Cleared UPSC in the second attempt and became an IAS officer, told how the notes should be

Cleared UPSC in the second attempt and became an IAS officer, told how the notes should be

Upsc Success Story: Priyamvada Ashok Mhadalkar has secured All India Rank 13 in UPSC Civil Services Exam 2021 in her second attempt. The candidates who are preparing for UPSC exam, or are going to appear in the exam this year, know how Priyamvada did UPSC preparation.

Priyamvada Ashok Mhadalkar of Pune Maharashtra has been the state topper in UPSC 2021. Let me tell you, he has done MBA and has also worked in the field of Investment Banking for 6 years. Let us know about Priyamvada Mhadalkar UPSC Booklist, Optional Subject and her preparation strategy for Civil Services Examination.

UPSC topper Priyamvada Ashok Mhadalkar hails from Ratnagiri, Mumbai and her father works in a state government PSU in Maharashtra. He got the inspiration of civil service from his father.

Priyamvada wanted to become a collector since the age of 5, but due to some circumstances she also did engineering after her schooling. She did her BTech in Electronics Engineering from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai and then went to IIM Bangalore to do her MBA. After completing his Master of Business Administration (MBA), he got a job in an investment banking firm. He had 6 years of experience in the financial services sector and has worked with three companies. Let me tell you, in July 2020, he resigned from the job to start preparing for the Civil Services Examination and fulfill his childhood dream of becoming an IAS officer.

Got success in second attempt of UPSC

UPSC CSE 2021 was Priyamvada’s second attempt. In which he secured 13th rank. Let me tell you, his optional subject in the examination was Sociology.

such was the strategy

Priyamvada said, the most important thing for UPSC preparation is to make a time table, which should be followed regularly. It is necessary to make notes for the exam. Make notes in your own words instead of taking notes from someone. When you are making notes in your own words, it becomes easier for you to understand any topic and remember it for a longer period of time, he said. The concept of any subject becomes clear when you practice writing them. At the same time, self-made notes help a lot in revision.

Priyamvada advised the candidates that before appearing for the actual UPSC exam, you must give mock practice tests for both prelims and mains. This will also help you to prepare your answers properly. With this, confidence will increase.

Priyamvada advised the aspirants, preparing for civil services exam can be extremely challenging at times, so keep yourself motivated and stay positive always.

Such was the marksheet

Priyamvada Ashok Mhadalkar had secured 1024 marks out of total 2025 marks. In which secured 826 marks in Civil Services (Main) written examination and 198 out of 275 marks in interview.

This was his booklist during UPSC preparation

– Indian Polity by M. Laxmikant

– A Brief History of Modern India by Spectrum

– Ancient India History by RS Sharma

– Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania

– India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra

– Certificate Physical and Human Geography by GC Leong

– Indian Economy by Nitin Singhania

– NCERT Books of Class 11th-12th

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