CSE 2020 Results out! Best of Luck for Prelims 2021 - ForumIAS

CSE 2020 Results out! Best of Luck for Prelims 2021

Best of Luck for Prelims 2021

So the results are out!

Anyone from the community made it ? :)

Anyone from SFG :P


********Hall of Fame CSE 2020******

Congratulations to the rank holders who made it to the final list. Here are the students of ForumIAS who made it in the Top 100 -Click Here.

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Hello guys. Thank you so so much. I am overwhelmed by how kind you all are being. It's so amazing that something good that happens to one of us gives everyone so much joy. I guess that's what's awesome about forum! You people are the best. My rank is kind of borderline in terms of getting the service I wanted. May get it, may not. But I am still very grateful. Have to see what happens. Thank you all so much again. I will be back soon and respond properly to everyone. Best of wishes to you all.<3 
Neyawn,D503and79 otherslike this
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Found my name in the holy pdf! I have been a silent follower of forum now for almost 3 years. Thank you to all the kind souls out here who used to understand the exact mental state during the entire exam cycle and help each other out. Many a times some messages used to work like a therapy for me. 

AIR 29 UPSC CSE 2020! :) 

To all the people working towards their dreams #ApkaTimeAega, lage rhiyee! 

root,ssver2and72 otherslike this
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Found my name in the list again, this time much closer to destination. 2/2 for me, super fortunate. 😅

CSE 2019 - Rank 276

CSE 2020 - Rank 124


Don't know whether this is the end, but I'm much happier (hopefully saner) than last time around.

All the best to all people still working towards their dreams; and congratulations to batchmates! 😁

Neyawn,ssver2and66 otherslike this
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Hi everyone, I have been fortunate enough to get AIR 151 in UPSC CSE 2020.

I have been mostly a silent follower of forum now for a longtime now. As someone completely unknown to the exam process, ForumIAS right from its discuss.forumias days was a source of immense knowledge for me. From the success stories to stories of struggle and sacrifice, genuine advice to banter all have been motivating and refreshing for me. Over the last year and a half the community in its resurgent form has become an even greater support tool for me. The Daily routine thread, threads relating to questions and finally the Post Mains thread has all been very helpful in keeping me motivated and sane. 

I would like to sincerely thank all the kind people on this forum who have been so helpful. A very special thanks to@Neyawn for all the motivating posts and guidance via this platform. Despite not having met any of the people in the community, I have been able to feel comfortable and at home in the various discussions on Forum. Infact as a person who has been consistently struggling with depression, Forum was the only place which has ever tried to delve into the mental aspect of what this exam and life in general does to us. The maturity of the community and the helpful attitude of many here is something I deeply appreciate.

Finally, to end this long write up, I sincerely hope that all the lovely people here make it to their dream services. All the best for those appearing for the upcoming Prelims :)

Neyawn,D503and54 otherslike this
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Hello everyone. Thank you for all your wishes.

I joined forum very early into my preparation and still remember how I used to feel intimidated on seeing people who have given mains or interview(leave aside the Gods who used to qualify😁). This place has brought some wonderful people into my life, some of whom have been present even during times of great personal crisis. Now logging out of the platform and taking a break from all preparation related activities for a while. Will try to focus on things which got missed out all this while. Would still prefer to be anonymous here(no green ticks please :p).

Lastly, good luck to everyone for prelims and all the very best!


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Thank You Forum community. It's been a 6 year long association. Can't express my gratitude in words now. I will come again to do it. 

Jagat 

AIR 32




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The original thread got closed, so replying here:

Thank you so much everyone!

@nerdfighter Your prelims tips were my lifeline :P

@balwintejas You'll carry forward my Minimum Program now :)

@Asmita_101 Thank you, I'm sure you'll be there too, soon.

@sstarrr Thank you! Been watching your daily targets. Best of Luck.

@ssver2 I remember, your advice on SFGs was extremely helpful.

@MarcusA Best of luck, I'm sure you'll be there!

ssver2,EiChanand37 otherslike this
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Congratulations to all those who find their name in that holy pdf and best wishes to those who will definitely going to see twinkling stars in their life sky.

@Inselberg how was the result?

Congratulations to all those who got through.

To the ones who did not make it, I just want to say,"Success is not permanent and failure is not fatal".

I have made it :) Will get the desired service as well. 

D503,ssver2and37 otherslike this
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My god, a green tick! This is surreal :)

Commenting here since the other thread got closed.

@nerdfighter You continue to find the best things to say and post. Thank you so much.

@Rashmirathi Thank you so much friend. And forget Forum?! I can just say L-O-L :D

@sjerngal Thank you. Feeling I don't know. Kind of good :D

@Asmita_101 Thank you sooo much. You are very generous.

@dwightschrute you are too kind. thank you :)

Thank you so much guys-

@Shailputri @DrishtiPoint @thesleepyhead @Infinitybeyondinfinity @Aurora @Tempo_High_Hain @BurtMacklin_FBI @Iknownothing @Apu_n_42 @GaryVee @Casablanca @Nucleus @thelastcoyote @D503 @Dalinar @CaptainPeralta @mightyraju @HeNeArKr @JustTimberlake @MarcusA @Federer 

Really sorry if I missed anyone. All the best to everyone with prelims coming up. I hope everyone does amazingly and achieves everything they've dreamed of. I hope we have many more such wins to celebrate. Thank you again guys for being so kind. I am so happy I made a forum account last year. So many days and such amazing friends later, it is a neverending joy.

And if you guys don't mind, I would like to be just whatonly publicly for some more time. Because it's quite likely the aspirant journey shall continue :P my rank is in the low 3 digits, chances of getting the service I want are less, let us see. Thank you all lovely beautiful people once again.<3 

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Also please note that as moderator, I will not tolerate selected candidate bashing on this thread. I let that happen on the discuss forum, and everyone who was selected left because of such bashing. Then you have no good people and are left with a bunch of negative people. I have done this mistaken before because I thought I must tolerate intolerance and vehement criticism ( afterall it is the lifeblood of decmocracy ) 

This forum is for Civils preparation, and celebrates success in the exam. It also, unlike the outside world does not penalise or criticise failure. 

But I would also not let it become a place to penalise or criticise success. That has happened in the past and good people flee because they have less time and more things to do. The negative people take over and run amock and kill the forum. 

I have my inbox full of people who have flunked and I would like to talk to them today as it is October 2, a holiday and dont have the burden of other work. I can either do that or counter annual topper-coaching notes  teacher bashing. But I wont let this thread be inhospitable to people who have been successful. Seven years ago, we have a wonderful girl - her name was Tajasvani selected in the IPS - who had among the top 5 highest marks in Mains - but got IPS because of low interview score.

Looking back, I realise that some people mauled her just because

(a) In a media interview , she said that rural women could look up to her and realise that they can rise like men too, and 

(b) asked for inputs for rank improvement to get into IAS.

Some people who did not have the burden of writing Prelims or Mains, but merely call names sitting from the audience, mauled her because they felt she was a hypocrite and that she should say to the media that she is disturbed because of low interview marks and was a little disappointed with her rank.

She kinda broke down, and literally blamed me for not defending her then or banning such people - because back then I thought that freedom of speech means on a civil services preparation forum, people should be allowed to criticise the successful civil services aspirant on the very thread that is created to congratulate them . Won't let that happen again. 

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Congratulations to all those who got selected. Got very inspired by all of your words. Makes me think apna b hoga ek din.

By all means. Most success stories begin with failures. Its just that when we fail, we don't know at that point that it could be the beginning of a fresh success story.

And frankly, barring a few people, the Top Judges, Journalists and Leaders of the country, are the ones who at some point of time flunked the Civil Services Examination. Civil Services Examination makes you immediately successful. Everything else takes a little time. Thats the only difference.

ssver2,Joeyisthebestand22 otherslike this
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Caesarsaid

Hello everyone. Thank you for all your wishes.

I joined forum very early into my preparation and still remember how I used to feel intimidated on seeing people who have given mains or interview(leave aside the Gods who used to qualify😁). This place has brought some wonderful people into my life, some of whom have been present even during times of great personal crisis. Now logging out of the platform and taking a break from all preparation related activities for a while. Will try to focus on things which got missed out all this while. Would still prefer to be anonymous here(no green ticks please :p).

Lastly, good luck to everyone for prelims and all the very best!


Leaving the platform when its time to help others? :(

Et tu,@Caesar  :P

Congratulations!


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@Neyawn If he found it difficult to refuse now, tomorrow he may have to face many situations where people want him to compromise on administrative integrity, would he surrender and say that he could not say no. Also, the exam is supposed to test the strength of character, couldn't say no sounds poor.


Not defending him, and not judging anyone here. Just having a discussion, and hoping no one judges me here as well.

The situation is simple. He landed at the Airport. The political class sees this as an opportunity to showcase some governance positivity. He has no idea such a big arrangement has been made for him. I happened to speak to him ( had a brief interaction as he wrote an Essay Test Paper ) just before he boarded the flight . 

The political class may have asked the district administration to make some pomp and show. In a state that has massive development deficit and when people do something extraordinary , ( such as topping a toughly contests exam ) , people like to see him as someone “who has made it in life.” 

They are equally enthused for nothing good or big May happen for a very long time in the place. So it’s a big celebration.

The man we are discussing is mobbed and crowded. He is not the district magistrate who may have made the arrangements .

The administration on the other hand expects lakhs of people to turn up on the roads in a state where ten thousand people accumulate to see a JCB machine clean a drain. The best way to avoid a stampede and his safety is to provide a cavalcade lest he gets mobbed.

The man in the car just sees a windscreen with plenty of people around, and a huge ocean of people. He has no count of the vehicles behind him, and has no say or control in the situation.

Could be many things why things are the way they are.

He May choose to fight his battles and not make a controversy by acting high headed when state officials would have told him that there is administrative arrangement for his travel.

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root,Joeyisthebestand17 otherslike this
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@Neyawn With respect to this situation, will give him a benefit of doubt. But we can take an opportunity to discuss how "big" we continue to make this exam appear.

If not in this scale, there are many instances where civil services is projected as important. It is not about a particular community or state. There are many who actually are 'inspired' to achieve this for the show they get. Someone actually asked here 'if not for this what else' one prepares for.

What's the nature of this job? this is not some international competition where Indians fight for crucial posts and if they don't win someone lese steals it (I believe its high time we get over the colonial hang). Our government every year recruits from our own people so they can put into posts where they ensure faithful implementation of policies designed by the government. If not person 'X', person 'Y' will fill the post and there will be invariably someone who gets posted in every state. Achieving positions that get invariably get filled no matter what the difficulty of the exam is not something to be celebrated with such show. 

But innovations in science and technology is not like that. If a particular person has not worked on it, certain discoveries may not see the light of the world. If a brilliant businessperson doesn't make certain risks, we cannot see certain growth. Similarly, there are numerous such avenues. But the light this exam takes obscures every other field that can make great contributions to development. Potential achievers 'inspired' by such show spend years preparing for this exam. Even if they move on to different fields later, they carry a scar of 'failing big' resulting in low esteem.

We as a society (the aspirant community, government, academicians along with innocent people) have failed to objectively gauge the contributions of several fields that can make to the development of the society. If this is the ultimate 'inspiration' to many, I am concerned.


Neyawn,Joeyisthebestand16 otherslike this
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Congratulations to everyone who cleared the paper.@whatonly what a feat man!! Amazing!!


 And@AzadHindFauz bhai, you are an unstoppable force. Do not let yourself down even for a moment. Future holds good things for you! :)

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And here we are, the most read thread on Forum has now been closed ... 

Congratulations to@whatonly @Caesar @AJ_ ... Knowing that people amongst us have achieved this huge feat is an inspiration.. 
Hopefully we will be able to fill up your shoes next year :) 


Caesar,Auroraand14 otherslike this
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 No candidate can get through CSE by reading crap materials of coaching mafia”

But many people do clear the exam by reading vision PT365 or Mains 365. Many people do write tests. In fact they spend a lot of time improvising , taking feedback’s and coming up with better answers.

Most of the teachers are very well read, at least in New Delhi and after a point of time they may be bad teachers because they are unable to go down to the level of the students knowledge and start from a certain basic - not because they lack conceptual clarity!

Sometimes you may not get the right answers because probably you are not asking the right questions.

When you make a statement like that, you do not discredit selected candidates or the coaching, you just further the objective of putting people into some sort of skepticism and on a progressive path of nihilism.


That nothing can be done ,the exam can’t be prepared for,  we must sit back and play Russian roulette every year.

The truth is that there are only 761 seats and only 761 people will make it. And like In almost all walks of life, there will be an element of luck in success.

When you said books/notes/ test series are a waste of money by all means , you forget to add that “for people who do not read them.”

The time is obviously saved because they did not read them in the first place.

Being a liberal has its own disadvantage. Earlier I would not have countered such opinion because as some sort of liberal I would think that an extreme opinion like that should exist. But the last decade has shown that radical thoughts must be countered because while liberal views may make space for radical thoughts ,but radical thoughts have no space for other views.

Also, have you tried reading any of those notes ? Have you tried writing 10 or 12 tests and seen if it brings some changes / improvement in you?  That would require you to write about 30 hours of test writing and 500 pages in writing . If you study about 30 hours before a test preparing for it, you have studied 300 hours and that would be very exam oriented, and that you make something out of you.

Or you could rest back, relax and wait for someone to do the hard work, get successful and pounce upon them and find some pleasure in that.


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And here we are, the most read thread on Forum has now been closed ... 

Congratulations to@whatonly @Caesar @AJ_ ... Knowing that people amongst us have achieved this huge feat is an inspiration.. 
Hopefully we will be able to fill up your shoes next year :) 


It feels like an end of an era. Mains ka saath abhi result ke baad khatam ho gaya. But there’s also a new beginning here. :)

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