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Mains 2020 : Essay and GS Discussion, Issues, Difficulty Level, Way ahead

Hello All, Essay paper is done. Question was a bit weird, at least part A where quotes were also not famous types. How did people approach the essay paper, which topics did you write on ? Did you use whitener anywhere? Did you do rough work ?
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went ok ok.

could have added few current examples and could have quoted some DPSPs. had framed a possible quoting of fundamental duties but eventually did not fit. so left it out. would have been better if i could fit them in. ended up writing few words below the margin despite pages available. little cross cutting and overwriting. hoping my handwriting is clear enough. managed time better this time. ~1000 words both. expecting marks in 130-145.


thistooshallpass,
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went ok ok.

could have added few current examples and could have quoted some DPSPs. had framed a possible quoting of fundamental duties but eventually did not fit. so left it out. would have been better if i could fit them in. ended up writing few words below the margin despite pages available. little cross cutting and overwriting. hoping my handwriting is clear enough. managed time better this time. ~1000 words both. expecting marks in 130-145.


How was the difficulty level compared to last year's exam? Wishing you the best for upcoming GS papers.

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This is my first mains. I found topics to be slightly different and I required good brain storming before I started (brain storming took more time than expected as topics were subjective and philosophical nature, we don't keep material ready for them)... I completed both the essays in time and 900-1000 words both (my handwriting is small and I write more on one page compared to others, wrote 8 pages in both the essays) ... I used whitener/ correction pen many times... Marks, we will get to know only after result comes.... I am satisfied with my essays as I was able to use my preparation in the essays, such as quotes, wrote decent intro. So.... I didn't get time o underline in one essay... That's it. 
thistooshallpass,
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Essay topics were very unconventional!
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Essay topics were very unconventional!

Ships + Culture.

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Ships essay mei Sagarmala project ke baareme likhna tha kya? Lmao. 
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Human being to Being Humane + Social Justice & Economic Prosperity.

How far Writing about MSMEs,SHG-Bank Linkage, Sustainable development is justified in Social Justice and economic prosperity essay is Justified?????

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After today's paper.

What about extra attempt to last chance candidates case๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

Mariposa27,
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Ships essay mei Sagarmala project ke baareme likhna tha kya? Lmao. 

Haha. I focused on that negativity shouldn't be within us. 

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Human being to Being Humane + Social Justice & Economic Prosperity.

How far Writing about MSMEs,SHG-Bank Linkage, Sustainable development is justified in Social Justice and economic prosperity essay is Justified?????

Bhai in social justice i focused upon upliftment of socially vulnerable ppl like sc st, minorities,transgenders etc by empowering them through the process of inclusive growth....nw m worried whether i have written as per demands or not

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I haven't written mains or something like that. Just one piece of advice, guys dont discuss out it here right now. might hamper your mental peace. Go and take some rest, unnecessary ka burden ayega.
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@Shubz have you quoted some writers , philosophers etc?


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@Shubz have you quoted some writers , philosophers etc?


Gandhiji and preamble

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GS 2 KMN
Emerald24,
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felt like putting my head down and sleep in GS2. I can never clear this.
curious_kid,
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Bad day...GS1 was okay, but GS2 a complete disaster.

Don't feel like studying anything now for tomorrow. Best to sleep and hope for best tomorrow. 

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Haven't come across such gs paper like gs2.

In the first reading topics looked familiar. Thn after finally breaking it down the intricacies that were asked required brain storming and connecting multiple concepts which took time. Then there were questions like India and UK judiciary,rpa corruption offence complexities which either one knows or doesn't. Then there were vague words like functionality of local bodies. I guess I'm done for this mains.

Luckily i have upcoming uppsc interview as a face saver


blitzkadu,Ash007
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After today's paper.

What about extra attempt to last chance candidates case๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

You can expect it. By all means. The judges have spoken. 100% insider info.

NAGENDRA SINGH SENGAR,
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rootsaid

After today's paper.

What about extra attempt to last chance candidates case๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

You can expect it. By all means. The judges have spoken. 100% insider info.

Where have judges spoken?

curious_kid,
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