Kerala Aspirants in CSE
Poor Performance of Kerala Aspirants in CSE, In the 2020 examination, less than seven aspirants from Kerala were among the top 100 candidates in India. Only 40 out of 761 candidates appeared for appointment to the IAS, IPS, IFS, and Central Services, Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B,’ as per last week’s results. Multiple mechanisms have contributed to Kerala aspirants’ poor performance in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services examination, including a low margin of higher education and weak English knowledge and skills.
T.P. Sreenivasan, a former ambassador, and author stated that the biggest hurdle for aspirants from Kerala was the unsatisfactory written and spoken English. “Those who live outside of Kerala, such as those in medical and engineering colleges and universities, perform more effectively because they have preferable English language skills,” says T.P. Sreenivasan. He also stated that many coaching institutes tend to spoon-feed questions and answers without providing comprehensive knowledge.
He additionally stated, “Some of the people who teach in these institutes have been through numerous failures. It is like aiming with a bow and arrow in darkness. Candidates, on the other hand, choose shortcuts.”
N. Prasanth, the former Collector of Kozhikode and Managing Director of Kerala Shipping; and Inland Navigation Corporations, secured 4th in India in 2006. He said that Keralites’ attitudes toward civil service examinations should change. Most people in Kerala regard the civil service as second fiddle to politics. He also added that the political executive is in charge of administration throughout the country.
As a permanent executive, the IAS shares power with the executive body regarding policymaking and judgment. Kerala, without a doubt, has an extensive reservoir of civil service talent. Mr. Prasanth stated, “They should be mentored, supported; and instilled with the belief that civil service is the clearest road to social progress.”