The paper is divided into two sections and one topic can be selected from a choice of four topics in each section. The Essay Paper is for a total of marks with one essay for marks. Unlike the GS papers that are marked purely for content, the essay paper is examined on the basis of just the content, but also the language, coherence, and the way you structure your essay. In this article, we have discussed every important detail which should be focused upon while writing an essay. This is the most common question among the candidates appearing for the Mains exam.
About Civil Servicesss
Civil Services Examination (India) - Wikipedia
Also simply referred to as the UPSC examination ,  it is conducted in three phases - a preliminary examination consisting of two objective-type papers General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II also popularly known as Civil Service Aptitude Test or CSAT , and a main examination consisting of nine papers of conventional essay type, in which two papers are qualifying and only marks of seven are counted followed by a personality test interview. It is considered to be the most difficult competitive examination in India. A single attempt takes two complete years of preparation - one year before the prelims and one year from prelims to interview. In total, one sits in actual exam for 32 hours from prelims till interview. On average, , to 1,, candidates apply every year and the number of candidates sitting in the preliminary examination is approximately ,
Ethics & Essay Strategy for UPSC CSE Mains
Hello everyone! This post is going to cover my strategy for the ethics and essay papers. I have secured marks in the essay, and marks in ethics. I hope this post helps you. The ethics and essay papers should be given equal respect as the other general studies papers.
Many aspirants got almost similar marks in General Studies and Essay Papers, but rank in final merit is determined by the Optional subject. So, here we will discuss how to choose Optional for IAS exam and what strategy needs to follow to ace the subject as well as the exam. Amjad Sheikh Mar 29,