Indian Administrative service (IAS) is the most reputed Job of India. The Officers of this respected Civil service are recruited through Civil service examination (also called IAS exam) conducted by UPSC. IAS service though has incomparable power associated with it, it also brings numerous responsibilities. For example, An IAS officer (and also officers of other reputed civil service like IFS, IPS) has to be diplomatic enough to understand and manage the situations that arise in the civil services on a regular basis.
Civil services are no bed of roses. Thus the UPSC takes full care in recruitment of the officers that’ll manage the steel frame of the country. There job is to fit the Right man into the Right job and they are experts in doing it. There are a few qualities that are being looked for in the candidate during selection process. This is the reason why the success rate is so low in this exam. Lakhs of students compete every year for getting into prestigious civil services, but only about less than a thousand make it.
In order to be successful, a candidate firstly has to make a right concept in mind about this exam. Success is not very far if preparation is done on a regular basis. Structurally preparing for every stage brings the candidate to some milestone in the first attempt itself (or even may go through). Provided that the new pattern of the IAS exam is likely to give importance to younger candidates with sharp and agile mind and dedication as the aptitude factor is the sole criteria now to judge candidates in the prelims exam.
Consulting any senior and successful candidate, Reading the toppers testimonials and going through previous IAS exam papers is always helpful for developing the right concept. It’s not necessary to cover the entire syllabus in the exam, because the expectations of UPSC are not possible to overcome in real sense. But candidate needs to analyze his strengths and then to focus upon them to facilitate his success in this exam rather than trying to prepare everything.
Remember, the recruiters are only assessing one’s personality and not judging it finally. Because the personality of a person keeps changing throughout his whole life. Thus every candidate must analyze himself if he is right for this job or not. This assessment can be done in the attempt or two, and if no positive signs are seen in initial attempts, the candidate must leave trying back to back and try something that suites his personality. Because more than anything it’s about something that lies inside that the recruiters are able to see even the candidate doesn’t know it. It’s the reason why some candidates make it to IAS in the first attempt itself, and many people aren’t able to go through even after seven attempts.
Thus, candidates must not waste numerous years for IAS preparation in various coaching institutes. Specially lower and middle class candidates should think carefully and not to sit with it after two or three unsuccessful attempts. As the IAS toppers say that success is about analyzing the competition and strengths and then preparing structurally for every stage with a right concept in mind.
All the Best for your Success!!!!