Mediocrity in education means an impaired learning, perceptual distortions, a lack of emotional differentiation and diminished curiosity as well as increasing inability to self understand and correct themselves and build a character.
Remember UPSC takes only those people who can administer. Who can manage things, who can get their work done, Who can be made to learn anything, who can be taught, who can be moulded, who can be trained to be adapted to situations and not those who think they know everything
UPSC Civil Services is qualified by people who have a specific type of mindset, an attitude and some qualities and traits that allows them to handle certain difficult situations easily. Remember UPSC takes only those people who can administer.
Every year, more than eight lakhs of students successfully clear 12th board examinations in India. Before these students get to celebrate on their high-school completion, they find themselves hemmed in with the infinite career options.