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### Director's Message

About: With the emerging opportunities in the field of science and Tech, the importance of mathematics has become indispensable. Now-a-days mathematics is in use some way or the other in almost all dimensions of the human creativity. The increasing popularity of the said subject and its application has changed the system in manifold ways. Not with standing these positive aspects one thing that hampers the students which we call lack of guidance. The aspirants are the worst suffers of these short-comings.

### Why should you choose Mathematics as an optional?

Often aspirants hesitate over choosing mathematics as optional subjects due to the vastness of the syllabus and the time required to prepare for it. Choosing mathematics has many advantages over any theory or analytical based subject. Mathematics is easy but it requires lot of practice to reach the perfection. Let’s take a closer look at its advantages.
Reasons: Familiarity with the subject, Sure shot marks, Highest scoring subjects.

• How did you divide the time between Maths and General Studies?
• How many questions you were able to attempt of Mathematics optional?
• Which topic you have given more priority in Maths?

## Our Student's Feedback!

### MANISHA RANA AIR-67 UPSC CSE -2018

I am Manisha Rana, I have secured rank 67 in CSE -2018. i want to thank K.Venkanna Sir and IMS for the entire material, Test Series, guidance and support without which this would not have been possible. This year especially the 10 years solved papers helped a lot. The Test Series are very effective in covering almost all the topics.

### Every mark in competitive exams like IFoS and CSE counts and the optional subject should provide us the scope to outperform other optionals.

I am G. Rohith. I have done my B.E in Computer Science Engineering from BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus. I Secured AIR-35 in Indian Forest Service Exam 2017. I had enrolled into class room programme of IMS (Institute of Mathematical Sciences) under guidance of K. Venkanna Sir.

#### G. Rohith

Rank-35th (IFoS-2017)

### I joined IMS test series and it helped me a lot in understanding my mistakes.

I am Mani Agarwal. I scored Rank 126 in CSE 2016 with Maths as my optional subject in my second attempt. I want to thank IMS Test Series for the high marks I scored as compared to t he first attempt. Although I have done my post graduation in Maths I scored low marks in Maths last time and missed the final cutoff by a few marks. Then I joined IMS test series and it helped me a lot in understanding my mistakes. Weekly tests and answers are posted online. This gives the aspirant some flexibility.

#### Mani Agarwal

Rank-126th (IAS-2016)

### Notes prepared by Venkanna Sir will make your preparation easy and focused as different topics.

Hello Everyone I am Dipesh Malhotra. I have done my B.Tech in Civil Engineering from IIT Roorkee. I have given Civil Services Exam and Forest Service Exam, 2016. I have got AIR 30 in Indian Forest Service Exam and waiting for my final result of CSE, 2016. I have taken coaching through classroom programme of IMS under the guidance of K. Venkanna Sir.

#### Dipesh Malhotra

Rank-30th (IFoS-2016)

### The test series is very crucial when you are revising and doing the final preparation for the mains.

I am Padmanabh Baruah. I graduated in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Guwahati in 2013. I started working in an MNC after my graduation and worked there for about 5 months. After that I went home and stayed for 6 months. It was during this period that I started thinking about what career option I should undertake. After much thinking and deliberation, I came to the conclusion that I would try to get into the Indian Civil Services and it was from here that my journey for Civil Services start.

Rank-194 (IAS-2015)

### Test Series along with practice helps in finding out your strong and weak areas.

I chose Mathematics because of two reasons. First, since childhood I have loved maths. Second, I did my BTech and masters in computer science but computer science is not an optional and the closest optional where I could use my knowledge of computer science was maths. Maths is a great optional and once you have covered syllabus decently, you can expect basic minimum marks of 220 which are not guaranteed in humanities optionals.

#### Ashish Sangwan

Rank-12 (IAS-2015)

### Test series conducted by IMS was very effective in covering all the sub topics of the syllabus and simulating exam like conditions.

Hello, My name is Prateek Jain. I would like to thank Venkanna sir for all the guidance he gave with regard to mathematics optional. The study material provided by IMS was very helpful to cover the syllabus thoroughly and to get a good conceptual clarity on the topics. Also, the test series conducted by IMS was very effective in covering all the sub topics of the syllabus and simulating exam like conditions.

#### Prateek Jain

Rank-3rd (IFoS-2016)

### Well prepared Notes and Test Series has given me a way to cover the entire syllabus in time bound fashion.

I am really thankful for providing me your valuable time. Because of that only I scored 409 marks in Mathematics. You helped me in covering the subject holistically. And your well prepared Notes and Test Series has given me a way to cover the entire syllabus in time bound fashion.

#### Ajit Pratap

Rank: 497 (IAS - 2010 in 1st attempt)

### The Test Series was meticulously devised which gave me a examination like feeling.

11th May 2011 , 3:17 pm, a click of mouse & life changed. And it changed drastically for betterment. Cracking the civil services is not easy. Being a Mechanical Engineer I was tempted towards these optionals but I faced difficulties in some of the areas of Mathematics like Modern Algebra among others, But with the kind guidance of Sri K. VENKANNA, Sir of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences it become a lot earlier and some sort of fun.

The test series was meticulously devised which gave me a examination like feeling and my final performance was not too different from those in the test series. The 24×7 sort of guidance and motivation provided by Sir was of immense help and I thank him, besides my father, mother, wife and friends for this rare piece of achievement in my life bestowed upon me by the almighty.

#### Awakash

Rank: 276 (IAS - 2010)

### With correct investment of time and energy, it can truly become flag-bearer of an aspirant’s Civil Services Preparation.

Mathematics has in recent years shown upward thrust in marks as compared to other optionals. With correct investment of time and energy, it can truly become flag-bearer of an aspirant’s Civil Services Preparation. I want to thank K .Venkanna Sir of IMS to give continuous support and guidance, Which helped me achieve excellent marks in Mathematics.

#### Abhishek Modi

AIR-223 (IAS - 2010)