Answer Writing Tips for UPSC IAS Mains

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  • Two important factors decide the good outcome of your answer:

    • Understanding of questions

    • Word limit

  • Content of the answer is more important than its length.

  • Skipped questions where you don’t know the answer.

  • Don’t repeat the same point again and again. It wastes your time and fatigues your hand.

  • Don’t write unclear answers that remotely resemble to what is being asked in the question.

  • Write in bullet points for both general studies and optional papers in Mains.

  • Underline the keywords but don’t use colored pens.

  • Good if you draw diagrams especially for geography questions and GS3.

  • Read question again and again while writing the answer to ensure you are not drifting away from what is being asked.

  • Don’t write complicated sentences.

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