Lingraj Panda IAS Interview Rank 38 CSE 2014

Lingraj Panda IAS

Lingraj Panda IAS Interview Rank 38 CSE 2014


Lingraj Panda IAS had secured rank 312 in his last year attempt of 2013 but by this attempt, he managed to secure rank 38. It was his childhood dream to be a civil service officer and finally it came true.

On his extraordinary achievement he got felicitated with Prativa Samman 2015 at SAMAROHA-2015 held in Odisha.

When he got the news of his success in UPSC CSE exam he was at his grandmother’s funeral at Swargdwar in Puri. So while he got joy at the same time he was sad for the reason he was not able to share his success with his grandmother.

Lingraj Panda HOMETOWN:

Lingraj Panda is from Cuttack district, Balisahi in Nuapara area.

He is presently working as the , Income Tax, in Nagpur.

This time, for the preliminary exam about 4.51 lakhs aspirants had appeared. Out of them, 16,933 cleared prelims.The chief minister said the state government would soon come out with a package to encourage UPSC aspirants from Odisha.

His home state is his preference to work for.

Education and job profile of Lingraj Panda

Lingraj Panda has completed his B.E engineering and was working as senior Software Engineer with Greater New York City Area.

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Marks obtained by Lingraj Panda

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In 2013 when Lingraj Panda secured AIR 312 his optional paper was Sociology; where for  Paper I he scored 103 marks for Paper II he got 91 marks. While he improved it in as getting 144 marks in paper I of sociology and the 141 marks in second paper.

Preparation strategy of Lingraj Panda:

  • Go through NCERT’s for basic understanding
  • Read sufficient books for each subject
  • Revise the content
  • Practice for solving question papers
  • Read newspapers daily
  • Prepare short and handy notes.
  • Do not get stressed out and relax your mind with pursuing your hobby in leisure time

Optional subject strategy of Lingraj Panda:

Lingraj found Sociology subject syllabus short. He referred previous question papers analysed those papers. He went through

  • NCERT texts books on sociology
  • Ram Ahuja: Society in India
  • Ram Ahuja: Social problems in India
  • IGNOU notes (especially for thinkers and topic on Indian system


Credit for his success:

Lingraj Panda gives credit of his success to the whole family being thankful for their support.

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  1. Respected sir, I am an average student of commerce back ground, can I be able to prepare for civil service exam. If I do so then what type of initiatives should I follow?

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