Are UPSC exams very tough

Are UPSC exams very tough?

Asked on October 9, 2019 in Education.
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I met a guy in my gym. He is a St. Stephens Graduate. He has cleared C.A with an All India Rank, Cleared all the levels of CFA in his first attempt, has done his M.B.A from IIM-Calcutta, worked in Morgan Stanley, New York for 3 years.

He apparently came to India because his parents suggested him to appear for the civil services at least once in life, and being an over-achiever, he was very much confident of clearing it in his first attempt.

Even I expected the same, after hearing his credentials.

But, this year, he will appear for the third time. He started his journey, thinking that he is smart and can go about it very easily but there are some exams in India where your determination and consistency matters more than your smartness.

He wasn’t able to clear Prelims in his two previous attempts.

Artika Shukla, who was All India Rank-4 in CSE ( 15 ) said once: “Unless or until you bow down in front of this exam, you ain’t gonna pass through.”

It’s the truth.

This exam doesn’t justify one’s smartness. This exam justifies one’s patience.

Thanks for reading.

Answered on October 9, 2019.
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