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PSIR - Strategy, resources & discussion

Hi peeps. Let’s do this!

1. Previous papers from 2009 (both papers are in the same PDF):here

2. Topic-wise PYQs: here 

3. Look for PDFs of books here: b-ok.cchttp://libgen.rs/archive.org

4. Model answers from SR:here 

5. OnlyIAS notes, if you need extra matter for a few topics:here 

6. SR notes, typed:politicsforindia.com

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Hey. There are 6 books in the original notes I got from the website. The handwriting is legible enough, but there are mistakes in spelling. Can you post a link to the ones you found online? So that I can compare with the original ones I have and tell you if there's any difference. 

Muffin,
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@whatonly I found this unboxing video on YouTube.
They are claiming to be selling 2019 notes. But when I contacted Shubhra Ranjan team regarding the postal notes they said they are dispatching 2018 notes. So I a bit confused here..


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Also@whatonly , I was wondering how good is the OnlyIAS notes. It looked kinda comprehensive when I glanced through them (also its typed!) . I assume you completed the syllabus. Do you think its a good replacement for SR notes?

Muffin,
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@whatonly I found this unboxing video on YouTube.
They are claiming to be selling 2019 notes. But when I contacted Shubhra Ranjan team regarding the postal notes they said they are dispatching 2018 notes. So I a bit confused here..


I had bought her postal notes in Jan 2019. They were not the ones shown in video. Later in 2020 i joined her test series, she herself had uploaded a few(not for all topics) revised notes on her drive link....the ones shown in this video are same as them. And as@whatonly says, they do have spelling errors....both the postal one and the one she uploaded on drive.

Mostly the photocopy notes available at xerox shops are same as the ones they (SR's coaching)send by post. If you want an error free copy, you should try contacting someone who attended her classroom course and made notes himself/herself(as suggested by few toppers).

Having said that, even the notes with all the spelling errors are pretty understandable... and when supplemented a little with a few standard books(for certain topics), they do provide comprehensive coverage of syllabus.

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@mindflayer I got them in late 2019 and they were the same as the ones shown in that video. Maybe when you are ordering you can ask the shop people to send you a picture and confirm. 

I found the OnlyIAS notes very late, so I haven't gone through them entirely. Just small parts here and there. It seems risky to rely on them entirely though unless you know someone who can attest to how complete they are. I would suggest use them to add value after doing SR + other books if you feel the need to. As@Muffin said, even with the spelling errors, it is possible to cover the syllabus well with the notes and reference material.

All the best :)


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@Muffin @whatonly Thank you! This is super helpful! 

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naviiin,Bihar_se_hai
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Hey guys. Posting this here because I posted so many things here and I am worried someone might take it too seriously :/

I have done quite poorly in PSIR. 119+129=248. I am shocked - expected to do so much better. Was saved by other papers. 

So just a disclaimer to take everything I've posted here with several generous pinches of salt 😅

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https://t.me/nikiunitedFor PSIR you guys can try Nikhil sir from Insights he is pretty good,  his test series is also good along with classes , he is honest and prompt with his feed back and also updates PSIR realted updates on this group 

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western pol thought.pdfwestern pol thought.pdfAnd this is his sample notes for western pol

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crikeymate,
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western pol thought.pdfwestern pol thought.pdfAnd this is his sample notes for western pol

Good stuff. Where to find the rest?

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How did the optional performed this year?
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D503said

So how are you guys proceeding with psir this time around given the low  score during past 2 years.

Are you aware of the highest score this year ? Please share if you know

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Tina1997,
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Hey guys. Posting this here because I posted so many things here and I am worried someone might take it too seriously :/

I have done quite poorly in PSIR. 119+129=248. I am shocked - expected to do so much better. Was saved by other papers. 

So just a disclaimer to take everything I've posted here with several generous pinches of salt 😅

 This is Ayush Gupta (AIR 98, CSE2020) talking about PSIR, he scored 289 this time around.@whatonly His CSE2019 PSIR scores are eerily similar to your current scores. I am not sure who you are (except I know that you are a co-Hyderabadi :p ) and if you are going for another attempt or not. If you are planning for another one, this video might be of some help! If you are not, then just ignore :p 

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Really looking for people to join the group for evaluating each other's PSIR answers in the coming days. Feel free to join.

https://t.me/joinchat/t-vpRvSi9hRkNzNl

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Want to create a group of people  for evaluating each other's PSIR answers in the coming days for Mains 2021. Feel free to join:

https://t.me/joinchat/t-vpRvSi9hRkNzNl

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