IAS Writing Skill Development: Effective Answer Format

IAS Writing Skill Development: Effective Answer Format 

The Most important facet of preparation is defining the format of the answers and incorporation of the facts & proper information. The candidates’ generally have the tendency to write answers in a traditional way.  

Besides their answers show absence of certain vital aspects or points of information as well. The principal reason is their not paying attention to formulation of “good approach” to answer.  

Many times this idea does not occur to their mind and many times they fail to do so. In both the cases they present poor quality of answers in the examination, the result of which is poor marks (interestingly many a candidate is not aware of this fact.  

Check!  A Space of Improvement and where should be orientation & focus  

Question:  Discuss the constitutional status of Indian President” [from Indian Polity section of constitution of India  

Tradition way of Answer Writing (Poor Marks):  

  • Indian President as the constitutional head
  • Executive powers of the Indian President
  • Legislative powers of the Indian President
  • Other powers of the Indian President
  • Conclusion

  Right and Effective Answer Format (Good Marks): 

  • Article 52 & 74, mentioning the constitutional existence and executive powers vested in the president.
  • Discussion on understanding the real constitutional status of the president in the light of the Parliamentary from of govt. in India.
  • Status to be conceived under 42nd constitutional Amendment Act.
  • Status to be conceived under 44nd constitutional Amendment Act.
  • Discussion on the existence of Council of ministers being mandatory
  • Discussion on impeachment process becoming. Valid if the president violates the constitution by not acting in accordance with the advice of Council of ministers.
  • No special powers of the president during emergency.
  • Little scope of discretionary powers.
  • Views of Supreme Court – mention of important cases.
  • Views of constitution makers
  • Conclusion that Indian President is a constitutional President in all matters – He heads the state but he does not rule.

 This example present an effective answer format of the answers which fetches marks and how otherwise the candidates end up getting poor marks. 

This show that just knowing is not important and knowing in general are not important, what is important is writing the best answers for maximum marks.

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5 Responses to “IAS Writing Skill Development: Effective Answer Format”

  1. ajitesh raj shrivastava Says:

    hello sir
    i am ajitesh raj shrivastava B COM LLB MBA, Can I choce mains optional subject LAW & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION , Is it right option to select in IAS because in Law subject less of candidates select in IAS .
    ti is really good decsion . otherwise what is the best subject for me please sugges me
    thank you

  2. nishanth Says:

    hello sir,
    iam nishanth b.tech electronics &communications.
    as there is no subject of electronics in mains which one i should prefer as an optional.physics being difficult in mains,electrical engg no idea,
    maths as said by many wedont score more marks in maths .
    so what should i prefer.
    sociology is another optional i prefered which i have no idea about this subject.can u suggest any free online materials &books for this.
    thank u……

  3. Addy Says:

    hello sir,
    i am Addy. i have done b.tech electronics &communications.
    as there is no subject of electronics in mains which one i should prefer as an optional.physics being difficult in mains,electrical engg no idea,
    maths as said by many wedont score more marks in maths .
    so what should i prefer.
    sociology is another optional i prefered which i have no idea about this subject.can u suggest any free online materials &books for this.
    thank u……

  4. SUSHIL KUMAR Says:

    Dear sri,
    we have commilited b.com we ahve decide teh prepration IAS we have select teh optional subject Public Administraction it is good for me otherwise suggest the optinal subject , i want cource teh corresponce i am hindi midum student

  5. ramesh Says:

    sir i want to know key book for gs,public adm and sociology.

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