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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


jack_Sparrow,Fireheartand151 otherslike this
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Did some pending portions of IR, S&T and AMAC the past two days.

Targets for today:

1) Mapping 

2) Indian Geo 

3) CA class 

4) Newspaper 

Jammu,
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If borrowing is determined by state legislature then why centre places limit like 4%gdsp??

While Art 293(1) says that state legislature determines state borrowing, Art 293 clauses (3) and (4) say that States also need to obtain the consent of the Centre to get fresh loans if it is indebted to the latter. 

14th Finance Commission had recommended that Centre should enforce the fiscal roadmap laid out by FC and FRBM by using these powers (under 293 (3) & (4)) to impose limits on state borrowing. Thus Centre places the 4% or 5% gsdp limits. 

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@Kya haal dont eat mutton korma in lunch in summer ! missed few targets yesterday !!
 
target for today 
static ; polity revision
current : environment + defence ( samadhan sunya ias second reading )
Insight ias step up test ( 6 to 8 )
random revision : vijayanagar + bhakti 
internet reading : will look few river range and passes in map 


step up test was disaster ..


Targets for today :

static : polity (will try to finish today)

current : economy ( third reading ) + culture ( first reading )

random revision : bahami + sufi movement 

internet  reading : will look into maps specially india ( getting question wrong in full tests )

1 full test analysis 

wasted almost whole day yesterday ! 

will try to finish today 

Celeborn,Jammu
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Todays targets:

Revision of PYQs-2011,2012,2013,2014,2015

Celeborn,Jammu
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Anyone feeling tired or burned out can see the PYQs of Prelims... they are a goldmine
dalpha,crikeymateand8 otherslike this
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Does anyone have simulator test 4 pdf??
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Anyone feeling tired or burned out can see the PYQs of Prelims... they are a goldmine

Would appreciate it if you could elaborate on how to take the maximum out of them.


One aspect is content, another is framing I suppose? What's your process like?

Jammu,
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  • The air circulation over the oceans in the middle latitudes is mainly anticyclonic [Sub-tropical High Pressure Belt] (more pronounced in the southern hemisphere than in the northern hemisphere due to differences in the extent of landmass). The oceanic circulation pattern also corresponds with the same.
  • At higher latitudes, where the wind flow is mostly cyclonic [Sub-polar Low Pressure Belt], the oceanic circulation follows this pattern.


can someone please explain me these two points

Jammu,
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Targets for May 13 (day 74)

1. Mains (3/10) - Newspaper backlog April 25 - May 13; Miscellaneous

2. pranayama, zumba

3. household chores

God is great. Good luck dostoen, lots of love : )

Could not study much. Lot of household work was there. When one is skipping an attempt, friends and relatives also give third world trivial assignments. 

Targets for May 14 (day 75) - day off. Leaving for favourite place, janambhoomi Barolla. Family ceremony is due.

From day after tomorrow, I would ensure no more excuses. Already feeling excited to come back in loop. My ut psc prelims is due on June 26.

Good luck dostoen, study well. These days would always remain memorable for all of us. It’s pointless to be free like me beyond a point : D

Celeborn,Biryani
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Bought a prelims course but not preparing now. Please let me know if anyone is interested.

please dm

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@Pantheon hiw doyou go about PYQs,look at old paper as a whole or study topic wise.What is the best way to utilize them?


Jammu,
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@Pantheon hiw doyou go about PYQs,look at old paper as a whole or study topic wise.What is the best way to utilize them?


Paper as a whole. Topic wise study may not yield good results except for say most important ones like FR, FD,DPSP, economic terms and concepts

dalpha,DMand4 otherslike this
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Hello..

This year due to some personal family reasons I was unable to read any basic standard books of upsc like polity, spectrum etc.. 

But now as I am giving vision test series flt(80-120), vajiram flt(100s), insight step up series(95-100).. I have a score of around 80s-110s in different test.. 

Now I am really confused should I give prelims this year or not?? 

I have already given 4 attempts and never cleared prelims once.. 

Last year I was having better scores in test series.. But on d day I become anxious and end up in failed attempt.. 

One way my mind says itna pad pad ke gaye 3 saal.. Result nil bate sanata hai.. Ab de do.. And another me thinks for remaining only 2 attempts... 


What should I do?? 


dalpha,Jammu
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FELIXsaid

Hello..

This year due to some personal family reasons I was unable to read any basic standard books of upsc like polity, spectrum etc.. 

But now as I am giving vision test series flt(80-120), vajiram flt(100s), insight step up series(95-100).. I have a score of around 80s-110s in different test.. 

Now I am really confused should I give prelims this year or not?? 

I have already given 4 attempts and never cleared prelims once.. 

Last year I was having better scores in test series.. But on d day I become anxious and end up in failed attempt.. 

One way my mind says itna pad pad ke gaye 3 saal.. Result nil bate sanata hai.. Ab de do.. And another me thinks for remaining only 2 attempts... 


What should I do?? 


In my view, you are very likely to clear prelims, but of course there is always an element of uncertainty in prelims. If I were in your place with such scores, I would have gone for the prelims.

Additionally, try giving last 5-10 years actual UPSC prelims papers to get into the flow. 


dalpha,
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@Newton981 thank you so much.. Giving me the required boost and a fresh perspective 

Sure sir.. I will.. 


Jammu,
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Back here after months.. badly need some consistency and accountability


Targets for 14/5/22

  • Polity Active Recall (1/2)
  • Polity PyQs (T-10 years)
  • Polity CA (1/2)
  • SFG analysis (1/2)

No time for slacking .. God give me strength !!

DM,Guntherand15 otherslike this
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nebulasaid

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nebulasaid

09-05-2022

1. Modern Histroy (Acts, Political organisations, Bengal Partition)

2. History PYQ

3. CSAT (40 Qs)

1 some part is left, 2,3 done also did CA revision for Environment.

10-05-2022

  1. INM - Education, NCM
  2. FLT (test+ analysis)
  3. CA Eco (revision)

FLT analysis is left, rest done.

11-05-2022

  1. Economics (banking+ open market)
  2. FLT analysis
  3. CA class + revision (S&T)
  4. CSAT 40Qs

Finished first two.

12-05-2022

  1. Economics (Capital market, GDP, Miscellaneous)
  2. CSAT 40Qs
  3. CA revision polity

Finished all, ended up doing FLT analysis and mapping instead of CSAT.

13-05-2022

  1. Economics (Government budgeting, inflation, poverty etc)
  2. CA revision polity
  3. FLT (test+analysis)

Was not well yesterday, finished 50% of target.

14-05-2022

  1. IR (Notes+CA)
  2. FLT (Test+analysis)
  3. CSAT 40Qs
  4. Polity CA
Celeborn,Jammu
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Did some pending portions of IR, S&T and AMAC the past two days.

Targets for today:

1) Mapping 

2) Indian Geo 

3) CA class 

4) Newspaper 

90% done. Some bits left here and there. 

Targets for today: 

1) Environment (species, protected areas, PYQs, CA) 

2) CA class 

3) Newspaper 

Jammu,
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Todays targets:

Revision of PYQs-2016,2017,2018,2019,2020,2021

Jammu,
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@Kya haal dont eat mutton korma in lunch in summer ! missed few targets yesterday !!
 
target for today 
static ; polity revision
current : environment + defence ( samadhan sunya ias second reading )
Insight ias step up test ( 6 to 8 )
random revision : vijayanagar + bhakti 
internet reading : will look few river range and passes in map 


step up test was disaster ..


Targets for today :

static : polity (will try to finish today)

current : economy ( third reading ) + culture ( first reading )

random revision : bahami + sufi movement 

internet  reading : will look into maps specially india ( getting question wrong in full tests )

1 full test analysis 

wasted almost whole day yesterday ! 

will try to finish today 

Will stop writing full tests now ..marks are stucked in 85-98 range (20+ tests )...less marks bring the confidence down there by effecting revision schedule !!!!

will revise static and current for next 15 days !

AB JO HOGA DEKHA JAAEGA 

JAI SHREE RAM  

Jammu,
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