PATNA: Bihar gives a number of civil services officers every year, but what is of greater importance is the fact that these young, dynamic successful candidates want to come back to their state and serve it in the best possible manner. This year's Bihar topper of the Civil Services examination, Vineet Kumar, who secured 19th rank in the prestigious competition, is one of this young tribe.
"I want to pay back to my state where my roots lie, so I chose the Bihar cadre. I shall try my best that every scheme of the government is properly implemented and reaches the last person," as he said, He had done his primary schooling in Govindpur village of Patna district. He added, "Good governance is the buzzword in the state now. I shall like to contribute to this phase of 'Changing Bihar'." He further said, "I shall like to be known as an honest, straightforward officer accepting every day as a new challenge."
An alumnus of Chail Military School, Shimla, Vineet completed his engineering from IIT-Roorkee in 2006. He worked with Accenture as a software engineer for about three years and quit it in 2009 to prepare for the Civil Services examination. "I always wanted to pursue a career in Civil Services. I secured 268th rank in my second attempt last year and qualified for the revenue services. I was not satisfied and decided to take the plunge again."
He feels that Civil Services examination is not that tough to crack. "One has to overcome the hype surrounding it, because the examination is designed in such a pattern that even a so-called average student can definitely qualify." Vineet, who had opted for sociology and psychology as his subjects, adds, "The Mains' subject should be chosen only on the basis of interest. Making a proper strategy to study them is the key to success."
Vineet adds, "The relatively new CSAT format for the Prelims examination is also not that tough. Students from Hindi-speaking states like Bihar may find it difficult to answer the English questions of the paper. However, if basics are properly taken care of, they can be easily answered."
He gives credit to his parents and God for his success. His parents are also overjoyed. "I am very proud of my son. Once he quit his Accenture job on my advice, he left no stone unturned to crack the examination, and his hard work has paid off, as always," says Vineet's father, Ram Vinay Sharma, an ex-armyman.