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How to improve marks in essay?

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  • Long time lurker, first time poster.

    The title says it all. I wrote mains last year and my essay marks really pulled me down. I had the stupid assumption that I’d be good with essay. But I think what upsc wants in an essay is much different, after analysing Topper’s copies. What are the things it’s looking for so that we can make some sort of a mental checklist once we are in the spot?

    People with experience, please contribute.
    @Yo_Yo_Choti_Singh, @IWRA @Neyawn

  • same here. I have written 3 mains with different levels of preparation for essay. In 1st mains I wrote my first essay directly in the exam, in 2nd mains I joined Vikas Ranjan's Essay Test Series, and in 3rd I even included stories, quotes, etc. But in all 3 my marks have been around 112-118. That's it. Frankly, I don't know what UPSC wants because in mocks I usually get higher than those who eventually end up scoring 125+ in essays

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