[Topper’s Interview] Mihir Patel (AIR-27|CSE-2014): B.Tech from Nirma University, Philosophy Optional

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  1. Candidate Profile
  2. Education
  3. Introduction
  4. Electronic Vs Paper material
  5. Tempo and style
  6. Struggle of a Senior player
  7. Prelims (CSAT) General studies
  8. Prelims (CSAT) Aptitude
  9. Prelim accuracy
  10. Mains: Compulsory language paper
  11. Mains: Essay
  12. General Studies (Mains) paper 1
  13. General studies (Mains) paper 2
  14. General studies (Mains) Paper 3
  15. General Studies 4: Ethics, Integrity, aptitude
  16. Mains answer-writing?
  17. Mains Optional Subject PHilosophy
  18. Before the interview
  19. During the interview
  20. CSE-2013 Marksheet
  21. Career Backup
  22. Insecurity about profile
  23. Wisdom
  24. Credit: Friends/family
  25. BOGUS Marketing Propaganda

Candidate Profile

Mihir Patel

Q.Details
NamePatel Mihir Pravinkumar
Rank in CSE-201427
Roll No.550033
Age24
Total attempts in CSE (including this one)3
Optional SubjectPhilosophy
Schooling MediumGujarati
College mediumEnglish
Medium chosen for Mains answersGujarati
Medium chosen for InterviewEnglish
Home town/cityAhmedabad
Work-experience if anyN.A.
Details of other competitive exams, including success/failuresN.A
Details of coaching, mock tests, postal material for any competitive exam (if used)
  1. Philosophy : Ignited Minds IAS by Amit Kumar Singh sir, Delhi.
  2. G.S : SPIPA ,Ahmedabad
  3. Interview : SPIPA,  Ahmedabad
Service preferences (Top-5)IAS, IPS, IFS, I.R.S(I.T), I.R.S(C&C.E)
state cadre preference (Top-5)GUJ, RAJ, MP, MH, UP

Education

fill the details here
% in class 1087.14
% in class 1289.80
Graduation course and %B.Tech C.E (73%)
Name of college, city, passing out yearNirma University, Ahmedabad, 2011 Pass out Batch
Post-graduationN.A
Any other professional coursesN.A
Hobbies & Extracurricular achievementsTeaching, Cricket, Travelling, Reading Novels, Table Tennis

Introduction

Q. Tell us something about yourself, your family, when and why did you enter in this field of competitive exams?

Hello friends, I am Mihir Patel and completed my engineering in 2011. After completion of my graduation, I went Delhi in mid july for 3 months to take the coaching of philosophy then I came back and stayed at SPIPA. I gave total three attempts in 2012 ,2013 ,2014. In both my previous attempts I reached up to the interview and in this third attempt I am able to clear the exam.since completion of engineering , I got the job in MNC with huge package, but I decided to leave all this personal benefits for civil services and to serve the nation and society

Electronic Vs Paper material

Q. In recent times, there is spur in electronic material- blogs, sites, pdfs, RSS-feeds. Many aspirants feel bogged down by this information overload. So, how much do you rely on electronic material and how much on the paper material (Books, newspapers)? If possible narrate a typical day in your studylife. What is your style of preparation (e.g. I continue making notes no matter what I’m reading, I just read multiple times but don’t maintain notes, I make mindmaps on computer …or xyz style)

Generally I used to read paper material but most of the materials were downloaded from the internet. Generally I Believe that general study is like an ocean, that’s why I did not make any note for G.S. but I prepared a comprehensive note for my subject philosophy approx. of 5000 pages.  Details of Websites I used during my preparation are as following:

  1. mrunal.org
  2. www.forumias.com
  3. www.insightsonindia.com
  4. www.iasscore.in

Magazine used:: Abhivyakti (Must for Non-english students) and GK Today Current Affairs

Tempo and style

Q. People know what books and syllabus points are to be prepared. But most of them lack consistency in their preparation. So, how do you keep study momentum going on? How do you fight against the mood swings and distractions?

Friends just remember that continuity and consistency is the key to succeed this exam. I failed two times in this exam but I never lost faith on my self and even get back to the reading on the result day of failure. So keep reading with positive attitude.   It may take time but UPSC always appreciates hard work.

Struggle of a Senior player

After 1-2 failures in any competitive exam, a phase of mental saturation comes. The person knows the booklist, he knows what is necessary to succeed. But it doesn’t yield result. My question are two:

Q1. How did you survive through this mental prison and what’re your words of wisdom to other senior players? If any specific inspirational incident(s), please share.

It was not tough for me to survive during the failure time because of SPIPA, Ahmedabad. The institute has provided me all the support whenever necessary that is either mental or economical.

Q2. What went wrong in your previous attempt? What changes did you make in this current attempt?

My presentation style was not up to the mark in previous two attempts. In this attempt I worked hard to improve my answer writing skill.  Answer writing skill is necessary for mains exam now a days so please work hard on that.

Prelims (CSAT) General studies

Topicstrategy/booklist/comment
History AncientOLD NCERT
History MedievalOLD NCERT
History Modern (Freedom Struggle)OLD NCERT + spectrum publication book “History of Modern India”
Culture and societyNitin Sighaniya sir’s notes + spectrum publication book on Indian culture +11th std new ncert on Indian culture and fine arts
Polity (theory + current)Laxmikanth book on constitution
Economy (theory + current)mrunal.org  + Indian economy by Lal and Lal
Science (theory + current)8 to 10th New N.C.E.R.T
Environment (theory + current)G.K. Today material on environment + Shankar I.A.S material
geography physicalOld NCERT(8 TO 12th ) + New Ncert (11 & 12th)
geography IndiaOld NCERT(8 TO 12th ) + New Ncert (11 & 12th)
geography worldOld NCERT(8 TO 12th ) + New Ncert (11 & 12th)
other national/international current affairsG.K Today monthly magazine , Abhivyakti Magazine, The Hindu News Paper
Schemes, Policy & Filler StuffG.K Today monthly magazine , Abhivyakti Magazine, The Hindu News Paper

Q. Any observation / comments / tips about GS prelim 2014 paper?

Don’t guess option randomly if you don’t have any knowledge of the question. Just leave that question blank.

Q. in GS-Prelims 2014, there was unusual questions from environment and agriculture portion. If you were to give the attempt again in 2015, what new strategy / books / sources would you focus?

  1. N.I.O.S material on Environment,
  2. Ministry of Environment reports  i.e. 1) India’s Forest  2)Critically endangered species of India
  3. www.eoearth.org(must)

Q. Now that Aptitude paper has become qualifying, obvious more attention needs to be paid on the GS paper so apart from the books that you already have gone through, what else would you have tried for CSE-2015 (if you were going to appear)?

More focus on Environment, Geography, Culture And Current Affairs(due to changed trend in CAPF exam 2015->same can be happened in upsc exam , i.e. more focus on current affairs)

Prelims (CSAT) Aptitude

Topicstrategy / booklist
MathsCareer Launcher Material
reasoningCareer Launcher Material
comprehensionCareer Launcher Material
Decision MakingCareer Launcher Material

Q. Any observation / comments / tips about GS Aptitude 2014 paper.

If your quantitative skill is weak don’t take the paper for granted. At least give 2 to 3 mock papers.

Prelim accuracy

Q1. Did you attend any ‘mock tests’? do you think they’re necessary for success?

Drashti and Career Launcher Mock Tests

Q2. Your score in prelim (when UPSC uploads it please mail me your score)

Paper 1 : 86

Paper 2 : 155

Mains: Compulsory language paper

Compulsory language paperYour preparation strategy / booklist?
English paperNo extra Preparation
your regional languageGujarati

Q2.other observations / tips / comments on the length / difficulty level of compulsory language papers in CSE-2014

This year paper of English compulsory was easy. Write this paper seriously please, during the exam time.

Mains: Essay

Q1. How did you prepare for the essay paper?

My subject is Philosophy and every year one essay based on philosophy is always asked. So no extra preparation .

Q2. Which two essays did you write and What key points did you include in it?

1)Competition among the youth2)Tourism
  1. -History and nature of competition
  2. -theory of natural competition
  3. -competition among man kind
  4. -liberalism and competition
  5. -Socialism and competition
  6. -neo liberal and global era
  7. -Cons of competition
  8. -conclusion
  1. -History
  2. -evolution
  3. -Sites
  4. -Opportunity
  5. -challenge
  6. -Problem
  7. Remedy and conclusion

General Studies (Mains) paper 1

TopicHow did you prepare?
CultureNitin Sighaniya sir’s notes + spectrum publication book on Indian culture +11th std new ncert on Indian culture and fine arts
Indian historyOlD ncert std 12(history of modern india) +Spectrum publication “History of modern india”
world historyArjun Dev book “World History” +Rajnis Raj Sir’s Material (Sinhanta IAS)
post-independence IndiaBipin Chandra’s book “India After Independence”+Nirman IAS Material on post independence india
Indian societyDrashti  The vision IAS Material on Indian society+Yashwant sinha sir’s material (Nishachaya IAS) on Indian society
role of women, poverty etc.Optional Philosophy
globalization on Indian societyOptional Philosophy
communalism, regionalism, secularismOptional Philosophy
world geo physicalOld NCERT(8 TO 12th ) + New Ncert (11 & 12th)
resource distributionT.M.H book on Geography
factors for industrial locationT.M.H book on Geography
earthquake tsunami etcOld NCERT(8 TO 12th ) + New Ncert (11 & 12th)
impact on flora-faunawww.eoearth.org

General studies (Mains) paper 2

TopicHow Did You Prepare?
Indian Constitution, devolution, dispute redressal etc.Laxmikanth book on Indian constitution +Uniyal IAS PubAd Paper 2 Material (hand Written 3 booklets)Pavankumar Bansal Sir’s Material of Pub ad Paper 2+

2nd Administrative reforms commission report (selected topics)

comparing Constitution with worldLaxmikanth book on Indian constitution +Uniyal IAS PubAd Paper 2 Material (hand Written 3 booklets)Pavankumar Bansal Sir’s Material of Pub ad Paper 2+

2nd Administrative reforms commission report (selected topics)

parliament, state LegislaturesLaxmikanth book on Indian constitution +Uniyal IAS PubAd Paper 2 Material (hand Written 3 booklets)Pavankumar Bansal Sir’s Material of Pub ad Paper 2+

2nd Administrative reforms commission report (selected topics)

executive-judiciaryLaxmikanth book on Indian constitution +Uniyal IAS PubAd Paper 2 Material (hand Written 3 booklets)Pavankumar Bansal Sir’s Material of Pub ad Paper 2+

2nd Administrative reforms commission report (selected topics)

ministries departmentsLaxmikanth book on Indian constitution +Uniyal IAS PubAd Paper 2 Material (hand Written 3 booklets)Pavankumar Bansal Sir’s Material of Pub ad Paper 2+

2nd Administrative reform commission report(Selected topics)

pressure group, informal asso.Gk Today material on this topic
Representation of people’s actInternet
various bodies: Constitutional, statutory..Laxmikanth book on Indian constitution +Uniyal IAS PubAd Paper 2 Material (hand Written 3 booklets)Pavankumar Bansal Sir’s Material of Pub ad Paper 2+

2nd Administrative reform commission report(Selected topics)

NGO, SHG etcYojna Magazine(dedicated issue on NGO and SHG)
welfare schemes, bodiesThe Hindu and Abhivayakti magazine and GK Today current
social sector, health, edu, HRDThe Hindu and Abhivayakti magazine and GK Today current
governance, transparency, accountabilityThe Hindu and Abhivayakti magazine and GK Today current
e-governanceThe Hindu and Abhivayakti magazine and GK Today current
role of civil serviceIGNOU material on this topic
India & neighborsDrashti Material + Vajiram Material + Rising Academy Material+Nirman IAS Material
bilateral/global groupingDrashti Material + Vajiram Material + Rising Academy Material+Nirman IAS Material
effect of foreign country policies on Indian interestDrashti Material + Vajiram Material + Rising Academy Material+Nirman IAS Material
DiasporaIGNOU
international bodies- structure mandateDrashti Material + Vajiram Material + Rising Academy Material+Nirman IAS Material

General studies (Mains) Paper 3

TopicHow Did You Prepare?
Indian economy, resource mobilizationMRUnal.org, Indian Economy by LAL And LAL, Sriram IAS material, Indian Economy by datt and sundram(selected topics), Council IAS material on Economy and Agriculture(MUST)
inclusive growthMRUnal.org, Indian Economy by LAL And LAL, Sriram IAS material, Indian Economy by datt and sundram(selected topics), Council IAS material on Economy and Agriculture(MUST)
budgetingMRUnal.org, Indian Economy by LAL And LAL, Sriram IAS material, Indian Economy by datt and sundram(selected topics), Council IAS material on Economy and Agriculture(MUST)
major crops, irrigationMRUnal.org, Indian Economy by LAL And LAL, Sriram IAS material, Indian Economy by datt and sundram(selected topics), Council IAS material on Economy and Agriculture(MUST)
agro produce – storage, marketingMRUnal.org, Indian Economy by LAL And LAL, Sriram IAS material, Indian Economy by datt and sundram(selected topics), Council IAS material on Economy and Agriculture(MUST)
e-technology for famersMRUnal.org, Indian Economy by LAL And LAL, Sriram IAS material, Indian Economy by datt and sundram(selected topics), Council IAS material on Economy and Agriculture(MUST)
farm subsidies, MSPMRUnal.org, Indian Economy by LAL And LAL, Sriram IAS material, Indian Economy by datt and sundram(selected topics), Council IAS material on Economy and Agriculture(MUST)
PDS, buffer, food securityMRUnal.org, Indian Economy by LAL And LAL, Sriram IAS material, Indian Economy by datt and sundram(selected topics), Council IAS material on Economy and Agriculture(MUST)
technology missionMRUnal.org, Indian Economy by LAL And LAL, Sriram IAS material, Indian Economy by datt and sundram(selected topics), Council IAS material on Economy and Agriculture(MUST)
animal rearing economicsMRUnal.org, Indian Economy by LAL And LAL, Sriram IAS material, Indian Economy by datt and sundram(selected topics), Council IAS material on Economy and Agriculture(MUST)
food processingMRUnal.org, Indian Economy by LAL And LAL, Sriram IAS material, Indian Economy by datt and sundram(selected topics), Council IAS material on Economy and Agriculture(MUST), Report of Ministry of food processing
land reformsIGNOU material + G k Today Material
liberalizationMRUnal.org, Indian Economy by LAL And LAL, Sriram IAS material, Indian Economy by datt and sundram(selected topics), Council IAS material on Economy and Agriculture(MUST)
InfraMRUnal.org, Indian Economy by LAL And LAL, Sriram IAS material, Indian Economy by datt and sundram(selected topics), Council IAS material on Economy and Agriculture(MUST)
investment modelsMRUnal.org, Indian Economy by LAL And LAL, Sriram IAS material, Indian Economy by datt and sundram(selected topics), Council IAS material on Economy and Agriculture(MUST)
science-tech day to day lifeThe Hindu+Mrunal.org+insightsonindia.com
Indian achievements in sci-techThe Hindu+Mrunal.org+insightsonindia.com
awareness in IT, space, biotech, nano, IPRThe Hindu+Mrunal.org+insightsonindia.com
environmental impact assessmentMinistry of environment website
Disaster ManagementGktoday material + IGNOU material
non state actors, internal securityVajiram notes on internal security+ ashok singh sir merredian ias notes on internal security + monograph by IDSA (sept,2013) “India;s internal security challenges”
internal security – role of media, social networking siteVajiram notes on internal security+ ashok singh sir merredian ias notes on internal security + monograph by IDSA (sept,2013) “India;s internal security challenges”
cyber securityVajiram notes on internal security+ ashok singh sir merredian ias notes on internal security + monograph by IDSA (sept,2013) “India;s internal security challenges”
money launderingVajiram notes on internal security+ ashok singh sir merredian ias notes on internal security + monograph by IDSA (sept,2013) “India;s internal security challenges”
border  ManagementVajiram notes on internal security+ ashok singh sir merredian ias notes on internal security + monograph by IDSA (sept,2013) “India;s internal security challenges”
organized crime, terrorismVajiram notes on internal security+ ashok singh sir merredian ias notes on internal security + monograph by IDSA (sept,2013) “India;s internal security challenges”
security agencies- structure mandateVajiram notes on internal security+ ashok singh sir merredian ias notes on internal security + monograph by IDSA (sept,2013) “India;s internal security challenges”

General Studies 4: Ethics, Integrity, aptitude

TopicHow Did You Prepare?
ethics and interface, family, society and all the hathodaa topicsIgnited Minds AMit Kumar Singh sir’s personal class and his class notes
attitude, moral influence etc.Ignited Minds AMit Kumar Singh sir’s personal class and his class notes
civil service: integrity, impartiality, tolerance to weak etcIgnited Minds AMit Kumar Singh sir’s personal class and his class notes
emotional intelligence, its use in governanceIgnited Minds AMit Kumar Singh sir’s personal class and his class notes
moral thinkers of India and worldAlmost all thinkers due to the optional subject philosophy
ethics in pub.ad, accountability, laws, rules etc.Ignited Minds AMit Kumar Singh sir’s personal class and his class notes
corporate governanceIgnited Minds AMit Kumar Singh sir’s personal class and his class notes
probity in governance, work cultureIgnited Minds AMit Kumar Singh sir’s personal class and his class notes
citizen charter, ethics code, work culture etc.Ignited Minds AMit Kumar Singh sir’s personal class and his class notes
challenges of corruptionIgnited Minds AMit Kumar Singh sir’s personal class and his class notes
case studies on above topicsIgnited Minds AMit Kumar Singh sir’s personal class and his class notes

Mains answer-writing?

Q. How was your experience with the ‘fixed space’ answer sheet?

Time saving  and nice experience. Very high quality papers are used

Q. Did you write answers in bullet points or in paragraphs? Some players (who cleared mains and got interview call letter) were claiming that they wrote entire paper in bullet points, so it doesn’t matter….whether examiner is asking ‘examine, comment, discuss or xyz’….simply write in bullets and points.

Some questions in paragraph and some in bullet points

Q. Did you follow the “introduction-body-conclusion” format? because some mains-qualified candidates claim they simply wrote the points they could recall within the time, instead of bothering with proper introduction and conclusion.

Strictly Followed this format of “intro-body-conclution”

Q5. Did you use highlighters / sketchpens in your answers?

NO

Q6. Did you draw any diagram in any paper? (e.g. in GS1 Geography)

Yes (in 3 to 4 questions)

Q7. If yes, Did you draw diagrams with pencil or pen?

Pencil

Q8. Did you use ruler to draw the lines in diagram? Or did you just make it by hand?

No

Q9. You wrote the answer in blue pen or black pen?

Blue Pen

(Mrunal – since readers keep mailing such queries, therefore I’m asking the topper to clear all the air haha.)

Mains Optional Subject PHilosophy

Q. What’s your optional subject and why did you chose it and not something else?

Advantages of Philosophy

  1. Very short subject
  2. (Ignited Minds IAS ) Amit Kumar Singh sir’s Guidance (Even I don’t read a single text book on philosophy, I have attended his class and prepared a comprehensive class note and secured 311 marks. Thanks a lot sir for your help)
  3. You don’t have to mug up things
  4. Very Logical
  5. Can be Prepared in just # month
  6. High Scoring

Friends if u feel that I have taken amit sir’s name many times then please don’t feel that I am doing his promotion. But I respect him a lot from the bottom of my heart and he guided me all the time during the examination process. Even I was thinking to drop this philosophy in this attempt but sir insisted me to keep this subject and I secured this rank due to this subject only.

Q. If a new player wants to pick this subject, would you advice for it or against it? (e.g. every senior player in Public Administration seems to be advising against pub.ad)

Just Take this Subject Blindly if u have logical mind set and if you don’t like to mug up things. I am sure you will love this subject

Q. First the essential book/resource list. (Also mention which one is the “Base book” for covering the theory? + Whatever comments you’ve for a particular book e.g. “my seniors said read xyz book but I found that ABC book was better”.  “xyz topic not given properly in this book, so prepare from xyz website or book…” OR and so on.)

Sir’s lecture of 3months + Class notes

Q. How much of internet-research / current affairs is necessary for this optional? OR can one simply rely on the books and be done with this subject?

No current affairs in philosophy

Q. How many months did it take to finish the core optional syllabus?

3months

Q. How many days/ weeks before the exam, you started answer writing practice?

30Days

Q. Do you maintain self-notes for revision of optional? In which format- electronic or paper?

Self Note containing  5000pages

Q. Your observation about the difficultly level of 2014 mains vs previous papers. And what precautions / rectifications are necessary in the future strategy for given optional subject?

Medium Level Difficulty

Before the interview

Q1. How did you prepare for the interview? – for college grad, hobbies, place of origin, current affairs at national and international level?

This was my third interview so I don’t prepare any extra for DAF.

Q2. Did you attend any mock interviews by coaching classes? How were they similar / different than official interview? Do you believe it is necessary to attend such mock interviews?

SPIPA, Ahmedabad

Q3. Describe the formal-dress worn by you in interview.

Formal Suite

Q4. Where did you stay for the interview? (Hotel / friend’s home …) and what books/material did you bring for the ‘revision before interview’?

Gujarat Bhawan

During the interview

Q1. Who was the chairman of you interview board?

KilemSungla Mam

Q2. How long was the interview?

1 Hour(Approx 56 min)

Q3. Why do you want to join civil service? Why don’t you continue in your graduation field? Social service can be done from private sector too.  [Since I don’t know whether they ask you this question or not. But if they had asked- what will be your reply?]

Through this service u can make some positive contribution in the society as well as can get social recognition too.

Q4. Please narrate your entire interview- what questions did they ask and what did you reply and other pleasant or uncomfortable experiences during the interview. (Earlier some toppers only tell me their question but not their answer. I would appreciate if you give both Question + your original answers)

  1. what’s new development in computer engineering
  2. what r u doing after 2011
  3. what is spipa
  4. what is gujarat so X ratio…if u r ifs officer what shoud be your foreign policy for
  5. Pakistan…. I explained… Then she asked for 6)China…..I explained… Then she asked for 7) usa 8) Russia 9) Canada 10) France 11) Germany 12) south Korea 13) isis… I thought good it’s over but..then she asked for foreign policy for Mongolia….  I was just shocked… Whether they consider me as a foreign minister or what…lasted for 20 min….
  6. Member 1…cloud computing,  quntam computing, open source software,  close software, egovernance…lasted for 10 min….
  7. Memeber2….only one question njac….lasted for 8 to 10 min…they provoked me too much…..but I was firm on my stand for natiobal judicial appointment commission
  8. Member 3…..lasted for 10 min…democracy, constitution, ramnujan number,what is squarr of 65, problem related to rape, akbar, medival india,  medival gujarat, kakaria, Democracy
  9. Member 4…lasted for 10 min…..doctrine of democracy, doctrine of election, doctrion on separation of power, women literary,  Indian geography,  is india fail state?
  10. Some other questions I forgot to mention….women trafficking, prostitution, unemployment, position of women in society, etc…..
  11.  Other questions… Education policy and 3 to 4 questions related to philosophy,  and 3 to 4 questions related to nuclear energy

Q5. Was your interview on the expected lines of what you had prepared or did they ask you totally unexpected questions?  Was it a stress interview, did they ask any uncomfortable questions? If yes, how did you handle it?

Yes..overall nice experience (200  Marks I Got)

CSE-2013 Marksheet

PaperMarks
Essay142
GS179
GS286
GS360
GS4108
Opt-P1153(Philosophy)
Opt-P2158(philosophy)
Interview200

Career Backup

Q1. If you were not selected, what was your career backup plan?

Next attempt. No career BACK UP. ONLY UPSC And civil services

Insecurity about profile

Q. Many candidates prepare sincerely but constantly live under fear about ‘profile insecurity’. I’m not from a big college, I’m not from English medium, and I don’t have work-experience. What if they ask some stressful questions in the interview about this? Did you suffer from such insecurities? What is your message to these candidates?

I am from gujarati medium school and my school is also an average level school. If I can achieve top rank any sincere candidate  with any profile can achieve this with the combination of hard and smart work.

Wisdom

Q. Through this struggle and success, what have your learned? What is the wisdom of life and competition? What is your message to the new aspirants?

Just believe in your self and you can surely achieve your aim one day

Q. Many hardworking candidates have failed in Mains/Interview of CSE-2014. They’re feeling cynical, hopeless and depressed- what is your message to them?

I too have failed two times, so I can feel the pain of failure . But real failure is not to fail in the exam, but it is , not to stand up after failure. So, just wake up and try hard, do more work, get more blessings and achieve your dream

Credit: Friends/family

Q. Behind every topper are many people who stood by during those uncertain times when he/she was merely an ‘aspirant’. Would you like to tell the world, who were those people in your case? Any specific incidence that you would like to share with the readers?

My friends and faculty members(including mrunal sir) at spipa, ahmedabad

BOGUS Marketing Propaganda

Q. You are well aware of the sacred rule – the last question must be about self-marketing. So, Did you use Mrunal.org for your preparation and if yes, how did it help you?  And you can even reply “No”. I’ll still publish your answer without tempering.

Hehe.. Dear Mrunal Sir, I am very Lucky that you teach us at SPIPA. I not only use mrunal.org but I used to interact mrunal sir regularly. Friends Clap for mrunal sir, he is not the person but FARISHTA for all the aspirants. (Mrunal sir please don’t edit this)

Mrunal recommends

  1. (free) NCERT, NIOS, TN-Books 4 History,Geo,Sci
  2. Indian Polity M.Laxmikanth (Hindi | English)
  3. Spectrum: Modern History (Hindi | English)
  4. Maths: Quantam CAT Sarvesh Kumar
  5. Objective General English SP Bakshi
  6. Word Power made Easy -Norman Lowe
  7. Topic wise Solved Paperset by Disha

64 Comments on “[Topper’s Interview] Mihir Patel (AIR-27|CSE-2014): B.Tech from Nirma University, Philosophy Optional”

  1. please provide all required notes for philosphy

  2. How IAS officers can make good chang in society by their contribution, because sometimes they are among corrupt people.

  3. Can you please suggest some strategy for scoring this much marks in philosophy without any coaching?
    Any suggestions will be highly appreciated.

    1. I am a serious aspirant for IAS studying in 4th year. I want to take philosophy as an optional but I have not joined any coaching. I need some accurate guidance for the optional. Can I get Mihir Sir’s mail id?

  4. please provide your philosophy main notes

  5. Dear Mihir Sir,
    I want to know answer of the one question that i am going to ask you by comment.so that can help me to inspiring myself for
    preparation of civil service examination.and i also sincerely thanks to mrunal.org.

    Que . many people around family are saying that civil service exam preparation must be started from 15-17th age.so really it is?
    (I am also an seniour of you as Nirma Uni. Student and From the Gujarati Medium)
    [If Possible then reply over my mail id = [email protected]]

  6. Sir.mai gujarati medium che hu n sari books hindi aur engkish me aati hai..to agar hum dono me se koi ek medium ki book achi tarah se samj k padhe to problem ye hai ki mains k paper agar gujarati me likhna hoto gujarati words kaise likhe..uske liye koi book means hindi to gujarati ya phir self searchin..??
    Plz sir rply

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