Is civil services preparation along with degree a good option?
Ans: For those who think logically, reasonably and seriously, college is considered to be the best and ideal place to launch civil service preparation with earnest. Those who study degree plus IAS in institutions like Takshasila IAS Academy in Vijayawada of Andhra Pradesh have much brighter chance to crack the country’s prestigious examination. The energy, enthusiasm, sharpness of the mind coupled with congenial environment of the college will definitely pave the way to enter portals of the civil service corridors.
The Takshasila IAS Academy offers right guidance and strategies to the aspirants in the first year of the degree itself so that they clear the exam in their first attempt. The eligibility criteria for the CSE is 21 years and a degree in any subject. Even final year students of degree can also apply for Preliminary exam. But the problem is many aspirants miss this early opportunity and launch civil service preparation very late (after post-graduation or engineering) dimming their chances of success.
This can be proved in the fact that the average age of candidates who make it into the final civil service exam rank list is around 28/27 years.
If you study degree along with IAS, it would give ample opportunities to clear the exam and the bonus is the aspirants enjoy the thrill and happiness of campus life too. Coaching institutions like Takshasila IAS Academy take enough care to provide stress and strain-free environment that stick to the cardinal principle of learning in a joyful and cheerful atmosphere.
Another advantage of pursuing degree plus IAS is that the three-year course will give the aspirants to prioritize the things. Aspirants learn only what is extremely important and avoid other useless stuff.
The degree plus IAS also gives aspirants enough time to buy the most necessary books for the exam preparation. Many guest lectures are being arranged during the three-year term during which eminent academicians, serving and senior bureaucrats and successful candidates interact with students and give valuable suggestions. The Takshasila IAS Academy organises guest lectures and invites senior IAS and IPS officers regularly who dish out precious knowledge besides providing much needed inspiration to the aspirants.
Aspirants also practice a number of mock tests during the three years that give them enough confidence and courage to face the exam.
Takshasila IAS Academy Managing Director Dr BSN Durga Prasad says that aspirants need not worry about the marks they score in the mock tests. “The tests gives an opportunity for learning and help to know where the candidates stand,” he said.
“The subjects the candidates study during the four-year engineering or any technical course do not help them much in the civil service exam,” Dr Prasad says. “Since degree plus IAS course lays strong foundation stone, these students will have much better chance to crack the civil service exam compare with those who studied engineering,” he adds.
The degree plus IAS syllabus includes the whole UPSC civil service material in addition to the regular university subjects. This gives enough time for aspirants to study and analyse NCERT books and current affairs in a steady and judicious way.
Suggesting parents to send their children to degree plus IAS after Intermediate, Dr Prasad says it gives an edge in the competitive field as it provides 360 degree knowledge.