(Civil services examination) CSE in India is one of the several examination conducted by UPSC for the recruitment of All India Services like IAS, IPS , IFoS and Group A services like IFS , IRS etc
Hello Future Officers!!
Congratulations for writing the toughest exam of this country -UPSC CSE! The fatigue and lethargy post-CSM must have been vanished by now. All cblackit to your mental rectitude and physical endurance towards realising your dreams. You have written almost 30000 words in your Nine papers! Kudos to the spirit which propelled you to the exam centres (amidst challenges of Corona pandemic, Lockdown, Physical Distancing etc). CSE 2020 will be remembeblack for all reasons and people who will clear this exam shall cherish the good or bad memories forever.
The last hurdle of this exam is the Personality Test /Interview carrying 275 marks ,highest of any paper (in Mains- 250 Marks per paper).PT is a matter of Make or Break because some students make it to the list with a decent score in mains and scoring very good marks in PT while a few deserving are left out of ‘R’ list despite of commendable score in written papers but poor show in PT . Please have a look on Written and PT scores attained by the recommended candidates of CSE 18/19 and their AIR. This highlights the Saying-Marks of PT decides the cadre and Services.
If you perform un-satisfactory in PT and do not find a place in the holy pdf, you are hard pressed for the upcoming Pre Exam with less time available making your competition tougher.
PT is the platform to assess your final candidature for All India Services and other services and this is the First time when you are coming face to face with the reps of UPSC at Dholpur House. The Panel weighs your communication and conduct held in that room which is preview to you and only to you.
I have always said that preparation for PT should be taken with serious note and with a proper strategy similar to GS 1-2-3-4 OR Optional Subject. My view was reinforced when I had interacted with almost 120 candidates last year during our INTERVIEW MANAGEMENET PROGRAM. Some candidates were really smart to know what was Needed and did sail through, But many candidates were anxious and they could not perform up to the mark. End Result-many will visit Dholpur House this year again.
My observation is that the PT is a game of displaying Personality rather than rot learning and verbal diarrhoea , of Expression rather than Being Shy , of Smartness rather than being too outdated/demoralised/disinterested and finally about Managing the Theatre .Your marks are directly proportionate to your abilities to handle stress and putting up justifiable arguments . The Board should see, in you, a dynamic ,well balanced ,rational decision maker and emotionally Intelligent officer-in making.Right Approach ahead!
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Know candid answers from the experienced and ex -civil servants whom you can take an authority to answer. You will also love to meet your immediate seniors (Last year’s successful students) and will know some Do’s and Don’t’s. Idea is to groom you well beforehand followed by Two Online sessions and One Offline session with our qualified Board members, some of them have graced the UPSC Boards in the past. To allay your apprehensions regarding your medical status, we will also conduct medical examination by the qualified doctors and prescribe you medical advice accordingly. Why to appear with gross obesity if you can address it with time in hand and a nutritionist to support your will power?
Surprisingly, the IMP comes with a Guarantee of atleast 170 marks( CAN ANYBODY GIVE?) , this speaks volumes of our quality grooming and our confidence. It is our sincere drive towards Making you an Officer. Lets Team Up and work to realise your dreams together Because YOU HAVE IT IN YOU.