How to Write Answers in UPSC IAS Examination?

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Following are some tips and techniques to score well in the CBSE UGC NET examination. Follow them to achieve your best.

  1. Your Writing skills are very much essential in the IAS Examination. Many candidates who are giving the NET examination have outstanding knowledge, but suffer from lack of writing skills. You should be able to present all the information or knowledge in a reasonable and logical manner, as needed by the examiner. Like Stating the facts and substantiating your answer with relevant concepts and focusing on the point of view.
  2. Preparations for the IAS examination should be done deeply and with utmost dedication.
  3. After choosing the questions one should sort out the IAS question papers as per the syllabus topics. If you judges these questions, after sometime the questions are repeated in one form or the other.
  4. Prepare a specific answer to the question papers of earlier years. It will make your way much more easier at the UGC examination.
  5. Do not ignore even a small topic. Questions asked in the exam are of the Masters level. Often the questions are ‘conceptual’ in nature, focused towards judging the comprehension levels of the fundamental concepts.
  6. Find out a list of standard textbooks from the successful candidates or other modes also selective good notes. The right choice of reading material is crucial. You can not read all the books suggested by others.
  7. Focus more on the writing section even when you are preparing for the objective questions. As there is much in common for study and there is less time for preparation for the written part II examination.
  8. While studying for the subjects, keep in mind that there is no scope for selective studies in UGC. The entire syllabus must be covered in detailed. Equal stress and attention should be given all the section.
  9. Note-In the ultimate judgement both subjects will have exactly the same amount of highest marks.
  10. Subjects like Mathematics, Statistics and Geography maps etc, practice is very key to success. One should also practice other subjects and should not treat the same examination as an experience gathering exercise to get a chance for writing mains is a great thing, which you may not get again.
  11. Solve the unsolved papers of the earlier papers and try to induce the atmosphere of examination.
  12. Focus on the time frame. Speed plays a vital role in this examination. Time management assumes crucial importance.
  13. For mastering in the writing skills, keep writing model answers while preparing for the IAS examination. This will develops a habit of writing under time pressure in the Mains examination.
  14. Do not be over confident in case of writing skills. It is very subjective and behavioral in nature.
  15. Make and follow your own independent style of writing. Do not be repetitive and maintain a flow in the style of your writing.
  16. Never try to copy others in the writing style.
  17. A sequential and systematic style must be followed, it ultimately comes when you practice and analysis the answers.
  18. Induce the actual examination hours to judge the performance and to lower down the drawbacks.
  19. Do not to cross the word limit. Maintain the word limit that will save time. The number of marks you achieve are not going to increase even if you cross the word limit. It will degrade the quality of your answer. Always keep in mind that it is the quality that matters, not quantity.
  20. Frequent Revision of all the subjects is very much crucial. The reason is that you have been preparing for months or years together. It is a human mind, it tends to forget with time.
  21. Do not panic yourselves if you are unable to revise everything before examination. Write it legibly as it will simplify the evaluator՚s task and he can read the answers easily.
  22. Highlight the crucial points which are very vital.
  23. Follow paragraph writing instead of the essay form. A new point can be prove good enough to introduce a new idea.
  24. If the question asks answer in point format, then state answer in the bullet format.
  25. Maintain a desirable space between two lines.
  26. Try to maintain a similarity in your writing in the entire paper.
  27. Under the time constraint, the writing framework should not be turn from bad to worse in the later stages of the answers.
  28. You need not to count words after every answer. If you have practiced well you should reflexively know the approximate limit you made.
  29. Maintain a desirable space by a dividing line in between two questions.
  30. Be calm and have faith in God.