Civil services aspirants should internalise the subjects i.e., learning the topics mentioned in the syllabus via subconscious assimilation, so as to achieve better results and ace the most coveted examination in the country, said Dr. Lakshmaiah Group of Institutions Honorary Chairman P.V. Lakshmaiah.
Delivering the keynote address, during an awareness programme on ‘How to Crack Civil Services,’ organised by ‘The Hindu Civils Aspirants Forum,’ in association with Dr. Lakshmaiah’s IAS Study Circle and Sri Padmavati Mahila Viswa Vidyalayam (SPMVV), on the varsity premises here on Wednesday, Dr. Lakshmaiah said that civil services aspirants should train themselves to be well versed with any topic, though not deeply but substantially. “Just like how we remember the alphabets, the aspirants should be ready to talk/write on any topic, be it social justice/empowerment or India-Iran relations. Any average student with planning and hard work can succeed in civil service examinations, all one needs is determination and confidence,” he added.
Dr. Lakshmaiah urged the candidates not to review the question paper after every session, but focus on how to maximise their score in the subsequent tests. He said that many candidates, after completing a paper/session, would make the mistake of discussing the paper with their family or friends, which he said was a bad practice as it would bring the confidence levels down. Comparing the scores of two candidates in UPSC civil services examinations 2017, Dr. Lakshmaiah spoke on how sustained focus on each session would result in a good final score. “Every aspirant should keep their calm and move ahead with the upcoming sessions. Focus should be on last minute revisions but not on individual criticism,” he added.
Dr. Lakshmaiah spoke on how the State government was supporting the civils aspirants with their schemes i.e., the NTR Vidyonnathi Scheme and outlined on the selection process.
Speaking to The Hindu, SPMVV Vice-Chancellor Prof. V. Durga Bhavani spoke on the introduction of a new integrated course in Public Policy and Anthropology, to be launched from the next academic year with coordination with Dr. Lakshmaiah Group of Institutions. The course would focus on imparting necessary academic knowledge, on behalf of the varsity, and also on the coaching for civil services examinations by the latter. In this regard, both the institutions have entered into an MoU and would soon finalise on the concerned modalities of the course. Students, preparing for competitive examinations, while in the integrated course can also opt for an exit after three years, so as to continue their dream professions. More details of the course, its entrance examination etc., will be released via a notification from the varsity. Later, several young women civils aspirants posed their doubts to the experts and success stories of toppers were also aired to inspire them.
SPMVV Rector V. Uma, Registrar D.M. Mamatha, Dr. Lakshmaiah Group of Institutions managing director Para Padmaja Rani and others took part.