HYDERABAD:Perseverance and patience are the qualities needed to crack Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examinations, said youngsters who made it to civil services in 2014.
“Never get disappointed and keep preparing with patience. Prepare a plan and stick to it. The UPSC examination pattern is changing and aspirants should focus on the analytical skills rather than just focusing on gaining knowledge about a subject,” advised BBGTS Murthy who got 772 rank in UPSC 2014. He was interacting with UPSC aspirants at Hyderabad Study Circle in Hyderabad, Saturday.
BBGTS Murthy, who grew up in modest surroundings in Uppal, cleared the UPSC exam in his fourth attempt. He urged the aspirants to never lose sight of the goal and maintain a good set of friends who can motivate them.
Vinod Kumar, a MBBS graduate from Davangere, who got 291 rank in the first attempt inspired the aspirants, sharing his experience on the occasion.
“I hail from a Scheduled Caste (SC) family and my father used to stitch slippers. My family had to struggle a lot to educate me but I knew we have to work hard. I had the motivation to make it to the Indian Administrative Service so that I can alleviate the poverty of scores of poor people belonging to our community,” said Vinod Kumar.
Lakshmikanth Reddy G, an IIM graduate, who scored 21st rank in the first attempt, told the aspirants to have their own strategy keeping individual strengths and weaknesses into consideration.
“There is no specific preparation plan which will suits everyone. You assess your weaknesses and strengths and prepare a detailed plan and follow it consistently ,” advised Lakshmikanth Reddy on the occasion.
UPSC winners N Praveen, Vasamsetty Raviteja were also present on the occasion who shared their experience. Former bureaucrats and patrons of HSC C Anjaneya Reddy, V Veda Kumari, MV Krishna Rao urged successful candidates who trained a HSC to not forget their roots and be custodians of people’s interests.