Hello friends, indeed it is very personal choice- whether to opt for Post Graduation or continue with UPSC preparation,but some or ur insights may help me reach the decision.
-I am MBBS Graduate.Had opted for MBBS as a back-up plan for CSE.
-Appeared for CSE 4 times.But,didn't clear prelims in any of these attempts.
-Suffering from Depression due to some personal reasons since 3rd year of MBBS. I am getting treatment for this, but didn't get better.So, lack of concentration,anxiety,instability etc followed.I couldn't ever give my 100% in any of my attempts, and doubt, if I can do that in future too. (Meditation/Vipassana/self-help books have been tried.)
-In 2018 I prepared well despite mental struggle and was getting around 105+/-3 in GS in 2018 Prelims. But, difficult GS paper had already played it's part: I couldn't clear CSAT, as my mind hovered over tough GS paper during CSAT paper.I almost gave up CSAT.
-I'm married but not working.I feel I hv lot of responsibilities now and should look for other options.
-I'm getting PG diploma seat in Orthopedics.As, it is clinical branch and hectic one,there is hardly any possibility to manage both CSE & PG. I don't know if this (PG seat) is "an Opportunity" to move on or "a Carrot" to deflect me.
-Realities like;Marital status,age,Mental illness,necessity of PG in medical field etc are prompting me to go for PG.While,inner me is still (hesitatingly though) saying keep trying.
1.Started with lot of sources n haphazard preparation (in first 3 attempts)> optimized resources during 4th resources and revised well. As said earlier, GS is prepared n consolidated better during 4th attempt.
2.Wrote vision mains test series 2018. Averaged around 70-100 marks in 8 tests appeared.
I have thought over pros and cons of these options.But,couldn't finalize one.So,I would like to get some insights from you people. Those who have faced such (or different) situations, who were able to decide in such scenarios,other experienced ones and Medicos,your advise will be of immense help.