From this year’s (2013) UPSC civil services main exam, candidates will be given a Question Paper – cum – Answer booklet which will have a restricted space below each question to write their answers.
This is a good news. If one goes with adequate practice, a candidate can answer more number of questions than earlier he/she used to.
The word limit plays a crucial role in managing time in the exam. Now, a candidate has to practice writing within word limit before he goes for the exam. One can not afford to overlook this development. Answer practicing is must to have an edge.
This practice is already been there in UGC-NET exams.
From this year on, candidates can’t take home their question papers.