Before you commence, if you happen to be familiar with the job requirements of the post for which you are making efforts, it becomes easier to understand the Civil Services Examination and would certainly find it relatively easier to comprehend.
While interacting with my batch mates and seniors, the first thing I noticed was that a Civil Servant’s perspective of viewing things is quite different and wide-ranging. A civil servant has to be concerned with public or society in general as this is the very first demand of the job.
The successful candidates might not be very genius or equipped with all the knowledge but their mode of thinking has to include critical viewpoints like logical thinking, forecasting the impact of a decision on large masses.
The Civil Servant needs to possess capacity to look at a problem with various alternative angles, and at the same time, remain patient even during critical moments.
Leadership and team spirit and many such other qualities become part of life of a ‘Civil Servant’.
Aspirant’s approach to preparation: Some traits that help an aspirant achieving success are being hard working with a never say die attitude, focussed towards the goal, developing a mindset of being more concerned towards day to day events and having a logical way of thinking.
In true sense, ‘Civil Service’ is a way of life instead of a job.
Wishing you luck!
(CSE-07; Rank 33)
On Tuesday 23rd February 2010