The quality of information and inspiration becomes superior if it comes from the achievers themselves. The Academy has undertaken the activity of inviting such proven speakers for the students through the Yashwant Lecture Series. This lecture series is organized once a year wherein successful candidates in the Civil Services examination interact with aspiring students. They express their own experience, strategy they followed and also the kinds of problems they dealt with, while studying for these examinations. In these lectures, the emphasis is not only on ‘how to study’ but also on ‘how not to study’. Every successful candidate comes with a different experience enabling the audience to understand the nature of these examinations. Through their experience, an integrated approach for prelims, mains and interview is presented before the students to give a holistic picture of the entire process.