Indian Administrative Services (IAS) Examination is the preliminary qualification examination which is instituted and convened by the Central Government Authorities of the country for enlisting students with commerce, economics, humanities, and science backgrounds to various high official portfolios in the Administrative, Revenue Collection and Monitoring Departments of the Central Government Wing. After passing out and cracking the IAS Examination you can secure qualification in works and departmental activities associated with the Central Government repository which can further help you in enhancing your work credentials and help in developing a sense of responsibility in you.
Following are some of the most important roles played by the parents in assisting the aspirants to achieve their dreams of becoming an IAS Official-
Motivation and Moral Support
Parents are there where there’s no one beside you. When you feel tired and exhausted, unable to replete your life with joy and excitement, when you are in a pensive mood wondering about how the future would pan out for you, it’s the comforting touch of your parents that act as the balm on all your problems and worries. Parents motivate you to overcome all the hurdles, challenge your existence and help you in achieving to the best of your potential and talent. They motivate you to work hard and encourage you when the tides are against you. When your back is against the wall, it’s the emotional and moral support provided by your parents that help you in finding the correct mix of balance between your intense preparation routine and your personal life. They provide you with inspiring pep-talks when you feel down to boost up your morale, which subsequently is responsible for better productivity.
Finding the best coaching centers and tuition facilities for you
However, naive they might be about a particular subject in your curriculum, every parent wants what is best for their child, the education that he/she deserves, and the best facilities that are available. Thus it is commonly found that parents of IAS aspirants conduct severe market research to find out about the best coaching centers and tuition facilities that are available in the vicinity of the neighborhood as well as in premium locations where traveling would be feasible. At times parents do become overindulgent with their child’s dreams and scrutinize thoroughly the credibility of the teachers in the coaching institute and the past performance of the institute in the last few years to retrieve an idea about the success of the institute and the reason behind its fame in the market.
Providing Economic Support
It is a standardized system in Civil Service Examinations like IAS, that a candidate is not eligible to appear or to work if he/she has not attained the age of 21years. Thus by this time-frame, many aspirants prefer to engage themselves in fresher jobs so that they can find their tuition fees and course materials. However, the economic support of the parents is extremely necessary if the furtherance in the education process is to be maintained. Parents go to any lengths to see their wards become successful IAS officers. For example- there have been instances where the parents have held their jewelry and ancestral properties in the mortgage, just for the sake of making their children IAS officials. Thus this immense level of sacrifice is rewarded wholeheartedly when the aspirant achieves his dream of becoming an IAS officer.
A correct mix of freedom and monitoring, indulgence, and involvement which yet doesn’t become over-involvement and pampering should be maintained by the parents. It is to be remembered that the work of an IAS officer is a mentally challenging job and a person who has been used to being spoon-fed by their parents would be unable to shine through in this field of work. Thus the role of the parents in the journey of preparation must be acknowledged as it plays a very important role in helping aspirants achieve their dreams.
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