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How much you have covered for mains 2017?

Please post your current status of mains 2017 preparation. This will encourage aspirants to remain focused and staying away from futile speculation exercise related to pre. People who are sure of getting into mains exam or whoever preparing sincerely can contribute to this thread. Thanks!
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  • I have only read my handwritten notes of both optional papers and lexicon. Covering secure as soon as possible. Time is running out....... i am scared :o
  • i am scared too.
    have to cover ans writing gap for past 10 days and make a habit out of it
    have covered approx 3/4th of paper 1 in optional but no writing there either
    nil on essay
    the horror of no match found
    motivation, where art thou?
  • tiger101 said:

    i am scared too.
    have to cover ans writing gap for past 10 days and make a habit out of it
    have covered approx 3/4th of paper 1 in optional but no writing there either
    nil on essay

    No writing practice and havent written a single essay......got to accelerate now.
  • Even am scared. Okk baaye. :trollface:
  • Secure eating away time like anything
  • karan84 said:

    Secure eating away time like anything

    koi altenative hai secure ka? I think it is must if you havent made notes out of newspapers.
  • karan84 said:

    Secure eating away time like anything

    koi altenative hai secure ka? I think it is must if you havent made notes out of newspapers.
    Newspaper se sirf Editorials dekh lena chahiye..

    Baaki newspaper ke notes banana is a very very time consuming task..

    Secure mein se bhi ( Agar Waqt kam ho toh) sirf important cheezein hi dekhna chahiye,...

    Agar Paryaapt samaya nahi ho, toh Poora Secure Cover to cover padhna, sahi nahi hai..
    Death is nothing , but to live defeated and inglorious , is to Die daily .
  • december secure compilation aa aa gaya kya ??
  • last one year ka secure synopsis compilation aa gaya hai kya??And agar kisi ke paas hai to pks share the link...
  • karan84 said:

    Secure eating away time like anything

    koi altenative hai secure ka? I think it is must if you havent made notes out of newspapers.
    Newspaper se sirf Editorials dekh lena chahiye..

    Baaki newspaper ke notes banana is a very very time consuming task..

    Secure mein se bhi ( Agar Waqt kam ho toh) sirf important cheezein hi dekhna chahiye,...

    Agar Paryaapt samaya nahi ho, toh Poora Secure Cover to cover padhna, sahi nahi hai..
    haan bhai bilkul sahi keha.....main secure me se sirf imp things hi highlight karke padh rha hoon.
  • karan84 said:

    Secure eating away time like anything

    koi altenative hai secure ka? I think it is must if you havent made notes out of newspapers.
    see yourself paper of GS 2 kisi bhi saal ka and you will see secure dosent have much advantage over other ways . questions asked here are holistic build on major issues .Just try to see the issues major ones evolving out of syllabus .you can literally count them. and build up on it along with covering static of GS2

    In GS3 certainly anything can come so here comes the use of multiple resources to widen your domain. be it vision or secure or marathon or combo of these.
    Life will be good.Eventually
  • karan84 said:

    Secure eating away time like anything

    koi altenative hai secure ka? I think it is must if you havent made notes out of newspapers.
    see yourself paper of GS 2 kisi bhi saal ka and you will see secure dosent have much advantage over other ways . questions asked here are holistic build on major issues .Just try to see the issues major ones evolving out of syllabus .you can literally count them. and build up on it along with covering static of GS2

    In GS3 certainly anything can come so here comes the use of multiple resources to widen your domain. be it vision or secure or marathon or combo of these.
    yes

    http://discuss.forumias.com/discussion/25798/mains-2017-gs-paper-2-expected-questions#latest

    this thread has mentioned some imp topics. you can also list some.......
  • thread upar.........
  • edited July 20
    Insights editorials
    Secure and Mains marathon for March
    2 novels + 1 long poem + a few theories in optional.
    PIB October.
    Half world history + post independence history
    :(
    So much to do.
    Prelims: 4. Mains: 2*. Interview: 1. Rank: NA.
    Literature of English Language.
    "Only through time time is conquered."
  • Hello Forumites,
    Joined today only and now really worried about my mains preparations. Just finished one paper of my optional and now I need your kind suggestions, how to go for mains...
    Is vision current magazine a must if we follow secure? Mains marathon or secure? shall we go for TLP of IASbaba or editorial of insights? A lot of confusions since it is my first attempt. Someone please please suggest me a good option.
  • Optional completed & 70 % syllabus of GS 4 covered... :)
  • Optional completed & 70 % syllabus of GS 4 covered... :)

    would you mind me asking for help with the above query. If and when you have time..
  • Insights editorials
    Secure and Mains marathon for March
    2 novels + 1 long poem + a few theories in optional.
    PIB October.
    Half world history + post independence history
    :(
    So much to do.

    What did you do last year then?
    Don't tell me that you left these topics
    The day we decided that the worth of an individual was determined by their performance in an examination, that was the day Education failed us.

    Long live Revolution, Down with ForumIAS. Ban me Mods
  • Everyone is talking about secure. Can someone please tell me what is this secure? Why is everyone so obsessed about secure? M sorry for my lack of awareness and ignorance, please enlighten. Thank you.
    ये वक़्त ना ठहरा है, ये वक़्त ना ठहरेगा |
    यूही गुज़र जाएगा घबराना कैसा |
    हिम्मत से काम लेंगे, घबराना कैसा |
  • Katie said:

    Hello Forumites,
    Joined today only and now really worried about my mains preparations. Just finished one paper of my optional and now I need your kind suggestions, how to go for mains...
    Is vision current magazine a must if we follow secure? Mains marathon or secure? shall we go for TLP of IASbaba or editorial of insights? A lot of confusions since it is my first attempt. Someone please please suggest me a good option.

    If u follow secure then it is not a necessity to go for vision current magazine , as I never gone through TLP of IASbaba so I can't say about it about Insight editorial they r really good go for it From Oct 2016 - Sept 2017.. :)
  • Everyone is talking about secure. Can someone please tell me what is this secure? Why is everyone so obsessed about secure? M sorry for my lack of awareness and ignorance, please enlighten. Thank you.

    insights secure initiative chacha..........aapka dimag computer se slow ho gaya kya?
  • Everyone is talking about secure. Can someone please tell me what is this secure? Why is everyone so obsessed about secure? M sorry for my lack of awareness and ignorance, please enlighten. Thank you.

    insights secure initiative chacha..........aapka dimag computer se slow ho gaya kya?
    Oh ok, thanks gunner Bhai. Ab budhape me slow toh ho hi Jayega Bhai :(
    ये वक़्त ना ठहरा है, ये वक़्त ना ठहरेगा |
    यूही गुज़र जाएगा घबराना कैसा |
    हिम्मत से काम लेंगे, घबराना कैसा |
  • Katie said:

    Hello Forumites,
    Joined today only and now really worried about my mains preparations. Just finished one paper of my optional and now I need your kind suggestions, how to go for mains...
    Is vision current magazine a must if we follow secure? Mains marathon or secure? shall we go for TLP of IASbaba or editorial of insights? A lot of confusions since it is my first attempt. Someone please please suggest me a good option.

    If u follow secure then it is not a necessity to go for vision current magazine , as I never gone through TLP of IASbaba so I can't say about it about Insight editorial they r really good go for it From Oct 2016 - Sept 2017.. :)
    So do we have to read secure from October 2016 only or from June 2016 onward. Sorry if I am being stupid, really confused these days. And Secure is so huge too. Will Vision alone with mains marathon and insights editorial do the work( ps: I am doing vision test series too)!
  • I am doing Vision Magazines.And seeing my speed,I am sure I cannt do all the secure material.
    What should be the better combination for me?
    @DrKingSchuItz ....Help needed.

    PS:-Last year,did vision only Nd scored 92(GS2)+95(GS3)
    Pre:-4* Mains:-3 PT:-0
  • edited July 20
    Covered some portion of paper 1 law .
    Around 20%s synopsis making done for law.still more to cover
    Feeling lethargic for optional .

    75% synopsis is done for world history and modern India.
    Some for society .

    Still ,so.much to cover.
    There are better starters than me but I'm a strong finisher.
    Usain bolt
  • edited July 20
    Focus is more on making synopsis for everything .
    If anyone willing to share synopsis making activity for geog ,society and p4 tell me..
    There are better starters than me but I'm a strong finisher.
    Usain bolt
  • Administration current affairs from notes, GS3 economics static part, 20%optional, world history, sociology portion of GS1 and one GS test series
  • edited July 20
    Katie said:

    Katie said:

    Hello Forumites,
    Joined today only and now really worried about my mains preparations. Just finished one paper of my optional and now I need your kind suggestions, how to go for mains...
    Is vision current magazine a must if we follow secure? Mains marathon or secure? shall we go for TLP of IASbaba or editorial of insights? A lot of confusions since it is my first attempt. Someone please please suggest me a good option.

    If u follow secure then it is not a necessity to go for vision current magazine , as I never gone through TLP of IASbaba so I can't say about it about Insight editorial they r really good go for it From Oct 2016 - Sept 2017.. :)
    So do we have to read secure from October 2016 only or from June 2016 onward. Sorry if I am being stupid, really confused these days. And Secure is so huge too. Will Vision alone with mains marathon and insights editorial do the work( ps: I am doing vision test series too)!

    Some senior gave me this suggestion: Choose the material, especially in current affairs, which you think you will be reading + revising atleast thrice before mains exam.
    First complete anyone source say vision ias from Oct 2016, analyse how much time you will require to revise it and then proceed for next material, provided you have enough time in hand.

  • amay said:

    Katie said:

    Katie said:

    Hello Forumites,
    Joined today only and now really worried about my mains preparations. Just finished one paper of my optional and now I need your kind suggestions, how to go for mains...
    Is vision current magazine a must if we follow secure? Mains marathon or secure? shall we go for TLP of IASbaba or editorial of insights? A lot of confusions since it is my first attempt. Someone please please suggest me a good option.

    If u follow secure then it is not a necessity to go for vision current magazine , as I never gone through TLP of IASbaba so I can't say about it about Insight editorial they r really good go for it From Oct 2016 - Sept 2017.. :)
    So do we have to read secure from October 2016 only or from June 2016 onward. Sorry if I am being stupid, really confused these days. And Secure is so huge too. Will Vision alone with mains marathon and insights editorial do the work( ps: I am doing vision test series too)!

    Some senior gave me this suggestion: Choose the material, especially in current affairs, which you think you will be reading + revising atleast thrice before mains exam.
    First complete anyone source say vision ias from Oct 2016, analyse how much time you will require to revise it and then proceed for next material, provided you have enough time in hand.

    Thank you sir for your kind reply. I am stuck really now. everyone talking about secure compilations and i find them enormously large. vision monthly seems to be OK since i have followed it for prelims. but will that be sufficient, I am afraid!
  • Katie said:

    amay said:

    Katie said:

    Katie said:

    Hello Forumites,
    Joined today only and now really worried about my mains preparations. Just finished one paper of my optional and now I need your kind suggestions, how to go for mains...
    Is vision current magazine a must if we follow secure? Mains marathon or secure? shall we go for TLP of IASbaba or editorial of insights? A lot of confusions since it is my first attempt. Someone please please suggest me a good option.

    If u follow secure then it is not a necessity to go for vision current magazine , as I never gone through TLP of IASbaba so I can't say about it about Insight editorial they r really good go for it From Oct 2016 - Sept 2017.. :)
    So do we have to read secure from October 2016 only or from June 2016 onward. Sorry if I am being stupid, really confused these days. And Secure is so huge too. Will Vision alone with mains marathon and insights editorial do the work( ps: I am doing vision test series too)!

    Some senior gave me this suggestion: Choose the material, especially in current affairs, which you think you will be reading + revising atleast thrice before mains exam.
    First complete anyone source say vision ias from Oct 2016, analyse how much time you will require to revise it and then proceed for next material, provided you have enough time in hand.

    Thank you sir for your kind reply. I am stuck really now. everyone talking about secure compilations and i find them enormously large. vision monthly seems to be OK since i have followed it for prelims. but will that be sufficient, I am afraid!

    First of all i am no sir. I am just an aspirant like you. Secondly, nothing will be enough for GS, so we must limit our sources.
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