Exclusive: Top 3 Rank Holders Share How They Cracked Civil Services Exam
A total of 829 candidates qualified the Civil Services examination 2019, results of which were announced on Tuesday by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Pradeep Singh, Jatin Kishore and Pratibha Verma secured the first, second and third positions respectively. NDTV talked to the top three rank holders who are also serving officers to know their preparation strategy, and success manthra they adopted during the exam which is considered as a tough one to crack.
"Preliminary, mains and interview phases are quite different from each other and should be prepared accordingly," says Mr Singh, who had also served the tax department before serving as an IRS officer.
"It is important to focus on writing skills to pass the main exam while interpersonal skills are essential for clearing the interview stage," Mr Singh, a former Computer Science student of Murthal University, said.