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Mains 2024 Discussion Thread - Sources, Notes, Classes and What Not

Dear All, this thread I am starting for Mains 2024 discussions. Please share good resources for preparation!

Let's do this!

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Question: What are the NITI Aayog resources to be referred for GS-3? It seems like the 3 Year Action Agenda and Strategy for New India @75 documents are 'outdated' per their title. Or are they still relevant? What resources to get Mains ready for Economics? I have already used Mains 365 of last 2 years and Nitin Singhania. Thanks in advance.
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Answer to the Pen Debate



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What are other good sources for polity for mains as many toppers have suggested that Lakshmikant is not enough?
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Gimssssaid

What are other good sources for polity for mains as many toppers have suggested that Lakshmikant is not enough?

Do 2 years awfg and mgp solutions. They will preety much cover everything without getting too bulky.


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Posting this here also since no one replied :p  I had some doubt regarding using Dipin Sir's current affairs handouts . How do you make notes efficiently ? Can you guys share your opinion?  I find space in the handout very less and overall the page gets too crowded.

a) self-written/ running notes along class

b) write on handout itself

c) Online note-making using pen / typing

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Posting this here also since no one replied :p  I had some doubt regarding using Dipin Sir's current affairs handouts . How do you make notes efficiently ? Can you guys share your opinion?  I find space in the handout very less and overall the page gets too crowded.

a) self-written/ running notes along class

b) write on handout itself

c) Online note-making using pen / typing

Sharing a sample of a consolidated 1-page note


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@DM  Thank you ! 😊 This seems feasible 


DM,
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@Neyawn can this be said for all the 4 papers ? (2years awfg + mgp)


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@Neyawn Thankyou Sir!


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@Neyawn can this be said for all the 4 papers ? (2years awfg + mgp)


especially for ethics u will be sorted out.


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Can you pls suggest how to evaluate answers written for PYQs@Neyawn sir or others

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@Neyawn where can we get awfg if not enrolled into the course?


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Good evening 
I don't know to put it in words but I'm failing constantly in prelims 2022,23,24 all three attempts I have failed I don't know what is going wrong with me I'm doing good in mocks revising basic books attempting pyqs but still not able to clear prelims now everything feels like darkness please guide me sir !
Thank you 
Hope someone will help  
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1. Talk to some mentor in-person. Get some one-on-one guidance, from someone who has cleared (preferably many times), who knows you, and is sympathetic/non-judgemental. keep the mentor in loop for one attempt by keeping in touch. Online forums/topper-videos may not be as helpful at this point. .

2. Introspect on previous attempts : weak topics/subjects, do source analysis of questions...where they are coming from....try to make changes....invest in weakest and important subjects and topics. .... Also introspect if u had hurried through some topics and mugged them up just to clear prelims without understanding them conceptually i.e. if u took any unwholsome shortcuts. That can be an irritant especially in subjects like geography , science-tech etc. Compare your strongest areas with your weakest and introspect why does a topic feel strong and other feels weak.

3. You also need to know the competition broadly...everyone in strong in : polity, modern, science-tech, etc....bcos of close overlap in sources and questions asked....and most people are weak in : environment, agriculture, economic geography, some parts of economy, sometimes in ancient-medival etc....you cannot keep working just on strong areas.


3. Sometimes solving other exam questions like ghatnachakra books can also help. You can use them selectively for weak topics as they give you good command on facts.
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@DM Sir, I want to cover static portion of GS1 through reverse learning from PYQs and Test Series !
So should i do last 2 years SFG + this year MGP or last 2 years MGP + this year SFG kindly help in most optimal one


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DMsaid

@Neyawn can this be said for all the 4 papers ? (2years awfg + mgp)


especially for ethics u will be sorted out.

Sir, I want to cover static portion of GS1 through reverse learning from PYQs and Test Series !
So should i do last 2 years SFG + this year MGP or last 2 years MGP + this year SFG kindly help in most optimal one

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It's a long video 1 Hour 21 min video, but it will answer all of your questions.

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