I already have a comfortable job for UPSC preparation but feeling pressure from family to join this one as it has more than double salary. I never thought I was UPSC material because I was always a low confidence person(I even failed TCS interview in college) & even with strangers I keep repeating what to say in my head while talking.
But my IB interview went very well and that only inspired me to prepare for UPSC. I really wanted to join IB and worked hard to crack this exam. But later my parents went through a lot of harassment as the local IB guys ran them in circles and threatened even me for verification of my OBC certificate. I almost thought I was rejected but a few days ago the joining letter finally came. It took almost a year after result!
I joined another job of a govt clerk 6 months ago and it is far from home and urban area but I have around 6 hours of study time so I can't complain. My studies are going nicely but I still feel like it would take 1 more year to cover entire UPSC syllabus. The office staff is also friendly and supportive. This will probably not be the case in IB.
I am hearing that it is very strict 24 hours kind of job with frequent transfers and you don't even get approval for sitting in exams in time. All the trouble my parents went through also made me loose interest.
I feel like I would regret not joining IB in the end if I fail to qualify UPSC and if I join IB & don't get time for preparation I will always be thinking that I had the potential to qualify UPSC.
Are there any ACIO who are preparing for UPSC? Is it possible? or is the job too hectic?
Anyone else preparing for UPSC with a high pressure job?
What can I say to justify leaving ACIO job to my family if I do that?
Its funny, when I was unemployed I thought life would be less stressful if I get a job but now I have and the stress is making me not study anything.