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UPSC Essay

Start on a poetic journey of self-expression through Shabbir Sir UPSC Essay Program, where words weave the magic of ideas and insights.

Unleash the artistry of essay writing with our UPSC Essay Course!


  • 10 live classes
  • 4 Full Length Tests
  • Understanding the importance of essay writing in UPSC.
  • Structure and Strategy.
  • Familiarizing with major themes and topics.
  • Mastering philosophical essay writing.
  • Writing essays on social issues.
  • Writing essays on economic and political topics.
  • Enhancing critical thinking and perspective
  • Time management during the exam.
  • Please note - Evaluations are only VALID till Mains 2024!

 

 

10

Live Classes

4

Full-length Tests

Start on a poetic journey of self-expression through Shabbir Sir UPSC Essay Program, where words weave the magic of ideas and insights.

Unleash the artistry of essay writing with our UPSC Essay Course!


  • 10 live classes
  • 4 Full Length Tests
  • Understanding the importance of essay writing in UPSC.
  • Structure and Strategy.
  • Familiarizing with major themes and topics.
  • Mastering philosophical essay writing.
  • Writing essays on social issues.
  • Writing essays on economic and political topics.
  • Enhancing critical thinking and perspective
  • Time management during the exam.
  • Please note - Evaluations are only VALID till Mains 2024!

 

 

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  • 10 live classes
  • 4 Tests.
  • Understanding the importance of essay writing in UPSC.
  • Structure and Strategy.
  • Familiarizing with major themes and topics.
  • Mastering philosophical essay writing.
  • Writing essays on social issues.
  • Writing essays on economic and political topics.
  • Enhancing critical thinking and perspective.
  • Time management during the exam.
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UPSC Essay Syllabus

The UPSC Mains syllabus lacks a specific outline for the essay paper. According to UPSC, candidates should adhere closely to the essay's subject, organize their ideas systematically, and express themselves concisely. Effective and precise expression is rewarded.

Candidates must write two essays selected from a provided list of topics, collectively accounting for 250 marks.

Exploring the Art of Essay Writing

Understanding the Essence of an Essay

  • Essay Definition: A concise prose composition exploring a topic, voicing a perspective, or persuading on a thesis (M.H. Abrams).
  • Essay Types: Formal and informal; CSE focuses on formal essays - factual, impersonal, and serious.

CSE Essay Writing Essentials

  • Paper Structure:
    • Two essays in 1000-1200 words, each worth 125 marks.
    • Sections A and B offer a choice of 4 essays each, selecting one from each.
  • Syllabus Expectations:
    • Thought alignment with the subject, coherent expression for credit.

Laying the Groundwork

  • Crafting Approach:
    • Practice as a cornerstone for essay excellence.
    • Initial groundwork: understanding structured essays, planning, enhancing content within time limits.

Anatomy of a Well-Crafted Essay

Structuring the Narrative

  • Paragraph Breakdown:
    • Introduction, conclusion, and substantive body paragraphs.
    • Segmented body paragraphs: supportive, critical, or narrative.

Syllabus Keywords

  • Guiding Parameters:
    • 'Closely', 'arrange', 'orderly', 'concise', 'effective', 'coherent'.

Planning for Articulation

  • Three Steps:
    • Define the essay's focus, brainstorm ideas, outline the narrative.
  • Thesis Statement:
    • Central idea exploration within specified dimensions.

Creative Brainstorming

  • Brainstorming Process:
    • Unleashing thoughts for rapid referencing.
    • Focus, boundaries, and time limit setting.

Enriching the Essay

  • Elements and Dimensions:
    • Social, political, economic, legal, technological, and more.
  • PESTLE Analysis:
    • Political, Economic, Sociological, Technological, Legal, Environmental dimensions exploration.

Crafting the Essay Masterpiece

Blueprinting the Narrative

  • Outlining Process:
    • Pre-writing essay blueprint for clarity.
    • Facilitating a comprehensive view of the narrative.

Time Management

  • Writing Constraint:
    • Two essays in 3 hours; allocated time per essay.
  • Introduction Crafting:
    • Engaging the reader, clarity, and intriguing elements.

Art of Expression

  • Paragraph Construction:
    • Flow, writing orders (Known-to-New, Simple-to-Complex).
    • FREQOES method for enriched content addition.

Masterful Conclusions

  • Conclusion Dynamics:
    • Summarization, suggestive pathways, cyclic return technique.

Artistic Revision

  • Revision Process:
    • Reviewing, correcting, maintaining original essence.
  • Tips for Enhancement:
    • Learning from past essays, utilizing quotes, and anecdotes.

Conclusion

Essay writing, an intricate tapestry of expression, demands meticulous planning, creative expression, and concise articulation. Each element forms a thread in the narrative fabric, weaving a compelling story within defined boundaries and enriching the reader's experience.

Key Highlights

Learn the Fundamentals in Essay writing
Learn the Fundamentals in Essay writing
Know how to integrate abstract and philosophical topics in your Essays
Know how to integrate abstract and philosophical topics in your Essays
Strategy to attempt a Perfect Essay would be taught
Strategy to attempt a Perfect Essay would be taught
Handwritten Model Essays and value added content
Handwritten Model Essays and value added content

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FAQs on UPSC Essay

What is the UPSC Essay Writing Course?

UPSC Essay writing course by Shabbir Sir enables aspirant to score more than 125+marks in UPSC Essay paper. Essay writing course has become very critical in recent times after the UPSC has started asking Essays on philosophical and abstract topics.

Who should enroll in this course?

Any aspirant who is targeting UPSC CSE 2024 Mains or UPSC CSE 2025 should consider taking this course.  

 

What will I learn in the UPSC Essay Writing Course?

You will learn following in UPSC Essay Writing Course:

How is the course structured?

UPSC Essay Writing course by Shaabir sir will have 10 live classes and 4 Full Length Essay Tests with Evaluation.

Which are the  best essay classes for UPSC preparation ?

Edukemy's Essay Course by Shabbir sir is considered to be the best for UPSC Essay Writing. Average score of Mains appearing aspirants from Shabbir Sir's batch is 130 marks.

How to get Shabbir sir essay notes?

You can purchase it from website or find it in Karol Bagh (Delhi) book stores.

here is the link: https://edukemy.com/upsc/essay-book-for-upsc

How do I write UPSC essays?

Follow these 6 steps:

Step 1: Create a rough draft for the essay topic.

Step 2: Add depth to the topic.

Step 3: Use good and expressive language.

Step 4: Write a good introduction.

Step 5: Connect the dots.

Step 6: Write a compelling conclusion.

How many essays are there in UPSC?

There are two essays in the UPSC civil services mains exam, each with a word count of 1000–1200. One topic is selected from a choice of four, and the Essay Paper is for a total of 250 marks.

What are the essay topics for IAS exam?

Topics cover various aspects like Indian Democracy, Bureaucracy, Politics, Administration, Economic Growth, Development, Culture, Judiciary, Poverty, Justice, Media, Environment, Education, Women, Globalization, Science & Tech, etc.

Is there a syllabus for the essay in UPSC?

The UPSC mains syllabus does not have any prescribed syllabus for the essay paper as such. As per the UPSC, “Candidates are expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in an orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.”

Are UPSC essays repeated?

While there may be some repetitive questions in UPSC papers, it's not a consistent pattern. Repeated questions are observed more in subjects like History, Economics, and Indian Polity.

How to crack UPSC essay paper?

Read many good essays and articles, follow newspaper editorials, note relevant lines or quotes, and build a collection of opening and closing lines.

Where can I read UPSC essays?

Consider reading Hindu Editorial Columns, Yojana Magazine, Kurukshetra Magazine, and Frontline Magazine for reference.

What is the highest marks in UPSC essay?

Apurva Pandey holds the record for scoring the highest marks in the UPSC Essay paper, securing 175 out of 250 marks.

Can we draw diagrams in UPSC essays?

While it's possible to use diagrams if relevant, emphasis should generally be on writing in an essay.

How can I improve my marks in UPSC essay?

Craft a thesis and antithesis, use a variety of ideas, incorporate relevant quotes, and end the essay on a high note to impress the examiner.

Can we use subheadings in UPSC essays?

Yes, subheadings are allowed, but the essay should remain coherent, logical, and well-structured.

What is the pattern of UPSC essay?

The essay should follow a structured pattern: introduction, historical background (if any), main subject or problem, linkage with current affairs, positive and negative aspects, and a forward-looking conclusion.

How to start UPSC essay writing?

Follow the 6 steps: Create a rough draft, add depth, use expressive language, write a good introduction, connect the dots, and conclude compellingly.

UPSC Essay:

The UPSC Essay paper is an integral part of the Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in India. It holds significant weightage and requires candidates to showcase their analytical and writing skills on a diverse range of topics. With a duration of three hours and a choice between multiple topics, the UPSC Essay tests candidates' ability to articulate their thoughts coherently, critically evaluate issues, and present well-structured arguments. Excelling in the UPSC Essay paper demands comprehensive preparation, including practice essays, understanding diverse perspectives, and staying updated with current affairs and socio-political developments.

UPSC Essay Coaching:

UPSC Essay coaching plays a pivotal role in guiding aspirants to master the art of essay writing for the Civil Services Examination. Edukemy's UPSC Essay Course, led by renowned educator Shabbir sir, stands out as an exceptional coaching program tailored to meet the unique needs of aspirants. Shabbir sir's expertise and personalized guidance empower candidates to enhance their writing abilities, critical thinking skills, and subject knowledge. The course encompasses a structured curriculum covering various aspects such as essay structuring, effective utilization of data and examples, language proficiency enhancement, and time management techniques. With Shabbir sir's mentorship and comprehensive approach, aspirants gain the confidence and proficiency required to excel in the UPSC Essay paper.

UPSC Essay Course:

Edukemy's UPSC Essay Course, spearheaded by the esteemed educator Shabbir sir, is meticulously designed to equip aspirants with the essential skills and knowledge needed to ace the essay paper of the Civil Services Examination. The course curriculum is curated to cover a wide array of topics relevant to the UPSC syllabus, including current affairs, socio-economic issues, governance, and international relations. Shabbir sir's insightful guidance, coupled with personalized attention, ensures that candidates develop a strategic approach towards essay writing, enabling them to tackle diverse topics with confidence and clarity. Additionally, the course incorporates mock tests, essay workshops, and individualized feedback sessions to assess and refine candidates' performance continuously. By enrolling in Edukemy's UPSC Essay Course, aspirants receive top-notch preparation under the expert guidance of Shabbir sir, thus significantly enhancing their chances of success in the Civil Services Examination.

Essay Coaching for UPSC:

Essay coaching for UPSC takes on a new dimension with Edukemy's UPSC Essay Course led by the esteemed mentor, Shabbir sir. Tailored to meet the specific requirements of UPSC aspirants, this course offers a comprehensive approach towards essay writing, focusing on honing candidates' analytical skills, critical thinking abilities, and depth of understanding on various subjects. Shabbir sir's classes provides invaluable insights into UPSC's essay evaluation criteria, enabling candidates to tailor their essays effectively. Through structured practice sessions, constructive feedback, and continuous assessment, aspirants undergo a transformative learning experience, refining their essay-writing capabilities and maximizing their potential for success in the UPSC examination. With Edukemy's UPSC Essay Course, aspirants embark on a journey towards academic excellence under the guidance of Shabbir sir, ensuring a solid foundation for their UPSC preparation.

 

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