After a week full of anticipations, worries and presumptions the IAS Mains Exam 2016 had come to end. But, what should be the ideal answer for any question? - This is a baffling question in itself. Therefore, we should deduce certain superlative characteristics that would be kept in mind while writing an answer to any subject. Civil Services mains questions papers are the most important source to guide the path for IAS preparation and hence should be deeply analyzed.
Let’s try to deduce better understanding about the IAS Exam via IAS Main Exam 2016 Question Papers:-
Essay Paper is the first paper for all the candidates appearing for IAS Mains and at this exam all candidates are at equal footing as this paper requires a intermingle of understanding of all the subjects. This is more about the writing and analytical skills of candidates than his/her mere factual knowledge. IAS Mains previous year papers guide as guiding light for IAS Preparation. Let's analyze the IAS Mains 2016 Essay Paper given below.
General Studies mains paper 1 syllabus holistically covers the basics of UPSC syllabus. Paper 1 has the most static portion among all the four General Studies papers. A student having a fairly good understanding of standard books may find it easy to approach this paper.It should be noted that static portion does not mean direct fact based questions from standard books but opinion-based questions are per the given syllabus. It can be divided into three subjects, Indian History, Indian Geography and Indian Society. Let’s analyze the IAS Mains 2016 GS paper 1 question paper given below.
General Studies Paper 2 is the most dynamic and challenging portion of the whole general studies syllabus of IAS Mains exam. Questions asked from this paper are mostly analysis based which requires both current as well as fundamental Concepts. Paper mostly consists of Indian Constitution, Governance and International Relations. This paper requires a good understanding of static political concepts coupled with application based issues. Let’s analyze the IAS Mains 2016 GS paper 2 question paper given below.
UPSC IAS Main Exam 2016 GS Paper II
General Studies Paper 3 usually contains questions based on the current economical and technological developments of the country. For the coverage of such topics, referring a separate book on each topic is not a good idea. So, if you have reading habit of news papers on daily basis then you are already in process to cover the topics of this paper. Let’s analyze the IAS Mains 2016 GS paper 3 question paper given below.
General studies Paper 4 is perhaps the most generic portion of the whole general studies syllabus. It consists of topics like happiness, emotional intelligence, aptitude towards services and even behavior studies which can easily be answered in a general viewpoint. This paper might seem easy at first but that doesn’t mean it can be mastered without right efforts. Let’s analyze the IAS Mains 2016 ethics question paper given below.
UPSC official guidelines states the questions are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze, and take a view on conflicting socio‐ economic goals, objectives and demands. The candidates must give relevant, meaningful and succinct answers. This should your guiding light while approaching any question asked in exam.