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Mains answer writing format


LENGTH OF  ANSWERS
60 marks: 600 – 700 words
40 marks: 400 – 450 words
30 marks: 300 – 330 words
20 marks: 200 – 220 words
15 marks: 150 – 170 words
10 marks: 100 – 110 words

Required writing speed 22 words/minute

60 MARKS:
50 words – Basic concept (explain)
50 words – Causes of origin (background)
300 words – Body (in detail)
150 words – Evaluation, Comparison, Contrast, Criticism, suggestion
50 words – Balanced Conclusion (Depending upon the demand of the Question)
600 WORDS + DIAGRAMS


40 MARKS:
40 words – Basic concept (explain)
20 words – Causes of origin (background)
200 words – Central theme (in detail)
100 words – Evaluation, Comparison, Contrast, Criticism, Suggestion
40 words – Balanced Conclusion
400 WORDS + DIAGRAMS


30 MARKS:
25 words – Basic concept (briefly)
25 words – Causes of origin (background)
150 words – Central theme (in detail)
75 words – Evaluation, Comparison, Contrast, Criticism, Suggestion
25 words – Balanced Conclusion
300 WORDS + DIAGRAMS


20 MARKS:
20 words – Basic concept (briefly)
100 words – Central theme (in detail)
60 words – Evaluation, Comparison, Contrast, Criticism, Suggestion
20 words – Balanced Conclusion
200 WORDS + DIAGRAMS

15 MARKS:
80 words – Central theme
50 words – Evaluation, Comparison, Contrast, Criticism, Suggestion
20 words – Balanced Conclusion
150 WORDS + DIAGRAMS


10 MARKS:
60 words – Central theme
30 words – Evaluation, Comparison, Contrast, Criticism, Suggestion
10 words – Balanced Conclusion
100 WORDS + DIAGRAM



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