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UPSC candidate revises the names of countries by watching opening ceremony of Rio Olympics

09, Aug 2016 By sameer mahawar

New Delhi. Sarvesh Verma, a guy preparing for civil services examinations since last two years, has extracted the maximum benefit out of infotainment when he revised the name of countries by watching the opening ceremony of Rio Olympics 2016.

Exam fever is on his head: Preparing for UPSC
Exam fever is on his head: Preparing for UPSC

With just a day left for the exam, Sarvesh, a die hard sports enthusiast, didn’t want to miss the opening ceremony of Olympics.

“I tried to identify the name of the country by its flag. It was like a self designed mock test for me. +3 for every right answer and -1 for every wrong one. Not only this, I also tried to gain insights on the culture of the country by judging the dresses of people present in respective country’s contingent” said Sarvesh.

“I adopted this approach while watching Asian and Commonwealth Games as well, but due to number of participants being limited, I couldn’t have a thorough revision. Hence I was waiting for Olympics to start before my exam so that I could study along with entertaining myself.”

The ceremony started at 4:00 a.m. IST. When asked that how he managed to get up so early in the morning, he replied that being from engineering background, he has mastered the art of not sleeping before 6 in the morning since his college days.

In another news, PM Modi has declared that he is the first Indian PM to visit all the countries that are participating in Rio Olympics.