It is a dream job. Now I ask, what job am I talking about? A job with the government. There are tonnes of guys who come to the city and enroll in coaching centers hoping to somehow land a government job. Let’s take a look at the problems such guys face. Problem number one, they’ve to carry fat books around. I’ll take a whole month only to read the contents of this book. I’d rather start with a way slimmer book. Even this slimmer book is a very fat one. And they are also very heavy. Likewise, these books are filled with information. You know what the capacity of a human mind is? It is 2.5 petabytes. In other words, 2.5 million gigabytes. That may sound like a adequate amount of memory.
I used up most of that memory to remember various songs and movies and birthdays and the gossips I hear from my friends. Current bills are issue once a month. But, current affairs keep happen in very single day. At this rate, a 2.5 petabytes seem in adequate memory. Problem number two, they’ve to fight sleep. I’ll finish logical reasoning at any cost today. I can not sleep even before I begin. I’ll face my wash and then begin. I’ll start logical reasoning a fresh tomorrow. Like it were some spell, I tend to fall asleep the moment I start studying. Newton’s third law states ‘For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.’ Nice to know I still remember it. If me sitting down to begin studying is the action me falling a sleep is the reaction. Is it the same with you too? Problem number three, being constantly disturbed. Is your dad at home?- He’ll be home in 10 minutes. So, what’s up with you?- I’m preparing for the aptitude paper. If you are to land a govt. job, you should be aware of all this.
By the way, when do you rise everyday?- I wake up by 8AM. That won’t do. You’ve to study for 20 hours every day. I don’t get one thing. In what sense are the foot ware thieve sa part of current affairs? How could anyone expect me to keep track of such pety things? It pisses me off when some one chides me for not knowing such stuff. Too much information is injurious to health. You ask me how? I’m finally done with logical reasoning. I’ll now begin aptitude. There is a lot more in other series. Quant isn’t a problem. But GK section is the deciding factor. Questions from movies, sports, politics are all asked in the GK section. Have you prepared yourself for it? Have you gone through the model papers? They are set by popular professors. They are very important. Are you still stuck with the weekly question papers? There are tonnes of question papers available online. Isn’t it mind boggling? Just imagine my plight who is forced to study all of it. Back in the day, people only had news papers, books and radios at most.
But now, tonnes of information is around us thanks to internet. I don’t know why but questions are asked only from the few topics that we skip. And to not to miss a single topic is humanly impossible. Where has it disappeared? Let’s split the fare for the auto. Would you pay my exam fee as well? I’ve no money on me. I’ve only got Rs. 1,000 on me. Your exam fee is Rs. 600while mine is only Rs. 100. Let’s go. Come to think of it the cut off is 77 marks. Say we end up scoring 76 I’d be gutted. You’d be gutted if you get 76.I’d be gutted if I get 21. Your cut off is 22, right? ‘I’ve told my friends that you’re set to become an IAS officer.’ ‘And with your first salary, let’s buy a new car.’ ‘Study hard. Your mom wants to talk to you.’ ‘How are you?’- I’m fine. ‘Your dad is all smiles lately.’ ‘He’s been telling everyone that you’d become an IAS officer.’ ‘Make sure that his words come true.’ ‘Study hard and eat on time.’ I hope you become an IAS officer soon. What’s in it for you?- You’ll be alloted a bigger house then.
And then, I’ll become the head of all your domestic helps. You also will have to give me a raise. Everyone expects that I’d become an IAS officer. I wonder if I’ll ever get close to being one. How are you, officer?- I’m not yet an officer. You’ll become one someday.- Yeah, someday. Someday.. When I say I’m trying for a govt. job,people think I’d be the next IAS officer. All I want is a govt. job. Not necessarily as an officer. Why don’t people see the reality. So, these are the problems faced by people who want to land a govt. job.