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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@sjerngal surely you realise it’s not as simple as that? While I don’t discredit her and her sister’s achievements but this low cut off allows them to allocate more time towards mains, skip some topics entirely because the static portion is enough for them to clear the cut offs. 
Then the question of why are they even getting this reservation in the first place. Both have been students of a top college, both their parents were in the ‘creamiest’ of jobs. Surely there must be several needy people out there who could actually benefit from this ‘affirmative’ system? But as soon as someone attempts a critique of the system, there are people ready to defend and ask others to move on. 
I genuinely find it hard to not feel disdain for a system that is so lopsided that it’s creating a ‘brahmanical’ order within the ‘downtrodden’ categories. 
But yeah no one talk about this. Meenas taking all the ST seats, supremely well offs taking several SC seats, thanks to EWS even the historically ruling castes can get totally legit certificates made and avail ‘deserved’ benefits. 
I don’t discredit any individual’s performance but I certainly feel a lot of contempt for a system which is completely antithetical to the idea it was floated upon. 


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I personally believe it's time people need to get over this.. 

No doubt someone has qualified prelims through the category cutoff, but we often forget that in this attempt of mocking someone we neglect the fact that someone has scored a rank in top 20, which is no less a feat and a pure indication that the person has worked as hard as they could. 

It is very easy to discredit someone's hardwork in this nonsensical debate of reservation and non reservation. 

Over and out! 


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Do you know, margaret cousins aren't cousins. It's the surname.
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Panic mode has officially started. Feeling like kal 30 questions bhi honge ya ni! :D

All the best fellas!

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olympics,world test championship? aspirant k saath

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Please don't doubt your strategy now. If you carefully analyse previous 10-15 year questns, you'll find that options are deliberately designed in a way that makes it easier to eliminate. I can guarantee that is not gonna change this year. If you go underconfident in the exam, the battle is half lost there itself. Elimination does work and combine it with static knowledge, you'll score more than needed.
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@SergioRamos I scored 140 in the previous forum mock and the very next day attempted some vision open test , scored 39. Lol. These mock scores mean nothing. Just gather new info if you feel that’s relevant and move on. 


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Guessing game pt. 3.. Also, this one is mentioned in NCERT..


A. Because I have read it. :P

Galat padh liye ho Sir... 
Answer is (D)

LOL. just checked. Sarapa dusra gift hota hai. :P

Me who had read Tamil Nadu scerts and not NCERTs - 

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D503said

Warning - Dont attempt vision open test 5.

what has gotten into them. their current affairs suck, their tests are so bad it would be more worthwhile to sit idle and meditate. Kuch bhi pooch rhe hai.

Meanwhile, people who are stilll solving vision's mocks:

Abhi toh humein aur zaleel hona hai - Indian Meme Templates

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Repeal of progressive farm laws proves how India was rightly called a 'soft state'. I hope this doesn't set a precedent for aggressive street behavior.
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This is the thing I hate about UPSC

11 months after the prelims results, you still aren't sure why you weren't there in the list

marks, keys, cutoff for prelims should be released just after prelims result


don't want debate about why current process is there and all

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Me: I am gonna keep my head level for the exam. 

Anxiety : 


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Answer with explanation please

One tip for medieval questions-

1. With respect to questions centred around politico-administrative machinery like Iqta system, Amar Nayaka system where a subsidiary unit gets some semblance of power, the status of these units is linked to the power of the King. It will beinversely proportional to the power of the king.

Eg: Iqta system was introduced by Iltutmish. He was a powerful Sultan. The kingdom was prosperous as well. So, Iqtadars were transferred at the whims and fancies of the Sultan.

Likewise, Vijayanagar kings were powerful. So, to assert their powers, they transferred Amar Nayakas at their own discretion.

Let's see a different scenario. During the reign of Feroz Shah Tughlaq, the kingdom was in tatters after the poor governance of his predecessor, Mohd. Bin Tughlaq. So, to appease the subsidiary units and to avoid a possible coup d'etat, he made the Iqta system hereditary. Shows how weak the king is when he is willing to share his power with other groups!

Likewise, Britishers introduced Permanent Settlement to ensure that they continue to assert their power. The Sunset revenue clause meant the land was transferrable and not a hereditary commodity anymore!

This kind of logic will help you answer other questions related to society, polity and economy of medieval dynasties.


Coming to the question now-

1 is correct. 2 is correct because they were indeed given independent territories to govern that explains why rebellious amar nayakas started troubling the successor of Krishna Deva Raya. (Kings became weak, so nayakas asserted power). They acted like feudal lords- got the land tax-free (manyams) and collected the revenue. 

3 is also correct as discussed.

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Some more random trends that no one really asked for. 

Source- Latest economic survey Volume 2

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Bhai prelims dene jaa rhe hai ya money heist ka naya season banane :p.

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This is more of a trick to remember which capital corresponds to which country, rather than remembering the names.

Remember Turkmenistan - Ashgabat ( Turk - Ash sounds similar to Turkish)

Then put the remaining countries and capitals in alphabetical order respectively. They'll correspond. 

Kazakhstan - Astana

Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek 

Tajikistan - Dushanbe 

Uzbekistan - Tashkent

Edit: I saw @Archand's comment only after I posted. You'll need to substitute Nur Sultan for Astana afterwards. To help remember this, I'm imagining Rakesh Astana sitting on a throne like a Sultan :P 

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Pam123said

Good lord, my chest is hurting. All the best people. 

Likewise. I feel nauseous. 


All the best, fellas. As I always say - do your part, and part. 

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@root@Neyawn 

Please ban this fellow - sunnyleone. Using abusive language.

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I personally believe it's time people need to get over this.. 

No doubt someone has qualified prelims through the category cutoff, but we often forget that in this attempt of mocking someone we neglect the fact that someone has scored a rank in top 20, which is no less a feat and a pure indication that the person has worked as hard as they could. 

It is very easy to discredit someone's hardwork in this nonsensical debate of reservation and non reservation. 

Over and out! 


no, it is very imp to call out what is wrong with the system, her journey notwithstanding her hard work is a perfect example of what sandel has called the tyranny of merit( in this case this was not even merit)


she also has written gs 4!!! her actions are also against the very nature of what Kantian morality proposes... to this end I hold one friend of mine in higher regard at the moral pedestal!! despite being from Meghalaya he did not opt for language concession because he had studied in Delhi for few years and knew enough Hindi to understand and write!!! he ended up clearing the mains but failed subsequently

ira Singhal mam too cleared the exam from general category, prob in her 4th attempt!!! 


also, there is nothing nonsensical about denouncing a system that is against the very people it had sought to liberate


however i too believe that we have to learn to play with the cards that life has dealt us with and not crib about others!!!

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