Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management (SACCM), Ludhiana, organized an extension lecture on the theme “How to crack civil services exam in the first attempt” on 24th April 2021 for the students of Bcom & BBA 4th and 6th Semester under the able stewardship of Dr. Ajay Sharma, Principal. Dr. Madhur M. Mahajan, Academic, Author, and Civil Service Trainer; Mr. Munish Kumar, Director Eduphore, IAS; Mr. Raj Thakur, Coordinator Eduphore, IAS were the e-Resource persons. The objective of this lecture was to inculcate students with tips and tricks to clear civil services exams. More than 130 students participated in the interactive session. This lecture brought a perfect opportunity for the virtual audience to learn about an array of challenges faced by candidates in clearing civil services exams. Dr. Madhur.M. Mahajan stated that the first attempt, that any candidate makes towards qualifying this exam is the most crucial of all, as this is the one which is given with full enthusiasm. He focused on strategies like Mains Oriented Preparation, Choosing the right optional subject, Revisiting the syllabus and previous year question bank, Effective notes making and reading of newspapers, Answer writing and Hard-work, consistency, and self-motivation as the key in clearing the civil services exams. He also accentuated on the role of staying upto date with what is going around in the world as current affairs is not a separate subject area to be covered but is an integral part of the UPSC syllabus. The session turned out to be very interactive and informative.