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CSE 2022: Plan/ Strategy/ Daily Routine

This is an everything thread for all stuff 2022. You can post your daily goals, end-of-the-day updates, weekly targets or any weird thing you use to measure your progress. You can put into words & post the soul-sucking sadness that is threatening to devour you & your productivity. You can write what made your day & let others experience the happiness too, at least vicariously. This is a thread to pick each other up. This is a thread to keep each other accountable. This is a no-judgement zone.

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“This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don't get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can't do anything, don't get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it's ready to come undone. You have to realize it's going to be a long process and that you'll work on things slowly, one at a time.”

— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood


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Targets:

1) Agriculture (PYQ + notes)

2) CA class 

3) Newspaper 

With today's targets, SFG will come to an end. Need to plan for the remaining one month. 

Jammu,
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To-do- lists ( 5/05/2022) 

Time starts now 7:00 pm - 5 am till morning

1.POLITY---all tables, PArt 1,2,3,4 ( complete revision) 

2. Science and tech ( dipin sir 's class notes

3.PYQ research document- 2018,2019

4.Modern History - All summaries @ end of the chapter  and all appendix. 

5.Only Ias - art and culture- ( jitna ho sake) total 70 pages. 

Gunther,SAand4 otherslike this
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(239) 5/5/22

  1. Indian express Done 
  2. MODERN HISTORY part 2 and 3 notes Done. 

10:25 pm 

Thursday 

Celeborn,Jammu
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Jammusaid

Jammusaid

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Very much tiresome day. 

Targets for May 4 (day 65)

1. icar ao (9/14) quant from csat, start GA anyhow

2. meditation, pranayama

Best wishes dostoen : )

Another tiring day. I realised study sessions post sunset were not smooth because of mental fatigue on solving maths in one go. Maths keep mind engaged like none other subject. Another probable reason could be taking an exam as means and not ends.

Targets for May 5 (day 66)

1. icar ao (10/14) - GA, English

2. Meditation, Aerobics

Best wishes dostoen, good time is awaiting : )

Targets for May 6 (day 67)

1. icar ao (11/14) - agriculture, biotechnology, english

2. meditation, aerobics

good luck dostoen : )


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30 days to go....

Targets 

Rau compasss- Economy

Celeborn,Jammuand1 otherslike this
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nebulasaid

nebulasaid

nebulasaid

nebulasaid

02-05-2022

1. Env (NCERT +notes)

2. Env (Class +magazine) (1/2)

3. PYQ Env

1,3 done. CA is pending

03-05-2022

  1. Env (Climate change, conventions, etc)
  2. Env CA
  3. Env PYQ (2/2)

CA done, 1 only 30% done. Didn't do PYQ yesterday.

04-05-2022

  1. Env (Biodiversity)
  2. Env CA class
  3. Env PYQ

1,3 done.

05-05-2022

  1. Agriculture (ncert+notes)
  2. Agriculture PYQ
  3. Env CA

1,2 done. 3 will be done today

06-05-2022

  1. Indian Geography (NCERT+PYQ)
  2. Mapping Indian Geography
  3. CSAT 40Qs
Celeborn,Jammu
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Today's Target -

Environment Lectures Revision - 7 hours

PYQ Env Revision Analysis - 3 hour

Celeborn,Jammu
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Anybody else faced time problem in actual prelims (specifically last year one)? 

I mean I can solve mocks in 1 hour/1hr 15 minutes /sometimes 1 hr 30 minutes but in actual paper 1st round took almost my whole two hours. It was a mess.

Any suggestions on how to improve is welcome.

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Bravesaid

Anybody else faced time problem in actual prelims (specifically last year one)? 

I mean I can solve mocks in 1 hour/1hr 15 minutes /sometimes 1 hr 30 minutes but in actual paper 1st round took almost my whole two hours. It was a mess.

Any suggestions on how to improve is welcome.

Treat the final exam as another mock..You will not face this issue.. And also laugh or smile in between ..It relieves the stress.. I laughed for sometime after seeing sports questions in the paper!!!

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Bravesaid

Anybody else faced time problem in actual prelims (specifically last year one)? 

I mean I can solve mocks in 1 hour/1hr 15 minutes /sometimes 1 hr 30 minutes but in actual paper 1st round took almost my whole two hours. It was a mess.

Any suggestions on how to improve is welcome.

Treat the final exam as another mock..You will not face this issue.. And also laugh or smile in between ..It relieves the stress.. I laughed for sometime after seeing sports questions in the paper!!!

Hmm, thats a pretty nice idea. Will try out.

Thanks : ) 

Jammu,
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Bravesaid

Anybody else faced time problem in actual prelims (specifically last year one)? 

I mean I can solve mocks in 1 hour/1hr 15 minutes /sometimes 1 hr 30 minutes but in actual paper 1st round took almost my whole two hours. It was a mess.

Any suggestions on how to improve is welcome.

Hi dost, I have had similar experience like yours. In every prelims, I have faced this problem of paper completion. I see majority of people making three rounds, but for me, completing is a challenge, both in mocks as well as upsc prelims. 

Few suggestions I feel to speed up the process could be - more revision that can help in faster recollection. Secondly, keep looking at watch every half an hour. Keep micro targets of attempting 35 questions every 30 minutes rather than 100 in two hours. Thirdly, try avoiding leaving too many questions for the second round. When I saw 2019 paper, my set had initial 10 questions from science, then I was not aware regarding the magic of option (d), so i turned 4-5 pages and started attempting from there, this worked very well. Last, have faith and keep smiling during the paper as my other friend just mentioned. It helps. Always remember, performance during exam is as important as preparation for the exam.

Since you take less time in mocks, avoid overthinking in upsc prelims. I am sure, this time you would complete before time, good luck : )

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Jammusaid

Jammusaid

Jammusaid

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Very much tiresome day. 

Targets for May 4 (day 65)

1. icar ao (9/14) quant from csat, start GA anyhow

2. meditation, pranayama

Best wishes dostoen : )

Another tiring day. I realised study sessions post sunset were not smooth because of mental fatigue on solving maths in one go. Maths keep mind engaged like none other subject. Another probable reason could be taking an exam as means and not ends.

Targets for May 5 (day 66)

1. icar ao (10/14) - GA, English

2. Meditation, Aerobics

Best wishes dostoen, good time is awaiting : )

Targets for May 6 (day 67)

1. icar ao (11/14) - agriculture, biotechnology, english

2. meditation, aerobics

good luck dostoen : )


Targets for May 7 (day 68)

1. icar ao (12/14) - agriculture, english

2. meditation, aerobics

All the best wishes dostoen : )

dalpha,Celeborn
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Jammusaid

Bravesaid

Anybody else faced time problem in actual prelims (specifically last year one)? 

I mean I can solve mocks in 1 hour/1hr 15 minutes /sometimes 1 hr 30 minutes but in actual paper 1st round took almost my whole two hours. It was a mess.

Any suggestions on how to improve is welcome.

Hi dost, I have had similar experience like yours. In every prelims, I have faced this problem of paper completion. I see majority of people making three rounds, but for me, completing is a challenge, both in mocks as well as upsc prelims. 

Few suggestions I feel to speed up the process could be - more revision that can help in faster recollection. Secondly, keep looking at watch every half an hour. Keep micro targets of attempting 35 questions every 30 minutes rather than 100 in two hours. Thirdly, try avoiding leaving too many questions for the second round. When I saw 2019 paper, my set had initial 10 questions from science, then I was not aware regarding the magic of option (d), so i turned 4-5 pages and started attempting from there, this worked very well. Last, have faith and keep smiling during the paper as my other friend just mentioned. It helps. Always remember, performance during exam is as important as preparation for the exam.

Since you take less time in mocks, avoid overthinking in upsc prelims. I am sure, this time you would complete before time, good luck : )

Thanks for advice. 

All the best to you too : ) 

Jammu,
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@Jammu I agree with your suggestions to improve the speed of solving. However, I have a different approach on deciding how many qsns to leave for 2nd round. I think in your 1st round you should solve only those questions in which you are 100% sure. As trying to solve questions in which you are not confident in 1st round could break the flow and even make one doubtful and frustrated and lead to silly mistakes. Last year I tried to do most of the paper in 1 go, though I was able to finish the paper in 90-100 minutes but I made large number of silly mistakes as I became frustrated due to constant interruption of the flow. 
Doing paper in rounds has one more benefit i.e. as one would have read the question paper once, questions are in the subconscious and now a more informed call can be taken on which questions can be solved by elimination or other techniques and allocate time accordingly. 



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Finally SFG is over. Time for the final lap.

Today's targets:

1) Schemes 

2) Polity CA 

3) SFG polity revision + relevant static 

4) Newspaper 

Pantheon,Jammu
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29 days to go

PYQs Environment 

Mocks revision(Shankar+Next IAS)-any 5

Jammu,
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sondersaid

@Jammu I agree with your suggestions to improve the speed of solving. However, I have a different approach on deciding how many qsns to leave for 2nd round. I think in your 1st round you should solve only those questions in which you are 100% sure. As trying to solve questions in which you are not confident in 1st round could break the flow and even make one doubtful and frustrated and lead to silly mistakes. Last year I tried to do most of the paper in 1 go, though I was able to finish the paper in 90-100 minutes but I made large number of silly mistakes as I became frustrated due to constant interruption of the flow. 
Doing paper in rounds has one more benefit i.e. as one would have read the question paper once, questions are in the subconscious and now a more informed call can be taken on which questions can be solved by elimination or other techniques and allocate time accordingly. 



Yes friend, i completely agree with you. By doing in rounds, one can also gauge the difficulty level of paper very well and attempt appropriate number of questions accordingly.

I said it in the particular context that if one finds finishing paper a challenge, then more questions should be solved in first round.

Whatever suits one should be pursued. 

Personally, I have a very strange habit. If I read a question, I will definitely attempt it because I never gets time for round 2. So i have attempted 93/99/100 questions in one go in last three prelims. It paid well, but I honestly would never recommend this to anybody. I also have this habit of scoring just on margins near the cut off. The reason is obvious I feel, that is I have never been able to optimise the number of questions to be attempted. So, I do recommend doing in rounds, if possible.


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(237) 7/5/22

  1. Indian express 
  2. History and Culture Test at center 
  3. Roll party 🌯🍻
  4. Test Review 

11:12 pm 

Saturday 

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nebulasaid

nebulasaid

nebulasaid

nebulasaid

nebulasaid

02-05-2022

1. Env (NCERT +notes)

2. Env (Class +magazine) (1/2)

3. PYQ Env

1,3 done. CA is pending

03-05-2022

  1. Env (Climate change, conventions, etc)
  2. Env CA
  3. Env PYQ (2/2)

CA done, 1 only 30% done. Didn't do PYQ yesterday.

04-05-2022

  1. Env (Biodiversity)
  2. Env CA class
  3. Env PYQ

1,3 done.

05-05-2022

  1. Agriculture (ncert+notes)
  2. Agriculture PYQ
  3. Env CA

1,2 done. 3 will be done today

06-05-2022

  1. Indian Geography (NCERT+PYQ)
  2. Mapping Indian Geography
  3. CSAT 40Qs

Same for today07-05-2022

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Jammusaid

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Targets for May 7 (day 68)

1. icar ao (12/14) - agriculture, english

2. meditation, aerobics

All the best wishes dostoen : )

Targets for May 8 (day 69)

1. icar ao (13/14) - general science

2. aerobics, pranayama. Leaving meditation for a week. Not been able to focus well. Moment I close eyes, some weird thoughts pitch in. Need to revisit some old lectures post exam.

Kal Mother’s Day hai dostoen, bhool mat jana. Best of luck : )

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