It is a suggestion here that you may read an article by Vijayalakshmi Bidari, the topper of 2001 Civil Services Exams.
I have a bank of such interviews on my computer as well as printed copies of various competition magazines. I have a plan to write an article based on the contents of those interviews for the benefit of the aspirants for the civil services.
However, it was today that I have downloaded this article. As it is a practice with me that I just go through the contents hurriedly. The contents of the artilces immediately attractd my attention as it was some thing which I had tried to convey in one of my article.
Few days back I had written an article "Emotion Management : A Key to Success" with a link at WHY DID I NOT MAKE IT TO IAS. I have found that nearly six people have visited that article and remained there for more than ten minutes. That means that I have touched the right chord. The contents of that article direct the attention of the candidates to an aspect of preparation which is generally not taken care of. The final selection or the road to Moussori takes a long route and travel time which is extended for eighteenth months minimum and more than two years for those who want to make it through shear hard work. During this period, one has to work not only as per a plan with full persistency but also to take care that no where in between the aspirant should let the vicissitude of life hamper your preparations for civil services. The persistency and tenacity for such a long period decides the possibility of the success. You may be the right stuff for this success but there are some factors if that are not taken care of and they become decisive. The article by Vijayalakshmi Bidari is a pot of emotions of a meaningful person. I feel it worth recommending to the aspirants to go through this article from that perspective. Click Here to reach the article.
While reading the article, give attention to the selection of the subjects and the numbers which were expected. Soon I will come out with another such article in which it has been further emphasized but the site from which it is procured is not opening because of some technical glitch of that site itself. In case it continues for the long, I may then write another piece based on those observations which are quite vital. In short, be clear that apart from making efforts, you must prepare to get more than 360 marks in two subjects. One subject should be your elective subject and second one is Paper II General Studies in which you can get nearly 190 to 200 marks as it was advised by one of the successful candidate in his interview about which I have alluded to above.
Similarly, in case of interview, getting 200 marks is a tricky affair as recommended by many successful candidates. This is an aspect about which I have some reservations. I think working on Mains is more effective strategy. Anyhow, this aspect will be taken care of at some later stage but for the time being, the concentration is on Mains 2005 and Prelims 2006.
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On the link as follows List of 53rd Batch of IRS Probationers ( 2000-2002), Shri M. M. Tiwari, IRS (52 Batch) has given the list of probationers which includes the list Ms. Vijayalakshmi. Kindly note that the training batch was at Faridabad not Nagpur.
It is generally believed that the IRS probationers get their training at Nagpur. However, these probationers were at Faridabad. Can any body elaborate on it? Does the training of IRS probationers take place at Faridabad and earlier it was imparted at Nagpur?
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The easy and rustic are easy to learn and leaves impact. The most important thing is that one should start writing. Anyways:
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