Shattered but still recollected myself and pulled up my shocks for 2019. In this attempt, I was not going to let any stone unturned. The journey reached the point when again I had to appear in the UPSC Prelims examination, I appeared and attempted the paper with all seriousness. This time I was satisfied that I have given my heart and soul to the journey. This time I was expecting to get through with this first hurdle. So, again I started checking UPSC Prelims Answer Keys2021 and after cross-checking I was more confidant to get through.
Guess what… the result was announced and I was getting through with the first hurdle. Started rushing towards the second hurdle, and it’s a different story…. This hurdle was a big disappointment for me, as did the blunder by segregating Prelims and Mains preparation.
GS paper somehow went well in UPSC Mains but I just stuck with Essay and Ethics. Getting fewer numbers in the essay was my mistake as practiced less but getting fewer numbers in Ethics was, I didn’t get the right source to read about. But anyway the journey must go on….So again after taking some days’ break I came back to my journey.
This time I had to cross all the hurdles. So, as once I was through with the UPSC Prelims, it was not a big issue, but still, a hunter should always beware…..so I was beware and did all the required preparations. The day came, I appeared in the exam again, it went well and I was satisfied too. But as long as you do not cross-check your answers you will not get peace ( at least in my case).
I cross-checked my answers with 2-3 UPSC Prelims Answer Keys ( Vision, Insight, and EDEN IAS( it was quite accurate)). With the marks I am getting I was satisfied that I will sail through, So, started waiting for the result and the day came and the result was announced. This time too I was got through. Marks for 2020, My marks were:
Paper I: 119.7 Paper II: 96.18
But this time I didn’t waste much time in researching when the UPSC is going to announce Prelim’s result. This year I also joined EDEN IAS Essay and Ethics Test Series. For Ethics, I joined the ONLINE CRASH COURSE FOR UPSC MAINS program too. I get benefited from the test series and classes. Again the day came when I had to fight with my fear. Done with all the papers. All went well. After coming out with the result in the Ethics paper I found the edge of 20 marks in comparison to last year. Marks obtained were:
So got the call for an interview. It went well, but when the result came I was not on the list but I had to wait for some time as I was listed on the waiting list and got MY SELECTION IN INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE.
But the journey didn’t stop there only, I have also given this years interview and hoping that it will be converted to IFS…😊😊
Hope I have given you some inspiration…..as our failures make us do better than before and that’s the beauty of any journey.
Good Luck Guys!!!