[Interview] Central Police Forces Topper Gangavarapu Vikram (AIR 137/CAPF 2011)

[Interview] Central Police Forces Topper Gangavarapu Vikram (AIR 137/CAPF 2011)

  1. Biodata
  2. Booklist for CAPF exam
  3. Essay preparation for CAPF
  4. Physical Test/Medical Checkup
  5. CAPF Interview Question Answers
  6. Service preference
  7. Message to aspirants
  8. (Bogus) Marketing Propaganda

Q. Tell us something about yourself. When and why did you enter in the competitive exam field?

I always think of the line something is missing in my life(I should live my mark).How to do this? For the 1st time I saw the statue of Late Chadalavada Umesh Chandra (IPS) in SR NAGAR, Hyderabad during my project work at hyderabad (2006). I read about him, got inspired and Wana do something like him. So choose to become an IPS officer (CSAT 1st attempt failed). So I had to decide to make into the department by other options. Cleared IB written and failed in interview. So focused on CAPF (AC) 2011 and finally made it.


Name Gangavarapu Vikram
Exam Central Police Forces (Asst.Commandant)-2011
Rank 137
Age 25 years
City Hyderabad
Schooling (Medium) English
Graduation /PG including name of colleges B.E(Hons) Civil Engg & MBA, BITS-Pilani (2004-09)
Are you a working professional? (yes/no) NO
Details of other competitive exams that you appeared in CSAT 2011 (Failed)

IB ACIO Interview (Failed)

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (Group 1) Prelims 2012 (Cleared)

Details of coaching for any competitive exam (if taken) CSAT Coaching at Vajiram & Ravi, New Delhi
Hobbies, Extra Curricular Activities, Achievements etc. Playing Hockey

President Management Association (BITS-Pilani, 2008)

Sports Secretary (BITS-Pilani, 2006)

Do you have any NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificates? Yes/No NO

Booklist for CAPF exam

Q. List of Essential books/ tips for success in the CPF written exam?

For written exam upsc is moving away from asking conventional questions. But for CAPF exam it has just started changing the trend. Better to follow civil services previous years question papers (from 2010 to present, as the CSAT happens before CAPF).

Regarding books for Indian economy and current affairs follow mrunal sir’s blog..

For Indian polity read Indian polity by laxmikant.

Paper 2 for English read wren and martin (compulsory )..

For apti follow agarwals (decent one to solve CAPF apti questions)

I am bad at geo (do map pointing a lot)

For essay follow frontline (more than enough)

In essay use few quotations.  (ll fetch u marks)

Q. If you’ve seen the paper of CPF-2012, what’s your review/opinion on it?

As I told you already that upsc has started changing the way of asking questions.It is evident from CPF 2012 exam. (follow yearbook, economic survey and science reports, Follow AIR discussions and ministries websites.)

Essay preparation for CAPF

Q. How did you prepare for the essay? What Essay did you write in the CPF-2011 exam and what keypoints did you include in it?

Can laws alone fight corruption?

Keys points

  1. Civil society (eg Anna hazare)
  2. Media ( Neera Radia’s case )
  3. Educational System( need for a change)
  4. Training program for existing employees
  5. Messages from movies.
  6. Parent and childhood nurturing.
  7. After all respect religion (opium of masses, karma concept)

Q. During the preparation, every aspirant goes through mood swings. So, how did you manage the motivation, tempo, momentum during this journey? On an average, how many hours do you study per day?

I used to study 10 to 12 hrours a day..Sunday no books :), After all we are humans…so everyone does go through mood swings..talk to your parents daily they ll motivate u continuously (only mantra to maintain tempo)

Physical Test/Medical Checkup

Q. To pass Physical Efficiency Tests (PET), what preparation did you do at home? How hard is the fitness test?

I had taken tips from my PET sir (School) and practiced at home for about an hour daily. It is not that hard to clear PET but one has to follow the rules of the game. While practicing remember one thing, try all the events at one time, I mean don’t take rest in between the events as it is the same on real time.

CAPF Interview Question Answers

Q. Where was the CPF interview conducted? Please Provide the list of questions asked? (and if possible, the answers as well). And any tips for future aspirants.

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