From Director’s desk


First and foremost, I would like to congratulate you on your decision to prepare for civil service. Even the prospect of passing the civil services exam is likely to give you goosebumps. However, if something scares you in a good way, something which gives you energy, that's a good sign.

As I write this message for the aspirants, I reflect on my transition from in front of the desk to behind the desk. The lessons I've learned along the way have taught me that it's not always about hard work, but also about having the right strategy.

When given a choice, I always asked myself, "What would I prefer after 10 years?"

Genius is frequently defined as the ability to exert consistent effort. The line between failure and success is so fine that we rarely know when we cross it. We are frequently on the line and are unaware of it.

Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

As a fellow candidate, I faced a number of challenges during my preparation. Indeed, I have seen hardworking and dedicated aspirants fail to crack the toughest juggernaut i.e. UPSC due to faulty approach or guidance. My success was due to the fact that I analysed and improved my action plan.

Fast forward to today, and I have progressed from inexperienced candidate to successful aspirant for the position of Indian Police Services, which many of you aspire to. With my experience and a well-curated team, we are now attempting to reduce your hardship and diligence so that you can travel on the right path of success.

Remember, your choices are made in a moment, but their consequences will transcend a lifetime.

Vikas Ahlawat