Its Easier to criticize a non working things than to fix it.
(Remember this all time during essay.) Donot give filmy solutions to real life problems.
) Essay is not something that can be learned reading one book or reading for 1 month.
It’s a continuous and long process takes some diverse reading before you’ve enough content to write something decent and something big enough to fill 20 pages to fetch 100 marks. I wrote it only from the foriegn policy and law-n-order point of view, without seeing the cultural -historical contexts. Moral of the story: do try to see different angles of the subject and give a thorough thought before you start writing.
Language in essay must be simple and clear with as little jargon as possible. Long, winding sentences makes it difficult to read and understand.
If you want to use complex definitional terms such as, say, ‘Constitutionalism’ or ‘Sanskritisation’ please define it in sentence just before you use it. If you tack on one clause after another through conjunctions, what you get is a bad sentence sprawl.Some veterans are in opinion that you should pick up the essay on technical subject, example space-technology, advances in medical science, how IT has changed lives and so on.Because only a few people attempt them, and due to technical nature, your ideas are unlikely to be in conflict with the examiner so you’ll get more marks.States (in polity / federalism / Development) I’m not saying you should transform into a sterile person writing the essay with out having any personal view/ opinion or righteous anger but, you mustn’t become too much passionate about certain things. you quote Abraham Lincon’s sentence and write George Washington said it. Mao said “Power flows from the barrel of a gun” so you should not write it as You must quote the quote verbatim. Even in the worst case, you’re supposed to write 1200-1500 words for a 250 marks essay.I’m saying all this because you can never be sure about what will be the political / ideological / religious / regional alignment of the examiner. nothing will make you look more stupid in the eyes of the examiner than that. Padding means, you don’t know the exact answer so you just beat around the bushes and write the garbage stuff to fill up the pages, while this tactic does work in the school and college exams but don’t try it in the essay paper.In the Essay paper, they give you 4-5 essays and you’ve to write only one. In a 2 marker question, UPSC specifically mentions that answer it in 20 words. Once you’re done adding everything that you can think about, regarding the essay- then give those topics, order of preference. The order is very important, just like in wedding parties you start with Soup…dal-roti and…Ice cream in the end. / administration (I mean the frontline and The Hindu’s stand) 3.So with that logic, you’re expected to write an essay containing around 2000 words for the 200 marks. However I can still try to add it in the conclusion like But when Examiner doesn’t find the mention of Champaran in the initial pages, then he gets an impression you forgot it = less marks. The order should be everything has to be written in its place. (know that it’s the democracy that’s allowing you to criticize it) so you should never justify certain solution to India’s problems. Seeing negative sides with out suggesting reforms in it.In the Civil Services Exam too, we have a paper worth 250 marks, equivalent to a General Studies paper.Despite its importance, essay paper often does not get the attention it deserves from aspirants.Same applies while dealing with the big 60 marker question in GS and optional papers.(not 30 minutes of thinking but atleast 5-7 minutes!