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Help GUYS!!!..Ur SuggestioN plz!!!! Should I pursue UPSC exam solely or pursue Mphil/Phd alongwith?

Hey Guys. I need suggestion from U, my fellow Aspirants.

I have given 3 attempts at the UPSC exam. Gave 2 mains. could'n't even clear Prelims this time. At the side, I am a post graduate from one of the best Universities in India. However,I am in a state of Dilemma. How should i approach the next attempt..I want this to be my last and successful attempt at the exam. (I am from reserved category but cannot keep giving this exam again and again)

I have dileanated 2 choices for myself. 1) Wholeheartedly give this next attempt without pursuing any further studies (Mphil/Phd). Alongwith give state PCS exam. 2) Pursue Mphil/Phd alongwith my 4th attempt.

My concerns:- 1) I have not given my best shot at this exam. In the first attempt i didnot have my optional prepared as i took wrong optional. In second attempt, I changed my optional, gave overwhelming time to the new optional, neglected GS and also got disaster marks in one GS paper. Third attempt, i focussed more on mains and thus, negletcted prelims and thus, couldn't clear it.
2) Along these attempts i was pursuing my postgraduation and i had to devote some time to my studies. Especially during Mains exam time when i also had my semester exam. it used to divert, frustrate and consume precious time. I am concerned that if i pursue higher research studies, i may have to face this situation again.

Please give me ur suggestions as to what would be the most prudent strategy ahead.

P.S.- my family is willing to support me and i am also giving CAPF interview this time. However, I am a JRF holder and everyone keeps saying ke admission lele, 25 hazaar aate rhenge, however i feel that it is too small and opportunistic a thing as compared to upsc exam which might need more time of mine
Mein rahaan te nahi turda,
Mein turda taan raah bande..

Comments

  • bro only u can decide. Calculate how much time u have to devout in mphil. Can you cover cse syllabus in remaining time? if yes then go for both. If no then you have to decide between them.
  • Thankyou Obaid g. The thing is that sometimes I feel insecure when i see people preparing full time and clearing. I feel like i am trying to sail in 2 boats. kuch bhi haath na lage. mphil and phd can be done anytime in life. 1 saal baad bhi. upsc abhii hoga.
    Mein rahaan te nahi turda,
    Mein turda taan raah bande..
  • avoid these stupid degree called Mphil/Phd, these are just time killer, better focus on UPSC/State PSC, as you are already prepared so focus on 2016.
    ..........
  • take admission dude.
    1. being financialy independent gives a sense of confidence.
    2. widens your horizon.
    3. does not require much time. you can write entire m.phil thesis in two months u get after your interviews.
    4. helps in interview.
    this worked for me well.. i did it from jnu. rest depends on person to person.
  • Join Mphil/Phd n simultaneously giv upsc, it's better n many ppl hv succeeded this way.
    ATB
    Just do it.
  • 1111 said:

    take admission dude.
    1. being financialy independent gives a sense of confidence.
    2. widens your horizon.
    3. does not require much time. you can write entire m.phil thesis in two months u get after your interviews.
    4. helps in interview.
    this worked for me well.. i did it from jnu. rest depends on person to person.

    Sir i have qualified for JRF and planning to pursue Mphil from JNU.....can we spare time for civils in jnu? I have already given 2 mains,failed to clear pre this time.....so daily 5-6 hrs of study will suffice for me...is it possible in jnu?
  • Pursue PhD...wat 1111 said 100% correct... After two attempt ...simultaneously prepare
  • Maybe a shear coincidence but I hv one frn who qualified CSE with rank in 200s while doing Mphil from Jnu n when she took extension n prepared solely(Mphil complete) fr CSE her rank was in 400s ... Rest is ur wish
    Just do it.
  • @AchillesWarrior @enindez @kautilya88 @1111 @Obaid Ansari @""Being N 1" Thankyou guys for your valuable suggestions. I would consider all options and take a call. More friends can pour in their opinions as many aspirants stay confused about this option at such a crucial time of their lives.
    Mein rahaan te nahi turda,
    Mein turda taan raah bande..
  • never trust upsc 100% always keep back plan up no matter how much you are confident of clearing upsc.
    upsc tumhare confidence ki dhajiya uda dege in one second
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