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MATHS MAINS 2017 , HOW WAS THE EXAM ? and Expected marks ( those which are sure shot correct )

As Mains 2017 is now over , so it will be better to discuss experience and expected marks in MATHS optional this year .
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  • Tough paper. How's the experience as compared to last year?
    The Maester with healing touch.
  • I felt I was prepared well but still my correct total is only between 340-350. I think I could have done much better in Paper 1 and a good attempt even in this kind of tough paper would be around 400. I personally have given up hope at this score specially because most of the other optional guys are saying their papers were fine.
  • Catman said:

    I felt I was prepared well but still my correct total is only between 340-350. I think I could have done much better in Paper 1 and a good attempt even in this kind of tough paper would be around 400. I personally have given up hope at this score specially because most of the other optional guys are saying their papers were fine.

    Same with me.correct attempt only 330. Was there heavy scaling last time?
  • trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    I felt I was prepared well but still my correct total is only between 340-350. I think I could have done much better in Paper 1 and a good attempt even in this kind of tough paper would be around 400. I personally have given up hope at this score specially because most of the other optional guys are saying their papers were fine.

    Same with me.correct attempt only 330. Was there heavy scaling last time?
    Two of my friends had correct attempt of 400 and 370 with final scores of 284 and 266. So, yes, at our marks we can expect our marks to be more scaled down. I think we will get around 220 or if we're lucky 230.
  • Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    I felt I was prepared well but still my correct total is only between 340-350. I think I could have done much better in Paper 1 and a good attempt even in this kind of tough paper would be around 400. I personally have given up hope at this score specially because most of the other optional guys are saying their papers were fine.

    Same with me.correct attempt only 330. Was there heavy scaling last time?
    Two of my friends had correct attempt of 400 and 370 with final scores of 284 and 266. So, yes, at our marks we can expect our marks to be more scaled down. I think we will get around 220 or if we're lucky 230.
    Haha.. we are gone case then.. how much they are getting this year?


  • trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    I felt I was prepared well but still my correct total is only between 340-350. I think I could have done much better in Paper 1 and a good attempt even in this kind of tough paper would be around 400. I personally have given up hope at this score specially because most of the other optional guys are saying their papers were fine.

    Same with me.correct attempt only 330. Was there heavy scaling last time?
    Two of my friends had correct attempt of 400 and 370 with final scores of 284 and 266. So, yes, at our marks we can expect our marks to be more scaled down. I think we will get around 220 or if we're lucky 230.
    Haha.. we are gone case then.. how much they are getting this year?


    Yaar apne marks count karke unse puchne ki himmat nahi ho rahi hai. Maths mein kisi bhi paper mein 400 ka attempt karna hi hoga aur uske liye saare topics padhne honge. Have you cleared IFoS pre?
  • Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    I felt I was prepared well but still my correct total is only between 340-350. I think I could have done much better in Paper 1 and a good attempt even in this kind of tough paper would be around 400. I personally have given up hope at this score specially because most of the other optional guys are saying their papers were fine.

    Same with me.correct attempt only 330. Was there heavy scaling last time?
    Two of my friends had correct attempt of 400 and 370 with final scores of 284 and 266. So, yes, at our marks we can expect our marks to be more scaled down. I think we will get around 220 or if we're lucky 230.
    Haha.. we are gone case then.. how much they are getting this year?


    Yaar apne marks count karke unse puchne ki himmat nahi ho rahi hai. Maths mein kisi bhi paper mein 400 ka attempt karna hi hoga aur uske liye saare topics padhne honge. Have you cleared IFoS pre?
    Na Bhai didn't clear.. one guy sitting with me in examhall also getting around 330.. Bhai I had studied all topics in paper 1 but still not good performance... Papers were tough very few will cross 400 this year
  • edited November 4
    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    I felt I was prepared well but still my correct total is only between 340-350. I think I could have done much better in Paper 1 and a good attempt even in this kind of tough paper would be around 400. I personally have given up hope at this score specially because most of the other optional guys are saying their papers were fine.

    Same with me.correct attempt only 330. Was there heavy scaling last time?
    Two of my friends had correct attempt of 400 and 370 with final scores of 284 and 266. So, yes, at our marks we can expect our marks to be more scaled down. I think we will get around 220 or if we're lucky 230.
    Haha.. we are gone case then.. how much they are getting this year?


    Yaar apne marks count karke unse puchne ki himmat nahi ho rahi hai. Maths mein kisi bhi paper mein 400 ka attempt karna hi hoga aur uske liye saare topics padhne honge. Have you cleared IFoS pre?
    Na Bhai didn't clear.. one guy sitting with me in examhall also getting around 330.. Bhai I had studied all topics in paper 1 but still not good performance... Papers were tough very few will cross 400 this year
    I left Statics in Paper 1 and Fluid, Dynamics in Paper 2. I did Modern Algebra well so was able to attempt Section A of Paper 2 fine.

    Even I did complete Paper 1 other than Statics, but I got stuck in many questions, even those in compulsory ones. I couldn't solve the x^2-y^2 integration question and the x^3 ODE question just before the Variation of Parameters one. When are you planning on starting prep again? Paper 1 mein bahot practice ki jarurat hai yaar. For a good attempt, target should be 230 in Paper 1.
  • Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    I felt I was prepared well but still my correct total is only between 340-350. I think I could have done much better in Paper 1 and a good attempt even in this kind of tough paper would be around 400. I personally have given up hope at this score specially because most of the other optional guys are saying their papers were fine.

    Same with me.correct attempt only 330. Was there heavy scaling last time?
    Two of my friends had correct attempt of 400 and 370 with final scores of 284 and 266. So, yes, at our marks we can expect our marks to be more scaled down. I think we will get around 220 or if we're lucky 230.
    Haha.. we are gone case then.. how much they are getting this year?


    Yaar apne marks count karke unse puchne ki himmat nahi ho rahi hai. Maths mein kisi bhi paper mein 400 ka attempt karna hi hoga aur uske liye saare topics padhne honge. Have you cleared IFoS pre?
    Na Bhai didn't clear.. one guy sitting with me in examhall also getting around 330.. Bhai I had studied all topics in paper 1 but still not good performance... Papers were tough very few will cross 400 this year
    I left Statics in Paper 1 and Fluid, Dynamics in Paper 2. I did Modern Algebra well so was able to attempt Section A of Paper 2 fine.

    Even I did complete Paper 1 other than Statics, but I got stuck in many questions, even those in compulsory ones. I couldn't solve the x^2-y^2 integration question and the x^3 ODE question just before the Variation of Parameters one. When are you planning on starting prep again? Paper 1 mein bahot practice ki jarurat hai yaar. For a good attempt, target should be 230 in Paper 1.
    Bhai same with me.. could not solve ode question was stuck at constrained motion question steps are right but couldn't reach final answer.. X2 -y2 is using Jacobian it was easy question ... I will prepare only after prelims result... Will start preparation for state psc
  • trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    I felt I was prepared well but still my correct total is only between 340-350. I think I could have done much better in Paper 1 and a good attempt even in this kind of tough paper would be around 400. I personally have given up hope at this score specially because most of the other optional guys are saying their papers were fine.

    Same with me.correct attempt only 330. Was there heavy scaling last time?
    Two of my friends had correct attempt of 400 and 370 with final scores of 284 and 266. So, yes, at our marks we can expect our marks to be more scaled down. I think we will get around 220 or if we're lucky 230.
    Haha.. we are gone case then.. how much they are getting this year?


    Yaar apne marks count karke unse puchne ki himmat nahi ho rahi hai. Maths mein kisi bhi paper mein 400 ka attempt karna hi hoga aur uske liye saare topics padhne honge. Have you cleared IFoS pre?
    Na Bhai didn't clear.. one guy sitting with me in examhall also getting around 330.. Bhai I had studied all topics in paper 1 but still not good performance... Papers were tough very few will cross 400 this year
    I left Statics in Paper 1 and Fluid, Dynamics in Paper 2. I did Modern Algebra well so was able to attempt Section A of Paper 2 fine.

    Even I did complete Paper 1 other than Statics, but I got stuck in many questions, even those in compulsory ones. I couldn't solve the x^2-y^2 integration question and the x^3 ODE question just before the Variation of Parameters one. When are you planning on starting prep again? Paper 1 mein bahot practice ki jarurat hai yaar. For a good attempt, target should be 230 in Paper 1.
    Bhai same with me.. could not solve ode question was stuck at constrained motion question steps are right but couldn't reach final answer.. X2 -y2 is using Jacobian it was easy question ... I will prepare only after prelims result... Will start preparation for state psc
    Good luck with your State Psc. Which prelims result btw? Psc one?
  • Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    I felt I was prepared well but still my correct total is only between 340-350. I think I could have done much better in Paper 1 and a good attempt even in this kind of tough paper would be around 400. I personally have given up hope at this score specially because most of the other optional guys are saying their papers were fine.

    Same with me.correct attempt only 330. Was there heavy scaling last time?
    Two of my friends had correct attempt of 400 and 370 with final scores of 284 and 266. So, yes, at our marks we can expect our marks to be more scaled down. I think we will get around 220 or if we're lucky 230.
    Haha.. we are gone case then.. how much they are getting this year?


    Yaar apne marks count karke unse puchne ki himmat nahi ho rahi hai. Maths mein kisi bhi paper mein 400 ka attempt karna hi hoga aur uske liye saare topics padhne honge. Have you cleared IFoS pre?
    Na Bhai didn't clear.. one guy sitting with me in examhall also getting around 330.. Bhai I had studied all topics in paper 1 but still not good performance... Papers were tough very few will cross 400 this year
    I left Statics in Paper 1 and Fluid, Dynamics in Paper 2. I did Modern Algebra well so was able to attempt Section A of Paper 2 fine.

    Even I did complete Paper 1 other than Statics, but I got stuck in many questions, even those in compulsory ones. I couldn't solve the x^2-y^2 integration question and the x^3 ODE question just before the Variation of Parameters one. When are you planning on starting prep again? Paper 1 mein bahot practice ki jarurat hai yaar. For a good attempt, target should be 230 in Paper 1.
    Bhai same with me.. could not solve ode question was stuck at constrained motion question steps are right but couldn't reach final answer.. X2 -y2 is using Jacobian it was easy question ... I will prepare only after prelims result... Will start preparation for state psc
    Good luck with your State Psc. Which prelims result btw? Psc one?
    Next year prelims :neutral:
  • Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    I felt I was prepared well but still my correct total is only between 340-350. I think I could have done much better in Paper 1 and a good attempt even in this kind of tough paper would be around 400. I personally have given up hope at this score specially because most of the other optional guys are saying their papers were fine.

    Same with me.correct attempt only 330. Was there heavy scaling last time?
    Two of my friends had correct attempt of 400 and 370 with final scores of 284 and 266. So, yes, at our marks we can expect our marks to be more scaled down. I think we will get around 220 or if we're lucky 230.
    Haha.. we are gone case then.. how much they are getting this year?


    Yaar apne marks count karke unse puchne ki himmat nahi ho rahi hai. Maths mein kisi bhi paper mein 400 ka attempt karna hi hoga aur uske liye saare topics padhne honge. Have you cleared IFoS pre?
    Na Bhai didn't clear.. one guy sitting with me in examhall also getting around 330.. Bhai I had studied all topics in paper 1 but still not good performance... Papers were tough very few will cross 400 this year
    I left Statics in Paper 1 and Fluid, Dynamics in Paper 2. I did Modern Algebra well so was able to attempt Section A of Paper 2 fine.

    Even I did complete Paper 1 other than Statics, but I got stuck in many questions, even those in compulsory ones. I couldn't solve the x^2-y^2 integration question and the x^3 ODE question just before the Variation of Parameters one. When are you planning on starting prep again? Paper 1 mein bahot practice ki jarurat hai yaar. For a good attempt, target should be 230 in Paper 1.
    Bhai same with me.. could not solve ode question was stuck at constrained motion question steps are right but couldn't reach final answer.. X2 -y2 is using Jacobian it was easy question ... I will prepare only after prelims result... Will start preparation for state psc
    Good luck with your State Psc. Which prelims result btw? Psc one?
    Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    trumpIAS said:

    Catman said:

    I felt I was prepared well but still my correct total is only between 340-350. I think I could have done much better in Paper 1 and a good attempt even in this kind of tough paper would be around 400. I personally have given up hope at this score specially because most of the other optional guys are saying their papers were fine.

    Same with me.correct attempt only 330. Was there heavy scaling last time?
    Two of my friends had correct attempt of 400 and 370 with final scores of 284 and 266. So, yes, at our marks we can expect our marks to be more scaled down. I think we will get around 220 or if we're lucky 230.
    Haha.. we are gone case then.. how much they are getting this year?


    Yaar apne marks count karke unse puchne ki himmat nahi ho rahi hai. Maths mein kisi bhi paper mein 400 ka attempt karna hi hoga aur uske liye saare topics padhne honge. Have you cleared IFoS pre?
    Na Bhai didn't clear.. one guy sitting with me in examhall also getting around 330.. Bhai I had studied all topics in paper 1 but still not good performance... Papers were tough very few will cross 400 this year
    I left Statics in Paper 1 and Fluid, Dynamics in Paper 2. I did Modern Algebra well so was able to attempt Section A of Paper 2 fine.

    Even I did complete Paper 1 other than Statics, but I got stuck in many questions, even those in compulsory ones. I couldn't solve the x^2-y^2 integration question and the x^3 ODE question just before the Variation of Parameters one. When are you planning on starting prep again? Paper 1 mein bahot practice ki jarurat hai yaar. For a good attempt, target should be 230 in Paper 1.
    Bhai same with me.. could not solve ode question was stuck at constrained motion question steps are right but couldn't reach final answer.. X2 -y2 is using Jacobian it was easy question ... I will prepare only after prelims result... Will start preparation for state psc
    Good luck with your State Psc. Which prelims result btw? Psc one?
    Next year prelims :neutral:
  • any predictions on scaling vis a vis difficulty of this year vs last year?
  • Suppose average candidate is getting 320-340 ..and toppers a few get 380-400.. how will raw marks be finally reflected
    The Maester with healing touch.
  • Guys where can I find the question paper?? Any link you can provide with?
  • Suppose average candidate is getting 320-340 ..and toppers a few get 380-400.. how will raw marks be finally reflected

    I don't think the final marks of an average candidate in maths are good. So if the average candidate is doing 330, I think our marks will be just above 200, which sadly won't be enough, for me at least. :neutral:
  • Does any one know what the highest correct attempt this year is?
    It was around 440-450 last time. Paper 2 is too tough :neutral: this time.
    Even tricky and time consuming questions of paper 1 were allotted less marks.
    God knows what happens.
  • Does any one know what the highest correct attempt this year is?
    It was around 440-450 last time. Paper 2 is too tough :neutral: this time.
    Even tricky and time consuming questions of paper 1 were allotted less marks.
    God knows what happens.

    Last year highest correct attempt was 470
  • Does any one know what the highest correct attempt this year is?
    It was around 440-450 last time. Paper 2 is too tough :neutral: this time.
    Even tricky and time consuming questions of paper 1 were allotted less marks.
    God knows what happens.

    Bhai imo topper will get at least 440 this year as well..
  • trumpIAS said:

    Does any one know what the highest correct attempt this year is?
    It was around 440-450 last time. Paper 2 is too tough :neutral: this time.
    Even tricky and time consuming questions of paper 1 were allotted less marks.
    God knows what happens.

    Bhai imo topper will get at least 440 this year as well..
    what is imo topper?
  • Does any one know what the highest correct attempt this year is?
    It was around 440-450 last time. Paper 2 is too tough :neutral: this time.
    Even tricky and time consuming questions of paper 1 were allotted less marks.
    God knows what happens.

    which tricky questions are u talking about?
  • Does any one know what the highest correct attempt this year is?
    It was around 440-450 last time. Paper 2 is too tough :neutral: this time.
    Even tricky and time consuming questions of paper 1 were allotted less marks.
    God knows what happens.

    which tricky questions are u talking about?
    How much did you attempt?
  • my take on maths mains paper -
    Paper 1 was easy albeit lengthy, but still manageable. Any aspirant with enough practice could have easily attempted above 200 marks.
    Paper 2 was really tough as can be seen from many proofs but aspirants could have easily managed around 180. Regarding paper 2, Since last year UPSC has reduced straightforward questions in Section A and mixed questions from every topic in section B. Section B is easy compared to section A, so focus should be on Section B.

    In this attempt I focused more on section B and was able to manage 120/150 from this section.
  • tantric said:

    my take on maths mains paper -
    Paper 1 was easy albeit lengthy, but still manageable. Any aspirant with enough practice could have easily attempted above 200 marks.
    Paper 2 was really tough as can be seen from many proofs but aspirants could have easily managed around 180. Regarding paper 2, Since last year UPSC has reduced straightforward questions in Section A and mixed questions from every topic in section B. Section B is easy compared to section A, so focus should be on Section B.

    In this attempt I focused more on section B and was able to manage 120/150 from this section.

    Bhai I attempted 120/150 in Section A of Paper 2. I had left Fluid and Dynamics so paid a very heavy price there. But yeah, you are correct. A good attempt should be around 400. How much did you attempt and if you took the paper last year, any idea about the kind of marks one can expect this year?
  • @Catman @tantric sirs, by attempts of 400 do you mean just attempted or correct attempts(answer matching etc)? Thanks
  • rahulsri said:

    @Catman @tantric sirs, by attempts of 400 do you mean just attempted or correct attempts(answer matching etc)? Thanks

    Correct attempt bhai.
  • @rahulsri of course correct attemp bhai
  • edited November 5
    @Catman : This year my correct attempt in paper ! is around 230 and may be more as I have doubt in second part of a 17 marker.
    in paper 2 my correct attempt is around 180.
    last year I screwed paper 1 and got screwed by paper 2. got arounf 117 in paper 1 and 118 in paper 2 (although my attempt in paper 2 was around 150).
  • edited November 5
    @Catman : for marks i would say that if ur correct attempt is around 360 - 380 u will get decent marks like 270 - 280. This year as both papers are tough, the scope for scaling reduces. so any correct attempt of 350+ would make u highly competitive.
  • tantric said:

    @Catman : for marks i would say that if ur correct attempt is around 360 - 380 u will get decent marks like 270 - 280.

    410 is very good attempt man.. which question in paper 1 do u have doubts
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