To smarten up the recent examination scheme, the new syllabus for the Civil Services (Main) exam has been introduced. Among the important changes, the double weighting of General Studies (GS) over optional paper along with the 15% enhancement of the Essay Paper weighting that is now equal to one full paper of GS.
Other changes are also made in the existing exam structure and all the changes need a new perspective and strategy while preparing for the examination. The new pattern is dissimilar from the earlier one as the different sections have tagged as per the similarity. The candidates may think that the changes are big however the new update in syllabus only introduces a little change.
Consider the example of GS Paper III. The previous section 'Economic Interaction of India with the outside World' is now named as 'Economic Development' and has been prefixed by ‘Biodiversity Environment, Security and Disaster Management’ and suffixed by ‘Technology’. The queries under this section has been already asked in previous papers.
Every economies of the world are connected with the technology and environment similarly Indian Economy is also differently connected with it. The basic difference is that the world is becoming more concerned about the technology choices it should make. Therefore, there is a special stressed on the issue with clear reference to other topics in the syllabus.