UPSC Civil Services Essay Syllabus and Pattern
Essay paper is the most mark-fetching paper in the Mains exam as more than 140 marks out of 250 are easily achievable with less efforts compared to other three General Studies papers.
In the Essay paper, a candidate has to write two essays in1000-1200 words each. Each essay carries 125 marks.
It will have two sections. Each section will have four questions. Candidate has to chose one question from each section.
Topics on which the candidates are asked to write essays are:
- Philosophical Topics
- Current Events
- Different Ideologies like Socialism, Communism etc
- Government Programmes
- Administration related issues.