The descriptive papers of the Mains of IAS (UPSC CSE) Exam test the candidates on various levels. There are multiple types of questions asked in the GS papers of the exam.
All the candidates must practise answer writing by following different strategies. Here we have shared the strategies of the 2018 IAS (UPSC CSE) topper, Akshat Jain, AIR 2 to help you with the GS paper of the Mains Exam.
Here are three phases that you should follow on different levels of your preparation period.
Follow this approach for 2 months at the beginning of your preparation. The practice of writing answers every day will help you in gaining confidence and framing your model answers.
After the first two months, when you have gained enough confidence and learned how to frame answers, go for full 3 hours tests. Make sure to follow the complete and the latest format of UPSC.
This is to be followed 2 weeks before Mains. Right before the exams, with all the revisions, there is not much time to practice the full tests. However, don’t give up on writing completely, take out one hour for writing answers to keep the habit.
UPSC shares a sample of their sheet on their website. Practice your answers on those loose sheets instead of A4 sheets or registers. This will help in creating a format for your answer.
It is necessary to practice in a time-frame. Anybody can write high-quality answers with no time limit but time-constraint is a real challenge. So always write within a time-limit.
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Every individual has their own methods and tricks for doing things. No strategy suits everybody. It is only through practice and incorporating different tips that you can get your best approach up to your sleeves. Click here to check IAS Result
Thus, keep the things shared by the toppers in mind and practice all of them till you frame your own model approach to the answers.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.