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Dealing with Failure in the UPSC Civil Services Examination

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  • in last few days with everyday in life i hit a new low, when will it end i don't know will it end ever i don't know all i know is that i will not give up. i will fight till there is a single breath in me, that's all i can do. in these tough time my will is my shield and my courage is my sword.
    its tough time for all of us but hang on buddy hang on. don't loose hope.
  • Life us so much messed up
  • 2013 ka 65th ranker Roshan kushwaha was a school mate. He flunked out of interview stage twice and came back in style in 2013. If he can, then I too can.
    Here we go...
  • Are kya upsc pe inzaam lga rhe ho , sala seena thok k fir baitho padhne wrna itne qualified log ho , tumhe kis cheez ki kami . Scientist ban skte ho , entrepreneurs ban skte ho, tum jaiso ki vajah se ye desh aur pura USA chalta h .
    IIT, iim e walo se kitni umeed h is desh ko , tum b aise kroge to baki kidhr jaenge , tumhare naam ka to dunnka pure world me bajjta h !!!
    Ya to tayari chodh k koi kaam dhndha suru krlo , wrna ias ka kida h to waps lg jao mere shero kyuki "haar k baithna hamari khidmat me nhi h " .
    :D
    correct me ,if i am wrong ! i would be happy to accept my mistakes !
  • Hey guys don't give up plz...
    What if you were turned 27plus..30plus??unemployed??
    1000 times yes!!remember??ya bulb wale baba??nobody failed today..only your life given another chance to improve yourself.Don't you think so??Really??
    Sirf ek chance sabkuch bhulkar khud KO yaad kro..lag jaao...paa jaoge madhusala..
    Don't give up#believe in yourself.nope am not saying but every successful aspirant frequently said those magical lines..
    Google for interview's given by any successful candidate and you will find yourself Ki wo v ek din whi the jha aaj tum ho...lecture nhi hai doston ye real hai...believe not me but yourself
  • My profile

    2011-2013 work in IT
    2013-2015 Oct no work

    UPSC 3 attempts - prelim level (2 attempts without prep lol, 110 this yr expectation, didn't clear)

    SBI 2 attempts - prelim level (1 yr DI too tough, 2nd yr again high competition)
    IBPS 2 attempts - prelim level (missed narrowly last yr prelim, waiting for this year result)
    SSC 1 attempt - prelim level

    other than UPSC, other exams prep only 7 days before exam, so this was expected.
    But this yr I was hoping to clear UPSC prelims.

    I am going to think about my options now. Did I do a big mistake leaving my strong area in ECE engineering for want of Administrative service?
    No this was never a mistake. It's our dream if we would not have come for it we would have regretted it whole life.. But we are not achieving it either with lots of hard work.. at the same time do not get other job because we focus completely on UPSC and treat other exam like cakewalk. lets focus on those job.

    i would say put upsc on hold till you get a govt job which would give ample time to prepare for upsc again.. as you too have reached 26 only and 3 attempt left(1 more than me).. At max it would let us skip 2016.. but again after that come in this game with cool mind.

  • edited October 2015
    Writing this exam since 2011...wrote 2 consecutive mains....failed next 2 prelims...this year was in....left a lucrative job and a dream opportunity to higher studies ( if u guys know daad scholarship in Germany).... Had a turning point (love life) where i went against my family and I thought leaving full fledged studies and give tutions but my family supported me....thanks to them.....but I was prepared since then....ppl started doubting and pouring sympathies as if I can't do it...may b I still can't but I never needed their superficial sympathies....I cleared pre this time with a job n very less time to study....may b I won't clear mains or won't be able to make to final list.... But friends remember one thing, this is just an exam....100s of ppl become ias and similar number is and other services... Only few actually gain respect or r even contented with their lives...at the end of the day u shud have that feeling even when u fail..baaki duniya to bakwaas karegi aur wo aapke ias,ips ke baad bhi karegi...just b truthful to urself.... Civils is not the end of it dream leave alone ur life....atb for ur future endeavors even if that is not civils...atb...musa bhai ka Hi example dekh lo....I truely appreciate his endeavors.... Atb
    ...I too have been there n played the gamble many times...I can feel what u r right now
    My philosophy in essence is concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, productive achievement as his noblest activity and reason as his only absolute.
  • meri halat gambhir ho gai hai......saala college ke baad seedhe tyari mein 2 saal marvai....output zero ....private m ab koi 20 hazar ki job bhi ni dega n government m lg ni raha ki agle ek saal tk kahin hoga.....saare effort upsc m hi laga die the.....!!!...i was getting 108+ from vaji. but in assholes ki key bhi bekar thi .Feeling fucked....cursing the day when i decided to prepare for this exam..... aim of the life was to serve nation,help poor n women empowerment that's why i decided..but ab to apne survival k lalle pad gae hai.Girlfriend ne chod dia....fb band kr di coz friends ghumne ki pics daalte hai,bars ki,class k lulu bacche bhi foreign m job karr rahe hai....whatsapp pr do do din tak kisi k msg ni aate......100 ruppe ka balane mahine bhar chal jata hai....this shows my social life....ghrwalo k paisso pr parasite feel karta hun.....n worst part is this wo mujhe ab bhi support kar rahe hai....ki koi baat nahi......baap achi post pr hai to rishtetdaar daang marke rakhte hai expectation se...choti moti job bhi ni kar sakta..... !!
    Kya karun mera ab to humanity se wishwas hi uth gaya.....jo log selfish the, they are happy....enjoying there life with every sensual pleasure.....they never bother about country n parents ...emotionless n they are happy....n look at me i tried to fulfill my parents dream i m suffering... :((
  • aaj ki shaam badi bojhil hai..
  • aaj ki shaam badi bojhil hai..
    bahut saare purane khiladi udd gye, maine suna marv hartington ka bhi nahi hua?
    A Lannister always pays his debts
  • Writing this exam since 2011...wrote 2 consecutive mains....failed next 2 prelims...this year was in....left a lucrative job and a dream opportunity to higher studies ( if u guys know daad scholarship in Germany).... Had a turning point (love life) where i went against my family and I thought leaving full fledged studies and give tutions but my family supported me....thanks to them.....but I was prepared since then....ppl started doubting and pouring sympathies as if I can't do it...may b I still can't but I never needed their superficial sympathies....I cleared pre this time with a job n very less time to study....may b I won't clear mains or won't be able to make to final list.... But friends remember one thing, this is just an exam....100s of ppl become ias and similar number is and other services... Only few actually gain respect or r even contented with their lives...at the end of the day u shud have that feeling even when u fail..baaki duniya to bakwaas karegi aur wo aapke ias,ips ke baad bhi karegi...just b truthful to urself.... Civils is not the end of it dream leave alone ur life....atb for ur future endeavors even if that is not civils...atb...musa bhai ka Hi example dekh lo....I truely appreciate his endeavors.... Atb
    ...I too have been there n played the gamble many times...I can feel what u r right now
    bhai this is correct that civils is not everything and even 10-20% IAS leave their job for various reasons.

    But please enlighten what else can be done? and how to start that when anyone has no job experience before with 4 year of gap after graduation.

  • Couldn't make it. Its tough to miss it by a whisker! Appeared in 2012 once - straight out of college - studied for 20 days got through comfortably. Didn't write mains that year since job demanded a lot. Worked for 3 years, left job this year at a salary of 20 lakhs PA.. thought of chasing my dreams ... was scoring between 102- 105, started studying for Mains too. Failed big time. Now will be back to my old profession. IAS/IFS dream shattered for once and for all.
  • meri halat gambhir ho gai hai......saala college ke baad seedhe tyari mein 2 saal marvai....output zero ....private m ab koi 20 hazar ki job bhi ni dega n government m lg ni raha ki agle ek saal tk kahin hoga.....saare effort upsc m hi laga die the.....!!!...i was getting 108+ from vaji. but in assholes ki key bhi bekar thi .Feeling fucked....cursing the day when i decided to prepare for this exam..... aim of the life was to serve nation,help poor n women empowerment that's why i decided..but ab to apne survival k lalle pad gae hai.Girlfriend ne chod dia....fb band kr di coz friends ghumne ki pics daalte hai,bars ki,class k lulu bacche bhi foreign m job karr rahe hai....whatsapp pr do do din tak kisi k msg ni aate......100 ruppe ka balane mahine bhar chal jata hai....this shows my social life....ghrwalo k paisso pr parasite feel karta hun.....n worst part is this wo mujhe ab bhi support kar rahe hai....ki koi baat nahi......baap achi post pr hai to rishtetdaar daang marke rakhte hai expectation se...choti moti job bhi ni kar sakta..... !!
    Kya karun mera ab to humanity se wishwas hi uth gaya.....jo log selfish the, they are happy....enjoying there life with every sensual pleasure.....they never bother about country n parents ...emotionless n they are happy....n look at me i tried to fulfill my parents dream i m suffering... :((
    hahaha.... bas 2 saal me hil gaye?? never lose hope.. ye bas words ya ghisi piti line nhi maa raha hu mai.. hope nhi to life becomes aimless.. you are not a parasite for living off of your parents money... jab job lagegi to kisne roka hai tumhe unhe sukh dene se?? tab karna tum..abhi bas padho.. khoob ratte maaro.. koi ngo join karlo taki real life dekh sako...relax
  • Lesson learnt from upsc

    1. Either have a score of atleast 140+ in pre ..else 100 ke aad pass aya toh upsc dukh de degi.

    2. Prepare hard..fod do sale ko..not only pre but mains too..asa padh lo k bas...upsc bhi hil jaye.
  • 89 100% cnfrmed

    97 100% cnfrmed

    hahahahaaaa
  • Hi everyone,

    Saddens me to see so many hard working and well deserving candidates to be left out this year. This was my fourth attempt but first failure at Pre stage. Hurts a lot, but I am also relieved somewhere deep down. The exam had taken a toll on my health, mental and physical, and reduced my social life skills to negligible. I want to take a long break, for at least a month or two, and think on whether I really have the strength and will to go through all those books and material. I mean, how many times can you underline the same words, over and over again?

    But for all others, I offer my honest advise. Please join a part time job, maybe in an NGO or as a content writer to keep you engaged and provide some decent pocket money. Such jobs will also assist you in networking and keeping an open mind. As far as UPSC goes, I think Nishkaam Karma is the only way to go about. That way, we will never be stressed or make silly mistakes in exam again. It is not without a reason that the philosophy of Gita has withstood the test of time!
  • 89 100% cnfrmed

    97 100% cnfrmed

    hahahahaaaa
    ghanta

    its 98 :D
    A Lannister always pays his debts
  • saari infos galat ho gyi, India bhai hi sahi nikle end mein
    A Lannister always pays his debts
  • saari infos galat ho gyi, India bhai hi sahi nikle end mein
    India bhi galat hai..cut off aur zyada hai..
  • meri halat gambhir ho gai hai......saala college ke baad seedhe tyari mein 2 saal marvai....output zero ....private m ab koi 20 hazar ki job bhi ni dega n government m lg ni raha ki agle ek saal tk kahin hoga.....saare effort upsc m hi laga die the.....!!!...i was getting 108+ from vaji. but in assholes ki key bhi bekar thi .Feeling fucked....cursing the day when i decided to prepare for this exam..... aim of the life was to serve nation,help poor n women empowerment that's why i decided..but ab to apne survival k lalle pad gae hai.Girlfriend ne chod dia....fb band kr di coz friends ghumne ki pics daalte hai,bars ki,class k lulu bacche bhi foreign m job karr rahe hai....whatsapp pr do do din tak kisi k msg ni aate......100 ruppe ka balane mahine bhar chal jata hai....this shows my social life....ghrwalo k paisso pr parasite feel karta hun.....n worst part is this wo mujhe ab bhi support kar rahe hai....ki koi baat nahi......baap achi post pr hai to rishtetdaar daang marke rakhte hai expectation se...choti moti job bhi ni kar sakta..... !!
    Kya karun mera ab to humanity se wishwas hi uth gaya.....jo log selfish the, they are happy....enjoying there life with every sensual pleasure.....they never bother about country n parents ...emotionless n they are happy....n look at me i tried to fulfill my parents dream i m suffering... :((
    Bhai exactly same situation.. bas 2 saal ki jagah 4 saal likh lo.. iss bar toh ghar phone karke bhi nahi bataya hun ki result aa gyi and mera nahi hua hai, pata nahi kya reaction ayega iss bar.. kal paper mein aur TV pe PT result nikalne ka news ane k baad phone karenge sab pata nahi kya jawab dunga.. my father giving me money from his pension..


  • saari infos galat ho gyi, India bhai hi sahi nikle end mein
    bhai mera 107 is closer than india's 102.. cut off is around 106
  • Writing this exam since 2011...wrote 2 consecutive mains....failed next 2 prelims...this year was in....left a lucrative job and a dream opportunity to higher studies ( if u guys know daad scholarship in Germany).... Had a turning point (love life) where i went against my family and I thought leaving full fledged studies and give tutions but my family supported me....thanks to them.....but I was prepared since then....ppl started doubting and pouring sympathies as if I can't do it...may b I still can't but I never needed their superficial sympathies....I cleared pre this time with a job n very less time to study....may b I won't clear mains or won't be able to make to final list.... But friends remember one thing, this is just an exam....100s of ppl become ias and similar number is and other services... Only few actually gain respect or r even contented with their lives...at the end of the day u shud have that feeling even when u fail..baaki duniya to bakwaas karegi aur wo aapke ias,ips ke baad bhi karegi...just b truthful to urself.... Civils is not the end of it dream leave alone ur life....atb for ur future endeavors even if that is not civils...atb...musa bhai ka Hi example dekh lo....I truely appreciate his endeavors.... Atb
    ...I too have been there n played the gamble many times...I can feel what u r right now
    I couldn't get through, your post really felt like a closure. Thanks for cheering me up and All the best for mains! :)
    In the midst of fearful uncertainties, romanticize the countless possibilities...
  • 3rd attemp still not clear pt of few margin...
    dont know what to do....
    kya karu.....
    new sunshine new day,,
  • meri halat gambhir ho gai hai......saala college ke baad seedhe tyari mein 2 saal marvai....output zero ....private m ab koi 20 hazar ki job bhi ni dega n government m lg ni raha ki agle ek saal tk kahin hoga.....saare effort upsc m hi laga die the.....!!!...i was getting 108+ from vaji. but in assholes ki key bhi bekar thi .Feeling fucked....cursing the day when i decided to prepare for this exam..... aim of the life was to serve nation,help poor n women empowerment that's why i decided..but ab to apne survival k lalle pad gae hai.Girlfriend ne chod dia....fb band kr di coz friends ghumne ki pics daalte hai,bars ki,class k lulu bacche bhi foreign m job karr rahe hai....whatsapp pr do do din tak kisi k msg ni aate......100 ruppe ka balane mahine bhar chal jata hai....this shows my social life....ghrwalo k paisso pr parasite feel karta hun.....n worst part is this wo mujhe ab bhi support kar rahe hai....ki koi baat nahi......baap achi post pr hai to rishtetdaar daang marke rakhte hai expectation se...choti moti job bhi ni kar sakta..... !!
    Kya karun mera ab to humanity se wishwas hi uth gaya.....jo log selfish the, they are happy....enjoying there life with every sensual pleasure.....they never bother about country n parents ...emotionless n they are happy....n look at me i tried to fulfill my parents dream i m suffering... :((
    hahaha.... bas 2 saal me hil gaye?? never lose hope.. ye bas words ya ghisi piti line nhi maa raha hu mai.. hope nhi to life becomes aimless.. you are not a parasite for living off of your parents money... jab job lagegi to kisne roka hai tumhe unhe sukh dene se?? tab karna tum..abhi bas padho.. khoob ratte maaro.. koi ngo join karlo taki real life dekh sako...relax
    Thanks @Musa_Ka_Gul bhai....maine tumhare experience paddhe the....unke samne to ye kuch bhi nahi hai.Best thing about you is ki tumhara selection ho gya hai n fir bhi tum iss thread pr hume motivate kar rahe ho.... ^:)^
  • saari infos galat ho gyi, India bhai hi sahi nikle end mein
    bhai mera 107 is closer than india's 102.. cut off is around 106
    ho sakta hai, mera to max 102 tha aur main 95 ki ummeed kar rha tha :D
    A Lannister always pays his debts
  • ja raha hoon subah subahh Kolkata...ghar me raha to marr Hi na Jaun..
  • @all
    meri halat gambhir ho gai hai......saala college ke baad seedhe tyari mein 2 saal marvai....output zero ....private m ab koi 20 hazar ki job bhi ni dega n government m lg ni raha ki agle ek saal tk kahin hoga.....saare effort upsc m hi laga die the.....!!!...i was getting 108+ from vaji. but in assholes ki key bhi bekar thi .Feeling fucked....cursing the day when i decided to prepare for this exam..... aim of the life was to serve nation,help poor n women empowerment that's why i decided..but ab to apne survival k lalle pad gae hai.Girlfriend ne chod dia....fb band kr di coz friends ghumne ki pics daalte hai,bars ki,class k lulu bacche bhi foreign m job karr rahe hai....whatsapp pr do do din tak kisi k msg ni aate......100 ruppe ka balane mahine bhar chal jata hai....this shows my social life....ghrwalo k paisso pr parasite feel karta hun.....n worst part is this wo mujhe ab bhi support kar rahe hai....ki koi baat nahi......baap achi post pr hai to rishtetdaar daang marke rakhte hai expectation se...choti moti job bhi ni kar sakta..... !!
    Kya karun mera ab to humanity se wishwas hi uth gaya.....jo log selfish the, they are happy....enjoying there life with every sensual pleasure.....they never bother about country n parents ...emotionless n they are happy....n look at me i tried to fulfill my parents dream i m suffering... :((
    You had the balls to do what you did. Others did not. And remember, the grass is always greener on the other side. Go outside, workout in the morning, join a library for studies and limited amount of social life.. Find a gf.. Who is stopping you? We are all limited by our thoughts, not capacity.
    Here we go...
  • \m/
    Writicovils s exam since 2011...wrote 2 consecutive mains....failed next 2 prelims...this year was in....left a lucrative job and a dream opportunity to higher studies ( if u guys know daad scholarship in Germany).... Had a turning point (love life) where i went against my family and I thought leaving full fledged studies and give tutions but my family supported me....thanks to them.....but I was prepared since then....ppl started doubting and pouring sympathies as if I can't do it...may b I still can't but I never needed their superficial sympathies....I cleared pre this time with a job n very less time to study....may b I won't clear mains or won't be able to make to final list.... But friends remember one thing, this is just an exam....100s of ppl become ias and similar number is and other services... Only few actually gain respect or r even contented with their lives...at the end of the day u shud have that feeling even when u fail..baaki duniya to bakwaas karegi aur wo aapke ias,ips ke baad bhi karegi...just b truthful to urself.... Civils is not the end of it dream leave alone ur life....atb for ur future endeavors even if that is not civils...atb...musa bhai ka Hi example dekh lo....I truely appreciate his endeavors.... Atb
    ...I too have been there n played the gamble many times...I can feel what u r right now
    bhai this is correct that civils is not everything and even 10-20% IAS leave their job for various reasons.

    But please enlighten what else can be done? and how to start that when anyone has no job experience before with 4 year of gap after graduation.

    Bhai there can be no generalised answers on wat can be done...but depending on ur background there r many things u can do...one option u r well aware of and I believe u r doing it and will continue doing it..continue ur preparation... If u r in a situation of financial emergency luk side by side for an alterative job...'chhoti badi kuch bhi chalegi as long as u r able to meet the days end...coaching,tuitions or some low profile govt. job....dun b shy and take it as a step...dun b emaraased ki I was preparing for civils and so how can I take it....be modest and yet aspire high...kaisi job hogi tat depends on wat ur academic background is and seriously give few days for tat....agar financial issues nahi hai to mast prepare karo....
    My philosophy in essence is concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, productive achievement as his noblest activity and reason as his only absolute.
  • @phoenix08 bahut baari confirm karvaya tune 97, jaalim insaan umeed jaga di faaltu mein :D
    A Lannister always pays his debts
  • Second attempt and once again failed to clear even pre. Got around 165 combined last year and was expecting 98 this time, and was just hoping to sale through somehow. Totally devastated and not sure if it is worthwhile to go in for another attempt.

    Age 24, 1.5 yrs of corporate experience.

    Cleared CDS 2, 2014 (OTA) and waiting for SSB, Allahabad (wont be eligible for another attempt)
    Cleared SSC tier 1 2015, really doubt if I can make it through tier 2
    CAPF results pending (again hoping to just sail through - wont be eligible next year)
    MPPSC - Hard to keep this as a fallback option, bloody losers take ages to give final postings.

    Failed IBPS and SBI and all Insurance AO papers once. Never prepared for even once minute for any of these and not sure if it is a good idea to leave UPSC for sometime and prepare for one of these seriously?

    To be completely honest with myself, I know I did not give even my 50%, let alone 100%..but then again I really dont know if I can give 100% concentration, I know for a fact that I am not able to put in the required hours (god knows why!).

    If someone is in a similar situation, please give me some suggestions as to what to do ? I am really scared to sit back at home for another year and prepare, but I also know that UPSC wont happen with a full time job. Need some time-pass job to calm down the family and take my time with UPSC.

    Any help, would really be appreciated.
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