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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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DMsaid

What explains the eastward flow of the equatorial counter current ?  (2015)

(a) The Earth's rotation on its axis

(b) Convergence of the two equatorial currents

(c) Difference in salinity of water

(d) Occurrence of the belt of calm near the equator

UPSC has given answer as b. But how can resultant of Convergence of the two equatorial currents be exactly opposite to both. 

The equatorial countercurrents are driven by a distinct surface wind pattern in the tropics.

Strong westward trade winds result in westward surface flow in most of the tropical Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

However, several hundred mi. (km.) north of the equator, the winds are much weaker, in comparison

The stronger winds to the south pile up water where the winds are weak.

As a result, the surface of the ocean can be up to 6 in. (15 cm.) higher and the thermocline as much as 328 ft. (100 m.) deeper than it is directly to the north.

The excess water flows eastward under the influence of the Earth’s rotation, giving rise to the equatorial countercurrents.

 In the Indian Ocean, the equatorial countercurrent is located several hundred mi. (km.) south of the equator.

In all three oceans, the equatorial countercurrent is concentrated in the upper 656 ft. (200 m.), above the thermocline.

The intensity of the equatorial countercurrent varies from season to season and from month to month.

The strongest seasonal changes occur in the Atlantic Ocean.

Eastward flow reaches a maximum in the summer and fall, with speeds of up to 12 in. (30 cm.) per second, and disappears in the spring.

Seasonal changes are weaker in the Pacific Ocean. Here, the equatorial countercurrent exists year-round, and is strongest in the fall and winter, with speeds slightly. 

ok, so primary reason is convergence and secondary reason is rotation?

Jammu,
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What explains the eastward flow of the equatorial counter current ?  (2015)

(a) The Earth's rotation on its axis

(b) Convergence of the two equatorial currents

(c) Difference in salinity of water

(d) Occurrence of the belt of calm near the equator

UPSC has given answer as b. But how can resultant of Convergence of the two equatorial currents be exactly opposite to both. 

This is something that is better understood via pictures rather than words. 

Normally the equatorial current flows westward because that's the direction of the trade winds. 

Once it reaches the continental margins on the western side, most of the water diverts towards the pole eventually to form the normal ocean currents. 

However some of the water piles up due to convergence of equatorial currents at the western margins. It is then ''pushed back''. It comes back through the middle of the two westward currents, forming the equatorial countercurrent (drawn in green below) 

It's called the counter current because it flows counter to the normal currents. 

Hence the Eastward flow is due to the convergence of the two equatorial currents 

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So far so good.

Targets for May 25 (86) - jkas prelims (9/40) - maps, geog from lucent, miscellaneous, newspaper, pranayama, exercise

Good luck dostoen, lots of love : )

Past two days had been good. Feeling like back in groove. Will carry on the momentum.

Targets for May 26 (87) - jkas prelims (10/40) - maps, miscellaneous, lucent geog, newspaper, pranayama, exercise.

good luck dostoen, lots of love : )

Celeborn,
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@HeNeArKr @Mariner hey, thanks, i was totally unaware about this. Makes sense : )


HeNeArKr,Mariner
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25th May

  1. Focus- Polity, Economy with PYQs+notes
  2. 'probable' notes revise.
  3. Revise PYQ notes + see solved PYQs on vision portal
  4. Revise 2 CA files
  5. Enviro audio note→ then notebook.
  6. Skim through relevant websites
  7. Finish EN pending links

  • 4- Only 1 CA file done.
  • 5, 6, 7 done
  • Revised mnemonics notes
  • Revised environment notes

Will do '2' and some PYQs before calling it a day


26th May

  • 1, 3, 4
Celeborn,Jammu
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26/5

1. Revise AnC (1/2)

2. PYQ - 2018 (1/2)

3. Finish Env

4. Revise short notes 


Celeborn,Jammu
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@Celeborn @DM thank you both for the explanation.


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PT SnT not done 
Pmfias doc not done

26/05
Medieval and AnC revision
Sfg med and AnC rev
PYQ 2010,2012
Modern self note rev
PT SnT 

Post lunch sleep ☠️


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DMsaid

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 


Update ----@ 3:10 am

1.vivek sir 550 mcq--- only 150 questions completed

3.Economy PYQ completed👌💯

3.Dipin sir's class completed👌💯

4.C-sat -- logical english-- 2018,2019,2020,2021-- completed 👌💯

Celeborn,Jammu
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To-do-list ( 26/05/2022) (current time-- 3:20 am) 

Day starts from 4:45 am

• Repeated themes--- all subjects ( 2013-2021) 

 •Forum IAS research document-- 10 years ( 2011-2020) 

• History-- ancient + Medieval  -- Level 1 test

• vivek sir --- economics--- 400 mcq

 •polity--- laxmikant -- part 1

• C-sat---- no. System (pyq) jitna ho sakega 

All the best 👍💯dosto gud luck to all. Stay blessed. 

Jab tak torengae nahi tab tak chorengae nahi. 

Celeborn,Jammu
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Todays targets

Static-Geography+Environment

Current Affairs- Environment + Science and Tech

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Targets for 25/5/22

  • Revise entire Modern India
  • Modern India SFG
  • Entire history PYQs
  • Entire history audio notes
  • MApping (whenever bored of the targets above)

Good day to everyone. Only 11 days left for prelims.. Keep the josh high !!! 

Note to Self: 

  • Do not sleep in the day
  • No screen after 10 pm

Not a great day yesterday as I would have loved it to be.. Slept for good 2-3 hours during the day, despite planning not to do that. 


Celeborn,Jammu
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Targets for 26/5/22

  • Environment Static
  • Environment Audio Notes
  • Environment PYQS
  • Environment CA

Note to self:
It will be a long day tomorrow.. Make the most of the time you have today !! 
Only 10 days left for prelims ....

Celeborn,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 

Yesterday was a much better day. Had a great start. Towards evening though, I drifted off. Couldn't complete everything. 

3,4 done. Mapping done. Rest not done. Time to move on. 

Targets for today:

1) Environment (1/2)

2) 2013 PYQ 

3) Newspaper + Misc CA 

Let's go! 

2,3 done. 1 - 80% done. 

While yesterday was overall better, had a bit of a slump in the afternoon. Need to avoid that today 

Targets:

1) Environment (2/2)

2) 2014 PYQs

3) Misc 

Jammu,
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nebulasaid

nebulasaid

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)

Finished 1,2 and 3. PYQ only 2017 was done.

25-05-2022

  1. Geography (Climate, Ocean, Soil, Biome)
  2. CSAT 2021, 2020 PYQ)
  3. FLT (re-take, re-analysis)
  4. Government schemes
  5. Economic survey (if time permits)

1,3,4 done. CSAT will be done today.

26-05-2022

  1. CSAT (2021 PYQ)
  2. Polity (Till Part IV)
  3. PYQ (2019,2020)
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 :)

Pyqs and minerals not done.  

1. Env Revise - 2 hrs + Pyqs

2. Economics - Pillar 1 and 3,4 

3. Economics - CA revise

4. Science - Nanotech+ Biotech 

5. Minerals 

6. Physical features


Kaafi wahiyat din tha. Har jagah haath pair mara and Kuch bhi complete nahin ho paaya. 

Targets Repeat. Aur sirf itne hi hai. 

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Targets for 26/5/22

  • Environment Static
  • Environment Audio Notes
  • Environment PYQS
  • Environment CA

Note to self:
It will be a long day tomorrow.. Make the most of the time you have today !! 
Only 10 days left for prelims ....

Calling it a day already.. Nahi ho paaega kal tak.. !!

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@sjerngal How do you revise SFG?


Jammu,
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@sjerngal How do you revise SFG?


I am attempting the test again (for subjects in which I scored really low and for subjects in which I think I should). PErsonally I would not have done this, had I analysed the SFGs on the same day itself (like I did last year). This time, I did not get time to do that.
Last year, I used to revise only the mistakes that I had made during the SFG. If you have analysed your tests before hand, I would recommend you to just go through your mistakes, internalize it in your mind and make sure that you don't repeat them.


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feel sleepy after dinner.will post the targets now only to give fresh start.

1.read a chap in ncert 12th geo.

2.did till socrates.

3.newspaper also not completed.

bad day,plan is to do psir tomorrow whole day,indian geo if bored.

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