CSE 2022: Plan/ Strategy/ Daily Routine - ForumIAS

CSE 2022: Plan/ Strategy/ Daily Routine

This is an everything thread for all stuff 2022. You can post your daily goals, end-of-the-day updates, weekly targets or any weird thing you use to measure your progress. You can put into words & post the soul-sucking sadness that is threatening to devour you & your productivity. You can write what made your day & let others experience the happiness too, at least vicariously. This is a thread to pick each other up. This is a thread to keep each other accountable. This is a no-judgement zone.

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“This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don't get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can't do anything, don't get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it's ready to come undone. You have to realize it's going to be a long process and that you'll work on things slowly, one at a time.”

— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood


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@sbhatiYes. Philosophy is my optional. You too ?



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I have been on and off here last year. More off than On.

Will be regular here on now.

I am 28. Left my job in 2020 , gave prelims in 2020 just for exp , anyways attempt would have been wasted due to age.

2021 was my first serious attempt. Not gone well.

And that would not have been that big of a deal for me. But i think i gave up before(mentally) and that stings more.

The syllabus and the overall vastness overwhelmed me.


Anyways, starting the prep for 2022 , with more planning, more sincerity and more courage.

Homo Neanderthalensis ,THE_MECHANICand3 otherslike this
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@Aazaad Yes philosophy optional! Do you have any idea about any of the test series available? Btw I can understand your pain. I too left a PSU job to prepare. But what can you do, such is life. 

THE_MECHANIC,Aazaadand1 otherslike this
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@sbhatiThanks bro. The only one i know is Mitra's Epoche. May join it later this year.


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any strategy for anthro?? like till what month we hv to complete the syllabus...how to start...from where to start etc.

for cse-22


THE_MECHANIC,
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Hi guys, will join from tomorrow. If I am allowed to :p
Homo Neanderthalensis ,sjerngaland1 otherslike this
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Hi guys, will join from tomorrow. If I am allowed to :p

you are welcome noble ......... thread is nothing without its participants

Mariposa27,Jiraiyaand1 otherslike this
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@Aazaad Okay. I am confused between Mitra's and VVR IAS. 


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Not posted the targets as I was not feeling well. Somehow gathered myself and completed John Locke. Take care guys, especially the one giving mains this year.
D503,THE_MECHANIC
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One of my seniors responded to one of my messages as :  "Yes we are going to do that. One day lo cheptham. "

I have absolutely no clue what the last sentence means. My senior is from South India.. Can anyone tell me what it means ? 

THE_MECHANIC,
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One of my seniors responded to one of my messages as :  "Yes we are going to do that. One day lo cheptham. "

I have absolutely no clue what the last sentence means. My senior is from South India.. Can anyone tell me what it means ? 

It means- Will let you know in one day


sjerngal,THE_MECHANIC
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Anduinsaid

One of my seniors responded to one of my messages as :  "Yes we are going to do that. One day lo cheptham. "

I have absolutely no clue what the last sentence means. My senior is from South India.. Can anyone tell me what it means ? 

It means- Will let you know in one day

ek din me batadungi

I seeeee

Anduin,THE_MECHANIC
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@sbhatiWell, I am not in Delhi and that's why i think i have limited knowledge regarding other institutes. I know of Mitra only bcoz of the promotion and last year's toppers.
What have you heard about VVR ?


THE_MECHANIC,
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One of my seniors responded to one of my messages as :  "Yes we are going to do that. One day lo cheptham. "

I have absolutely no clue what the last sentence means. My senior is from South India.. Can anyone tell me what it means ? 

That's Telugu btw!

Not that this info is gonna be of any use to you :p maybe now you can tell people you know one word of Telugu ;)

sbhati,Anduin
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@Aazaad I only know about it through Himanshu Gupta's videos (2019 topper). He vouches for it. But they are not picking up phone calls. I have asked a friend who lives near ORN to enquire. 


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Woke up late for no reason. Guilt trip has already started.

Targets for 14/10/21

  •  10:45-12:45 Anthro 
  •  1:15-2:30 Anthro
  •   4-6 : Ethics
  •  7:15-9:15 Answer Writing
  •  Extra- Read  50 pages of Sapiens before sleeping

ONLY 85 DAYS LEFT FOR MAINS.  TOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH TO STUDY.. .. 

Good luck to me and others who are struggling and studying !!

Schedule followed diligently till 6 pm, after which I had a panic attack. 
Couldn't do answer writing..
I guess it will take a little bit more of perseverance to get into complete mains mode. 
Satisfied overall with the quality of study..
Meanwhile, installed YPT app again on my phone. It is so nice to see a lot of people there now.  I'll be using the app again from tomorrow. 

P.s: I saw the documentary "House of Secrets- The Burari Deaths" on Netflix, day before yesterday. I never thought I would say this, but I highly recommend you guys to watch it.. It is quite intense with all the original clippings, but has way too many layers than just a 'mass suicide'..   Highly recommend

sbhati,Homo Neanderthalensisand2 otherslike this
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Woke up late for no reason. Guilt trip has already started.

Targets for 14/10/21

  •  10:45-12:45 Anthro 
  •  1:15-2:30 Anthro
  •   4-6 : Ethics
  •  7:15-9:15 Answer Writing
  •  Extra- Read  50 pages of Sapiens before sleeping

ONLY 85 DAYS LEFT FOR MAINS.  TOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH TO STUDY.. .. 

Good luck to me and others who are struggling and studying !!

Schedule followed diligently till 6 pm, after which I had a panic attack. 
Couldn't do answer writing..
I guess it will take a little bit more of perseverance to get into complete mains mode. 
Satisfied overall with the quality of study..
Meanwhile, installed YPT app again on my phone. It is so nice to see a lot of people there now.  I'll be using the app again from tomorrow. 

P.s: I saw the documentary "House of Secrets- The Burari Deaths" on Netflix, day before yesterday. I never thought I would say this, but I highly recommend you guys to watch it.. It is quite intense with all the original clippings, but has way too many layers than just a 'mass suicide'..   Highly recommend

About the documentary I would say when I first saw the trailer I couldn't keep myself away from reading about it , I must say, its emotionally drenching. How could a family with 3 generations could do something like this and no one opposes! 

I would definitely watch it. 

sjerngal,THE_MECHANIC
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One of my seniors responded to one of my messages as :  "Yes we are going to do that. One day lo cheptham. "

I have absolutely no clue what the last sentence means. My senior is from South India.. Can anyone tell me what it means ? 

That's Telugu btw!

Not that this info is gonna be of any use to you :p maybe now you can tell people you know one word of Telugu ;)

Ni peru enti? 

Naku telugu telusu. 

Just showcasing my skills :p

Tina1997,BurtMacklin_FBIand2 otherslike this
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Thank you@nerdfighter for the initiative. I had been looking for something sort of this thread since some time. The preparation being a long and tiring journey, a beacon, a lighthouse, a target and more importantly self discipline to put in the hours day in and day out, is what is needed. Realized this the hard way after two years of preparation and two failed attempts at Prelims. 

Some sense of an unknown confidence, probably misplaced, made me quit my cushy PSU job and there I was brimming with confidence to tame the beast in minimum attempts. 2019 attempt - prepared for 4 months and missed Prelims by a margin of 3 marks. Disappointed yes, but thought that next attempt would be the lucky one. 2020 attempt - all was according to plan till the pandemic hit. Uncertainty while preparing at home, procrastination made things go haywire. Covid infection just a week and half before the Prelims was the final nail in the coffin. Failed Prelims again. Probably the lowest point in the last couple of years. Graduating for a top tier law school and leaving a cushy job, the feeling of worthlessness was killing and self confidence was down in dumps. 

As@Patootie speaks, self preservation was the key and I went back to a job. Worked till mid of this year when it again felt that something was bothering me. CSE felt like an unfinished business. Picked up the pieces of self worth and self confidence to start out again on the journey for CSE 2022, with 2021 attempt dropped. Giving a go at the State PCS as a backup Threads on Forum have been a great source of motivation, guidance and at times, self assessment. I have been a silent spectator since an year, but trying not to repeat the behavior this time round. Be more active and make sure that all efforts are made at taming the 'beast' this time.

Starting with daily targets for 13/10/2021       

1. Law Optional - Art 19       

2. State PCS History Optional- Mahajanapadas and Buddhism        

3. State Geography        

4. Current Affairs and Notes.

1, 3 and 4 done. Not a greatly productive day. Spent a chunk overthinking about planning for the exam and what all to do. I do realize that sticking to a plan is most important. Trust the process. I remember the book by James Clear, "Atomic Habits", the substantial gains in repeating the habits every day. Will try to worry less and just concentrate on completing the targets one at a time. 

Targets for today 

1. Law optional - notes for FOSE (19(1)(a)) 

2. State PCS History optional - read Mahajanpadas, Buddhism and Jainism 

3. Current Affairs and Notes 

4. State Geography 

Let's get this done! 

Good day it was. Ticking off each entry from the list gives another level of dopamine rush. Good day after a long time. 

Completed all the targets. Looking forward for an equally productive day tomorrow! 

nerdfighter,sjerngaland1 otherslike this
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plan for tomorrow. Will try to get atleast 60% of it done.

nerdfighter,THE_MECHANICand1 otherslike this
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