Mains 2021 Result declared - In or Out? - ForumIAS

Mains 2021 Result declared - In or Out?

5 down.. 2 more to go.. (4 actually)... 

Not going to comment on how the paper went till 16th evening... I'm just glad that half of the process is over.. 

Just a matter of few days now.. Relax for some time if you want...give rest to your hands.. But dont waste time in these 5 days.. Optional can make or break ur chance in getting that interview call.. 

P. S: Koi meal ni di upsc ne toh.

Also, It was raining cats and dogs whole day yesterday.. I even got fever  because of the sardiii... and couldn't revise much last night.. I'm just glad that the fever ended last night itself. 


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I have a doubt for the language paper. 

In the hindi passage, the questions that follow are of 12 marks each.. How much do we have to elaborate in that? 12 marks seem a lot, but the model solutions that I am going through have hardly written more than three sentences.. 

This is my first mains so I am clueless. 

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Delhi vaalon, any suggestions how to let off steam? Some relatively less known places to visit, good places to eat, anything!

Please go to Ama CAfe... Ive been there more than 20 times in less than a year... 
It is not a less known place though... Very popular...

Lodhi Garden is also a good place to soak in some winter sun.. Quite well maintained atleast when I had gone there 2 years ago..

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Mains over and less than 5 months left for the next prelims. Waah re life! :/

Prelims or not, I will take at least 15 days off. Haven't taken any time off for the past 2.5 years, barring medical emergencies. Both physical and mental health have taken a decent toll. This can't go on like this. :/

Your body and mind deserve this break.. 
You've earned it  !!

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Mains over and less than 5 months left for the next prelims. Waah re life! :/

Manhoos batein karte ho XD

Ab to aadat si hai mujhko, aise jeene ki! *cries in UPSC* :D

Meanwhile@sjerngal 

Create meme

Bro, what's  the context? Didn;t get it . !

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Is telegram currently down?

haan vohi mei soch ri thi !!!

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Is telegram currently down?

Mujhe lga it’s my network and apne Wi-Fi ko kaafi kosa 😅

Same here.. 

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And anyone with anthropology optional ? How and what did u interpret "mind" in chromosomal aberrations? e

I didn't attempt this.. But.. You had to mention mental disability and how it mentally impacts the family of the patient and alll... 

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@sjerngal I short mind had a social aspect attached to it na ? Not just the  biological Interpretation of mind as intellect ?

Yeah, i would have mentioned that.. imapct on society as a whole..
I try to link topics.. 
Anyway  didnt attempt this one.. 

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@AureliusM I mentioned foucaults work on biopower and idea of gender  in intsex part ... plus how negative euphenics is used to abort featus with turner and other syndrome ... is it acceptable? :( 


very good

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People who use Anki, can you please help me getting started. Any video/ article that can help?

watch ali abdaal

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Watch Secret Life of Walter Mitty everyone, plssss. 

Or monsoon wedding! 

No other movies can be so uplifting. 

Nope

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Anduinsaid

Web series suggestions please

Aranyak on Netflix.. The one with raveena tandon


Dont confuse it with arya (the one with sushmita sen) 

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RaGasaid

I wanna ask u guys regarding exam condition this time around... My centre was in mumbai and in my room about 24 candidates were there, of them about 4-5 had constant cough. On the last day it was quite funny as most of them were coughing which seemed co ordinated. 

Anyways, since after the day of exam I fell ill and with symptoms mostly similar to omicron i dint get tested assuming I was in a hotspot and likely to contract it. Been confined to bed with no breathing difficulty but fever and body ache. Is anyone out there in a similar situation?

yeah.. same here.. 102 + degree fever... no cough no cold...
It is covid ... my parents had also got tested.. 


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Some People are saying that winning bilateral series is nothing in comparison to winning a trophy.. 
In the same breath some people compare this with upsc and say that scoring good in mocks is not good if you dont clear prelims.. 

Here is where the argument is flawed.. 
In our own UPSC journey we see veterans giving their sweat and blood to clear this exams.. some reach the semifinals(mains), some reach the finals(interview)... and we often see people not getting their name even once in the list..
And just like that their 6 attempts are over.. 

It does not mean that these candidates did not give their best or were arrogant or didnt deserve.. 
Sometimes it is just not meant to be..

I believe we Indians as a society are so fixated with WINNING that we never ever appreciate the process.. Today, we will curse Kohli for not making India win a single championship, but in this process we miss out so many things.. 
I really really feel sorry for people who think that Kohli has not let younger talents come up and flourish... Siraj is one of the biggest examples.. Two years ago you might have laughed at that guy, but today you realize his importance in the bowling unit... 

A wise man once said, captaincy is not just about winning or losing a championship.. it is beyond what happens in the field for those 20/50/90 odd overs.... it is what you bring to the table in the dressing room.. in the nets.. and even beyond that.. 

Every captain had something or the other to contribute to Indian cricket team.. And I believe Kohli has played a decent enough part... 



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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 ??

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If I am not wrong "The hand that rocks the cradle" was an essay topic in some previous paper as well.. I don't remember the year..
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If I am not wrong "The hand that rocks the cradle" was an essay topic in some previous paper as well.. I don't remember the year..

2005 


Funny how they have combined both the essay topics of 2005 into one essay topic in 2021...

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Mujhe laga koi aisa hi qsn hai didn't know ye koi concept bhi hota hai. So wrote about family planning, sexual hygiene, adolescent education and related scheme. And why this is better option than coercive policies that distort demography


It is interesting to see how tum logo ke dimaag me itne saare points aa gaye... These points look decent enough to me..

If I remember clearly... I just drew a map(or maybe not) highlighting  TFR as per NFHS-5...that's it. 

*Cries in silence*

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D503said

D503said

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Mujhe laga koi aisa hi qsn hai didn't know ye koi concept bhi hota hai. So wrote about family planning, sexual hygiene, adolescent education and related scheme. And why this is better option than coercive policies that distort demography


It is interesting to see how tum logo ke dimaag me itne saare points aa gaye... These points look decent enough to me..

If I remember clearly... I just drew a map(or maybe not) highlighting  TFR as per NFHS-5...that's it. 

*Cries in silence*

Ek qsn se kuch nhi hota ji. Sab changa si. Aapko nhi pta me volcano wale qsn me ek nya volcano invent kar aaya Mt vesapi naam ka Indonesia me. Ghar ke aake dhyan aaya Merapi or Vesauvius ka baccha bna diya mene


I just marked the countries jidhar volcanic eruptions hua tha.. Did not remember any names.. 
was so confused ki Mt. Etna Italy me hai ya JApan mei.. ... Lol !!! 

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@Philip_Marlowe hua h erupt
btw does anyoe feel that in many questions of gs2, the content was simply too less? not just for usvs india rights question but for many others aswell. yet somehow had to open points on the same main point only


I agree 100 %.. I was going through PYQs day before yesterday (for state psc).. UPSC has a weird habit of asking those questions for 15 markers, which can be answered in just  a page.. 
*Sighs*.... 

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It’s not just the NATO issue, Putin’s speech from a few days back calling collapse of USSR as the greatest catastrophe of 20th century, and claiming Ukraine…now how is that any less irredentist than China? 

Niceee... Today I learnt a new word ... :) 

P.S: No sarcasm intended.. Idhar mahol already garam hai.. Socha disclaimer de du..

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@AureliusM ukraine has its borders sorted isnt it? is the border demarcation really the issue here? 


Ukraine will have to declare that Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk are no more a part of Ukraine, because as of today Russian troops are inside it with a declaration of War. 

Interesting !

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in anthro, has anyone written NK bose question. 

it specifically asked on tribal i think

I attempted this.. I knew only half of it..
It was sort of related to a research paper I guess.. I have skimmed through it few days before exam.. so I wrote as much as I remember.. I dont expect to get more than 3-4 marks in that... 

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in anthro, has anyone written NK bose question. 

it specifically asked on tribal i think

I attempted this.. I knew only half of it..
It was sort of related to a research paper I guess.. I have skimmed through it few days before exam.. so I wrote as much as I remember.. I dont expect to get more than 3-4 marks in that... 

I had attempted this. Since it was specific to tribe content got reduced.

Intro: kha se masters or phd kiya

Influence:

Books: Hindu methods of tribal absorption:  detail

              Tribal life in india: detail     

Ek aur book tha by name geographical background krke.

Fir content khatm ho gya. Toh wapas generic baatein.

Conclusion: did good work....


Yeah.. ive done sort of the same thing !

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@sjerngal Itne marks mil jaate hain half - written answer main ?? History main toh yeh sab nahin hota , full written answer par 3-4 jaroor mil sakte hain


This was my first mains.. I'm having the optimism bias.. I really dont know how much they would give for that answer.. 

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@sjerngal if you have writte hmta, then you can get more
i wrote 4 things including hmta, but they were unrelated to tribals
study of calcutta city , use of culture area to understand sacred sites ad 1 more.
hmta was later compared to roy burman

i thought of attempting sc roy. but then there too only a specific thing is asked. one had to write on mores and traditions only.
the other question of sc roy part were equally if not more specific
but in nk bose, other two were fairly easy. PRI and tribals and education
didnt write a lot on nk bose dont think its needed

how was neolithic question. did you attempt it?


I attempted the neolithic question.. I had read about it.. Knew it very well.. 
Drew a map..
Mentioned about tools/material culture etc. etc..
I read read this topic from Ember and Ember so I wrote site specific points...
In the end also mentioned about 2-3 theories behind neolithic revolution (hoping to get some brownie points)

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Second attempt.. First mains.. 

In with Anthropology optional.. 

Can't thank enough to members of this beautiful community.... 

Grateful :) 

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