UPPCS exam 2010(UP Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Exam-2010) topper Arvind Kumar Singh in an interview with jagranjosh.com shares his strategy for Prelim exam. He tells us how one should prepare GS section for prelim exam and also about the changed prelim exam pattern. The final result of this exam was declared on 10 October 2012. Arvind has B. tech degree in electronics and communication. He elaborates various aspects related to his exam preparation. Go through the whole interview and learn from his experience. Excerpts from his interview are as following:
Jagranjosh.com: What was your optional subject in UPPCS exam 2010(Prelim)?
Arvind Kumar Singh: My optional subject was Physics.
Jagranjosh.com: What was the basis of choosing Physics as optional?
Arvind Kumar Singh: My background was B.Tech and I always felt comfortable in Science subjects.
Jagranjosh.com: Kindly tell us about the books and study material which you studied while preparing GS for Prelim exam?
Arvind Kumar Singh: I prepared for all the sections of GS. For Indian Economy I read Dutt and Sundaram. I also read Budget and Economic Survey released by Government of India. I also went through UP special Uttar Pradesh Pariksha Vani. For Science section I read NCERT books. I prepared for History section by reading History of Modern India authored by SK Pandey. For polity section I read M Lakshmikant.
Jagranjosh.com: What do you think about the changed pattern in UPPCS prelim exam?
Arvind Kumar Singh: I think it’s a positive change. The changed pattern focuses on quality. The hardworking students will have better chance for getting selected.
Jagranjosh.com: The prelim exam is the easiest or the toughest stage in the whole examination process. Comment?
Arvind Kumar Singh: Since it is the first step, it is the toughest. But one should make consistent effort even after clearing this stage.
Jagranjosh.com: What do you think about Jagranjosh.com? Which sections did you like most?
Arvind Kumar Singh: I visited the portal regularly during my exam preparation. The current affairs section is regularly updated. I liked the National and Economy section most while reading Jagranjosh.com Current affairs.