Story : How to crack UPSC
(Cracking civil service code)
IAS aspirants from the city today received valuable tips on how to crack the prestigious examination. The advice came from those who had been successful in their attempts.
The experts shared their success mantra at a one-day workshop, “How to crack UPSC, JPSC and BPSC examination,” held at the Central Library of Ranchi University. Around 100 IAS aspirants attended the event. The chief guest was Y.K. Jaiswal, the head of the anthropology department, Ranchi University.
Sandeep Lakra, who cracked the Indian Revenue Service in 2007 and is currently undergoing training in Nagpur, said the most important thing was to have enough confidence. The young expert also stressed on “proper notes” and maintaining a continuous touch with studies.
“Though I failed to qualify for the examination thrice, my determination to succeed kept me going till I finally cracked it on my fourth attempt, ” Lakra said.
However, he said the city environment was not conducive to prepare for the exams. “So, I went to New Delhi to study,” he said.
Sujit Singh, who runs an IAS coaching institute in New Delhi, laid stress on the fact that before appearing for the examination, one should set a target.
“Without a target, one cannot crack this examination. Besides, an analysis of weaknesses and strengths is equally important,” he said.
Singh lamented that despite several coaching civil service institutes in the city, very few candidates from this state crack IAS examination. “The percentage of successful students from this state is very low,” he said.
Speaking about the success mantra, Singh stressed that one should also have a good grasp of the subjects s/he has selected. “IAS exam is syllabi-oriented. Hence, one should have a command over the subject and do a lot of reading. Besides, preparing notes for both PT and main examination is a good practice. But one should avoid preparing questions and answers. It does not help much,” he suggested.
One of the aspirants, Prabhat Ranjan, who is preparing for IAS exam, said: “I was confused about what to study. But today’s interactive session with the experts has given me an insight into the things I need to do.”
Courtesy : Telegraphindia.com