English subject in the world of CSS exams is the most dreaded and unforgivable subject for most of the candidates appearing for CSS exams FPSC has and continues to use the essay form as a tool to test most of the candidates, and By majority, we mean literally thousands of candidates.
wrong subject selection:
Most of the mistakes the candidates make every year during the CSS exam, like in other competitive exams like PCS, PMS, etc., choose the wrong subject as the candidates have to choose the subject for the selection. Title options are provided. Avoid rushing in choosing a topic. Instead, take your time, and think about each issue for a few minutes to understand the topic for yourself. Then take the time to read the selection carefully and identify the problem(s) that give you the best opportunity to present your ideas and writing skills in a way that is pleasing to the eye. If more than one essay is required for a competitive exam, choose different topics and topics so that the FPSC examiner can get a comprehensive and complete picture of your intelligence/knowledge. For example, if you’re an athlete, you shouldn’t write at least one article on sports.
Partial understanding of the subject:
Another big mistake that many CSS candidates make is partially misunderstanding the subject matter. They choose a section of the article title and start filling the pages for that part. For example, in CE-2015, paragraph number 3 began to write about the qualities Punctuality is a virtue of boredom.
The myopic principle of the article:
CSS level essay requires a thorough and thorough analysis and research of the subject matter. For this, the candidate needs to present reasoning and justification from different angles. But, many candidates have attacked the topic of the article from a very unusual point of view and discussed the topic from only a few points of view. So, keep in mind that the next time you write an article, let your mind explore different perspectives on the subject.
Exposure to personal bias and promiscuity:
Take the time to go through the topic carefully and pay close attention to its various aspects. If, for example, you choose an article titled “Privatization as it relates to Pakistani politics,” make sure you critically examine each component of “privatization.” Take the time to try and watch this part of “Pakistani Politics”. It is important to remember that the examiner is looking for insight into your character, mood, and thinking. Be logical, not emotional, keep your thoughts open but not narrow-minded. Be liberal, don’t be extreme in your views.
Not looking for subject:
As discussed earlier, explore the topic from different angles. It gives a lively flavor, a holistic perspective to an essay and saves the candidate from being overly marked.
As they say, your first impression is your last impression. Your introduction tells what kind of person you are. Why do we say so? Since it is very natural how you present your subject to the examiner, it automatically creates a sense of your individuality. He can immediately classify you as a 60+ candidate, a 50+ candidate, a 40+ candidate, or even a candidate under 40. Don’t get confused in your introduction Stay as close to the topic sentence as possible, so that the examinee knows that the candidate truly understands the meaning of the subject matter and the main topic.
Examiners mark the arguments of the candidates to some extent based on the following criteria:
[False Argument-Weak Argument-Acceptable-Fair Argument-Good Argument]
So, before you start writing an argument, analyze it yourself against these parameters. If it’s something acceptable below, leave it.
Misuse of garmmer, Words and Sentence Structure:
The examiner of the English subject is literally and highly qualified personnel. They are there to check your papers as they are good at what they do, i.e. marking English subjects. So, don’t let them get carried away or spoil their mood because of your misuse of English. Trust us, they hate such papers.
Focusing too much on the outline:
pause. Yes, you heard Stop wasting so much energy, effort, and time trying to make your design stand out or make it look so impressive. An outline is exactly like a table of contents in a book. A good book without a list is still a good book. So don’t focus too much on creating an amazing outline, but focus on improving your introduction and conclusion.
writing like a 10 year old:
Feel the shame. Even a 10-year-old child can write like this. If you are writing anything in CSS essay paper like a kid, please don’t do it. English essay should be written elegantly. It shows the intellectual maturity of the candidate. This should motivate the examiner, and make him feel that you have what is required to be a bureaucrat.
In a nutshell, these are the 10 most common mistakes made by thousands of aspirants of CSS exam every year. Hope this blog will help you to understand, learn and avoid these mistakes in the upcoming CSS exam. May you be successful.