The Significance and Role
of Essay Paper in IAS MAINS
The Significance of Essays in Civil
The Essay paper is the first paper of the
Civil Services (Mains) Examination. As per the new
the Essay paper consists of 250 Marks. It comprises of an Essay of not more than
The above pie-chart shows
the the share of the Essay Paper in the
Mains examination. While you might think
that the weightage is less, as compared to the other parts. An intelligent look
will identify that the weightage of each individual paper is 250 marks only.
Thus, the essay paper falls at an equal footing with the other papers.
Looking at the above pie-chart, it would be risky to take the
without any practice.
It must be noted that, it is not easy to
write 2500 words
essay. Now, coming to
how you can improve your performance
in the Mains examination, by working on your writing skill:
It shall be kept in mind
that- for the
paper, everyone is on an equal footing, as no one knows
exactly what the UPSC might ask for the essay. Generally, the given choices
broadly covers the topics of
Philosophy, Economy, Politics, World etc.
At this point of time, the
only thing that is helpful for the candidate writing the essay, is his writing
ability. If you are able to write a good analytical and wholesome essay, you can
fetch good marks in that paper, which can give a fillip to your aggregate score.
Now, the significance of
essay is not limited to that paper only. The whole purpose of providing the
essay mini-course is to develop the writing skills of the candidates. As stated
earlier, if you are not able to express yourself in a good manner, then you
stand to lose in the merit list, inspite of being competent in all senses.
Thus, your competency and
high writing skills in the essay paper, would become an added advantage in the
other Mains papers. How?? given the limited time and pressure of the Mains
examination, a candidate is not able to write every aspect of the answer. Thus,
what matters in the paper is the structure and presentation of the candidate.
If you develop a good writing style, and a
sharp analytical ability, your performance in the Mains would greatly enhance.
It is in this sense that essay becomes the foundation of the examination
How will an Online Course on Essay be
Essay writing is a crucial
topic, from an exam point of view. While you can read and learn about the
various disciplines and topics, it is hard to develop a good style of writing
merely by reading books. That is why, a large number of students fail to clear
the competitive examinations, inspite of being academically competent and
intellectually suitable for a job. Thus, writing practice has its own
importance, that flows through each and every paper, that needs descriptive
The purpose of introducing
this mini-course was to help the candidates to develop their writing skills,
through practice and guidance. It is very important to develop a good writing
habit. However, it is difficult to improve by only writing random things. Thus,
a better strategy is to have an expert guidance and review of your writings.
Your performance will
greatly improve when your writing would be evaluated thoroughly by experts.
Since it is the preparatory stage, it is advisable to have each and every
writing reviewed. Through these evaluations, you would learn how to focus on the
right areas; how to build a framework; how to write an essay in a structure; and
How to write analytically.
Why Should I Join the Course Now??
essay course has been
designed in such a way that you do not need to devote days for it. You only need
to give a few hours for writing the essay, that would be given to you twice a
month, and an hour to review the evaluated essay.
This is the right
opportunity for the candidates, as after the
IAS Prelims exam, you would hardly
get any time for the essay paper, as your focus would shift to the other Mains
subjects. Thus, it is the right time to practice on your writing skills, while
also preparing other subjects.
Further, it is not that you
would stop getting the essay assignments after the Prelims exam. Even after the
Prelims examination, you would be getting the essay assignments for practice.
This will ensure that your efforts would not go in vain.
Our aim is to provide a proper guidance to
the candidates, and make sure that their efforts does not go in vain. You may
freely contact us regarding any concern and query. We are more than happy to
We wish the Candidates All the Best!!