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Mains 2021 - Strategy, Doubts, Resources etc

Hi peeps! 

Prelims result will be declared in 2-3 weeks. We may make it, we might not. Speculations will continue till then.

This thread is for those who want to move on. For those deciding to focus on the next phase of their prep; perhaps the most crucial one. We have less number of days this time (only about 85 days left). Let's collaborate and make the most of this time.

Here are the links to previous year's threads. Do go through them. There are gems in there.

https://forumias.com/post/detail/Mains-2020-Doubt-and-strategy-discussion-thread-1601963441?page=1 - In the description of this thread, you'll find links to paper wise threads of last year plus some handy resources.

https://forumias.com/post/detail/CSE-2021-Plan-Strategy-Daily-Routine-1602556617  This is the 2021 daily routine thread 

https://forumias.com/post/detail/CSE-2022-Plan-Strategy-Daily-Routine-1633964267?page=1 This is the 2022 daily routine thread created by@nerdfighter.

In both these threads, you are free to post your daily targets and hold each other accountable. Or just lurk there and be motivated by the effort people are putting in day after day. 

https://forumias.com/post/detail/Anecdotes-Facts-Examples-for-GS-and-Essay-1634039128 - This thread is created by@sbhati.Do contribute your facts and examples there. We can together build up a collection more than enough to conquer Mains.

Neyawn,DMand39 otherslike this
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Any idea why UPSC is not releasing prelims marks of people who gave IFoS? 

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even answer key of CSP 2020 is not out yet. UPSC be like "transparency and accountability" par Question puch lete hain GS 4 mein. hehe.
GaryVee,plmokn25688524and5 otherslike this
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Can anyone please share Forum's syllabus pdf?

GS Mains Syllabus.pdf


thanks a lot :)

GaryVee,
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Any Suggestions for Essay +Ethics test series 
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what's the deal with the boxes in MGP tests. It is so annoying and impacts readability of solutions.
plmokn25688524,
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Hey when will DAF I start for mains 2021? 



Newton981,nerdslayerand2 otherslike this
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@WeedMan I would like to join


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Can forest mains be prepared in 40 days (after cse mains) to get a rank? 
plmokn25688524,
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D503said

what's the deal with the boxes in MGP tests. It is so annoying and impacts readability of solutions.

Right. They also highlight the parts in solutions. It should be the student who should highlight. Our eyes go to those boxes and bold letters only, causing trobule.

D503,plmokn25688524
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Hi guys, can anyone tell me how I can improve my  topical essays? I feel I write so average. Is there any way other than googling and brainstorming to come up with unique ideas/solutions/perspectives? Can anyone please help me on this?
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D503said

what's the deal with the boxes in MGP tests. It is so annoying and impacts readability of solutions.

Right. They also highlight the parts in solutions. It should be the student who should highlight. Our eyes go to those boxes and bold letters only, causing trobule.

Totally unrelated, but could we have an MGP group kinda thing to compare and determine our standing ? 

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someone pl suggest a source for examples of ethics definitions in paper 1. definitions are ready but not examples. also how to prepare case studies. i havent written any yet and i have lokman material with me
nerdslayer,
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D503said

what's the deal with the boxes in MGP tests. It is so annoying and impacts readability of solutions.

Right. They also highlight the parts in solutions. It should be the student who should highlight. Our eyes go to those boxes and bold letters only, causing trobule.

Totally unrelated, but could we have an MGP group kinda thing to compare and determine our standing ? 

You mean to compare marks or to compare answer sheet ?


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D503said

D503said

what's the deal with the boxes in MGP tests. It is so annoying and impacts readability of solutions.

Right. They also highlight the parts in solutions. It should be the student who should highlight. Our eyes go to those boxes and bold letters only, causing trobule.

Totally unrelated, but could we have an MGP group kinda thing to compare and determine our standing ? 

You mean to compare marks or to compare answer sheet ?


Any way that you and others like. At times I do feel like I could use another perspective in some questions. 

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Can anyone send me the pdf of AWFG 2.0 Calendar please ? The link on blog for AWFG 2.0 calendar is updated with AWFG 3.0 calendar so could not find it anywhere.
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@Neyawn can you upload something like the red book on Internal security for GS 3?


Per Aspera 

Ad Astra

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Is DAF released for mains? Just wondering what happened to it
plmokn25688524,EUROPOL
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are there any material for probable questions that can be asked for gs and essay papers?

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@MuraliR With in 3-4 days.

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someone pl suggest a source for examples of ethics definitions in paper 1. definitions are ready but not examples. also how to prepare case studies. i havent written any yet and i have lokman material with me

La_Ex 100 Ethics examples.pdf

This has a good collection of examples. You can choose some from here. 

plmokn25688524,Muffin
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