Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Exams finally over

At last the exams have come to an end and i have to comment on a few respects with regard to the exam per se..
First, the exam was designed to make the role of coaching centres obsolete. I mean that, the questions were not those kind which are usually tackled in the coaching centres..
Secondly, the pattern of the papers changed tremendously in GS and to some extent in a few optionals.. This brought a huge surprise and to some, shock.
Thirdly, the marks allotted to questions were reduced and this resulted in a catch 22 situation wherein all had to write more than what would have been necessary in normal circumstances..
Finally, the UPSC has proved to bring a level playing field where those who had assisstance were drawn equal with others..
with regard to my exam, i felt that the GS papers were very competitive.. History aspects were challenging but the 2 markers were disastrous.. Similarly the S&T part was also filled with a few surprises.. Saving graces were in the form of international relations and statistics.. Geography had a set of questions which an optional student would be comfortable with, and the polity questions dealt with contemporary events..
Pub Ad was relatively easy with the second paper throwing some challenges.. Thirty marker questions meant that we had to think twice for 60 maarks..
Anthropology should have been a breeze for most but i screwed it up.. One reason was i had not studied the second paper well.. Even then i feel it was a decent performance by me..
Essay paper had some of the recent developments being highlighted with regard to issues like globalism and international relations.. I answered the question on "Soft state". The paper went fine and in the end managed to get an essay of around 1200-1250 words..

With all these i now plan to start the preparation for the prelims 2010, as i feel my performance was not as i had expected it to be.. But i just have to keep my fingers crossed as a miracle can also happen..

So start preparations everyone.. Awaiting the notification in the first week of dec..


oakleyses said...

nike air max, new balance, nike air force, north face, lululemon canada, converse pas cher, hollister pas cher, guess pas cher, nike air max uk, michael kors outlet online, vans pas cher, ralph lauren uk, ray ban uk, sac hermes, uggs outlet, true religion outlet, burberry outlet, oakley pas cher, sac vanessa bruno, nike tn, north face uk, coach outlet, coach outlet store online, hogan outlet, true religion jeans, michael kors outlet, nike free uk, abercrombie and fitch uk, timberland pas cher, nike blazer pas cher, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet online, replica handbags, burberry handbags, hollister uk, polo lacoste, michael kors, kate spade, mulberry uk, ray ban pas cher, true religion outlet, coach purses, michael kors outlet online, michael kors, michael kors outlet, nike air max uk, michael kors outlet online, uggs outlet, true religion outlet

oakleyses said...

cheap oakley sunglasses, polo ralph lauren, burberry pas cher, jordan shoes, nike free run, jordan pas cher, kate spade outlet, ugg boots, oakley sunglasses, nike air max, christian louboutin shoes, oakley sunglasses wholesale, longchamp outlet, chanel handbags, tiffany and co, louis vuitton outlet, prada handbags, sac longchamp pas cher, uggs on sale, replica watches, longchamp outlet, gucci handbags, christian louboutin outlet, longchamp pas cher, nike air max, air max, ray ban sunglasses, replica watches, prada outlet, christian louboutin uk, michael kors pas cher, ray ban sunglasses, nike outlet, longchamp outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet online, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, oakley sunglasses, nike free, nike roshe, louboutin pas cher, polo outlet, ugg boots, ray ban sunglasses, tiffany jewelry, christian louboutin, louis vuitton outlet, oakley sunglasses

oakleyses said...

lululemon, mcm handbags, ray ban, baseball bats, wedding dresses, valentino shoes, gucci, north face outlet, mac cosmetics, insanity workout, nike huaraches, hollister, soccer shoes, louboutin, celine handbags, nike air max, bottega veneta, ferragamo shoes, asics running shoes, mont blanc pens, instyler, soccer jerseys, reebok outlet, vans, lancel, new balance shoes, timberland boots, beats by dre, giuseppe zanotti outlet, nike roshe run, babyliss, jimmy choo outlet, longchamp uk, nike trainers uk, oakley, abercrombie and fitch, hollister clothing, chi flat iron, nfl jerseys, north face outlet, hermes belt, hollister, vans outlet, ghd hair, ralph lauren, herve leger, converse outlet, iphone cases, nike air max, p90x workout

oakleyses said...

replica watches, moncler, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, swarovski crystal, ugg, pandora jewelry, marc jacobs, wedding dresses, hollister, thomas sabo, links of london, juicy couture outlet, ugg pas cher, louis vuitton, swarovski, louis vuitton, canada goose outlet, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, supra shoes, canada goose uk, karen millen uk, canada goose outlet, moncler outlet, louis vuitton, pandora uk, canada goose, pandora charms, canada goose jackets, pandora jewelry, louis vuitton, canada goose outlet, moncler outlet, moncler, moncler, toms shoes, juicy couture outlet, montre pas cher, moncler uk, coach outlet, moncler, louis vuitton, doudoune moncler, canada goose, canada goose, ugg uk