Strategy to Crack IAS by Poonam Dalal

Strategy to Crack IAS by Poonam Dalal (AIR 308)

Poonam Dalal (AIR 308), shares the basic strategy followed by her while preparing for General Studies, Public Administration (Optional) & Interview under the guidance of Mr Pavan Kumar of Pavan Kumar IAS, NeoStencil s partner teacher for Online IAS coaching.

Watch Poonam Dalals interview with Pavan Kumar IAS talking about important IAS preparation tips and how she tackled all her IAS preparation under tough circumstances.

Please click below to watch the complete interview of AIR 308 topper, Poonam Dalaj.

Right strategy, determination and right guidance is discussed by Poonam in the interview.


Poonam was born and brought up in Delhi. Her first attempt at UPSC Examination was at the age of 28 years. She started her career as a Primary Teacher in a Delhi Govt. School and along with the job completed her graduation as an external student from Delhi University.

Under the most challenging circumstances, Poonam Dalal secured AIR 308 in UPSC. She was nine months pregnant when she answered UPSC Prelims and had a 3-month-old son when she gave her UPSC Mains.

On completion of her graduation she appeared for different Bank PO Exams and SSC Graduate Level Exam and cleared all of them (SBI PO, SBI Associates PO, Union Bank Of India PO, SSC Graduate Level 2005) but finally chose SBI PO.

She gave her first attempt at UPSC CSE in 2009 and got Railways (RPF) but didn t join that service and sat for CSE 2010. Poonam again got Railways (IRPS).

In CSE 2015 she got an opportunity to appear again for UPSC. This attempt came as a great challenge and opportunity as she was out of touch with preparation and the fact that she was 9 months pregnant at the time of prelims and while mains she had a son about 3 months old was making it even harder.

But as luck would have it, she got the best rank in the most challenging circumstances.

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