Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in its 2014 notification introduced multiple essays in Civil Services Main examination. With this change in the Civil Services Main syllabus, Essay paper acquired more importance than previously. Earlier a candidate was to write on one topic for 250 marks. With the change in the syllabus, now, candidates have to write on two topics for 250 marks. This will help the students in scoring good marks. This change will also play a significant role in the overall Main score.
Writing a good essay is not only an art but also a skill because it can be acquired through practice under an expert guidance. When you are looking for the best guidance for IAS Essay preparation what could be better than Chronicle IAS Academy, a sister concern of Civil Services Chronicle who has mentored millions and made thousands to realize their dreams.
To meet the demands of civil services aspirants, Chronicle IAS Academy offers special classes for IAS Essay preparation. In this programme, our mentors dedicate the first few classes for improving the writing skill because with good writing skill one can write logically and coherently. Writing an essay in school is different from writing in Civil Services Examination. The reason being, an evaluator of Civil Services Examination looks for an in-depth insight of information backed by skills to write precise and coherent one. Perhaps, the UPSC wants to ensure candidates’ ability to comprehend the topic analytically. The UPSC notification reads as, “Candidates will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.” In other words, the evaluator while evaluating the paper takes comprehension, originality of thought, clarity of expression and integrated thinking with assimilation of ideas into account.
Hence, our mentors also not only focus on improving student’s linguistic skills but also his knack for comprehension, analytical skill, quality of his integrated thinking, assimilation of ideas and clarity of ex¬pression.
Then we conduct test series to check our students’ preparedness. After the evaluation of papers, we conduct a discussion class. In this class our mentors discuss each topic and how one should write that topic to score well. Further our mentors give feedback to each student explaining them that what is good about their write-up and what more should be incorporated to make it a better one.