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What is the 1 thing you learned from your Prelims failure?

So Prelims is to come in about 5 months. For those of us who have written the Prelims before, what is the one thing prelims failure has taught you?

jack_Sparrow,DMand27 otherslike this
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**see if the links work!

I marked the official answers in the question paper pdf sometime back. Referring that straightaway should suffice.

2011- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZsY9wzhzeGOlCaOC_0P3PdYMQ_DHEqm9

2012- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GYKhMGNN0yXFGVZSzA7F1nGSO5f-UxqQ

2013- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aC0KuzOY-3FIfITz28Y_i0I7b78c3GTT

AzadHindFauz,Celebornand7 otherslike this
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**see if the links work!

I marked the official answers in the question paper pdf sometime back. Referring that straightaway should suffice.

2011- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZsY9wzhzeGOlCaOC_0P3PdYMQ_DHEqm9

2012- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GYKhMGNN0yXFGVZSzA7F1nGSO5f-UxqQ

2013- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aC0KuzOY-3FIfITz28Y_i0I7b78c3GTT

Thank you so much!

Steph_Curry,
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**see if the links work!

I marked the official answers in the question paper pdf sometime back. Referring that straightaway should suffice.

2011- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZsY9wzhzeGOlCaOC_0P3PdYMQ_DHEqm9

2012- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GYKhMGNN0yXFGVZSzA7F1nGSO5f-UxqQ

2013- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aC0KuzOY-3FIfITz28Y_i0I7b78c3GTT

Thank you so much!

You won't find official keys before 2011 on the internet IMO. Google the disputed/doubtful questions and read related things on the internet.

IamThat,fortarach63
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**see if the links work!

I marked the official answers in the question paper pdf sometime back. Referring that straightaway should suffice.

2011- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZsY9wzhzeGOlCaOC_0P3PdYMQ_DHEqm9

2012- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GYKhMGNN0yXFGVZSzA7F1nGSO5f-UxqQ

2013- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aC0KuzOY-3FIfITz28Y_i0I7b78c3GTT

Thank you so much!

You won't find official keys before 2011 on the internet IMO. Google the disputed/doubtful questions and read related things on the internet.

That's what I was planning to do as well :) I thought I'd read up on all the options/statements provided, regardless of what the answer is, in any case. It'll take a lot more time but I think it might be worth it πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

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That's what I was planning to do as well :) I thought I'd read up on all the options/statements provided, regardless of what the answer is, in any case. It'll take a lot more time but I think it might be worth it πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

Absolutely worth it. Take my word on that.

Only thing is to identify questions which are not relevant now (there are many such questions asked before 2010), and not spend too much time on them.

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@Steph_Curry plz attach the link.


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@Steph_Curry plz attach the link.


I did. See the links shared above.

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@Brave can you please share your insights a detailed one for beginners with timeline on how to proceed for the prep.


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@Brave can you please share your insights a detailed one for beginners with timeline on how to proceed for the prep.


For timeline and how to proceed, there is an excellent article by Neyawn - https://blog.forumias.com/two-cents-how-to-clear-civil-services-with-a-top-rank-and-avoid-exhausting-attempts/


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lord_voldemort,
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Yo peeps long time no see.

Any words of wisdom for individual who has given up, but still wants to continue ?

The soul hurts.






This might help you...πŸ™‚

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Is it possible to get old optional subjects pre papers (MCQ format) ?
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Ho ho.

conch

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Failed in 2020 CSE (P)

Reasons: Tried to refer more than one sources for Test series, CA; Didn't cover Medieval; Relied on pvt mocks, and didn't have strong logic and smart guess work.


Cleared CSE(P), IFS(P)

Reasons: Jewel is PYQ; Sticking to one source with multiple revisions in loops; CONFIDENCE=KEY; COOL & CALM considering pehle 10-15 sawal nhi aayenge (presumption).


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SA,IamThatand14 otherslike this
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Failed in 2020 CSE (P)

Reasons: Tried to refer more than one sources for Test series, CA; Didn't cover Medieval; Relied on pvt mocks, and didn't have strong logic and smart guess work.


Cleared CSE(P), IFS(P)

Reasons: Jewel is PYQ; Sticking to one source with multiple revisions in loops; CONFIDENCE=KEY; COOL & CALM considering pehle 10-15 sawal nhi aayenge (presumption).

Agreed... 100%.. Did the same...!

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@Dead Man Tried a lot but couldn't find in English!
Arihant Publication has compiled for UGC NET, which also contains UPSC PYQs. But only in Hindi. Search from NET pov, you might be able to find & also let us know here on Forum. 


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