You appeared in an exam that is arguably the most competitive in the world!
You appeared when the fear of the pandemic was still at large!
You appeared at a time when uncertainty had grappled you!
You appeared and gave your best!
It doesn’t matter if you qualified or not!
It doesn’t matter if this was your first or last attempt!
It doesn’t matter if you missed by a whisker!
It doesn’t matter if people around you are doubting your decision!
What truly matters is that you had the grit and courage to face the challenge. It is great if you have succeeded. However, if you are feeling the blues of failure in the prelims examination, please don’t be too harsh on yourself. You have done a great job already.
If you have qualified, please keep in mind that a bigger challenge awaits you. The best and the luckiest in the lot have been shortlisted by UPSC and they would compete with you to march ahead to the next stage. There is no room for complacency. While the current circumstances might be testing, you have to keep going. So buckle up, take out your pens, and start testing your answer writing skills. It hardly matters if you are the best-read person. If you lack the ability to write succinctly and convincingly, you won’t be able to impress the examiner. The only tool that you have at your disposal to impress upon the examiner is the question cum answer (QCA) booklet. Your high-level intellect and hard work must reflect in the pages of the QCA. If you haven’t started yet, please kickstart your practice with our free online TLP initiative.
If you haven’t qualified, it becomes even more important to use the next few months effectively. With the normal exam cycle disturbed by COVID-19, it will be difficult to make sense of the time remaining for the next attempt. Therefore, prepare a meticulous plan, organise yourself, and restart with confidence. In an exam that has a success rate of less than 0.05 percent, it is absolutely fine to fail and rise again. In fact, it happens with the majority. What you are experiencing now is the normal grilling that a successful aspirant has to undergo. If you are committed to your end goal, there is nothing that can stop you. While success can get delayed a bit, it will not be elusive forever. Keep following our platform and be ready and updated for the challenge next year.
As you are aware, the festivities around Dussehra this year are a bit insipid. However, the spirit of Dussehra isn’t lost. While we pray from the comforts of our homes for a better and safer future, let us also wish for your success and good health.
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All the Best and a Very Happy Dussehra