Sri Poosa Ram

Mother’s Name :

Smt. Prem Wati Devi

Educational Qualification :

Post Graduate, M. Sc. (Chemistry)

Any Awards/Gold Medals and Scholarships etc :

Km. Usha Awasthi Prize for best outgoing student
Sports Championship of the College
Mrs. A. Giddion Prize for Securing Highest Marks in Botany

Previous Selections :

- Distt. Backward Classes Welfare Officer
- Khandsari Inspector

Your Hobbies :

Reading Stories and Novels, Listening to Music