The challenging Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is spread over an entire year comprising of 3 stages.
Most people are apprehensive about appearing for the CSE as it involves numerous misconceptions around it. We are going to be dismantling a few for you to better understand what all the buzz is about. IAS is one of most esteemed and prestigious jobs in the country and millions of aspirants each year appear for the exam not knowing fully well what the exam holds for them.
Myth: IAS officers/aspirants should know everything about every imaginable topic.
Fact: This is not humanly possible, and neither are you expected to. Although it requires you to be aware and well-read. General awareness and an aptitude for critical thinking are beneficial when it comes to ranking well in this evaluation process. The syllabus covering the exam is vast and requires strategic planning and time management, but it doesn’t mean it does not exist. The best way to tackle this head-on is to appear for mock tests, mock interviews and give sample papers.
Myth: One needs to remember a lot of facts to become an IAS officer.
Fact: There is no such hard and fast rule that says this. It is a test for your analytical skills and critical thinking. This requires you to come to well-informed conclusions and draw correlations between facts. Merely memorizing facts won’t get you through when it comes to becoming an IAS officer.
Myth: One needs to study 16 hours a day to clear.
Fact: This is not feasible in the long run without burning out. It only makes sense to find the right balance. Moreover, it is often observed among aspirants that fatigue sets in after a few hours which considerably hampers the quality of the hours put in. One must focus on effective learning tricks and tips rather than just sitting with books for extended periods of time. It is important that the hours are spaced out.
Myth: Pass percentage is too low
Fact: Only a few aspirants prepare seriously and wholeheartedly among the 10 lakh aspirants appearing for the exam out of which only 10,000 people make it to the second round and 5000 odd candidates making it to the interviews. This means your competition lies only with the 5000 people remaining. This makes it easier to combat the fear surrounding the exam and disillusion yourself from it.
Myth: The aspirant needs to read many books on a single topic to gain absolute “mastery” over the subject.
Fact: This is a very common misconception that it is crucial for the student to buy all the major books in the market and master all these resources to be successful in their first attempt. Well, this is not the case as we are well aware that at Analog we believe all you need is to be motivated enough to help us guide you through this process with the best resources and learning aids.
Myth: Civil Services Exam is the toughest.
Fact: This one is the easiest myth to debunk because all it takes for you to crack the Civil Services Exam is will power combined with the fact that you have Analog to count on. With the latest video and daily customized educational support, all you have to do is to roll up your sleeves and take this leap of faith.
Myth: Coaching is not required to do well in the exam.
Fact: Although it is true that it is not compulsory for everyone to go to a coaching institute it is very easy to go astray when preparing for a competitive exam, requiring a trustworthy mechanism in place to keep one on track. The best and the easiest way to do this is in association with a coaching institute.
Myth: All coaching institutes are made the same.
Fact: Not all coaching institutes understand the nitty-gritties of preparing for a competitive exam such as the CSE. Analog is ranked the number one IAS coaching institute in the country. Being pioneers in the field we understand what every student needs and thus adapt and use state of the art innovation to keep up to the recent times. Analog has a phenomenal track record when it comes to producing AIR – 1 holders like Revu Muthyala Raju in Civil Services 2006.
It is thus time you act smart by investing your time with the Analog app. Analog ensures you receive what you pay for. We have time and again delivered on our promise and believe in the power to bring about change one person at a time.