For this it is very important to understand the question first. Depending on
what the question is, whether one is asked to �discuss�, �elucidate�,
�explain"," critically Appreciate� or �give reasons for and against�, the answer
should be written Accordingly because it is only through the examinee�s style of
answering questions that one can assess his or her originality of thought and
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The question should be read properly, in fact the question
paper should be read thoroughly in the first five or ten minutes of the exam and
then one should decide on the questions which are to be answered first. Time
should also be given to frame the answer so that there is no confusion later on.
A good way to write effective and precise answers is to precise writing out
answers. our answers should present the facts and concepts in an interesting way
and should never read like a passage from a book. It is best to use simple
English and avoid flowy and decorative language which takes our attention away
from the original facts and our opinions about a given topic. Making a practice
of writing out answers is especially useful in managing the time limit set for
the exam and to write the best possible answer in the allotted time It not only
improves one�s style of expression, but also one gets used to the time and word
It is just not enough to know all the facts and information but the most
important thing to be kept in mind is to write an answer which has a clear and a
logical frame, which presents information in a clear and concise manner, which
does not contain any irrelevant or piling up of information, which is
interesting and able to hold one�s attention.
So the next logical step is to know how to write a good answer. The first step
is to prepare the framework where one can list all ideas, thoughts and facts and
write them down. It is important to adopt an answering style which is natural,
original and to the point. Emphasis should be given to the kind of language
used, one which is simple and clear without unnecessary use of nouns and verbs.
Use of archaic and fancy words or language should be avoided at all costs. Care
should be taken to avoid grammatical mistakes which will give a negative opinion
however good the answer may be. Last but not the least, it is very important to
have a good and a legible handwriting.
Style of answering questions for IAS Aspirants,Academic Eligibility,science questions,