[Topper’s Interview] CAPF-2012/ AIR-5 Mani Bharathi E, B.E. Computer-Science, SSC-CGL 2012 Topper, Tamilnadu


[Topper’s Interview] CAPF-2012/ AIR-5 Mani Bharathi E, B.E. Computer-Science, SSC-CGL 2012 Topper, Tamilnadu

  1. Bio
  2. Education
  3. Introduction
  4. MCQ Paper
  5. Essay/Descriptive paper
  6. Physical Test
  7. Marksheet CAPF-2012
  8. Civil Service?
  9. Service Preference
  10. Career Backup
  11. Wisdom
  12. Credit: Friends/family
  13. Marketing Propaganda


Name Mani Bharathi E
Rank in CAPF-2012 5
Roll No. 004565
Age 23
No. of previous attempts in CAPF One
Home town/city Neyveli
Work-experience if any No
Details of other competitive exams, including success/failures SSC CGL 2012 – Inspector (Central Excise).Cleared CSE 2012 prelims , didn’t clear mains
Details of coaching for any competitive exam (if taken) No
Hobbies, Extra Curricular Activities, Achievements Hockey , Athletics , Science
Do you have NCC certificate? No


% in class 10 94.80
% in class 12 95.92
Schooling (Medium) English
Graduation course and % BE Computer science / 68.40
Name of college and year of passing out College of Engineering Guindy / 2011
Any professional courses No
Hobbies Playing Hockey, Reading interesting science facts.


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

I am from Neyveli in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu, did my graduation from College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University,Chennai. Uniformed services had always been my passion right from the school days. After getting into the college I came to know about the UPSC examinations for Civil Services and Central Police forces. I started preparing for the examinations after completing my graduation in 2011.


MCQ Paper

Q. List of Essential books and tips for success in the CAPF written exam?

  1. TMH General studies Manual – For one stop source
  2. Indian Polity- By Laxmikanth
  3. NCERTs from 9th onwards for geography
  4. History either from NCERT or Bipan Chandra’s Struggle for freedom
  5. NCERT from 8th class for General Science
  6. Current Affairs from The Hindu and websites such as PIB , gktoday etc..

Essay/Descriptive paper

Q. How did you prepare the Essay, grammar, précis and report writing?

I didn’t prepare specifically for essay paper since I prepared for civil services main exam in October 2012. Other than that reading editorials and articles in magazines improve our essay writing skills a lot.

Q. In CAPF-2012 Exam, Which essay did you write and what keypoints did you include in it?

I chose to write the essay on regional parties affecting federal structure of india. Incidentally I am from Tamil Nadu which is ruled by regional parties for the last 40 years. So I had more ideas regarding the effect on federal structure. Key points include hung parliament, impasse in legislation, instability of the government and consequent effects such as inconsistent public policies, incoherent cabinet etc.., state governments which have regional parties in power raise issues in NDC and other councils and complain of unequal treatment by centre, misuse of federal provisions in constitution.

Q. In CAPF-2012, they asked counter-arguments for following, in 75 words. Please provide your answer.

Argument your counter argument
(i) FDI in retail in India is a bane for a small trader.  FDI in retail will encourage healthy competition, bring in new technologies and management practices , creates more employment opportunities via an improved supply chain management etc..
(ii)  Control of social media is an anti-democratic proposition. Uncontrolled rights are not provided even in Part 3 of our constitution. The principle of  democracy is in itself supportive of the concept of greater good. So absolute freedom is always vulnerable.

Physical Test

Q. To pass Physical Efficiency Tests (PET), what preparation did you do at home? Where was your PET held? How was your experience, share some tips.

My PET was held in NISA, CISF, Hyderabad on 09/05/13.  I got approximately one month time after result declaration to prepare for PET. Since I was an athlete from school days PET was not difficult for me. 15 days would be sufficient to fit in the requirements for an average person. 800 m and long jump are the events in which most people fail. There are lot of tips in net for long jump.

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