How to improve marks in essay?
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?
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