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Last Miles to Mains - Some Pointers | Mains 2018

Dear Friends,

I have shared a few things on maintaining your morale before the Mains 2018. You can read it here

http://blog.forumias.com/the-last-miles-to-mains-making-the-most-of-your-time/

Hope some of you may be able to benefit from it.

-
Neyawn
*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 |
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  • Other people may add things here.
    *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 |
  • Cud u tell me which pen is better for mains writing.
    Abki baar bharat sarakar....... B)
  • Wonderful
    This profile belongs to Lord Vorminious
  • Neyawn said:

    Dear Friends,

    I have shared a few things on maintaining your morale before the Mains 2018. You can read it here

    http://blog.forumias.com/the-last-miles-to-mains-making-the-most-of-your-time/

    Hope some of you may be able to benefit from it.

    -
    Neyawn

    Grt post as alwaz...Tnx a ton. :)
  • Neyawn said:

    Dear Friends,

    I have shared a few things on maintaining your morale before the Mains 2018. You can read it here

    http://blog.forumias.com/the-last-miles-to-mains-making-the-most-of-your-time/

    Hope some of you may be able to benefit from it.

    -
    Neyawn

    Thank You Sir !

  • Good luck everyone!

    (And the mention of Greeks, Persions, Artemisia reminded me of Eva Greene in the movie :D :D See after Mains to know what I am saying :D :D )
  • Greenland said:

    Good luck everyone!

    (And the mention of Greeks, Persions, Artemisia reminded me of Eva Greene in the movie :D :D See after Mains to know what I am saying :D :D )

    What an absolute poppycock that film was.

    Thanks for this @Neyawn
    And good look to everyone appearing this year.
    ".....Do what you will; but I will hinder it, if I may."

    "Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!"
  • Thank u a lot <3
    all i need is You Lord
  • Needed thz badly
  • edited September 2018
    Sorry.. By mistake I posted on wrong thread.
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    LMAO. You are impossible!
    Had a good laugh as I scrolled down to see the comments and reached yours.
    I’ll put one in that chamber, lay you in the face of God.
  • Thank you @Neyawn
    Great stuff as always.
    I’ll put one in that chamber, lay you in the face of God.
  • thank you so
    Much @neyawn sir . Much needed.

    Your articles have the same effect as drugs . It is addictive .

    thank u sir.
  • Cud u tell me which pen is better for mains writing.

    Gel looks better, but try it out before you implement something in the final exam.

    Reynolds Trimax is also a good one.
    *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 |
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    No water tax
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    Security
    No interference by landlord

    PS: I will give my induction and white board at no cost

    @Neyawn सर यह सब भी चलता है क्या इधर :|

    आजकल की जेनरेशन से डर लगता है कि कहीं वो इस कमेंट को अभिव्यक्ति की आजादी पर हमला ना समझले जोकि दूसरी बेवकूफी होगी उनकी

    पहली तो यहां पर इस प्रकार का कमेंट करके वह पहले ही कर चुकी है। :(

    RIP - Common Sense :|

    PS - यह थ्रेड बनाना सराहनीय है :)
  • Thanks @MaverickAPS @Oathkeeper ! Do well!
    *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 |
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  • thank you so
    Much @neyawn sir . Much needed.

    Your articles have the same effect as drugs . It is addictive .

    thank u sir.

    Thank you for the alternative career opportunities.

    Do well!
    *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 |
  • Baphomet said:

    Thank you @Neyawn
    Great stuff as always.

    \m/
    *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 |
  • Neyawn said:

    Dear Friends,

    I have shared a few things on maintaining your morale before the Mains 2018. You can read it here

    http://blog.forumias.com/the-last-miles-to-mains-making-the-most-of-your-time/

    Hope some of you may be able to benefit from it.

    -
    Neyawn

    I ❤ U @Neyawn
    Indian Foreign Service | Career Diplomat
  • Neyawn said:

    Dear Friends,

    I have shared a few things on maintaining your morale before the Mains 2018. You can read it here

    http://blog.forumias.com/the-last-miles-to-mains-making-the-most-of-your-time/

    Hope some of you may be able to benefit from it.

    -
    Neyawn

    I ❤ U @Neyawn
    Et tu ? :tongue:
    *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 |
  • Orwell_22 said:

    Greenland said:

    Good luck everyone!

    (And the mention of Greeks, Persions, Artemisia reminded me of Eva Greene in the movie :D :D See after Mains to know what I am saying :D :D )

    What an absolute poppycock that film was.

    Thanks for this @Neyawn
    And good look to everyone appearing this year.
    Yes, perfect after the exhausting mains marathon both the brain and body get zapped out :open_mouth:
  • Neyawn said:

    Cud u tell me which pen is better for mains writing.

    Gel looks better, but try it out before you implement something in the final exam.

    Reynolds Trimax is also a good one.
    Any cons of V5, even though I've gotten comfortable with it
    You know what they say
  • Checked ForumIAS out of habit and I'm glad I did. The article still gives goosebumps and motivation! :)
  • edited September 2018
    nandini said:

    Checked ForumIAS out of habit and I'm glad I did. The article still gives goosebumps and motivation! :)

    Ma'am.. which pen did you use last year?
    And how is the qualify of paper compared to standard a4 pages. Asking this because v7 gives impression on back side of sheet. And still unable to find anything as smooth as v7.

    #firstmains
  • so @Neyawn u said no 3 hour test........but forum is providing same from 15-19................ur integrity is breached :D ...........any way good article for first timers.........hum log ke liye revision lesson tha
  • The_wolf said:

    nandini said:

    Checked ForumIAS out of habit and I'm glad I did. The article still gives goosebumps and motivation! :)

    Ma'am.. which pen did you use last year?
    And how is the qualify of paper compared to standard a4 pages. Asking this because v7 gives impression on back side of sheet. And still unable to find anything as smooth as v7.

    #firstmains
    I used a very basic ball point pen - cello butterflow I think. Quality of paper in essay wasn't that good, but was good in GS
  • kamena said:

    so @Neyawn u said no 3 hour test........but forum is providing same from 15-19................ur integrity is breached :D ...........any way good article for first timers.........hum log ke liye revision lesson tha

    Point to be noted sir :D
    36 ka aankda with upsc
  • kamena said:

    so @Neyawn u said no 3 hour test........but forum is providing same from 15-19................ur integrity is breached :D ...........any way good article for first timers.........hum log ke liye revision lesson tha

    Haha, Not at all.
    Read carefully. There are two things I want to tell you . The second is ...

    The first is to write the tests in exam environment for three days at a stretch .

    I didn’t mention that because I cannot endorse a product in my article. And views are personal.

    I have written the Mains and I know that every year after the Mains, the speed increases because of the 4 day torture.

    The open test helps do exactly that.

    Also a few questions also end up coming from there.

    In fact last year, I still remember both Abhishek Surana ( AIR 10) from Delhi Center and Pushplata ( AIR 80) at Gurgaon Center writing the open test. Surana was the only candidate writing with Physics optional and he wrote the test on ALL days.

    I would fully endorse it, just that I wouldn’t do that in a blog post.

    What I am trying to say is that daily writing 1 tests wastes energy.

    Writing it in exam situations will end up wasting up two days time, but works magic in terms of relocating the exam discipline ( if forum people enforce the discipline , that is )

    Especially for first timers, this is most useful as they will
    Immediately realise that their biggest challenge is not that they don’t know, but that most will
    Leave 4-5 questions because of speed issues.
    *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 |
  • nandini said:

    The_wolf said:

    nandini said:

    Checked ForumIAS out of habit and I'm glad I did. The article still gives goosebumps and motivation! :)

    Ma'am.. which pen did you use last year?
    And how is the qualify of paper compared to standard a4 pages. Asking this because v7 gives impression on back side of sheet. And still unable to find anything as smooth as v7.

    #firstmains
    I used a very basic ball point pen - cello butterflow I think. Quality of paper in essay wasn't that good, but was good in GS
    I love Butterflow. The black is better.

    They have revamped it also.

    Another pen which lot of people use is Write o meter. I didn’t personally like it, but what happens is very year at the community meet I end up borrowing pens from the selected candidates. More than once .and invariably everyone has a write o meter!

    Maybe because you don’t have headache of refilling it often.

    Butterflow will finish before the first paper.

    @nandini Did the refill last for the full length of the paper for you?
    *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 |
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