There is no such thing as ‘passing’, you have to qualify
- V Irai Anbu IAS, Secretary to Government
Stressing the need to improve practical knowledge for
qualifying in UPSC exams, V Irai Anbu IAS, Secretary to Government, Personnel
and Administration Reforms Department, asked civil service aspirants to focus on
qualifying and not clearing the exams.
There is no such thing as ‘passing’, you have to qualify, and
that’s why we call it as Competitive Exams, said V Irai Anbu, at the
inauguration of UPSC Civil Services Free Coaching Centre for Women organised by
the Queen Mary’s College, here on Friday.
“Theoretical knowledge will not provide good results always until you apply
them in practical,” said Irai Anbu.
In his address he said, “To qualify in the civil services
exams it requires extensive reading on various subjects. For each and every
question, you have to arrive on your own conclusion. For instance, if there is a
question of reservation policy, many candidates write the merits and demerits of
the reservation. But none has the ability to conclude their own, whether the
policy is good or bad. Since your answer is going to be unique it needs a skill
of specialisation. In the personality test, the examiners will look out for your
presence of mind.”
He also explained the examination structure and the preparations a candidate
Courtesy: IBN Live