IAS Main Answer Writing Skill: Understanding key words & tail words properly
In IAS Main examination, some candidate does not score good marks due to unable to understanding of the nature of question.
In the long answer questions (Long answer = 60 Marks & short notes = 20 Marks), Candidate need to read the question carefully and try to understand the real requirement of question.
First & Most importance thing: Focus on question’s requirement & its Key words (tail words).
Meaning of Key words (Tail words):
Explain: It is conceptual in nature. You may have to bring out one concept in a detail.
Elaborate: In elaboration the concept or idea is already given. You have to bring out a series of logic in support of the statement.
Discuss: you have to bring out situations surrounding the topic.
Analysis: it refers to taking various facts of parts or a given statement into consideration and bringing to light its nature or structure, you take each part one by one and examine.
Examine: It refers to inspecting closely and bringing out facts i.e. you bring to light various aspects of given statement.
Critically examine: it means inspecting closely and forming or expressing judgment. The latter is of greater relevant here.
Illustrate: It refers to explaining or making clear by giving example.
Why: It is asking the logic of certain things. If it is followed by you, it may solicit your opinion.
What: The answer will be factual in nature.
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