It has been observed that sometimes candidates who clear the Civil Services Preliminary Examination cannot even score 20% in the Mains Examination.
The questions asked in the Civil Services Mains Examination demand critical thinking and evaluation skills. Therefore, memorizing topics will not help you in clearing the Mains Examination.
While the memorized data and facts can help you in providing suitable examples in answers, the main content of the answers has to be developed with your analytical skills, rational views, feasible suggestions, and balanced opinion.
Reading the Hindu Editorial Analysis of Classic IAS will help you in knowing the insight and dimensions of all major news, and in developing a rational approach for mains answer writing.