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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@GOT8 this was my first mains actually so isi baar 65 marks nahi kar paya overall. 
Baki it went okay okay type  being first mains I don't have previous experience to gauge my performance. So unable to measure my performance properly. 


Pam123,tarun17and1 otherslike this
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GOT8said

@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

Bhai ji while analysing marks after paper how many marks you gave yourself in 10 marker and 20 marker? if you attempted good and what if you attempted it as average.. I am facing issue in calculating my marks

tarun17,
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@krishna96 if attempted good then 5 or 6/10 & 10 to 11/20 and if avg then 3.5-4/10 and 7-8/20


plmokn25688524,krishna96and1 otherslike this
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satorsaid

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.

It's mutual. Though I still feel I could've connected even more wrt optional because I didn't give optional its due weightage. And that's where I lacked in my mains preparation too. Yes, we have our learnings of science optional. What does it actually demands. Should surely improve next time! 

Best of luck for your job! :) 

plmokn25688524,satorand4 otherslike this
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GOT8said

@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

Bhai ji while analysing marks after paper how many marks you gave yourself in 10 marker and 20 marker? if you attempted good and what if you attempted it as average.. I am facing issue in calculating my marks

It is difficult to calculate marks. In some questions u might b expecting gud or poor marks bt in reality it might be just reverse. Best is to see whether ur overall performance is average, above or below it.

If u hv completed all questions within time limit with average content (just addressed question with less data or committee) = average performance (expect around 90).

Time crunch in 4-5 questions like attempting 3 ten markers in last 10 minutes= below average

Good time management+ quality content= above average (expect above 100)

*this is just my personal observation

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@GOT8 Thankyou bhai ji


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@zombieland Thankyou bhai ji


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What's the minimum,avg and maximum marks in ethics case studies? 

Would be helpful if ppl with test series experience can provide some evaluation metrics

plmokn25688524,BelieveIT
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@Neyawn so what’s with the interview prep registration mail that we got yesterday? What kind of program it’s gonna be like? 


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nerdslayer,
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@Neyawn so what’s with the interview prep registration mail that we got yesterday? What kind of program it’s gonna be like? 

So, i didn't get any mail..
Should I feel offended ??

Anduin,Celebornand4 otherslike this
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@KingSlayer23 it is a kind of survey isn't it? It says it's not related to interview guidance program. Anyways, whatever it be, thodi help is always welcome.


KingSlayer23,
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@Neyawn so what’s with the interview prep registration mail that we got yesterday? What kind of program it’s gonna be like? 

So, i didn't get any mail..
Should I feel offended ??

Maybe check your spam folder :P


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sjerngal,
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RaGasaid

@KingSlayer23 it is a kind of survey isn't it? It says it's not related to interview guidance program. Anyways, whatever it be, thodi help is always welcome.


Yeah i mean it mentioned some one on one or group discussions …so i wanted to know more about it


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Hi, how was your GS1 paper? I personally felt 2020 paper was easier and straightforward and 2021 was much trickier
plmokn25688524,Akkku
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So I was reading about the ongoing protests in UP and Bihar around the railways recruitment and I saw that about 1.25 crore applications were sent to RRB! 1.25 crore! Now we all know the benefits of privatisation of railways and the current regime’s plan to have some form of privatisation in near future in this sector but the question is that in the light of unemployment scenario in country is it even a wise or timely decision? What do you all think? 

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plmokn25688524,Apu_n_42
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@Neyawn so what’s with the interview prep registration mail that we got yesterday? What kind of program it’s gonna be like? 

So, i didn't get any mail..
Should I feel offended ??

Maybe check your spam folder :P

Mere toh spam folder m bhi nhi h 😶

plmokn25688524,KingSlayer23and1 otherslike this
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@Neyawn so what’s with the interview prep registration mail that we got yesterday? What kind of program it’s gonna be like? 

So, i didn't get any mail..
Should I feel offended ??

Maybe check your spam folder :P

Mere toh spam folder m bhi nhi h 😶

Ye toh Bruhh moment hai 


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