TWO CENTS : How to avoid exhausting attempts in Civils and secure a rank ( while you still can ) ?

I met a teary eyed girl sometime in 2017. She was a friend of Prajit Nair, a popular ForumIAS Member. She was hard working, meticulous, confident and clueless."Neyawn", Prajit said, " Please help her out if you can. Almost everyone in our f...