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Has anyone used Pilot v7 in any Mains earlier?

Hi friends,
This year I have been using Pilot V7 pen ( and I find it very smooth and light. Only problem is that on paper its visible on other side of the paper as well.

If anyone have used it in previous mains can you please tell if its visible on other side of the paper. UPSC paper is slightly better quality so might not be the case.

Please respond :)
October <3


  • Yes I have used it. It works fine!
  • No smudging or visibility on next page
  • No problem at all. The pages are very thick and smooth. Use any pen. I personally don’t prefer as they’ve no cushion for fingers. It kills my thumb by 6th paper my thumb starts to give up. Just buy 80gsm pages from market and do a dry test for an hour. You’ll get the idea.
  • Thank you all for quick response :)
    October <3
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