Category : PREPARATION STRATEGY

The Last Miles to Mains –  Making the most of your time The Last Miles to Mains – Making the most of your time

Darius, the Persian Emperor, fallen to the Greeks, and in his death bed, tells his son Xerxes. “Only the Gods can defeat the Greeks.” For days Xerxes mourned until one day, Artmesia[1]  tells Xerxes Your fathers words were not a warning, but a challenge. If only the Gods can defeat the Greeks, you could beRead Full Article

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[UPDATED] Essay Module ( Advanced ) for Mains 2018 by ForumIAS – Starts July 3 2018

TODAY: Writing a good Essay for Mains 2018 Attend the first session ( Open to All ) on Writing a good Essay for Mains 2018 – Part of the Essay ( Advanced ) Module by ForumIAS at 5PM, Tuesday, July 3 at ForumIAS Offline Center, New Delhi. CLICK HERE to enroll in the program –Read Full Article

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Answer-Writing Practice: Read this to avoid Mistakes Answer-Writing Practice: Read this to avoid Mistakes

Answer writing is the main tool & practicing is the key for perfection in mains examination. The article below addresses some of the Unanswered Questions of every aspirant regarding Mains Answer writing. How is it different from answering our university papers? What should be done to score high? How should we start as a beginner? How toRead Full Article

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Abhishek Surana Rank 10 GS Strategy and Copies Abhishek Surana Rank 10 GS Strategy and Copies

CSE GS-1 Strategy GS1 usually takes most times of aspirant as subjects like History and Culture are highly time consuming but not really rewarding. I would suggest you to not devote much time to these topics as either the questions would be so easy that everyone would be able to write something meaningful or soRead Full Article

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STRATEGY BY LAVANYA GUPTA AIR 298 STRATEGY BY LAVANYA GUPTA AIR 298

Hello everybody. My name is Lavanya Gupta. I have secured AIR 298 in Civil Services 2017. This was my last attempt (6th) and hence all the more nerve wrecking. I managed to write Mains for the first time only in my 3rd attempt, which again was very disappointing as I could not finish my papers.Read Full Article

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GEOGRAPHY OPTIONAL STRATEGY BY PRATHAM KAUSHIK (AIR 5, CSE 2017) 327 MARKS GEOGRAPHY OPTIONAL STRATEGY BY PRATHAM KAUSHIK (AIR 5, CSE 2017) 327 MARKS

Hi friends, I am Pratham Kaushik (Rank 5 CSE 2017). My score in Geography optional is 327 (166+161). Here I am presenting my strategy for Geography. I’ll try to be specific as Geography syllabus is vast and questions are getting increasingly unconventional every year. My suggestions, whether books or coaching, are not endorsements. I hopeRead Full Article

CSE Rank 256 : Bharat Mittal Mains Strategy CSE Rank 256 : Bharat Mittal Mains Strategy

Hello Everyone, I am Bharat Mittal, a resident of New Delhi. I was born in Punjab. I did my graduation in civil engineering from IIT Delhi. This was my third attempt in CSE and I have secured 256th rank. In my first attempt, I couldn’t clear MAINS and in second, I went upto interview stage.Read Full Article

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Last 40 Days : Assessing your Performance in Simulator Tests/ Any Other Test Series

This article is written with the purpose of providing some feedback to Candidates writing the FourmIAS Simulator Tests, but aptly apply to Candidates appearing for any other test series too. Dear Friends, We are done with four Simulator Tests so far. We have been going through the performance of each one you after every test,Read Full Article

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In Defense of Common Sense : Preparing for Prelims & Mistakes not to make In Defense of Common Sense : Preparing for Prelims & Mistakes not to make

  A wise man once told me – Remember failure is a great teacher. But if you don’t learn the lesson, life will repeat the lesson for you. We are about 2 months from the Prelims Examination. The screening exam that is supposed to separate the chaff from the grain. This is only partly true.Read Full Article

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The Morning ( and Days ) after Mains Results – For Both Have’s and Have Not’s

by Neyawn and riseoftitan I met Himanshu a few years ago. He was remarkable when I met him, back then. Most aspirants – color their life in black and white – Getting Selected means success, everything else means failure. This categorization becomes rigid especially after every result. But Himanshu was different. When he thought heRead Full Article

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The Two Months to Mains – Planning Days Ahead The Two Months to Mains – Planning Days Ahead

Its the end of August. And the beginning of September. The time of the year, when you are caught between the heat of summer, the wet of the monsoons, and the chill of the winter. ( Its coming ). It feels much like the adolescence – the unknown vacuum between childhood, and adulthood, being neither,Read Full Article

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Cracking UPSC in First Attempt : GS Mains Strategy of UPSC IAS Topper Saurabh Dixit (AIR 162 / CSE 2016) First Attempt, No Coaching, GS Mains Preparation Strategy and Answer Writing [Part 3] Cracking UPSC in First Attempt : GS Mains Strategy of UPSC IAS Topper Saurabh Dixit (AIR 162 / CSE 2016) First Attempt, No Coaching, GS Mains Preparation Strategy and Answer Writing [Part 3]

UPSC IAS TOPPER, Saurabh Dixit UPSC Mains Strategy AIR 162, CSE 2016 First Attempt, No Coaching This Article is a Part of Series of Articles written by Saurabh Dixit who has secured AIR 162, CSE 2016 with self study in the very First Attempt. Read the Part-1 Here Read the Part-2 Here Answer writing As I had said earlier, if thisRead Full Article

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