Prudhvi Tej Immadi

Prudhvi Tej Immadi is an inspiring personality and can help us in a lot ways. He comes from West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. He cleared IIT-JEE with AIR 1 in 2011 and then cleared UPSC CSE 2017 with AIR 24. I would like to be jack of all trades but people say it isn’t be possible. I never give up and keep trying, says Prudhvi.

In an interview he talked about many aspects of his life and these would definitely going to help you.

Personal Information

I am a native of Dwaraka Tirumala. My father Srinivasa Rao had a Jewellery shop. My mom Rani is a home-maker. I studied from first standard to sixth standard in Dwaraka Tirumala and after that I studied up to tenth at Gudiwada. I joined Intermediate at Vijayawada aiming IIT seat. I secured all India top rank in 2011 and joined in IIT- Bombay in Electrical Engineering.

Now a question arises in our mind How he cleared this exam in very less time whereas other aspirants take two or more years?

Strategy

Prudhvi Tej Immadi described how he came to delhi and what problems he faced during preparation.

I started my preparation for civils as soon as I returned to India in 2016. I joined a crash course in Delhi. With this, I got an idea about civils and command over basics. After completing the crash course, I applied for Civils in 2017. I started preparing on my own after crash course. I felt some difficulty because of choosing Mathematics as an optional. I couldn’t concentrate more on the remaining subjects. But, having command over mathematics from my childhood, I was able to complete half of the mains’ syllabus by the time of prelims. I dedicated more than 14 hours a day for preparation. Having most of this syllabus in the mains also helped a lot. Studying in descriptive way for prelims resulted positively in mains.

Prudhvi furthe talked about how he planned his preparation and what helped him in clearing this exam.

By revising old papers and going through the syllabus, I acquired some awareness. Then my preparation went on with complete exam-oriented way. I prepared a perfect plan for this. At the same time I have given equal importance for writing practice. As a result, I succeeded in the very first attempt. In fact, after interview, I had confidence of getting a fair rank. But, I never thought that, I can secure AIR 24.

Interview tips
Board headed by Sujatha Mahta interviewed me. The discussion on why I opted for civils by leaving a corporate job went for more than 5 minutes. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, problems of post bifurcation, suicides in IITs, measures to reduce stress are some of the questions I faced in the interview. I answered them satisfactorily. The suggestions of Venkat Mohan, ex- IRS, helped a lot in the interview.

All along, his father stood by him like a pillar of suppport. In fact, it was he who drilled into Prudhvitej’s mind about the role Civil Servants can play in improving the lives of people and encouraged him to achieve his long-cherished goal.

He believes that you can also qualify exam on your first attempt but you have to show your dedication for this exam. He believe if you have as strong reason than you can become an IAS officer in first attempt.

I completed my B. Tech in 2015. I was selected for Samsung (headquarters) with a package of Rs. 70 lakh per annum in the campus placements. Becoming an IAS was a dream from my childhood, but the international offer tempted me to join there. I worked there for some time, but my dream of becoming an IAS haunted me. Hence, I resigned for my job in November 2016 and returned to India. I was receiving about a crore per annum when I resigned.

If you still have doubts then you can watch this video and this will definitely going to clear all your doubts.

Designation hierarchy of IAS officers

Indian Administrative Service is one of the most elite goverment service in India. Usually IAS offciers are promoted every 5–10 years and with every promotion their responsibility and work multiplies too.

As far as your question is concerned, below is the designation hierarchy of an IAS officer :-

The appearance power of an IAS

What is the appearance power of an IAS?

The IAS officer is responsible for the entire district. Therefore, the authority of district administration is in their hands.

1.) Leadership:-

As an IAS officer acts as government representative at whichever position they are deployed. Being part of the government, the IAS officer needs to show exceptional leadership skills and guide others towards a unified goal of development and betterment of people of India.

2.) Administration :-

One of the key responsibilities entrusted to an IAS officer by the government, is to look after the day to day administrative affairs of their jurisdictional area. To fulfil this responsibility and be able to meet all administrative tasks by building a general consensus, the IAS officer needs to be an able administrator.

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3.) Honesty:-

Corruption is the biggest problem in government machinery and despite several efforts from numerous governments no long lasting and effective solution has been found to this problem. Being responsible for administration, finance and law-order of a jurisdictional area, gives an IAS officer immense power to curb this problem. An officer with high sense of personal integrity and honesty can lead the charge against problems like corruption and put an end to this menace.

4.) Patriotism:-

This is the single most important quality that an IAS officer should possess. Keeping your country before one’s personal interest may sound very easy and idealistic, but when implemented will have a monumental impact on. The single most important task that IAS officers are entrusted with is to build an India for tomorrow; and being a patriot will guide all the actions of a person in a way that benefits the country.

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5.) At Sub-Divisional Level:-

IAS officers are posted at sub-divisional level on the post of sub-divisional magistrate at the beginning of their career. Here, they have to maintain law & order as well as look after general administrative and developmental work in the area allotted under their jurisdiction.

5.) At District Level: 

IAS officers are deployed on District Magistrate’s post or as a District Collector or Deputy Commissioner.The responsibilities and associated powers of IAS officer at district level remain same. They have to look after administrative affairs of the district and implement and supervise developmental work in the area allotted under their jurisdiction.

6.) Facilities:-

a) Residence:- IAS officers generally get huge houses as residences on very low or no rent. They also can avail of the services of maids, cooks, gardeners, security guards, etc. DM gets a bungalow to stay. And SDM gets possibly flat. It depends on the city.

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b) Transport:- They are allotted one or more vehicles with chauffeurs for official purposes. Also 1 or 2 policemen are there for security.

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c) Bills: They generally get free or highly subsidised electricity, water, gas and phone connections.

d)Job Security:- IAS officers have enviable job security. It is not easy to fire an officer and the process requires extensive investigations and inquiries. IAS family protection is provided if needed.

Training Schedule for IAS

IAS Officer Training Schedule :-

Training Centre – Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA),Mussoorie.

entrance

Their are five hostels in LBSNAA for the OT’s. They are as follows,

This one is Ganga.

This one is Kaveri.

This one is Narmada.

This one is Silver wood.

And at last, this one is Happy valley.

These are the five lavish hostels provided to the OT’s. And the Silver Wood hostel has been rated the best in all the five by many officers. As it has the best views.

And their are many more other residentials. Like the guest house and some for the training purposes. Comment me if you want me to add them up too!

So this all happens to be their hostels, lets move into their rooms.

Messy right?

Now what? Their training part! Main one.

Well, their training is broadly divided into two categories. One is the Indoor and the other one is obviously the Outdoor.

In Indoor classes/activities, they are oriented to the administrative, social, economic and political environment of the country, Generate awareness of the challenges and opportunities within the Civil Services and many more.

And in outdoor activities, self-explanatory. Physical activities.

LBSNAA has an amazing sports complex with facilities for athletics, football, cricket, volleyball, squash, tennis, badminton, yoga, basketball, billiards, table tennis, etc. It also has a modern gym.

Apart from this, the trainees are also trained in horse-riding, shooting, archery, self-defence, rock climbing, etc. The officer trainees are also taken for mountaineering, trekking, river rafting, parasailing, bungee jumping and other adventure sports.

Am attaching few pics of these. Here you go,

The IAS training programme schedule is given below:

  1. Foundation Course (15 weeks)
  2. Phase-I (22 weeks approximately)
  3. District Training (52 Weeks)
  4. Phase-II (6 Weeks approximately)
  5. Assistant Secretary-ship (2–3 months)

What is the common age when most people crack the UPSC exam?

As a matter of fact, people of all ages crack UPSC from 21 years of age to 40 years of age, But as far as I have observed, the most common age when most people crack UPSC is from 23–27. Of course people aged below this age bracket or above this bracket also crack the exam but their number is less.

Most of successful candidates fall in 23–27 years of age bracket. Let’s observe age of toppers of UPSC CSE 2018:-

Kanishak Kataria, AIR 1, UPSC CSE 2018 ( age 26)

Akshat Jain, AIR 2, UPSC CSE 2018 ( age 23)

Junaid Ahmad, AIR 3, UPSC CSE 2018 ( Age 27)

Shreyansh Kumat, AIR 4, UPSC CSE 2018 ( Age 23–24)

Srushti Jayant Deshmukh, AIR 5, UPSC CSE 2018 ( Age 23)

Shubham Gupta, AIR 6, UPSC CSE 2018 ( Age 25)

Karnati Varun Reddy, AIR 7, UPSC CSE 2018 ( Age around 25–26)

Vaishali Singh, AIR 8, UPSC CSE 2018 ( Age 27)

Gunjan Dwivedi, AIR 9, UPSC CSE 2018 ( Age 24)

Tanmay Vashistha, AIR 10, UPSC CSE 2018 ( Age 26)

So, as we can see, all of the successful candidates in top 10 fall in the age bracket of 23–27. That why, as per my observation, most of the successful candidates fall in the age bracket of 23–27 ( except for few other who fall below or above this age bracket).