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Civil servants help UPSC aspirants using social media


The civil servants are helping the underprivileged UPSC aspirants on social media to crack the UPSC exam.

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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam requires a lot of patience, hard work, and right guidance. Every aspirant tries to attempt the UPSC exam with the right guidance. But, when this guidance comes from successful officers who have been through this phase, it becomes easier for the UPSC aspirants.

Many civil servants have shared personal study plans, notes and tips to crack the exam. It helped a lot to the UPSC aspirants. However, recently, we can see some successful officers using social media to reach out to a large section of aspirants and others have created communities and groups to help them.

Some examples of some civil servants who guided UPSC aspirants

1. Being IFS: A batch of 2019 Indian Forest service officers launched a joint initiative named 'Being IFS'. The primary objective of the association is to provide a one-to-one communication platform for aspirants to ask their queries and provide a strategy for all stages of the exam. IFS officer Ankit Kumar, one of the founding officers of Being IFS, said that many aspirants reach him personally and even to Being IFS Twitter handle.

2. Parveen Kaswan: Praveen Kaswan, another IFS officer, has gained popularity among UPSC aspirants. He is one of the widely followed officers with more than 320k followers. He said that his post shares things from his job and fieldwork experiences. He believes that this information will be helpful for UPSC aspirants.

3. Lakshay Pandey: IPS Lakshay Pandey shares his entire schedule and sources via his Twitter handle. Recently, he shared a list of tips to crack the UPSC CSE 2021 prelims exam.

4. Tina Dabi: UPSC CSE Topper Tina Dabi is one of the most followed offices on social media. She has time and again shared her views on the exam and answered the questions asked by many aspirants. She also shared the prelims revision plan on her Instagram handle.

Others Civil servants are joining hands to support UPSC aspirants

The state PCS officers have also joined hands with other officers to help and support underprivileged candidates. One such group is PRAM IAS.


PRAM IAS was started by the state services officers of the Bihar Cadre. The founder of the initiative PRAM IAS, Abhijeet Raj, said that the idea to launch this initiative struck when he came to UPSC and BPSC preparations. Coaching costs and the living expenses, and the cost of study materials are additional. Underprivileged students can't afford this. So, he decided to launch a platform that will provide free online coaching to all candidates aspiring to join BPSC or UPSC civil service exam.

As per the founder, more than 50 state PCS officers, as well as some Indian service officers, are associated with the initiative which was launched earlier this year. However, in a short span of time, PRAM gave results with BPSC 65th CCE topper Gourav Singh being one of their students.

Written by Kreeti Suman

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