There is usually an overall sense of overwhelming anxiety among the candidates applying for the UPSC civil services examination – not only because the exams are extremely competitive, but also because clearing the exam will shape the career of an individual to redefine his future prospects of success. Some of the key factors that most candidates fear as challenges can be that the vacancies are fewer and applicants are many, the syllabus is vast, there is an age limit, and attempts are also limited.
There usually have been extensive discussions among candidates and former candidates, faculty and parents on what the hacks of clearing the UPSC civil services exams can be. However, through these deliberations, often some myths may come out and the challenges the applicants mostly fear of can be among those myths. In actuality, the challenges regarding competition and syllabus are mere mental fears created through misinformation and misguidance and should not be considered actual challenges.
After setting up the target in what to achieve in life and which career to pursue, the foremost focus of an individual should be to break the myths surrounding that particular career.