Rishav Gupta in talks with Rachit Kumar Saxena, of Jagranjosh.com, unveiled his feelings and strategy of IAS Exam Preparation. On getting success in the IAS Exam 2013, he says he was feeling very good because all of his investment in all the senses converted into a fruitful result and was thankfull to all of his teachers.
Came in blue and white strips shirt with a flawless smile, he highlighted some of the Micro details of the IAS Preparation which most of the candidates ignore during their preparation. His aim in life is to serve the Society as long as he can. On the question of his role model, he replied that he is deeply influenced by the lives of Swami Vivekananda, N. R. Narayana Murthy (the founding person of Infosys) and E.Sreedharan (the Metro-Man of India).
He said by doing away with the subject paper in the Prelims Examination and by introducing such enormous number of questions in IAS Main Exam Papers, the examination became more analysis oriented.
He said that the coaching institutes helps the candidates in providing the right path but it is the sheer hard work of the candidates which ensure the success in the IAS Examination but at the same time he also said that they are not indispensible for the candidates. He said that internet is indispensible for the IAS Preparation but also highlighted the probability of ending up in time wastage on internet. He underlined the importance of the good News Paper such as The Hindu and The Indian Express.
He stressed on limiting the resources to Study. He said that the candidates should restrict themselves to the necessary and sufficient study material and resources
He said the candidatess end up in pilling the study material and books from various resources but are not able to revise the topics at the last moment. He suggest to limit the study material and revise it more number of times.He wanted to become Civil Servant since his Engineering days.Playing Chess, Reading Books and Internet Surfing are some of his numerous hobbies.
He came froom a simple family bcakground. His Father is an engineer in Central Public Works Department (CPWD). His brother is a Hardware Engineer.
He did his high School from the St. Xaviers, Panchkula with 95.8% marks and his Intermediate from Moti Ram Arya College Chandigarh with 89% marks. He completed his Engineering in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi.
Message for the Candidates
The candidates should keep a flexible mindset to keep pace with the changes brought in by UPSC. The candidates should be capable enough to make a good answer irrespective of the format, word limit, time limit and the marks of the questions. So flexibility is necessary to achieve the success in the IAS Exam.