Examrace IAS Mains Essay 2020-2021 Test: Written Test with Comprehensive Feedback (English)

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  • Interpreting the question correctly.
  • Understand how to fit the answer within the space given.
  • Forming a connected answer by prioritize subject matter.
  • Recognizing and providing contemporary examples.
  • Best arguing your point of view.
  • Drawing diagrams.
  • Using colored pens.

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  2. Distinguish the questions key words: critically examine, discuss, illustrate, argue, justify etc. Your answer, writing style, and formation should follow this keyword.
  3. The beginning and end of the answer should be very compelling. The beginning should force the examiner to read more and ending force him to give marks!
  4. Questions should exactly on the question, make a case, and then stick to one point of view. Do not get confused midway through the answer.
  5. Write legibly and neatly, preferably, use colored pens.
  6. Make sure that sentences and paragraphs are complete and logically connected. The ideas should be prioritized and each paragraph should focus on one topic.
  7. A picture can speak a thousand words. Draw diagrams and maps, preferably towards the beginning of an answer.

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Q. How close are these questions to real exam?

Ans: With recent changes in UPSC IAS, final pattern is evolving each year. The recent focus is on contemporary topics. No matter how many books you read, it is vital to practice questions like above based on GS. Closer to exam these and similar high expectancy questions will be discussed on Examrace YouTube Channel.

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