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[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?

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@rishi258 hi there. Was in a similar position myself a year back. Joined in private sector. Now in this one year I got good work experience and the most important part I regained some personal confidence. I am not sure how it's going to help me in upsc but the job helped me personally a lot. I suggest take a job and work parallel. Many advantages are there. 


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@Howz_the_josh Gold medals in cllg theoretical subjects and repated ques,snt ths comparing apples with oranges??


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Hello....I am new to the community...though I have been preparing for a while....I am looking for sincere group of 2-3 people to study for 2021...please pm if interested .( My optional is geography)
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Anyone with zoology optional giving mains this year. Please PM if interested in helping each other.
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Not cleared prelims 

Advice me should I join a test series for mains 

And when should for prelims I should join 

You should prepare notes for static topics of mains. Notes for keywords given in the syllabus. All of them. Test series I don't thinks is really necessary. 


Prelims test series you can join though. Probably start around end Jan or Feb start. I got 81 last time and this time I was getting 114.5 from vision key. Don't know how much I actually ended up getting, but I cleared pre. I have been reading the comments and despite what most of the people here would have you believe, the trick to prelims is still the same. Stick to your sources(source should be comprehensive) and those monthly or yearly compilations for CA. And revise so many times that even looking at it a day before prelims just makes you want to throw it away. And then revise once more. Pay attention to the word 'not' and its contexts in the compilations. 

@AureliusM Hey!  How to make notes for every word in the static GS syllabus with only 2 months remaining? I need your guidance in this as I am very scared of mains. Please help out.

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@Katsumoto Bhai SEBI ka from bhar skte ho 31st October tak...new syllabus h so sb ek level pe h...Aur RBI grade B bhi aayega jldi...aur kch krna h to RRB PO ka bhi form bhar skte ho abhi...


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@amrendra_13oct24358 contact me at aannkit24@gmail.com


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I am selling iasbaba 2021 Integrated learning program (ILP) with 60+ PT tests + (free mains and interview guidance ) valid till 2023 . New batch just started. Selling due to personal reasons. Please contact at gurugudchelachini@gmail.com
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rafaelsaid

2013-- without preparing 1st attempt scored 35 in GS1 

2016-- 2nd attempt scored 113 in GS1

2017-- 3rd attempt scored 122 in GS1 (714 in fir mains)

2019-- 4th attempt 86in GS1


2020-- didn't clear prelims(was getting 87-95) from different keys.. 

Cracked CSAT everytime..

UPSC is now luck based exam, knowledge is the only one component of the paper. This uncertainty killing the future of so many candidate..

Purpose of sharing this post is only one

" jo Maine is journey mein jhela vo unknowingly koi or na jhele"

Now some of the mahatmas will pin that I was not enjoying the journey this is the reason why I have not cleared, this is the only one side of candidate, life has multifarious dimensions, and there are so many ups and downs on personal front  which are'nt required to be shared on public platform. My motive to tell the aspirants pls secure yourself first and then jump to the wilderness of UPSC. It's lottery precisely 2018onwards. 


 


The same journey since 2014, 3 mains and an interview. And then came 2018- kind of unsettling ! I was like, take a break! Recollect things. Dug out everything , read paper ritually every day, even when driving to work my car had rstv discussions playing instead of tracks (now I laugh at myself), had cervical problems but gave in everything - every detail, but at the end of the day, it was about sheer bloody luck! Candidates have been silent about this pathetic scheme of prelims which was an interim measure since the change was introduced, there are gyaanis clearing prelims of late and blabbering ways to clear it and asking people to blame themselves instead of this fallacious , outdated exam process to select decision makers who can't comprehend, can't do basic numbers, but are good with *intelligent* guesswork!

imagine kind of effort we give..  if csat was included we wld have mastered aptitude and any other exam wld have been so easy to clear . 

Not just that. You are required to crunch numbers in various services, you are required to read 100s of pages of report and extract the crux and put that on notesheets. If aptitude doesn't count ,surely there is something seriously wrong with this medieval selection process 

Darvey78,
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This was my 5th attempt. I flunked this year. I am an IITian. Friends told me prepare for RBI SEBI more technical things which hv certainty., dont go for uncertain arts. I did not listen. I pursued. Wanted to solve crime and see people get justice.  Ah!! my idealism. Bloody Crime Patrol.  And here I am after 5 years, with no job, and Body mass index crossing all acceptable limits and tons of failures. Qualified pre every time but Never crossed mains barrier. People here are talking about Plan B. Brother, There is no energy left in me to pursue anything. Parents have given up hope and friends are expanding population. I am just lonely loser sitting in this one empty room.
People try to cheer me up by saying I am an inspiration for them. I know what they mean. They mean to say "Look look!!  that what happens when you get overambitious." Pair utni failao jitni chadar ho jisko samajh nahi aata uska iss larke jaisa halat hota hai.  
I will probably not come again ever on social media bcz then I start comparing myself . So before my last adieu I want to speak my mind. Also bcz no one knows me here and their judgement will not affect me , I am taking this route. Otherwise in real world No matter what I say , I will be judged. No one will listen ki "Maine har saal mehnat kiya tha , har saal nind sacrifice kii thi, har baar evalute and re-evaluate kiya, har saal fight kiya". No one will believe. Infact my father doesnt believe in my efforts What can I say about others. All will say You did not give your best effort. You know what, the pain of failure doesn't hurt that much. What hurts most is that people do not acknowledge your sacrifices. Power of specs has increased, face has become like a squeezed tomato , male pattern baldness has set in, social circle is non-existent since 5 years. No one even recognizes it. 
And to top it, Coaching teachers have some hurtful comments. One teacher says, one who doesnt qualify is definitely not preparing and wasting his time, Second teacher says if u do not get single-double digit rank then ur efforts were useless , u shud have joined a PSU instead. Third teacher says, if u are not in till 4th attempt then quit and do something else- tumse na ho paega -its beyond your caliber.   I Hear these insults and humiliations on daily basis. But still I push myself. Manate hain dil ko , push karte hain khud ko. But no one will see it, All are going to say " 5 years since college and no jobs, Nalayak larka hai. useless kid. ". 
I cant even remember when was the last time I went on a vacation. I cant even imagine What is the feeling of being stress free, the feeling of being relaxed, feeling of security. 
I used to believe in God. But now I think if it existed then atleast once in these years it would have heard my prayers. People say God helps those who help themselves. They say as if I was swiping faces on tinder all these years. 
 Sometimes I think of quitting and reducing my carbon footprint once and for all. It will be less painful than daily dose of pain I bear. 
I dont even know why I am posting this on social media. Maybe I am looking for one teeny tiny ray of hope. Maybe some enlightened soul can help. Maybe I want to live and enjoy like others so I am writing all my ramblings. But there seems no hope. I am living example of demographic disaster. God please help me. I wish I had someone to talk to. 
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@HappyValley2020 this world will have endless things to say I am victim of same 
Cant say those joining services are happy enough there 
Life will always seem to be greener from the other side.
Human life is not something easy to live within with the ultimate reality of death when we accept it and face it so I don't think so there is nothing that surely cannot be faced 
Is there any other option than being brave and courageous believe who has prepared for this exam will never belittle efforts of others 
Those who haven't sacrificed even a single day for studies will surely comment like that and those teachers unethically earning money will comment you because they want to showcase you as the successful dish of their recipe 
If anxious watch some insightful things which is free of negativity 
You persisted thats why you are still here 
There are few who quit in first attempt itself 


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@HappyValley2020 You've landed at the right place because no matter how much people say we understand, they dont and never can what we go through. Only an aspirant understands the pain and agony of the other. People say mean things to satisfy their ego, very easy to comment on others, but it takes alot of strength to take up this journey. We only have to pick ourselves from this situation and move on. There is nothing in this world worth quitting for so delete that thought. So take some time, relax, ponder over the various options and most importantly try being positive. 

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@HappyValley2020 if get a chance meet some cancer patients who fight till the end of your life or orphan children 
You will get more stronger seeing their struggles 


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This was my 5th attempt. I flunked this year. I am an IITian. Friends told me prepare for RBI SEBI more technical things which hv certainty., dont go for uncertain arts. I did not listen. I pursued. Wanted to solve crime and see people get justice.  Ah!! my idealism. Bloody Crime Patrol.  And here I am after 5 years, with no job, and Body mass index crossing all acceptable limits and tons of failures. Qualified pre every time but Never crossed mains barrier. People here are talking about Plan B. Brother, There is no energy left in me to pursue anything. Parents have given up hope and friends are expanding population. I am just lonely loser sitting in this one empty room.
People try to cheer me up by saying I am an inspiration for them. I know what they mean. They mean to say "Look look!!  that what happens when you get overambitious." Pair utni failao jitni chadar ho jisko samajh nahi aata uska iss larke jaisa halat hota hai.  
I will probably not come again ever on social media bcz then I start comparing myself . So before my last adieu I want to speak my mind. Also bcz no one knows me here and their judgement will not affect me , I am taking this route. Otherwise in real world No matter what I say , I will be judged. No one will listen ki "Maine har saal mehnat kiya tha , har saal nind sacrifice kii thi, har baar evalute and re-evaluate kiya, har saal fight kiya". No one will believe. Infact my father doesnt believe in my efforts What can I say about others. All will say You did not give your best effort. You know what, the pain of failure doesn't hurt that much. What hurts most is that people do not acknowledge your sacrifices. Power of specs has increased, face has become like a squeezed tomato , male pattern baldness has set in, social circle is non-existent since 5 years. No one even recognizes it. 
And to top it, Coaching teachers have some hurtful comments. One teacher says, one who doesnt qualify is definitely not preparing and wasting his time, Second teacher says if u do not get single-double digit rank then ur efforts were useless , u shud have joined a PSU instead. Third teacher says, if u are not in till 4th attempt then quit and do something else- tumse na ho paega -its beyond your caliber.   I Hear these insults and humiliations on daily basis. But still I push myself. Manate hain dil ko , push karte hain khud ko. But no one will see it, All are going to say " 5 years since college and no jobs, Nalayak larka hai. useless kid. ". 
I cant even remember when was the last time I went on a vacation. I cant even imagine What is the feeling of being stress free, the feeling of being relaxed, feeling of security. 
I used to believe in God. But now I think if it existed then atleast once in these years it would have heard my prayers. People say God helps those who help themselves. They say as if I was swiping faces on tinder all these years. 
 Sometimes I think of quitting and reducing my carbon footprint once and for all. It will be less painful than daily dose of pain I bear. 
I dont even know why I am posting this on social media. Maybe I am looking for one teeny tiny ray of hope. Maybe some enlightened soul can help. Maybe I want to live and enjoy like others so I am writing all my ramblings. But there seems no hope. I am living example of demographic disaster. God please help me. I wish I had someone to talk to. 

bhai !! in the larger scheme of things our existence is anyway irrelevant, be it an ias or an aspirant. our lives are anyway miserable, how we manage this misery is what defines us...

Sisyphus was condemned to push a  boulder atop a hill for perpetuity, each of us are living the Sisyphean life, pushing the boulder of our desires for eternity, however, Camus held " one must imagine Sisyphus happy" and this is what real success is, to be indifferent to the externalities.

I never take inspiration from people who achieve things in their first go, there is really nothing valuable   to learn from them( apart from the obvious things). someone like yourself who still have the courage to move ahead despite all odds are the real gems.

you are a failure only in your mind, you are suffering your future and not the present.world out there is much more fierce than this exam. 

Nothing that I say will allay your fears , you yourself have to take the onus of your situation and move ahead. be indifferent bro. nobody cares what one does so why do you care.

everything happens for a reason.


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koi vision ki 8flt or 12 test sell krna chata ho... to bhai or bhn pls pm. me.... 
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@HappyValley2020 Dear friend, first of all age is just a number. One thing I must say after reading your post regardless of anything you should take care of your health. Yesterday I talked to my IITian friends and batch mates and got to know that they are also facing many problems in life one of my friend lost job due to covid another applied abroad but could not take admission due to pandemic and some people are in start-up and facing losses in ther balance sheet. So problem sirf upsc me hi nahi hain problem to har jagah hain. My friends told me that you are lucky that you are preparing for UPSC which is very reputed and secured career. They even suggested me to not quit and do something meaningful along with my preparation. I beleive if we maintain our health then age is just a number and you should give a fresh start to your career bahar jaake dekho bahut kuch hain karne ko. 


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This was my 5th attempt. I flunked this year. I am an IITian. Friends told me prepare for RBI SEBI more technical things which hv certainty., dont go for uncertain arts. I did not listen. I pursued. Wanted to solve crime and see people get justice.  Ah!! my idealism. Bloody Crime Patrol.  And here I am after 5 years, with no job, and Body mass index crossing all acceptable limits and tons of failures. Qualified pre every time but Never crossed mains barrier. People here are talking about Plan B. Brother, There is no energy left in me to pursue anything. Parents have given up hope and friends are expanding population. I am just lonely loser sitting in this one empty room.
People try to cheer me up by saying I am an inspiration for them. I know what they mean. They mean to say "Look look!!  that what happens when you get overambitious." Pair utni failao jitni chadar ho jisko samajh nahi aata uska iss larke jaisa halat hota hai.  
I will probably not come again ever on social media bcz then I start comparing myself . So before my last adieu I want to speak my mind. Also bcz no one knows me here and their judgement will not affect me , I am taking this route. Otherwise in real world No matter what I say , I will be judged. No one will listen ki "Maine har saal mehnat kiya tha , har saal nind sacrifice kii thi, har baar evalute and re-evaluate kiya, har saal fight kiya". No one will believe. Infact my father doesnt believe in my efforts What can I say about others. All will say You did not give your best effort. You know what, the pain of failure doesn't hurt that much. What hurts most is that people do not acknowledge your sacrifices. Power of specs has increased, face has become like a squeezed tomato , male pattern baldness has set in, social circle is non-existent since 5 years. No one even recognizes it. 
And to top it, Coaching teachers have some hurtful comments. One teacher says, one who doesnt qualify is definitely not preparing and wasting his time, Second teacher says if u do not get single-double digit rank then ur efforts were useless , u shud have joined a PSU instead. Third teacher says, if u are not in till 4th attempt then quit and do something else- tumse na ho paega -its beyond your caliber.   I Hear these insults and humiliations on daily basis. But still I push myself. Manate hain dil ko , push karte hain khud ko. But no one will see it, All are going to say " 5 years since college and no jobs, Nalayak larka hai. useless kid. ". 
I cant even remember when was the last time I went on a vacation. I cant even imagine What is the feeling of being stress free, the feeling of being relaxed, feeling of security. 
I used to believe in God. But now I think if it existed then atleast once in these years it would have heard my prayers. People say God helps those who help themselves. They say as if I was swiping faces on tinder all these years. 
 Sometimes I think of quitting and reducing my carbon footprint once and for all. It will be less painful than daily dose of pain I bear. 
I dont even know why I am posting this on social media. Maybe I am looking for one teeny tiny ray of hope. Maybe some enlightened soul can help. Maybe I want to live and enjoy like others so I am writing all my ramblings. But there seems no hope. I am living example of demographic disaster. God please help me. I wish I had someone to talk to. 

Brother, i empathize with you. Mine was also 6th last attempt, i started leaving good job in 2015, i cleared pre twice, flunked CSAT in 2017, failed mains in 2016, 18 and in my last two attempts i could not cross prelims when i prepared most for this exam. Its not wrong with our efforts, nobody knows whether they clear prelims for sure especially changing trend of prelims. Its all that 2 hrs matter after you slog for years. Some may be lucky and some not.

And the pain and people making example part, currently they have material to talk about in us as failure, whether we recognize it or not, its nature of society. Even they talk good of us also, that doesnt heal our failure since we invested a lot in this exam, so its up to us to get affected by it or not. As time passes, when we are into some other things like job, the people will find other material and we also forget it.

Regarding IAS thing, look around there are only few officers who are miniscule number among 130 crores. there are many happy living people, successful people as well in many fields, we can be one of them. Success is not necessary to be happier, a common man, simple living person can also be happier. 

We tried, it didnot worked , may be we are not destined for it, may be some other reason. Thing is we are relieved from this phase. Look around, take time, i guarantee you will not be in same mood after few days. Just explore other aspects of life. There is much life, much opportunities, much dignity , respect, ahead. Just move on.

Since you have more attempts, you can also prepare if you wish. But be prepared to take what life may offer. The greatest thing ever happen to us , we are alive, healthy and kicking, thats what nature wanted us to be. Thankful to God for that, rest is what we wanted to make out of our life, either happiness/suffering.

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@HappyValley2020 no one can understand your pain better than the ones who have experienced it..

You do have many people to talk here and let me tell you brother, you are not alone in this..

I've suffered this pain before i ventured out in arena of UPSC..and it's been 4 years without success.. 

I'm the living example of failure and I'm being failed for 8 yrs in different exams.. 

But, it's not the end.. life doesn't stop in a span of 8 years or 5 yrs.. 5 years out of your 60 years of life won't matter much if you look at the big picture.. don't get disheartened, look back at your childhood and successes you got since your childhood up until you decided to go for UPSC.. they will surely weigh more than the failures.. 

And most of the people do understand what you're going through, many of us going through the same.. 


Aurora,
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Not cleared prelims 

Advice me should I join a test series for mains 

And when should for prelims I should join 

You should prepare notes for static topics of mains. Notes for keywords given in the syllabus. All of them. Test series I don't thinks is really necessary. 


Prelims test series you can join though. Probably start around end Jan or Feb start. I got 81 last time and this time I was getting 114.5 from vision key. Don't know how much I actually ended up getting, but I cleared pre. I have been reading the comments and despite what most of the people here would have you believe, the trick to prelims is still the same. Stick to your sources(source should be comprehensive) and those monthly or yearly compilations for CA. And revise so many times that even looking at it a day before prelims just makes you want to throw it away. And then revise once more. Pay attention to the word 'not' and its contexts in the compilations. 

@AureliusM 


Wht will be the source for keywords notes?

And any strategy for mains?

I am complete noob in as far as writing is concerned

This is going to be my first mains bro, so I am not the best person to advise on mains. Sorry about that. Don't want to say something that I myself don't know will work. 


For prelims I tried something and it clicked so I was able to say. 

No problem man

All the very best for mains

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