Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My Marksheet

CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAMINATION : 2008
Marks Query:-

QUALIFIED IN WRITTENRoll No. : 159306 
Name : SHUBHRA SAXENA 
Civil Services(Main) Examination 2008
SubjectMaximum
Marks
Marks
Obtained
Essay(Paper III)200140
General Studies (Paper-IV)300174
General Studies(Paper-V)300154
Optional I,PsychologyPaper-VI300194
Paper-VII300156
Optional II, Public AdministrationPaper-VIII300154
Paper-IX300189
Penalty Marks0
Written Total20001161
Interview Marks300210
Final Total23001371
Remarks : Recommended.

CANDIDATURE PROVISIONAL. 

If you desire an authenticated copy of your Marks Sheet, please write to : 'The Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi - 110069.' enclosing a self addressed sufficiently stamped envelope at the earliest. 

Query Completed. 
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97 comments:

  1. hi shubhra....firt of all vry vry congrates 2 u....!!
    m also ECE engineer....plz tell me frm where shud i get pub admin notes 4 study??

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  2. Well you should rely on standard textbooks first of all. Then after that IIPA journals, IGNOU notes will be fine.

    Shubhra

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  3. Congrats Ma'am on ur spectacular success & balance in d scores u got all across d subjects..Well done..Wish u a successful career ahead...Thanx fr interacting wid future civils aspirants via dis blog...

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  4. Please can u tell how for essay u prepared? any special notes or things u had in mind for essay?

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  5. Congrats Ma'am and Thank you very much for bringing out such a blog to guide future aspirants.
    We would be grateful if you list the different sources for diff chapters especially for newly added topics. It will really help those who have once/more been befooled by coaching institutes.
    btw , Ma'm when did you attend classes of the gentleman who always used to be in hurry?

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  6. shubhra , i am a newbie to PUb ad, according to you i should be better with the standard books


    congrats for your overwhelming success and thanks for the support

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  7. in the first place congrats to ur fabulous performance..mame last time i cud manage to secure only 220 in general studies..i am desperately need some help to boost my score on dat front..i would appreciate if you cud help me in the way of how to present an answer by giving example from last year question paper also an essay ..it also too much to ask i knw .plz madame help me..

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  10. Hi ma'am,
    first of all..many many congratulations 2 u 4 ur grand success.
    I am from electronics engg bckground n need your help as i am targeting IAS'2010. I am taking Physics as optional 1 and for optional 2 which one among Pub Ad and Pshycology is better for scoring purpose and also is of help in GS.

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  11. Congratulations Ma'am.
    I'm planning to go for IFS (Indian Foreign Services). Accordingly, I have planned to take coaching for Pub Ad and Economics in Delhi. I read from your blog, that u did not find any good coaching for Pub Ad. Though, i cannot depend on coaching institutes for my success I need one to guide me through. Kindly mail me which would be the best place for me to take classes in Pub Ad & Economics. I'll be completing MBA in Jun 09 and have plans to move to Delhi for preps.
    My Mail id is kiran.price@gmail.com

    Many Thanks,
    Kiran

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  12. Well,first of all congratulations for the fabulous results..must say u have been truly inspirational for aspirants like me....can u kindly throw some light on the strategies for Pub Ad(mains & pre)...it would really be helpfull...please be detailed unlike other successful candidates..thank u :)

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  13. thanx shubhra 4 guidance....
    1 more thng is there any need 4 represntng answers in some special way....as vry1 use 2 say....or v can use our own simple way??
    wats main thng while writng ny anwer??

    navreet!!

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  14. is there anything u did special for Essay.. ? i wrote essay in best way.. just got 100.

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  15. Hi Shubhra,
    Congrates and kudos to you for your grand success.

    can you guide me for Pub Ad prelims prep means cutoff,books,coaching material etc.

    Ashish

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  16. hello maam,
    many congrats,

    please help us by posting a book list and referals for public admn. it will really help we people who are taking their precious time out of full time jobs. i m doing PH.D but applied this time as my first attempt as i found that teaching job didnt offer that much avenues as offered by CS to serve society and make a better India.

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  17. Hello Everyone,

    I will be writing specifically for Pub Ad , GS and essay in a separate space. Kindly be patient.

    For Pub Ad coaching, I wouldn't want to recommend any coaching institute. You should rely more on self study. For Psychology, Mukul Pathak sir is a genius. If you have to attend classes anywhere then you should attend them with him. But if you feel that self study will suffice, then you can do that also.

    I won't be able to help out in the case of economics as i dont have any idea about that.

    Please bear with me. I will be giving detailed guideline on all aspects of this exam.

    I attended the classes of the gentleman in hurry in 2006 end.

    I will keep posting.

    Ciao.

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  18. hi shubra, congrats many many times........
    being 1st IAS topper is the toughest achievement in the world w.r.t exams.........
    I want to discuss with u, ur research & analysis on pub adm, essay & GS.
    .. do u have solved (in ur own hand written) last year papers..?? if yes can u plz give me. scanned copies at manojmnit02@gmail.com .
    ..except standard text books of pub adm & ignou notes...whatelse other things are rquired to get 350+ marks (which will give clear idea of presenting logical answers in Mains)
    thnks a ton...
    waiting for ur reply.....

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  19. Hi Shubra,

    I did feel the same for coaching institutes in Delhi . I came from Bangalore to Delhi for prep and was totally unsatisified with the facilites and faculty there .. for that matter even the book vendor !! Nyways but one advtg was easy acess to all materials which becomes a bit difficult in Bangalore .

    So now I hav started this concept of NAMMA IAS ..which stands to adress pblm of working people and those who cannot pay the bulky fees .

    http://nammaias.blogspot.com

    Basically
    Online
    1. Upload free youtube videos of Pub Ad and GS

    Offline
    1. Special Work people batches
    2. Pay by giving your time to insti instead of money .

    Please let me know if you subscribe to this NAMMA philosophy , and help create a continuous resource for the benifit of all IAS aspirants

    Thanks n Regard
    Satish TJ
    nammaias@gmail.com

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  20. congratulations mam...

    u r my idol...m jst 19 so target is 2012 civil exam...

    plz tell me how u manage yor high confidence regarding this exam.

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  21. congratulations on ur grand success.I want to invite you to write on my blog:
    www.civilservicescommunity.blogspot.com
    please visit it.I am still preparing so i dont have much spare time.

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  22. congrats madam
    plz mention the books which u hav studied for public adminsitration
    plz do reply madam as it helps for many people who hav taken public administration as a optional

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  23. tons of congratulations for your grand success

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  24. hi shubrha,
    1st of all my warm wishesh 4 ur success. it is giving me immense pleasure to have direct conversation with u. initially i searched for u on ORKUT, but i could not find you there. let it be.
    I am seeking for some guidance in choosing my optionals. i have done my B.E. (MECH-2008) from university of Pune n have recently joined TCS. Right from my schooling m doin good in HISTORY but m confused abt the second optional. could u please...suggest me something which will help me to get in through? n can i tottaly rely on my self-studies only? coz i really find it difficult sometimes to go to the classes. but is the personal guidance crucial?? m realy confused abt how to proceed. please brief me abt the flow. i will appreciate that. i was divisional board topper in SSC n has got N.T.S.E. as well, is dt goin to help me?
    eagerly waiting for ur reply.
    Thanks-
    lalit

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  25. Hello, Shubhra didi.. I am going to appear in 2010 IAS exams.. 2010 will be my first attempt.. how much I should devote for pre and mains separately..My subjects are Geography and Philosophy.. I know u can help me out in GS and Essay very well..till now I have only superficial preparation completed.. Now these days I am concentrating substantially by making concept building from standard books.. Not relying on coaching notes.. one thing I want to ask.. whether I shud go for full notes prepared by me.. or synopsis by me.. or answer writing by me.. or by cramming coaching notes..I find synopsis and answer writing same question via different dimensions is sufficient.. what is ur say.. Good day..
    Jai Hind,

    Gaurav Tripathi..

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  26. Hi mam!!!!!!
    Many Many congs 2 u on ur grand success.......
    u truly inspire all the civil services aspirants......n i thank u for starting this blog providing immense support n guidance to all the aspirants..
    Regarding Pub Ad, i have one query..for a first timeer like me, is it enough to start with text books like sharma and sadana or i need to depend on some other material...Also can u plz provide sum tips regarding the prep thru self study coz in a full time job n tht too in Bhopal, where there is not ny good coaching institutes, its really difficult to find sum right guidance.....kindly guide me thru that....

    with thnx
    NITIN

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  27. i believe there are lot of followers of the blog and Shubhra can do more posting as most of wiat for her posts agape :) after her PUb ad expose

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  28. Hello!

    Congratulations....

    Please tell me, how to prepare for GS.

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  29. All,

    Plz wait for sm time for GS and PA tips.

    Flowery language is not required. Simple and straight language suffices.

    Do not prepare for prelims and mains separately. You need comprehensive knowledge to solve prelims questions too.

    do not select an optional by someone else's input. you need to evaluate which will suit you best.

    First finish the syllabus first . then in the 2nd or 3rd reading start making synopsis. that really helps. answer writing practice is a must.

    ciao.

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  30. Hello Madam,

    In my previous attempts, i didnot score more than 254 in GS.

    My scoring in Optionals and essay are good.

    I think, i have problem of proper planning and approach for the GS mains.

    Therefore, in this direction, I believe, your direction will help me to improve upon.

    I missed to clear this year (CSE, 2008) narrowly because of GS and Interview marks.

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  31. i will be giving detailed guideleines on GS. kindly wait.

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  32. hi maa'm .first of congrtz for ur elite performance.i want to know dat is interview round is elimination round.

    i mean if someone underperform or performed so so,then marks will be given or not.if given then dat marks will be added or not,if added then dat person can be in merit list with total if he got enough marks in main written exam,then where interview stands if smone got scalable marks in written.

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  33. interview is not an elimination round. even if you dont appear in the intw, you can get selected if your mains score is decent.

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  34. Hi Shubhra,

    Can u pls tell us what is the penalty mentioned in the marks sheet. What r d things which attract the penalty marks and should be avoided.

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  35. No idea abt penalty marks. I think it must be with respect to things that you are not supposed to do in the answer sheet.

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  36. hey Shubhra first of a BIG Congratulation to u
    As your interview marks was overwhelmingi would like to request you to please share some tips and idea regarding on your interview.

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  37. hi jenith,

    my interview marks are not overwhelming. People have got as high as 240 this year and about 260 some years back.

    I will share interview details soon.

    Thanks

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  38. Shubra, you really did a good thing starting this blog... i always have read incorrect information about you... i read somewhere that you got 230 in interview, you were a chemical engineering graduate etc.... and the credit equally goes to google.... i hope you'll make use of technology extensively in your profession ( as a civil servant ) as well

    regards
    sreekanth

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  39. yes..that's a problem with media. they depict things wrongly most of the times. In gact, one hindi newspaper said- "she watched child labour in coal mines and their exploitation, and that motivated her to become a civil servant".

    Now if that were the case, won't I have started preparing just after B.Tech.

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  40. Hi Shubhra MAAM,
    Heartly congrats to u Mam for your elite performance..i am very happy to see ur blog now atleast we can expect some guidance from a topper....
    Maam i am an engineer(ECE)and PGDM(IB)... kindly tell me how to prepare for Essay and GS and which books u refer for Essay and GS....

    Waiting for your response...
    Thank You....

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  41. Please go thru other posts. You will get your answers. Essay post will follow.

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  42. Ma'am you said PA was your first optional(?) What difference does it make in making a subject first optional instead of second, or it doesn't matter?

    Ashwin

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  43. Ok I have understood that your first optional was PA. Sorry. Don't approve my last comments and this one. Thank You.

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  44. your first optional is the one with which you write prelims and mains both. 2nd optional-only mains

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  45. But I thought it was not necessary to have the subject one wrote in the prelims as a subject in the main. Isn't it like that?

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  46. yes...it is like that. You can choose two entirely diff subjects for mains. But most of the times, ppl go with the same subject in mains.

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  47. Mam,
    Wat made u to take Psychology as 1st optional and Pub ad as 2nd optional.Pls share ur thoughts

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  48. @Sashi

    Why don't you make an effort to go thru other posts?
    Pub ad was my 1st optional and psychpology was my 2nd optional.

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  49. I am sorry fot that mam.I just wanted to know how good is psychology paper in prelims,In ur marksheet it was given that psychology as 1st optional ,Thats why i thought of asking that quesion.And i had most of my doubts cleared through the other posts,My only doubt is this - how good is psychology optional in prelims.So persisting on the same question.Sorry if i am bugging you with these type of questions.

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  50. @Sashi
    This is UPSC's way of presenting the marksheet. I am not aware of how good or bad Psychology as 1st optional is.

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  51. Mam,
    I have decided.I am goin to take Pub Ad as my 1st optional and psychology as my 2nd optional.This is what i had decided initially .But suddenly i got confused.Any way hereafter will be clear.Please bless me.All the best for your carrier to mam.Keep posting ,If there is any further queries will post it here.Thanks for all your guidance mam.

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  52. Dear Shubhra,

    congratulations on topping the UPSC exams. I know this may sound irrelevant but you seem to me as one of the best source of information.

    I am taking History as my 1st optional. I have a dilemma between German and Pub Ad as my second optional. I am sure there is hardly anyone taking German as optional and that makes it more difficult in finding books or even old question papers on German. My German is very fluent and my grammar is not bad as well. I have also worked as translator in English<->German, which is also a part of the mains exam.

    Do you have any suggestions/advice on this? Is it actually better to go for non-conventional optionals?

    I will highly appreciate any input from you.

    Ciao,
    Rutvij.

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  53. If you are comfortable with German, there is no reason why you shouldn't take it as an optional.
    Also, buy syllabus of UPSc and question papers of German to ascertain your confidence in taking German.

    All the best!

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  54. Thank you for your comment. Since I am not living in India, it makes things more complicated. I have found the syllabus on the internet, but haven't been successful in finding the old question papers.

    Would you kindly provide me some information on where I can find the papers? I can even get it posted from India, so location is not an issue.

    Thank you!

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  55. You should be able to get these q papers from any book shop in Bersarai new delhi.

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  56. Hi Rutvij..

    You said you are not living in india.Can you please let me know where you are resinding right know.Even I am not living in India presently.I am in US and planning to prepare for Civils from here.Please let me know.My email ID is chintuankith@gmail.com

    I am really very sorry mam if this is not the right thread for my post.

    Thanks.

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  57. Hi shubhra

    Are paper VI & VIII .... Paper 1
    and
    Paper VII & IX ...... Paper 2 of the respective subjects ??

    Thanks

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  58. hii maam...i congratulate u for ur achievement maam..i have alwys aimed of topping this exam..i m in +1 and hv taken non-med..plzz tell me tht is it possible to top this exm in 1st attempt??

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  59. hi mam congrtulations for ur great achievment...actualy i m an comp engg passed out this year.. n i waana go for IAS n i hav no idea about it but i hav thought of PA n pyshology as my subjects can u sugest me with relevant information for the materials n coaching i.e where to study from n how to study so as to get through as i work in an IT company too....how to manage time and get trough it ...

    thanking you ravi...

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  60. Congrats Mam!!
    I m a third year CSE student at itbhu n what concerns me the most is the importance of HANDWRITING in the mains examination. I mean to say that will variation in the marks for a candidate depend significantly on handwriting in ARts subjects like psycholgy,PA,etc.Please give your view,mam.

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  61. HI, i am working in CSC. i am mechanical engg .so mechanical engineering as first optionals and then can you suggest art subjects as 2nd optionals(coaching, books).
    if possible please share your notes of GS and optionals

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  62. hi,mam,i am tejas i am pre pareing for2010 prelims,this is my second attempt ,i have chosen pub ad as my first option,second option as commerce ,i was finding some kind of difficult in first four chapters,to remember the administrative thinker,s and administrative system,s,please help me in this regard, how to go with this difficulty ,please let me know your stratagy how u overcome these chapter my qualification back round is bcom,pgdba,mba,mcom,llb

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  63. hello mam
    iam bcom graduate i try two attempt bt not cleared my exam plz give any guidance for my preparation

    thanking you

    waiting for reply

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  64. i am trying my best one day i will come on your place Amitkumar b. singh

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  65. Greetings!
    Very good morning mam,
    I am too late to congratulate you but ya according to motivational thought good wishes can be given any time.
    So, Congratulations mam from the core of my heart.

    Plz suggest me the reading material/books for psychology and also suggest any special training

    Thank you in advance
    Vimal
    9873470634

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  66. hello mam !!
    I am B.Tech. graduate from GBTU and I am highly impressed with you.
    I waana be an IAS officer like you.
    plz guide me about GK papers.

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  67. visit www.iascivilservice.blogspot.com for more info related to ias

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  68. Cong. Mam
    I am software eng.
    No I am working in Bangalore.
    I want to start preparation for Civil exam.
    But I do not know how to start for this examination.

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  69. Dear Mam' I appeared in Mains last year but missed the cut off by little margin..
    Well given today's scenario kindly suggest for GS, as it is no more traditional theory oriented..

    This will be of great help Mam...thanks for your guidance through this blog

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  70. hello mam............
    i m student of Psychology subject.....
    and wanna ask abt ur guidance in psychology..... in delhi. as i have read in ur interview in news paper that u studied psychology somewhere in delhi......
    Psychology is my passion........ bt i dont hve sufficient info abt the centers in delhi. last year i searched lots o f time for coaching centers... bt unable to get in......
    so plzzzzzzz help me abt it.....
    if possible den plz tel me contact no n address fo dat......
    i will b thankful to u..............

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  71. hello mam............
    i m student of Psychology subject.....
    and wanna ask abt ur guidance in psychology..... in delhi. as i have read in ur interview in news paper that u studied psychology somewhere in delhi......
    Psychology is my passion........ bt i dont hve sufficient info abt the centers in delhi. last year i searched lots o f time for coaching centers... bt unable to get in......
    so plzzzzzzz help me abt it.....
    if possible den plz tel me contact no n address fo dat......
    i will b thankful to u..............

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  72. hello mam............
    i m student of Psychology subject.....
    and wanna ask abt ur guidance in psychology..... in delhi. as i have read in ur interview in news paper that u studied psychology somewhere in delhi......
    Psychology is my passion........ bt i dont hve sufficient info abt the centers in delhi. last year i searched lots o f time for coaching centers... bt unable to get in......
    so plzzzzzzz help me abt it.....
    if possible den plz tel me contact no n address fo dat......
    i will b thankful to u..............

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  74. Congrates shubhra mam
    Mam I m from medical back ground. I did BDS.
    I m little bit confused in choosing my 2nd optional.
    1st m going with – pbad and pls do tell me about the coaching also.
    When & from where I should take the coaching.
    Mam I m looking forward for 2013.

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  75. Congrates shubhra mam
    Mam I m from medical back ground. I did BDS.
    I m little bit confused in choosing my 2nd optional.
    1st m going with – pbad and pls do tell me about the coaching also.
    When & from where I should take the coaching.
    Mam I m looking forward for 2013.

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  76. hi mam
    please help me in psycology paper 2 .

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  77. hi mam
    please suggest me relevant text in psychology paper 2 i am confused what to read and what not to.

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  78. Congratulations mam......
    Mam plz guide me ,what should i take optional... My qualifications is m.sc biochemistry

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  79. hello mam . i am your junior at iit roorkee . i am pursuing mtech in chemical engineering here. i am passionate about civil services. i want to secure a very good rank . kindly guide me how can i utilse my time here in the direction of IAS?

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  80. hiii Ma'am,
    kindly tell me the books for first and second paper of Pub Admn...

    Vaibhav Raj

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  81. Hello!
    Congrats on your posting as DC. I wish you all success in your endeavors & thank you for your time and knowledge. Keep it UP!

    :-)

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  82. hello Mad'm how r u. tnx for ur valuable suggestions. tnx for u spending ur golden time for aspirants....

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  83. hello Mad'm ...tnx for spending ur golden time for aspirants...god with u..

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  84. hello mam.. i m from rampur and tried several times to meet you but failed..mam i want to meet you as i have to discuss the things with u .. plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz mam .permit me so that i can meet you...ill be greatful to u

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  85. hello maam,
    i m girresh dwivedi. i have written this year ias mains but not selected. this was my second attempt. my option is pub admn. kindly guide me how to get better score in scorecard in gs and pub admn in 2013 new syllabus.

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  86. hello maam, plz tell me how to get better score in pub admn and gs in 2013 new syllabus..........

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  89. HI...MAM,
    I NEEDED A SUGGESTION FROM U,I AM A B-TECH STUDENT AND AFTER THE COMPLETION OF MY B-TECH DEGREE I WANT TO GO FOR CIVIL SERVICES ....SO MAM I WANTED TO KNOW THAT WHETHER I SHOULD START MY PREPARATION NOW OR IF AFTER B-TECH I DEVOTE 1 YEAR FOR ITS PREPARATION WILL BE ENOUGH...I WANT TO TAKE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AS OPTIONAL..

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