UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice

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One of the most important aspects of the UPSC Preparation is answer writing practice for the IAS mains exam. It is also a tricky aspect of the preparation since to score marks here, not only should the answer be given according to the precise demand of the question, but the candidate should also present the answer in the most appealing and meaningful way. Apart from this, the space and time constraints in the mains exam warrant that candidates answer the questions in a concise, clear, presentable, and neat manner with the answer aptly complemented by diagrams, figures, tables, graphs, etc. 

Important tips for Mains Answer Writing:
  • Read the question carefully and break into parts as per the things asked.
  • Start with a brief intro of the main focus area of the question
  • Break answer into subheadings and bullet points
  • If possible, draw a rough diagram or flowchart to better illustrate your answer
  • Give a conclusion/way forward at the end of your answer
  • Stick to the word limit and overall time limit.

Answer writing practice is absolutely essential since at the end of the day, it is the words written on the answer booklet that count. What are you waiting for? Start your answer writing now!

Pick a UPSC model question from the list below and post your answers. You can also peer-review your fellow aspirants’ answers and leave your remarks.