Atul Prakash – Rank 4 – Optional Mathematics

Atul Prakash – Rank 4 – Optional Mathematics



NameAtul Prakash
GraduationB.Tech , IIT Delhi
UPSC RankRank 4 Year 2017
Attempt2nd Attempt
Optional SubjectMathematics


Score Card:

General Studies Paper 1105/250
General Studies Paper 2106/250
General Studies Paper 3126/250
General Studies Paper 485/250
Mathematics Paper 1165/250
Mathematics Paper 2203/250
Mains Written Exam Total929/1750
Interview Score190/275
Total Score1119/2025


Sample Answers:


GS Sample

GS Sample 3


Reference Books:

General Studies
Mains Optional – Mathematics
  • Dynamics, Statics and Hydrostatics – M. Ray
  • Calculus – Shanti Narayan
  • Analytic Geometry – Shanti Narayan, DK Jha, HC Sinha and Sharma
  • Ordinary Differential equations:- Golden series-NP Bali, MD Raising Lumina
  • Vector analysis – Shantinarayan
  • Linear Algebra – K.C. Prasad, K B Datta
  • Linear Programming – SD Sharma
  • Algebra – K C Prasad, KB Datta
  • Mechanics & Fluid dynamics – Azaroff Leonid, AP Mathur
  • Complex Analysis – GK Ranganath
  • Real Analysis – Shanti Narayan, Royden
  • Partial Diff.eqs. – Singhania
  • Numerical analysis and Computer Progg. – SS Shastri, V. Rajaraman



First of all, one must be consistent and hardworking. Other than this, one should go through all basic books and focus on general knowledge and current affairs. My success mantra consists of 3 things — consistency, hard work and patience.


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