UPSC Civil Service Mains Paper 1 (popularly known as essay paper) is now of 250 marks.
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.
Recommended Books for Essay Paper – Civil Services Books – Mains Exam
- Essays for Civil Services and Other Competitive Examinations by Pulkit Khare.
- Selected Contemporary Essays by Saumitra Mohan (MHE)
- Essay Paper for Civil Services Main Examination by Pavneet Singh and Sonali Bansal
- A Book of Essays by Kalpana Rajaram
- 151 ESSAYS For UPSC Mains Various State Public Service Commisions and Other competitive Examinations
- English-Hindi-Essay Compulsory- UPSC Mains Examination
- ESSAYS(101 Current) for Competitive Exams