I see that a lot of you are attempting questions on the Mains Marathon, various Test Series / Other Platforms.
Before prescribing what is a good answer, I would want you to go through the below links and download copies of candidates who have secured 400+ marks, not only in 2016, but also in 2015 and 2014 Mains Examination.
( 400 marks was an average score in 2016 Mains, but it was a really good score in 2015 Mains and 2014 Mains )
Here are the links
P.S. The copies are all of ForumIAS Members like you, who were once writing answers and submitting them either for the MGP+ or Mains Marathon or on the Discussion Forum, so I am not specifying Ranks of the candidates here.
They have all secured very high marks in GS in their year and have cleared in their first , second and third attempt after working very precisely and scientifically on their answer writing skills to land where they are now – the Indian Administrative Service.
Task for you :
My request to you is to identify what is the nature of structure and content that you find common across all these papers.
What did they do to score 420+ in GS across multiple years?
Since these students have scored well not only in 2016, but also before that, we should be able to discover what is a good answer and “how toppers write answers”.
Once we have some objective criteria, we will move towards a more rational acceptance on how a good answer should be.
I am posting this because I see a lot of answers here, as well as in ForumIAS MGP+ / other Test Series / MM Portal not being able to comprehend the feedback that is provided .
So lets begin.
I hope to see your comments in the comment box. Will check by evening or next day.
Until Next Time,