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CSE 2021: Plan / Strategy / Daily Routine

is saal dipin sir ki handouts blog pr nhi upload honge kya ???@Neyawn @forumiasacademy @Jack__Sparrow 

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plus one question: why did you post this on 2021 thread bro? :D

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soch raha hun 4-5 din baad is thread ko naya ghar bana lia jaye!

my 2 cents for your mains in 2021:

  1. Dont dug your own grave by leaving mains preparation for post prelims. This year even lesser time. Often we focus before prelims just on optional. That isnotthe right strategy.
  2. Atleast paper 1,4, essay and optional. this is mostly static part.
  3. Please make notes. And then after prelims make notes ke notes. Like really short keyword notes. especially i felt this for optional. well it may also depend on the type of optional as well!
  4. Before prelims we spend too little time in studying, our speeds are also very slow. Focus on content, the faster you prepare it, the more opportunities you will have to enrich your content. I think neyawn gave this advice thatwork expands to fill time. And this is so damn true. 
  5. Be a little harsh to yourself, not too much but may be a little. If you are doing just a day's newspaper for a whole day by reading hindu by yourself and then watching dns of rau, and then also read factly of forum, and then read monthly of vision, and then probably out of FOMO read pt365 too! Its not a plan, its a disaster unfolding.Self awarenessis the word!
  6. Don't make prelims as your objective. You don't want to go to mains with a feeling oh, prelims prep was nothing.  prepare for exam in its entirety. This is really the time to toil. Baad me toh sabhi ghiste hai bhai! 
  7. The best thing that DR thread of last year taught me the value of work ethics. It's not easy to follow what you plan for. But any progress is better than perfection. Golden rule that probably yo yo sir had said is that at least have such self discipline that no day is total off or 3-4 hour day, you don't want to learn this after your 4+ attempts. 

Baki be sincere, be honest! Best wishes. Milte hai 4-5 din me!

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@Aparajitaa don't over think. I don't think you have a case for a year drop. Just find confidence from somewhere. You have already done a lot of prelims work last year. How about completing all prelims static standard books in 15 20 days? I have seen people do that in 10 days after wasting 100 days post prelims (40days for prelims result and then 60 days sobbing). 
Often our mind is looking for an achievement to bring back the confidence. Quickly finishing standard books brings it back 100%.


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Let's do this. Plan to do quick recap of prelims stuff in 10 15 days. No newer details, just mota mota static stuff. 

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Slot 1(10.30 - 2.30): Mrunal economy (1/2)❌


Slot 2(3.00 - 5.00):forestry✔


Slot 3(5.00- 7.00):forestry✔


Slot 4(9.30 -12.30):interview prep ✔

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Slot 1(10.30 - 2.30): Mrunal economy (1/2) 

Slot 2(3.00 - 5.00): forestry

Slot 3(5.00- 7.00): forestry (finish Silvi)

Slot 4(9.30 -12.30): interview prep 


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Same targets of y'day. :(

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Should I read original economic survey or gist of economic survey released by vision? Is it helpful for prelims (data based questions)? I am not looking to do it for GS3 mains paper (Don't have that much time). I have never read Economic Survey before and hence any help regarding this would be much appreciated.

Generally vision summary works well. To lessen the FOMO what I do is watch basava sir survey videos(raus) and if some chapter in summary feels like too short, read that chapter from original text.

This not just saves lot of time but also the absorption is better.

This approach works both for pre and mains. Just that for mains you need to do this for 2years survey.

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Y'day again nothing substantial. Just read 1st chapter of survey and newspaper.

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Slot 1(10.30 - 2.30): survey✔✔ chap2,3,4, kal khatam karenge vol1

Slot 2(3.00 - 5.00): mrunal eco✔ pillar 1

Slot 3(5.00- 7.00): mrunal eco❌

Slot 4(9.30 -12.30): interview prep❌

p.s 

जो वार चूक गए उनको रायगां न समझ,कि तजरबे कभी बेकार के नहीं होते

~शकील आज़मी

(रायगां= व्यर्थ)

लगे रहो भाइयों! :)

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y'day was a good day!

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  • economic survey vol 1
  • mrunal pillar 2,3
  • newspaper

Sunday easy day

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Agogsaid

@HotBloodPrince Bhaloo change dp 2 Biden and if possible name 2 cold blood grandman😝


Haha. This name is like an identity. But many friends have suggested to move on with this dp. Doing it now. :)

Routine-

For next 5 days it is art and culture and some current affairs. 

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4/02


Slot 1(10.30 - 2.30): vam culture

Slot 2(3.00 - 5.00): singhania

Slot 3(5.00- 7.00): singhania

Slot 4(9.30 -12.30): newspaper and dns

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@TwoFace I don't read newspaper. Shankar Hindu DNA is substitute of newspaper. The 01.02.2021 video was a bit long, because of covering budget concepts and articles in detail, that's it. Generally, factly + shankar hindu dna takes like about 1.5 hours in total. There is much overlap, with many current affairs articles appearing in the newspaper and consequently, in the analysis video. 
Yes, I am preparing for 2021 Prelims. 

Do you suggest not to be intensive on the current affairs, and focus on static material instead?

Do you make notes/compile screetshots of factly+dna ? Your CA strategy is bit unique, and MAY become overwhelming in last 2 months of prelims. 

you also read vision monthly after factly and dna. do you also plan to read pt365?

you can think about following one ecosystem like say if you believe in vision content then you may do daily CA of vision, then weekly issue of vision, monthly mag of vision, and yearly pt/main 365. same for any coaching of your liking. 

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Hopefully full time today onwards

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CA backlog 20Jan till today!

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@TwoFace I don't read newspaper. Shankar Hindu DNA is substitute of newspaper. The 01.02.2021 video was a bit long, because of covering budget concepts and articles in detail, that's it. Generally, factly + shankar hindu dna takes like about 1.5 hours in total. There is much overlap, with many current affairs articles appearing in the newspaper and consequently, in the analysis video. 
Yes, I am preparing for 2021 Prelims. 

Do you suggest not to be intensive on the current affairs, and focus on static material instead?

Do you make notes/compile screetshots of factly+dna ? Your CA strategy is bit unique, and MAY become overwhelming in last 2 months of prelims. 

you also read vision monthly after factly and dna. do you also plan to read pt365?

you can think about following one ecosystem like say if you believe in vision content then you may do daily CA of vision, then weekly issue of vision, monthly mag of vision, and yearly pt/main 365. same for any coaching of your liking. 

I do make notes of shankar hindu dna (mostly short facts relevant to prelims perspective) - daily 1-1.5 pages. I revise these notes along with the underlined portions of factly of each day in the week (I do so in the first reading), at the end of a week. 
As for the vision daily ca suggestion, I did try but found them lacking in quality content for daily ca. Their monthly ca is quite relevant, and is indeed treated as gold standard by most aspirants, but I find that their daily ca contains too much irrelevant/unimportant material, while not containing important events that occured during the day, contained in factly. Plus, the amount of content is almost same (maybe a little bit more in factly), but they cram it to look like it is only 2 pages, while forum gives 7-8 pages daily. So, visibility is another challenge. 

I do vision monthly magazine for revision, and don't revise the collected factly notes. Yes, I do plan to do vision pt-365, but I doubt it will contain anything new, as I plan to revise the monthly magazines 2-3 times before prelims. 

Last time, I didn't fare too well in current affairs, hence the additions. Last time, I didn't do newspaper nor daily current affairs, hence I look to benefit from the useful explanations given in the shankar dna videos about the various news, and misc. items like from environment (out of book material) and polity. Its working out fine for me till now and I think I have made useful additions in my memory.


Thank you for the advice. It is much appreciated. I think I have been comfortable with this strategy till now (following from about Nov - Dec onwards), so maybe I will continue this till prelims. But, please do point out any other fault if you see so, I am in need of advice, as I prepare isolated (no library + no coaching), so don't have any peer group to compare what others are doing. This is the primary reason I joined this platform.

Yeah you're right. Continue this. Actually why I felt this was because in your schedule mostly CA is the main highlight of the day. 

Personally while doing all this I.e. newspaper, monthly, pt365, etc never in my head i considered it as the main highlight of my day (except now when I'm more chilling in the garb of CA). For me it was always the optional, some gs portion, some test or like that has been the major thing for the day.

So I can only advice you to make a judgment that your balance is right. Coz static portion quite a lot, just that ca question makes the most noise.


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slot 1 (10.30 - 1.30) : History

slot 2(2.30 - 6.30): philosophy

slot 3(9.30 - 1.00): transcripts

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