Mains Over - How should one Proceed for the Personality Test? - ForumIAS
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@Neyawn  

Hello sir, I was thinking of writing you a mail regarding what to do post mains and here you are with this magical post. I was not sure of what to do now but I am sure this post will help in a better way.

Thanks

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Please read the front oge newspaper and tink of questions that may come. Not intellectual stuff. Regular stuff.
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@Neyawnmy Mains was mediocre a. I am thinking to join Cohort 8 of MGP. Sir, can you recommend if my decision is good? Is it too early for me to decide? how should i proceed? I am thinking to make my next attempt as my last and dont want to take any chance. Can you please guide me through this?

Saint_,LuckyKat
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@Neyawnmy Mains was mediocre a. I am thinking to join Cohort 8 of MGP. Sir, can you recommend if my decision is good? Is it too early for me to decide? how should i proceed? I am thinking to make my next attempt as my last and dont want to take any chance. Can you please guide me through this?

1. Read the newspaper front page news regularly. If at all you get interview call, newspaper backlog should not be there.

2. You can take up any Mains course that you deem right including MGP. Finish off at least two papers before Mains, writing 2 tests on each.

3. I suggest you to take some/any classes for content addition. This does not strike at first but makes sense in hindsight. Like Paper 4 / CA etc. 

4. Don't burnout yourself, study steadily for like 6+ hours everyday.

Antineutrino ,MachineGunJoe
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@Neyawn  

Hello sir, I was thinking of writing you a mail regarding what to do post mains and here you are with this magical post. I was not sure of what to do now but I am sure this post will help in a better way.

Thanks

Thank you for your long mail :)

I read it. It's wonderful to see you pull yourself from consecutive 4 prelims failure and write your first Mains. Whatever sincerity you have shown till now, try to continue it in some manner.

Abhi parhai chhor nahi deni hai. There will be a high tendency to completely leave studies, and get into something like poker, crypto,start up, partying etc. You need a 10 daysor so break. Take that. Get back to work after that.


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@Neyawn I wrote this mains but I have some gaps in my optional. Would you recommend getting that rectified in the next month or so? How should I balance Optional/ Interview/ CA...

Anduin,LuckyKat
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@Neyawn Thanks for your reply sir.
I will surely try to get back to the basics as soon as possible. Thanks for your guidance sir.
😊


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Neyawnsaid

@Neyawnmy Mains was mediocre a. I am thinking to join Cohort 8 of MGP. Sir, can you recommend if my decision is good? Is it too early for me to decide? how should i proceed? I am thinking to make my next attempt as my last and dont want to take any chance. Can you please guide me through this?

1. Read the newspaper front page news regularly. If at all you get interview call, newspaper backlog should not be there.

2. You can take up any Mains course that you deem right including MGP. Finish off at least two papers before Mains, writing 2 tests on each.

3. I suggest you to take some/any classes for content addition. This does not strike at first but makes sense in hindsight. Like Paper 4 / CA etc. 

4. Don't burnout yourself, study steadily for like 6+ hours everyday.

thanks a lot Sir for replying :D will surely keep this things in my mind


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@Neyawn I wrote this mains but I have some gaps in my optional. Would you recommend getting that rectified in the next month or so? How should I balance Optional/ Interview/ CA...

1. No now. Whatever you have to do for Mains , you have do it now. You have the next 45 days or so for Mains improvement. That is enough time to improve your Mains.If you have not written Tests, finish off test writing for at least 2 subjects 2 papers each.

2. 45 days from Mains finish date ( assuming 60 days time for Mains result coming ), you get into full time Interview prep mode. Take your first mock if possible.

3. Read the newspaper. Keep reading the newspaper , the front page news and build balanced opinions on any issue. Simple, straight, to the point. When you get your Interview call, you should not have the problem of not having read newspaper.

4. Take your first mock immediately when you decide to prepare for the Interview . It will set you in the right direction. Many a times I have seen people taking mocks 1 week before actual Interview and losing confidence if some improvement is needed.

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@Neyawn respected sir
In relation to first point
What should be the gap between two tests? 


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DMsaid

@Neyawn respected sir
In relation to first point
What should be the gap between two tests? 


The gap should be based on your preparation. After writing one Mains ( or even otherwise , when you think your preparation has matured ) , you do not need the handholding of an external plan. You can simply write the Tests at your convenience at a gap suitable to you.

DM,iphoole
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@Neyawn Ty so much respected sir for replying 🙏


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Sir can you please write another article about how college students should go about their preparation like the optional ,when to start ca ,csat etc .

(This was not all relevant to post here but I need your suggestion on this sir please 🙏)

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@NeyawnSir... My mains went well as per my expectations... I scored avg 100+ in MGP (Cohort 12) GS test (Variation from 95~118 in marks).. is there any co-relation b/w MGP marks and real UPSC marks.. I scored 360+ is all GS last time w/o writing a single mock...

For interview... which is correct time for the 1st mock ?

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Neyawnsaid

@Neyawn I wrote this mains but I have some gaps in my optional. Would you recommend getting that rectified in the next month or so? How should I balance Optional/ Interview/ CA...

1. No now. Whatever you have to do for Mains , you have do it now. You have the next 45 days or so for Mains improvement. That is enough time to improve your Mains.If you have not written Tests, finish off test writing for at least 2 subjects 2 papers each.

2. 45 days from Mains finish date ( assuming 60 days time for Mains result coming ), you get into full time Interview prep mode. Take your first mock if possible.

3. Read the newspaper. Keep reading the newspaper , the front page news and build balanced opinions on any issue. Simple, straight, to the point. When you get your Interview call, you should not have the problem of not having read newspaper.

4. Take your first mock immediately when you decide to prepare for the Interview . It will set you in the right direction. Many a times I have seen people taking mocks 1 week before actual Interview and losing confidence if some improvement is needed.

Thanks. That'll help :)

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Neyawnsaid

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1. No now. Whatever you have to do for Mains , you have do it now. You have the next 45 days or so for Mains improvement. That is enough time to improve your Mains.If you have not written Tests, finish off test writing for at least 2 subjects 2 papers each.

2. 45 days from Mains finish date ( assuming 60 days time for Mains result coming ), you get into full time Interview prep mode. Take your first mock if possible.

3. Read the newspaper. Keep reading the newspaper , the front page news and build balanced opinions on any issue. Simple, straight, to the point. When you get your Interview call, you should not have the problem of not having read newspaper.

4. Take your first mock immediately when you decide to prepare for the Interview . It will set you in the right direction. Many a times I have seen people taking mocks 1 week before actual Interview and losing confidence if some improvement is needed.

Sir, will this suggestion hold for those giving forest and have loads to improve for cse mains?
Or as said in forest thread, we should give forest and don't think about rest (cse mains)?
I meant to ask, whether should I give forest or improve cse mains (Stuck in cse cycle  :disappointed:)

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Neyawnsaid

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1. No now. Whatever you have to do for Mains , you have do it now. You have the next 45 days or so for Mains improvement. That is enough time to improve your Mains.If you have not written Tests, finish off test writing for at least 2 subjects 2 papers each.

2. 45 days from Mains finish date ( assuming 60 days time for Mains result coming ), you get into full time Interview prep mode. Take your first mock if possible.

3. Read the newspaper. Keep reading the newspaper , the front page news and build balanced opinions on any issue. Simple, straight, to the point. When you get your Interview call, you should not have the problem of not having read newspaper.

4. Take your first mock immediately when you decide to prepare for the Interview . It will set you in the right direction. Many a times I have seen people taking mocks 1 week before actual Interview and losing confidence if some improvement is needed.

Sir, will this suggestion hold for those giving forest and have loads to improve for cse mains?
Or as said in forest thread, we should give forest and don't think about rest (cse mains)?
I meant to ask, whether should I give forest or improve cse mains (Stuck in cse cycle  :disappointed:)

What is your DOB. You can text me that over PM.

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@Neyawn Sir, messaged.


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Sir, If one's hobby is reading non-fiction (mainly historical and political) how should one proceed to prepare for it? like the deep questions as mentioned in the post?

Per Aspera 

Ad Astra

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@Neyawn Will it be good idea to join a 10 day course of vipassana starting on 27th this month? 

I've been wanting to join it for a long long time but a bit confused now that it'd cause me a break in preparations for the interviews/ improvement for ( god forbid).next mains 

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