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CSE 2023: Plan/ Strategy/ Daily Routine

A Window for all things CSE 2023. You can type in your ways and means of achieving your goals, your daily updates, strengths and things that might be holding you down. No-judgement, no-tugging, just a healthy discussion to help discuss our way through this long and interesting journey. Lets get prepping!.#CSE 2023
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@Neyawn @forumiasacademy Hello Sir, if I miss one offline current affairs class due to health reasons, can I get access to its online lecture later on? Currently, the helpdesk team is not permitting the same.

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@Steph_Curry What'd be your 2 cents regarding someone who is planning to appear for ifos only and has to start from scratch?

Also is geology a manageable subject?


“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.”
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@Steph_Curry What'd be your 2 cents regarding someone who is planning to appear for ifos only and has to start from scratch?

Also is geology a manageable subject?


Hello!

A senior Apoorv Dixit did this last year and got AIR 11 in IFoS. It is very manageable.

I am assuming that 1 optional is forestry. If the other optional is not common with CSE, geology is the most preferred one! You can take help of any classes/ Youtube videos for preparing Geology along with the standard textbooks like Bangar.


The preparation has to be in 2 dimensions

 1. Prelims- Getting a score at par with IFoS cutoff


 2. Covering both the optionals holsitically to get an advantage there



For that, you can use the next 5 months of 2023 to finish 1 optional in totality and 60-70% of the other one. Both optional can also be done entirely if you plan well. After that, prelims should be focussed upon! Then back to IFoS mains after the prelims.


Refer to Apoorv Dixit bhaiya's notes both for Forestry and Geology. It is available on his telegram channel.


All the best :)

Morticia,
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@Steph_Curry What'd be your 2 cents regarding someone who is planning to appear for ifos only and has to start from scratch?

Also is geology a manageable subject?


Hello!

A senior Apoorv Dixit did this last year and got AIR 11 in IFoS. It is very manageable.

I am assuming that 1 optional is forestry. If the other optional is not common with CSE, geology is the most preferred one! You can take help of any classes/ Youtube videos for preparing Geology along with the standard textbooks like Bangar.


The preparation has to be in 2 dimensions

 1. Prelims- Getting a score at par with IFoS cutoff


 2. Covering both the optionals holsitically to get an advantage there



For that, you can use the next 5 months of 2023 to finish 1 optional in totality and 60-70% of the other one. Both optional can also be done entirely if you plan well. After that, prelims should be focussed upon! Then back to IFoS mains after the prelims.


Refer to Apoorv Dixit bhaiya's notes both for Forestry and Geology. It is available on his telegram channel.


All the best :)

Thank you 😊

Any topper notes suggestions for forestry? (including yours 😅) 


“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.”
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Thank you 😊

Any topper notes suggestions for forestry? (including yours 😅) 

I referred to Apoorv Dixit's notes only! Made my own short notes from there and some online sources/ std books. I only had 20-25 days to prepare for each of the optionals! I'll share my forestry/ geology short notes on my telegram channel here.



My Telegram Channel

Morticia,
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Thank you 😊

Any topper notes suggestions for forestry? (including yours 😅) 

I referred to Apoorv Dixit's notes only! Made my own short notes from there and some online sources/ std books. I only had 20-25 days to prepare for each of the optionals! I'll share my forestry/ geology short notes on my telegram channel here.



My Telegram Channel

Thanks! 


“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.”
Steph_Curry,
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Past 2 Months: Failed Prelims, Secured a sort of decent backup, Got complacent by happiness/joy of securing back-up.

Shall restart with CSE in the morning. Do not even want to look/get back to CSE material. Nevertheless.

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Past 2 Months: Failed Prelims, Secured a sort of decent backup, Got complacent by happiness/joy of securing back-up.

Shall restart with CSE in the morning. Do not even want to look/get back to CSE material. Nevertheless.

All the best 👍


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DMsaid

Past 2 Months: Failed Prelims, Secured a sort of decent backup, Got complacent by happiness/joy of securing back-up.

Shall restart with CSE in the morning. Do not even want to look/get back to CSE material. Nevertheless.

All the best 👍

Dhanyawad.

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Hello guys....how r u people managing optional  ,GS alongwith dipin sir classes? I am finding it really overwhelming.....Any insight would be appreciated....
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Hi guys,

So I started my prep for mains 2023 around July 1st week due to some family reasons, health reasons and score fluctuations in Prelims keys. This will be my first mains and no matter how hard I try I am unable to get back to pre-prelims productivity. My reading and comprehension speed seems to have fallen off a cliff. Plus the regret of wasting  away June (at times unavoidable) is eating me up.  

The only consolation is that I have consistently written tests and with some decent score in GS (in 90s with 105+ being what toppers score). But in my optional PSIR it is 90s and 100s (I know pathetic). There is just too much to do with too little time. 

Status of notes: Have basic notes for everything except Internal Security and PSIR. But even the notes I have made, I have not revised or internalised well. For PSIR the current plan is to use OnlyIAS revision booklets+ Coaching answer key. . Plus the FOMO of value addition material is also adding upto the anxiety of me being at a significant disadvantage.

Is it possible to pull off mains 2023 or are my chances way too slim? Can you guys suggest what needs to done in the next 45 days?

Also did your mock scores reflect your actual score in mains (especially PSIR)?


Thanks a lot!

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FYI : EPFO results are out    
JohnButlerTrain,
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People are studying 'n' number of things right now, and I'm planning my post mains days :(
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Tatasaid

People are studying 'n' number of things right now, and I'm planning my post mains days :(

Meet and greet with Tata rakhwa lo post mains. 😂


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Which test series should I take for ethics? and any last minute tips for ethics?
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Which test series should I take for ethics? and any last minute tips for ethics?

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Hello guys....how r u people managing optional  ,GS alongwith dipin sir classes? I am finding it really overwhelming.....Any insight would be appreciated....

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Best of luck to all of you give your best and I know you will do well and will come out strong like warrior.Be just calm , composed have faith on yourself and don’t loose hope till 5:30 PM of 24 th September

So keep going as -

दुर्गम वनों और ऊँचे पर्वतों को जीतते हुए 

जब तुम अंतिम ऊँचाई को भी जीत लोगे— 

जब तुम्हें लगेगा कि कोई अंतर नहीं बचा अब 

तुममें और उन पत्थरों की कठोरता में 

जिन्हें तुमने जीता है— 

जब तुम अपने मस्तक पर बर्फ़ का पहला तूफ़ान झेलोगे 

और काँपोगे नहीं— 

तब तुम पाओगे कि कोई फ़र्क़ नहीं 

सब कुछ जीत लेने में 

और अंत तक हिम्मत न हारने में। 

Will not be opening forum before 25 th  ,so wishing you all in advance 

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Hi peeps, a doubt w.r.t PSIR optional.

Do you guys prefer to attempt Part A or Part B questions more in both the papers? And are theory questions more rewarding than current based questions? 

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