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[official][prelims 2024] How was prelims result? In or out?

Hello all..

Pls share your score what u r getting in pre 2024..

On this basis we can get cut off..

@root cn u pinnthis thread so that we cn get better estimate of cut off..

Previous poll is very confusing.. everyone has marked attempting 90-95 questions..

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Hey everyone, seeing ki kisi ne abhi tak result ka kuch significant comment nahi kiya let me kick things off. I’m not clearing, this was my last attempt. Most people here might not remember me (or my bread puns) but I have been a longtime member of Forum and have been keeping a low profile for the past two attempts. I had sincerely hoped that this attempt would be “the attempt”, especially given that I have many friends who are in service already. I had hoped that it wouldn’t be much longer before I had the coveted three letters before my name as well. But if anything, I have learnt equanimity from giving this exam. I know will never have “another attempt, another mains, another fact sheet to memorise” but that’s just life. It’s neither bad, nor good, it just is. Life just goes on (a cruel thought to some and perhaps a comfort to others). So for me too life will go on, however this is a chapter I shall lay to rest.

To those who are still giving their attempts and are still in this exam process, hang in there. This exam will eat away from you, if you let it. It is your responsibility to yourself to not let it become anything more that what it is, an exam. Many people will try to convince you otherwise (particularly coachings) but it isn’t. At the end of the day it is another exam for another government job, which comes with its fair share of good and bad days, just like any other government job. I say this because as I currently type this message I’m sitting in a small village in Karnataka which has zero network but the most stunning views. Some of the most deprived tribal learners but also the most inane school politics that revolve around “kis teacher ko kaunsa staffroom mila”. So keep your head up and never let this exam limit you, in terms of how you view yourself, or how you view success.


Before I sign off, I have a lot of good people to thank, those who have stood by me and my seemingly endless journey. Firstly, my parents who have been subject to the process without any complaints and much choice. We do not realise it but our parents suffer as much if not more. My friends outside the UPSC circle who have been patient with my eccentric schedule and my lame excuses for not being able to meet (unke liye missing a hangout to attempt a test is quite lame- as it should be :p). My friends in the UPSC circle, my fellow comrades forged out of shared pains and joys @sstarrr @Steph_Curry @Rashmirathi @HeNeArKr @AzadHindFauz @Celeborn @Infinitybeyondinfinity @Jammu @KingSlayer23 and other veterans who have moved on to other wonderful things. As well as to the wonderful teachers who have helped me get as far as I got. I am yet to meet a teacher with the kind of insane work ethic that Dipin sir possesses. Most of all, thanks to Forum, for helping me find a space of my own, my friends, but more importantly for helping me fall in love with the prep journey all over again when i was feeling untethered and adrift. 

It’s not quite the sign-off I was expecting, but for one last time, let’s get this bread!

mightyraju,DMand64 otherslike this
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Hey everyone, seeing ki kisi ne abhi tak result ka kuch significant comment nahi kiya let me kick things off. I’m not clearing, this was my last attempt. Most people here might not remember me (or my bread puns) but I have been a longtime member of Forum and have been keeping a low profile for the past two attempts. I had sincerely hoped that this attempt would be “the attempt”, especially given that I have many friends who are in service already. I had hoped that it wouldn’t be much longer before I had the coveted three letters before my name as well. But if anything, I have learnt equanimity from giving this exam. I know will never have “another attempt, another mains, another fact sheet to memorise” but that’s just life. It’s neither bad, nor good, it just is. Life just goes on (a cruel thought to some and perhaps a comfort to others). So for me too life will go on, however this is a chapter I shall lay to rest.

To those who are still giving their attempts and are still in this exam process, hang in there. This exam will eat away from you, if you let it. It is your responsibility to yourself to not let it become anything more that what it is, an exam. Many people will try to convince you otherwise (particularly coachings) but it isn’t. At the end of the day it is another exam for another government job, which comes with its fair share of good and bad days, just like any other government job. I say this because as I currently type this message I’m sitting in a small village in Karnataka which has zero network but the most stunning views. Some of the most deprived tribal learners but also the most inane school politics that revolve around “kis teacher ko kaunsa staffroom mila”. So keep your head up and never let this exam limit you, in terms of how you view yourself, or how you view success.


Before I sign off, I have a lot of good people to thank, those who have stood by me and my seemingly endless journey. Firstly, my parents who have been subject to the process without any complaints and much choice. We do not realise it but our parents suffer as much if not more. My friends outside the UPSC circle who have been patient with my eccentric schedule and my lame excuses for not being able to meet (unke liye missing a hangout to attempt a test is quite lame- as it should be :p). My friends in the UPSC circle, my fellow comrades forged out of shared pains and joys @sstarrr @Steph_Curry @Rashmirathi @HeNeArKr @AzadHindFauz @Celeborn @Infinitybeyondinfinity @Jammu @KingSlayer23 and other veterans who have moved on to other wonderful things. As well as to the wonderful teachers who have helped me get as far as I got. I am yet to meet a teacher with the kind of insane work ethic that Dipin sir possesses. Most of all, thanks to Forum, for helping me find a space of my own, my friends, but more importantly for helping me fall in love with the prep journey all over again when i was feeling untethered and adrift. 

It’s not quite the sign-off I was expecting, but for one last time, let’s get this bread!

we had a good run, didn't we?  :)

It is a sign-off from me as well, time to explore new avenues, and who knows we might still find a way to contribute positively to society. 

@Steph_Curry @Celeborn @necromancer interview prep with you guys will remain my fondest memory in these 6 years. Damn, it was good!

Until next time :)


DM,CRISPRCas9and17 otherslike this
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In for my 5th Attempt and 3rd Mains. (I was scoring 100 in P1 and 90 in P2 by the Forum answer key). 

I will call myself "lucky enough" to clear this Prelims as today I saw many candidates with the same scoring range to be in or out of the list which includes some of my friends. I am shocked, to say the least, because I have been on that side. I know precisely how it feels to fail Prelims. I just hope this process was a little less cruel and a little less opaque. 

This process has been mentally taxing for me which is why I couldn't sleep for two days before Prelims. I wrote both the papers in that 45-46 degrees hot exam hall in Delhi. I was severely dehydrated during my first paper. Still I kept my cool and just implemented my strategy. I did not deviate a bit. So yes, I was nervous about not getting in this time because the paper was seemingly easier than Pre 2023 and people were predicting that cutoff will be high. I started for Mains prep just a day after I reached home on 18th anyhow.  

Seeing my roll number in the list was a small psychological victory for me. Those who know me precisely know what this meant for me. But not seeing some of my friends too in the list gives me immense pain. I was preparing for Mains 2024 along with them. I know one should think about themselves in this exam but seeing your friends sad because of this one cruel exam is unbearable. But yes it's not the time to get emotional and I know we need to get back to work. 

To those who qualified, congratulations. This is just the beginning. The real battle is yet to start. For those couldn't, I precisely know how that feels. I just hope you guys clear it next time, my best wishes are with you. I don't think I am competent enough to comment on people who have exhausted their attempts. I just wish you the best and I hope you make it big in your life.  

Rest assured, I will try my best to implement my Mains strategy (Working on it consistently since I gave Mains 2023) and hopefully get out of this cycle. It has been nearly 6.5 yrs since I started this prep (by self-study) and I just hope that my strategy for this exam works out this time. 

All the best to everyone! :) 


DM,GaneshGaitondeand15 otherslike this
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Hey everyone, seeing ki kisi ne abhi tak result ka kuch significant comment nahi kiya let me kick things off. I’m not clearing, this was my last attempt. Most people here might not remember me (or my bread puns) but I have been a longtime member of Forum and have been keeping a low profile for the past two attempts. I had sincerely hoped that this attempt would be “the attempt”, especially given that I have many friends who are in service already. I had hoped that it wouldn’t be much longer before I had the coveted three letters before my name as well. But if anything, I have learnt equanimity from giving this exam. I know will never have “another attempt, another mains, another fact sheet to memorise” but that’s just life. It’s neither bad, nor good, it just is. Life just goes on (a cruel thought to some and perhaps a comfort to others). So for me too life will go on, however this is a chapter I shall lay to rest.

To those who are still giving their attempts and are still in this exam process, hang in there. This exam will eat away from you, if you let it. It is your responsibility to yourself to not let it become anything more that what it is, an exam. Many people will try to convince you otherwise (particularly coachings) but it isn’t. At the end of the day it is another exam for another government job, which comes with its fair share of good and bad days, just like any other government job. I say this because as I currently type this message I’m sitting in a small village in Karnataka which has zero network but the most stunning views. Some of the most deprived tribal learners but also the most inane school politics that revolve around “kis teacher ko kaunsa staffroom mila”. So keep your head up and never let this exam limit you, in terms of how you view yourself, or how you view success.


Before I sign off, I have a lot of good people to thank, those who have stood by me and my seemingly endless journey. Firstly, my parents who have been subject to the process without any complaints and much choice. We do not realise it but our parents suffer as much if not more. My friends outside the UPSC circle who have been patient with my eccentric schedule and my lame excuses for not being able to meet (unke liye missing a hangout to attempt a test is quite lame- as it should be :p). My friends in the UPSC circle, my fellow comrades forged out of shared pains and joys @sstarrr @Steph_Curry @Rashmirathi @HeNeArKr @AzadHindFauz @Celeborn @Infinitybeyondinfinity @Jammu @KingSlayer23 and other veterans who have moved on to other wonderful things. As well as to the wonderful teachers who have helped me get as far as I got. I am yet to meet a teacher with the kind of insane work ethic that Dipin sir possesses. Most of all, thanks to Forum, for helping me find a space of my own, my friends, but more importantly for helping me fall in love with the prep journey all over again when i was feeling untethered and adrift. 

It’s not quite the sign-off I was expecting, but for one last time, let’s get this bread!

Dear Bread!!


I have known you for the past 3 years now. I have always admired your resilience and 'laughing in the face of adversity' waala attitude and will always do. You are among my first friends at Forum and our bond will stay forever. That's for sure.


I don't know what to say except for the fact that this exam, while significant, does not define our worth or the incredible potential we possess. Our efforts have not been in vain; the knowledge and skills we've gained along the way will always remain with us. Life often has a way of guiding us towards paths we never imagined but which ultimately lead to very fulfilling and rewarding destinations. This result is just a new chapter waiting to unfold for you.



You have inspired me and so many others in ways you don't even know. 


Thank you for everything! The screenshot below is from my notes (from sometime in 2021).












With warmest regards and love! 

Steph Curry (Utkarsh)

DM,CRISPRCas9and14 otherslike this
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In for the 2024 Mains :)

Checked only with Insights, was scoring 116. 


The only contentment right now is being able to check all the boxes that an aspirant needs to check for prelims. However, real monster called Mains awaits us all !


Again, I am utterly pained by some of the finest people being eliminated by a very uncertain stage. There is nothing that we can say to console the stalwarts who have been eliminated. All I can say is: I carry the highest respect for you all for giving your best. 


For me, you all are successful for you and me both are aware about the intellectual and emotional growth that you carry within you. The rest of the world will take a little time to appreciate that but we as aspirants know what metal you all are made of and the value you can deliver ! 


You are successful because #Taiyaari_hi_jeet_hai and I am sure you left no stone unturned in the Taiyaari you did. Lots of love and respect for you all ! Wishing you good health and excellence for future endeavours :)


sonder,Haryanaand13 otherslike this
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@Haryana Congratulations and all the best buddy! I used to compare SFG ranks from yours,@Incoming 's and@Rashmirathi 'sas you guys were active on forum.


haha, i feel kaafi validated, although i'm out this year, but really grateful to this amazingly competitive and hardworking community.
All the best@Haryana (your sfg scores are a testament of your hardwork, mains phod do)

For everyone who missed the cutoff, always remember - for every 19th Nov there is a 29th June ;) 

Haryana,EIGHT_J_8and11 otherslike this
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@JaiBabaKiIf you are truly getting this much, avoid opening this thread, as it could cost you 1-2 marks in the mains each time you open this thread.
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Hey everyone, seeing ki kisi ne abhi tak result ka kuch significant comment nahi kiya let me kick things off. I’m not clearing, this was my last attempt. Most people here might not remember me (or my bread puns) but I have been a longtime member of Forum and have been keeping a low profile for the past two attempts. I had sincerely hoped that this attempt would be “the attempt”, especially given that I have many friends who are in service already. I had hoped that it wouldn’t be much longer before I had the coveted three letters before my name as well. But if anything, I have learnt equanimity from giving this exam. I know will never have “another attempt, another mains, another fact sheet to memorise” but that’s just life. It’s neither bad, nor good, it just is. Life just goes on (a cruel thought to some and perhaps a comfort to others). So for me too life will go on, however this is a chapter I shall lay to rest.

To those who are still giving their attempts and are still in this exam process, hang in there. This exam will eat away from you, if you let it. It is your responsibility to yourself to not let it become anything more that what it is, an exam. Many people will try to convince you otherwise (particularly coachings) but it isn’t. At the end of the day it is another exam for another government job, which comes with its fair share of good and bad days, just like any other government job. I say this because as I currently type this message I’m sitting in a small village in Karnataka which has zero network but the most stunning views. Some of the most deprived tribal learners but also the most inane school politics that revolve around “kis teacher ko kaunsa staffroom mila”. So keep your head up and never let this exam limit you, in terms of how you view yourself, or how you view success.


Before I sign off, I have a lot of good people to thank, those who have stood by me and my seemingly endless journey. Firstly, my parents who have been subject to the process without any complaints and much choice. We do not realise it but our parents suffer as much if not more. My friends outside the UPSC circle who have been patient with my eccentric schedule and my lame excuses for not being able to meet (unke liye missing a hangout to attempt a test is quite lame- as it should be :p). My friends in the UPSC circle, my fellow comrades forged out of shared pains and joys @sstarrr @Steph_Curry @Rashmirathi @HeNeArKr @AzadHindFauz @Celeborn @Infinitybeyondinfinity @Jammu @KingSlayer23 and other veterans who have moved on to other wonderful things. As well as to the wonderful teachers who have helped me get as far as I got. I am yet to meet a teacher with the kind of insane work ethic that Dipin sir possesses. Most of all, thanks to Forum, for helping me find a space of my own, my friends, but more importantly for helping me fall in love with the prep journey all over again when i was feeling untethered and adrift. 

It’s not quite the sign-off I was expecting, but for one last time, let’s get this bread!

Bread, I don't know where to start from and what to say. You should just know this bread, you are one of a kind person who I have met in this UPSC journey and I would be forever grateful for that. You are strong and you have this amazing attitude which helps you deal with whatever comes your way. I remember when I didn't see my name in the list this time, I knew I had to talk to you, you have become that person for me.  You have helped me in immense ways that you don't even know. So, thanks for being there for me. 

I have been with you since the last 2-3 years, I know what you have gone through , how you have dealt with all the issues that came your way and what all you did. You did the best you could do and you could have not done anything better. Now this result, which doesn't define you or the capability you possess, is a way forward to do amazing stuff in life. I am sure you would be doing great in your life. And you will always have me their as a sister for you whatever be the circumstances. Bas itna hi.  Come soon and meet me :) 

@KingSlayer23 Bro, I have also known you since my 2022 mains, I know what kind of a person you are and what efforts you have made. I wish you the best for your upcoming endeavours. I know you will be doing great things :) 

To all, this was my 4th attempt and I didn't clear. No complaints, no regrets. 

Jo log mains de rhe hai fodd do, ache se dena. Good luck :)

DM,sonderand8 otherslike this
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Congrats to all who made it and remember “The trail will test you ,force you to move beyond the pain,the fear,the failure,until you become one with process itself.”(credits-The witcher ) But you must keep moving for these next 80 days 


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we had a good run, didn't we?  :)

It is a sign-off from me as well, time to explore new avenues, and who knows we might still find a way to contribute positively to society. 

@Steph_Curry @Celeborn @necromancer interview prep with you guys will remain my fondest memory in these 6 years. Damn, it was good!

Until next time :)

We did have a great run.

 I only have this photo for you to see. You'll get the idea.




This is a frustrated Kobe Bryant venting on Facebook on the night he suffered a season (and potentially career) ending achilles tear at the age of 35!! Almost everyone counted him out but he came back from that. And played 3 more seasons!! 



This man knew no quit, and so do you!!<3 




DM,sonderand7 otherslike this
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Hey everyone, seeing ki kisi ne abhi tak result ka kuch significant comment nahi kiya let me kick things off. I’m not clearing, this was my last attempt. Most people here might not remember me (or my bread puns) but I have been a longtime member of Forum and have been keeping a low profile for the past two attempts. I had sincerely hoped that this attempt would be “the attempt”, especially given that I have many friends who are in service already. I had hoped that it wouldn’t be much longer before I had the coveted three letters before my name as well. But if anything, I have learnt equanimity from giving this exam. I know will never have “another attempt, another mains, another fact sheet to memorise” but that’s just life. It’s neither bad, nor good, it just is. Life just goes on (a cruel thought to some and perhaps a comfort to others). So for me too life will go on, however this is a chapter I shall lay to rest.

To those who are still giving their attempts and are still in this exam process, hang in there. This exam will eat away from you, if you let it. It is your responsibility to yourself to not let it become anything more that what it is, an exam. Many people will try to convince you otherwise (particularly coachings) but it isn’t. At the end of the day it is another exam for another government job, which comes with its fair share of good and bad days, just like any other government job. I say this because as I currently type this message I’m sitting in a small village in Karnataka which has zero network but the most stunning views. Some of the most deprived tribal learners but also the most inane school politics that revolve around “kis teacher ko kaunsa staffroom mila”. So keep your head up and never let this exam limit you, in terms of how you view yourself, or how you view success.


Before I sign off, I have a lot of good people to thank, those who have stood by me and my seemingly endless journey. Firstly, my parents who have been subject to the process without any complaints and much choice. We do not realise it but our parents suffer as much if not more. My friends outside the UPSC circle who have been patient with my eccentric schedule and my lame excuses for not being able to meet (unke liye missing a hangout to attempt a test is quite lame- as it should be :p). My friends in the UPSC circle, my fellow comrades forged out of shared pains and joys @sstarrr @Steph_Curry @Rashmirathi @HeNeArKr @AzadHindFauz @Celeborn @Infinitybeyondinfinity @Jammu @KingSlayer23 and other veterans who have moved on to other wonderful things. As well as to the wonderful teachers who have helped me get as far as I got. I am yet to meet a teacher with the kind of insane work ethic that Dipin sir possesses. Most of all, thanks to Forum, for helping me find a space of my own, my friends, but more importantly for helping me fall in love with the prep journey all over again when i was feeling untethered and adrift. 

It’s not quite the sign-off I was expecting, but for one last time, let’s get this bread!

you have inspired a lot of people on this forum including me!!!!  all the best DP.

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seesatsaid

Vision se 90 aa rhe hain Insights 92 forum 92 vajiram 94..........fir lg rha hai fass gya paper 😔

Nahi fasega! Prepare for Mains. 


I am no knight. Do not call me Sir

Archand,ThePrinceand2 otherslike this
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@Neyawn Wrote my first mains last year 
I hope to write mains this year too. Had taken AWFG the previous year.

 Would be taking MGP after the results.
Can you help with some specific pointers regarding ethics and essay especially? 
 

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@Haryana Congratulations and all the best buddy! I used to compare SFG ranks from yours,@Incoming 's and@Rashmirathi 'sas you guys were active on forum.


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@seesat This is my last attempt and I will be free after Forest Mains. Get in touch with me after November and I think I shall be able to help. I guess just like some people have figured out mains hacks, I have developed some intuitive sense about prelims (5/5 Forest pre). So I will be glad if this could be of someone's help. But I will be busy till November. So I can only help you after that.


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Neyawn,Nike
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hi, i have mismarked a bubble in my roll number in the omr, feeling a little bit anxious, they took an undertaking from me on the exam center, if anyone has any idea please help.

You reported it to the center persons and they took an undertaking from you?


If that's the case, you are most likely to be safe.


I am no knight. Do not call me Sir

DM,MaxAdmirer
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With so many answer keys being released, the convert IAS predictor is considering about 12 keys currently. The marks of many are now varying in range of 6-16 marks. 

On analysing the questions, the keys vary in about 13 questions (😳) !! Even if we take only top 3-4 institutes into consideration, the variation in keys are in 4-6 questions ! Which can create difference of about 2- 16 marks. 

Therefore I am of the opinion that such variation will bring about 80% of those who will get selected from general category in the doubtful zone of 85-95. Even those getting 100, will have score as per some institute in this range. 

Thus I believe, considering the variations, that even someone scoring 80 can get through and even someone scoring 95-98 needs to be mentally prepared. 

Please at least finish a GS/Ethics paper meanwhile, so that you dont fall in the doubtful zone again after mains. 

All the very best 😊


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