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To crack Civils: Tips & Helping Hand (from selected, mains/interview appeared & others)

Hello.. I am regular follower of ForumIAS .. as the process ended for 2017 (so its fresh experience can help more), I thought this thread will help to newbies plus those in the preparation as well..
If this thread is worth it after reading this , then one request to mods make it announcement .. if it doesnt then share the links or from where we can get those addressed..

We do listen to toppers in speeches & also read their transcripts .. but there r reading between the lines & some hidden warnings (like those written during advertisements in some corner of tv) .. & everyone doesn’t get the right HELPING HAND while preparation, so such aspirants rely on forumias or other such online forums to get those resolved.. I wil put down some doubts/queries which will make u understand what exactly we need in this thread (other things if u guys can add after reading) ->


1. From the selected n experienced ones.. plz share things or tips to aspirants .. for prelims, mains or interviews.. what to do, what not, what silly mistakes to avoid, how u did managed stress etc etc (once selected, some create larger than life image or hype abt exam process in speeches transcripts)
2. So here anyone can share informally as well.. because here no need of being formal like speech or transcript.. here plz share like u r talking to ur room mate or friend .. as a well wisher.. (I have seen such comments in some threads but not under one.. so created this single one.. so if u have u can copy paste them here as well)
3.What factors helped u to conquer mistakes u did before, what changes u made n succeeded, what is trend of exam year by year.. what upsc is expecting from us nowadays, etc
4. In this digital age & so many classes.. whom to believe, wht to avoid & wht not to miss. Is turning into a mess.. (from my journey i can recall my mistakes & recovering from them).. So what worked for u.. no need of publicity of any but genuine things abt the resources, classes or test series reviews n else..
5. Apart from studies, what is needed, what helps to sustain in this upsc ecosystem & how to tackle failures , backups, etc etc

So they r just few thoughts i guess which touches broadly each aspect where we need HELPING HAND .. u can add or remove or alter the things & share whatever u can.. genuinely.. because this journey teaches u many things.. log ate hain, judte hain, har type k log hote hain.. har type ki advice milti hain .. then jaise jaise exam ka experience ata hain .. tb reality check milta hain.. So to minimize such things in this process ..


I hope u guys r getting what i wanted to convey & i am requesting to mods if u can guide us for this after going thru this & ask some who wishes to do this.. & also other silent readers .. if u can help in this .. its not abt one stage of exam so it wont hurt ur prelims studies .. it wil keep everybody on track & specially it wil help to those who r preparing from home & with no guide or less contacts..

I hope this will work.. agr ek bar padh loge ..
Thank You !

:smile:

Comments

  • In addition to this..

    1. u can write on all or any of them as time & thots permits u
    2. as many will be waiting for final marks.. so once u get them, u can put on essay or optional or any specific subj .. how u conquered them
    3. whatever else u like to share with us :)
    4. one request to mods if u wish to close this thread .. then plz let us know frm which thread we can get them or copy paste here n then close :) & if u like this then plz make it announcement n ask some ppl to put down fr us ..
  • Don't listen to toppers 900 selected and there are 900 ways to crack this exam. Rest resources everyone knows.
  • Dorjay123 said:

    Don't listen to toppers 900 selected and there are 900 ways to crack this exam. Rest resources everyone knows.

    not resources.. but their experience & few things related to prep (which i wrote above) .. they help us.. specially jb ghar se kr rhe ho.. n guidance ya class na ho.. n i have asked fr genuine things only.. n concerns which most of us come across..

    true .. strategy n efforts r ours.. but help milti hain jb kuch achi bate pata chale & yes i m not saying to imitate them..
    so i have asked.. in other threads there were good ppl sharing genuinely.. like DrKing , Nandini mam , YoYo..

    i hope some of them & other (silent readers) wil put down.. :)
  • Real MVP are those who continuously give mains and interviews and clear it albeit with lower ranks. Rest themselves don’t know what worked for them and all video talks are just grand creation of PR images. It is the former who should guide and not latter.
  • I am just confused that whether i should go to delhi to have a good peer group. Or stay in kolkata(i am here for my engg.) where there is neithr a good peer group nor coaching.
    I am living single sometimes its very hard to concentrate and study sometime In lack of a coaching or a group.
    So what should be best...if seniors and experncd players can guide me on this.
    I maybe anyone but i dont belong to anyone.
  • Real MVP are those who continuously give mains and interviews and clear it albeit with lower ranks. Rest themselves don’t know what worked for them and all video talks are just grand creation of PR images. It is the former who should guide and not latter.

    No that is not fully true. You must listen to Rank 1 and Rank 5 and Rank 11.

    Rank 5 got through in his second attempt.

    But Both Rank 1 and Rank 11 got through in their fifth attempt. Both these candidates were at a near give up point. Anudeep was already in service, but he was in a full give up mode. Same with Sid.

    When I asked Anudeep, what was the one thing on his mind - he said - I dont know man. I have to goto office tomorrow. Not sure I will get a leave for tomorrow.

    You can watch the same thing, and yet see different things, depending on your perceptions and pre-conceived biases.

    *No good deed goes unpunished* | I am no knight, do not call me Sir | I write articles for Civil Services Aspirants, you can find them at http://blog.forumias.com/author/neyawn |
  • Hey guys.. as now marks are available for qualified & not qualified.. so plz look into this thread n put down things which u can.. pre, gs, optional & other prep related things..

    instead of different threads of present n past.. newbies & those appearing can get inputs from this..
  • may this thread catch eye of players

  • Suraj95 said:

    may this thread catch eye of players

    hmm.. i hope so.. if it gets something from those guys.. and from mods too ..after reading that long text patiently.. will be good for many :)

  • I hv already posted this in odr threads , if anyone needs help regarding prelims i can help .
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  • dkv said:


    I hv already posted this in odr threads , if anyone needs help regarding prelims i can help .

    Please share...how you prepared the current affairs ?
  • dkv said:


    I hv already posted this in odr threads , if anyone needs help regarding prelims i can help .

    Please share...how you prepared the current affairs ?
    I read Hindu religiously nd vision pt 365 multiple revisions . no odr source just these two but do them thoroughly.
  • dkv said:

    dkv said:


    I hv already posted this in odr threads , if anyone needs help regarding prelims i can help .

    Please share...how you prepared the current affairs ?
    I read Hindu religiously nd vision pt 365 multiple revisions . no odr source just these two but do them thoroughly.
    Could you please quickly enlist the books/sources for static portion?
    Inspector (Central Excise)
  • perky said:

    dkv said:

    dkv said:


    I hv already posted this in odr threads , if anyone needs help regarding prelims i can help .

    Please share...how you prepared the current affairs ?
    I read Hindu religiously nd vision pt 365 multiple revisions . no odr source just these two but do them thoroughly.
    Could you please quickly enlist the books/sources for static portion?
    I have created a separate thread regarding it . pls have a look at it , "how to score high in prelims : the simple approach " .
  • dkv said:

    perky said:

    dkv said:

    dkv said:


    I hv already posted this in odr threads , if anyone needs help regarding prelims i can help .

    Please share...how you prepared the current affairs ?
    I read Hindu religiously nd vision pt 365 multiple revisions . no odr source just these two but do them thoroughly.
    Could you please quickly enlist the books/sources for static portion?
    I have created a separate thread regarding it . pls have a look at it , "how to score high in prelims : the simple approach " .
    Thanks @dkv

    @all Link to the thread is below:
    http://discuss.forumias.com/discussion/30560/how-to-score-high-in-prelims-the-simple-approach/p1
    Inspector (Central Excise)
  • I am sharing whatever I gathered in last few years here - abhisheksurana.wordpress.com

    Hello.. I am regular follower of ForumIAS .. as the process ended for 2017 (so its fresh experience can help more), I thought this thread will help to newbies plus those in the preparation as well..
    If this thread is worth it after reading this , then one request to mods make it announcement .. if it doesnt then share the links or from where we can get those addressed..

    We do listen to toppers in speeches & also read their transcripts .. but there r reading between the lines & some hidden warnings (like those written during advertisements in some corner of tv) .. & everyone doesn’t get the right HELPING HAND while preparation, so such aspirants rely on forumias or other such online forums to get those resolved.. I wil put down some doubts/queries which will make u understand what exactly we need in this thread (other things if u guys can add after reading) ->


    1. From the selected n experienced ones.. plz share things or tips to aspirants .. for prelims, mains or interviews.. what to do, what not, what silly mistakes to avoid, how u did managed stress etc etc (once selected, some create larger than life image or hype abt exam process in speeches transcripts)
    2. So here anyone can share informally as well.. because here no need of being formal like speech or transcript.. here plz share like u r talking to ur room mate or friend .. as a well wisher.. (I have seen such comments in some threads but not under one.. so created this single one.. so if u have u can copy paste them here as well)
    3.What factors helped u to conquer mistakes u did before, what changes u made n succeeded, what is trend of exam year by year.. what upsc is expecting from us nowadays, etc
    4. In this digital age & so many classes.. whom to believe, wht to avoid & wht not to miss. Is turning into a mess.. (from my journey i can recall my mistakes & recovering from them).. So what worked for u.. no need of publicity of any but genuine things abt the resources, classes or test series reviews n else..
    5. Apart from studies, what is needed, what helps to sustain in this upsc ecosystem & how to tackle failures , backups, etc etc

    So they r just few thoughts i guess which touches broadly each aspect where we need HELPING HAND .. u can add or remove or alter the things & share whatever u can.. genuinely.. because this journey teaches u many things.. log ate hain, judte hain, har type k log hote hain.. har type ki advice milti hain .. then jaise jaise exam ka experience ata hain .. tb reality check milta hain.. So to minimize such things in this process ..


    I hope u guys r getting what i wanted to convey & i am requesting to mods if u can guide us for this after going thru this & ask some who wishes to do this.. & also other silent readers .. if u can help in this .. its not abt one stage of exam so it wont hurt ur prelims studies .. it wil keep everybody on track & specially it wil help to those who r preparing from home & with no guide or less contacts..

    I hope this will work.. agr ek bar padh loge ..
    Thank You !

    :smile:

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