Indian Administrative Service is one of the most reputed and sought after jobs in India. The vacancies for these reputed positions in IAS are recruited through civil service exam conducted by UPSC every year. IAS service has incomparable power associated with it which also brings numerous responsibilities.
An IAS officer has to be diplomatic enough to understand and manage the situations that arise in the civil services on a regular basis. Thus the UPSC takes full care in recruitment of the officers. There are a few qualities that are being looked for in the candidate during the selection process. This is the reason why only a handful of students come out successful in this exam. To be more precise, lakhs of students compete every year for getting into this prestigious civil service, but only about less than a thousand make it.
In order to be successful in this highly competitive exam, you need to have a clear concept about this exam in your mind. Success will be yours if you prepare for the exam on regular basis following a systematic plan. Aptitude factor is the sole criteria now to judge candidates in the prelims exam as the new pattern of the IAS exam is likely to give importance to younger candidates with sharp and agile mind.
Along with reading a lot of books, magazines and articles, consulting with a senior, successful candidate will also help you in getting a clear idea on how to prepare the best way for the exam. It's not necessary to cover the entire syllabus for the exam, because the expectations of UPSC are not possible to overcome in practical sense.
You have to judge wisely on which areas to focus more and which areas to ignore. A candidate needs to analyze his strengths and then to focus upon them to facilitate his success in this exam rather than trying to cover everything. As most of the IAS toppers say, “Success is about analyzing the competition and strengths and then preparing structurally for every stage with a right concept in mind.”
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