Essay Paper as UPSC Demands


Ajit Kumar AJIT KUMARWISDOM IAS, New Delhi.




It was observed by the Satish Chanda Committee that higher civil services require necessary skills to prepare a proper report, i.e., a report on any specified assignment involving integrated thinking and linguistic skills. They are expected to prepare policy papers, notes, draft and memoranda on a variety of subjects. It is true that skills in these areas can be imparted at training institutes and also can be developed with experience in service. But these useful skills are mostly acquired during the academic career in colleges and universities. Hence, the essay paper was introduced from 1993 with the objective of testing candidates' linguistic skills besides capacity for comprehension, ability for critical analysis, capacity for integrated thinking, assimilation of ideas and clarity of expression.

Essays in Compulsory English and Indian Language Paper

Considering its importance to test linguistic skills, capacity for comprehension, ability for critical analysis, capacity for integrated thinking, assimilation of ideas and clarity of expression, the Committee thought it prudent to retain the essay as a part of the compulsory English and Indian language paper with due weightage.



Wednesday, 05th Jul 2017, 07:45:22 AM

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