Preparation for Essay Paper
Essay paper had been the most neglected paper in one’s exam preparation schedule. It is considered a bit less important and casual attitude makes one to land up with casual marks in this paper.
Average marks scored in this paper linger around 80-90. But it is advisable to score above under and close to 120 to secure a position in IAS.
Let me bring you its importance— with little preparation one can have quantum jump in their final total. Do take it as one question of 200 marks.
Writing an essay is both an art as well as science. Bit of practice can bring wonders. As a science it would require one to focus on certain guidelines that are to be taken care of and as an art one has to practice it repeatedly to develop it cumulatively.Rationale of Essay Paper
It reflects one’s thoughts about a particular subject; approach that one carries and his/hers analytical ability.
It is the paper to highlight one’s ability of horizontal, vertical and lateral thinking
One can display his/her ability to come out with out of box solutions for complex problems that our society faces.
It is a paper to display comprehending capabilities and communication skills. As an IAS officer one has to interact with people and this is the nodal point that differentiates various officers among themselves.
Type of topics asked in UPSC essay paper are Reflective essays
. They are mostly current oriented with national and international relevance. These topics demand one to opine and justify how he/she has arrived to such conclusion.
What makes as IAS different from others is his/her capabilities to find solutions despite many roadblocks and bottlenecks.Demands of UPSC
—(Quoting Employment News)
Candidates will be expected to—
Keep close to the subject of essay.
To arrange their ideas in orderly fashion.
Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.Basic Groundwork
It is not required from one to write represent more of facts rather it is the analysis that matters the most. As a crude ratio distribution b/w analysis: facts
it is to be kept close to 80:20.
Analysis supported by facts is always more palatable.
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