In the last couple of years, UPSC candidates would be specifically aware of the kind of questions that are asked in the written examination. In a section on the question paper of the UPSC examination, you will find difficult and tricky descriptive questions for which you should not only be aware but should also understand the pattern in which you will write the answer.
Following are how you can deal with such tricky questions-
Have an Analytical Mindset while dealing with the questions
While seeing the questions, you should possess an analytical understanding of the questions which are asked in the examination. If you approach the questions with an analytical mindset you will understand the origin of the question and how the answer should be written so that all the points are mentioned and the criteria of the question are also sufficed simultaneously. Thereby you will be able to answer the question and you would also be capable of understanding the reason behind the asking of this question.
Be mentally prepared to write a descriptive answer
The tricky questions that appear in the examination paper of the UPSC are generally descriptive. The questions demanding to know about the mental acumen and the tenacity of the interested applicant. It is given to understand whether the applicant has the determination to explain himself fully through his answer or lacks the determination. Exhaustion while writing long answers gives the examiners an idea about why the interested applicants are writing a specific set of the answer.
Possess the flair for writing
This is the most important criteria that must be achieved by the interested applicant. If he does not possess the requisite flair for writing answers, then the applicant would not be able to understand the pattern of the question. Even if the applicant understands what he has to write, he won’t be able to since he is out of practice and has never been inclined to write self-explanatory notes which are arduous and descriptive. Thus the presence of a flair of writing is extremely essential for writing the answers to tricky questions in UPSC Examinations.
Possess a good idea about the difference in the usage of words
The representation and the implication of the words you use in your answer are more important than the choice of words because the examiner would test your application skills through your perception of using a particular word. Moreover, it is a normal human sentiment that proper usage of words only takes place when a person is in a perfect state of mind and understands that the balanced state of mind ensures that the applicant would understand the difference between synonyms and antonyms.
General Knowledge about Current Topics
The candidate needs to have a proper knowledge base about the topics related to current affairs. The major current affairs topics include International Scenario, Local and National Geography, Indian Economy and Polity. With adequate knowledge about current topics, you can frame answers of your own. Thus you can negate your way through the difficult and tricky questions appearing in the UPSC examination.
It is very important to understand that writing the answers to tricky questions is a very important criterion. The UPSC examination can only be cracked if you successfully manage to write the answers to such tricky questions. Prepare yourself, possess the determination to succeed, and implement your skills carefully, you are bound to emerge triumphantly.
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