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.
Name Tina Dabi Place Delhi Graduation Political Science(Majors), Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi UPSC Rank Rank 1 Year 2015 Attempt 1st Attempt Optional Subject Political Science Score Card:
Essay 145/250 General Studies Paper 1 119/250 General Studies Paper 2 84/250 General Studies Paper 3 111/250 General Studies Paper 4 110/250 Political Science Paper 1 128/250 Political Science Paper 2 171/250 Mains Written Exam Total 868/1750 Interview Score 195/275 Total Score 1063/2025 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: