I was given to understand that the English section which was supposed to be not attempted had 9 questions. Thats the usual format; thats the way it was reported everywhere as well - 9 questions, 22.5 marks
I answered question 69 (Booklet A) and jumped to Question 78 thinking that was the new section. Thus I missed Q 76,77 which were THE EASIEST QUESTIONS possible.
I am so frustrated because there was no demarcation at all and the English section was shortened to 6 questions.
As it is, UPSC #%@$#
this up by changing stuff at the last minute and having a question paper for an elite exam where certain questions had to be skipped. On top of that, they shortened the section which means students like me left questions unanswered without realising it. 5 free marks gone to waste.
I am so god damn frustrated and irritated with UPSC I want to break my head against the wall.
Is there anyone else who made this mistake like I did? I feel like going to Parliament and protesting and burning some buses myself now. Based on what I've seen so far, thats the sort of stuff they encourage potential bureaucrats of India to do in order to get heard. (relax, im being sarcastic...mostly...)