IAS topper 2012(20th rank) Priyanka Niranjan in an interview to Kunal Jha of jagranjosh.com discusses at length the various aspects of IAS Main Exam preparation. She considers time management important during exam preparation for IAS Main and also while writing the same in examination hall.
Priyanka’s optional subjects for IAS main were Sanskrit and Philosophy. She welcomes the changed pattern of IAS main exam as a positive change and believes that it will make the selection process better. She cautions the IAS aspirants that General Studies has become more important now. For basic knowledge the students should study textbooks and should understand the current aspects related to Economy, International and Social issues.
Priyanka enlists good answer writing and an excellent grasp of basic concepts related to Polity, Governance and Economy as a key to success in Main Exam.