Is the General Essay paper has been included to the disadvantage of a student with “pure” science background?
“It is included to check the competence of the student in drafting skills. The marks scored by the aspirants in the previous examination clearly indicates that it is not necessary to have flowery or bombastic language to score high. The General Essay is GENERAL as the name indicates. Good command over language and good writing skill are definitely assets, but need not be regarded as necessities. Clear and cogent expression is rewarded and even a student of pure science can score high. Hence none has an unfair advantage”