IAS Topper Dr. Roman Saini, who achieved 18th Rank in IAS Exam 2013, talked to Rachit Kumar Saxena of Jagranjosh.com and shared his experience about the IAS Exam and provided valuable tips for future candidates.
Dr. Roman Saini from Jaipur made it to final list in his very first attempt. After completing schooling, he pursued MBBS degree from the AIIMS. He belongs to very humble family. His father is an Engineer and mother is homemaker. He has one brother who is also a Doctor by profession. Dr. Roman Saini revealed that he was inspired to join the IAS after his visit to small village in Haryana during the last year of his MBBS. He realized that he could serve the society in better way by joining IAS.
While revealing the minimum time required cracking IAS exam, Dr. Saini told that at least one and half year dedicated preparation is required to qualify this exam. IAS exam has now become analysis oriented rather than the fact oriented. Further, he said that internet has become important source of information. Dr. Saini suggested to civil service candidates that they can make it to final list without joining coaching classes. He cautioned against the hearsay and advices that misguide into joining the coaching classes.
Dr. Saini lamented the bourgeoning coaching classes and stressed on importance of self study, use of internet and online websites. He pointed out the importance of Jagranjosh.com to move in synch with current issues and incidents. Internet plays very important role as ninety percent of material is available on internet. Bookish knowledge must be supplemented by the internet. According to Dr. Roman Saini, Union Public Service Commission is changing the pattern to select such candidates who can handle different situation meticulously. Hence, candidates should keep in mind all such things during their preparation.
While elaboration the Dos and Don’ts, Saini said that candidates must make proper plan or strategy and must read accordingly. Candidate must study for 5 to 6 hours daily. Lot of discussion and roaming here and there must be avoided. Candidate must study in peaceful environment. Proper study plan should be followed since syllabus is very vast and it cannot be completed in haphazard manner.