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IAS Main 2013:Tips and Strategy for Essay Paper

Oct 18, 2013 12:41 IST

    The IAS Main 2013 exams are round the corner and the candidates have not a clear anticipation that how the General Studies paper will be because this is the first time that the exams are conducted according to the new Pattern and Syllabus. The exams will commence from 1st December 2013. The Essay Paper will be first and will cover 250 marks. The Essay topics are very dynamic in orientation. In the recent years and in the past also the essay topics are taken from various diversified fields and one can write a good essay only when he can comprehend the whole picture of the nation.

    Some important things the candidate should keep in mind is that the candidate should always use the word ‘nation’ instead of country. It will have a positive impact on the content of the essay. The candidates should also read some of the famous speeches of the world leaders such as the tryst with the destiny speech of Jawaharlal Nehru and the likes. These speeches will give a overall picture to the candidates. The candidates should follow a Big Picture Approach in writing and Essay it means that the imagination should be free flowing and the effect of one thing with its counter effect and the consequential effects on the society. The Cascading effects should also be mentioned in the essay with all the possible solutions for such effects.

    Don’t hesitate in giving new ideas and initiative whether or not they fit in our existing system. The candidates can even suggest some new Laws and Rules which will be needed. But the candidate should not suggest such measures which are contradicting to the Political Culture and the Basic Structure of the Constitution of India.

    The candidates can start the essay with the relevant famous quotations of the World Personalities and start the essay by justifying the quotation in the present scenario. The candidate can also use the famous quotations for justifying their points in between the essay. Always keep in mind the practical aspects of the suggestions given in the essay. But it does not mean that the candidate should not think out of the box. The candidate should read as much as he can to develop the writing and thinking skills. Newspaper provides new inputs and new ideas to the candidate which can be mentioned in the essay paper.

    Recent years the number of options (to choose from) in the essay paper are reduced to four. This time also the choice for the candidates is expected that it will remain four.The syllabus of the IAS Main Essay paper mentions that the candidate is expected to write an essay on the specific topic. The candidates are expected to arrange their ideas in an orderly fashion and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.

    So it means that the presentation should be in orderly fashion. It is expected from the candidate that he should present the occurrence of the events should be present in an orderly manner. Special emphasis should be given on the chronology of the events. The chronology of the events should not be disturbed.The candidates should give new ideas and should present a comperhensive view regarding the Essays topics.

    Jagranjosh.com wishes all the candidates best of luck for the exams.

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