IAS Main Answer Writing Skill: Understanding key words & tail words properly

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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5 Responses to “IAS Main Answer Writing Skill: Understanding key words & tail words properly”

  1. jeevan Says:

    it gave very useful information about how to prepare the mains exam

  2. archana devi.u Says:

    sir
    im doing my masters in biotechnology and haence i need to know the steps that are to be takan by me for clearing this competitive exam.kindly,do the needful

  3. archana devi.u Says:

    sir
    im doing my masters in biotechnology and hence i need to know the steps that are to be takan by me for clearing this competitive exam.kindly,do the needful

  4. Muskan Says:

    respected sir,
    I am an IAS aspirant….&….wanna know that if i select law as my option, then is it right to select that….as i’m in BCom final year & after that i’m planning to do LLB ….
    & will u please tell me what are best coleges of law in India.?
    i’ll be very thankful to you….

  5. Preetha Says:

    Sir.. Thanks for ur valuable blog… How would you frame your answer when u will be asked to “Evaluate”?

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