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Please help me, friends!

Hello friends,

I am just going to start my preparations for UPSC CSE. At present, I am a fresher and know nothing. But, I have all the books and resources that are generally recommended to any civil services aspirant. I have 24 hours at my disposal and can give 12-14 hours to studies. Additionally, I am far away from the sources of disturbances like Facebook, WhatsApp, and likes of them. I just want to know that can I- a fresher- compete UPSC CSE 2018-19 if I do determined studies from now on? In any case, I will start my preparations today, but still, I wish to know your opinions! It is just to bring to your notice that 5 months remain for Prelims and little less than 9 months for the Main examination.



  • Whether you think you can or you think you cannot-both are right.

    You don’t need certification from anyone. And ample of time is there. I would say definitely go for it because I have personally paid a huge price for skipping 2016 prelims which I thought 6 months were too less to clear.
    Prelims=1 ,Mains= 1* , PT=0

    Geography Optional.
  • Stop visiting forum. Give 4 months×10hours to systemic and systematic as well as well planned study.

    After that you yourself will know whether you can do or not.

    "प्रत्यक्ष को प्रमाण की आवश्यकता नहीं होती ।" ;)

    ATB. Yes You Can !
    Being IAS... 4 U Onlyyy... :-)
  • I started full fledged preparation from 10th June 2014, and still managed to appear for the interview in 2014 attempt itself.
    Maybe that helped. ATB.
  • @determinedaspirant I too started this new year , will complete the static and current with revision , hopefully.
  • Thanks @Beuce @Yo_Yo_Choti_Singh
    Thank you @Detective_Conan. Yes, it helped. ☺

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