Doubt Clearance Thread: UPSC 2021 - ForumIAS

Doubt Clearance Thread: UPSC 2021

"When in doubt, observe and ask questions. When certain, observe at length and ask many more questions."

Created this thread as a one stop solution for all members so that all the doubts wherein any conceptual clarification is required can be solved here. 

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@Wordsmithyy i did 45. Hope i don’t fail in paper 2 atleast


Tk17,
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In my classroom, the invigilator in the 2nd sitting while distributing answer sheets, didn't put answer sheets on empty benches but kept the question papers on them. Will that create some kind of issue? Any clue anyone?


(Also, no heart to check the answer keys if there is any - what a clusterbomb the paper was)

Aurora,
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In my classroom, the invigilator in the 2nd sitting while distributing answer sheets, didn't put answer sheets on empty benches but kept the question papers on them. Will that create some kind of issue? Any clue anyone?


(Also, no heart to check the answer keys if there is any - what a clusterbomb the paper was)

1st issue: nothing to worry,  the attendance sheet contains serial number of paper and OMR. UPSC know that such mistakes or negligence by invigilators are bound to happen as they are not trained for this work. 

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@AureliusM no i don’t think so. Our invigilator did the same


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@AureliusM It happened with me in my previous attempt but if the invigilator have rectified his/her mistake by rearranging sheets in same manner then it's not an issue. But it's necessary to distribute in sequence whether one is present or absent. 


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In my classroom, the invigilator in the 2nd sitting while distributing answer sheets, didn't put answer sheets on empty benches but kept the question papers on them. Will that create some kind of issue? Any clue anyone?


(Also, no heart to check the answer keys if there is any - what a clusterbomb the paper was)

In my class the invigilator gave out OMR sheets as the students entered the class in no particular order. 

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Passionate discussions on money multiplier effect helped ;)
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anyone with csat answer key please share 
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Passionate discussions on money multiplier effect helped ;)

That was PYQ which got repeated . 

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Thank you everyone who participated on this thread and helped resolve each other's doubts. This thread helped me keep momentum at a time when i was unsure about appearing for the exam. I wish you all success and good days ahead.

If you are in your first attempt or second attempt don't be disheartened by failure at prelims stage , just prepare for mains in a manner that whenever you get the chance you must be able to nail it for once and for all. Also don't hesistate in giving alternate exams and seeking alternative opportunities out there. The exam as it stands right now should not be made your only pursuit.

And don't ignore your mental and physical health at all. Health is wealth sounds like a trite cliche till one day your blood sugar spikes to 170 and your brain can't concentrate for an unbroken hour . There's nothing more important in this world than health. You can live a satisfactory life with good health and a menial job, but you can't get peace of mind with poor health even if you become Ambani level rich.

Take care.

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QUESTION 22. 

The boundary between Indian and the Antarctic plate is marked by oceanic ridge. What type of plate boundary makes it possible?

a) Continent-Continent convergence

b) Continent-Oceanic convergence

c) Continent-Oceanic divergence

d) Oceanic-Oceanic divergence

Correct Answer:D

this could be an elementary question, but could someone explain why the answer should be D and not C instead? 

since, the India-Australia plate is a continental plate and the Antarctic plate is an oceanic plate, should not the plate boundary be continent-ocean divergence instead?

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@sunnyleony mitochondria is correct


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@sunnyleony i dont think so..


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@sunnyleony that's just research. UPSC doesn't expect you to know research level biology. Rather they expect you to know basic biology where we read mitochondrial disease are transferred by mother only. Its very basic biology. People referring to research papers for basic biology answers have got it all wrong. The paper is called general studies for a reason. 
PS. I have masters in biotechnology. The answer is c. Believe it if you want. Kindly don't tag further.


Denisovan2019,
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QUESTION 22. 

The boundary between Indian and the Antarctic plate is marked by oceanic ridge. What type of plate boundary makes it possible?

a) Continent-Continent convergence

b) Continent-Oceanic convergence

c) Continent-Oceanic divergence

d) Oceanic-Oceanic divergence

Correct Answer:D

this could be an elementary question, but could someone explain why the answer should be D and not C instead? 

since, the India-Australia plate is a continental plate and the Antarctic plate is an oceanic plate, should not the plate boundary be continent-ocean divergence instead?

Isn’t the answer C?

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