Akash Pandey |
Friday, 30 May 2014 |
The candidates are advised to prepare for this paper keeping some major themes in mind. Besides their preparation for the contents, aspirants are also advised to polish their basic skills for essay-writing.
The basic idea behind the Essay Writing paper is to test the candidate’s grasp of his material, its relevance to the subject chosen, and to his ability to think constructively and the present his ideas concisely, logically and effectively.
The vastness and the nature of the GS syllabus indeed pose an up-hill challenge before aspirants. The two main challenges we have already discussed here are viz; collection of study material from a diverse range of sources and secondly, to use these materials to suit the interdisciplinary needs of the syllabus. This requires maturity of mind and proper guidance.
A candidate has to prepare for the new GS syllabus for at least GS syllabus for at least one year in advance in order to command it.