Bilal Mohi Ud Din Bhat IAS UPSC Topper 2016-17 Rank 10 Interview

 

Name – Bilal Mohi Ud Din Bhat

Rank – 10th 

Exam – UPSC 

Year – 2016-2017

State – Jammu and Kashmir 

Roll Number- 0000823

 

 


If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again — these words that always moved Bilal Mohiuddin Bhat came true for the Kashmir forest officer who scored the 10th position in the civil services, the results of which were declared on Wednesday.

“Words can hardly describe my feelings. I feel on top of the world today,” Bhat, an Indian Forest Officer at present based in Lucknow, told PTI over the phone.

Bhat, who had appeared for the examination four times, would have in November this year crossed 32 — the cutoff age for appearing for the elite services.

“I believed in this quote — Try, try, try again. I have been trying from 2010,” Bhat said, his voice choking with emotion.
Bhat, who belongs to the remote border district of Handwara in North Kashmir, completed his schooling and college from Srinagar before studying Veterinary Sciences in Jammu.

The product of a government college, he cleared the Kashmir Administrative Services (KAS) and later the Indian Forest Services.

 

Omar Abdullah tweeted congratulations to Bhat:Omar Abdullah tweeted congratulations to Bhat:

“However, my aim was the IAS and now I am sure that I will get my home cadre,” Bhat said.

“I have had to sacrifice every comfort to achieve my goal,” Bhat, who has three brothers and a sister, added.

His father, who was also a KAS officer, was “elated” by his son’s success.

“He is longing to see me back in my home state so that I can serve my people,” Bhat said.

The father in him credits his success to his seven- month-old daughter, Mariam.

“After she was born in September, I cleared my preliminaries. And since then there has been no looking back,” he said.

As the news of Bhat’s success spread, congratulatory messages were flashed by Union minister Jitendra Singh and former chief minister Omar Abdullah.

Jitendra Singh

“It is encouraging to see that youths from militancy-hit areas are appearing and emerging as toppers in the civil services,” Singh told PTI.

In his message, Omar said Bhat had made the state proud and hoped that “all the dreams of the son of the soil” would be fulfilled.


Fourteen candidates from Jammu and Kashmir have made the merit list of the recently announced Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Service Exam conducted in 2016. This is a rare bit of uplifting news coming out of the terror-hit state which has been troubled by multiple insurgency attempts. The state has also seen clashes between the armed forces and the citizens as stone pelting has become rampant.
al Mohi Ud Din Bhat

Mohiuddin Bhat who scored the 10th position. He is currently an Indian Forest Officer based in Lucknow. He told PTI that “Words can hardly describe my feelings. I feel on top of the world today”. He is a veterinarian by training and could not qualify for civil service exams in his first three attempts, reported DNA. This time he made the top 10 and hopes to get his state cadre. He had earlier cracked the Kashmir Administrative Services.


 

The others from Jammu and Kashmir who qualified the exam include Zafar Iqbal (rank 39), Syed Fakhrudin Hamid (rank 86), Bisma Qazi (rank 115), Suhail Qasim Mir (rank 125), Saqib Yousuf (rank 472), Inabat Khaliq (rank 604), Faisal Javaid (rank 610), and Amir Bashir (rank 1087) according to Rising Kashmir.


The UPSC logo

The UPSC logo. Image Courtesy: UPSC website

Bisma Qazi, 25, from Srinagar told DNA that she was heartbroken when she could not qualify for MBBS. “It was a painful experience. But I decided that I will come back with much bigger goal. Today I have done it,” she said. She is an electronics and communications engineer and this was her second attempt. She hopes to get into the IAS but is comfortable with IPS as well.

26-year-old Suhail Qasim Mir from the Anantnag district secured the 125th rank and credited his father for his success, according to Rising Kashmir. His father is a police officer and the decorum associated with a government officer’s job always fascinated him. He was pursuing a PhD from Jamia Millia Islamia after completing his MBA from the same university.

The topper this year is Nandini KR from Karnataka. She is an officer of the Indian Revenue Service and is presently undergoing training at the National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics in Faridabad.

Nandini, who belongs to the Other Backward Class category, topped the exam in her fourth attempt. “It is like a dream come true. I always wanted to be an IAS officer,” she told PTI.
According to the results, which were uploaded on Wednesday evening, 1,099 candidates have been recommended for appointment to various central government services. They include 44 physically handicapped candidates (22 orthopedically handicapped, seven visually challenged and 15 hearing impaired). There are 220 other candidates in the waiting list.

The civil services examination is conducted by the UPSC annually in three stages — preliminary, main and interview — to select candidates for the elite Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Foreign Service and the Indian Police Service among others.

A total of 1,209 vacancies were notified by the government, which were to be filled through the civil services examination 2016.

With inputs from PTI

 


If at first you dont succeed, try, try, try again — these words that always moved Bilal Mohiuddin Bhat came true for the Kashmir forest officer who scored the 10th position in the civil services, the results of which were declared today.

“Words can hardly describe my feelings. I feel on top of the world today,” Bhat, an Indian Forest Officer at present based in Lucknow, told PTI over the phone.

Bhat, who had appeared for the examination four times, would have in November this year crossed 32 — the cutoff age for appearing for the elite services.

“I believed in this quote — Try, try, try again. I have been trying from 2010,” Bhat said, his voice choking with emotion.

Bhat, who belongs to the remote border district of Handwara in North Kashmir, completed his schooling and college from Srinagar before studying Veterinary Sciences in Jammu.

The product of a government college, he cleared the Kashmir Administrative Services (KAS) and later the Indian Forest Services.

“However, my aim was the IAS and now I am sure that I will get my home cadre,” Bhat said.

“I have had to sacrifice every comfort to achieve my goal,” Bhat, who has three brothers and a sister, added.

His father, who was also a KAS officer, was “elated” by his sons success.

“He is longing to see me back in my home state so that I can serve my people,” Bhat said.

The father in him credits his success to his seven- month-old daughter, Mariam.

“After she was born in September, I cleared my preliminaries. And since then there has been no looking back,” he said.

As the news of Bhats success spread, congratulatory messages were flashed by Union Minister Jitendra Singh and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

“It is encouraging to see that youths from militancy-hit areas are appearing and emerging as toppers in the civil services,” Singh told PTI.

In his message, Omar said Bhat had made the state proud and hoped that “all the dreams of the son of the soil” would be fulfilled. PTI SKL BDS


Stretergy of Bilal

Preliminary Examination;

  1. Must read are all textbooks of NCERT. These make strong base and value addition can be done from newspapers , internet sources.
  1. Just before 2 months from prelims make sure you solve as many mock tests as possible. it must be ensured that you go through explanations and mark some important questions which you will revise again. Insights prelims tests series or vision or any good test series will suffice.
  2. Certain sections like geography and environment should be strengthened as some quality questions which are current based are asked.
  3. You should remember facts but more focus should be on clarity of concepts. This is the thing which will help you in mains. From 2010 onwards we have seen dramatic change in nature of the preliminary examination. UPSC has shifted its focus from facts to concepts.
  4. Remember one mantra that revision is the key .

Mains Examination

  1. Go through the syllabus of MAINS and try to remember the topics . This will help you to pick up the relevant portion of news and add to the mains topic.
  2. Daily minimum 2 hour of answer writing (Insights Secure) is must after prelims one can write 7 questions in an hour. It should be a time bound event.
  3. If possible one should join classroom test series mains. It mimics the exam conditions.
  4. I will say it by my experience that in Mains the conceptual clarity and coherent thought process is given more weightage during marking.
  5. Insights links to topics in Secure Initiative helped me a lot. Try to make your own viewpoint on the current issues.
  6. Write balanced, positive perspective with subtle blend of criticism in questions. Conclude on futuristic and positive note.(3-4 lines)
  7. Whenever you write the answer particularly GS – 3 remember to try to link the answer with the current events and relevant examples. Make sure that you project yourself a learned and educated personality.

Interview

  1. Be what you are. the diversity among each us is our strength. polish it, enhance and make it relevant to the situation.
  2. Honesty ,Integrity , Calmness and Composure  are key .
  3. Show them what you are than what you are trying to be.
  4. Please don’t listen to myths of boards and story that circulate on internet. Don’t have stereotypes of any board . Don’t prepare for boards , Prepare for interview.
  5. Showcase yourself a person who is ready to take responsiblity of public service.

ESSAY

  1. Present yours ideas coherently and in simple language.
  2. Be original and write what you think about the topic.
  3. Don’t put unnecessary facts and figures . only at relevant places.
  4. Write in such a way that it has a flow and examiner is engrossed to know what next.
  5. Limited quotes . they want your understanding about the topic
  6. Write bigger picture of the issue.
  7. Multi facets of issues and their impact on various sectors like social, political, economic  and ethical should be discussed

Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry

  1. Collage notes and relevant addition from good books .(if u want comprehensive list of books , you can mail me)
  2. Make certain areas very strong . they are   a) animal nutrition b) Animal breeding and population genetics c) milk and milk production technology d) meat and meat product technology.
  3. In the recent past, there is increased focus on medicine, surgery, pharmacology and toxicology.. Make short notes of topics which have been asked.
  4. Make crisp notes of animal physiology so that you can revise at last.
  5. Take latest inputs from Pashudhan magzine and animal husbandry schemes.
  6. Biggest challenge of veterinary sciences is how to sum up the entire syllabus . Flow charts, diagrams and tables should guide .
  7. Apart from books and collage notes there is BRILLIANT TUTORIAL material available in the market.
  8. For comprehensive study and latest topics join TANUVAS  E-LEARNING site . register yourself as Guest user .
  9. Please solve 5 years Mains test papers. Many questions repeat.

Wish you all the best.

Sandeep

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