A 23 years old girl who secured Rank 3 in Civil Services Examination 2022.
She completed her graduation in Computer Science Engineering from Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh,
then immediately after she started preparing for UPSC.
She got a job opportunity during campus placement after engineering but she didn’t join that corporate life and pursue her dream of becoming an IAS officer.
Gamini secured All India Rank 3rd in her 2nd attempt.She couldn't qualify Pre in her first attempt due to improper strategy.
She built the habit of reading newspapers in her college days and she got the benefit of this habit in her final preparation.
Mock Tests are really very important because if you give mock papers before the actual exam, you will get to know the strength and weaknesses.
In her 2nd attempt, She did so many mock tests and analyzed last year's paper thoroughly.
She preferred NCERT Books for her preparation, especially for ancient and medieval history.
Follow limited books for UPSC preparation, instead of reading multiple resources. it's better to revise limited books again and again.
Answer writing is most important for the Mains exam and you will learn it if you practice mock papers regularly.
Self-study is seriously very important but if you have one mentor for guidance then it's well and good. My father is my true mentor and he helped me a lot in my preparation.
Notes making is crucial because if you are making notes then you will understand the subject in a better way and it will be helpful in the end.
It's time for the digital era and this is a myth that without coaching you will not get success.Yes, coaching can give you guidance. So it's up to you, it's your personal decision.
Have faith in yourself, and start preparation with determination & hard work. Leave your comfort zone and do sacrifice if needed.