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The UPSC Civil Services Mains Paper I – Essay Paper is now of 250 marks. The Candidates will be required to write an essay on a topic from a set of 4 to 5 options. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.

“Candidates will be required to write an essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given. Candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.”

Essay Syllabus – UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam