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[MAINS-2016]- Analysis, Experience, Difficulty Level, Expected Cut-off

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  • Hote did ppl with maths feel about the paper? I messed up paper 1 to o :(
  • Can somebody post Electrical Engineering mains paper
  • ditto said:

    Hote did ppl with maths feel about the paper? I messed up paper 1 to o :(

    dada maths me maar li. tabah kar diya.
    RBI Grade B officer
  • kamena said:

    Spartaaaaa moment for Public Administration optional .. easiest paper in last 4-5 yrs !
    On path to redeem its lost glory ... Alka Sirohi ZIndabad !

    sir ye batao paper pub ad ka paper itna easy tha. tu kya tight marking hogi aur scaling se marks ghat sakta specially paper 1. it was dam easy compare to last year
    Dude, why should that be the case? The number of people who took Pub ad has come down drastically. In my chennai centre not even 25 were there with pub ad. @andy133 earlier reporting similar numbers in the entire J&K.

    Moreover whenever easy papers were asked in other optionals, did they scale down? Didn't Tina Dabi score close to 300 in pol sci which was also a humanities subject? Why should Pub ad alone suffer either because of out of syllabus questions or because of scaling? Marking may be strict but still simple answers directly attacking the questions with examples from Indian settings will get good marks as usual.
  • kamena said:

    Spartaaaaa moment for Public Administration optional .. easiest paper in last 4-5 yrs !
    On path to redeem its lost glory ... Alka Sirohi ZIndabad !

    sir ye batao paper pub ad ka paper itna easy tha. tu kya tight marking hogi aur scaling se marks ghat sakta specially paper 1. it was dam easy compare to last year
    Since paper was easy .. scaling issues (those with above avg will get very good marks and those below avg will be shunted out) .. plus correction can also be strict .. but overall easy paper helps the optional !

    Indian Foreign Service | Career Diplomat
  • In my center, all the pub ad and geo guys were expecting an intrw call after P2 :/ and all socio anthro guys had that screwed up look ..

    which centre ?

    Mine .. decent public school
    Indian Foreign Service | Career Diplomat
  • Kisi aur ko bhi aisa feel hua that we r writing almost same answers in gs 1 2 3 4 like tribal wala smart city wala n 1 more which I cnt remember I got tired repeating my answers
    it will matter in the end...definitely..
  • @DrKingSchultz please share your experience of your first mains.
  • kashmir said:

    Kisi aur ko bhi aisa feel hua that we r writing almost same answers in gs 1 2 3 4 like tribal wala smart city wala n 1 more which I cnt remember I got tired repeating my answers

    flood wala? by the way I varied according to demand of the question ,Dint concentrate on whether it was paper 1,2 or 3 though
    Now It Ends...
  • Humne toh pela just like prelims.
    Now It Ends...
  • dint experienced any tiredness or so ..Ppl darate hai u will be tired,Hand will pain,fatigue,Mind will become stagnant..bata ni kya kya...nothing such..Just read the question smiled if i knew the issue or smiled UPSC asking good question.Except and Except that McBride vala...No ISSUES AT ALL.
    CRUX.with mental prepardness and writing practice U CAN NAIL IT.
    Now It Ends...
  • vignesh said:

    kamena said:

    Spartaaaaa moment for Public Administration optional .. easiest paper in last 4-5 yrs !
    On path to redeem its lost glory ... Alka Sirohi ZIndabad !

    sir ye batao paper pub ad ka paper itna easy tha. tu kya tight marking hogi aur scaling se marks ghat sakta specially paper 1. it was dam easy compare to last year
    Dude, why should that be the case? The number of people who took Pub ad has come down drastically. In my chennai centre not even 25 were there with pub ad. @andy133 earlier reporting similar numbers in the entire J&K.

    Moreover whenever easy papers were asked in other optionals, did they scale down? Didn't Tina Dabi score close to 300 in pol sci which was also a humanities subject? Why should Pub ad alone suffer either because of out of syllabus questions or because of scaling? Marking may be strict but still simple answers directly attacking the questions with examples from Indian settings will get good marks as usual.
    At Allahabad there were around 70 students of pub ad out of 240-250 odd student..around 90 geo..most of the pub ad n geo guys were happy..philosophy guys were cursing upsc for paper1...
  • Abhi thodi na Maahaul jamega koi... Abhi toh sab Thande Baste mein hai yaar.

    Asli Maahaul jamegaa after 20th January.. Aag lag jaayegi BC uske baad toh.
  • Abhi thodi na Maahaul jamega koi... Abhi toh sab Thande Baste mein hai yaar.

    Asli Maahaul jamegaa after 20th January.. Aag lag jaayegi BC uske baad toh.

    Haan sardiya bad jayegi toh sab aag lagake tapayenge.
    Now It Ends...
  • Law optional anyone?
  • Abhi thodi na Maahaul jamega koi... Abhi toh sab Thande Baste mein hai yaar.

    Asli Maahaul jamegaa after 20th January.. Aag lag jaayegi BC uske baad toh.

    Vse kuch log Prelims k baad bhi kuch is tarah ka mahaul bana rahe the..nazar nahi aa rahe .Pata nahi kaha h..
    Now It Ends...
  • shreenu said:

    Law optional anyone?

    law wale low hai abhi.
    Now It Ends...
  • Ok guys, enough of this. Just want to get the exam thing out of my mind now. Was highly stressed last night as despite very good preparations 30% of 2015 paper looked unattemptable.

    Bakar should be enjoyable but it's advisable to switch off for a few days.

    To those who feel not so comfortable and don't expect much this time, just switch off for at least a month and go somewhere.
    To those like me for whom this is the last attempt, the study process is over, the whole world is there to enjoy without baggage. We can concentrate on our jobs better without the compulsions of stealing time for studies. #Bakarfulltime
  • GS 1 good
    GS 2 good but some questions stumped me
    GS 3 good
    GS 4 good except for those 3 notorious pub ad questions

    Geo 1 very good
    Geo 2 good

    Overall satisfied with my attempts
    Hoping for the best

    great..which attempt ?
  • Kitne zyada Lengthy paper aate hain yaar.. Likhte likhte ungliyo ki Lag jaati hai.

    Last ke 15 minutes mein toh BC samajh hi nahi padta hai ki kya likh rahe hain, buss Likhe jaao, likhe jaao, likhe jaao, ... Naa toh khud ko kuch samajh mein aata hai aur Naa hi examiner kuch samajh paata hai.. Fir bhi buss Kutto jaise Likhte jaao, likhte jaao..

    Bahut bada Mazaak hai ye exam Aspirants ke saath.

    very true...i can totally relate to this....last ke 30 min mein pata hi nahi hota ki kya likh rahe hain aur kyu
  • Paper1 : decent, 17 questions
    Paper 2: decent, 17 questions
    Paper 3: fucked up, couldn't complete the paper, 16 question
    paper 4: fucked up, left 40 marks (those stupid pub ad questions)
    Geog 1: attempted 180
    Geog 2: attempted full, went decent


    It was my first attempt, mains clear hone ke koi chance hai kya?
  • kamena said:

    Spartaaaaa moment for Public Administration optional .. easiest paper in last 4-5 yrs !
    On path to redeem its lost glory ... Alka Sirohi ZIndabad !

    sir ye batao paper pub ad ka paper itna easy tha. tu kya tight marking hogi aur scaling se marks ghat sakta specially paper 1. it was dam easy compare to last year
    Since paper was easy .. scaling issues (those with above avg will get very good marks and those below avg will be shunted out) .. plus correction can also be strict .. but overall easy paper helps the optional !

    sir one more thing does scaling is done paper wise or as a whole because my paper 2 was not than good. Logically it appears to be done paper wise :(
  • Dekho yaar seedhi si baat hai, asli Dhaansu Maahaul yahaan jamegaa jab kai corners se kuch kuch insider information aana shuru hogi.... Aur wo aane mein abhi time hai kafi.

    Isliye tab tak Movies, Tafreeh, Parties, Ghoomna firna, yehi sab kaam karna thik rag rahenge.
  • dint experienced any tiredness or so ..Ppl darate hai u will be tired,Hand will pain,fatigue,Mind will become stagnant..bata ni kya kya...nothing such..Just read the question smiled if i knew the issue or smiled UPSC asking good question.Except and Except that McBride vala...No ISSUES AT ALL.
    CRUX.with mental prepardness and writing practice U CAN NAIL IT.

    +1
  • AmurTiger said:

    Paper1 : decent, 17 questions
    Paper 2: decent, 17 questions
    Paper 3: fucked up, couldn't complete the paper, 16 question
    paper 4: fucked up, left 40 marks (those stupid pub ad questions)
    Geog 1: attempted 180
    Geog 2: attempted full, went decent


    It was my first attempt, mains clear hone ke koi chance hai kya?

    Aankhe band karo aur apne aap se pucho,Jawab mil jana chahiye...
    Now It Ends...
  • Any update about medical science optional?
    Paper 1 was disaster for me...whatever I left was in paper
  • AmurTiger said:

    Paper1 : decent, 17 questions
    Paper 2: decent, 17 questions
    Paper 3: fucked up, couldn't complete the paper, 16 question
    paper 4: fucked up, left 40 marks (those stupid pub ad questions)
    Geog 1: attempted 180
    Geog 2: attempted full, went decent


    It was my first attempt, mains clear hone ke koi chance hai kya?

    Aankhe band karo aur apne aap se pucho,Jawab mil jana chahiye...
    Lag to nahi raha. ki koi chance hai.
    Much can be improved.
  • 2bias said:

    Any update about medical science optional?
    Paper 1 was disaster for me...whatever I left was in paper

    AIIMS vale bhaiyo se competition krni ki soch bhi kse sakte ho aap.
    Now It Ends...
  • AmurTiger said:

    AmurTiger said:

    Paper1 : decent, 17 questions
    Paper 2: decent, 17 questions
    Paper 3: fucked up, couldn't complete the paper, 16 question
    paper 4: fucked up, left 40 marks (those stupid pub ad questions)
    Geog 1: attempted 180
    Geog 2: attempted full, went decent


    It was my first attempt, mains clear hone ke koi chance hai kya?

    Aankhe band karo aur apne aap se pucho,Jawab mil jana chahiye...
    Lag to nahi raha. ki koi chance hai.
    Much can be improved.
    Kse Tiger ho yaar tum? Amur se Amar bano
    Now It Ends...
  • niteshg5 said:

    GS 1 good
    GS 2 good but some questions stumped me
    GS 3 good
    GS 4 good except for those 3 notorious pub ad questions

    Geo 1 very good
    Geo 2 good

    Overall satisfied with my attempts
    Hoping for the best

    great..which attempt ?
    2nd attempt,1st mains
    This was based on my analysis.I couldn't have done better that's why I'm satisfied about my attempt.Had prepared questions like basket and egg,so having a good hangover feeling.Also managed most questions on map marking despite having prepared absolutely zero for it.The places asked were really easy to be quite honest.Upar se geo paper 2 was basically GS paper.
    CSE 2016 Indian Police Service ( IPS )
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