Why IAS Aspirants Fail In Their UPSC Civil Services Exam

The UPSC examination is known as one of the toughest examinations in the country. Generally, a candidate dedicates four or five years of his life to becoming an IAS or IPS officer. Many candidates dreaming of becoming an IAS come to New Delhi. New Delhi is known for its coaching centres and a perfect environment for this examination.

Every year, out of 5 lakh candidates, only about 15,000 candidates are successful in the UPSC CSE exam, which is not even 3% of the total students. These figures are disappointing because behind them lies 97% of dreams broken and aspirations lost. But these figures also show that most of the candidates miss out on being on the final list by a small margin. This shows that there is not much difference in IQ but there is a fundamental difference of attitude between the successful and unsuccessful candidates.

Here in the article, we are giving some insight into why most of the IAS aspirants fail in the UPSC CSE itself.

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Major Reasons for Failing in the UPSC Civil Service Examination With Proper Solutions

One of the common reasons for failure in the UPSC exam is underestimating the importance of the UPSC CSE and considering it just a qualifying exam. 

Let us check some common reasons or mistakes for failure in the UPSC exam- Prelims, Mains and Interview-

  1. Fear of Failure

Some students get so scared about the exam results that they get nervous on the day of the exam. They get distracted from the study they have done throughout the year and the hard work they have put in till the day of the exam.

The Solution

It is very normal to be nervous and feel apprehensive during the exam but the best way to avoid these on the day of the UPSC exam is to take as many time-to-time tests as possible before the exam and analyze your performance in terms of the type of questions. This will help in reducing the anxiety during the exam as you will be more confident that not knowing the exact answers to many questions has not put you out of the competition.

  1. Underestimating the Importance of the Three Phases of Exam- Prelims, Mains and Interview

Many aspirants believe that only the UPSC CSE Mains exam is the true test of knowledge and intelligence and UPSC Prelims is just a qualifying test. It is very important to bust this myth as soon as possible because one cannot reach the top without climbing the initial ladder from the ground.

It is a fact that UPSC Mains is a subjective exam which gives more chances to the candidates to prove their abilities through their answers but if you fail in UPSC Prelims then you will not be able to reach this opportunity. The UPSC Prelims Exam is a true test of how well the candidates have understood the subject as most of the questions are statement-based.

The Solution

The best suggestion would be to adopt a complementary approach to UPSC preparation. Start preparing with statistics and current affairs and mark the important facts as it will help you in solving objective-type questions and facts in the mains exam will help you to support your argument on current issues or topics.

  1. Lack of Time Management During Examination

Time management is that loose end which you need to tighten by practising time-bound tests as much as possible. You should have time to revise the paper at least twice and change your answers if needed.

The Solution

(A) Set a target time for the amount of time you need to go through the question paper in one go and mark the answers to the questions you are 110% sure of immediately. In UPSC CSE Prelims, out of 100 questions, on average only 40 questions are asked directly and you can answer them in one go. The first phase should be completed as early as possible. Try to solve as many direct questions as you can as this is the most scoring part of the exam.

(B) Now come to the Hit & Trial game which is based on how well you remember the facts. This is the stage where you have to attempt questions with a 50% sure answer. It requires time and thinking so first analyze the question and then answer. If you have reached question 70, try to stop.

  1. Not Practising For the Test Series

If you have not given even a single test and are thinking that you will perform very well in the actual examination then you are living under illusion. More than just exams, you need to identify how you will react in exams.

Sometimes giving regular tests is more important than studying different study materials because the materials are always infinite but your question paper is limited.

The Solution

Candidates need to understand that a wiser decision would be to self-assess before the actual examination rather than letting the examination determine their performance and destiny. So the candidates need to practice a certain number of questions in a certain amount of time to master them.

  1. Nonsensical Study Material

Reading the right material at the right time can work well for the UPSC CSE examination but not being able to choose where to study can be disastrous. There are many articles, tips and posts available on the internet about what kind of study material to use in the exam but you should also consider what not to read.

The Solution

Instead of wasting time reading the entire yearbook or any government document, you can revise standard books and current events that are frequently in the news.

  1. Lack of Revision

Any successful IAS aspirant will be able to tell how much revision of concepts is more important than reading new material in UPSC preparation. IAS aspirants should always remember that there is only one mantra for success in any exam 3Rs – Read, Revise and Revise.

The Solution

Most of the candidates who crack the exam are those who are always updated in revision. They may not be experts in any subject but they are correct and precise in whatever they study. The pivot of the UPSC Civil Service exam rests on memorization and analysis and both of these can be improved by revising as much as possible.

The Bottom Line

Instead of focusing on the process of becoming an IAS officer, most of the aspirants get caught up in the illusion of status and luxuries that they get on becoming an IAS officer. In a nutshell, before anyone jumps to any conclusions on how to crack the IAS exam, it is important to decode the tricks to crack the first stage of the exam, the Prelims exam. But till the time they succeed in the Civil Services Exam, the candidates should remain motivated. For most students, this is a very difficult task. And the challenges grow more difficult with each passing year and each failed attempt.

As we age, we start losing faith in ourselves. Earlier we used to meditate for the number of hours we used to know, but now we are not able to do so. All the friends also get busy in their lives. The people we grew up with have all had successful careers. However, if the candidate wants to become a civil servant, he/she must have the intention to continue studying despite the defeat.

 

Some Important FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) On Why IAS Aspirants Fail In Their UPSC Civil Services Exam

The reason is a lack of dedication. Countless IAS aspirants fail the UPSC examination because they do not have enough commitment. Many students start their UPSC exam preparation with great zeal but lose curiosity in it after some time. If you want to succeed in the UPSC exam, you need to be positively committed.

However, there are a lot of contests for the UPSC exam, so much so that 99.9% of applicants can not clear it.

If a candidate fails in UPSC, he/she can apply again next year. As long as a candidate is eligible, there is no regulation on how many times he or she can appear for the UPSC exam. However, defeat in UPSC can be discouraging and intimidating for some candidates.

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