This is the right time to start preparing for UPSC civil services exam 2016 and aim for a rank without worrying about extra attempts. It doesn’t matter whether 2016 would be your first, second, third or last attempt, it must be your final attempt with your goal achieved.
After all, you want to be a civil servant, mostly IAS/IPS/IFS officer. You don’t want to settle for another post. You don’t want to spend another year and give exam in 2017. It doesn’t matter whether you are a working person or someone who is devoting full time into this exam preparation, or whether you are starting at the age of 28, 29 or 30: getting a decent rank in civil services exam is a realistic goal. It also doesn’t matter whether you are married or unmarried; a fresher or experienced. If you make up your mind to achieve the goal of securing good rank in CSE, you can achieve it.
All you need is a proper guidance and right strategy that boosts your confidence day by day and helps you stay focused till you achieve your dream.
After seeing many toppers very closely and interacting with them on a regular basis, we have discovered that only dedicated, consistent and focused efforts will bear fruit. If you try to follow too many strategies, read too many materials, search for too many sources and seek too many guidances, chances of clearing this exam within one attempt are slim (but not impossible). One can still clear this exam by trial and error, but these experiments will waste many precious years of your life. You will be exhausted by then. You might also lose your original motivation for joining civil services.