In an exclusive interview with UPSC topper, Anjay Tiwary from Uttar Pradesh said, "Facebook became the weapon to crack the IAS exam." Anjay has secured 750th rank in UPSC Exam 2012.
He said, Initially I hate to use Facebook. Even, my friends forced me to have an account in it. After creating an account in Facebook, Started sharing ideas and knowledge about subjects. Me and my friends have created a group to discuss the examination. We shared current affairs of the ocean of knowledge to draw on their behalf.
We used facebook to chat about subjects and sharing links and discuss the topics. Even we chat on facebook till late night but never off the topics.
"I started preparation from 12th standard. I pursued B.A and M.A in Economics from Allahabad University. Which helped me a lot to score good marks in IAS exam," he said.
I basically relied on standard textbooks in case of Economics and Medieval History. I had put maximum emphasis on General Studies preparation especially two markers. Focus on content, structure & use of creative sentences giving analogy formed the basis of my strategy.
"I came from small town Siddharthnagar near Gorakhpur District in Uttar Pradesh which is far from cities. If, i book 'The Hindu' paper it will reach after 4 days. Then I started using internet, I used e-paper to get the knowledge. Internet is a great way to gather enough knowledge to make the best of it should occur, " he added.
He also passed in Banking exam and get the Job in SBI Bank. Currently, he is working as a Branch manager in SBI bank at Siddharthnagar.
Anjay's family in India has proved to be a lesson for those who are not happy on the birth of a daughter. Lucky proved to be enough for the family that their daughter was born while on selection for IAS. Anjay was married last year. His wife studied MBA and now she is preparing for Civil Services.
Anjay said, "I have time in bank job and people have always been closely associated to me. I wanted to do something to the society. So i opted IAS exam."
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) had declared the result of civil services examination 2012 on Friday May 03, 2013.