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  TYPES OF QUESTIONS WHICH COMES IN IAS MAINS EXAM 
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Decoding Meaning Of Different Types Of Questions Which comes in CIVIL SERVICES EXAM (IAS)






Not reading questions properly is the most common mistake made by a candidates, it may be due to lack of concentration ,haste or just a habit. 


Before writing an answer, the question should be read properly.


Perhaps the reason for this kind of mistake is the psychological tendency to see and read what we wish to see and read.


 However the language of the question asked and answered is different from what candidate had anticipated. Candidates begin to write answer without verifying the question again.

Meaning Of Different Types Of Questions which Comes in IAS exam
The question will clearly state you to discuss, explain, evaluate, examine, critically examine etc and you should be particularly careful in noting the phrases used in the question and must answer accordingly .

To get higher marks  in civil services exam IAS you must know the meaning of the words used in the civil services exam .In this article you will get the exact meaning of the terms asked in questions  in civil services exam .


S.NOTypes Of Question  MEANING/Answers question demands
1
Explain
You have to give detailed information of the topic like you need to answer what,why,where,how etc.You have to present all important points with justification.
2
Enumerate
You have to present all necessary points and need to give explanation one by one for each points.
3
Elucidate
It refers to making statement plain. In fact you have to explain it in such a way that it becomes intelligible
4
Reason
You have to find out the best reason for the given topic one by one.
5
Describe
You are supposed to write about various aspects of the given statement and also you have to presents both negative and positive points of your arguments.
6
Evaluate
You have to check the validity of the statement on the basis of evidences,data etc and at the end you have to give sound judgement .
7
Elaborate
You need to give detailed information in well organised way.
8
Formulate
You need to express the topic in well organised and systematic way.
9
Consider
You have to form an opinion after careful examination.
10
Justify
You have to  prove the validity of the statement.
11
Outline
Fairly straightforward,needs an orderly,logical presentation of information.
12
Illustrate
It refers to explaining or making clear by giving examples.
13
Amplify
It refers to elaborating the statement.You add details,make it fuller.
14
Examine
It demands you to investigate the topic deeply and bring to light to various aspects of the given topic. It refers to inspecting something closely and bringing out facts.
15
Critically examine
If you find the word critically examine anywhere in question then you have to look at goods or bads of the given topic and at last you have to present sound judgement.
16
Comment
It is opinion based question. You have to give your opinion and you also have to justify it(Give some evidences, arguments, data to justify you answer).


17
Critically comment
This type of questions are opinion based. You need to give your opinion on important points and at the end you have to give fair judgement.
18
What do you understand by this?
You have to write simply the various aspects of the given statements like definition,goods,bads etc


19
Give argument in favour of
You have to write  in support of and against a  statement and have to give reason to support your argument.
20
Highlight the salient features
You have to write the most important point related to topic.
21
List out the salient features
It’s straightforward question you simply need to write various important points related to given statement in the question 
22
Give your judgement in favour of something
You have to form an opinion or give you decision after careful consideration.You have to give sound decision .
23
Investigate
You have to examine the topic in well systematic way and need to find out the different aspects of the question like you have to find out motive, causes, some facts.
24
Assess
It demands examination and evaluation of the given topic.
25
Critically Assess
You have to analyse and Judge the topic in detailed manner along with it you have to give your comments and opinions.
26
Analyse
You have to take various facts or parts of a given statement in consideration bringing sunshine to it’s nature or structure.

You have to examine each part of the problem, have to tell its future implications, good or bad.
27
Critically analyse
Analyse the nature of each part and interrelate them and at the end you have to give fair judgement.
28
Distinguish
You have to give direct comparison between the topic and others.
29
Differentiate
Same as distinguish but you have to present detailed comparison with other.
30
Discuss
You are supposed to write about various aspects of the given statement and also you have to presents both negative and positive points of your arguments.











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