Mains 2021 Result declared - In or Out? - ForumIAS

Mains 2021 Result declared - In or Out?

So Mains 2021 has begun. Essay Paper is here

1. https://blog.forumias.com/upsc-ias-mains-2021-essay-question-paper/


2. GS Paper 1 : https://blog.forumias.com/download-upsc-ias-mains-2021-gs-1-question-paper

3. GS Paper 2 : https://blog.forumias.com/download-upsc-ias-mains-2021-gs-2-question-paper 






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How was your paper? How did you approach the paper?

root,Neyawnand25 otherslike this
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RaGasaid

Ab to mumbai me bhi kadake ki thand ho rahi hai🙄😬

I’m sorry …did you use Mumbai and thand in same sentence? 


Per Aspera 

Ad Astra

Tetsuko,Villanelleand4 otherslike this
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RaGasaid

Ab to mumbai me bhi kadake ki thand ho rahi hai🙄😬

I’m sorry …did you use Mumbai and thand in same sentence? 

Mumbai m kadake ki bas humidity padti h

EiChan,Villanelleand6 otherslike this
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Jabse Essay ka paper hua hai tabse hi Sun nahi nikla Delhi-NCR mei toh, bahut thand hai yahan...itti thand...uddi baba...raat mei 8 degree ho jata hai Noida ka temperature, shivering ho jaati hai babu-shonaa ko🌨️🌨️🤧🤧

Yha jaipur m bas barf girna baki reh gya bhai.

Tetsuko,
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I felt the answer booklet dimensions in mains much less than what test series booklets provide ?

I have given limited test series ,so it could be just me but did anyone else feel the space crunch issue particularly for 10m ?

chamomile,plmokn25688524and2 otherslike this
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EiChan,Antineutrinoand5 otherslike this
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Jabse Essay ka paper hua hai tabse hi Sun nahi nikla Delhi-NCR mei toh, bahut thand hai yahan...itti thand...uddi baba...raat mei 8 degree ho jata hai Noida ka temperature, shivering ho jaati hai babu-shonaa ko🌨️🌨️🤧🤧

Yha jaipur m bas barf girna baki reh gya bhai.

Bhai Baraf bheju kya? Naam main hi baraf hai

Tetsuko,Duryodhanand4 otherslike this
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@D503 agree with you

The interdisciplinary kind of questions also demanded adding multiple dimensions and hence space crunch I guess


D503,Villanelleand2 otherslike this
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Jabse Essay ka paper hua hai tabse hi Sun nahi nikla Delhi-NCR mei toh, bahut thand hai yahan...itti thand...uddi baba...raat mei 8 degree ho jata hai Noida ka temperature, shivering ho jaati hai babu-shonaa ko🌨️🌨️🤧🤧

Yha jaipur m bas barf girna baki reh gya bhai.

Bhai Baraf bheju kya? Naam main hi baraf hai

Ab garmiyon m bhejna 😂 . Tab zaroorat padegi.

Tetsuko,Villanelleand4 otherslike this
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@KingSlayer23 Dunno where in Mumbai you stay but the place where I stay, it's been quite cold, 12° in the morning is as thand by all means I guess


KingSlayer23,ARisingSunand1 otherslike this
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RaGasaid

@KingSlayer23 Dunno where in Mumbai you stay but the place where I stay, it's been quite cold, 12° in the morning is as thand by all means I guess


I’m from delhi :P I was just messing 


Per Aspera 

Ad Astra

Neyawn,sjerngal
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I felt the answer booklet dimensions in mains much less than what test series booklets provide ?

I have given limited test series ,so it could be just me but did anyone else feel the space crunch issue particularly for 10m ?

Na bhai. Upsc m coaching se jyada hi space hota h

EiChan,keephustlingand3 otherslike this
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I felt the answer booklet dimensions in mains much less than what test series booklets provide ?

I have given limited test series ,so it could be just me but did anyone else feel the space crunch issue particularly for 10m ?

I find the opposite.

Usually we write tests on pages which are 'shrink to fit'. The horizontal width of writing area in such pages is thus lower than the official page. Forum ke test booklets ko if you print in 'Actual size', the width is almost same as in the actual UPSC sheet. Match it with the sample booklet and see for yourself.

Also, please write tests on pages which have same horizontal writing area as UPSC's. It'll help in understanding which diagrams can be fitted and how to utilise the space. Small thing but I feel it's extremely important!!

Spock,tarun17and2 otherslike this
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Hello to all.

I have been a beneficiary of this beautiful community, yet I have never been an active participant.

When I left my job in Dec 2018, I promised myself 2 attempts. Was fortunate to write mains in my 1st attempt. Gave myself a leeway of 3 attempts after I couldn’t clear prelims in 2nd attempt due to multiple reasons including severe post Covid symptoms. Now I have experience of 3 prelims, 2 mains and no interviews. I was not expecting anything from my 1st mains in 2019, as I was unprepared. But this time I was prepared to the best level.

Analysing my 2nd mains - I am fairly satisfied with my GS and Essay papers. Was able to attempt all within time, with average and good content. During 1st mains, writing 15 questions within 3 hrs was a challenge for me, this time, I completed the papers. This was due to extensive answer writing practice, both pre prelims and post prelims (Was part of MGP Cohort 4 and AWFG). Was fairly able to cover whole syllabus of GS due to notes prepared before prelims.

The only thing that has reduced my chances is my optional. Despite having notes compiled, solved PYQs, and multiple revisions, I could not ensure a good attempt (as per my expectations). Probably because science optional require much more revisions and applications. Learnt it the hard way. Will rectify it in my next attempt.

Have not lost all the hope, yet I do not want to keep all the eggs in just one basket. I had planned to get back to a full time job, irrespective of how my mains go in 2021 attempt. So here I am, after a full 10 days break of binge, travel and socialization, starting to look for a job. Also, after 3 years of full time preparation, I now understand that giving full time to UPSCfrom this point onwardsis not worth it. With multiple revisions already done, I think giving future attempts will be possible with a full time job (People with such experience can share their take on this). I have realized the importance of last month struggle at both prelims and mains stage.

I have written this to express my gratitude to all the members here.

Especially@Neyawn- I met you after my prelims, and your suggestions helped me prepare better.

@PurplesunbirdInteracting with you, helped me remain calmwith respect to optional. Thanks brother, and all the best for state pcs.

@Jammu@LetsGetThisBread@Celeborn@Steph_Curry- ypt group and constant 'wake-up' notifications helped me increase my efficiency on a daily basis.Thanks friends.

@PureheartThanks for collaborating with me on essay preparation, your insights were really helpful.

Neyawn,Duryodhanand30 otherslike this
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@GOT8 bro.. i was also in cohort 12 and you generally scored pretty well. i hope same happens with you in mains:)))...just wanted to know how was ur optional marks in 1st attempt without test series??was it as per /above/below ur expectation?. and how much you got?? if posible kindly reply


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@chikuiasbano optional - Sociology

my score was 123 in P1 (expected 140 here)

124 in P2 (expected 110 here)


w/o a single test... directly wrote in UPSC in 1st mains

keephustling,tarun17
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@GOT8 nice bhai 🙂...w/o test, 247 is great score as highest was around 284 I guess... 

Accha did you attempt all questions in last year gs and optional and if missed some how many marks you left overall in mains? 


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@chikuiasbano attempted all... in all GS + optional 

Yes 284 was highest (2nd Rank) - --  138 P1 + 146 P2

Urs socio? 


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@GOT8 I could not attempt 65 marks overall 


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@chikuiasbano is bar kaisa rha... 

hows the score last time? 


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