Kanishka passed the UPSC CSE examination in her second attempt in the year 2018. According to the rank, he was allotted the Indian Foreign Service. Kanishka had an optional psychology. Know their special tips for its preparation.
Success Story of IAS Topper Kanishka Singh: The UPSC Journey of Delhi’s Kanishka Singh did not last very long. In the second attempt in the year 2018, she was selected and she was selected for the Indian Foreign Service.
However, Kanishka soon turned this journey of failure into a success. Kanishka has graduated in Psychology from Lady Shri Ram College in Delhi and for this reason she also chose her Optional Psychology in UPSC exam. In an interview given to Delhi Knowledge Track, Kanishka spoke openly about this.
The biggest mistake of the first attempt
Kanishka admits that the biggest mistake of her first attempt was that she did not give the required mocks for the pre exam. Due to not being able to give mocks, she was out of the pre-stage. The next time he overcome this shortcoming and in the first atompt, where only around ten mock tests were given, his number increased to 60 in the second.
Explaining further about this, Kanishka says that it is not only enough to give mock tests but it is also necessary to revise them. Correct the mistakes you have made in the paper and revise it again and again. This is the only way to get success in the pre exam.
Best Time for Answer Writing
While Kanishka considers mock tests to be important for Pre, the answer for Mains is the importance of writing the most. However, he says that the best time to answer writing is between pre and main. She says do not start answering at the very beginning, because at this time you do not have content and what you will practice writing without content. So start this practice work in December or January, it would be best to start it after Pre.
She used to study only one subject at a time
Kanishka says that her way was that she used to read only one subject at a time, like if she had to study history this month, she would only read history. However, she adjusts to other candidates that if you can read two subjects at the same time, it is good and make your strategy accordingly. Identify your strength and weekend and strengthen your strength further and work to remove the weekend.
She further talks that if the optional subject of UPSC is your graduation, then it is good but even if it is not so, do not get upset. Many candidates do not graduate from the subject and make it optional. Just see that the subject is not so new that a lot of your time is wasted in understanding it, or you have to take separate coaching help for it.
Psychology is a great option
In her conversation, Kanishka further states that Psychology is a very good subject in which even those who have not read it before can excel. Actually, it is easy to read and understand because there is nothing technical in it. She says that she too did not feel any kind of problem with this subject.
The other good thing about it is that it helps a lot in the paper of ethics, when you can write the things you have read by linking it with ethics. This makes your answer effective and scores are good. Kanishka says that there is also a lot of talk on body language in the subject of Psychology, which helps you during the interview. You can gather information from it and use it for your benefit. Not only this, she considers Psychology to be a subject for which you can write something good even if answers are not available. A case study or exam can be picked up from anywhere and it can be answered by linking it to the question. Kanishka’s optional had 281 points.
Nidhi Malviya is fun loving girl. She writes at NoobFeeds about various topics related to Finance, Technology, Business etc.