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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.

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hi, if anyone has the forumias document with syllabus wise questions from 2013 to 2019, please share

saw it somewhere here, but forgot to save

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hi, if anyone has the forumias document with syllabus wise questions from 2013 to 2019, please share

saw it somewhere here, but forgot to save

Theme-specific-GS-PYQ.pdf


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@musk thanks!


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Anyone selling forum mgp or vision tests  or any other

please contact 

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Anyone selling vision test series?


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Anyone needs Sunya books (paper 1,2,3)
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Anyone looking to sell Shubhra ranjan's crash course for PSIR?
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@Laptev wouldnt it give sunya result(s)??


D503,
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Anyone wants to sell test series please msg me 
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Anyone selling GS test series. DM me
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Anyone selling GS test series..please dm
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Can anybody please tell me,how do i get to see the form i have filled.I am confused about the optional I have filled.(changed my mind at the last minute).will daf have that info?
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Any YPT group for Mains 2021, please share the link 
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Does anyone know of any resources for the Tamil compulsory paper? It’s been a very long time, and I’m very worried about the essay
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@Chaibiscuit Yes. DAF will have that info.


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yes ping me @TheIndiaWay on telegram 
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Good morning all. I need some advice and sine this thread says 'etc', posting it here.


I am currently residing in a small town near Indore where you don't even get any other ISP than BSNL. This is my first attempt and first mains, hence. I also do not have any peer who is studying for this exam. 

My question is - Should I relocate to Delhi ? 

As such, the environment in my home is very 'studious' and weather here is pleasant. Delhi might be an opposite. Plus, my parents also do not intend to leave me alone and would likely relocate with me. Personally, I only feel the ease of finding material in ORN since I do not have notes for all topics and test series and all for optional. MGP works good online but not sure about anthro tests. 

Could someone please advice if I should move to Delhi ? Is the 'maahaul' required ? 

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The notification says that you aren't allowed to carry a smart watch.

Is it allowed to carry a stop watch or a simple digital watch?

plmokn25688524,
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The notification says that you aren't allowed to carry a smart watch.

Is it allowed to carry a stop watch or a simple digital watch?

Depends on your centre peeps.. I gave last mains with a digital watch.. didnt face any problem. But to be on the safer side, do carry a simple watch as well for a backup.. in case they create issues for using digital one. 

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Good morning all. I need some advice and sine this thread says 'etc', posting it here.


I am currently residing in a small town near Indore where you don't even get any other ISP than BSNL. This is my first attempt and first mains, hence. I also do not have any peer who is studying for this exam. 

My question is - Should I relocate to Delhi ? 

As such, the environment in my home is very 'studious' and weather here is pleasant. Delhi might be an opposite. Plus, my parents also do not intend to leave me alone and would likely relocate with me. Personally, I only feel the ease of finding material in ORN since I do not have notes for all topics and test series and all for optional. MGP works good online but not sure about anthro tests. 

Could someone please advice if I should move to Delhi ? Is the 'maahaul' required ? 

You have barely 60 odd days , you will not even find time to talk yo your parents downfloor, forget about mahaul. Civil services exam on a whole is a lonely process. And the loneliness bites hardest during the month before pre and during mains if you haven't got everything sorted out like what to read , when to read , where to read from. If you have all the things you need to ace mains like short notes , reference material etc you will be in an automatic mode and won't even think about friends , mahaul, peers . I guess you are not in this category yet , so I will suggest you to take a day out to sort out and zero in on your notes, books, magazines, and once this has been done automate your process. From The moment you wake up till you go to sleep every hour should be spent according to the plan , there should not be a single wasted minute. if you are able to successfully pull this off , greater things await you at the end of next 2 months.

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