Gourav Singh

Gourav Singh

Gourav Singh placed first in the Bihar Public Service Commission’s 65th CCE results on his second try. He had also qualified for the 64th CCE, where he was assigned the job of assistant director in the state social welfare department, but before the results were revealed, he had already taken the 65th CCE.



Gourav Singh was born in the year 1994 .
From average school student to Bihar PSC CCE topper, Gourav Singh is from Rohtas distrit.


Gourav Singh holds a BTech Mechanical Engineering degree from KIIT and has worked for Accenture for three years. Despite working for a business corporation, Gourav’s ambition to join the government services never faded, and he began studying for the defence services test.



Gaurav’s success, on the other hand, did not come easily. “Throughout my scholastic years, I was an ordinary student. I did not pass the engineering admission exams (JEE). “I had a lack of self-confidence that hindered me from taking civil service tests for three years,” he explained.

Despite passing the preliminary level of the assistant commandant test, he was unable to advance after being diagnosed with colour blindness during his medical round. With the doors to the armed forces closed, he chose to study for civil service exams.
“My goal was to work for the government, and UPSC civil service was the next best option.” As a result, I began preparing for the civil service test while also preparing for the state PCS. “Because the syllabuses of both tests overlap significantly, preparing for the BPSC CCE was not difficult,” the topper explained.

While most UPSC applicants travel to Delhi for preparation, Gourav opted not to. “Because I was working in Pune, I decided to complete my preparation there.” “Switching to a new place didn’t make sense because all study resources are available online,” Gourav explained.
Gaurav explained that he only prepared for the BPSC CCE 20 days before the exam and was primarily concerned with qualifying for the UPSC civil services. “For the Bihar history component of the BPSC prelims, I read Arihant and Lucent books.” For the mains, I used KBC Nano. “Aside from that, I merely updated my UPSC notes,” he explained.

For current affairs, he relied primarily on Vision IAS’s monthly handouts and The Indian Express newspaper. “I have been constantly following The Indian Express’s Explained feature, and it has made a significant contribution to my writing practise.” “I never miss articles by C Rajamohan and Anand Grover,” he says.
He advised applicants studying for the BPSC to focus on self-made notes for revisions. He also stressed the need of solving prior years’ papers, as many problems were repeated in the mains test. He advised focusing on current events throughout the interview stage.
“Not a single question concerning Bihar or my educational history was asked during my interview.” The majority of the inquiries concerned the Afghanistan issue, Odisha, and national initiatives. As a result, applicants should be well-versed in current affairs,” the topper stated.
Gourav has also taken the UPSC Civil Service exam three times but has yet to pass the main test. For his UPSC preparation, he relied heavily on NCERTs, traditional publications such as Laxmikant, Spectrum, and Bipin Chandra, as well as online lectures from Mrunal Patel.

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