Sunday, August 1, 2010

Introduction & Blog Index

Hi Everyone. I am Ghanshyam Thori & I've secured AIR-25 in Civil Services Examination, 2009. I'll get IAS & hopefully a cadre of my choice. I did my graduation from Kirori Mal College, Delhi & MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. I worked with Kotak Life Insurance for 3 years before getting selected into IAS. Last year too I secured 277 rank & got IRS (IT) & eventually IAS this year with 25th rank. My marksheet is shared below

My Marksheet, CSE 2009
Roll No. : 3710 Name : GHANSHYAM THORI
Civil Services (Main) Examination 2009
Essay(Paper III) 104
General Studies (Paper-IV) 174
General Studies(Paper-V) 150
Written Total 1040
Interview Marks 210
Final Total 1250

A lot of people get confused with the arrangement of articles in the blog & end up asking questions on topics which have already been covered. To avoid confusion I am listing here the topics covered here (Month wise) with brief description. Anyone can access all this using the blog archive section (located on the right side below followers section). Please click on a particular month to access the articles under it. The index of this blog is as mentioned below:

JUNE 2010

Strategy & Tips for Zoology Optional
Shared by Dr. Gaurav Dahiya (AIR-76 in CSE 2009)

Resource for Essay, Psychology & Geography
Some resources which can be downloaded from rapidshare.

Download GS Two Markers
Two markers for General Studies Mains examination can be downloaded from here

Strategy for Pub Ad & Law
Shared by Siddharth Malik (AIR-71 in CSE 2009)

MAY 2010

Claim of Coaching Institutes
Brief view on coaching institutes that are claiming me as student.

Geopsychological Quagmire
Tips for Psychology & Geography Optional are shared in this article

Gyan Continued
It contains Civils Exam Strategy Part II (Includes details on subject selection, how to secure material, studying while working, CSAT)

Just Another Gyan
This is the first article on Civils Exam Strategy (Includes details on strategy to be followed for General studies in Prelims & Mains Exam)

MARCH 2010

Deja Vu...Not Desirable Anymore
Transcript of my interview 2009 - Mr. Vijay Singh's Board

APRIL 2009
My UPSC interview with Mr. KK Paul's Board on 26th March 2009.

Hope this makes the structure of the blog articles clear. Happy reading & good luck!!


  1. thanks alot sir................

  2. thanks sir
    any strategy for mathematics optional or any blogspots of mathematics optional

  3. Thank you for sharing this information. The information was very helpful and saved a lot of my time.

    Good Essay Topics.

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  5. sir, i tried with the gmail id and the password u provided for gs 2markers but its nt opening....plz help me out in this regard would be of immense help to me if i get those gmail id--
    Thank you

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