Preparing for UPSC needs absolute dedication, and the kind of focus the aspirants must possess is quite important. With the presence of social media handles like Twitter and Youtube, the students preparing for these civil services exams are able to ask their questions and take tips from the existing successful officers. While some of the advice being quite serious, some are really witty. The advice from IPS officer Arun Bothra is kind of latter.
The Gujarat based IPS officer recently advised a UPSC aspirant to replace his smartphone with Nokia 5310 in order to crack the prestigious civil services exams. Bothra, who is an Odisha cadre officer, gave the advice while replying to a tweet seeking “one-shot advice” from him to crack the prestigious exams.
Bothra’s reply on Twitter simply read, “Replace your mobile with Nokia 5310.”
Replace your mobile with Nokia 5310. https://t.co/AAAZ8S3lS3
— Arun Bothra (@arunbothra) August 20, 2020
The message interior is quite clearly saying that despite the fact that smartphones can help in the exams providing us a lot of information, they can be a great source of distraction for the aspirants. Although it actually depends on the user’s perseverance, the technology can be quite a nasty diversion sometimes.
Twitter users gave some interesting replies to Bothra’s advice, one went on saying, “Epic advice…Half of the problem will get sorted automatically.” Well, we can’t agree more. Some users, however, said that smartphones have now become a necessity and Bothra’s advice was not a good one.
One of the users claimed that social media is also a good source of information while preparing for UPSC exams and it is not wise to ignore social media.