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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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@Jammu so you are saying it’s worth investing at Level up? Over other institutions eg Shubhra Ma’am etc? 


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Guys please help out, I'm scoring borderline in Prelims 2022 and have to start for Mains 2022, was confused between Shubhra Ranjan and GS Score. SR is quite expensive though, and I had Pol Science as my bachelors so subject understanding is not an issue. Ideally want a test series which makes me complete the syllabus on time and givestimely evaluation. Any help will be greatly appreciated

Jammu,MM
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Guys please help out, I'm scoring borderline in Prelims 2022 and have to start for Mains 2022, was confused between Shubhra Ranjan and GS Score. SR is quite expensive though, and I had Pol Science as my bachelors so subject understanding is not an issue. Ideally want a test series which makes me complete the syllabus on time and givestimely evaluation. Any help will be greatly appreciated

SR evaluation is not great tbh. So I would not put much store into the marks they give. I haven’t tried GS score but i have heard evaluation is not timely (this is hearsay and may not be true) as the exam gets closer. But their evaluation is supposedly better

Jammu,
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@LetsGetThisBread  what about Level Up and Tejal Ma'am?


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Is SR Ma'am evaluation still decent enough? 
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MMsaid

@Jammu so you are saying it’s worth investing at Level up? Over other institutions eg Shubhra Ma’am etc? 


If it is first mains, join any popular TS.

If it is second, join any popular TS + seek mentorship from Tejal mam or anyone else. I’m unaware about Levelup.

MM,
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@LetsGetThisBread Oh no, I'm confused now :/
GS score gives me more number of tests at lesser price so I guess I might go for that only then, because model answers anyway would be more or less similar (I think)

Thanks for helping out! 

LetsGetThisBread,
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I scored poorly in Optional Paper1(101marks) and I feel there is huge scope for improvement in my  marks @AzadHindFauz @CSLWARRIOR @Pam123 How did you guys approach Paper 1 and can you tell what worked for you?

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Guys please help out, I'm scoring borderline in Prelims 2022 and have to start for Mains 2022, was confused between Shubhra Ranjan and GS Score. SR is quite expensive though, and I had Pol Science as my bachelors so subject understanding is not an issue. Ideally want a test series which makes me complete the syllabus on time and givestimely evaluation. Any help will be greatly appreciated

SR evaluation is not great tbh. So I would not put much store into the marks they give. I haven’t tried GS score but i have heard evaluation is not timely (this is hearsay and may not be true) as the exam gets closer. But their evaluation is supposedly better

I agree with this. Last year I had joined GS Score Test Series and managed to write only two papers from Paper II. The evaluation was good, however it was so late by the time I got my evaluated papers that I could hardly make any change in strategy. This was in fact very demotivating because I knew I lacked in certain aspects but I didnt have much time to make changes

About SR, I have heard that the evaluation is not good. However ma'am discusses each test paper for close to 6hrs and it is very useful

This year I am planning to join TS by Nikhil Gowda Sir (from InsightsIAS) - does anyone have any review for this?

MM,
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@Spock Same I was also considering Insights PSIR test series. But it seems new so I have no clue regarding their evaluation punctuality or quality of checking 


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I scored poorly in Optional Paper1(101marks) and I feel there is huge scope for improvement in my  marks @AzadHindFauz @CSLWARRIOR @Pam123 How did you guys approach Paper 1 and can you tell what worked for you?

For me SR ma'am' notes worked really well(143+145). Attended crash course and revised notes many times. My suggestion is to stick to one source. Shared my notes on TG(@vikasruhela221)..u may have a look.

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@CSLWARRIOR Thanks for the help. Did u make short notes for psir and do u recommend it?


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@CSLWARRIOR Thanks for the help. Did u make short notes for psir and do u recommend it?


Haan bhai short notes banaye.

ash1sh0,Prisonmike
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@CSLWARRIOR Hi sir, if possible, can you please share your PSIR approach (after mains).
(esp how to incorporate/manage test series and crash course together)

Thanks

HeNeArKr,ThePrince
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@CSLWARRIOR Hi sir, if possible, can you please share your PSIR approach (after mains).
(esp how to incorporate/manage test series and crash course together)

Thanks

Yeah, that would be really helpful. 

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@CSLWARRIOR Hi sir, if possible, can you please share your PSIR approach (after mains).
(esp how to incorporate/manage test series and crash course together)

Thanks

I tried to complete the PSIR syllabus in first month after the pre. And completed first 4 test papers.

The crash course has its own pace and is not sequential like syllabus. So made notes from the lectures. 

ash1sh0,
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@CSLWARRIOR Thanks :)


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Anyone selling onlyias or SR test series ?

Jai Shree Ram !


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Anyone selling :-
1. Shankar or Forum ias test series
2. only ias or SR test series ?
3. Any Essay/Ethics test series

Jai Shree Ram !


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I need some help in PSIR. Feels as if I have not yet learnt writing language of the subject. And was adequately punished in marks assigned.

Also Is some strict checking being pursued in PSIR ? Found one analysis in which average marks was in mid 260s

JohnButlerTrain,Ratintherace
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