UPSC IAS 2019: Daily Answer Writing Challenge

IAS 2019: Daily Answer Challenge

Civil Services Examination is one of the most popular examinations. Lakhs of candidates from various backgrounds appear for the examination every year. Due to such fierce competition, a candidate is expected to give his best shot at all levels of the examination.

To help you prepare for the upcoming examination, OnlineTyari has come up with daily answer writing challenge. In this challenge, we will provide one question daily which are  framed strictly keeping in mind the latest upsc exam pattern.

IAS Daily Answer Writing Challenge 2019

The main idea behind Weekly Answer Writing Challenges is to make your exam preparation more result oriented. For exams like IAS, ‘reading’ is not enough. The reason behind doing this exercise is to improve your writing ability and marks in your final examination.

Read the below tips to improve your writing and come up with better answers.

Writing Tips

Here are a few essays writing tips to keep in mind while writing for IAS mains examination.

Know the Format

It is important for all candidates to understand that writing does not mean scribbling down your thoughts in the order that they appear to you. Here is an format outline, for example, have a look:

  1. Introduction
  2. Background/ History related
  3. Main concept/ theory/ what the subject is about
  4. Current scenario related to it.
  5. Good sides
  6. Negative sides/ obstacles
  7. Suggested reforms
  8. Conclusion.

Have a Logically Correct Structure

One of the most important essay writing tips of all is to write the content in a flowing structure. Jumping on and off topic spoils the beauty of an essay. There needs to be a logical continuation from beginning to end. It is a good practice to organize the essay into well-structured paragraphs that are easy to understand and comply with the logical structure of the essay.

Brainstorm for First Half Hour

Spend the first half hour thinking about the topics given. Take note of all ideas and views that cross your mind. Memorize all the related facts, dates and figures you can think of. Famous quotes, currents events, people, historical significance are all things that you must jot down at the end of the sheet as it will help you in writing the essay later.

Avoid Being Repetitive

Do not repeat anything that you write in the paper, that’s the simple rule. Let each paragraph deal with a point without any further repetition later on unless absolutely necessary.

Don’t Deviate Off-Topic

Go off topic and you risk losing the interest of the examiner forever. Additionally, this would be counted as bad essay etiquette and can result in bad marks.

Be Mindful of the Tone of your Writing

A neutral point of view and a little human concern sane up to the tone of your essay making it meritorious. Abusive language, irrational musings, and flowery language can change the meaning of the sentences as they create confusion.

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