IAS Exam - ‘Luck’ does play a role; but, only a little

IAS Exam - ‘Luck’ does play a role; but, only a little

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Success in Civil Services Examination is not child’s play.

It is the unpredictable nature of this examination that gives a feel that luck plays a major role.

This is not an examination where pure ‘luck’ can be the determinant for success.

A multi-stage exam-plan with an evaluation process that encompass subjects from diverse disciplines makes it sure that only those candidates gets selected who possess aptitude for the posts in question.

If you look at the historical trends for Main Examination, agreed, many candidates were not able to perform well in General Studies. But, despite of their average show in General Studies, many of them were able to find place in the merit-list and some of them even grabbed the top slots.

It was not matter of luck as they perform well in some other areas like optional subjects; essay and later in interview to amass an aggregate that helped them accomplish the task.

In present scenario, I am not saying that average show in General Studies would help; but factors contributing in success can have something similar again where each papers can play a vital role in your selection.

The might of General Studies has enlarged; Essay has more influence and optional subject is still there to contribute. So, make a balanced strategy that could get you marks in Main Examination that is enough for sustenance.


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