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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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can anyone tell how many times can we view the current affairs lecture 

I don't think so there is any restrictions on that. 

U can watch n no. Of times. 

THE_MECHANIC,Liesel
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Nearly completed yesterday's targets. Some portions of Fluid Dynamics is left.

Targets for today:

1) Polity 

2) Governance 

3) CA class 

4) Newspaper 

Have a great day! 


Caffeinity,Liesel
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If the documents to be uploaded along with DAF are scanned in black and white instead of grayscale, will that be an issue?

I mean rejection of application or something?

This might seem silly ..but need help 

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can anyone tell how many times can we view the current affairs lecture 

Maybe it's only 3 times now.........before it was unlimited but make sure to cross check by forumias

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Hello friends I have left my job in 2020 for upsc. Started preparing for it and gave 2 attempts but could not clear prelims. I am presently 27 years old and have 4 years work experience in 2 different companies before that. My basics of different subjects are not cleared and also due to lack of practice and revision could not clear prelims. I am totally confused whether to got for full fledged upsc 2023 preparation or once again join a job or prepare alongside. Could anyone from you please help what should be my course of action? 
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Hello friends I have left my job in 2020 for upsc. Started preparing for it and gave 2 attempts but could not clear prelims. I am presently 27 years old and have 4 years work experience in 2 different companies before that. My basics of different subjects are not cleared and also due to lack of practice and revision could not clear prelims. I am totally confused whether to got for full fledged upsc 2023 preparation or once again join a job or prepare alongside. Could anyone from you please help what should be my course of action? 

Join a foundation course. 

Read this article plz, https://blog.forumias.com/two-cents-how-to-clear-civil-services-with-a-top-rank-and-avoid-exhausting-attempts/

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Could not start statics & dynamics, I've finished 3D but not happy with my progress. Will revise it tomorrow once more before I proceed. Could not see the topper copy either. Have to make it a regular habit. 


Targets: 

  • 3D - Revision 
  • Statics & Dynamics - Theory 
  • Newspaper 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Answer Writing & Review 
  • Disaster Management (1/3)

Wasted the first half today. Was able to touch upon all the topics but my progress in them wasn't satisfactory. 


Targets: 

  • Finish S&D Theory 
  • Disaster Management (2/3) 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing Review + Write 2 Case Studies 


I was fanboying over Vishakha Yadav's topper copies a while back, saw Divya Mishra's copy today and I'm awestruck. They deserve all the success that they've got, insane skills. Need to put in a lot of efforts to even run in the same race as them. Hopefully one day! Good luck people. 

Targets: 

  • Finish S&D 
  • Revise 3D 
  • Disaster Management (3/4) 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing + Review

Bad day streak continues. Only did maths today and the newspaper. 


Targets: 

  • Review - S&D, 3D
  • Disaster Management (3/4) 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing + Review

Was able to cover most of the targets yesterday. However, my efficiency was less and it reflected in the test I gave today. Might have to give more time to same topics, confused as of now. 


Targets: 

  • Test - done 
  • Finish Disaster Management 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing + Review


Not able to come here on a daily basis but I'll keep trying. 


Targets: 

  • Maths Test Analysis 
  • Maths Daily Module 
  • Ethics Test Analysis 
  • Write 1 Essay 
  • Newspaper 
D503,krakatoaand2 otherslike this
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If the documents to be uploaded along with DAF are scanned in black and white instead of grayscale, will that be an issue?

I mean rejection of application or something?

This might seem silly ..but need help 

I doubt that B&W and grayscale will be differentiated. I uploaded what you would call a scanned copy of the xerox copy of original last year as well as this year. No problem. Hope this helps.

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Hello friends I have left my job in 2020 for upsc. Started preparing for it and gave 2 attempts but could not clear prelims. I am presently 27 years old and have 4 years work experience in 2 different companies before that. My basics of different subjects are not cleared and also due to lack of practice and revision could not clear prelims. I am totally confused whether to got for full fledged upsc 2023 preparation or once again join a job or prepare alongside. Could anyone from you please help what should be my course of action? 

Disclaimer: The basis of my answer is "Basics not cleared"

Answer: You may have to throw out all notes you have made and start afresh. By now you have understood what are the demands of the exam so what you need is pin pointed clarity and external assistance to reach that clarity. I doubt this task would be possible in part-time preparations. There are exceptions, of course, but they are few so you are the best judge. Do read the advise and article that@DM has shared. It is by@Neyawn , who is an institution in himself on all things UPSC.

Getting a job may sound like a good option, but it will also remain an option a year later. So if finances are not an issue, consider joining a full comprehensive program. Good luck!

DM,
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Could not start statics & dynamics, I've finished 3D but not happy with my progress. Will revise it tomorrow once more before I proceed. Could not see the topper copy either. Have to make it a regular habit. 


Targets: 

  • 3D - Revision 
  • Statics & Dynamics - Theory 
  • Newspaper 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Answer Writing & Review 
  • Disaster Management (1/3)

Wasted the first half today. Was able to touch upon all the topics but my progress in them wasn't satisfactory. 


Targets: 

  • Finish S&D Theory 
  • Disaster Management (2/3) 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing Review + Write 2 Case Studies 


I was fanboying over Vishakha Yadav's topper copies a while back, saw Divya Mishra's copy today and I'm awestruck. They deserve all the success that they've got, insane skills. Need to put in a lot of efforts to even run in the same race as them. Hopefully one day! Good luck people. 

Targets: 

  • Finish S&D 
  • Revise 3D 
  • Disaster Management (3/4) 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing + Review

Bad day streak continues. Only did maths today and the newspaper. 


Targets: 

  • Review - S&D, 3D
  • Disaster Management (3/4) 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing + Review

Was able to cover most of the targets yesterday. However, my efficiency was less and it reflected in the test I gave today. Might have to give more time to same topics, confused as of now. 


Targets: 

  • Test - done 
  • Finish Disaster Management 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing + Review


Not able to come here on a daily basis but I'll keep trying. 


Targets: 

  • Maths Test Analysis 
  • Maths Daily Module 
  • Ethics Test Analysis 
  • Write 1 Essay 
  • Newspaper 

Could not start Ethics Test review due to time paucity. Did the rest. 


Targets: 

  • Maths - Complex Analysis (1/2) 
  • Maths Daily Module 
  • Ethics Test Analysis 
  • Newspaper 
DM,krakatoaand1 otherslike this
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Could not start statics & dynamics, I've finished 3D but not happy with my progress. Will revise it tomorrow once more before I proceed. Could not see the topper copy either. Have to make it a regular habit. 


Targets: 

  • 3D - Revision 
  • Statics & Dynamics - Theory 
  • Newspaper 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Answer Writing & Review 
  • Disaster Management (1/3)

Wasted the first half today. Was able to touch upon all the topics but my progress in them wasn't satisfactory. 


Targets: 

  • Finish S&D Theory 
  • Disaster Management (2/3) 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing Review + Write 2 Case Studies 


I was fanboying over Vishakha Yadav's topper copies a while back, saw Divya Mishra's copy today and I'm awestruck. They deserve all the success that they've got, insane skills. Need to put in a lot of efforts to even run in the same race as them. Hopefully one day! Good luck people. 

Targets: 

  • Finish S&D 
  • Revise 3D 
  • Disaster Management (3/4) 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing + Review

Bad day streak continues. Only did maths today and the newspaper. 


Targets: 

  • Review - S&D, 3D
  • Disaster Management (3/4) 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing + Review

Was able to cover most of the targets yesterday. However, my efficiency was less and it reflected in the test I gave today. Might have to give more time to same topics, confused as of now. 


Targets: 

  • Test - done 
  • Finish Disaster Management 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing + Review


Not able to come here on a daily basis but I'll keep trying. 


Targets: 

  • Maths Test Analysis 
  • Maths Daily Module 
  • Ethics Test Analysis 
  • Write 1 Essay 
  • Newspaper 

Could not start Ethics Test review due to time paucity. Did the rest. 


Targets: 

  • Maths - Complex Analysis (1/2) 
  • Maths Daily Module 
  • Ethics Test Analysis 
  • Newspaper 

Was not able to finish test analysis. Barely did 30%. Finished the other targets. GS1,2 and 3 are lagging behind, wish there was a way for us to function optimally 16 hours a day! Good day people!


Tomorrow: 

  • Finish Complex Analysis 
  • Maths Daily Module 
  • Finish Ethics Test Analysis 
  • Newspaper
DM,krakatoaand5 otherslike this
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Break over. Covered backlogs yesterday - newspaper, class, etc. 

17/07/2022

1. Optional - LPP 

2. GS3 Economy PYQs 

3. Ethics - Topics D, E

Archand,Caffeinityand1 otherslike this
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Had a really poor week.. nothing achieved .

Now taking a break from work, hopefully this will help.

Targets ( Posting a 15 days target , will post micro daily targets later)

1. GS 1 ( Complete+ Answer writing)

2.GS 4 (Ethics Classes + Answer writing)

3. Optional Paper 2

 

Archand,Caffeinityand1 otherslike this
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Could not start statics & dynamics, I've finished 3D but not happy with my progress. Will revise it tomorrow once more before I proceed. Could not see the topper copy either. Have to make it a regular habit. 


Targets: 

  • 3D - Revision 
  • Statics & Dynamics - Theory 
  • Newspaper 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Answer Writing & Review 
  • Disaster Management (1/3)

Wasted the first half today. Was able to touch upon all the topics but my progress in them wasn't satisfactory. 


Targets: 

  • Finish S&D Theory 
  • Disaster Management (2/3) 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing Review + Write 2 Case Studies 


I was fanboying over Vishakha Yadav's topper copies a while back, saw Divya Mishra's copy today and I'm awestruck. They deserve all the success that they've got, insane skills. Need to put in a lot of efforts to even run in the same race as them. Hopefully one day! Good luck people. 

Targets: 

  • Finish S&D 
  • Revise 3D 
  • Disaster Management (3/4) 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing + Review

Bad day streak continues. Only did maths today and the newspaper. 


Targets: 

  • Review - S&D, 3D
  • Disaster Management (3/4) 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing + Review

Was able to cover most of the targets yesterday. However, my efficiency was less and it reflected in the test I gave today. Might have to give more time to same topics, confused as of now. 


Targets: 

  • Test - done 
  • Finish Disaster Management 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing + Review


Not able to come here on a daily basis but I'll keep trying. 


Targets: 

  • Maths Test Analysis 
  • Maths Daily Module 
  • Ethics Test Analysis 
  • Write 1 Essay 
  • Newspaper 

Could not start Ethics Test review due to time paucity. Did the rest. 


Targets: 

  • Maths - Complex Analysis (1/2) 
  • Maths Daily Module 
  • Ethics Test Analysis 
  • Newspaper 

Was not able to finish test analysis. Barely did 30%. Finished the other targets. GS1,2 and 3 are lagging behind, wish there was a way for us to function optimally 16 hours a day! Good day people!


Tomorrow: 

  • Finish Complex Analysis 
  • Maths Daily Module 
  • Finish Ethics Test Analysis 
  • Newspaper

how many hours are you able to study productively? 

Archand,
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Could not start statics & dynamics, I've finished 3D but not happy with my progress. Will revise it tomorrow once more before I proceed. Could not see the topper copy either. Have to make it a regular habit. 


Targets: 

  • 3D - Revision 
  • Statics & Dynamics - Theory 
  • Newspaper 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Answer Writing & Review 
  • Disaster Management (1/3)

Wasted the first half today. Was able to touch upon all the topics but my progress in them wasn't satisfactory. 


Targets: 

  • Finish S&D Theory 
  • Disaster Management (2/3) 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing Review + Write 2 Case Studies 


I was fanboying over Vishakha Yadav's topper copies a while back, saw Divya Mishra's copy today and I'm awestruck. They deserve all the success that they've got, insane skills. Need to put in a lot of efforts to even run in the same race as them. Hopefully one day! Good luck people. 

Targets: 

  • Finish S&D 
  • Revise 3D 
  • Disaster Management (3/4) 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing + Review

Bad day streak continues. Only did maths today and the newspaper. 


Targets: 

  • Review - S&D, 3D
  • Disaster Management (3/4) 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing + Review

Was able to cover most of the targets yesterday. However, my efficiency was less and it reflected in the test I gave today. Might have to give more time to same topics, confused as of now. 


Targets: 

  • Test - done 
  • Finish Disaster Management 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing + Review


Not able to come here on a daily basis but I'll keep trying. 


Targets: 

  • Maths Test Analysis 
  • Maths Daily Module 
  • Ethics Test Analysis 
  • Write 1 Essay 
  • Newspaper 

Could not start Ethics Test review due to time paucity. Did the rest. 


Targets: 

  • Maths - Complex Analysis (1/2) 
  • Maths Daily Module 
  • Ethics Test Analysis 
  • Newspaper 

Was not able to finish test analysis. Barely did 30%. Finished the other targets. GS1,2 and 3 are lagging behind, wish there was a way for us to function optimally 16 hours a day! Good day people!


Tomorrow: 

  • Finish Complex Analysis 
  • Maths Daily Module 
  • Finish Ethics Test Analysis 
  • Newspaper

how many hours are you able to study productively? 

think it is very wrong to put it in terms of a number of hours to study and measure the study performance based on time. It should be more on the number of subjects or topics that you have covered. 


dalpha,Archand
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DMsaid

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Could not start statics & dynamics, I've finished 3D but not happy with my progress. Will revise it tomorrow once more before I proceed. Could not see the topper copy either. Have to make it a regular habit. 


Targets: 

  • 3D - Revision 
  • Statics & Dynamics - Theory 
  • Newspaper 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Answer Writing & Review 
  • Disaster Management (1/3)

Wasted the first half today. Was able to touch upon all the topics but my progress in them wasn't satisfactory. 


Targets: 

  • Finish S&D Theory 
  • Disaster Management (2/3) 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing Review + Write 2 Case Studies 


I was fanboying over Vishakha Yadav's topper copies a while back, saw Divya Mishra's copy today and I'm awestruck. They deserve all the success that they've got, insane skills. Need to put in a lot of efforts to even run in the same race as them. Hopefully one day! Good luck people. 

Targets: 

  • Finish S&D 
  • Revise 3D 
  • Disaster Management (3/4) 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing + Review

Bad day streak continues. Only did maths today and the newspaper. 


Targets: 

  • Review - S&D, 3D
  • Disaster Management (3/4) 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing + Review

Was able to cover most of the targets yesterday. However, my efficiency was less and it reflected in the test I gave today. Might have to give more time to same topics, confused as of now. 


Targets: 

  • Test - done 
  • Finish Disaster Management 
  • Ethics Topper Copy 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing + Review


Not able to come here on a daily basis but I'll keep trying. 


Targets: 

  • Maths Test Analysis 
  • Maths Daily Module 
  • Ethics Test Analysis 
  • Write 1 Essay 
  • Newspaper 

Could not start Ethics Test review due to time paucity. Did the rest. 


Targets: 

  • Maths - Complex Analysis (1/2) 
  • Maths Daily Module 
  • Ethics Test Analysis 
  • Newspaper 

Was not able to finish test analysis. Barely did 30%. Finished the other targets. GS1,2 and 3 are lagging behind, wish there was a way for us to function optimally 16 hours a day! Good day people!


Tomorrow: 

  • Finish Complex Analysis 
  • Maths Daily Module 
  • Finish Ethics Test Analysis 
  • Newspaper

how many hours are you able to study productively? 

think it is very wrong to put it in terms of a number of hours to study and measure the study performance based on time. It should be more on the number of subjects or topics that you have covered. 


yes I  completely agree.. productivity is more essential..

Productive study of less hours is always a better option than less productive and less focused study of more time.

but I was asking about this not for analyzing study performance.. It was just a general query ..Because personally I am not someone who is able to study productively for 12 hours  and more.

dalpha,JohnButlerTrain
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Anyone selling any test series?
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Was not able to finish test analysis. Barely did 30%. Finished the other targets. GS1,2 and 3 are lagging behind, wish there was a way for us to function optimally 16 hours a day! Good day people!


Tomorrow: 

  • Finish Complex Analysis 
  • Maths Daily Module 
  • Finish Ethics Test Analysis 
  • Newspaper

Did not have the energy to do complex analysis, did the other targets. 


Tomorrow: 

  • Finish Complex Analysis 
  • Maths Test 
  • Science & Tech - (1/2) 
  • Newspaper 
  • Ethics Topper Copy
  • Answer Writing 
JohnButlerTrain,Liesel
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how many hours are you able to study productively? 

Until one month before prelims I'd only been studying 7-8 hours and I do not think that anymore than that is possible if we are preparing for a long time.


However, I have been trying to have 10 hours of effective study nowadays since I am writing my first mains and do not have any prior experience. I strongly believe that number of hours should not be a factor of concern. Instead, target completion is a much better way to measure effectiveness. Good luck!


The 16 hour phrase was said in jest. Even if someone magically puts in 16 hours for a day or two, they will eventually harm their whole week. Sustainability is very important in my opinion. 

dalpha,krakatoaand9 otherslike this
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Lieselsaid

Break over. Covered backlogs yesterday - newspaper, class, etc. 

17/07/2022

1. Optional - LPP 

2. GS3 Economy PYQs 

3. Ethics - Topics D, E

1,3 partly done. 2 not done. 

18/07/2022 

1. Optional - LPP 

2. Ethics - Topic D + 1 case study 

3. Newspaper + 1 TV debate

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