Looking at the vast scope for opportunities, UPSC not only impacts the professional life but also the personal life of a candidate. The destination of becoming a civil servant always seems far. However, the benefits underlying the cause are received by the candidate during the journey itself.
Among the race of lakhs, only a few clear the UPSC examination. Finally, these candidates become the officers they were destined to be. What happens to the ones who didn’t clear? Ever thought about the possibility of not clearing the exam in an entire lifetime?
This is one fearful doubt that passes through the mind of every UPSC aspirant. We sincerely hope that every aspirant gets whatever he/she wants in life. But still looking at the negative side, this nightmare can arise. The students need to understand that this is nothing but a ‘blessing in disguise’ for them.
For our fellow aspirants, we have listed below some benefits of UPSC preparations that every UPSC student receives. For some, it can be in the form of a job offer. While for some, it can be a life-changing experience.
7 benefits of UPSC preparation towards the life of an aspirant
1) The art of Reading and Writing
No-one undermines the art of reading and writing. It clearly is understood by all the UPSC aspirants. Moreover, the aspirants read a lot of books, editorials, documents, magazines, etc that enhance their knowledge. Soon this requirement of reading becomes their habit.
In order to practice more, reading is accompanied by the writing ability. These crafts are not only important for an officer but for any living human. These are some of the most important skills demanded in the corporate sector.
2) The plethora of Job Opportunities
The UPSC preparation opens a wide range of job opportunities for the aspirants. The students get the edge of preparation in other government exams like SSC, RBI, and other banking/insurance entrance exams.
Additionally, the UPSC Prelims polishes their ability to answer MCQ-based questions that form the base of MBA entrance exams. The students do not even have to worry about whether they will be able to clear it or not. It should be known that these exams are just a minute version of the UPSC examination.
3) The power of Discipline
From an IAS officer to the middle-class post-office clerk, everybody knows the power of discipline. Tackling the obstacles lying in the UPSC journey not only makes the candidate determined but also removes the habit of Procrastination.
It instills the zeal to work harder day by day and achieve the impossible. The desire to relax and living normal life diminishes completely. In order to become extraordinary, the candidate starts living extraordinarily.
4) Being confident becomes Easy after preparating for UPSC
Even after cracking the Prelims and Mains, the ultimate task is to beat the Interview round. This is where the face-to-face interaction between the candidate and the interview panel happens. How to deal with this? Confidence is the only solution. After Mains, the candidates are completely into personality development. This enhances their overall confidence that demands respect and attention.
Though only a few candidates are able to clear it. The others prosper in the life to come.
5) Good interpersonal skills
In the whole process of developing a good personality, the candidate indulges in deep spoken and written communication practices. However, this constructs a good foundation for their vocabulary.
Even if the student fails to achieve his/her target, who does not appreciate good communication skills? These enable the person to stand out and ask for whatever they wanted until now.
6) The store of Knowledge
Ever believed that a UPSC candidate can teach also? Well, the preparation is the witness to what he/she does in the life to come. The preparation of Prelims and Mains requires a lot of reading and writing to understand and tackle certain situations. The candidate during this whole cycle of continuous reading and writing gains a tremendous amount of knowledge. This knowledge is pervasive relating to History, Political Science, Economics, Geography, and other branches of social and economical studies.
The candidates can easily become the masters in the said field and grow accordingly. Moreover, their patience and dedication skills would complement their teaching, knowledge-spreading years.
7) ‘Stop’ is just a road to choose after UPSC Preparation
Once a candidate fixates his/her mind onto something, they do not stop. The UPSC candidates are full-heartedly dedicated to their cause. They understand the pros and cons of the complete wheel.
Leaving anything in between is just not them. Any candidate who had a dream of becoming an officer never failed to aspire positive in life. Being positive becomes their mindset.
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These are some of the benefits of UPSC Preparation the candidates can avail of in their whole journey to crack the UPSC exam and becoming a civil servant. It should be understood by the students that UPSC is just not an exam but an adventurous journey altogether. Just like adventure, it is full of hardships and obstacles and the ultimate fruit of bliss at the end.