[Topper's Interview] Mr. Vikas Sharma Rank-4 (Age 37) (HPAS-2014) EX- Serviceman Worked in Indian Navy : Anthropology, Sanskrit Optionals from Phataher, Baijnath, Kangra, Himachal

Topper's Profile : Vikas Sharma

Meet Mr. Vikas Sharma 2014 batch HAS, Hard working and Ex-Serviceman worked in Indian Navy,
Cracked HPAS 2014 Examination and achieved Rank-4 with Anthropology and Sanskrit Optional.

Name
Vikas Sharma
Rank
4th
Roll No.
406447
Age
37 yrs
Total attempts in HPAS
2nd
Optional Subject
1st: Anthropology, 2nd: Sanskrit Literature
Medium chosen for Mains answers
English
Schooling medium
Hindi
College medium
English
Home town/city/Village
VPO: Phataher, Tehsil: Baijnath, Kangra
Work-experience if any
15 years Indian Navy,
02 months: Lecturer Electrical Engineering at Govt Polytechnic Kangra,
Assistant Engineer HPSEBL since Mar 2015 till date
Details of other competitive exams, including success/failures
Cleared JTO exam (BSNL) in 1999, Cleared Bank PO & Clerical exam in 2014
Details of coaching, mock tests, postal material for any competitive exam (if used)
Postal material: Panini Classes for Sanskrit
Braintree material for Anthropology
service preference
HAS, HPS


Educational Profile

% in class 10
64
% in class 12
51
Schooling (Medium)
Hindi
Graduation course and %
1)Diploma in Electrical Engineering, 76%
2)AMIE Electrical Engineering from Institution of Engineers (India)
64%
Name of college, city, passing out year
School: Govt High School Deol
College: GGDSD college Baijnath
Diploma: Govt Polytechnic Hamirpur
Post-graduation
NO
Any other professional courses
Diploma in Rural Development, IGNOU
Hobbies & Extra curricular
Internet Surfing
Listening Jagjit Singh Gazal


Introduction

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

Vikas Sharma HAS (2014 batch)
Answer: I was born in a lower middle class family at village Phataher  (near Baijnath). My father was Sr Assistant in HPSEBL, mother – house-wife. My elder sister is in noble profession of teaching, younger brother is software engineer.

My village is one of the remote locations of distt Kangra, where regular bus facility started when I was in college. As far as entering into the field of competitive exams is concerned, getting into any Govt job was also my motive (just like any typical village society mentality).

After completion of Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Hamirpur, I got the first opportunity to join Indian Navy and I grabbed it with both hands.  Navy provided me the opportunity to visit different places and interact with diverse personalities. On one of these occasions in 2009, I got a chance to meet IAS probationers’ batch, which had come to visit my submarine. Time spent with them infused a sense of urgency and confidence to achieve this milestone. A desire to work for the down trodden of society and to make a mark in the society were also one of the driving factors.

An incident at the age of fifteen always motivated me to reach at certain position in society where people couldn’t ignore me easily.

Since then I decided to start preparation and the result of this long but exciting process has been achieved now.

Electronic Vs Paper material

Question: Now a days many students rely on internet for study material, 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 study life. 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…etc styles or way)

Answer:  Since internet surfing is my hobby, I decided to convert the internet into a treasure house of knowledge. During initial stage of my preparation, since there was no source of guidance available on HPAS exam and I was preparing in isolation (at Andhra Pradesh), I was solely dependent upon internet. I have been accessing most of the GS paper material form internet only. My day starts with newspaper reading (at least 3-4 e-papers, Hindu editorial, opinion).

I used to make hand written notes from newspapers on a daily basis in addition to saving important articles etc. in Pockets (an app on play store). Reading multiple newspapers helps in revising important news item.

For optional part I was relying on multiple revisions and didn’t make notes.

Tempo and Style

Question: Students 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?

Answer: Motivation and tempo during preparation time is most important. Most of us set the highest target, when we are high on motivation. But as the time passes importance of targets keep reducing and also the motivation level goes down. 

Therefore it is very important to keep reminding ourselves about our goals on a regular basis. When our ‘goal’ becomes our ‘life’, nothing can stop oneself to achieve it.

Dreams aren't those which comes while you sleep, but those which don't let you sleep. - A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.  


If Struggle of a senior player


My Question are two:

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. 

Question: How did you handle the mental Stress and what are your words of wisdom to other senior players? If any specific inspirational incident(s),  please share.


Answer: I was worse at handling the failures. ‘You can win’ by Shiv Khera was helpful to keep reminding me of my goal. A few childhood incidents always kept me motivating.

Moreover once you enter in this process, social pressure won’t let you fall back till you achieve it. You can’t keep telling relatives that still I am preparing for HAS / IAS.

Question: What went wrong in your previous attempt? What changes did you make in this current attempt?

Answer: During previous attempts my calculation for optional back fired. Pub Ad fetched avg marks and disaster happened with Hindi Litt.

This time I tried to sail through with most dependable and scoring subjects. I changed the strategy from ‘liking for the subject’ to ‘scoring ability of the subject’. Since our ultimate aim is to achieve success (and that too without wasting our valuable time) and not to become Ph D in optionals, we have to prepare our strategy dynamically. We can’t keep preparing in isolation and wait for our ‘favourite’ optional to click. Therefore I took the risk of changing my both optional to Anthropology and Sanskrit. And it paid off handsomely.


If Working Professional

Question: If you’re a working professional, share some tips on how to manage studies with job?

Answer: My whole preparation was during my Naval service period (except leave). Defense services have no time schedule; hence time table for studies can also not be made. Where ever, when ever, what ever time one gets, should be utilized to the fullest. Job requirements have to be met (b’coz back up has to be there), personal aspirations have also to be fulfilled (b’coz …all of us know). So time is to be managed smartly. Personal leisure time has to be sacrificed and devoted to studies judiciously.     

Studyplan:

Prelims: General Studies (GS) :

Topic
Studyplan/booklist/comment
Himachal Pradesh General Studies :
History
Art & Culture
Geography
Polity
Economic & Social Development
Economic Survey: HP
History Ancient
NCERT
History Medieval
NCERT
History Modern (Freedom Struggle)
NCERT,
Culture society
NIOS material
Polity & Governance (theory + current)
Economic & Social Development
(theory + current)
Economic Survey, India YearBook by GoI,
NCERT for Basics, Mrunal.org for current issues 
Science (theory + Current)
NCERT, Arihant book
Environment & Biodiversity
(theory + current)
NCERT
Physical Geography,
Indian and World Geography
NCERT, Arihant book
Other national/international current affairs
GkToday.in,
Mrunal.org,
Insightsonindia.com
Schemes, Policy etc
Economic Survey




Question: Any observation / comments / tips about GS Prelim paper?

Answer: Newspaper note-making is an essential & unavoidable part. Regularity plus revision is a must. To cover HP GS part, notes from Balokhara’s book are to be prepared to speed up the revision. Economic survey (HP) is also a very important document. Practical target to score 80-90 marks should be set under all conditions. One should identify his strength as well as weakness in GS part and prepare accordingly.


Prelims: Aptitude Test (CSAT)

Topic
Studyplan/booklist/comment
English / Comprehension
No preparation
Reasoning and Analytical Ability
RS Aggrawal, Old papers from Internet
Maths / Quant / Data Interpretation
RS Aggrawal, Old papers from Internet
Interpersonal Skills including Communication
No preparation
Decision Making and Problem Solving
No preparation
Misc
Misc

Question: Any observation / comments / tips about Aptitude (CSAT) paper?

Answer: CSAT needs practice. More the practice, more the speed, more the accuracy hence more are the marks. And more you inch towards your goal.


Prelim Accuracy

Question: Did you attend any ‘mock tests’? Do you think they are necessary for success?

Answer: no, I didn’t attend. But they definitely help in identifying one’s weak areas.

Question: Approximate no. of attempted answers vs. correct answers. in HPAS 2014 ?

 Answer:

Papers
Attempted Questions
Marks
GS
Cannot recall
ATITUDE
Cannot recall
TOTAL



Mains: Compulsory Language Papers

Question: How did you prepare for the Compulsory English Paper? (If then Book list and Study pan/comments/tips)

Answer:  I solved previous year’s question paper.

Question: How did you prepare for the Compulsory Hindi Paper? (if then Book list and Studyplan/comments/tips)
Answer:  I solved previous year’s question paper. From this time onwards, Hindi needs a proper study plan.



Mains Essay Writing

Question: How did you prepare for the essay paper?

Answer: I had downloaded few essays from Vision IAS, written by UPSC toppers. This provided me the basic framework. Rest, Yojana magazine also enriches one’s knowledge while preparing for HPAS.


Question: Which among the following essay did you write? What key points did you include in it? (If you remember)
Answer: Essay of “Sports”


General Studies (Mains) Paper :

Topic
How did you prepare?Studyplan/booklist/comment
Indian History (Modern)
(Please give details for subtopics if used various study material or reference books)
NCERT
Freedom Struggle
Post-independence India
Indian Culture
(Please give details for subtopics if used various study material or reference books)
NIL
Physical Geography
(Please give details for subtopics if used various study material or reference books)
NCERT
Indian Geography
(Please give details for subtopics if used various study material or reference books)
NCERT
Indian Polity
(Please give details for subtopics if used various study material or reference books)
Indian Economy
(Please give details for subtopics if used various study material or reference books)
Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi
Internet
Himachal Pradesh General Studies:
History
Art & Culture
Geography
Polity
Economic & Social Development

Question: Any other comments, Tips or word of wisdom after going through the mains?

Answer: Concise & specific notes for important topics should always be ready for last moment preparations. (It really helps a lot and reduces a lot of pressure).


Optional Subjects :

Question: What were your optional subject and why did you chose it and not something else?

Answer: My optional for this attempt were 1. Anthropology 2. Sanskrit.

As all aspirants know that HPAS is a game of optionals. Once you score 70 – 80% in optional, you are way ahead of others. GS, essay and interview more or less have the same average marking i.e. the difference is very less. Liking for the subject had very little part to play in this game. We should understand one thing very clearly that in order to qualify in this ruthless competition, one has to study anything under the sun. Therefore whatever tool helps you achieving your goal, has to be grabbed with both hands.

Question: If a new player wants to pick this subject, would you advice for it or against it?

Answer: 
Above answer explains it well.

Question: First the essential book/resource list and strategy of Optional 1 ?

Answer: Since I had followed the strategy provided in Mrunal.org , so I am pasting the same. This is more than enough, if done religiously.

http://mrunal.org/2012/06/strategy-anthropology.html


Preparation of Anthropology (mains)
It’s advisable to start anthro preparation as early as possible after the psc preliminary examination and with focussed, systematic study one can complete the subject by end of august.


Useful books

 
P.Nath (Preferred) / B M Das for Physical Anthropology. Nath is very useful for misc topics also

Indian Anthropology by R.N. Sharma
For More also visit : Anthropology Studyplan Here


About these Books
are interesting but not commission exam oriented. Just keep glancing at it when u feel bored with other stuff thats more than enough. Do not waste time trying to cram it line by line.

R.N. Sharma is good for tribal topics, also get hold muniratnam sir’s notes plus do keep updating and make notes from min. Of tribal affairs websites wrt tribal legislations,schemes. P.nath is good for the genetics /biology part.

Makhan Jha is an essential book as there are no good books available exclusively for theories) also make use of internet and prepare notes for theories given in union public service commission syllabus that are not in makhan jha.

Das/nath havesimple diagrams for physical part but parts are not marked in both. There is a physical anthro book by r.n.sharma which has well marked parts but instead of buying that book just for diagrams,i suggest you see the topic in das/nath and then google the topic (eg. Neanderthal skull) you’l get beautiful diagrams.for diagrams on pre historic tools, ” an outline of indian prehistory ” by d.k.bhattacharya is good but again instead of getting the book you can get it from the internet. Most of my flow charts are result of my own thoughts- i just make a pictographic representation of the whole broad concept,didnt refer anywhere for it.


Tips for Anthropology Preparation :

Try to start preparation as soon as upsc preliminary examination are over(thats the reason for me posting now) instead of choosing it late and feeling sorry better start your preparation asap. I finished the whole thing in 4 months.

Try attempting physical anthro based and theory based questions as much as possible.from what i know, socio based questions fetch lesser marks comparitively( i avoided questions like those on origin of language in the exam even though i knew it).

When you come across a case study, note it down as use it at appropriate topics where you are expected to explain the concept.

Practice diagrams for physical part, diagrams will ultimately fetch us more marks, Do not ignore theories part ,selective study is always dangerous, Try to make good notes for theories and misc part as good material is not available in market.

Keep updating the latest trends and developments in anthropology from newspaper/magazines and internet

Importance of diagrams in Anthropology Answer Writing :


It’s more catchy and provides more information,saves examiner’s time also- if he finds your diagram to be very good, he’l be more inclined to like your description too.. So as far as physical anthro is concerned, neat diagrams will definitely give us an edge over others.. So practice diagrams.

By diagrams i meant anatomical -skull,vertebra,bones,teeth diagrams when we are asked to write about prehistoric man,also a good comparative diagram with modern man also can be given(depending on question).for questions on prehistoric stages you can give good diagrams of the tools used then, a rough picture of the habitat, some pictures of artefacts found etc.. Its easier to draw diagrams and then explain.

Just read the theory part then spend 5 mins for looking at the diagram, then try and do a rough sketch.. 15 mins /day for the diagrams should be more than enough.. That too its only when you read the physical part..


Diagrams are important ( for physical anthro part only) because you can draw a picture and explain things easily than writing paras and paras( saves time too). It also shows that you know the concept better. Nobody will reduce your marks for not drawing, but you are bound to get more if u give neat sketches. So if you want really high scores then you have to pay attention to it.

For non physical anthro part – give some pictorial additions – like a cycle(eg. Bonded labour question in 2010)/ flow chart- that way we have an edge over others

Question : Is it required to draw skeletons and dentition for questions on neanderthals, australopithecines etc?

Answer : Yes.. Diagrams will definitely fetch you more marks..focused preparation with good strategy and guidance will definitely succeed.

Question: First the essential book/resource list and strategy of Optional 2 ?

Answer: 
 For Sanskrit, all the books I followed were from MLBD Prakashan. Their website provides most of the books. Geeta Press books are also helpful.

Question: 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?

Answer:
 For Anthro’ One needs to update latest data, hence govt website for tribal, population etc are helpful.

Question: How many months did it take to finish the core optional syllabus?

Answer: Since I had changed both optional this time, I had to finish these in three months.

Question: How much writing practice you did for Optionals?

Answer:
For anthro, I relied on www.insightsonindia.com. On this site, we can see how the answers are framed for optional.  I wrote a few of answers, on that site.
For Sanskrit, we need to do a good writing practice. Essay needs to be practiced on different topics. It will reduce grammatical errors.

Question: Do you maintain self-notes for revision of optional? Or you simply rely on reference books?

Answer:
I prepared notes, in order to have writing practice on the subject. Otherwise books are all time notes for me.


Question: What do you think about the Importance of Optionals in HPAS in existing pattern?

Answer: Every senior player understands the importance of optional in HPAS mains. They can make or break your dreams. To play the game of ‘HPAS’ well, we need to understand its rules. Only those optional need to be chosen where ‘knowledge’ can be converted into ‘marks’. We can’t regret that so & so optionals are easier / scoring, therefore people are getting selected. Optionals are open for all. Selective study of any subject can sail you through. We need to go through previous year papers to get an insight of level of toughness. We need to go through the marking trend in mains papers. Go through the marks of the selected candidates. Then try to make a careful & balanced selection of optional. Otherwise in this world of ruthless competition, we can’t keep waiting for our optional to ‘click’.

Question: What you will suggest to the young aspirants about how to choose the Optional Subjects?
Answer: As above.


Mains Answer Writing

Question: What style you follow like “introduction-body-conclusion” format or just simply write down what comes in mind first or any other style?

Answer: ‘Intro –body –conclusion’ is the best choice. If the ‘body’ part of the answer can be written in point – form along with underlining of the important points, it will definitely fetch a few more marks. Please go through www.insightsonindia.com website, it will guide you to a very god extent on answer writing.

Question: Did you write answers in bullet points or in paragraphs or any other style?

Answer:
Those questions, where answer was very clear in my mind, I chose bullet form. But where some thing ‘bla bla’ was to be written, I preferred paragraph.

Question: What was your approach in the exam writing questions in fixed word limits?

Answer:  Clarity of the answer is very important while writing the answers. It helps in framing the answer within word limit. 20 -25 min for every question should be allotted. 


Interview


Question: How did you prepare for the interview?

Answer:
Bio data sheet needs to be prepared carefully. Your hobbies play an important part in interview. Extensive study of current affairs is a must. I relied on newspaper reading, rajya sabha / lok sabha TV debates, opinions / editorials of The Hindu, Pratiyogita Darpan magazine etc. Current national issues are very important. I tried to frame answers for every small question, which came to my mind. I prepared a list of local issues / problems at block / district level. 

Question: Did you attend any mock interviews by coaching classes?

Answer:
No

Question: How long was the interview?

Answer:
It last for 25 -30 min.

Question: Please narrate your entire interview- what questions did they ask and what did you reply and other pleasant or uncomfortable experiences during the interview.
 (Or you can simply tell about the questions asked in the interview, but it will be better if you try to narrate in question-answer pattern).

Answer: As the attendant guided me into the room , I loudly asked, “May I come in, sir ?”

C/M: Yes

Me: thank u sir. He directed me towards the chair. I thanked.

Since I had written my hobby as listening Jagjit Singh Gazals & Internet surfing, so chairman asked me to sing a Gazal.

Me: Tum itna jo …..

C/M: Very good. Five extra marks for it.

C/M: Why gazal is a fading art ? Should pak singers be allowed in India ? (intolerance)
(It got converted into a discussion)

C/M: What about corruption in defence services ?
Me: Since I am an ex-ser man , I had to defend the services. A diplomatic answer.

C/M: GST ?
Me: Since I was not very much clear about this, I asked C/M for an attempt. Then I  explained a few points.

C/M: Compare India – China w.r.t growth rates ?
Me: Answered, but not very satisfactorily.

C/M: Which news papers u read & why ?
Me: Answered.

M1: He asked about India Electricity rules, Transmission & Distribution losses in HPSEBL, functions of State Load Dispatch Centre & is it a biased orginisation towards Pvt hydro plants ?Minimum wages Act ? what facilities u expect from GoHP w.r.t. the improvements in agriculture in your village / own land.

M2: Difference b/w gazal & nazm ? What is the use of vidhan Sabha at Dharamsala, ‘Manesar’ place w.r.t environment ? What is bird ringing ? Famous temles of Baijnath & stories behind them ? What is Kripal Singh Kuhal model of irrigation in palampur ?

M3: Why there is shortage of officers in armed forces ?

Me: My answer resulted in a dispute when comparison b/w IAS vs Army officers arose. Since he was an IAS (I thought so), he defended IAS vigorously. But C/M saved me from further bombardment from him.

C/M said ok , your interview is over.

Question: 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?

Answer:
It was not a stress interview. C/m asks you about language preference. A few question were unexpected, otherwise overall a nice experience. Most important is to assess the question immediately and decide whether u want to answer it or not.  Politely say ‘No’ if u don’t know the answer.


Insecurity about profile

Question: 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? What is your message to these candidates?

Answer: Be truthful to what you are. Prepare well. If we can express yourself nicely in any language, 90% of job is done. But that can be done only if you have knowledge.


Mark Sheet
Please provide your marks when they will reveal the marks it will help future aspirants.

Didn’t receive yet.


Career Backup

Question: If you were not selected, what was your career backup plan?

Answer: Since I was working as Assistant Engineer HPSEBL, so my back up plan was already in place.

Question: When were you going to “execute” that backup plan?
Answer: NA


Views on HPAS Reforms


Question: Optional subjects should be removed altogether or not?DoesPresent pattern seems biased these days when importance is being given to GS more? What is you take on this ?

Answer:
If there is one optional, still it is going to play an important part in final merit. But the overall difference may get narrowed down. In GS part, every one has to answer the same thing, hence the true equality will be applicable. 

Question: What are your thoughts on the Aptitude test (CSAT)? (Honest Views) It should be only Qualifying in nature or not? 

Answer: Not applicable in HPAS

Question:  HPPSC have amended the Mains Pattern & Syllabus and scraped one optional subject and 3 General Studies papers have been added, what do you think about these changes how they will affect the preparations of HPAS overall?

Answer: 
 If there is one optional, still it is going to play an important part in final merit. But the overall difference may get narrowed down. In GS part, every one has to answer the same thing, hence the true equality will be applicable.

Question: What other reforms you would like to see in HPAS?

Answer:
Marks of candidates including cut off should be uploaded on the website. 


Inspiration & Wisdom


Question: 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?

Answer:  

"वोह
 रस जो तेरी इबादत में है
वो शायद तुजे पाने में नहीं
वो आनंद जो तेरी चाहत में है
वो तुजमें समा जाने में नहीं
वो अश्रु जो छलके तुजको याद करते
या जो छलके सजदा फ़रियाद करते
कसम तेरी उसका मज़ा इस ज़माने में नहीं"

The days of preparation are unforgettable. I remember those days in 2009, when I had seen a ‘normal human being’ as SDM. Till then I kept on assuming that these people are ‘super human’. Then started the process of collecting basic information about the process. I searched ‘orkut’ & ‘facebook’ for contact details of HAS qualifies people. Sent messages to many ‘unknowns’ to help in the process. Some responded generously, but some … Internet proved to be ‘true & loyal’ friend.

I tried to prepare everything as it may come in mains. Started from ‘zero’ in new optional subjects in first attempt. Tried to contact senior players on mains writing techniques. Appeared in mains & declared proudly of having cleared it. Thinking that I was almost there, started preparing for interview. Then came the result and dreams broken. One year lost. Thought to leave this entire process. 

Started all over again. Studied the pattern of marking in HPAS mains, marks of different subjects and zeroed on Sanskrit & Anthroplogy. Took the biggest strategic risk of changing optional just before three months of exam, as there was no way out. Selective study was the focus this time. Attempted mains head on with full confidence of clearing. Mains cleared and interview was also good. Expected day of result was the longest & toughest to pass. At 1704 Hrs, HPPSC uploaded the result. Heart started banging with full speed. Finally it happened and my name was there in the list. Thanked God for this success. Please bless me to help those poor and downtrodden in whose life, if I am able to bring even a single ray of hope, I will think myself really worthy of this job.   

Question: Many hardworking candidates have failed in Mains/Interview of HPAS-2014. They’re feeling dejected- what is your message to them?

Answer: I can’t advise them because I am worse at handling failures.

Question: How did you kept motivating yourself in these years for this journey? Or form where you got the inspiration? Please share. 

Answer:
Blogs of UPSC toppers, their success stories, a zeal to help the last person of the society…everything contributed to motivation. Motivation needs continuous dose.


Credit: Family/Friends/Tutors

Question: 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 was those people in your case? Any specific incidence that you would like to share with the readers?

Answer:
My parents, teachers, my wife kept on continuously motivating me, brother (with whom I kept on discussing different strategies and plans), sister, Sh Suresh Chauhan HPS, Sh Surender Mohan HAS, Sh Anil Sharma HPS, Sh Surender Kumar HAS and all others who kept their faith on me. 


Khadubhai :
Thanks a lot for the valuable Knowledge and Experiences you shared, hope that it will inspire youth more and more and you will become a great source of inspiration. Wishing you all the best for the Great Job. 


16 comments:

  1. great job sir...............tinke se taz tak ka safar mubarak ho.........

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  2. Thanx for a great interview...highly motivating... Specially after knowing that an average student can also get through this exam n also as u told that choice of mains subject was difficult n u prepared in such a short time span...congrats to u n thanx for posting this interview kb..

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS SIR.Each & Every step of ur journey is a treasure of inspiration. Thanku so much for sharing ur experience and motivating every aspirant

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  4. Great inspiration, congratulation.

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  5. Great achievement Vikas. You made all of us proud. Keep up the hard work and I am sure you will contribute to a great extent in upliftment of the society. All the best for future endevours.
    Warm regards,

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  6. Superb interview, You are truly an inspiration for all.

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  7. Felt good to read your interview here..It truly reflects what I have known you for years. Wish you more success in life ahead.

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  8. Great..simply superb...mubarakein...

    Vishal sharma

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  9. great sir...inspiration to us

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  10. Wow u r an inspiration sir all d best.

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  11. How much chance do a non-himachali have in HPAS ?
    Is there any recent success story of any such person clearing this exam.

    Please guide friends

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