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Aspiring to be a civil servant

Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2019

Top ranking officers talk about attitude, hardwork and analytical skills needed to crack the UPSC exams,writes Gayatri Nanda

Indian Administrative Service (IAS) examinations are known to be one of the toughest exams, which make it imperative to study with the right approach. With the change of pattern, it has become imperative for the aspirants to take the learning and preparation to the next level. 

Former Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, TR Talwar, who took the exams in 1969 says, “The exam now is based more on general knowledge.” 

Sharada Subramaniam, principal director of the Comptroller and Auditor office advises the young aspirants to prepare for the exams believing that they are in the profession to change the society. “One must have a solid opinion on the burning issues in India and across the globe,” adds Subramaniam.
Usha Nigam, former secretary of the MRTP Commission, stresses on having an understanding of current affairs. “There are so many people who give the IAS exams but what sets you apart is your opinion and belief. One may not clear it in the first attempt, but that should not deter students from making the second or the third attempt,” adds Nigam.



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