[ Official ] How was the Prelims 2021 paper? - ForumIAS

[ Official ] How was the Prelims 2021 paper?

How was the paper guys ? 

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Caesarsaid

Caesarsaid

Cutoff 90-95 ??

90 is very likely. Paper was tough and conventional tricks/intelligent guesses/logic were hard to apply. This was coupled by factual ques, random gk & tough csat. Anyone getting 80+ is good to start with mains. Going by precedence, result might be out by month end or Nov start.

Sorry to the guy/girl who said no paper reviews :p

Also, not many high scorers this time, which was the case last year(elimination worked pretty well last year for some). So, Ifos cut off might also not be so high.

But there are fewer vacancies this time. So that'd probably drive up the cut off a little too.

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Hoping to clear prelims with 102 +/- 5 marks... I had  a pretty goood csat paper as welll.. 
I am shivering.. I hope the answer keys that I checked are not wrong... 


That’s really great to hear! I hope you make it :)

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What should be the plan for next year after this prelims? Do you people any suggest any additions to basic books, newspaper + 1 monthly compilation and lots of revision for pre? 

+ mental preparedness to deal unpredictability 

Conquer,
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I am doomed :)
Aurora,Masked_marvel
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@JohnWick3 just focus on standard basic books, if u see the paper with calm mind ~ 40-45 questions were basic, nothing new. The other questions were to make u jump from your seat, some were simply not possible to know even from compilation or newspaper. 
I guess the paper strategy since last year should be to not get basic questions wrong under any circumstances, rest of it if u net it then well and good.


Aurora,EiChanand4 otherslike this
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Getting 35-40 marks less than last year 
Aurora,EiChanand2 otherslike this
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@JohnWick3 Though I have ruined my paper but still I would say if one look at BIG PICTURE, one might agree with me, there is no need to change in basic material and reference texts. One newspaper, one monthly compilation (not annually, I never used PT365 annual compilation and 30 to 40 mock paper is quite sufficient. Yes, they aren't asking current affairs limited to one year time frame.


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@Conquer I think they are asking anything random in the name of current affairs. 


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@Caesar 80plus ....isn't it too low ?


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@Conquer I think they are asking anything random in the name of current affairs. 


True however that randomness cannot be targeted so there is no point in chasing such random themes. I remember UPSC once asked question on GI Tag and every institution started giving list of GI Tag which is huge liability from student' perspective. Similarly last year UPSC asked agriculture based questions and this time market was flooded with agriculture content. So focus should  be on basic materials + newspaper + 1 magazine .



Every year the topic list for aspirants keep on increasing. 

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From next year, we will have sports section in pt 365, so much more to cram 😕
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Well, that escalated quickly.
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Jammusaid

From next year, we will have sports section in pt 365, so much more to cram 😕

Ha ha I feel they will name in Personalities in news to cover such random awards, sports etc

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@sjerngal  any csat key source?

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@Caesar 80plus ....isn't it too low ?


Bhai 80+ based on coaching keys, which would invariably get some ques wrong. (+)(-)10 marks from coaching keys do happen many times

D503,GaryVee
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@sjerngal  any csat key source?

I don't think CSAT keys will be released anytime soon. 
Plus I dont even trust them .. LAst year as per the unofficial keys, I was scoring 78 in csat, but in actual paper i got 102... 
So I dont really think which keys are good for csat.

EiChan,
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Hoping to clear prelims with 102 +/- 5 marks... I had  a pretty goood csat paper as welll.. 
I am shivering.. I hope the answer keys that I checked are not wrong... 


Which answer keys did you refer ?

IAS baba, clear ias and byju's 

(byju's keys are very wrong. they have got very obvious questions also wrong.. refer to it as per your own discretion).

I am just waiting for forum to release their key now to see if the deal is sealed or not. 

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Baaki SAB to theek hai (मतलब सह लेंगे)

पर ये कुछ "चंचल तत्व" , अब अगले साल.... पेपर से 15 दिन पहले हल्ला मचाएंगे कि देखो commom sense से कैसे करते है। बर्दाश्त के बाहर होगा वो 😂😂😂😂😂

Bhakkkkk

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I thought u checked csat answers with some key ,my mistake

As far as csat is concerned ,I'm now pushed to endangered category 

I used to linger around Near Threatened-Least concern


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Maja nahi aaya yaar! :/

Not in a mood to mood to match keys today. 

Idk, I am just very exhausted after both the papers.

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