Are you one such among many whose dream is to crack IAS exam , then here is how you can successfully dwell to crack it . Keep on reading and take one more step towards your IAS world !!
1. WHY IAS : a) It is best way to serve your motherland , your nation .
b) It is respectable job , you will become an asset to the government and can grow and
develop yourself .
c) It enhances your knowledge , what you used to study in books about law , administration , the structure of government and constitution , you learn them practically .
d) An IAS officer is endowed with several rights and powers , so you can use them if you see injustice and can uplift society and poor .
2. HOW IAS : Though IAS is a difficult nut to crack , but , as it is correctly said that ; hardwork , determination , dedication and consistency is the key to unlock every closed door . To bring in notice , I want to state here that to become an IAS officer , Indian Civil services exam (ICSE)[conducted by UPSC] is being conducted by the central government. It is very necessary to understand the format and pattern of ICSE exam . For that , you may refer to the below mentioned links . They contain all the details of ICSE format , syllabus and many important things all aspiring minds must know .
Now, let us talk about what we as an individual has to do to prepare themselves for ICSE , or , IAS exams
Daily newspaper reading , planned preparation(as it has vast syllabus) , time management , calm and composed behaviour with hardwork and never dying attitude .This is what Ira Singhal told in her interview on securing 1st rank in ICSE 2015 ,"I want to be an IAS officer. I want to do something for the benefit of physically challenged people . I am both shocked and surprised at becoming the national topper. I just want to say to everyone who is reading this, please let your daughters study and work. Let your daughters go out in this world and make something of their lives."In another interview with Tina Dabi , she quoted " I use to study 8 hours a day."
Here is a link of interview with Tina Dabi : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kakzwc6e9x0.
Some tips to prepare :
1. Combination of smart and hard work both.
2. Routine is mandatory.
3. Start early , take one subject at one time , prepare notes , try to focus in one book rather than hooking yourself in honey comb maze situation.
4. Ultimately read, read and read.
How to prepare :
a) First prepare mentally , be ready to face failures and learn to keep working in adverse circumstances too.
b)Start enhancing your general knowledge and english vocabulary , as they both are the key players in ICSE exam.
c)Enrol yourself in a good institution , check credibility of that institute before joining .
d)For mains, the key is to write , write and write . Practice in writing as you have to elaborate your answers there .
Note : Here I am disclosing the eligibility to apply for IAS exam -
To be eligible for becoming an IAS officer, the candidate must possess a degree from an Indian University or an equivalent qualification. Those in the final year of a degree course can also appear in the Preliminary Examination.
a)The candidate must have attained the age of 21 years on 1st August of the year of examination and must not have attained 30 years of age on that date.
b)The upper age limit will be relaxed by 3 years for OBC candidates and 5 years for SC/ST candidates.
c)The upper age limit is also relaxed in favour of certain categories of civil servants working under the d)Government of India and Defense Services Personnel.
3.Other Eligibility Conditions:
For the IAS and the IPS, the candidate must be a citizen of India. For the other services, a candidate must be either:
a citizen of India, or
a subject of Nepal, or
a subject of Bhutan, or
a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
With this , I want to put a halt on my write up and wish each and every aspirant of IAS exam all the very best .
concluding with the words of Thomas Edison , "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."