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Essay Writing

The weekly essay writing initiative by UPSC Lounge helps you to write and think about various essay topics. Along with essay topic we suggest you the approach/ framework of each essay topic. It is your duty to elaborate and jot down the points relevant for essay topic.

Importance of essay
⦁ 250 marks out of 2025 (12.3 %) are the weight-age of essay paper on total Civil Services Mains Marks.
⦁ Out of 8 topics given, you need to write two essays with a word count of 1000 – 1200.
⦁ Though you know much about content, without practice you cannot score good marks.

Our two cents
⦁ Essay paper carry 250 marks wherein you should write two essays with a word count of 1000 – 1200. Neglecting/ ignoring/ lack of practice can cost you more after the results.
⦁ We suggest you to write at least one essay every week to have strong grip on essay writing. If you practice diligently every week there will be no much fear or panic post prelims regarding essay writing.
⦁ For beginners we insist you to write the essay from day one of your preparation. Writing essay will broaden your horizons and analytical skills of the subject increases. It is difficult to write in initial days, but don’t give up. “It always seems impossible until it's done”.
⦁ For veterans, don’t take essay paper lightly. This marks can make or break! Do enough practice to put 1000- 1200 words effectively in 90 minutes regarding any topic.
⦁ The little efforts in preparation with respect to essay writing will reward much in exams.