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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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any suggestion for for ethics crash course? atul garg /forum?


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@whatonly @Arrokoth 

this is my second attempt. i cleared preliminary for the first time. could you please suggest a good way to prepare for mains gs answer writing. i can not afford in enrolling in a test series. 

what i had thought is - doing ncert q and a for gs 1 - history, geography.

society - pyqs writing

not sure how to go about for gs 2 and 3.


You can also get the papers as@Arrokoth suggested, and make a small peer group (even here on forum), with which you can exchange and review one another's answers. And PYQs are good for everything, not just society. You can peer-evaluate those too!

nerdslayer,THE_MECHANIC
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any suggestion for for ethics crash course? atul garg /forum?


Atul Sir is good with static. Sahil Sir has more contemporary examples. Plus he has included Ayush Sir”s notes, which were excellent way back in CSE 2019 , as most questions were covered in the notes as it is.

You can’t be wrong with either. Forum slightly has an edge.

DM,THE_MECHANIC
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@whatonly @Arrokoth 

this is my second attempt. i cleared preliminary for the first time. could you please suggest a good way to prepare for mains gs answer writing. i can not afford in enrolling in a test series. 

what i had thought is - doing ncert q and a for gs 1 - history, geography.

society - pyqs writing

not sure how to go about for gs 2 and 3.


You can also get the papers as@Arrokoth suggested, and make a small peer group (even here on forum), with which you can exchange and review one another's answers. And PYQs are good for everything, not just society. You can peer-evaluate those too!

+1 Do take a reading of that AWFG that happened before Prelims. It’s gold ! You can get the questions and answers freely.

THE_MECHANIC,
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How is the forum IAS current affairs classes?

Any reviews?

Kindly help. 

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Can anyone provide the review of GS score test series? Apart from evaluation how are the questions in test series ie full length test series?

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@whatonly thanks for the detailed write-up on GS. Can you please write something similar for PSIR as well? Would be really helpful.

Thanks again.

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Gave interview in my first attempt.I am creating a group for answer writing and peer review. Plz dm me for joining. 
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When will DAF-1 come out ? This is my first mains, so I want to know. Thanks.
Apollo11,Mupassa
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@Admgenalanezh in a week I guess 


plmokn25688524,
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"Philosophical basis of governance and probity" ->What is meant by this topic in GS-4 syllabus, anyone?
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"Philosophical basis of governance and probity" ->What is meant by this topic in GS-4 syllabus, anyone?

So think about how different thinkers (Kautilya, Plato, Machiavelli, Locke etc) had different conceptions of what governance should be. 

The topic is related to this. It's about understanding what should be the features of governance, what sort of governance should be considered good governance etc from a philosophical point of view. 

Check Forum's Red Book on ethics. It has a couple of pages detailing this portion. 

Falcon,AureliusM
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Can someone suggest strategy for GS4. I have not studied a single page of ethics till now. 
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"Philosophical basis of governance and probity" ->What is meant by this topic in GS-4 syllabus, anyone?

So think about how different thinkers (Kautilya, Plato, Machiavelli, Locke etc) had different conceptions of what governance should be. 

The topic is related to this. It's about understanding what should be the features of governance, what sort of governance should be considered good governance etc from a philosophical point of view. 

Check Forum's Red Book on ethics. It has a couple of pages detailing this portion. 

Thanks alot!


Celeborn,
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@Celeborn will red book be enough for philosophy part?


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Can anyone please share Forum's syllabus pdf?
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Can anyone please share Forum's syllabus pdf?

GS Mains Syllabus.pdf



P - 5 | M - 3* | I - 0 | 

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@Celeborn will red book be enough for philosophy part?


No idea yaar. I am planning on doing red book this year. Haven't done it earlier. 

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Unrelated but any update on DAF dates? 

Per Aspera 

Ad Astra

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Unrelated but any update on DAF dates? 

should have been out by now. Maybe Monday or Tuesday!


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