[Topper’s Interview] Dr.Arpit Jain (UPSC-2013/Rank-194): Anthropology Optional, Madhya Pradesh

Topper CSE 2013 Rank 194 Arpit Jain BHU

[Topper’s Interview] Dr.Arpit Jain (UPSC-2013/Rank-194): Anthropology Optional, Madhya Pradesh

  1. Topper Profile
  2. Education
  3. Introduction
  4. Electronic Vs Paper material
  5. Tempo and style
  6. Struggle of a Senior player
  7. Working professional
  8. Prelims (CSAT) General studies
  9. Prelims (CSAT) Aptitude
  10. Prelim accuracy
  11. Mains: Compulsory language paper
  12. Mains: Essay
  13. General Studies (Mains) paper 1
  14. General studies (Mains) paper 2
  15. General studies (Mains) Paper 3
  16. General Studies 4: Ethics, Integrity, aptitude
  17. Mains answer-writing?
  18. Anthropology Optional Subject
  19. Before the interview
  20. During the interview
  21. CSE-2013 Marksheet
  22. Career Backup
  23. Views on UPSC reforms
  24. Insecurity about profile
  25. Wisdom
  26. Credit: Friends/family
  27. BOGUS Marketing Propaganda

Topper Profile

Name Arpit Jain
Rank in CSE-2013 194
Roll No. 302045
Age 29
Total attempts in CSE 2
Optional Subject Anthropology
Medium chosen for Mains answers English
Schooling medium English
College medium English
Home town/city Maksi  (District – Shajapur)/Bhopal/Varanasi
Work-experience if any 30 Months
Details of other competitive exams, including success/failures PMT entrances  2004..cleared most  exams with good ranks… air-11 in BHU-PMT
Details of coaching, mock tests, postal material for any competitive exam (if used)
  1. Civil services…took guidance from following teachers
  2. S.K. Mishra sir (Retd. IAS )- Paper -3 (Polity),Paper-4 (Internal security etc.) , Ethics
  3. Alok Jha (Synergy ) – History
  4. Anthropology – Sriniwas sir
  5. Essay – Vikas Ranjan sir
  6. GS (some portions) – Manoj Jha sir
  7. Read Current affairs from Vision IAS notes ,
  8. Vajiram final compilation of IR and printed notes on some issues
service preference IAS,IFS,IPS (however I considered all 3 as my dream job )
state cadre preference
  1. IAS – M.P ,Rajasthan, Maharashtra
  2. IPS – M.P. , Maharashtra,Rajasthan


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% in class 10 72.6
% in class 12 70.3
Schooling (Medium) English
Graduation course and % MBBS , 55.1 %
Name of college, city, passing out year Institute of Medical Sciences , Banaras Hindu University (IMS-BHU),Varanasi ..passed in 2010
Post-graduation Joined M.S. in 2010 but leaved it in august 2011
Any other professional courses Doing M.A. (Gandhi and Peace studies )..plan to do Phd in Conflict Resolution from some ivy league
Hobbies & Extra curricular
  1. Working on Right to Information
  2. Writing Letter to Editor in News Papers
  3. Working on Comprehensive, all Inclusive and holistic Healthcare and Education model for India
  4.  Writing English Parables


Q. Tell us something about yourself, your family, when and why did you enter in this field of competitive exams?
Topper CSE 2013 Rank 194 Arpit Jain BHU

  • I am a Doctor by profession did MBBS from Prestigious IMS-BHU , Varanasi. Besides, I had been RTI activist .Also, I love to write English short stories  and I m in touch with a leading International publisher to get published my Short story collection by 2017-18…
  • I belong to a small town named Maksi , Distt. Shajapur of Madhya Pradesh were I studied up to 8th then moved to Bhopal because we have no good school after 10th in our town (…moving from small  town to city at age of 14 was very painful for me ,some thing similar to as depicted in character of Rajkumar Rao in movie City Lights).
  • My father is a very dedicated Doctor,who is  24*7 available to patients and never says ‘no’ to any patient.  In fact,  many a times   to poor and needy  patients he gives money to buy food,medicines etc.
  • My mother is a House Maker who always encouraged me to dream big,do something creative and innovative in life . My younger sister is working in field of advertising .
  • In field of competitive exam I entered way back in 2004 when I cleared some good medical entrances with flying colors .
  • To become IAS/IPS officer was a dream from child hood , watching movies like Sarfarosh,Gangajal, Swadesh etc. kept my desire burning . During my MBBS days I used to think of appearing in UPSC , however I was never serious . In 2010-11 after working in hospital for more then a year and seeing how a person’s socio-economic deprivation ( Poverty, unemployment, illiteracy etc. ) impacts basic right to happy life , My thirst to work on a wider platform increased. Finally ,I took a firm decision, leaved my residency and started preparing from December 2011.

Electronic Vs Paper material

Q. In recent times, there is spur in electronic material- blogs, sites, pdfs, RSS-feeds. Many aspirants feel bogged down by this information overload. So, how much do you rely on electronic material and how much on the paper material (Books, newspapers)? If possible narrate a typical day in your study life. What is your style of preparation (e.g. I continue making notes no matter what I’m reading, I just read multiple times but don’t maintain notes, I make mind maps on computer …or xyz style)

  • I believe in judicious  balance of both electronic Material and paper material.
  • Due to infinite expanse the electronic material material should be within framework of UPSC syllabus  and should also be authentic. for example : MRUNAL.org , PIB ,Rajyasabha Tv debates etc.
  • However, I more relied on reading Paper material because it was easy to read and organize .I always read standard books and authentic material .The crap h coaching notes I don’t prefer and they often used to  be last resort when I was not able to find any standard book

Day in study life :-

  • I have a very scientific method of studies,
  • I made a monthly ,weekly and daily plan
  • Every morning I start with making daily schedule,priortising  things then trying to stick to it.
  • if one makes time bound plan then one can prevent wasting time in unwanted things. (I would suggest you to Read Stephan covey’s …7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE …which will definitely help in proper planning of studies along with optimal implementation )

Style of preparation

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