After 12th, students aspire to pursue different fields such as Engineering, Medical, Commerce, IT, Humanities and so on. But what is more important is what they will be after the next 4 years of their career. Here comes the question of being in a position where you can get the satisfaction that will decide your entire life.
This satisfaction stems from working in a field where your decisions will have a direct impact on the system. Yes, we are talking about UPSC Civil Services Examination which can post you in diversified fields such as IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS and so on. UPSC-CSE is one of the top ten toughest exams in the world. Nowadays, it has become a trend where students from almost all fields are preparing for UPSC/IAS while pursuing their graduation. Civil Services is known as one of the most prestigious careers in India’s Administrative structure. These jobs have certain privileges. First of all, you will be trained at LBSNAA which in itself is a place of heaven. You will be provided opportunities to serve in diverse fields. A civil servant is provided various perks and privileges. And yes, there is a handsome salary and allowances also!!! A civil servant is regarded as one of the most powerful officers of his/her department also. But, one thing should be kept in mind.
“With Great Powers comes Great Responsibilities.”
Being an IAS officer means having control over a Whole district. Your designation would vary from a DM or collector to a Cabinet Secretary. Being an IPS means having control of the whole Police Force of your district where your designation would range from being an SP of a District to a DGP of the State. You will also be provided opportunities to work in various agencies such as CBI, IB, NIA, RAW and many more. When you are given such supreme control, you are also responsible for any mismanagement happening within your jurisdiction. But this sense of responsibility is the beauty of this job. It makes you feel proud on yourself. It cherishes you to serve the nation. It shows your valuable contribution to the development of your country.
So, all of this makes Civil Services the best option after the 12th Standard. But the question is how to prepare for this examination. This is one of the topmost competitive examinations in our country. We cannot deny the fact that only a few candidates can clear this examination out of almost half a million. So, what is the core elements that help those few to clear it? It is Early preparations. Successful candidates have one thing in common i.e., they have started preparation in the earlier days of their academic career. As mentioned above, those who have just cleared their 12th Examination and Pursuing Graduation are the perfect candidates to prepare for this exam. Earlier preparation has certain added advantages that latecomers won’t have such as, Conceptual clarity, Disciplined Study, Self-analysis, Complete coverage of the syllabus, in-depth understanding, enough time devotion to the optional subject, Proper Planning and Practice of MCQs and Mains answer writing practice and at last, being familiar with the process of the Civil Services Examination. There is also one more advantage which can be regarded as one of the most important among all if we talk about your professional career as a Civil Servant. Those who start preparation just after completing their schooling possibly tend to clear this examination in their first attempt. Clearing this examination in the first attempt means you will have a higher number of years to serve the country as compared to those who joined late. So, there are higher chances of promotion also. Joining IAS at the early stage can give you the opportunity to serve as the Cabinet Secretary also. All these benefits are not fully available to those who join the services late.
If we look at the present scenario, more than 60% of the toppers of UPSC-CSE belong to this category. They have started their preparation in the early stage of their academic career. Some examples are, Tina Dabi (AIR-1, 2015), Safin Hasan, Anudeep Durishetty, Junaid Ahmed and many more.
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