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Tina Dabi: Story of Dreams to Reality

Tina Dabi has won laurels for achieving the top spot in the Civil Services 2015-2016. Dabi has established a milestone for the entire Dalit community by becoming the pioneer to attain the top position in the first attempt. The aim and dedication are very essential to get through the exams like UPSC exams, which are hard nut to crack. Tina’s parents especially her mother has been her consistent support.

She has been a political science student in college and language she chose for her exam and interview was English. She has always been on number one position in school and college. She dedicated about 10 to 14 hours a day to her studies. Apart from her consistency her strategic preparation has played a key role in her success. She started her preparation in class 11 and used to always study with small breaks. Her parents inspired her to take up the challenge. She wants to break the stereotypes that prevail in the patriarchal society of Haryana state.

Some of the books referred by Tina for her preparation are as follows:

  • 20 years IAS Prelims(CSAT) General Studies Topic wise solved Papers (1995 – 2014)
  • Indian Heritage &Culture History & Geography of the world and society
  • Governance constitution, Polity Social Justice and International Relations
  • Technology Economic Development Bio Diversity Environment, Security & Disaster Management
  • India and The World of the 21st century.

The books that came handy for her interview Preparation are:

  • The Last Basic Tips on Facing Civil Services Personality Test
  • What…? When…? How…? Answers to All Questions about Civil Services( Prelims, Mains and Interview)


Tina has been commended by Prime Minister and The CM of Delhi. To read more about her success story please follow.




Age Relaxation to UPSC Exam Aspirants in Jammu and Kashmir



In what seems to be huge effort taken by the central government towards the domiciled masses of Jammu and Kashmir, the extension of age limit for civil service aspirants for that region to take civil services examination has gained a slight amount of skepticism followed by growing media attention.

As per the otherwise set age bar, civil services aspirants can appear for civil service examination with the maximum age limit of 32 years whereas, the notified changes incurred by the Union Public Service Commission, the age limit for people from Jammu and Kashmir has been extended to 37 years. The lower age limit to appear for the exam remains to be the same and that is 21years.

The Central Government has decided to implement the 5-year age relaxation to the residents who have been domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir from the year 1980 to 1989. With the implementation of Jammu and Kashmir (Relaxation of upper age limit for recruitment to Central Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1997, the Department of Personnel and Training has extended the age limit for J&K residents until 31 December 2015.

The Department of Personnel and Training has asked the other Departments responsible for recruiting staff for public sector undertakings such as Ministry of Railways, Department of Financial Services and other such entities which conduct competitive exams for recruitment to consider the relaxation of age limit for Jammu and Kashmir residents.

The domiciled residents of Jammu and Kashmir who have been willing to join the IAS, IPS and other posts through UPSC exam can now heave a sigh of relief with such changes implemented by the UPSC under the orders of Central Government, exercised by the Department of Personnel and Training. This is a great initiative by the government to encourage the participation from a state which has had its own share of political stigma where the masses have been suffering from the identity crisis since ages. However, the age relaxation to appear in civil services examination is expected to provide a ray of hope to many UPSC exam aspirants from the state.

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