WENT ON TO CRACK UPSC IN 1ST ATTEMPT
IAS OFFICER ONCE FAILED IN SCHOOL,
“Everyone prepared me for success, but not for failure,” says Anju Sharma, an IAS officer from Jaipur.
Her chemistry paper during her Class 10 board exams was the turning point of her academic journey.
“I had many chapters left to cover, very little time to do so, and knew I was set to fail.”
The day of the result confirmed her worst fears. But then came her turning point.
Sharma realised that leaving everything for the last minute, plus a lack of preparation, was a recipe for disaster.
But a ‘golden rule’ helped her clear the UPSC CSE in 1991, in her first attempt. Swipe to know what it was.
“Complete the syllabus well in advance, and take a break on the eve of any examination."
“This changed my life.”
Along with this, the other tips she recommends are...
Have a strong will, focus and determination.
Approach studies with utmost sincerity without worrying about the results.
To parents, she says "Instead of hammering your already stressed-out kid, talk to them and understand them."
"Support and love them unconditionally irrespective of the exam results."
Her advice to all aspirants: — It’s only an exam. You will get numerous chances to make things right. Choose the study pattern as per your comfort.
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