ANMOL SHER SINGH BEDI – Rank 2 – Optional Political Science

ANMOL SHER SINGH BEDI – Rank 2 – Optional Political Science

 

Profile:

NameANMOL SHER SINGH BEDI
PlacePunjab
GraduationIIT, BITS Pilani
UPSC RankRank 2 Year 2016
Attempt1st Attempt
Optional SubjectPolitical Science

 

Score Card:

Mains Written Exam Total899/1750
Interview Score206/275
Total Score1105/2025

 

Sample Answers:

General Studies

General Studies

General Studies

General Studies

 

Reference Books:

 

General Studies
Mains Optional – Political Science
  • A History Of Political Thought: Plato To Marx – Mukherjee and Susheela Ramaswamy
  • Introduction to Political Theory – O P Gauba
  • Politial Theory – Rajeev Bhargava
  • International Relations -Khanna
  • Foundations of Indian Political Thought – V R Mehta
  • Introduction to the Constitution of India  – D D Basu
  • India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra
  • Indian Government and Politics – B L Fadia
  • Does The Elephant Dance? Contemporary India Foreign Policy – Malone

 

Strategy:

  • I started my preparation for IAS Examination during the last semester of my degree program. One should ideally begin thinking about preparing for exam before he enters into any degree program.
  • Smart work is very important since syllabus is huge. One should abserve central ideas for mains examination however, one requires good, intelligent guessing to do well in prelims. Rather than concrete and definite knowledge, we required heuristical knowledge to do well.
  • My style of answer writing was to simplify things for examiner. I wrote basic introduction, content in bullet points and an optimistic conclusion. I also tried to improve my handwriting and used specific “terms” and expressions.
  • For essay, one must express ideas in a clear and simple manner, writing quotes is extremely essential for right beginning. Also, flow of essay is very important, it should be organised in a proper way.
  • Maintain a positive outlook towards life and exam. Always be confident of your chances of clearing the exam.

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