Adam and Brenda tell you that they want to do simple wills under which everything will pass to the survivor on the first death, until he or she dies or starts a new relationship. Whatever is left after that is to be used primarily to ensure that Charlotte has a roof over her head and adequate financial support while she is in full time education, but, subject to that, they want to ensure that all the children (and grandchildren if a child has predeceased) are treated fairly. They were going to draw the wills up themselves, and did some research on the internet which convinced them that mutual wills were the answer, but they sounded a bit complicated so they want you to draw them up and have made an appointment for that purpose.
In 2009’s mains attempt, I got only 20/200 marks in the Essay. It was about ‘are we a soft state?’ . I wrote it only from the foriegn policy and law-n-order point of view, without seeing the cultural -historical contexts. It was a monotonous essay without any spark. Moral of the story: do try to see different angles of the subject and give a thorough thought before you start writing.
Some veterans are in opinion that you should pick up the essay on technical subject, example space-technology, advances in medical science, how IT has changed lives and so on. Because only a few people attempt them, and due to technical nature, your ideas are unlikely to be in conflict with the examiner so you’ll get more marks.
But then again you need enough ‘content’ to write 1500+ words else the padding route=digging your own grave. And there are enough toppers who wrote the non-technical essay and still got in the top-merit list so as usual for every generalisation made about UPSC, you’ll find a counter example!
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