Answer Writing and Notes making strategy by Rajat Pant (AIR 90); GS Notes and Mains Last Minute Revision Notes attached

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I am Rajat Pant, AIR 90 (CSE 2018). As the mains examination is near, I am back with my mains strategy this time. This is the point in the timeline of this examination where all the aspirants can be divided into 2 categories. First, are the ones who could not clear prelims this year (Me in 2017). Second, are the ones who have cleared it (Me in 2018). Trust me; both of you are in an equally good position to crack this examination at most by 2020. I say it because I have been there in both of the above situations during my UPSC journey.

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My two cents on Answer Writing – Shreyans Kumat (AIR 4)

It has been almost two weeks since Prelims results are out. Also, not much time is left before Mains. In between these quite different ways of testing, one has to shift gears and prepare oneself to write 4000 words in 3 hours twice a day for a few consecutive days.

And, with the Prelims results, the horn has been blown. Usain Bolts and Asafa Powells of the world are already clocking good time in the practice sessions. It is crucial to maintain this practice every day for new as well as experienced runners in order to get great timings on the final day too.

Horn has been blown, it’s time for some action

In this article, I will discuss the answer writing tips which worked for me, sources I had used to cover different parts of the syllabus and will post some practice tests for your reference.

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Mains Test Series Copies and Some Mains specific notes – Shreyans Kumat (AIR 4)

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Prelims and Mains have many similarities in terms of the syllabus. Sources for overlapping portions remained the same for me. I have already mentioned them in Prelims approach. But there are few areas which are specific to Mains. In this article, I am adding those aspects of the Mains exams in GS 1 and GS 4 which are not covered in Prelims.

Given that the cost-benefit out of some of such portions is very low, I am adding my full notes. This might help you devote more time in the note making of frequently asked areas. Also, I am attaching links to my General Studies test series copies.

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Useful Resources for CSE- Rank 10- Tanmay

From starting the preparation to various stages of the exam be it prelims, mains or interview as well as other relevant queries related to CSE, I have compiled all my answers here on quora

GS 4: Ethics Strategy – Amit Kale (AIR 212, CSE 2018)

I hope this article helps demystify your preparation for GS 4 Ethics.

Ethics is one such subject which can be scoring with minimal consistent efforts but often given less time as compared to other GS papers. So, here I’ll be discussing the sources and strategy for ethics that worked for me and secured a decent score of 111/250.   Continue reading “GS 4: Ethics Strategy – Amit Kale (AIR 212, CSE 2018)”

Ethics Answer Copy- Analysis & Tips by Sumit Kumar Rai (AIR 54)

I am uploading one of my ethics copies. I would request you all to focus on practical examples, writing your own definitions in simple languages and breaking a general statement into parts to make it ready for analysis. Re-read question many times if the language seems tough ( as it happens in few questions). Continue reading “Ethics Answer Copy- Analysis & Tips by Sumit Kumar Rai (AIR 54)”

General studies Notes- Sumit Kumar Rai( AIR 54)

I have compiled my GS notes below. They are mostly on evernote. Being in a job I found evernote useful as I can access it from anywhere. My handwritten notes are very few.

These notes have been made from various sources: forumias material, visionias material, toppers answersheet, economic survey, heavy use of internet, NCERT books etc.

Many of these are not very neat and have been made for revision purpose.

Many notes are very small and serve only an indicative purpose like what are the various things one should cover (like NCERT Crux, Economic survey notes). Keep on reading!

Rank 10 Mains Notes Online Onenote – Tanmay Vashistha Sharma

To DemystifyCSE for aspirant community, I am sharing my mains notes here, hoping that it prove useful.

Link to Onenote Notes- The Ultimate Safari

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