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.