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IAS Topper 2012 Raj Kamal Yadav: jagranjosh.com was Very Helpful during my Exam Preparation

Jun 19, 2013 18:43 IST

Raj Kamal YadavIAS topper 2012 Raj Kamal Yadav(21st rank) in an interview given to Kunal Jha of jagranjosh.com shares his success story. The alumnus of Sainik School, Lucknow made his mark in civil services exam in the very first attempt. Raj Kamal Yadav is a graduate from Madras veterinary college. He considers his father and Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel as his role models. His hobbies are coin collection and playing football.

Raj Kamal found current affairs section of jagranjosh.com very helpful during his exam preparation. He used it as a supplement. He regularly visited jagranjosh.com current affairs.

Raj Kamal had started preparation for civil services exam during his third year in graduation. The final result of Civil services exam 2012 was declared on 3 May 2013. Read the following Interview to get the gist of Raj Kamal’s success story.

Raj Kamal Yadav

Jagranjosh: How do you feel after getting success in IAS exam 2012.
Raj Kamal Yadav:  I feel happy and satisfied. I can do now what I aspired in my life.

Jagranjosh: Please tell me about your educational background, schooling and higher education.
Raj Kamal Yadav:  I had my primary education in my Hometown Sikohabad, near Allahabad, UP. Then I did my 10th from Uttar Pradesh Sainik School, Lucknow in 2001. I did my 12th from the same school in 2003. Then I did my graduation from Madras veterinary college. I passed my final graduation exam in 2011.

Jagranjosh: Tell me something about your family background.
Raj Kamal Yadav: My father’s name is Kamal Kishore Yadav.  He is manager in Grameen bank associated with Bank of India. My mother’s name is Sarla Yadav. She is a social activist. I have one younger brother who is a pass-out from IIM Indore and currently working in Mumbai.

Jagranjosh: When did you chose to become a civil servant and why?
Raj Kamal Yadav: During my third year of graduation, I seriously started preparation for civil services exam. I wanted to do something fruitful and effective for the betterment of the society and the nation.

Jagranjosh: Who is your role model? Please tell me about your hobbies and interests.
Raj Kamal Yadav: My father is my role model. I am also very much inspired by Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.
My hobbies include coin collection and playing football. I also like reading books.

Jagranjosh: How many attempts did you take to get success?
Raj Kamal Yadav: It was my first attempt.

Jagranjosh: How much time one should give for the preparation of Civil services exam?
Raj Kamal Yadav:  Around 12 to 15 months of serious preparation is sufficient.

Jagranjosh: Did you use Internet? How helpful was it? Did you use any current affairs portal for this exam?
Raj Kamal Yadav:  Yes, I used Internet. Definitely it helped me. Internet was a big part of my exam preparation.

Jagranjosh: What do you think about jagranjosh.com?  How useful are the study materials and current affairs on this site?
Raj Kamal Yadav: It’s a very good website. It was very helpful during my exam preparation. The current affairs section is very well balanced and a very good initiative in terms of material. I mainly visited jagranjosh.com for reading current affairs news and to use it as a supplement in my exam preparation.

Jagranjosh: Which language did you choose as a medium for this exam?
Raj Kamal Yadav:  My medium was English.

Jagranjosh: What do you think about jagranjosh.com current affairs section? Do you think it fulfills the criteria of Competitive exams?

Raj Kamal Yadav:  I am a regular reader of jagranjosh.com current affairs. Definitely, it fulfills the criteria of competitive exams.

Jagranjosh: What are your suggestions to improve the site of jagranjosh.com current affairs?

Raj Kamal Yadav: I think instead of focusing too much on major news already highlighted in Media, focus should be on minor news like government schemes and plans. The knowledge and information of such kind of news fetch you better marks in the exam.

Jagranjosh: Which section of Jagranjosh Current Affairs section you liked most?
Raj Kamal Yadav: I liked International section the most.

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16 Comment

Smita jain,

I m b.pharma 2nd year??? How i do prepration for ias???

sundram kashyap,

good direction


nothing to say


from where you had collected books


Instead of focussing on What part of jagranjosh helped him,try focussing on the way he prepared.



Er Kanwal,

i inspired by one line___ Around 12 to 15 months of serious preparation is sufficient.....is it true???what do u think.???

raunak pasari,

inspiring article for all the coming youths

meghana p,

it help ful for me i want to become like u


Congractulations Mr Raj Bhai for ur success. I am 2nd year Eng.. Student and I want to start my UPSC preperation plz tell me frm where and how Can I start my preperation at this time?

Arun Roy,

please tell me how to take addmission or procedure of IAS Exam.

Mohammed Yusuf I,

Thanks a lot an congratulation.


Jagranjosh.com is one of the most reliable and infomative site for competitive exam aspirants and job seekers..

sujithra v,

t his information is very useful to me.please tell me how to prepare for that exam and where is the acurate syllabus for IAS exam.thank y.ou for sharing your experience

neha kushwah,

mr. raj sir,i want to do study with you,for IAS.. i also want to be an IAS officer,please help me for my studies..and me apke guidence se padna chahti hu,me net ke through nahi pad sakti,and expensive coching bhi nahi laga sakti,i am doing job now in mtule fund as a sales support..so,please give me your contact no. .....


please tell me the syllabus for IAS Exam, which websites are useful for this exam

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