As , we can see that our past year UPSC is dominating ENGINEERING . Many engineer is moving towards UPSC .
In the last decade, the top slot has been occupied by Engineering or Management graduates with more than seven UPSC toppers being engineers.
Besides, more than 50% of candidates recommended for various important posts are from engineering academic background every year.
“Engineering students crack the UPSC exam because of the practical pedagogical methods they experience in their four-year engineering studies. This provides them with a better analytical aptitude as compared to Arts graduates,” says JK Dadoo, former IAS officer who was in the services for more than 35 years.
“Engineers take a lead in Prelims Paper II (Aptitude) as they have a sound understanding of Math, logical reasoning and analytical skills, whereas Arts students usually are subjective in their approach. Not studying math as a subject after class X makes it more difficult for Arts graduates to qualify,” says DP Singh, secretary, Rau IAS Study Circle. Shah Faesal, a qualified doctor, who topped the UPSC exam in 2009 and quit the services to be a politician, blames the trend of more engineering students qualifying the exam as a reflection of the distorted education system.
“The brightest students in school are encouraged to take up Engineering or Medicine, and this is the same cadre of applicants that appear for UPSC. Because of the very nature of these fields, engineering students understand competitive exams better than the Arts graduates,” adds Faesal while talking to Education Times.
People do UPSC because after college they don’t get a required PLACEMENT they normally get 8 – 9 LAKHS . BUT after UPSC they get MONEY , POWER GOVT. HOUSE , GOVT CAR and all facilities from GOVT .