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Strategy For Public Administration (Optional) followed by Arpit Sagar (AIR 378), 2014 while preparing for IAS Examination.
I am Arpit Sagar (Rank-378) and I scored 163 in Public Administration Paper I. So, I am here to discuss my strategy particularly for Paper I.
Let us start with the basic books/notes that I referred during my preparation:
Please note that the first thing I did was public administration coaching and later on supplemented it with the above mentioned books. For some of the chapters like financial administration and Management, Pavan Sir’s notes were good in bringing about clarity in those topics. I took coaching from Vajiram & Ravi. In this attempt, I read Pavan Sir’s notes in particular and revised them. Considering the type of questions being asked in the last few years, the most important thing is to understand the question properly and write the answers in a very simple language.
Now let us talk about the people who are at the starting phase of their preparation and are still confused whether to take Public Administration or not, considering the kind of score obtained in Pub-Ad these days. You should decide in accordance with the below mentioned steps:
2011—270/600 (I don’t exactly remember the distribution but definitely scored very less in Paper I)
But the same thing happened in other subjects like Psychology (which was my second optional), Geography and Philosophy etc. Therefore, I didn’t see any point in changing my optional as it would have required a lot for preparation.
I hope that the above information would help the candidates in their preparation for Public Administration.
All the best!!
Dear CK, this article was written by Arpit Sagar for the benefit of the UPSC aspirants however the video counselling by her is not available. You can read another interview given by her by visiting the link: https://neostencil.com/public-administration-tips-for-civil-services/
I am happy to read your article. Is it possible to see your video counselling too in this regard.
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