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Sanjita Mohaptra AIR - 10, CSE-2019

I joined Forum IAS current Affairs class for my mains preparation for CSE 2019. The crisp and concise content and Structuring help me a lot might before the exam.
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Neha Bhosle AIR - 15, CSE - 2019

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I wrote 8 FLTs of Forum MGP 2019 (Two tests of each GS paper). The questions, evaluation and the marking pattern were very good. I found the model answers very useful, and apart from the FLTs, I also referred to the model answer of the sectional tests on some selective areas like Geography, History and Ethics.

Pratyush Pandey AIR - 21, CSE - 2019

I had enrolled for MGP + test series (Main + Essay) and I Sincerely recommended it to all aspirant. The professionalism, speed and quality of the feedback I received helped me immensely and improved and quality of the answer.

Shubham Aggarwal AIR - 25, CSE - 2019

This was my first attempt. I enrolled in ForumIAS MGP Program for Mains Answer Writing Practice. The questions were of top quality and the feedback/Mentorship, I received helped me a lot in improving my answer writing skills.

Shafqat Amna AIR - 186, CSE - 2019

Thank you FORUM IAS and Asif Sir in particular who gave direction to my answer writing practice. Thank You so much sir for you invaluable mentorship. MGP has been instrumental in helping me clear this exam.

Harshita Tiwari AIR - 20, UPPSC - 2019

I have joined CGP2020 In 2019 itself. The whole idea of programme, its classes, weekly benchmark tests with MGP and current affairs classes really helped in clearing the exam. The questions from UPPSC mains test series directly came in paper. So, I would like to thank forum IAS Academy for this success.

Swati Sharma AIR - 278, CSE - 2019

I want to thank the entire team for their support, educationally & otherwise. I was a CBP student and the quality of study resources that FORUM IAS provided helped me clear the mains, potent & precise. The tests under prelims & MGP series just what any aspirant needs to get ready before the final exam.
I am glad. I joined you, Thankyou

Varun Karnati Reddy AIR - 7, CSE - 2018

I am a grateful to Dipin sir for his immense and valuable current affairs program which has benefited me immensely in general studies paper 2 and paper 3 and also in Essay. A ForumIAS student,
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Varnit Negi AIR - 13, CSE - 2018

Any success is supported by multiple pillars. FORUM IAS was one such pillar in my success story. Thank you Ayush Sir for your time, support and timey blogposts which helped me to keep myself motivated. Asif sir guidance for improving my answers and Dipin sir expert analysis of current affairs to were extremely helpful. I would like to thank the entire Forum IAS fraternity for believing in me.

Ankita Choudhary AIR - 14, CSE-2018

I joined forum IAS Academy after my prelims for mains Test series programme. I am very grateful to Asif sir for his mentorship during my mains and then for Interview as I was also part of ForumIAS Interview guidance Programme. I can recall one of Panel member at Forum telling me. I would be in Top 20s. I am very grateful for everyone's support and confidence in me and for all the help at ForumIAS.
Thankyou Everyone

Saloni Khemka Air - 27, CSE - 2018

CSE mains 2018 proved to be a game changer for me. I tried to correct my strategy from previous years. The current Affairs at FORUM IAS really helped me with it especially organization and presentation of notes which was mirrored in my own answers in the exam. Please continue with the amazing work. Thank You

Kajal Jawla AIR - 28, CSE - 2018

I am Kajal jawla. I secured AIR 28 in CSE 2018. I had enrolled in the Mains Guidance programme & the interview Guidance programme at Forum IAS. I would like to extend my heartiest thanks to Asif Sir for believing in me, mentoring me and guiding me during one of the most difficult phases of the exam. I hadn’t written a long answer in 8 Years and writing the test series at Fourm IAS helped me gain both speed and confidence. A special note of thanks to Dipin Sir for his current affairs classes for interview preparation. Thanks again, Asif Sir! Thankyou team Forum IAS.

Minal Karanwal AIR - 35, CSE-2018

This Journey of 3 years has been arduous & yet it has culminated so beautifully and ForumIAS has an extremely important part to play in it. Constant support by Ayush sir, the most pivotal class of Dipin sir and the entire management of ForumIAS has been crucial in scripting this victory!

Lakshay Singhal AIR - 38, CSE - 2018

I am Lakshay Singhal and I secured AIR 38 in UPSC Civil services 2018. I was a student of Essay programme of Forum IAS Academy. I used to follow the discussion forum of Forum IAS to keep myself updated. At last, I would like to thank Ayush Sir for his valuable inputs time to time.

Renjina Mary Varghese Air - 49, CSE - 2018

I am Renjinia Mary Varghese I have secured 49th rank in Civil Services Exam, 2018. I could like to thank Forum IAS, especially Asif Sir of Forum for the Interview guidance. Various Initiatives of Forum IAS like 9 P.M. Brief and Mains Marathon have played an integral Part in my preparations. A big thanks and best wishes to the Forum IAS Team.

Sumit kumar Rai AIR - 54, CSE - 2018

My association with Forum IAS goes back to 2015. Forum has played a key role in my entire preparation. When I was struggling with answer writing, Ayush Sir “definitional approach” video on answer writing helped me a lot. I have been part of Forum IAS’s Mains Guidance program (NGP) for last 3 Years. In initial years, Asif sir’s structured feedback was key to continuous improvement in my answer writing style. For CSE. 2018, I also joined Forum’s essay program and current Affairs classes by Dipin Damotharan Sir. I found them highly useful.
Through this write up I Pay respect to ForumIAS as a community and my gratitude to Ayush sir, Asif Sir, Dipin Sir and entire Academy members.

Anand Kumar Sharma AIR - 62, CSE - 2018

I joined ForumIAS for AWFG and MGP. It was very helpful and helped me in gaining confidence. The evaluation of tests was detailed with valuable inputs. Asif very helpful and guide to respond to our problems and doubts
Thank you

Vibhor Aggarwal AIR - 71, CSE - 2018

Forum IAS has been significant part of my UPSC journey. Discuss platform and Negawn articles have immensely benefitted me throughout. For 2018 I was a student of MGP+ and IGP program and benefitted from prelims test series too through my friend. I would like to specially thanks Asif Sir for his invaluable guidance in GS answer writing which helped me improve quality of my answers and Ayush Sir for his very informative essay classes
I thank the entire forumias team for their indefatigable support.

Mallarapu Naveen AIR - 75, CSE - 2018

I am Naveen, AIR-75 in case 2018. I had enrolled in MGP and Dipin Sir classes in ForumIAS. I am grateful to Dipin Sir for setting my priorities right in GS-2 and GS-3 which saved precious time during preparation. Answer writing practice in class added value to my writing technique. Thanks to team MGP for your appreciation. You made me Believe in Myself!!
A big thank you to the family of Forum IAS for being part of my happiness.

Jay Shivani AIR - 81, CSE - 2018

I am jay shivani. I have secured rank – 81 in CSE-2018. I was an MGP Student in Forum IAS. The test series has really helped me. Improve in answer writing, especially presentation and structuring. Forum IAS also helped me in interview preparation. This whole journey has been really great and it has taught me a lot I am really thankful that Asif Sir, I am really thankful that Asif Sir, Ayush Sir, Babu sir and the whole Forum IAS was a part of this journey.

Dr. Aparajita singh Sinsinwar Rank – 82, UPSC - 2018

I am Dr. Aparajita Singh sinsinwar. I secured rank 82 in CSE 2018. I would like to thank my respected teachers Asif sir and Ayush sir for helping me in the process at crucial stages of my mains and Interview. The MGP, Essay program and Interview guidance really Helped.
Thank you so much.

Dhruv Mittal, Rank - 99, CSE - 2018

Hi ForumIAS, I am dhruv mittal, Rank 99 CSE-2018, fortunate enough to write this testimony ForumIAS has been consistent partner throughout my journey and for that I will be thankful to them . I would like to give my special regards to Dipin Sir, whose guidance for general studies and Answer writing in current affairs closes was really helpful. Thank you

Ashish Cherian Samuel Rank 121, CSE - 2018

I got Rank 121 in Civil service Exam 2018 and a huge thank of the the credit goes to the forumIAS team. I was a student of MGP & IGP program. MGP was true to its name as it provided me with responsive and responsible mentor Asif sir and Ayush Sir. It helped me to Test my mettle against the best of the candidates. The one on one sessions with Asif sir helped me to see the flows in my answer and they new appreaches to beat the clock. The IGP gane me an exposure to different kinds of possible interview questions which boosted my confidence.
Heartfelt thanks to the ForumIAS team and My best wishes

Digvijay Sanjay Patil AIR - 134, CSE - 2018

I am digvijay Patil, AIR 134 - CSE 2018. I had enrolled in ForumIAS MGP GS test series. Distinguishing feature of this test series is personal connect with the mentors, in my case Asif Sir; and quality feedback to improve our answer quality Because of valuable inputs. I changed my answer writing strategy substantially from last attempt in which I got AIR 482
I am grateful to my mentor and entire ForumIAS team.

Gauhar Hasan Rank - 137, CSE - 2018

I have joined Forum IAS. MGP programme 2018 for GS subjects: It comprised 14 GS test and 8 essay test. I have immensely helped by the review of Asif sir, Shamna Madam, Ayush sir and others test. Their review helfed to improve visibility of my answers. I have attended few discussion classes online which was also helpful. I express my sincere gratitude to forumIAS and team.

Abhinav Shah Rank - 222, CSE – 2018

I am Abhinav Shah. I have secured All India rank 222 in civil services Examination 2018. I Joined forum IAS in 2017 and since then forum has helped me immensely through my IAS Journey. There was constant suppost of Ayush Sir in motivating me throughout the journey. ASIF Sir's mentarship has immensely help me improve my answers and finally Dipin Sir's current affair Classes were very very helpful. Thank you!

Niraj Kadiyan AIR - 227, CSE - 2018

I am highly thankful to ForumIAS and Asif Sir for providing Invaluable inputs in Answer writing for General studies and Essay. The test series helped me to improve my presentation skill as will as practice questions from current Affairs. I also took one mock interview with ForumIAS and found it very useful I once again want to give my sincere thanks to ForumIAS Team.

Shailja Pandey Air - 266, CSE - 2018

I am thankful to the FORUM IAS team for the mentorship provided to clear civil service exam. The classes were rich in content. The excellent study material helped to rich my notes for the exam. The valuable feedback provided on my Mock test helped me to varnish my writing skills. I am grateful to the ever approachable FORUM IAS team for continuous guidance from improving essay skills to filling daf, wishing the entire FORUM IAS team and students the very best for their future.

Utkarsha AIR - 306, CSE - 2018

My name is Utkarsha. I got AIR-306 in Civil services exam 2018 and AIR-14 in Indian Forest Services Exam, 2018. I was part of MGP Batch-D Programme. The programme was specifically designed for candidates writing mains for the first time which helped me a lot. It helped me in improving answer quality, stracture, finishing syllabus on time and a quality question bank. I, therefore, like to thank Ayush Sir and Team ForumIAS for my success in civil services exam and IFOS exam.

Harvinder Singh AIR - 335, CSE - 2018

I am Harinder Singh, A1R-335. I got associated with ForumIAS after I couldn't clear my mains last year. The Answer writing Focus Group (AWFG) along with MGP+ gave me confidence that I could also it. Constant support and guidance of Asif Sir for Mains Answer writing really helped me. I got enrolled for IGP also. Here, the personal session with Ayush sir helped analyse and perform better in interview.
I am really thankful to the entire team Forum IAS especially Pravin Sir who acted as a friend to me.

KVL Akshay AIR - 363, CSE - 2018

Being enrolled in the CGP ( foundation) Batch ensured that my preparation was continuously mentored and support though expert guidance, throughout the duration of the year. The content was great value-addition to my preparation and inputs from mentors such as Asif Sir, Ayush Sir and Dipin Sir ensured I avoided mistakes and stayed on track, despite being a working professional.
I thank you, FORUM IAS, for helping me clear this exam. Thank you for all the like tips and tricks, which made impression on how I view this exam.

Krishan Kumar Poonia AIR - 632, CSE - 2018

I had joined Forum IAS Mains Guidance programme (MGP) which helped me to improve my answer writing mentorship and feedback provided by Asif Sir enabled me to meet The demand of mention without compromising quality and time.
I am thankful to Asif Sir and Forum IAS team for their guidance

Durishetty Anudeep AIR-1, CSE - 2017

I had enrolled Main Guidance programme+ of FraumIAS academy for my G5 and Essay test series. The feedback from ForumIAS mentors – Ayush sir and Asif sir – was very useful in making me realize mistakes in answer writing so that I rectify them. I also found Ayush sir post exam discussion incredibly helpful. Because of such feedback, I could greatly improve my writing speed, presentation and answer content.
I am grateful to Ayush sir, Asif sir and the entire ForumIAS Academy

PRatham Kaushik AIR - 5, CSE - 2017

I am pratham Kaushik, AIR – 5 in CSE . 2107. Forum IAS has been a companion in my success as the current Affairs classes by Dipin damodaran Sir helped me in covering the vast current affairs in a short span of time. His precise and succinct coverage of current affairs right before mains exam made preparation inclusive.
I thank Dipin Sir for playing a huge role in my success. Also thank you Forum IAS for you extensive guidance.

Anubhav Singh AIR - 8, CSE - 2017

I am Anubhav Singh. I have secured AIR 8 CSE -2017. I had taken ForumIAS’s Maine Guidance Programme (MGP) and also the Interview Guidance Programme. They both were very helpful and helped me in improving my performance. The guidance provided by Asif sir and Ayush sir was fo immense importance. I thank them for their effort.

Abhishek Surana RANK - 10, CSE - 2017

I joined ForumIAS MGP program after prelims in 2017. And the next 4 months in the program helped me a lot in improving my answer writing techniques. A big credit to the mentor’s as they were easily accessible. Also the timely checking of copies immensely helped in consistent improvement in quality of answer. The current affairs classes helped enriching my content with quotations and keywords Kusios to the entire team!

Siddharth Jain AIR - 11, CSE - 2017

I enrolled in Mains Guidance programme of FORUM IAS Academy. The best part was one to one discussions with Asif Sir. He helped me immensely to improvise presentation of my answers and kept touch till conclusion of examination.
I extend my gratitude to team FORUM IAS Academy.

Arushi Mishra AIR - 2 & Indian Forest Services

I am Arusha Mishra. I had enrolled myself on the Mains Guided Program of ForumIAS. I would take this opportunity to thank ForumIAS for quality guidance and timely answer script evaluation. Auf sir personal mentorship played a constructive role in objective presentation of the answer, that indeed was reflected in my scientific optionals of Forestry and Geology as well. Thank you ForumIAS for the directed guidance.

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