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“Waste Of Energy”: Economist Sanjeev Sanyal On Multiple UPSC Attempts

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'Energy waste': Economist Sanjeev Sanyal on multiple UPSC attempts

Sanjeev Sanyal is currently a member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council.

New Delhi:

Sanjeev Sanyal, member of Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (EAC-PM), has said that five to eight years of preparation for civil service exams by lakhs of students is a ‘waste of youthful energy’.

Mr. Sanyal said that you have to do only UPSC or other similar examinations if you want to become an administrator.

“As mentioned, it is fine to attempt the UPSC or other similar exams, but only if the person wants to become an administrator.

“The problem is that many people take this exam repeatedly for five to eight years as a way of life. This is such a waste of youthful energy,” he said in a series of posts on social media platform X.

Mr. Sanyal further said that it may come as a surprise, but his view is shared by most bureaucrats, who have cleared the exam at some point.

“A few attempts are fine for those who really want this path, but spending your entire twenties on it… is unhealthy,” he said.

The economist pointed out that an entire industry, “indeed entire cities like Kota,” is dedicated to taking an exam in which less than 1 percent of candidates will pass.

“And this happens every year. Imagine if this enormous effort were directed into other areas,” he said.

UPSC conducts the civil service examination every year in three phases: Preliminary Test, Main Test and Personality Test (Interview) to examine officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS). Selecting. others.

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