Tina Dabi – Rank 1, 2015 – Optional: Political Science

Tina Dabi – Rank 1- Optional: Political Science

 

Profile:

Tina Dabi started her Preparation when she was in 11th Standard. Her Mom told her to choose Humanity instead of Science. Her grooming started in Class 11th and she took arts. She is the youngest IAS Officer to top in the exam when she was 22 years.

NameTina Dabi
PlaceDelhi
GraduationPolitical Science(Majors), Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi
UPSC RankRank 1 Year 2015
Attempt1st Attempt
Optional SubjectPolitical Science

Score Card:

Essay145/250
General Studies Paper 1119/250
General Studies Paper 284/250
General Studies Paper 3111/250
General Studies Paper 4110/250
Political Science Paper 1128/250
Political Science Paper 2171/250
Mains Written Exam Total868/1750
Interview Score195/275
Total Score1063/2025

Sample Answers:

Sample Essay

Sample GS 1 Answers

Sample GS 2 Answers

Reference Books:

Prelims – General Studies
Prelims – CSAT
Mains – General Studies Paper 1
  • INDIAN HERITAGE & CULTURE HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY OF THE WORLD & SOCIETY – Arihant Publication
  • Social Problems In India – Ram Ahuja
  • History of Modern World – B V Rao
  • India After Gandhi – Ramachandra Guha
Mains – General Studies Paper 2
  • GOVERNANCE CONSTITUTION, POLITY SOCIAL JUSTICE & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS – Arihant Publication
  • Governance for Growth in India – Dr. Abdul Kalam
  • India and the World: Through the Eyes of Indian Diplomats – Surendra Kumar
Mains – General Studies Paper 3
  • TECHNOLOGY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BIO DIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT, SECURITY & DISASTER MANAGEMENT -Arihant Publication
  • India’s National Security: A Reader (Critical Issues in Indian Politics) – Kanti Bajpai
  • Internal Security and Disaster Management- Ashok Kumar
Mains – General Studies Paper 4
  • IAS Mains General Studies Paper 4 ETHICS INTEGRITY & APTITUDE – Arihant Publication
Mains – Essay
  • Contemporary Essays for Civil Services Examination – Ramesh Singh
  • 151 Essays – S C Gupta
Mains Optional – Political Science Paper 1
  • Fifty major political thinkers by Ian Adams and RW Dyson.
  • An introduction to political theory by O.P Gauba.
  • A new look at modern Indian history by BL Grover and Alka Yagnik.
  • An introduction to the constitution by DD Basu.
Mains Optional – Political Science Paper 2
  • MPS-004 Comparative Politics: Issues and Trends by Expert Panel of GPH (IGNOU material).
  • Global politics by Andrew Heywood.
  • Challenge and Strategy: Rethinking India’s Foreign Policy by Rajiv Sikri
  • Does the Elephant Dance?: Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy
  • India’s foreign policy – V P Dutt.
  • International organisations by spectrum.
Interview
  • Interviews The Last Basic Tips On facing Civil Services Personality Test – Madhukar Bhagat
  • Civil Services Interview: How to Excel – Smarak Swain
Current Affairs
  • Manorama Year Book
  • India Year Book

Strategy:

Success Interviewhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIC6-XTWiH0

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