Shreyans Kumat – Rank 4 – Optional Anthropology
|UPSC Rank||Rank 4 Year 2018|
|General Science – Polity|
|General Science – Economy|
|General Science – History|
|General Science – Art & Culture|
|General Science – Environment, Science & Technology|
|General Science – Geography|
|Mains Optional – Anthropology|
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- Be a little curious while doing revisions (not much that it leads to wastage of time) For Example: In one of the questions, BHIM App was asked. Everybody knew that BHIM App has been launched by the government but only those who would have used it was able to mark it correctly in the last prelims.
- Do not take CSAT lightly (even if you are an engineer/science student). Practice 2–3 last year papers in the time limit to be sure about crossing the cutoff.
- Be ready with the checklist for the last day before Prelims — admit card, black ballpoint pen, snickers, lunch, etc. If possible, visit the center beforehand to break out of anxiety on the D-Day morning.
- Have a good night sleep before the final day
- Focused preparation that we have done matters but what also matters is the experiences you have had till date. While attempting any particular question, keep an open mind to form linkages and eliminate options. For Example — Last year a question regarding the religion of Sthanakwasi sect was asked. One of my friends remembered Jain Sthanak from the center of the market in his city and marked it correctly. The bottom line is — any experience of your life till date can come in handy to eliminate an option or mark an answer correctly. So, keep an open mind while attempting each and every question during those 4 hours.
- And DO NOT calculate your marks in the break from some random key on the D-day. Complete CSAT and then you can go for matching with any key. I personally waited for reliable keys like Vajiram, Vision, and Shankar.