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August 2015, UPSC first Ranker Ms. Following are the videos and transcripts of her interaction with aspirants of civil service exam wherein she discussed various aspects of mains preparation. 500 times to fit the word limit, then examiner is not going to be fooled, he has seen thousands of copies, let’s not disrespect his intelligence. I made this mistake in 2013, but realised this only wastes our time and fatigues your hand. I only wrote what I knew, I skipped questions where I didn’t know the answer. Don’t write vague answers that remotely resemble to what is being asked in the question.
I underline the keywords but I don’t use colored pens like most girls do, I don’t understand how do you hold so many pens in your hands without sacrificing speed and efficiency. I didn’t have time to write introduction or conclusion. Good if you write diagrams, especially for geography questions and GS3. Do read question again and again while writing the answer, to ensure you’re not drifting away from what is being asked. Do government’s schemes for up-lifting vulnerable and backward communities by protecting required social resources for them, lead to their exclusion in establishing businesses in urban economics? In ethics paper you’ve to take a stand. The said question on urban economies- it is an opinion based question.
I’d say what the benefits of these schemes are, what are the possible negatives? Once you’ve written points, you’ll know whether it can be generalised conclusion- whether we need to have such schemes or not? This type of questions usually come from government data or committee report, there’d would be opinion in it. You should read such report. If asked about environment vs development in GS3- we can still write the ethical dimensions?
No need to confine the ethical perspectives only in GS4. You can put ethical perspectives in all papers. Same way in GS4, we can put economic and social dimensions. Because you don’t know the gender of the evaluator. I discussed last year’s ethics paper with boys and girls, each wrote different answers. Even if the topic is close to your heart, but we may not be able to maintain rationality.