IES are deemed as probably one of the most reputed positions in our nation. Being a direct wing of the Government of India, very high standards are set to clear the examination. But, what does it take to crack such an exam? Is it the passion for achievement or the talent or the know-how? It is not just talent which will fetch us the results but rather it is a right amalgam of far more important factors that defines a winner. But what are these qualities and how could they be acquired?