Due to COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent nation-wide Lockdown, Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2020 and remaining Interview sessions for CSE 2019 were deferred. Now, we have revised UPSC calendar that revealed new Preliminary Examination date – 4th October and the Main Examination would commence from 8th January 2021.
No doubt it was a tough time; but now you have your clear goal.
Hope you all must have made the best use of the Lockdown period and continued your preparation.
Be it Civil Services, Judicial Services or any other exam; all of the aspirants appearing in any open competitive Examination must be having a very mixed feeling about the way things are turning out in last three months.
The world was at a pause, you guys were not able to attend coaching classes, getting no chance of sitting with your pears and discussing a hot topic or even didn’t had any source to purchase books or study material.
Everything around was chaotic and obviously it certainly affected your way of studying and the plan of action you might be following.
But remember one thing; no matter how dark things might get, things will get better if your hope and positive mind set is rekindled.
New ways to go around the exams were added to your list.
This lockdown has been the opportunity to explore study patterns you always wanted to add in your way.
As you prepare for top jobs, it has given a chance to analyse that what you would have done if you were at the helm of affairs – in a role of an administrator in this time of emergency and then, compare your analysis with the efficient officers were doing on ground and handling the task effectively.
Another aspect to introspect is after this break which we got from all the hustle and chaos; we will wonder that how close we can get with ourselves if we just start analysing the practical aspects of life.
Smart candidates would have used this boredom to resume and channelize the peace that you have been seeking.
They would have tried to know about themselves; what is the best they can do.
Serious candidates would have started practicing for answer-writing, practicing essays and preparation for interviews before the Examination in the free time available.
The working candidates who are aspiring to crack it with a job in the hand, this lockdown would have proved to be a boon. Just by adjusting their work from home pattern, they would have got into serious preparation.
This was appropriate to be in constant touch with your teachers and mentors.
There is always something worth. This pause was a chance to break all the perceptions by focusing in the right way.
You have to make things happen for yourself because you cannot always rely on destiny.
Everyone makes mistakes. Be fearless. Think positive. Be resilient
This quarantine was a break that probably we don’t get again.
As it has entered our way; I am sure you all would have made it an excuse to excel.
Wishing you all a grand success.