“There is light at the end of the tunnel!!”
The main reason to choose ORN,Patel Nagar is to live in the vicinity of the coaching centers thereby, saving the commutation time. But, most of the aspirants end up paying very high rents for a little hole in the wall.
ORN is basically demand driven, there is a demand supply gap. And remember, with the onset of fresh batches every year, the demand increases proportionally, resulting in inflated rents and brokerages, leaving you with a little pin money.
You’ll never see the streets of ORN & Patel Nagar deserted, it’s the most happening place for Civil Service aspirants. Yes, the tea points, the snack parlours, food joints, the stationeries and many other roadside outlets are crowded dawn till dusk.
Extreme weather conditions in Delhi would stun anybody new. Especially, the aspirants from south find it hard to accept the bizarre temperature changes in the city. This may even add up to your spendings as you’ll have to make preparations accordingly.
“Coming to food, you cannot expect much from the dabbawalas. No matter what, you WILL have to adjust when it comes to food. Sometimes, you’ll even feel that the food what you’re having is not worth paying for also.”
Standing in a queue line outside the classrooms, for 45 minutes to 1 hour will be your daily ritual if you want to secure a seat in the front rows in a classroom filled with 500+ students.
Altogether, the experience is something you will never forget, just for the amount it teaches you. It teaches you more about life in a year, than your school or college has managed to teach you all throughout your life.