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[official][prelims 2023] How was prelims result? In or out?

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I've always attempted 80 or fewer questions.

2018 - 80

2019 - 81

2020 - 75

2021 - 76

2022 - 78

2023 - 76


Cleared cutoff everytime but 2018. 


I'd suggest one shouldn't decide the no. of attempts beforehand. Rather, they should decide it after seeing the paper. Do the first round and see how many questions they can attempt with reasonable accuracy (80%+).


If you've done 35 or more, you CAN clear with ~80 attempt. If you've attempted 30 or less, you HAVE TO attempt more questions.


Disclaimer: This is not a prescription, just a possibility. Use your discretion as it may not work for everyone. Also, if you're aiming for Forest cutoff, it may not be suitable for you unless you've superhuman accuracy.


Thanks man for your insights. I am particularly cheering for you this year from the peripheries. Won't jinx by speaking too much :P. All the best :) 

@GaryVee You have more than one well wishers here. If you are in Delhi or NCR, do drop by sometime.

Has to do with some good luck!


I am no knight. Do not call me Sir

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Out. 3 consecutive prelims failure.

It feels like failure is the new normal. 

But one  good thing happened in this journey that I reached forum at this attempt and I found really good competitive peers. Which will remind me my old school days . When me and my close friends are competing for 1st rank in the class. 

Also in words of

Dipin sir " this exam need back to school mode of preparation " is definitely true. 

I hope i will gain my power of competive instinct again soon. 

Those who are are in guys make this attempt count. 

Best of luck 👍. 


If you are not good with Prelims, please be willing to give it more time. There are a few thousand people who clear Prelims year after year. And don't leave things for Feb March. Finish off things by Dec and Jan and make sure you are writing FLTs from March


I am no knight. Do not call me Sir

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Tatasaid

How to deal with mid-journey fatigue - physically, mentally, and socially?

The time when one feels like giving up, motivation fades away. Questions like do I really want to do it? 

Seriously I am exhausted, it feels gloomy and dark

You need a time off for 1-2 days. That pretty much resets things. I have seen people decide to quit doing things, whereas all ghat they needed was a small break.


I am no knight. Do not call me Sir

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Neyawnsaid

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I've always attempted 80 or fewer questions.

2018 - 80

2019 - 81

2020 - 75

2021 - 76

2022 - 78

2023 - 76


Cleared cutoff everytime but 2018. 


I'd suggest one shouldn't decide the no. of attempts beforehand. Rather, they should decide it after seeing the paper. Do the first round and see how many questions they can attempt with reasonable accuracy (80%+).


If you've done 35 or more, you CAN clear with ~80 attempt. If you've attempted 30 or less, you HAVE TO attempt more questions.


Disclaimer: This is not a prescription, just a possibility. Use your discretion as it may not work for everyone. Also, if you're aiming for Forest cutoff, it may not be suitable for you unless you've superhuman accuracy.


Thanks man for your insights. I am particularly cheering for you this year from the peripheries. Won't jinx by speaking too much :P. All the best :) 

@GaryVee You have more than one well wishers here. If you are in Delhi or NCR, do drop by sometime.

Has to do with some good luck!

Ah, unfortunately not :(


I'm a 1000 kms away!


Hopefully, post-Mains. 🤞🫣


P - 6 | M - 4 | I - 0 | Psychology |
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Neyawnsaid

Out. 3 consecutive prelims failure.

It feels like failure is the new normal. 

But one  good thing happened in this journey that I reached forum at this attempt and I found really good competitive peers. Which will remind me my old school days . When me and my close friends are competing for 1st rank in the class. 

Also in words of

Dipin sir " this exam need back to school mode of preparation " is definitely true. 

I hope i will gain my power of competive instinct again soon. 

Those who are are in guys make this attempt count. 

Best of luck 👍. 


If you are not good with Prelims, please be willing to give it more time. There are a few thousand people who clear Prelims year after year. And don't leave things for Feb March. Finish off things by Dec and Jan and make sure you are writing FLTs from March

Thanks@Neyawn sir, I will surely do it, this time .. 

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Neyawnsaid

» show previous quotes

I've always attempted 80 or fewer questions.

2018 - 80

2019 - 81

2020 - 75

2021 - 76

2022 - 78

2023 - 76


Cleared cutoff everytime but 2018. 


I'd suggest one shouldn't decide the no. of attempts beforehand. Rather, they should decide it after seeing the paper. Do the first round and see how many questions they can attempt with reasonable accuracy (80%+).


If you've done 35 or more, you CAN clear with ~80 attempt. If you've attempted 30 or less, you HAVE TO attempt more questions.


Disclaimer: This is not a prescription, just a possibility. Use your discretion as it may not work for everyone. Also, if you're aiming for Forest cutoff, it may not be suitable for you unless you've superhuman accuracy.


Thanks man for your insights. I am particularly cheering for you this year from the peripheries. Won't jinx by speaking too much :P. All the best :) 

@GaryVee You have more than one well wishers here. If you are in Delhi or NCR, do drop by sometime.

Has to do with some good luck!

I am cheering for him from down south!! :)

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Can the info be this accurate?

Mujhe lagraha ye insaan fek raha. Playing with sensitive emotions of students. 🥺

But if this is true, seems like a huge breach on part of UPSC imo.

Doston agar Birlaa ji apni Bitiyaaa ko nikalwaa sakte hai, toh hum jaise normal aspirants ko good faith mein aane waali insider info pe halaa nahi karnaa chahiye. He is just destroying the information & access asymmetry that some have. Protect him at all costs. #BirlajiKiBeti

Ahem Ahem! Khedekars, Birlas. Conspiracy Theories.

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