S Nagarajan IAS
Today we celebrate the Civil services day of India. It was on 2004, the Indian government decided to rejoice the Civil Services day. In 1947, on the same day, only Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel addressed the first batch of civil servants in Independent India at the Metcalf House. The intention of this day is to devote and recommit themselves to the cause of the people in the nation.
On this special occasion, we are featuring the success stories of the successful candidate which motivates you in coming way.
“Failure will come but it should not deter us”
To be an IAS was his childhood daydream. Focused, devoted and smart hard work helped him to secure the first rank in UPSC IAS Exam. His success journey in the UPSC Civil Services and escalation to the rank 1 is an inspiring one for the upcoming UPSC aspirants. He bagged the prestigious first rank in UPSC Civil services exam 2005.
Nagarajan was brought up in a district town where happened to see the district collector career as a prestigious one. Furthermore, the challenging and thought-provoking nature of this job and the chances to feel for the distresses of common people and to resolve their difficulties etc. motivated him to prepare for UPSC civil services examination.
He had given his first attempt in 2000 after completing his graduation. He had cleared the Civil Services Mains exam but failed to get through the exam finally. Electrical Engineering and geography were his optional.
Next year the syllabus of physics change. So, he decided to opt for Geography as it has very compact and comfortable syllabus, along with Electrical Engineering. In his second attempt, he secured 137th rank and was allocated to the Railway Traffic Services. He took one year gap due to the training. Moreover, he had no option other than joining the training.
In the third attempt, he chose Sociology and geography as optional. Sociology needs much deeper understanding than Geography.
According to his opinion, UPSC preparation should be organized, disciplined, scientific, meticulous and comprehensive. A good revision is an essential factor. UPSC aspirants should not plunge into Prelim and waste attempts before having a precise idea about the nature of the UPSC IAS exams and a good command over the subjects.
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