CSE 2022: Plan/ Strategy/ Daily Routine - ForumIAS

CSE 2022: Plan/ Strategy/ Daily Routine

Finished a lovely in-depth revision across subjects over the last 1 week. It has always been tough for me to achieve my weekly targets over the last 8-9 months since I started - either due to my inability to avert distractions midway or due to being over-ambitious with my targets. But it's good to be finally able to get it right a week before Prelims. Took a full day break to recoup, lol. Just 4 days to go and I have another timetable up. Let's go folks! Let's give it our best - 4 days is a lot. 

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1st June - Going strong!

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@dinkarsse For AFSPA to be imposed, an area needs to be declared a disturbed area first. However, neither Leh nor Kargil have been declared so ->implying that Ladakh doesn't have areas where AFSPA is enforced at present. I doubt if it was even historically.


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Getting 82 as per Forum's answer key. This goes up to 90 in the other keys but I'll stick to Forum for now.


But I have serious reservations against several Qs and would like the faculty to take a relook not that it helps but it may calm down many nerves in the student & coaching fraternity:


1. In the NFTs Q: I think all 3 will be correct ->Because NFTs regularly/very commonly function like membership cards or tickets, are used to provide access to events or give special discounts ->these are all commercial transactions. They're settling for NFTs instead of fiat ->And ofc they've been traded or exchanged at equivalency.


2. In the Somnath Temple Q: Even though I had no clue about the 3rd statement but I was able to deduce that since Radhakrishnan was a huge leader, he would have been there in the inauguration ceremony at least ->And guess what ->It turns out he was actually present. And he also became the president! ->Ideally 3 should also be correct xD & we know how UPSC works ->Broadest possible scenario.

3. In the Mongol invasion Question: I feel statement I must be incorrect but again faculty has already taken note of that.

4. Even the clouds Q ->How can we be so damn sure about this phenomenon working in the same manner everywhere ->Ofc it won't - Clouds would behave differently under different conditions(Take for eg in cold climates ->They'd definitely have higher albedo) ->SO I guess UPSC may take a broader view and accept both statements to be true but if it goes with conventional book wisdom we might settle for None of the two are correct.

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5. Even the Bar Council Q is problematic: My view is both statements must be wrong as in the 2nd statement it says Bar Councils(not council/Bar Council of India) ->But we hear very often about multiple other councils(Eg: Bar Council of Delhi /Bihar/etc) ->So, how can bloody all of them have the power to regulate/lay down the rules for legal education and recognition ->What about uniformity & parallels that teachers across institutes were drawing with AICTE/other national councils.

One thing is for sure, Mast khela hobega answer key main.
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Getting 82 as per Forum's answer key. This goes up to 90 in the other keys but I'll stick to Forum for now.


But I have serious reservations against several Qs and would like the faculty to take a relook not that it helps but it may calm down many nerves in the student & coaching fraternity:


1. In the NFTs Q: I think all 3 will be correct ->Because NFTs regularly/very commonly function like membership cards or tickets, are used to provide access to events or give special discounts ->these are all commercial transactions. They're settling for NFTs instead of fiat ->And ofc they've been traded or exchanged at equivalency.


2. In the Somnath Temple Q: Even though I had no clue about the 3rd statement but I was able to deduce that since Radhakrishnan was a huge leader, he would have been there in the inauguration ceremony at least ->And guess what ->It turns out he was actually present. And he also became the president! ->Ideally 3 should also be correct xD & we know how UPSC works ->Broadest possible scenario.

3. In the Mongol invasion Question: I feel statement I must be incorrect but again faculty has already taken note of that.

4. Even the clouds Q ->How can we be so damn sure about this phenomenon working in the same manner everywhere ->Ofc it won't - Clouds would behave differently under different conditions(Take for eg in cold climates ->They'd definitely have higher albedo) ->SO I guess UPSC may take a broader view and accept both statements to be true but if it goes with conventional book wisdom we might settle for None of the two are correct.

5. Even the Bar Council Q is problematic: My view is both statements must be wrong as in the 2nd statement it says Bar Councils(not council/Bar Council of India) ->But we hear very often about multiple other councils(Eg: Bar Council of Delhi /Bihar/etc) ->So, how can bloody all of them have the power to regulate/lay down the rules for legal education and recognition ->What about uniformity & parallels that teachers across institutes were drawing with AICTE/other national councils.

One thing is for sure, Mast khela hobega answer key main.

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Are yaar log to wetland me bhi c bol rahe hain aur wildlife me 2 only bol rahe hain dhire dhire sab galat karwa denge log

Wetland waala difficult to speculate but yes wildlife waala 2 only hi hone chahiye even by logic. Reliance opened their zoo in Kevadia, near Statue of unity. They have a number of wild animals and they're not the property of the government but Mr Ambani's company owns them, isn't it? Similarly, there are other ways to argue option A with respect to circus animals, wildlife safari parks such as those in Hyderabad Ramoji Film City. Pretty sure it's not govt owned. That's the logic I used in the paper and marked 2 only. Hope UPSC agrees with my line of thought but let's see. But remember the WPA clearly states statement (1) verbatim so I'm not too hopeful.

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According to this article, answer should be 2 only ->As it implies that statement 1 is incorrect.

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The law governing the subject of wildlife, the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, does not discriminate between animals found in protected areas and outside. It provides for equal protection for wild animals irrespective of where they are found.As per the law, wild animals are not the property of the government, and an animal which is wild in nature and free cannot be in the ownership of either the government or a private party.Only if the wild animal becomes a danger to human life or is diseased or disabled beyond recovery can it be allowed to be captured or killed by the competent authority, the Chief Wildlife Warden of the State. This provision is applicable to wild animals listed in Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, which includes leopards. Mere apprehension or fear that a wild animal could endanger human life is not a ground for capture or killing.

- verbatim from the hindu

Interesting. I read the bare act and seems like you may be right.

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@javelinthrow Damn, I'm getting exactly the same. 82 according to ForumIAS ka key & it goes up till 91 according to some others. What a soup I've landed myself in my first attempt - had no idea that time post prelims was going to be a lot more harrowing than before it saala. Was doing MGP answer writing since October. And post every discussion teachers would recommend that I give a good 4 months to Prelims but nahi I was over confident ki Prelims kya hai 2 mahine main hojayega sab kuch aaraam se. Trusting your teachers is the single biggest learning for me!


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@javelinthrow Damn, I'm getting exactly the same. 82 as per Forum's answer key and it goes uptill 91 according to some others if I cherry pick answers that may be correct. This is my first attempt and what a soup I've landed myself in. I'd been writing MGP answers since October and post every test teachers would recommend I give at least 4 months to dedicated prelims preparation but nahi saala I was adamant ki nahi main to 2 hi machine dunga. Ab itne heavy scenes hogaye hai ki Prelims ke ek ek word pe research chalri hai instead of Mains ke syllabus main mentioned terms ke.

Trusting your teachers almost blindly is the single biggest learning for me.


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@ScarredEngineer yeah... but now its all about fate and upsc answer key!

how were both the papers' difficulty level this time for u and ur peer circle?


Paper 1 was difficult without a doubt but being an engineer most of my friends who're also batchmates are sailing through Paper II with ease. CSAT Paper 1 is keeping us on the edge.

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In the Khalji question, why is statement 3 wrong? NCERT says that Mongols under Tarmashrin had reached upto Meerut at one time before Tughlaq defeated them

You seem to have a valid point - seems like it'll be worth it to raise a representation for it on the UPSC portal. This would make 3 definitely true, and we know 2 is also true as per coaching answer keys. But then there is no option that satisfies both. 

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@ScarredEngineerHow to raise a representation?


Just go up onhttps://upsconline.nic.in/miscellaneous/QPRep/ and explain why you feel what you feel regarding a particular Q.

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Humble request


I hope everybody who's on the edge has started with their Mains preparation. However I'd like you to do me & yourself a favour. Since I've already filled my representation on UPSC website, I'm no longer able to edit it. But I feel with what I've learned recently there's very strong case for the NFT Q's 3rd statement being correct. So, I request those of you who haven't filled their representation yet to please do the needful. It won't take more than 2 minutes. 


Statement 3 is correct because: These days NFTs are being generated for giving access to gated communities - physical and digital both. Essentially you get a NFT ticket that gives you access to a concert, WhatsApp group, discord community, etc. Now all these NFTs are identical(same) except for a different hash no(similar to how 2 rupees 100 notes are same in value but their individual series number is different ->Therefore when you exchange two Rs 100 notes, you don't care about the series number printed on it). NFTs work in a similar fashion. You can trade/exchange two NFTs at equivalence that give you access to an event and ofc these are commercial transactions. The following start-up is doing precisely this: https://sentr3.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw14uVBhBEEiwAaufYx86QPWys7LdB7VacvCmfpH6hD9VK25OeVtkX0SGccR6GisojEf3eHhoCQWMQAvD_BwE

**Also the Q mentioned, "can be" and not "all NFTs" or anything else.


I've double-checked this with a start-up founder in the web3.0 space as well. Plus the Q merely said "can be" which is an immense possibility. We just need to bring it to the eye of UPSC.


You can raise your representation at: https://upsconline.nic.in/miscellaneous/QPRep/

**You have time till 6:00 PM tomorrow. Thanks in advance!

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Humble request


I hope everybody who's on the edge has started with their Mains preparation. However I'd like you to do me & yourself a favour. Since I've already filled my representation on UPSC website, I'm no longer able to edit it. But I feel with what I've learned recently there's very strong case for the NFT Q's 3rd statement being correct. So, I request those of you who haven't filled their representation yet to please do the needful. It won't take more than 2 minutes. 


Statement 3 is correct because: These days NFTs are being generated for giving access to gated communities - physical and digital both. Essentially you get a NFT ticket that gives you access to a concert, WhatsApp group, discord community, etc. Now all these NFTs are identical(same) except for a different hash no(similar to how 2 rupees 100 notes are same in value but their individual series number is different ->Therefore when you exchange two Rs 100 notes, you don't care about the series number printed on it). NFTs work in a similar fashion. You can trade/exchange two NFTs at equivalence that give you access to an event and ofc these are commercial transactions. The following start-up is doing precisely this: https://sentr3.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw14uVBhBEEiwAaufYx86QPWys7LdB7VacvCmfpH6hD9VK25OeVtkX0SGccR6GisojEf3eHhoCQWMQAvD_BwE

**Also the Q mentioned, "can be" and not "all NFTs" or anything else.


I've double-checked this with a start-up founder in the web3.0 space as well. Plus the Q merely said "can be" which is an immense possibility. We just need to bring it to the eye of UPSC.


You can raise your representation at: https://upsconline.nic.in/miscellaneous/QPRep/

**You have time till 6:00 PM tomorrow. Thanks in advance!

A Non-fungible Token (NFT) is basically a digital asset or can be called a cryptographic asset having a unique identification code and metadata which differentiate it from a fungible token. As with cryptocurrencies, they cannot be traded or exchanged at equivalent values.03-Jun-2022

https://m.economictimes.com › news

What is an NFT? How does it work

Koi matlab nahi he representation ka bro tum kabada kar ke aae ho nft wale q ka yhi fact he. 


Agreed sir. I should have been more aware and careful in the exam. But I have always believed in trying to the limits, and therefore would not want to let it go without bringing it to the UPSC's notice.


**Also I feel UPSC is not so old school. I feel they purposely used the term "can be used" and not "are being used" or anything that would imply NFTs primary purpose. They tend to close all loose ends. Let's see, I don't have many hopes from UPSC on this but what's the harm in trying. Representation has been put up by a considerate fellow community member. Thanks!

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I failed to qualify Prelims this year. Have MGP+ Cohort 5 which I don't think will be much use to me going forward. Don't have any friends either who've cleared who could have benefited from the same. If anybody is interested, I'd be happy to pass it on to you for a nominal fee. DM incase you're interested. Thanks!
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