It is a famous saying that hard work is the key to success. However, in the case of competitive exams (CSS, PMS, PCS, etc.), along with hard work, strong nerves and luck are also the game changers. I remember the time when I was myself preparing for CSS 2018 but quit the exam half way as I lost my nerves and the fear of failure conquered. My parents and some dear friends of mine were well aware of my struggle. They motivated me to apply for PMS 2018 instead. I accepted the challenge and took the exam. I was already wandering here and there for guidance and handle the exam pressure and control on nerves when I came across with the late Mam Syeda Fatimee (may her soul rest in peace) from Foreign Service of Pakistan (FSP), the biggest inspiration of my life, respected Sir Shahzeb Khalil - the Guru of papers of English of competitive exams from IBA Karachi and The CSPs Academy - Online aka TCA Online to prepare the crucial subjects of Current Affairs and the nightmares of English Essay and English Precis & Composition via their online CSS preparatory classes program. I actually felt that this was the kind of trio I was actually looking for. Their teaching methodology, quality study material and above all, motivation and guidance tools were so exciting that the girl who left her CSS exam in the midway was confident enough by the time of PMS exam that she can and she will qualify it no matter what. Right one day before my essay paper, I had my interview for a government job as well which I qualified and got recommended later (before that I gave about 6 interviews including the longest interview of the PSC history of 45 mins and remained not recommended). On the eve of 19th July 2019, a friend of mine called and broke the news that you qualified the PMS-2018. Alhamdulillah! The hard work eventually paid off!
I must say CSS is not a one man show. We receive knowledge and guidance from diverse sources. For me TCA played a significant role in my success. I joined TCA Online back in 2018 when I decided to start my preparation for CSS. Their online classes facility was a great source for me as I was a job-holder and did not have time to go to any physical academy. The faculty equipped me with comprehensive and relevant knowledge and provided invaluable feedback which is of utmost importance while preparing for competitive exams. Mobility and time constraints often become the main issues to CSS aspirants to which TCA is the best solution as per my personal experience. To conclude, I must say that with strong determination, hard work, and right guidance CSS is indeed doable and I'm highly indebted to team TCA to transform my childhood dream into a reality.
The evening of 10th October 2019 was indeed one of the best evenings of my life as I got the news of clearing CSS examination in my maiden attempt. All the sleepless nights, untiring struggle and hard work eventually paid off. Though I had only four months to prepare for it, but the struggle and pressure felt was of years. The role played by the team of TCA Online in general and Sir Shahzeb Khalil by specific especially in tackling the nightmare of essay was marvelous. Everything, ranging from their online CSS classes, to provision of relevant and authentic material, to general guideline and even to handle the exam pressure during the papers was really helpful. Like many, I had several failures in my life as a struggling graduate but all praise to the Almighty, 2019 proved a lucky year for me where I first passed the commission's exam to serve as Senior Auditor and then aced another one to serve as an Assistant Director in Bureau of Supply & Prices, completion of my MS from the prestigious IBA Karachi and last but not the least, qualifying the toughest exam of Pakistan - Central Superior Service (CSS) in my first attempt with the continuous support of TCA and my hard work of course.