A Kashmiri youth, Suhail Qasim Mir has secured 125th Rank in Civil Services Exam 2016 (CSE 2016). He belongs to a humble family from Bijbehara’s Sirhama Village in the Anantnag district of south Jammu and Kashmir and his father Mohammad Qasim Mir is a head constable posted at Hazratbal in Jammu and Kashmir Police services and his mother is a homemaker. Twenty-six year old Suhail Qasim Mir has cleared this coveted IAS exam in his 2nd attempt.
Suhail graduated from the government degree college in Bemina in Srinagar before moving to Delhi in 2012 for management studies and completed MBA in 2014 from Jamia Millia Islamia University. He has also enrolled in the Ph.D course from the same Jamia Millia Islamia University while preparing for IAS Exam.
He started preparation for IAS Exam 2016 in January 2015. First three months of his preparation was for IAS Prelims Exam then he holistically started preparing for IAS Mains Exam. He followed the integrated approach for preparing for both stages of IAS Prelims and IAS Mains Exam. In this video, he talked about the preparation for compulsory language paper and optional papers. His optional paper was sociology. What made him to opt Sociology as an optional paper? To know his strategy for the preparation for optional papers watch the video.