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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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Bhai story se kuch na hota.. 

If you address the topic and write simple layman style with good analysis,you will get above average marks.. 

Story is a double edged sword, if you wrote a story that is not 100 connected to topic, it will lead to lower marks.. 


Caesar,
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@mahi2501 haan bhai. Sab articulation meh hotahye. Aisa essays meh sab Log kuch bhi lik khe atha hye πŸ˜‚


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UPSC thrown a bomb on all traditional approaches like social political economical. And questions were also prepared very obscurely. Kisiko confidence nhi hota hye. Thoda luck hona chahiye 
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Problem in pestal technique was that every dimesion was supposed to be discussed from two view points. So basically if people have 8x3 sub points they become 8x3x2

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Gs2 was tricky, many answers will fall short. Words critically and discuss carried too much weight. Gs1 and Gs3 were okay.

Gs4 except for 1st case study was fine but lengthy.

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Frankly I find it offensive that UPSC prints 10 pages for 10000 candidates in GS 4 paper just to say Fuck you. Website pe daaldo na

#SaveTheForest

GaryVee,Darvey78and9 otherslike this
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@Chanakya true.. i could have saved my thumb. Felt like fractured.. 


Caesar,GaryVeeand1 otherslike this
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@Chanakya it’s actually 10000 more ie 11 pages 😜


Chanakya,
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Kya haal hai comrades.. lal salam.. 

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DM,GaryVeeand8 otherslike this
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@Yo_Yo_Choti_Singh in Africa or India??



ATI SARVATRA VAJRAYET

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I may be a bit off here but questions are becoming more and more streamlined to assess students psyche. I guess a certain mindset is being looked for recruitment. Selection of questions, the omission of some erstwhile important topics and changing nature of keywords shows this.
P.S- Do not take me very seriously. I may as well be talking gibberish due to exhaustion! :P


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Has GS3 been cake walk 4 most?i found challenge in quoting data in mpi or forest or ncap or compensation type ques xact content for 15 marks!!And 10 markers wer a mess with regard 2presentation!!

ATI SARVATRA VAJRAYET

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Need some help, in ethics question 7 about appropriation of fund /sez/8300 crore. I have talked about a step which says that political executive is the authority which takes decisions and civil servants are duty bound to follow it.

Effectively ask for in writing, register my opinion/comments over the matter that it should not be re appropriated. But will follow it because as per my knowledge civil servants duty bound to follow political executives/govt of the day. Though it was vague but in such short time I understood from finance ministry para that probably the govt/union was involved. (not talking about state executives) 


How damaging can it be to my over all score? 


Experience has taught me any extremity can affect over all score especially in ethics. I deliberately tried to avoid. But I may have fallen back in the well. 


Unnecessary length of ethics case study were very taxing on mind in those menacing hours. 



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This year Mains cutoff... Around 710πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—
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@Venividivici I found GS 1 paper difficult...Even History questions were very difficult.
Only GS 3 was comparable to 2019 paper...Rest all were difficult including Essay


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@Agog same here. Barely wrote any data in such questions. Question paper may seem easy but writing answers was not so easy. 


GaryVee,
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Hello, I wrote the being human and being humane wala essay, but i did not approach it from a very philosophical pov, I wrote a story about migrant crisis, proceeded to write about social contract and that it is under stress, wrote how being human and humane is Diverging (7-8 perspective), then why divergence is happening and finally concluded with how to bridge the gap? 

Will I be penalized for not approaching this essay philosophically? 

Thank you. 

RaGa,
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