Some Common Myths about the UPSC Exam I Target IAS
One of the most competitive exams in India is the UPSC Exam. Every year, lakhs of students appear for the exam with the hope of getting selected for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS).
One of the most competitive exams in India is the UPSC Exam. Every year, lakhs of students appear for the exam with the hope of getting selected for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). However, there are many myths about the UPSC exam that deter students from appearing for it. Let’s bust some of these myths:
Myth #1: The UPSC Exam is too difficult to crack
This is probably the most common myth about the UPSC exam that geniuses can crack it. The truth is, the UPSC exam is not that difficult if you are willing to put in the hard work. Sure, it requires a lot of dedication and commitment, but if you are willing to put in the effort, you can definitely crack it.
Myth#2: Students from certain backgrounds or regions can crack the UPSC Exam
This is yet another myth. The fact is, anyone can get into the UPSC, regardless of their background. All you need is dedication and hard work.
Myth #3: UPSC Exam is based entirely on academics
However, this is not true. The UPSC Exam tests a candidate’s ability to think critically and analytically. It is not enough to just mug up textbooks. One needs to be able to understand and apply concepts in order to score well in the exam.
Myth 4#: Students of Science or Arts can crack the UPSC Exam
This is not true at all. Students from any background can crack the UPSC Exam. In fact, students from non-conventional backgrounds have often excelled in the exam.
Myth #5: One needs to know a lot of current affairs to crack the UPSC Exam
While knowing current affairs is important, it is not the only thing that is important. The UPSC Exam tests a candidate’s knowledge across a wide range of topics. So, it is important to have a well-rounded preparation.
Myth #6: Coaching is necessary to crack the UPSC Exam
While coaching can help, it is not necessary to crack the exam. Self-study is often enough to crack the exam.
Myth #7: You need to know someone to get selected
This is another myth. The UPSC selection process is completely merit-based and fair.
Myth #8: The UPSC is a corrupt organization
This is a popular myth, but it is not true. The UPSC is not a corrupt organization. In fact, it is one of the most prestigious organizations in the country.
Myth #9: The UPSC is biased against certain communities
This is another popular myth, but it is also not true. The UPSC is not biased against any community. All you need is dedication and hard work to crack the exam.
So, these are some of the myths about the UPSC Exam. If you have been deterred from appearing for the exam due to these myths, we hope that this article has helped you see the reality.
Rad this Vikas Divyakirti: founder of Drishti IAS