In Kerala, a mother-son duo is making the buzz for clearing the Public Service Examination (PSC) together. The 42-year-old mother and her 24-year-old son appeared in the examination together, and to their relief and joy, cleared the same at the same time. While Mrs. Bindu cleared her Last Grade Servants (exam) and got 92nd rank, her son Vivek, cleared the Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) exam and attained 38th rank.
An NDTV report quoted Vivek sharing more about their preparations and saying, “We went together to coaching classes. My mother brought me to this and my father arranged all facilities for us. We got a lot of motivation from our teachers. We both studied together but never thought that we will qualify together. We’re both very happy.”
For Mrs. Bindu, it was a journey full of triumphs and setbacks. She had two attempts for the LGS exam and one attempt for the LDC exam. Eventually, she was successful in her fourth attempt. An anganwadi centre teacher by profession, Mrs. Bindu spent the last 10 years teaching.
In her interview, she explained that she used to start with the preparation six months before the test date. After the exam, she used to take break until the next round of tests were announced. These pauses were the cause for her multiple attempts.
The Facts of the Matter
Every parent’s dream is to see his/her child attain success in whatever they may be attempting. Every child’s dream is to see his/her parent pass through flying colours in their endevours. Recently, a mother and son fulfilled each other’s dream when they both passed the Public Service Examination (PSC) together).
Meet Mother-Son Duo who Cleared PSC
The son was identified as 24-year-old Vivek and his mother was identified as 42-year-old Bindu. According to reports, Vivek cleared the Lower Divisional Cleark (LDC) exam while her mother cleared the Last Grade Servants (LGC). Vivek attained 38th rank while her mother got 92nd rank.
It all started when 42-year-old N. Bindu started reading books by herself to inculcate the same virtue in her young son when he was in class 10. She started reading with her son, and as an Anganwadi teacher herself, knew the value of knowledge and wisdom.
Skip forward 9 years, and the mother-son duo successfully cleared off the PSC exams to find themselves post within the government services.
Fourth Time a Charm
However, it was not all sunshine and roses for Mrs. Bindu. She had to give multiple attempts – twice for LGS and one attempt for LDC. It was only after her fourth attempt that she successfully cleared the exam. Interestingly enough, she mentioned how her original goal was to clear ICDS supervisor exam, and clearing the LGC exam was a ‘bonus’ for her.
“Never thought..”: Son Over the Moon Over Results
Meanwhile, 24-year-old Vivek in an interview said, “We went together to coaching classes. My mother brought me to this and my father arranged all facilities for us. We got a lot of motivation from our teachers. We both studied together but never thought that we will qualify together. We’re both very happy.”
“Persistence pays off…”: Mother Gives Tip to Aspirants
Bindu, explained what could have caused her to give multiple attempts. “I am the best example of what a PSC aspirant should be and should not be. By that I mean I do not study continuously. I start preparing for the exam six months before the test date. Then I take a break till the next round of exams are announced three years later,” she said.
“Maybe, it is due to these breaks in preparation that I never managed to clear the exams before now. At the same time, I am also an example of persistence paying off in the end. If you keep at it, despite the failures, you will eventually attain success,” she added.