[Results] Prelims 2020 Over - Gearing for 2021 - ForumIAS

[Results] Prelims 2020 Over - Gearing for 2021

Because of the corona virus issue? If it does not happen then worst affected will be people whose interview is stuck, around 600-700 such people I think are yet to appear for their interview.


@neyawn sir and others, what is your take?

This is the official Thread for discussion of Prelims Postponement, Please do not create new threads for the same.

jack_Sparrow,curious_kidand137 otherslike this
4.2m views

13.7k comments

@captainamerica sahi keh rahe ho yaar yeh toh icmr ne socha hi nai hoga .....ab kya hoga??


2.8k views
Guys our testing has been way too low as per population size till this moment ie 2lac tests till now and around 20000 per day in a country of 1.3 billion where as in usa 15 lac tests in a population of30 crore.I am a doctor guys and believe me yesterday the patients tested positive in my hospital were asymptomatic.So you can judge the magnitude of problem.

What you are saying is logical. So the real question stays the same. Can we have normalcy by May 31st? Will people be allowed to assembly in large groups to write exams? Construction Activity is being resumed from April 20th, and so is other sectors. But education is not currently in the exit list of the government.

3.1k views

@captainamerica  If you are a working doctor in some hospital, you would be better aware of the ground level situation than most of us here.

Doctors in the Govt, whom I know are saying that out of 200 people who come to get testing done, they hardly take 1 patient for testing - that too, when he is on brink of collapse.  

3.1k views

Yes, yes. Testing rate is abysmally low and a test and result takes more than couple of days. I have been in a constant touch with a doctor working in tier 3 district and she said no of tests conducted are less than 50 there. Thankfully, none of the case has yet been positive there. This led to something like negative feedback where they stopped testing from 14th or 13th, so no new test after that.


I feel there are two aspects to the question here..

1. Can UPSC conduct examination on 31st?

2. Should UPSC conduct examination on 31st ?


,and137 otherslike this
2.8k views

I don't get this "that's how UPSC works, that's how UPSC has been" shit!

Never in our lives we came across such a deadly pandemic.. there are many things which happened for the first time in the history of independent India just because of this corona virus! UPSC is just another institution!! It's not about postponing an exam it's about our lives, our parent's lives!

Why are we in this lockdown if it's not contagious?? Why can't we go even for stroll out of our houses! Some of us are living in extreme isolation.. many of us must have gone through mental breakdown at some point of time during this period! This is a very unusual situation we are dealing with!

How on this planet we can assume that this disease will disappear completely in may or june or july for that matters! How can we say that UPSC is a Godlike institution and it can do whatever it feels even in these circumstances! 

Will we really be willing to take the risk of going out in different cities even for the sake of traveling after 3r of may?

It is an unprecedented time, and it does require unprecedented measures! Lockdown is just one of them!! 

In my humble opinion, No exam should be conducted till the recovery of atleast 90-95% of the patients or zero cases for consecutive 15-21 days, whichever is earlier! 

UPSC CSE recruits people who can optimize in all kind of social situations  as they are equipped with necessary knowledge of almost all aspects affecting a common man's life. Though, they aren't specialised in any one field but knowing basics of everything really puts them in a better position than anyone who is specialised in a limited field. I don't mean that the UPSC CSE recruits are doing better than what Doctors, Scientists etc. are doing in their field, rather, I want to point out that Doctors, Scientists etc. have a limited field. 

On today's date, UPSC recruited people are RBI governor, National Security Advisor, Minister of MEA etc. Though that's not what UPSC recruited them for and definitely they are not specialised for that and the reason for their recruitment can be political too but since they are equipped with basics strongly, they are running the organization well if not taking their organization to glory. Also, the recruited ones (DM, JS, DCP etc.) are doing their mandated task efficiently and innovatively. If any academician criticizes their organization then most of the times it's not their individual capability he/she is doubting rather the organization's capability which is guided by political motives of a political head. 

Since, UPSC CSE is conducted by UPSC, I just want to say, don't take UPSC as an organisation for granted. It is different and unique and important too, not because many people aspire to get recruited through it and enjoy priviliges (SSC CGL exam is taken by more people, there are people who have left 2 crore annual package to join it (prem prakash)) but because the ones who get recruited by it are highly relevant for society in all runs. Personal feeling, society respects what is important to them and human race collectively automatically (naturally) and not by a way of choice. 

If there was no UPSC, such a thing would have been done by thought of society (individual, community) and it would have been respected equally. UPSC is just an institutionalised version of that thought.

I respect Teachers, Doctors, Scientists etc. for their contribution to humanity and it definitely is larger. :) 

goldberry,
2.9k views
@Neyawn fact of matter is many people who are coming are asymptomatic and especially young people.And there could be many like them who are there in open and maybe spreading like pizza delivery guy of delhi and tablighi jamaatis,due to ignorance or what ever they are worsening the situation.So ideally the construction activities should not have been allowed to resume and lockdown should be strict as in USA or Italy.But here political reasons and media vultures who are preying and overzealous wabt to create this war like situation into a showroom and masala movie


Gargi__,
2.9k views

They need to conduct exam only for 1 day. Can they check temp at institution, segregate those whose temp is not normal.. take cues from South korea, which could conduct elections... 

wild imagination

2.9k views
@Nikita  because there is a dichotomy between what minister is saying and what the circular mentions.... the verbosity with which sir is circumambulating is funny, looks like even he is not sure whether it will be postponed or not ...anyways the circular makes it clear that UPSC is not very much keen on extending the dates. if travel restrictions are to be eased then 31 is very much possible. (imho)
Casablanca,
2.8k views
@Nikita  because there is a dichotomy between what minister is saying and what the circular mentions.... the verbosity with which sir is circumambulating is funny, looks like even he is not sure whether it will be postponed or not ...anyways the circular makes it clear that UPSC is not very much keen on extending the dates. if travel restrictions are to be eased then 31 is very much possible. (imho)

So technically, what he said was a "Nes" or "Yo" ?

Casablanca,sanemonkand1 otherslike this
3.1k views

Nikitasaid

POSTPONED

https://blog.forumias.com/prelims-2020-likely-to-be-postponed-new-dates-to-be-announced-on-may-3/


Why so much dichotomy between Forumias andForumias blog!

You are an old member. The community is made of everyone, who can express themselves. I strongly feel we should be in Prelims mode till May 3 . Then use that time for Mains, which we get extra. 


Ajnabee12,Casablancaand6 otherslike this
3.1k views

Post-reading all the debates/discussions mentioned above and noticing the number of views that this thread have till now, I would like to do a survey kinda thing just for fun-purpose. 

The survey is:-

Do you want the Prelims 2020 to be postponed or do you want it to be held on time? 

If you want it to be postponed, then ‘Upvote’ this post. If you want it to be held on time, reply to this post saying “I”.

I will start this fun based survey by myself. 

Darvey78,Gargi__and6 otherslike this
3k views
@TheNotorious Rather than upvoting..here is a little google form. Purely out of curiosity.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2gs9A9rxbIKUCboQ6FxYeXew48pLgmXUGo2OHqAhPEsOhXA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Do you want Prelims to be postponed
? Click and Vote.


2.9k views

By upvoting or replying here, all the responses can be viewed by others here at this site only rather than going to any other third party source.

2.9k views
@TheNotorious Not going very far though.
Here is the response sheet. Enjoy.


TheNotorious,
2.9k views
@walterwhit3 never mind and thanks!


4k views

maja aa gaya bhai!!! itna psychological stress to army requirement stage mein bhi nai hota hoga.

This is why despite so much thorns we still want to pluck the rose of Lbsnaa .

The preparation journey is full of thrill, uncertainty and jhatkas :-) 


3.9k views

With chances of preliminary being postponed, Will the time gap between pre and mains will be same or will it be reduced?

3.9k views

With chances of preliminary being postponed, Will the time gap between pre and mains will be same or will it be reduced?

It may reduce depending on the situation

3.9k views