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The Great PEN debate

Ball pens v/s Gel pens v/s Ink pens
which one do you prefer for answer writing ? and why

which one is your favourite ?
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  • Please refer to this thread and ask future doubts here.

    http://discuss.forumias.com/discussion/707/what-pen-did-you-use-in-your-mains-prelims

    Closing this thread. Do comply. :)
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    "Only through time time is conquered."
  • yes , i have seen that thread by @Neyawn , and also this : http://discuss.forumias.com/discussion/19396/which-pens-are-good-to-be-used-in-mains-exam/p1
    but the issue it that neyawn's thread is old and needs to be updated
    second thread is more about ink and fountain pens @DrKingSchultz
  • yes , i have seen that thread by @Neyawn , and also this : http://discuss.forumias.com/discussion/19396/which-pens-are-good-to-be-used-in-mains-exam/p1
    but the issue it that neyawn's thread is old and needs to be updated
    second thread is more about ink and fountain pens @DrKingSchultz

    ask the question there and revive that thread.
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  • Please refer to this thread and ask future doubts here.

    http://discuss.forumias.com/discussion/707/what-pen-did-you-use-in-your-mains-prelims

    Closing this thread. Do comply. :)

    No!!!


    Spare me. Close that thread. Point it to this one!

    I think that one has a few thousand comments.

    Let's begin a new chapter?

    For 2017,2018 onwards aspirants?
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  • Neyawn said:

    Please refer to this thread and ask future doubts here.

    http://discuss.forumias.com/discussion/707/what-pen-did-you-use-in-your-mains-prelims

    Closing this thread. Do comply. :)

    No!!!


    Spare me. Close that thread. Point it to this one!

    I think that one has a few thousand comments.

    Let's begin a new chapter?

    For 2017,2018 onwards aspirants?
    @Neyawn , as you say, my liege. :wink:
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    Literature of English Language.
    "Only through time time is conquered."
  • oh the pen thread is here :D seems like the old times are back at forum

    I submit my opening entry - Cello jet maxx GOLD
    Pros
    1. lightweight 2. cheap 3. brilliant grip (atleast for me) 4. refill available
    Cons
    1. Sometimes the refill quality is a let down
    2. have seen ink fade over considerable amount of time
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  • using pilot v pen (fountain)

    seems decent!
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  • Luxor Monte Viso Roller Ball pens. <3
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  • edited May 10
    My favourate :
    1. Classmate octane gel pen
    2. Classmate octoglide gel pen

    Thinking to change , as gel pens cause smudging
  • An Ounce of Action Is Worth a Ton of Theory
  • Parker ultra fine roller ball. Writes smooth and looks good.
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  • 2 Rs use and throw.
  • I use Chinese pen (called WingSung) with Chelpark ink. I've been using it for a long time.

    In between, I also use Cello Maxwriter, made by world class German technology to ensure smooth flow and good grip. This pen never tires.

    :-)
  • Tudor said:

    @DrKingSchultz


    https//www.....youtube.com/watch?v=5FDAC4Iw254

    Rofl!''
    # Ye kya tha yaar
    Yes, I write like this. Exactly like this.
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  • Wakaao said:

    I use Chinese pen (called WingSung) with Chelpark ink. I've been using it for a long time.

    In between, I also use Cello Maxwriter, made by world class German technology to ensure smooth flow and good grip. This pen never tires.

    :-)

    f/ef?

    compared to japanese nibs?
    An Ounce of Action Is Worth a Ton of Theory
  • Tudor said:

    @DrKingSchultz


    https//www.....youtube.com/watch?v=5FDAC4Iw254

    Rofl!''
    # Ye kya tha yaar
    Yes, I write like this. Exactly like this.
    the question is, how? :mrgreen:

    PS:- Turn the paper, not your wrist :P
    An Ounce of Action Is Worth a Ton of Theory
  • Pilot Hitechpoint RT V5 ,comfy grip ,precision writing but the refill is expensive and goes out pretty fast !
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  • Also, for Pre, to fill the bubbles - Uniball jetstream 101 (.7) is really good or maybe Liquiflo!
    One step,One Punch,One Round At a Time.
    How you do anything is how you do everything.

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  • Tudor said:

    @DrKingSchultz


    https//www.....youtube.com/watch?v=5FDAC4Iw254

    Rofl!''
    # Ye kya tha yaar
    Yes, I write like this. Exactly like this.
    the question is, how? :mrgreen:

    PS:- Turn the paper, not your wrist :P

    Why don't you try it? :D

    Believe me, it isn't that easy.
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  • Pilot v5 is the best, super speed and beautiful handwriting.
    I used it in my last mains... :)
    For pre, any black ball pen, preferably maxwriter....
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  • Wakaao said:

    I use Chinese pen (called WingSung) with Chelpark ink. I've been using it for a long time.

    In between, I also use Cello Maxwriter, made by world class German technology to ensure smooth flow and good grip. This pen never tires.

    :-)

    f/ef?

    compared to japanese nibs?
    What is f/ef? I've heard it for the first time. :-)
  • fine/ extra fine nibs
    An Ounce of Action Is Worth a Ton of Theory
  • fine/ extra fine nibs

    Oh... I have no idea about it. One need to write almost about a month or so to smoothen the nib. But once smooth, the pen is magical. :-)
  • Pilot v5 is the best, super speed and beautiful handwriting.
    I used it in my last mains... :)
    For pre, any black ball pen, preferably maxwriter....


    Doesnt it smudge ?
    @KungFuPanda_7 ?
  • Pilot v5 is the best, super speed and beautiful handwriting.
    I used it in my last mains... :)
    For pre, any black ball pen, preferably maxwriter....


    Doesnt it smudge ?
    @KungFuPanda_7 ?
    Yeah it does a little, but for me speed and flow is important, and that it gives me, so smudging isn't a big problem.
    other pens make my fingers numb. I tried a lot of pens before mains but settled for it, wrote all nine papers with it...

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  • Has anyone experimented with writing Mains with fountain pen?
  • edited May 10
    I don't use pen to write exams
    pencil is highly recommended!!!
    Because you can erase your mistakes easily
    So please use pencils only to write main exam
  • edited May 10
    Review of PILOT Hi-Tecpoint 05 anyone (with pros and cons :)) .... Rs 40 wala not Rs 60)
    Reference : - http://www.insightsonindia.com/2016/06/07/motivation-strategy-upsc-mains-tips-answer-writing-kumar-ashirwad-rank-35-cse-2015/
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  • I wrote last year mains with writo meter black ball pen.
    I want to write this year with pilot v7 but I am afraid of papaer quality.
    Last year essay gs1 gs3 and optional 1 had good quality paper and gs2 gs4 and optional 2 had low quality comparatively.
    If anybody has written last year with v7 kindly share ur experience
  • chokeslam said:

    I wrote last year mains with writo meter black ball pen.
    I want to write this year with pilot v7 but I am afraid of papaer quality.
    Last year essay gs1 gs3 and optional 1 had good quality paper and gs2 gs4 and optional 2 had low quality comparatively.
    If anybody has written last year with v7 kindly share ur experience

    Not being superstitious, but I know seven people who used that thick write o meter in Mains and have secured under 100 rank.

    Take your call wisely (wink)


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