The Preparation

This post is regarding my restarting and refueling my  civil services preparation.

Analysis of my present scenario:

I have been reading history, polity, economy and geography from NCERT previously which I enjoyed to read. But the problem with that is, in the new books the topics run like stories which gave me a good memory of stories but not the details. I have tried to solve some questions from the question bank, I could not remember the details for any of the question though I could easily tell the context in which the question is being asked. And i am getting just below average in insightsonindia tests where as my aim to qualify for prelims and to  get a chance to write mains stars with getting atleast 150 in these tests.

What to do and What not to do

According to the analysis given above, to qualify prelims I need to fill in the knowledge gaps…to do that I will complete question bank and analyse insights test series. For the current events I will follow insights and only insights for reading and writing practice and for some of the theory I will follow Mr. Mrunal bhayya…


I need to make a timetable and follow it strictly to not become too complacent in the preparation


The Risk

Oh an I forgot to mention about my finances during the period of my civils preparation. I, being the most stupidly confident am trying to make a living earning money through stock exchange. ….Yeah I know……I have only started trading 4 months ago….. and feeling as I mentioned above stupidly confident as having almost the same knowledge about trading as Jhunjhunwal or Buffet.   Well I do have some savings…..and I did earn 10% of my investment in 3 months…

I want to do some day trading too that is 1% of my investment every month i will try day trading…….Will first look at how the day trading is done virtually so that i would not loose all the money………..

GOOOOODDDDD give me some luck in both my endeavors….

The Decision

After profound thought and days of “thinking it through” I have decided to quit my phd and enter full time into preparing for civil services. Many doubts in my mind…

  • Is it the right age….Am I too old to take a risk
  • Am I loosing a good oppurtunity
  • How would my Guide feel
  • Should I tell my parents about this, I did tell my beautiful girlfriend
  • I know most people will say this is a stupid decision, but only they don’t know how I feel about doing something I didn’t like….In my defence I have tried to sail through the ocean of life on two boats Ph.D and Civils…. I gave on one ship.

From today I will write a blog on what I am thinking about issues and posts regarding civil services preparation…..

SSSsssshhh….please don’t tell anyone…..