We suffer more in our imagination than in reality.
Flunked prelims, cried for 2-3 days went on a trip again (2 trips in June), and now I am absolutely fine preparing for next year.
For me, failing prelims was insanely easier than thinking about failing. Won't repeat this mistake in next attempt!
Incessant and intense desire to explore tenable reasons for a trip or two may also potentially be a reason to fail in prelims. In such cases striking a deliberate failure to gain access to tourism on sympathy and recuperation grounds remains principal motivation. Failure here is thus more or less predetermined and not an explicit reflection of person's potentials or knowledge. Efforts are made to reinforce all chances of failure because the test subject here acquires irreversible taste for tourism which advances beyond redemption.