Hi Friends, Seniors, Juniors and all others.
Philosophy optional has been performing poorly in recent years (as I have been told by seniors on the forum and outside). I do believe its happening because of uncertainty element involved in the UPSC selection process as well as because of various reasons applicable to different aspirants, like lack of revision, studying from coaching notes only, not reading enough standard books (due to lack of time perhaps) etc. One more thing some warriors have suffered just because optional was not awarded good marks compared to other optional subjects, but they still managed to get around 220+ marks in CSE 2016.
People do talk about leaving the optional and taking other optional to ensure the selection in UPSC but what if the other optional too get less marks next year?? so people who have seen their mains marks can take a wise decision according to the level of their preparation at the times of mains and the marks they scored. Newbies or people who haven't written mains even once, don't think much about it.
Now coming to the purpose of this thread
1. I believe irrespective of our prelims result (CSP 2017), we should complete the optional subject by October 2017. If we write mains this year, fair enough but in case anyone is out, at least optional subject will be completed in time.
etc are afraid to be part of any initiatives as they think -We are not prepared yet, as we haven't done anything in optional yet! So my friends this thread is the right initiative for us
We can ask any doubts we want to without any hesitation and can Hope
that some senior guys will guide us in right direction. No Shame in asking for knowledge
. isn't it ?
3. Seniors/experienced people
- Please contribute whenever you get time. Let your knowledge guide us in the right direction. Who knows by doing this only Bhagwan/Khuda(UPSC) awards you with 300+ marks in the optional
and a place in the coveted PDF.
Friends, as the response to philosophy threads is extremely poor, I don't expect overwhelming response to this thread too! But I pray to God that at least 2-3 people show interest in this thread and let us make this thread a knowledge repository for new aspirants.
Anybody can ask anything regarding material to be followed, concepts/doubts regarding a topic, discuss previous year questions, practice answer writing on the thread, share strategy being followed by him/her etc and we hope enlightened souls will guide us, we may later form a telegram group too if like-minded people wish to. I don't know much about the optional yet! so I am too hoping people will guide me.
I will start with "Western Philosophy" from today. I have arranged Mitra and Patanjali notes and Y.Masih book too. So people let the game begin.