Dreams shattered; all the hopes went in vain. This time he did a lot of hard work but still couldn’t make to UPSC. Where did he go wrong, what were the reasons behind this failure and many more questions were in his mind. He was depressed and anxious about his future.
One of brilliant student who saw one and only dream to crack UPSC exams. Friends, there are many reasons which one can’t see. You have to introspect yourself, your routine, your daily habits that where did it went wrong. Why were you not able to focus on the studies? What books did you preferred? With whom were you in contact, your friends? What were your priorities? These all questions can only be answered by you.
But if you still aren’t able to find the answers, so here I can help you with this. I have discussed some of the reasons that why aspirants fail to qualify the examination.
Major Reasons why IAS Aspirants fail in UPSC Exam?
1. Don’t set their priorities
“It’s the matter of your priorities which define your success.”
The way you prioritise your work is more important. It’s all upon you to decide whether making out with friends is important or reading history of Leaders is more important. I don’t think so that hanging out with your friends will lead you to success. Definitely not!. You have to prioritise work. You know how important is to fulfil your dream. Cracking UPSC should be the first in your list. Set your priorities in right way.
2. Being over-confident
Overconfidence is that window of life from which defeat can enter anytime being unnoticed. It happens with aspirants. On solving 2-3 mock test papers, they usually think that UPSC is their cup of tea. But friends it’s not like that. By solving only 2-3 mock test papers can’t declare your results. At least, one has to solve 100’s of mock test papers to crack UPSC.
It is human nature that confidence changes to over-confidence. It’s obvious. But dear you should know how to control your mind, your thoughts. Your thoughts make you. So you should know how to control your thoughts.
3. Loosing Vision
Sometimes we lose hope, we didn’t believe in ourselves. We just leave everything and start to believe that UPSC is not my cup of tea. Here you lost the battle. Okay! I know it’s obvious that after not getting results one will definitely lose hope in himself. It may happen that he loses vision, he doesn’t imagine himself cracking UPSC exams.
But never, I repeat never do this. Don’t stop visualising in your dreams. Remember, thoughts have more frequency than anything else. So more you will have thoughts about cracking UPSC, more you will visualise it, definitely you will crack it! Always imagine your success before making it.
4. Having multiple choices
It happens sometimes reading from multiple sources make a lot of perplexity. Take knowledge from particular sources. Don’t take 2-3 books of same topic and start reading all of them. For example, for politics you first read Laxmikant and then just jumped on to Subhash Kashyam or DD Basu.
Instead of this, focus on one book. Read Laxmikant multiple times. See, you should focus on one thing at a time. Otherwise this would lead you towards failure or losing your dream. You can’t take chance at all.
5. Management of Time
Time management is the most important factor in the journey of your success. Its important to manage your time according to the priorities. Just manage how much time you want to study, freshen up your mind and so on. If you are preparing for UPSC, one needs 14-15 hours of study in a day.
Then only you can make up to UPSC. Be responsible when it comes to time management. Don’t say, “There’s still time” or “Maybe next time”. Because there’s also the concept of “It’s too late”.
So manage your time wisely.
6. Be updated
I know it’s typical for aspirants to focus on current affairs consistently. It looks boring to read news headlines all the day. It’s typical in the starting to keep focus on current affairs. But dear, current affairs plays most important role in the examination and interview.
Most of the questions asked are related to current affairs only. It’s really a huge mistake of not taking current affairs seriously. You might lose or get out of this race. Taking this lightly can be your blunder mistake. So be careful and focus on current affairs. You can refer Hindu or inshorts app for this. These are one of the trending apps.
7. Be consistent
While preparing for UPSC examination, it’s important for one to be consistent in his preparation. One need to be consistent and focused. UPSC requires consistency and dedication. Always remember, “Consistency always creates consistent results” just imagine the aura after clearing exam or becoming an IAS officer. It’s beyond expectations. It will be the best moment of your life. So give your best shot and be consistent in your preparation.
Yes! Most of the aspirants do this mistake. Joining coaching doesn’t mean you will definitely crack UPSC. Coaching will just give you the direction. They will provide you a little extra push. It’s you who have to develop a holistic approach in understanding and implementing what you study. Don’t be so much over dependent on them. It’s up to you, your dedication, your practice, skills and so on. Depend on yourself.
Movie tickets or reading books, drinking beer or having coffee so that you can do late night study, hanging out with friends or reading newspaper, what’s important is up to you. You have to decide what is more important, these distractions or UPSC exam. It’s obvious that you will face a lot of distraction in this journey.
God is taking your test that is you able to handle these distractions. He wanted to check that are you really dedicated towards your goal. Distractions can be controlled. You should know how to control your mind, your thoughts. Do meditation to increase your concentration.
10. Imperfect beginning
It’s not too late to start from a fresh beginning but it should be perfect. You should be clear about how you’re going to approach. Leaving job is quite tough decision. So be careful how you wanted to carry this. Take your time and make decisions right. Although it will take time but don’t worry it will be worth it.
If you still suffer from failure, just remember one thing “God has postponed your success not cancelled, something best is yet to come. So just trust him”. Trust his decisions, trust your thoughts. You are just the copy of your thoughts. You will spread positive vibes, if you think positive. Be confident and believe in yourself.
All the best 🙂