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TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Highly Motivational Rajat Saklecha (Rank 141) CSE-2015

 

Hello Friends,

 

Rajat Saklecha, Rank 141 is here with his experience but not in the form of any traditional strategy. He has his own way of doing this. So humble by nature that he has always said ‘This time luck has been with me more than anyone else’ but its his sheer hard work that has worked. His simplicity and humbleness, traits to be inculcated by everyone. 

Here he is

 

Firstly, I represent those who can’t even dream of studying 12-15 hours daily!

Secondly, I am also not one of those jinke liye IAS, IPS jeevan-maran-paran ka sawaal hota hai. If not these services, papa roti nahi denge, companies naukari nahi degi, apni shaadi nahi hogi, mera kya hoga…— Na na – itna daroge to ban ke bhi kuch nahi kar paaoge Madam jee’s & Sir jee’s, aap log!

So for me, the idea of joining services was always there since my school days because apne ko naa bachpan se akhbaar padhne ka chaska hai. Kahan kya ho raha hai, kaun kya ban raha hai, sab maalum hona (that’s why I never feared Prelims, idhar udhar se taar jod-juda kar sab kar aate the GS mein. I scored 125 and 136, out of 200 in last two attempts).

So, I am writing this not to tell you what to read and from where. Everyone knows that and here, on IASbaba, many toppers have beautifully explained the same. I am here just to ask you to free yourself. You are not like the hens in a coop which are taken out by UPSC in every August and December to butcher.

Tum aazad pancchi ho yaar, udhna seekho…

I am just writing a few things which I did.  This may not pass the test of the well established gold standards which have been set for every aspirant to follow.  I remained my natural self, did what I have always been doing and succeeded a bit.

 

DO NOT Repent:

 

You brought Yojana, Kurushetra, World Focus, Frontline and what-not- to your dens and kept piling them up. They are now giving you jitters ki humse naa ho paaega”, to MAT KARO NA YAAR! Yojana ko side mein rakh, saare materials Popular ke saamne waale pohe waale ko dedo—ek plate pohe to de hi dega.

After that, start looking for articles in Yojana which you find useful. Bas uss ek din jamaa kar baith jaao, preferably with a friend, and divide all the Yojana’s amongst yourself. Make notes and exchange.

Yojana se chaloge to yojana bhi puri ho jaaegi

Believe me, it’s the easiest and the surest way to tame those small monsters 😉

And the same applies to everything which you have been keeping pending for months now. Photocopies from all those newly popped up bookstores attract aspirants like hot cakes, but these cakes become tasteless as soon as they reach rooms. What I would like to say is that kam khareedo, bahut soch kar khareedo ,damdaar cheej kareedo aur padh daalo.

Sasti mil rahi toh lelo? 

Aisa mat karna bhaaiyo, mehenga padhega!

 

NOTE MAKING

 

I preferred offline notes, although I think online is better because jaroori nahi naa ki ek hi attempt mein ho jaaye. Online notes won’t scare the hell out of you in next attempts as they are not bulky to see, as compared to registers. It’s all psychology! Jyaada dikhega to padh nahi paaoge, aur padh nahi paaoge to yehi laga rahega ki iss saal bhi nahi hoga, padh nahi paaye. Although, there is always a shortcut and you can read compilations but that won’t give you the confidence in exams. And when you lose confidence, you start losing your chances to complete the paper and bas lag jaayegi phir se!

 

ANSWER WRITING

Reading answers just can’t replace writing.

Write, get reviewed, review other answers and repeat.

This exam not only checks your knowledge which you can rattofy by reading, but also your way of presenting that rattofied version. I have seen many good writers sailing through without much knowledge and many knowledgeable persons fail as they couldn’t write well. So, write as much as you can and write right now. Defeat that traction which is pulling you away from doing it, NOW.

 

Run>Run>Run:

Whenever in doubt, run. Whenever in depression and tears, run.  Sweat out the whole negativity.

Be it mid afternoon, early morning or late night, there can’t be any better treatment. It feeds your brain with such energy that everything looks possible. You instantly feel charged and roaring to go. And this is not possible on treadmills, but in parks and open spaces only. Let the sweat flow…

BABA KA ASHIRWAAD 🙂 

I never wrote any answer on any website before I found IASbaba. I wanted someone to review them and for the first time I wrote, Baba blessed me with 5.5/10. This appreciation of my effort pushed me to write more. Although I didn’t write much on the site, but visited it daily, while writing answers in pages. In the hindsight, writing more would have got me IAS as my GS marks are just average, but I don’t repent. What I worked for, I got and I am happy.  😛 

 

After being in Delhi for close to 4 years, I can easily say that everyone who comes here is a diamond. Even those who are like coal, UPSC ka pressure aur Delhi ka temperature unko convert kar hi deta hai diamond mein! I have seen people passing in 5th or 6th attempt for the first time, even when since I have known them, I knew, ‘ye to bada hokar IAS hi banega’ 😛 

Sharma uncle, Kapoor saheb aur Sweety aunty ko waise bhi jeevan mein koi aur kaam hai nahi toh aap bhi unki na sune, unko samajhne ke bajay padho aur mast raho. Jo hoga , accha hoga!

Kul jamaa baat yeh hai ki UPSC naam ki diamond shop mein bahut saare johari baithte hai. Aapki value pehchaan lene waala johari kab milega, ye koi nahi jaanta.

Aapka kaam hai chamakna, chamakte raho, itna ki koi bhi johari aapko avoid hi naa kar sake!

 

Post script, but equally important: With Tauseef bhai urf IASbaba at helm, this website will definitely help many more aspirants achieve ‘nirvana’. I have spoken to him a few times and loved his vigor to do something worthwhile for the aspirants. People like him are changing the civil service preparation process by helping out students from far flung villages, having very few economic means. And IASbaba’s presence in less than a year, not only online but in our lives is a testimony for it. Isn’t it? 

Kudos to him and whole IASbaba Team for simplifying lives!

Keep achieving greater heights Team IASbaba 🙂 

Attached is my marksheets of Prelims and Main

Rajat Main

Rajat Prelim

All the very best!


  • Dreamz Unlimited

    No shit talk!
    Good read.

    • Rajat S

      🙂

  • Bhavika

    Amazing article…maza aa gaya padh ke..will follow the run run run strategy.
    Thank you Rajat sir and congratulations.

    • Rajat S

      🙂 follow a page named ‘a year of running’ on fb. It will motivate u.

  • CSE2017 aspirant (ABG)

    Congrats sir 🙂
    Aapne to mera poora tension hi uda daala

    • Stargazer

      Sahi baat!

    • Rajat S

      der is nothing to b tensed AbT 🙂 aaram we padhna..

      • CSE2017 aspirant (ABG)

        Sir, are you all right now ?
        Thanks sir, aapke article se motivation mili mujhe 🙂

  • Firefly

    Killer article… Love the attitude 🙂

    • Rajat S

      Den have it 🙂 aaram se ho jaaega..

      • Firefly

        For sure Sir. Am on my way 🙂
        Wishing you a speedy recovery..

  • Stargazer

    Most free wheeling light hearted and liberating ‘strategy ever’!! It really stuck a chord, sir! Thanks and congratulations!

    • Rajat S

      Thanks 🙂

  • KnowledgeBuff

    kya baat hai sir. bahut hi umda likha hai aapne.

    • Rajat S

      Thanks vkram 🙂

  • Vini

    Truely amazing, maza agya pdkr…. Thanks and Congratulations 🙂

    • Rajat S

      U r welcome 🙂

      • Vini

        Sir hwz u nw…?? Take care and get well soon…. 🙂

  • rashmi

    ultumate article .. Kapil Sharma of upsc …Hats off for your super cool attitude .. Grounded , real and requisite .. Not like those toppers who talk absolutely philosophical..Aisa lagta h upsc k sath sath ISRO/NASA Inhe he le jayege

    • Bhavika

      I request you not to compare him with kapil…Rajat sir is way too better than him.

      • rashmi

        Dear .. It was just in lighter sense .. Please just don’t take it so seriously ..

      • G.

        I completely ought to disagree with you. You cannot compare him to Kapil sir. Rajat sir is great and brave but Kapil sharma is one in a billion . You cannot compare any of the every thousand folk who get selected every year with Kapil who comes out after years and rules Indian television industry.

        • Rajat S

          Bhai kapil sharma Zindabad tha, Zindabad hAi aur Zindabad rahega…bAs tum khush raho!

      • Rajat S

        Haha..why compare?!

    • Rajat S

      Haha maaf kar do Bhai…yun hi isro ke itne saare satellites n programmes k NaaM yaad nhi rehte!

  • dharmendra

    Awesome article .. Words hi ni h appreciation k liye itna acha bole….:-)

    • Rajat S

      Thanks 🙂

      • dharmendra

        sir g i want to ask few things how may i contact u??
        and get well soon ….i will pray god that itne ache insan ka kbhi koi ahit na kre…

  • Apaul

    No insights on history optional?

    • It will be in time to come. Have Patience

      • CSE2017 aspirant (ABG)

        Baba ji, wanted to ask you one thing. Am slightly confused
        I want to write answers as it will keep me in flow after prelims.
        At the same time, I do not feel so confident in prelims, some of the basic books remaining.
        Is writing practice very important that we should not skip it or can we take some days off from writing practice in order to prepare for prelims ?

        • neeharika

          yaa even im also confused with these questions only but right now i gave a pause to ans writing kyu ki sara books abi bi complete nai hua
          babaji pls guide us on this

        • Since we know you well 🙂

          Suggestion- It is your very first attempt and seeing your answers, we can surely say, you are on track! No need to worry about writing as of now.

          Focus solely on Prelims. Learn all the tests rather than appearing for it. Revise Revise and Revise.

          In between, spend your leisure time in brainstorming of TLP questions/Issues. It will give some relief and you will be in constant touch of it as well.

          Bottom Line- Your confidence level for Prelims should be very high otherwise it will backfire.

          • CSE2017 aspirant (ABG)

            Thank you baba.

          • Vishal Rana

            Thnx Baba ji.i had the same doubt..

          • Dharavi Writer

            Thank U sir 🙂
            Plz, jaldi pune aajao aap

    • Rajat S

      See agam’s article. V studied together.nothing more to add.

  • Vencedora

    Bole to jhakkass..
    (After reading this only expression)

    • Rajat S

      🙂

  • Thesuperman

    Motivate kar dia!

    • Rajat S

      Remain motivated 🙂

  • Rani

    Finally a topper who spoke from the heart. No taam jhaam. Seedha dil se !!
    Congratulations:) 🙂

    You are a real ‘gem’

    P.S. – I hardly comment on any toppers interview.I just read their strategy and try to implement in my preparation

    • Rajat S

      Lyf mein thoda masala b hona chahiye naa 🙂

      • Rani

        Yes boss, masala hona toh banta hai 🙂
        Keep rising and shining. All green lights!! 🙂

  • neeharika

    very good article

    • Rajat S

      🙂

  • Peace

    That really was a “hatke” motivational article. Brought a smile and a new confidence in me. Thank u 🙂

    • Rajat S

      My pleasure 🙂

  • Esha Nigudkar

    The article is so refreshing that it takes all ur anxiety away in no time.. your strategies are so original and to the point.
    Your article also reflects your personality, positive & down to earth guy with great sense of humour. Keep motivating Upsc aspirants in future.. I have hardly seen a speaker like u who makes u laugh and motivates u at the same time.. keep writing!

    • Rajat S

      Thanks for ur kind words, Esha. Since u r a childhood friend, u very well know how I have evolved wid tym n can better gauge me 🙂 I will keep writing to help u keep smiling!

  • Dear All

    Rajat met with a minor accident few hours before. Please pray for him

    • jingoistic

      Babajii He’ll b alright…God is with him.

    • Mahi

      What babaji …. ….babaji thk h na rajat bhai…
      Hum sbki prayers h rajat bhai k liye

    • Bhavika

      Get well soon Rajat sir.Wishing him a speedy recovery!

    • Aise logo ko kuch ho hi nahi sakta .
      He will come back with a roaring post !

    • Prateek Prajapati

      May this LIGHT always keep shining!
      You will be quite very well quite very soon, Rajat!

    • ASTRO BOY RETURNS

      we , all pray to mighty god, hope to get well soon!!!!!! n come back to motivate us !!!!!!!

    • Rajat S

      Thanks to all of u for ur kind consideration 🙂

  • Mahi

    Bhai shaab u r a gem ….soch RHA that aapka post pdhun ya na isssee phle bht logon k pdh liye the …but finally I decided ki itne pdhe liye toh ye kyu naaa….ksm se dil khush ho gya …Mja sa aagya yar ksm se ..

    RUN RuN RUn RUN …yes bhai kr rhe h running

    And babaji aapko nmn h …love you iasbaba

    • Rajat S

      I m no gem…just LyK u, I too studied but wid no fear…keep running 🙂

  • manjhi

    oh ram ji …selection 1 saal late kardena …but rajat bhai ko jaldi badhiya kar do….

    • Rajat S

      Thanks for ur wishes 🙂

  • Peeku

    Get well soon Rajat Sir!

    • Rajat S

      Thanks 🙂

  • Cheeku

    Congo…Get well soon.. 🙂 :).. prayers with you …stay blessed…

    • Rajat S

      Thanks :))

  • Naveen Shekhar

    Really an entertaining read….
    Congrats a ton !

    • Rajat S

      Thnx 🙂

  • G.

    Thank you sir . Your openness and brave attitude is what required for such exams.

    We will pray for your better health

    • Rajat S

      Thanks:)

  • Will

    Our prayers are with you …
    Get well soon sir !!!

    • Rajat S

      Thnks 🙂

  • tyger65

    Wishing a Speedy Recovery.

    • Rajat S

      Thnx 🙂

  • Anurag

    Hope that he is not Hurt much and recover fast..

    • Rajat S

      I m not 🙂

      • Anurag

        Thats good Sir.. India can’t afford to lose even one day of your expertise. Wish you all success in your life.

  • sneha

    our prayers are with you sir

    • Rajat S

      Thanks 🙂

  • Archana Verma

    Amazing motivation 🙂

    • Rajat S

      🙂

  • akshay kumar

    Fantastic article sirjee….ek dum straight to the point…..all the best 🙂
    Get well soon !!

    • Rajat S

      Thnks 🙂

  • Akhilesh Gandhi

    Fantastic Article..bro
    Today I beecame a big fan of your simplicity..
    Get well soon

    • Rajat S

      Thanks akhilesh 🙂

  • Affu

    Thank you sir,amazing article…wish u a speedy recovery

    • Rajat S

      Thnkss 🙂

  • Vladimir

    Get well soon Sir, and best wishes for your future.

    • Rajat S

      Thanks 🙂

  • Madhu(ILP3 – Madh901)

    Thanks for such an amazing article…
    Get well soon…

    • Rajat S

      Thnx 🙂

  • Bruce Stark

    loved the article… refreshing perspective… ‘itna daroge to kuch v nahi kar paoge’…. all the best for future….& hoping that you escaped the accident unharmed

    • Rajat S

      Thhanks 🙂

  • Swathi

    Thank you for such an amazing boost up.Get well soon sir.

    • Rajat S

      Thanks 🙂

  • harry

    I had been with rajat bhai since last 2 years.
    He is true champion and each word he wrote was exactly awesome as each word he speak.
    He is the example of person who cleared exam with least tension and highest energy.
    We studied history together and I took guidance from him about everything including my preferences for services and states.
    Good read on good website.

    • Agam

      You too in the same league 🙂

    • Rajat S

      U seem to b biased Agam 😛 thanks though 🙂

  • AT145

    Sasti mil rhi toh lelo. ?
    Aisa mat karna bhaiyo mahanga padega. ……..
    Great words sir ji. ….

    • Rajat S

      🙂

  • Thank you so much sirji…nice one…bahut bdhiya awesome Article…Hasssi aar rahi abhi bhi…?????

    YOJANA SE CHALOGE TO YOJANA BHI PURI HOJAYEGI…??

    • Rajat S

      Thanks :))

  • rajashree

    Congrats…….nd thank you for sharing ths artical

    • Rajat S

      Thanks:)

  • Saurabh

    Sir, History optional pr bhi thoda prakash dalo….

    • Rajat S

      Agam jain has already done it very nicely.

  • aastha bamaniya

    hehe sou motivating …thumps up… GWS 🙂

  • JATIN MARMAT

    congratultions sir for ur succes, RATLAM is proud to have a son like u. sharing the same city its my wish to meet u onces. u r a role model for me. i wish i could be the second son. 🙂

  • Sakshi Sharma

    @disqus_sGIqyMypuw:disqus just n awesome article though i m nt preparing for upsc but this article is vry motivational i vl frwrd it to my frns.
    And undoubtedly (@iasbaba:disqus ) tauseef u hav done a great job, u urself is n inspiration for ppl lyk us. i hav learned a lot frm u. whether its about personal lyf or surviving in IIT under harry 😉

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