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Mains 2021 - Strategy, Doubts, Resources etc

Hi peeps! 

Prelims result will be declared in 2-3 weeks. We may make it, we might not. Speculations will continue till then.

This thread is for those who want to move on. For those deciding to focus on the next phase of their prep; perhaps the most crucial one. We have less number of days this time (only about 85 days left). Let's collaborate and make the most of this time.

Here are the links to previous year's threads. Do go through them. There are gems in there.

https://forumias.com/post/detail/Mains-2020-Doubt-and-strategy-discussion-thread-1601963441?page=1 - In the description of this thread, you'll find links to paper wise threads of last year plus some handy resources.

https://forumias.com/post/detail/CSE-2021-Plan-Strategy-Daily-Routine-1602556617  This is the 2021 daily routine thread 

https://forumias.com/post/detail/CSE-2022-Plan-Strategy-Daily-Routine-1633964267?page=1 This is the 2022 daily routine thread created by@nerdfighter.

In both these threads, you are free to post your daily targets and hold each other accountable. Or just lurk there and be motivated by the effort people are putting in day after day. 

https://forumias.com/post/detail/Anecdotes-Facts-Examples-for-GS-and-Essay-1634039128 - This thread is created by@sbhati.Do contribute your facts and examples there. We can together build up a collection more than enough to conquer Mains.

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There is confusion in my mind with regards to CAPFs and Paramilitary forces. Different sources mention a different list of forces under them. Can anyone please list paramilitary forces here? I have a list of 7 CAPFs already.
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Do anybody have Pavan Kumar sir's Ethics Case Studies notes?
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what was the highest score for psir in cse mains 2020?
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How is Dipin Sir current affairs program? I am planning to join the mains current affairs program that will start on 22nd October
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Hi all,

We are starting an initiative for:

1) those want to prepare current affairs from mains perspective.
2) want to utilize time effectively

We will be putting short audio recording of current affairs for mains, which you can listen during your free time or while eating, traveling etc.
It will have nominal charges.

Interested person can join following telegram group. We will start after prelims result are out.

https://t.me/joinchat/Zel1PNiqNtMwMzg1

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Which mains test series is better? Vision IAS or Forum? Please help..
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@rahulgandhi Vision is better


rahulgandhi,
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Which mains test series is better? Vision IAS or Forum? Please help..

My friend who got selected this year can't stop praising mgp. While the other friend who took vision doesn't share the same feeling for vision. 

rahulgandhi,KingSlayer23
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@leftfaithinmyself indeed very very very very helpful
Especially for gs3
U can join


EiChan,
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@rahulgandhi even 0.1%doubt u can go with mgp


rahulgandhi,
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Which mains test series is better? Vision IAS or Forum? Please help..

Forum is much better. Have been a student of year long MGP programme - apart from checking and answers given,  mentor support is something which is very good here.

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rahulgandhi,
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Which mains test series is better? Vision IAS or Forum? Please help..

Forum is much better. Have been a student of year long MGP programme - apart from checking and answers given,  mentor support is something which is very good here.

I second this. Although, I haven't been a part of Vision.

rahulgandhi,sjerngal
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Thanks all of you guys.. seems mgp is the winner here. I have heard that vision has good quality questions and answers but lacks proper checking and feedback. Is it true?

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What about insights? How is their mains test series?
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How is Dipin Sir current affairs program? I am planning to join the mains current affairs program that will start on 22nd October

I joined last year

classes were good

but didn’t complete on time


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How is Raus answer writing program? any other better ones? ya alltogether different strategy of peer evaluation. how are you guys going about it?
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@Imomf Don’t join at all. Waste of money. Last year I joined for my mains.


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@kohliwag oh what problem did u face? Could u explain please


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@Imomf No proper evaluation, No proper questions, No personal mentorship. Model answers are ok and also timely evaluation is appreciable. Nevertheless, the questions are not in par with upsc. I suggest you to choose other options.


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