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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.


“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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Bhailogs All the very best to all of you! Macha ke aana :)
Saint_1,Pam123and13 otherslike this

All the very best everyone! :) 

Prothom Alo,sstarrrand8 otherslike this
If you had
One shot
Or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted
In one moment
Would you capture it
Or just let it slip?
His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti
He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready
To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgettin'
What he wrote down, the whole crowd goes so loud
He opens his mouth, but the words won't come out
He's chokin', how, everybody's jokin' now
The clocks run out, times up, over, blaow
Snap back to reality, ope there goes gravity
Ope, there goes Rabbit, he choked
He's so mad, but he won't give up that easy? No
He won't have it, he knows his whole back's to these ropes
It don't matter, he's dope, he knows that, but he's broke
He's so stagnant, he knows, when he goes back to this mobile home, that's when it's
Back to the lab again, yo, this whole rhapsody
Better go capture this moment and hope it don't pass him
You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime
You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime
You better
SA,Celebornand9 otherslike this

"Uth bandh kamar, q darta hai.

fir dekh Khuda kya karta hai"

beleive in urself,u have potential to crack this exam and u will.....

best of luck🤞 to everyone....

Celeborn,sstarrrand6 otherslike this

One of those days when no matter how much you try to convince yourself your heart just keeps racing!

any suggestions about keeping calming down are welcome

good luck to all!

sjerngal,Jammuand1 otherslike this

All the best 👍💯 dosto. Do well. 

Quoting neywan's quote. ( one of my favourite quotes) 

Jo Log Mehnat Ka Saath Nahi Chodte Kismat Kabhi Unka Saath Nahi Chodti. and this

प्रासादों के कनकाभ शिखर,
होते कबूतरों के ही घर,
महलों में गरुड़ ना होता है,
कंचन पर कभी न सोता है.
रहता वह कहीं पहाड़ों में,
शैलों की फटी दरारों में|

उड़ते जो झंझावतों में,
पीते जो वारि प्रपातो में,
सारा आकाश अयन जिनका,
विषधर भुजंग भोजन जिनका,
वे ही फानिबंध छुड़ाते हैं,
धरती का हृदय जुड़ाते हैं.”

So go through your struggles. Your individual battles. You chose this. And these are what will make you.. 

Bye gud 🤞🍀

Neyawn,Pam123and6 otherslike this

05 June

Give Exam

Calmness and Common Sense. 

Reading Question 2 times. 

First Time Mark the 101% Sure answers only. 

dalpha,sjerngaland1 otherslike this

(209) 4/6/22

Day Before Exam 

  1. Indian express Done 
  2. Miscellaneous... 

Feeling like the festival Tomorrow 

Don't Make it Special, It's just aRoutine 

10:30 Pm


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@sjerngalThank you for the tip on "feeling blank', it's reassuring in a way.

Good luck peeps!

sjerngal,Jammuand3 otherslike this

Best wishes to all those writing prelims tomorrow. I have seen the rigour, the replay and the strength of people on this platform and all that adds upto nothing but sheer inspiration. Last year I was asking doubts about forex reserves here and getting those solved by people I am sure would make us all proud after a few months. 

I know you must have heard this from practically every credible and non-credible CSE source, but now you'd be hearing this from a person whowholeheartedly belived that this statment is solely and purely populist, because well, you can't state the negatives before the exam :Tomorrow, your confidence is your lucky charm. I have underestimated the potential of this statment very often but thankfully my boisterous self somehow had that confidence inside me, which I now realise.

So, be sure of your intuition, and be ready to take risks and have the courage to keep going even when you're clueless about the previous 6 questions. Have faith that your first instinct is your saviour in the wild. The paper is going to be tough, but so are you. 

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» show previous quotes

Targets for June 2 (94) - govt schemes vision complete, pranayama, exercise

Good luck dostoen : )

Targets for June 3 (95) - jkas prelims - polity mocks revision and note making, pranayama, exercise

Note to self - its okay to feel low, its okay to feel sad, but what is not okay is feeling less faith in self.

Good luck dostoen, lots of love : )

June 4 (96) - jkas prelims - complete polity mocks (sfg + vision), miscellaneous, pranayama, exercise

good luck dostoen, lots of love : )

June 5 (97) - jkas prelims - geography mocks 1/2 (sfg + vision), miscellaneous, newspaper, pranayama, exercise

good luck dostoen : )

All tye best everyone
sjerngal,Jammuand1 otherslike this
Finally 😀🍫🥂🍾

Again this year UPSC prooved it's unpredictability...
How was the paper? Anyone? Was it difficult than previous year?
@Saint_ Tough as usual. Modern history RIP, Ancient and mediaeval history - Lucent is the new king many history question came from it. Tricks unfortunately didn't worked.

Getting 67 in csat seems difficult this time...or is it just me jo csat ni krr paya
Vesuvius,tryingtryingtryingand1 otherslike this
@Jurgen_klopp which key? Can’t seem to find it any key on the internet 


GS - Felt tougher than last year (which is the new benchmark).

For once my strategy has left me far away from the likely cut-off so i don't have to waste a month: attempted only 73 and mostly getting between 58 and 60 right as of now.

Taking the day off tomorrow to catch up on work and then get started!

1. Static, factual polity; felt straightforward even if answers were written in a lengthy manner.

2. Tough Econ  (and I just submitted my Econ mphil!) - you had to really stop and think on the questions. So even if you got the questions eventually right, it would eat into time.

3. IR very current heavy, and the option choices didn't help at all. I had to sit and visualise the map + draw on World history to answer the turkey/Afghanistan questions, didn't even bother with Chad wala.

4. Environment a mixed bag - good if you memorised wetlands and stuff from 2020, bad if you skimmed or were hoping on answer options to save you. Pollution stuff was straightforward though!

5. Modern history RIP. 

6. Ancient/mediaeval/current was just gross, and now Lucent etc will come back sigh. I have a feeling they'll scrap the Arthashastra question because of the content of it, but who knows.

7. Sci tech a saving grace, mostly applied stuff. But again - have to keep a calm mind while answering.


Quant was tougher - lengthy if you don't know the tricks and then easy to make a small mistake.

Reasoning questions were easier but presentation of the answers was trickier, and also interspersed between tougher quant questions so it becomes tricky.

Verbal again - questions were easier in the sense that more answers were right in the passages. But the passages were lengthy, and it isn't always straightforward (especially when giving in the exam hall).

Attempting more than 50 is not easy for people who don't have a good mix of quant and verbal ability or haven't practiced.

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