I AS Mains is a written and descriptive exam. Given below is the overall IAS Mains Exam Analysis of 2018:
UPSC continued the trend of asking questions related to gender issues. It desires candidates with views about the burning socio-economic themes. Most of the essays were based on current affairs.
In GS Paper II, questions from Governance dominated the question paper. The exam was analyzed to be difficult than the last 3 years. It is advised to cover topic wise syllabus and balance preparation of current affairs with theoretical knowledge.
GS Paper III is generally easier than Paper II. The theme was simple but relevant for the post of an administrator.
GS Paper IV, practice of previous year sample papers will aid the preparation and help you score well. Also, this paper gives equal emphasis on analytical and factual themes.