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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,Fireheartand160 otherslike this
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Targets for 22/5/22 

  • Art and Culture- static
  • Art and Culture PYQs
  • Revise Medieval India
  • November CA


Highly unproductive day.. Need to redeem myself today.. No excuses !

I like the way you are honest with yourself. Need to inculcate some of these in me.

One can fool everyone, but themselves :)

DM,MikeWozniakand8 otherslike this
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Jammusaid

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Targets for May 23 (84) - jkas prelims (7/40) - geography self notes complete, ncert (1 of 4), miscellaneous, newspaper, pranayama, exercise

Sending you all good wishes, have an amazing week : )

An average day. Will study more just now. Have made a conditional promise. Days I dont study for minimum number of hours, will skip the exercise the next morning. Let’s see how long it goes.

Targets for May 24 (85) - jkas prelims (8/40) - geog ncert (3 of 4), miscellaneous, newspaper, exercise, pranayama

Good luck dostoen : )

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Jammusaid

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Targets for May 23 (84) - jkas prelims (7/40) - geography self notes complete, ncert (1 of 4), miscellaneous, newspaper, pranayama, exercise

Sending you all good wishes, have an amazing week : )

An average day. Will study more just now. Have made a conditional promise. Days I dont study for minimum number of hours, will skip the exercise the next morning. Let’s see how long it goes.

Targets for May 24 (85) - jkas prelims (8/40) - geog ncert (3 of 4), miscellaneous, newspaper, exercise, pranayama

Good luck dostoen : )

Healthy mind stays in a healthy body. 
I would suggest not to skip exercises.. . Reduce the duration of the exercise, but dont skip it.. 
Weather here is so beautiful.. I am sure you will have a good exercise session tomorrow morning :) 

Jammu,
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To-do-list (24/05/2022) 

Current time⌚-- 2:14 am

1.vivek sir economy compilation 550 questions booklet

2.ECONOMY- PYQS ( from 1991-2021) 

3.Dipin sir's economy current affairs sir class revision ( budget+ ES included) 

4.C-sat  ( Logical English) ( 2011-2021) 

 Note -- avhi pending work chalega whole night 🌃 😀

Day starts from 6:00 am 


Pantheon,Celebornand3 otherslike this
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Targets for 23/5/22

  • Revise Ancient and Medieval + Audio notes
  • Budget and Economic Survey revision
  • APR (1/2)
  • May 2021-December 2021 CA
  • SFG Papers-Science and Tech
  • Mapping - 90 minutes


Note to self: Do Not sleep during the day, no matter how sleepy you feel. (except 20 min power nap)


Did not sleep much during the day except the power nap.. But really really need to increase the momentum.. 
The current speed of revision is not what one should have 12 days before the Prelims. 
Did get a minor panic attack an hour ago.. 
The only way to overcome it is to keep going forward.. !!

DM,Celebornand3 otherslike this
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Todays targets

Insights Mock Test revision(Tests 1-5)

Vision PT 365 Economy revision

PYQs(2016-2021)

sjerngal,Jammu
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Targets:

1) Physical + Indian Geography 

2) Agriculture

3) Newspaper 

4) 2011 PYQ 

Not a good day. Had very less efficiency. 3,4 done. 1,2 only 50% done. 

Targets for today:

1) Geography + Mapping

2) Agriculture 

3) IR + Indices 

4) 2012 PYQ 

sjerngal,Jammuand1 otherslike this
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Targets for 24/5/22

  • Modern history (1/2) 
  • Budget and Eco survey revise
  • APR (2/2)
  • SFG- S&Tech
  • May21- Dec21 Current affairs
  • Mapping -60 minutes
Celeborn,Jammuand1 otherslike this
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nebulasaid

23-05-2022

1. Modern History (INM till 1927)

2. CSAT (2 hrs)

3. PYQ (MH)

4. Mapping (30 min)



Finished all of them.

24-05-2022

  1. INM (till 1947, peasant ,tribal and social movements)
  2. CA class Revision (S&T)
  3. Mapping (30 min)
  4. PYQ (2017-2020)
Celeborn,Jammu
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Today's targets :

1. Indian rivers + physical features 

2. CSAT - Reasoning 

3. Env Finish + revise 

4. Pyqs - Env 

5. Minerals 

That's it! Good day guys :)

Celeborn,Jammu
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Targets for 24/5/22

  • Modern history (1/2) 
  • Budget and Eco survey revise
  • APR (2/2)
  • SFG- S&Tech
  • May21- Dec21 Current affairs
  • Mapping -60 minutes

What is APR?

Jammu,
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Targets for 24/5/22

  • Modern history (1/2) 
  • Budget and Eco survey revise
  • APR (2/2)
  • SFG- S&Tech
  • May21- Dec21 Current affairs
  • Mapping -60 minutes

What is APR?

Annual policy review 

Jammu,
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Targets for 24/5/22

  • Modern history (1/2) 
  • Budget and Eco survey revise
  • APR (2/2)
  • SFG- S&Tech
  • May21- Dec21 Current affairs
  • Mapping -60 minutes

What is APR?

aaloo poori raita 

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PYQ 2021: 

Which of the following have species that can establish symbiotic relationship with other organisms? 1. Cnidarians 2. Fungi 3. Protozoa

Select the correct answer using the code given below. (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only (c) 1 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3


All coachings, googling gave answer (d)-1,2,3. But, NCERT Class 11 Biology (Chap-2, Pg-21) book says as follows:

"All protozoans are heterotrophs and live as predators or parasites." 

Nothing could be as clear as this statement, which means  they cannot be symbiotic.  UPSC almost always goes by traditional, official, authoritative books like NCERT rather than googling/wiki/research papers. So, I think answer should be (A)-1 and 2 only. What do you guys think?

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PYQ 2021: 

Which of the following have species that can establish symbiotic relationship with other organisms? 1. Cnidarians 2. Fungi 3. Protozoa

Select the correct answer using the code given below. (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only (c) 1 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3


All coachings, googling gave answer (d)-1,2,3. But, NCERT Class 11 Biology (Chap-2, Pg-21) book says as follows:

"All protozoans are heterotrophs and live as predators or parasites." 

Nothing could be as clear as this statement, which means  they cannot be symbiotic.  UPSC almost always goes by traditional, official, authoritative books like NCERT rather than googling/wiki/research papers. So, I think answer should be (A)-1 and 2 only. What do you guys think?

Symbiosis is not just mutualism where both organisms benefit (like in lichens). It includes commensalism, amensalism, parasitism etc as well. Basically, any type of a close + long-term biological interaction= symbiotic relationship.






Jammu,nebula
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Reference: PYQ 2021-"Protozoa forms symbiotic relationship".


Biology NCERT class 11, chap-2, pg-21 says "All protozoans are predators or parasites"

I always thought Symbiotic relationship means "mutualistic" . Does anyone know if in any NCERT they have clearly told that symbiotic relationship means parasitism, commensalism, amensalism also (as wiki says). It is available on google but UPSC doesn't stick to google if the statement is available in NCERT. Also, wiki para says it is a century old debate if symbiosis means only mutualism or not. If it that old a debate, then UPSC will certainly stick to NCERT. Hence, if anyone can give me NCERT reference of symbiotic being parasitism also I would be greatly obliged. Otherwise we will have to stick to NCERT, no matter how many research papers have come on google. 

crikeymate,Jammu
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@Steph_Curry Thanks, I have rephrased the question. What symbiotic relationship actually means, we need to go to that. If you have NCERT reference please provide it. Even wiki para says it is a century old debate. In debate questions i think upsc sticks to NCERT


Jammu,
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@jassikamboj16303 Official key should be out soon. NCERT doesn't discuss symbiotic relationships adequately. There's one definition in class 7 and that's it.  


jassikamboj16303,Jammu
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@hashtag2020 I don't think answer key will be released before 5 june as IFoS interviews are till 23 june and UPSC will release prelim answer key after final declaration of IFoS result. Then, it wont matter. So, we will have to figure it out by ourselves only.
As for NCERT definition, you are right even I found it to be inadequate in that class 7 book. But whatever is written there and the examples given, I figured it talks only about Mutualistic ones. I know it might seem very trivial, but I have a strong hunch since none of the sources on google are actually authoritative or official, coupled with the fact it is an "age old debate" as wiki said. Maybe some Bipin Chandra counterparts in ecology can help with authoritative source.


Jammu,
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