The 2021 GS 2 Mains Paper has concluded today. From this, we learnt not to skip the basics of polity or governance. A lot of answers in this year’s paper could have been tackled with static knowledge. Do not avoid preparing for topics like pressure groups or SHG, considering them as supplementary topics. These are in fact repeating themes in UPSC GS 2 since 2019. Quoting examples from current affairs and latest trends can get you that extra edge in the paper. International relations is all about identifying major themes and then keeping track of current developments on those topics. For 2022 students, identify the major themes first and then draft your notes.
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However, we did a quick analysis of this year’s paper and are glad that 85% of the questions asked came from our Samachar Manthan and Smash Mains Test Series. In fact, one of our students, Rajiv let us know the same as well. Take a look —