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  • UPSC 2018 – Answer Writing Practice for IAS Mains Optional Subjects

    Introducing: 90 Days Answer Writing Practice for your Optional Subject

    Click on the icon to go to the respective optional subject page for more details.

    NeoStencil brings to you 90 Days Answer Writing Challenge.

    December 4, 2017 to March 2, 2018: Spend 90 days with us, and we’ll help you cover all aspects of your optional subject.

    Each week, we will cover one module of your optional subject such that by the end of 90 days you would have covered all modules of paper 1 as well as paper 2.

    To know details about each optional subject, click on the respective subject icon (bottom of the page)

    The idea is simple:

    1. You prepare a concept based on a pre-decided schedule (available on optional page)
    2. You write answers to posted questions (Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
    3. Our experts evaluate your answers and share feedback
    4. Our experts upload model answers (Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) for you to use
    5. You learn from feedback, model answers and improve
    6. Repeat next week


    90 days answer writing practice for ias mains


    Learn and fun – combined

    Yes, learning is a big motivator. And, in most cases, it would be enough to get you to participate. But, just to make it fun, we decided to add a competition aspect as well.

    Learn & Fun - 90 days answer writing challenge

    We will announce regular winners.

    • For most well-written answers every week
    • For most well-written answers per subject (once in 90 days)
    • For people who share help make our challenge a success.

    Remember, the 90 days answer writing challenge is for your benefit. At the same time, we need your help to make it a grand success. The more the people that participate, the better the learning and sharing we can all expect.


    What you’d get


    UPSC answer writing for IAS optional


    I. Comprehensive Syllabus Coverage
    • Detailed Study Plan as per UPSC CSE Syllabus for 12 weeks
    • Questions from Paper 1 and Paper 2 in Alternate Weeks
    • 6 Questions a week – 2 Questions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
    • Questions will be from Previous years, UPSC Mains
    II. Experts’ Feedback
    • Feedback from Subject Matter Experts
    • Personalized feedback on your answers, to help you improve
    III. Model Answers
    • Model Answers will be shared next day of posting questions (so, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday)
    • Model answers will help you understand aspects which you perhaps missed out on
    • You can refer to these questions, your answers, feedback, and model answers for revision of each concept


    Optional Subjects covered under this Initiative

    Answer writing for UPSC

    What you’d achieve?

    • Develop Answer Writing Skills for Your Optional subject
    • Understand the trends of UPSC Mains for last five years
    • Overcome your doubts by discussions with peers

    So, what are you waiting for? Click on your optional, and let’s start mastering it – topic by topic.

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    78 responses on "UPSC 2018 - Answer Writing Practice for IAS Mains Optional Subjects"

    1. thank you neostencil…really a great initiative by you….pls keep up with it.

    2. if any one have zoology optional plz help me i need booklet of zoology optional… this is ma whatsapp no 9796390495

    3. Please Neostencil, start answer writing program for Agriculture optional too!!

      • Hi Pooja,

        Thanks for your feedback. We will try to consider your inputs in upcoming initiatives.

        • Hi neostencil,
          I am not able to download pdf of question and answer series conducted for public administration optional answer writing practice conducted from January to march
          could you help me with the issue.
          thank you

    4. thanx a lot @disqus_DZ0RrDz1ZP:disqus
      for providing such a wonderful platform for answer writing (pub ad)
      it was a great plasure as well it provide me to overcome the challenge or fear of writing answers
      in future also if any such activity provide, i will eager to join and write
      thanx once again

    5. Will you be conducting more such test series in coming months? If yes, which month? I have started optional prep just a month back? Also, wasn’t aware of this website till now. Will you be again conducting PSIR optional test series?Please do!

    6. Thanks a lot. Really appreciate Neostencil for such an encouraging initiative, which enriches the knowledge of the aspirants.

    7. Anyone with law Optional??plz let me know..

    8. great initiative
      relly worked for me

    9. thank you neostencil team, that me there 🙂

    10. any one having anthropology?

    11. psychology?

    12. Hello can we enroll for this answer writing initiative

    13. Come and make history optional hindi medium group to hook 2018

    14. Kya ye hindi medium student ke liye nahi hai for history subject

    15. My subject history (hindi medium)

    16. Can it b for hindi medium student also

      • Hi Anuj,
        As of now, we are starting the initiative in English medium with courses mentioned above on the page. Stay connected on the page for any further updates.
        Team NeoStencil

    17. Hey friends
      How to join this initiative 🙂
      Thanks in advance

    18. Any one with political science optional?

    19. anyone hav information regarding anthropology optional.

    20. anyone with philosophy optional?

    21. Any one with Pub Ad optional ?

    22. anyone with geo optional …mail me

    23. Is there anyone with psychology optional??

    24. HISTORY Plssssss

    25. Thanks and do continue the intiative..!

    26. Good initiative. Anthropology please.

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