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[ Official ] How was the Prelims 2021 paper?

How was the paper guys ? 

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yrajsaid

In this question 1st and 2nd statements aren't contradictory? First says passing on mitochondrial disease from parent(could be either mother or father) can be prevented. 

2nd says mitochondrial disease entirely from mother.  

Not asking from any argumentative  perspective. Just want to understand it !

Both the options are correct. 

I asked it in context of this article: 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/fathers-can-pass-mitochondrial-dna-to-children-65165/amp

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I asked it in context of this article: 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/fathers-can-pass-mitochondrial-dna-to-children-65165/amp

I think the article itself has a disclaimer. And even if it was the case, it will only be taken up as an exception.  

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@Udit_pathak Totally agree with this

I was thinking abt Nemo movie for the jellyfish Qn and a random observance of lemon grass as an ingredient in some mosquito repellent 

Random funda helps sometimes in quiz competitions , something of that sort happened ofc some blind guesses (eg in Cricket qn ) will offset any gains made but still felt like attempting slumdog millionaire crorepati questions


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Repeating - Well, that escalated quickly.

I think I should check in for PTSD.
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Can anyone suggest me any good movie (I mean motivational one?
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RaGasaid

Koi engineer bata do pressure cooker ka answer. Does area of hole in lid affect temp inside?

Atmospheric pressure influences the boiling point of water. When atmospheric pressure increases, the boiling point of water becomes higher that is it becomes nearly 120 deg Celsius from 100 deg Celsius.

So ↑ flame temp means more steam formation which means pressure ↑ inside cooker which ↑ Boiling point of water result in faster cooking of food so 2nd statement correct.

Area of hole in  lid does not play any direct role at all , it is ACTUALLY opening and closing of hole which helps in maintain the desired pressure by removing excess steam generated in pressure cooker,  which is done by pressure regulator which we call Sitti/whistle. There is another hole in lid which is just a  safety valve.  

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@LetsGetThisBread Agree with you. You were consistently giving 10-12 hours of study on YPT app.
Even I agree that nothing more could have been done in this paper regarding preparation part.
How can one say that it was lack of hardwork or knowledge gap which made people fall in this paper.


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@DM 
Ford Vs Ferrari, October Sky, Gladiator


DM,
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DMsaid

Can anyone suggest me any good movie (I mean motivational one?

Forrest gump.

DM,Bubba_gump
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Are coaching CSAT Keys reliable? Have attempted very less and unsure about the Comprehension bit. Staying positive and preparing for Mains seems too big a task.

They r bs,more so when it comes to CSAT.just wait for the result

there used to be a guy called@Aurang_mirasudar last year who compiled all RC comprehensions accurately (saying this based on the word-to-word articles he compiled it from). Apparently, they were taken from Indian express and other newspaper articles. So if anyone wants to get closure reg RC then start searching the internet with the phrases. 

PS: On a lighter note, this exercise must be done while sitting as your balls of steel might make you even more tired.

Best wishes to everyone here.

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@Celeborn Cannot agree more with you.
You worked very hard.


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@bhuvanamalar1015412 i think it's not available on YouTube


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मित्रगण
Csat ki answer key de dijiye agar ho toh 
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DMsaid

Can anyone suggest me any good movie (I mean motivational one?

S&T, ENV:- Interstellar, Martian ,The Theory of Everything.

Security Issues :- Saving Private Ryan .

Economy:- Margin Call.

Disaster Mgmt:- The Impossible 2012 .

History/diplomacy:- Bridge of Spies .



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In this question 1st and 2nd statements aren't contradictory? First says passing on mitochondrial disease from parent(could be either mother or father) can be prevented. 

2nd says mitochondrial disease entirely from mother.  

Not asking from any argumentative  perspective. Just want to understand it !

If i remember correctly this is a CA material of two years back, there's this theory of all mitocho information being passed down and has no changes to it as it comes solely from mothers side. father gives only sperm while mothers have the egg that contain nutrients and stuff. this also has mitochondria. So option c both, dont go the tickmaster way here or complicate it to level two, stay on level 1 here. 

Edit: saw the article: common working: "paternal mtDNA is eliminated immediately following fertilization. "

anomaly: due to mutation, guy responsible to eliminate father wala contribution is not working. 

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I feel sorry for the people who do not learn from their mistakes. If there is one thing worse than coaching institutes, it has to multi level marketing. It is the greatest scam ever not only for those spend money for materials, test series and what not, but also for those who download this for free somewhere and think they are gaining something. Tomorrow you will see institutes post an analysis about how their notes has helped aspirants. They way they try to link their articles and compilations to the question paper will make newbies watch those videos/text in awe. Veterans would know that these people are scam artists. UPSC tries it level best to make you understand this year after year. Whatever tips and strategies become famous and they will counter it. Ignore statements with words like "only, no other, always" and you will come out in flying colours or so goes the popular wisdom. It was all over the YouTube last week, I kid you not. What did you see in the exam? No sentences, sentences with these words which are correct. I know exactly why Dronavapa as a word was there in 2020. And true to form, they asked Mitakshara and Dayabhaga this time. In Lakshmikant the 1919 act mentions only sikhs, Indian Christians, Anglo Indians and Europeans. I am not going to give a full explanation of that, it is for you to put the jigsaw puzzle together. UPSC hates guides. Your Lakshmikanth's and Ramesh Singh's are just that. Anything with the title "For Civil Services" is infinitely worse than academic book in the current scenario. The examiner wants you to be well read. You can't really read Chetan Bagat and call your self a reader, right? Another famous "attend many questions especially if you eliminate two options". Doesn't work from 2020 onwards. Here is the deal, nobody is supposed to prepare without a job. Those who prepare should prepare as if the exam is in 10 days for a whole year. NCERT is useful but now, going beyond NCERT is in fashion. UPSC wants you to attend as little questions as possible. Both in GS and CSAT. You cannot cram the whole of internet for one year. Heck, Global Ocean Commission is defunct. Coaching compilations do more harm than good and UPSC wants you to ignore these questions. They want you to attend 60 questions with 95% accuracy. Imagine the level you have to be in. As for CSAT, at one point they made it qualifying to " make it fair for the rural aspirants". Yeah, all the rural folks are capable of those passages and as for math, they have to be good, they are all simultaneously preparing for GATE and CAT from rural area, right? (Rhetorical sarcasm). It is done. This government wants you to serve India differently, by earning money and paying your income tax. If you get in, good for you. Others, please give up or make this IAS game one of your hobbies. I did it a while back and extremely happy now. I may clear this time, but that is not the
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not the point*
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DMsaid

Can anyone suggest me any good movie (I mean motivational one?

If you really wanna let go this dejected  feeling of capricious  preliminary exam then watch Good Will Hunting. I'm sure it will placate you to some extent.

DM,Admgenalanezh
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Getting around (87-93), will be difficult to face my father tomorrow. Need to stay strong, this too shall pass.

I know it is. At times I myself find this feeling quite overwhelming 

But don't let any kind of guilt surround you. Be brave and blunt. Whatever it be, it is the result of your honest work.

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