Does handwriting matter in UPSC mains?
To clear the UPSC civil services exam, you must practice writing answers and when you do this, you should practise for good handwriting as well. It will definitely help you in scoring good marks in the mains exam. If you already have clear handwriting, don’t bother too much about not having ‘beautiful’ writing.
How can I start mains answer writing practice for UPSC?
You should approach the answer from 360 degrees and start writing. Use keywords: Always use keywords to highlight important and scoring points in your answers. Try to underline the keywords. Substantiate your answers: Don’t forget to substantiate what you claim in your answers.
How to prepare for UPSC mains answer writing without coaching?
Read NCERT and other standard books. Read a newspaper and make notes. Practice writing answers daily for UPSC Mains exam. Choose and excel in the optional subject for Mains examination. Practice UPSC previous year question paper as well as the mock test. Groom yourself for interview.
Can you clear UPSC without making notes?
One cannot expect to clear the UPSC examination without preparing his notes and revising it regularly. Take any UPSC topper of any year and you will find almost all of them had notes making as part of their strategy to crack the UPSC examination.