Ideally, one should start career planning as early as +2 levels as by now, you are in a position to assess and understand your academic strengths and weaknesses...
When a child is born, the usual aspiration of parents is to see them becoming IAS officer, when they grow up. They guide them and provide good education as in knowledge society, it play a great role in deciding the career path one would take.
Ideally, one should start career planning as early as +2 levels as by now, you are in a position to assess and understand your academic strengths and weaknesses. If not more, at least you can start exploring various career options as per your imagination.
The most surprising aspect is that by the time they reach +2 levels, the dream of being IAS Office is out of mind or is hidden under immediate goals.
Typical Indian culture forces youngsters to look for fast track career development for an early employment and to earn a self-sufficient living.
During last year, squeezing world economy affecting India too, though marginally, really made career decision tougher for good quality aspirants. The emerging situation has tilted things once again in favour of ‘Civil Services’.
If CS is the career you are opting for, is it your planned choice? Or is it because of family pressure, dream of power and prestige, self-image of being knowledgeable or just want to show your friends, parents and society that you are pursuing preparation for ‘Civil Services Examination’?
Don’t let it become 5-year plan or a phenomenon as a large number of non-serious aspirants do. The golden period of your life is at stake and if it doesn’t work out here, you need to keep the alternative career in mind.
Be serious about your decision. Back it up with planned study and systematic approach towards examination requirements.