Reading Newspapers is Good for Civil Services Aspirants
Reading a national newspaper is important for the aspirants of civil services
examinations, according to B. Ramasamy, social scientist and Director, RIAS
Civil Services Academy, New Delhi.
Delivering a special lecture at the IAS coaching programme organised by J.K.
Rithish Kumar, Member of Parliament, Ramanathapuram, at Mohamed Sathak
Engineering College in Kilakarai on Tuesday, he said during his last 15 years of
conducting coaching and training programme to civil service aspirants he had
found that those who were familiar with day-to-day affairs had come up with
flying colours in civil services examinations.
They could be familiar with the current affairs only by reading national
newspapers. It would be immensely useful in preliminary, main and interview
“For IAS aspirants, national newspaper is like a text book. If they undertake
the reading in a dedicated manner, I think they have a bright chance,” Mr.
Stating that the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) had effected a major
change in the pattern of examinations for civil services, he said the pattern,
which mostly benefited by the upper middleclass people particularly doctors,
engineers during the last six decades, had been changed so to benefit all
citizens of India.
All people irrespective of rich, poor, crossing barriers of caste, religion
should come forward to reap the benefits of new pattern.
Mr. Ramasamy said the second foremost important work for aspirants was to
write extensively on various aspects.