Where the newspaper Hindu required 4 days to reach, internet and Facebook made him through
Anjay Tiwari who got 750th rank in UPSC Exam 2012, considered facebook as his weapon for success.
He belongs from small town Siddharthnagar near the Gorakhpur District in Uttar Pradesh which is far from cities. He further elaborates that if he ever orders “The Hindu” Newspaper, it will take 4 days to reach his village.
So, he used internet and e-paper to prepare for exam and attain knowledge.
Earlier he considered facebook as a waste of time and hated it too. But, later on he joined facebook and started interacting ideas and knowledge about different subjects with his friends he also created a group to start GS discussions and shared current affairs of the hub of knowledge to draw on their behalf.
He started his preparation from 12th standard. He studied BA and MA in Economics from the Allahabad University, Which ultimately helped me a lot to achieve good marks in the IAS exam.
Generally. He was dependent on standard textbooks in case of Economics and Medieval History and put more focus and invest more efforts in General Studies preparation especially two markers. Focus on the content, structure & use of creative sentences giving analogy became his tool to crack the exam.
He had also cleared the Banking exam and got a Job in State Bank of India. At present he is a Branch manager in SBI bank at Siddharthnagar.
Anjay's family in India has proved a huge lesson for those who does not wants to have a daughter. Lucky proved to be enough for the family that their daughter was born while on selection for IAS. Anjay was married last year. His wife studied MBA and now she is preparing for Civil Services.
Anjay said, “I have time in bank job and people have always been closely associated to me and I wanted to do something for the betterment of the society. Hence I chose IAS exam.”