Tips for preparation of General studies and Essay paper of Civil Services Mains exam

Yashwant Kale General, UPSC 1 Comment

Tips for General studies and Essay paper

According to the new pattern of Civil Services Exam, there are four general studies paper, two optional papers, an essay, and two language papers (just of qualifying nature, not counted towards final merit selection).

General Studies

The syllabus deals with a wealth of issues, for example, Indian Polity, India relations with the World, India’s Economic scenario, Social and Economic issues, however, the nature of questions will be by one means or another connected to current issues.

Reading of any English daily paper over a period of time can help accomplish this paper. All territories in the syllabus are included in the current affairs section. An investigation of the basics of the Indian constitution, Economic ideas and Indian Economic framework, Indian Geography and ideas in Science and Technology should be inculcated from newspapers for better clarity. A reading of maps of India and World is also essential.
One ought to adhere to as far as possible within the syllabus and the word limit. As per the new pattern, no separate answer sheets are given and one must write in the designated space provided.

Essay Paper

Essay paper is the trump card in the Main examination. It seems basic yet getting a nice score is not that simple. A large portion of the aspiring candidates may not have penned down an article in their lifetime.
The quest for appreciation, exactness and explanation honed in the General Studies papers will help here. We have to compose a couple of expositions before the examination, it is obligatory. You have three hours of time to compose your essay. 2500 words is more than enough. The essay must include introduction, examination in the principle body and a conclusion. You have to utilize these shrewdly to awe the evaluator. That likewise implies that you get a ton of time to thoroughly consider before writing the final draft.
Choice of the subject additionally matters. You will be offered four to eight different topics to write and you can choose any one. The decision is yours. These fall into different classes – logic, society, gender issues, current political and financial issues, science and innovation etc.

Contemplate which subject you can introduce with solid and intelligent focuses. It is better not to choose unique ones which you haven’t heard about before. It is constantly better to choose a point where you discover strong and persuading arguments which you can get down to business unhesitatingly. Present your thoughts in a basic and viable easy to understand language.
Daily paper reading and gathering information will again help here. It is also important to inculcate the habit of writing essays on a daily/ weekly basis. There is no easy route here; one needs to do constant practice. Compose various essays and get it assessed by relatives or companions.

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