How to Score in Philosophical and Abstract Essays for UPSC Main 2023-24? | Target 150+ score | Unbreakable Mains Essay Masterclass by Zeeshan sir

12th August@ 7:30 pm | UPSC Philosophical and Abstract Essays made super easy by Zeeshan sir | Click below and register for the Essay Masterclass

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Essay writing is a crucial component of the UPSC Mains examination. This is a paper where the candidates’ expressive and analytical skills are put to the test. The topics provided in the essay paper can range from socio-economic issues to philosophical and abstract themes. Tackling such broad and diverse themes can be challenging, especially when it comes to philosophical and abstract topics.

A great UPSC essay starts with brainstormed random ideas, disjointed facts…chaos, formulated into a ‘blueprint’. That’s the first step before you actually start writing it.

We are delighted to announce that Zeeshan Sir, our esteemed Essay Program Head, will be conducting a comprehensive session on mastering the nuances of philosophical essays in UPSC Mains and aiming for a stellar score of 150+

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Known for his profound expertise and effective teaching methods, Zeeshan Sir has been a guiding beacon for countless UPSC aspirants. His mentorship has proven instrumental in the success of over 56 UPSC 2022 rankers, who vouch for his insightful understanding of the subject matter and his ability to convey complex ideas with clarity and precision.

Why abstract and philosophical essays are a pain point for UPSC aspirants?

  • Abstract and philosophical essays are often seen as challenging due to their broad and interpretative nature.
  • Unlike socio-economic topics, philosophical topics do not have a fixed set of facts or data that can be directly included in the essay.
  • These essays require the candidates to demonstrate their critical thinking skills, ability to make abstract connections and articulate their thoughts coherently.

Who should attend the webinar by Zeeshan sir ?

  • Aspirants preparing for the UPSC 2023-24 Mains.
  • Individuals struggling with abstract and philosophical essays in the Mains.
  • Candidates looking to improve their overall score in the Mains.
  • Aspirants seeking guidance from an experienced and successful mentor.
  • Candidates looking for effective strategies and tips to approach philosophical and abstract essays.
  • Anyone who is aiming to break free from the feeling of unfulfillment and aimlessness in their preparation.
  • Aspirants who are not able to decipher the pattern and ‘new ways of UPSC’.
  • Someone who has failed in earlier attempts – aiming to understand and fill critical gaps in your preparation.
  • Candidates looking for practical strategies rather than generic guidance.
  • Aspirants who want effectiveness, efficiency, and consistency in their preparation

This Clarity with Ranker’s session holds the keys to your success.

What should you expect?

  • In-depth understanding of how to tackle abstract and philosophical essays in the Mains.
  • Strategies to target and achieve a 150+ score in the UPSC Mains essay paper.
  • UPSC Essay trends vis-a-vis Philosophical and Abstract topics.
  • Insightful tips and tactics to decode and address complex essay topics.
  • Interactive Q&A session to address individual queries and concerns.
  • Guidance on improving writing skills and presenting ideas effectively.
  • Exposure to previous years’ essay topics and a critical analysis of the same.

Other than this Zeeshan sir will also share best practices to be followed:

  • Regular writing practice: Choose diverse topics, including philosophical ones, for regular practice.
  • Read widely: Broaden your understanding and perspective by reading widely, including philosophy, sociology, psychology, current affairs, etc.
  • Brainstorming: For every topic, spend some time brainstorming different ideas, views, and arguments before starting to write.
  • Outline your essay: Always create an outline to ensure your essay is structured and coherent.
  • Choose your essay topic wisely: Your understanding of the topic and comfort level should determine your choice.
  • Time management: Allocate sufficient time for understanding the topic, brainstorming ideas, creating an outline, writing the essay, and reviewing it.
  • Maintain a balanced view: If the topic is debatable, present both sides of the argument before taking a stand.
  • Use effective language: Avoid grammatical and spelling errors.
  • Ensure flow and coherence: The essay should be logically structured, and each paragraph should flow


This session will be held in online mode.

Date: 12th Aug 2023 (Saturday)

Time: 7:30 pm Onwards

Zoom Meeting Link will be sent via your registered email address.

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Post-Webinar CivilsDaily’s UPSC Essay and Mentorship session

Post webinar we will share an Essay Framework PDF.

You will also get a 1-1 Mentorship session with Zeeshan sir and his team.

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