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Ganesh Kumar Baskar

Ganesh Kumar Baskar

 

UPSC 2019

 

  • Ganesh Kumar completed his school education from Kendriya Vidyalaya Gurugram and Madurai.
  • His father, S P Baskar, 57, served in the cabinet secretariat of the Central Government which led him to change schools on each transfer.

UPSC 2019

 

  • After passing out of IIT-Kanpur, he enrolled in IIM-Ahmedabad in 2015.After completing his MBA Ganesh started working with a cloud data management company in Bengaluru as a product manager.
  • However, the gist of becoming an IFS officer kept ignited in his heart. After working for 2 years with the company he decided to resign and prepare full-time for the UPSC Civil Services exam. Baskar said he had been preparing for the exams at his house in Nagercoil for the past two years.
UPSC 2019

 

  • Unlike the first time, he enrolled for a few online classes but soon realised that they consumed a lot of his time, so he went back to self-coaching and focussed on mastering his optional subject, Mathematics.
UPSC 2019

 

  • He purchased a set of 16 books and took up several online test series.
  • According to him, the aspirants should first understand the examination process and scoring patterns. “First-time aspirants should look at the syllabus and question paper, understand what the exam wants, scoring patterns and then start preparing,” he told Times of India.
UPSC 2019

 

  • Ganesh studied for 8 hours a day and increased it to 12 hours as the exam dates neared.
  • UPSC Civil Services 2019 AIR 7 holder Ganesh Kumar says that he expected to secure a rank in the top 100 but scoring a single digit rank is more than a dream come true. He cleared the exam in his second attempt and believes that self-study is the main tool.