Civil Services Mains 2020 Results: In or Out ? Way ahead, gratitude and Pain - ForumIAS

Civil Services Mains 2020 Results: In or Out ? Way ahead, gratitude and Pain

The Civils Mains result has been declared. This thread is for sharing your grief , joy , mixed feelings - absolutely anything and everything.



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@KingSlayer23 Found it to be very good. Way closer to actual paper than other open mocks. How did you find it?


EiChan,Voyagerand1 otherslike this
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Thoughts on the open simulator test? From those who attempted in discipline mode

It did feel very 'UPSC' like. First half seemed very doable. Second half did have 2020 like questions specially in Agriculture. 

GaneshGaitonde,EiChanand1 otherslike this
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Thoughts on the open simulator test? From those who attempted in discipline mode

decent one, but while attempting it felt like something was missing (may be due to no or lesser pressure )

basically a typical mock, where we know most of the answers


UPSC prelims is different game altogether- pressure, expectations, bouncer questions, length of the paper .............





Villanelle,KingSlayer23and1 otherslike this
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@Archand Found the paper to be on the tougher side compared to UPSC Prelims. The difficulty was primarily because of close options i feel.


Shailputri,
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@Steph_Curry found it slightly on the easier side, scored 120 but I think I marked 4-5 questions wrong due to over-confidence, might well have just left them.



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Shailputri,
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@Hououin_Kyouma yes correct



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@Archand Found the paper to be on the tougher side compared to UPSC Prelims. The difficulty was primarily because of close options i feel.


My score is nowhere near what I thought it would be while I was attempting the paper. So perhaps it was the close options that made me lose marks. Will only know once solutions are out. 


I do hope you're right about it being tougher than prelims though, that would be nice!

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Thoughts on the open simulator test? From those who attempted in discipline mode

It did feel very 'UPSC' like. First half seemed very doable. Second half did have 2020 like questions specially in Agriculture. 

yes you are right, the second half had some questions with confusing options


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Archand,
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Thoughts on the open simulator test? From those who attempted in discipline mode

It did feel very 'UPSC' like. First half seemed very doable. Second half did have 2020 like questions specially in Agriculture. 

yes you are right, the second half had some questions with confusing options

Even then, it does feel like that the par score for this would be in the 115-120 range at the very least. Let's see if forum releases a cutoff (they usually do it for other simulators!) 

KingSlayer23,Shailputri
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Thoughts on the open simulator test? From those who attempted in discipline mode

As questions/concepts were a repeat from SFG, I feel that SFG takers had an advantage. Familiarisation with only a few questions makes it easy to navigate through other questions as well. Considering SFG advantage, it was an easy paper. 

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There were too many questions of 'not correct' type, which was mentally draining.
Omen,Villanelleand2 otherslike this
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There were too many questions of 'not correct' type, which was mentally draining.

Yes. This is a general trend that I observed in mocks and recent EPFO paper. Too many not correct questions. I wonder if Delhi based coaching insti Know Sth We Dont Know :P


EiChan,Archand
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@Steph_Curry found it slightly on the easier side, scored 120 but I think I marked 4-5 questions wrong due to over-confidence, might well have just left them.


Decision about easier and tougher for Prelims is decided differently. I am not a person with high accuracy, so in mocks I attempt more than 95 always may be 100, same I did in 2019 prelim(97 attempts), scored 122. Also before 2020 prelims in mocks I was scoring 130+ constantly. But the aura of 2020 prelims was such that I attempted 90 only, which is too less for my standards and that in most probability hindered my prelims chances (other factors are there but template change was bigger factor)as I was basically a border line case and the guesses for the remaining 10 questions might have provided me atleast 8-10 marks, but I chose to not attempt them. Also length of the paper was such that if I had 10 more minutes I could have attempted those remaining questions. 

Atleast experience of giving this paper was nowhere close to Prelims, scored 133. 

EiChan,Omenand2 otherslike this
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@Shailputri i see, maybe that's because SFG too is based on previous years questions



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Shailputri,
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Scoring wayyy more than what I score in Vision abhyaas and full length.. 

Now I am wondering ki kaun pagal bana raha hai?? One paper is tooo difficult for me.. one is a lot easier.. 

How am I to judge my performance. ? 

P.S: I did not shut my door while giving the test and did not even stop my parents or my dog from talking loudly , because I was mentally trying to recreate an atmosphere wherein I will have equally loud invigilators in the room.. 

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I also felt that there were too many polity and Indian economy questions , which is my strong area.. And I don't want to believe that UPSC will ask many questions from these two subjects in 2021 also.. They have already been asking a lot of questions from polity lately..  My pessimistic mind says ki is baar toh kuch alag hi format hoga ... This makes me scared!! 


EiChan,THE_MECHANICand2 otherslike this
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Am I the only one who scored terribly then? 😶
EiChan,
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Am I the only one who scored terribly then? 😶

You are not alone!


We'll have to give more tests to get the mojo back. And more importantly, figure out what went wrong. 

EiChan,THE_MECHANIC
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THE_MECHANIC,
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Am I the only one who scored terribly then? 😶

You are not alone!


We'll have to give more tests to get the mojo back. And more importantly, figure out what went wrong. 

Fingers crossed. I thought i had a decent score till I saw everyone else’s comments here 😂

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