[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?

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Bhai logo is there any way we can change mains exam centre??
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@HappyValley2020 

Yesterday whole day i cried thinking of future and other stuff...gave 3 attempt not even once clear pre.... confidence bacha hi nhi ab bilkul ki ias ho bhi payega kya ab mere se 

Bhai one practical advice for you that join a job,try in coaching industries or in some college cse ka padte padte itnu knowledge agyi hai ki san kuch pada sakte hai

And then prepare for upsc 

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@HappyValley2020 

Brother I can truly empathize with your situation. Before you go any deeper in the rabbit hole of misery and pain, please hear me out.  I am an IIT+IIM grad . I passed out of IIM in 2014 and worked in a big ass consulting firm. I worked for one year and then quit to prepare for this exam full time, knowing that my past credentials would sail me in this exam too. Gave 2015, failed prelims. This shook my confidence, but still soldiered on cleared 2016, 2017 and 2018 prelims but flunked in Mains each time.

I too had people telling me that give other exams, but my inflated ego would dismiss every suggestion as an affront to my genius and my potential. Looking back it was the most stupidest thing I could have done. My bubble was so thick that I just refused to be realistic and shrugged off any sensible advice. All this time I had the option to be more than I was, but with each passing year I depleted my prospects and self worth.

In 2019 I suffered from massive episodes of Depression and Anxiety. My girlfriend of 8 years left me and I just did not have the fight left in me to do anything in life. I just felt that I could not do anything in life. I surrendered to higher power coz I had no fucking clue what to do.

Then something changed in me. One day I decided to burn all my UPSC material coz' the sight of these books made me feel sick and reminded me of my failures. That day not only the books burned, but along with it my feverishness for this exam burnt along with it. It was liberating! I no longer was that person whose life was centered around one stupid exam. Despite the resistance I started calling up my friends and started looking for a job and within 3-4 months I received a call from a big MNC and currently I am working there, about to get married and living a life which I am grateful for.

Just few pointer I need to share with you.

1. Do not underestimate your potential. You are from an IIT, this brand has a lot of value in market place. 

2. If you feel you are exhausted by UPSC, then fuck UPSC. One life Man, and no point wasting it on a stupid exam. Let go of this feverishness of UPSC. You gave your best in these 5 years, Nahi hua koi chakkar nahi, aage bahut opportunities hain life mein,

3. Do not think these 5 years have gone down the drain. Infact for me personally it enriched me a well keeled human being and professionally speaking while sitting for job interviews the companies used to appreciate the commitment to a goal despite the outcome and width of my knowledge. I got a job role which I never thought I could in my wildest dreams.

4. Take some professional medical help. Most likely you are suffering from clinical depression. Talk to your parents to your friends. Remove all the bandages from your inner wounds, let some fresh air do the healing.

5. Surrender to a higher power. Coz in the end it all a fucking random mess.

Sorry for the long post I just had to share this. Hopefully somewhere it gives you a little bit of hope and makes you realize that Zindagi bahut badi hai kissi bhi ek exam se.

Sapien,mightyrajuand59 otherslike this
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@Sailor same with me. Scoring 108-110 with different keys. But not found my roll no. in pdf


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Please READ THIS, it may help people who are sad here.......

I was trying to avoid to share this incident here but reading what all of you are going through, I decided to share it.

A friend of mine who was my neighbour got sick last week. He was found to have dengue.

A doctor (their family doctor) visited his home , gave him some injection which unfortunately made things worse.

Within hours after that he went in coma and was rushed to hospital, put on ventilator, where unfortunately he died.

He was just 28 years old, doing family business, married just last year only.

I was SHOCKED when I heard the news.

I couldnt believe it for few days.

Now his family are thinking to do legal action against the doctor.

But it will not reduce their misery and pain.

So please guys,  Be Thankful for your healthy LIFE first.

Any Exam or job is not more imp than beling alive.

Please see there are many people in more challenging conditions than us in this world.

Take care of yourself and your family.

Try to be happy first and then think about exam, job etc.

As already shared above,, we are nothing in the larger scheme of things.

Be thankful, Be happy, take care friends........

mightyraju,Auroraand11 otherslike this
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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 I know that no piece of advice or motivational conjectures will be enough to grasp your pain. Par sab theek ho jayeega. The one who is omniscient must have decided something very good for you bhai.

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@vkpandey yes bro... not understanding what happened . All dreams of writing mains disappeared


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@Dreadnought Dear , I liked your write up immensely, beautifully presented. I appreciate your mastery over simple but meaningful language. I wonder how the country is loosing on Real talent like you. You will definitely reach the Pinnacle at whichever field you are in. God bless.


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Hello.I have put this academy gs test batch(2020). But didn't write any test. Want to sell it to anybody(since I didn't clear prelims). 19k test batch for 16-15k Anybody interested ping me.
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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...


Don't tell him to waste time on equally unpredictable and random luck based exams. I have given 2 RBI interviews along with CSE trust me it is even more random and disheartening when you don;t clear. Better to get a corporate job by calling up friends/relatives whilst also applying on job portals. These government exams are not worth it beyond a point. 

Tyler Durden,Dreadnought
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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. 

You clearly have potential to clear but as you have figured it already this or the top govt exams have a huge degree of luck/randomness/chance whatever you call it to get in the top ranks for general category simply because atleast 5x aspirants * general vacancies have given their all and have crossed that benchmark hardwork required for the exam. But the remaining 4x are bound to fail for the above factors not in their own hands, call it the 50:50 question gone wrong in prelims, the butchering of optional randomly, one below par GS paper or a random final interview. Any one of these things is enough to end your chances. So my suggestion is don't make this exam bigger than life. Start applying for private sector jobs and in parallel develop certain skills in demand. If you are entrepreneurial then nothing better-UPSC aspirants already are tailormade for business only challenge is capital for most! And yes once you settle down maybe 2 3 years down the line give that attempt if you still feel it was worth it. I'm pretty sure you won't have any regrets then. ATB

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any pub ad student who has subscribed for pavan kumar ias pub ad test series online.....willing to share? i just only need the question paper(soft copy) and online class discussion....willing to pay...plz ping or msg me
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any body willing to have mine essay test series of civilsdaily 5 full length test......as i failed to clear prelims and i'm in need of money....interested people ping me or message-8932011963
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@Raillife You are not alone; I know at least 6-7 people including me with score increasing in every attempt thinking that finally we will write mains in the 3rd attempt but I guess not.

You are not alone.


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रोना धोना तो लगा रहेगा कुछ काम की बात कर ले 

Anyone here appearing for BPSC 64th Interview we can collaborate kindly pm me. 

दशहरे की शुभकामनाएँ 

Rest sub moh maya hain


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I want to add one point to the above discussions.. Hardwork and strategy ensures that you finish within top 0.5 percent of the candidates in these exams.How far you progress from 99.5 percentile is not certain. Since the seats are limited ,even if the exams are objective, it boils down to other factors like luck, exam temparament et.al. The tipping point is two years after which get a job (preferably a private job as period of landing a job is relatively less) and simultaneously prepare for govt. exams.
skandagupta,
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@HappyValley2020 I can relate to many things you said. I'm also an IITan. Cleared 5 Prelims and couldn't clear Mains yet. The depression and crisis is real.
My 2 cents: GET A JOB! Either an educational startup, coaching content curator, faculty, whatever you can lay your hands on. You have lost the luxury of preparing without a job. Anudeep Durishetty, Anu Kumari and many other stalwarts cleared the exam while they were working.
You can only prepare without a job for the first 1-2 attempts. After that, every attempt kills you a little bit. And unless you're financially, mentally, emotionally stable, you cannot give further attempts at peace. Trust me, everything will be fine. There is something called destiny. 


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I was just reading this discussion on Reddit. Thought of sharing it here. These guys may not be upsc aspirants but their views do make sense.

https://www.reddit.com/r/india/comments/bh942l/why_do_people_spend_years_preparing_for_civil/?utm_source=amp&utm_medium=&utm_content=comments_view_all

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@Sailor same with me. Scoring 108-110 with different keys. But not found my roll no. in pdf


Hey! If you are comfortably clearing CSAT, please write an application and submit it to UPSC office. You can also include the source of each answer and let them know how much you were expecting in exam. And request them to recheck your OMR. It's probably worth a try. 

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Is SSC CGL tougher than UPSC to crack? I am willing to target it to land up a job!
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