UPSC Pathshala: Please Introduce yourself. (Name, Academics, Profession, Year of appearing exam)
Anamitra Munsi: B.Tech Petroleum Engineering from IIT (ISM) Dhanbad (2016 batch), Currently working as Assistant Executive Engineer (Production) at ONGC, Will be appearing for UPSC CSE 2019
UPSC Pathshala: Did you finish your course with UPSC pathshala?
Anamitra Munsi: I have been enrolled in the UPSC Inception Course 2019. The course has not been completed yet.
UPSC Pathshala: How were your sessions with your mentor?
Anamitra Munsi: Interactive and Informative
UPSC Pathshala: How helpful was your mentorship?
Anamitra Munsi: Extremely helpful in planning and analyzing my preparation.
UPSC Pathshala: Did you take any tests in your course period?
Anamitra Munsi: Yes. Taken 4 GS and 1 CSAT test till now.
UPSC Pathshala: Were you able to grasp from the video lectures?
Anamitra Munsi: Yes. The videos helped to understand complex concepts in shorter span of time.
UPSC Pathshala: Approximately how much time did you spend in watching video lectures during your study sessions?
Anamitra Munsi: Being a working individual, I have been able to provide an average of 3 hours a day for my preparation.
UPSC Pathshala: Did you prepare study notes?
Anamitra Munsi: Yes, mentor, Tasneem taught me how to make notes. This has been rather helpful.
UPSC Pathshala: How helpful was notes preparation for your studies?
Anamitra Munsi: Yes, I have prepared notes for the videos watched. It was done in a shorter time, when compared to reading books. Also, I can revise in much lesser time whenever needed.
UPSC Pathshala: Did UPSC Pathshala make your Civil Services Examination preparation easier than the traditional methods of preparation?
Anamitra Munsi: Yes, significantly.
UPSC Pathshala: Will you recommend UPSC Pathshala to other students?
Anamitra Munsi: Certainly!
UPSC Pathshala: Any suggestions?
Anamitra Munsi: Some subjects contain lesser videos, while others do not have videos covered from all the topics, i.e. incomplete with respect to the syllabus.
The tests should be more in number and carry negative marking as well with a time frame.
It would be extremely helpful if a schedule is prepared specifically for working persons (avg 3 or 4 hrs a day)