Those who manage to clear the preliminary exams are the ones who have excellent basic knowledge. But many fail to appreciate this simple factor.
There are precious few who clear the examination in their very first attempt because of the complex and dynamic nature of the selection process.
In this time of pandemic, the world of sports is ideal for motivation and one needs to learn how sheer hard work makes winners.
Malayalam as a medium for examination should be based on one’s potential. It should never be viewed as an easy way or short cut to success.
An aspirant needs to keep in mind that International Relations is a dynamic and evolving area and the information regarding it in the public realm may not give the complete picture.
It's high time students from Kerala realised they are as good or even better than the rest of India.
The aspirants will be better off sticking to standard text books and official websites for their study.
Ideally, one should finish the Main syllabus first before devoting time exclusively for preliminary examination.
General understanding of socio-political development and reading habits can be of great help.
Being sceptical about the calibre of a person just because he/she comes from a disadvantaged background is baseless.
The problem lies not with government schools but the candidates' attitude towards the examination.
One need not do different and exotic things to clear civil service examination, but should stick to efficient use of time and resources.