Essay Paper for UPSC with (PDF) – [2019-2007]

Essay Paper For UPSC

In this article, I wanna walk you through Essay Paper For UPSC With PDF from the Year 2019 to 2007.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • The essay must be written in the medium authorized in the admission certificate which must be stated clearly on the cover of this question-cum-answer (QCA) booklet in the space provided
  • No marks will be given for answers written in the medium other than authorized one
  • Word limit, as specified, should be adhered to
  • Any page or portion of the page left blank, must be struck off clearly
  • Write two essays, choosing one topic from each of the following Sections A and B, in about 1000-1200 words each 125×2=250

Essay Paper – UPSC Mains Question Paper (2019)

SECTION – A

1. Wisdom finds truth.

2. Values are not what humanity is, but what humanity ought to be.

3. Best for an individual is not necessarily best for the society.

4. Courage to accept and dedication to improve are two keys to success.

SECTION – B

5. South-Asian societies are woven not around the state, but around their plural cultures and plural identities.

6. Neglect of primary health care and education in India are reasons for its backwardness.

7. Biased media is a real threat to Indian democracy.

8. Rise of Artificial Intelligence: the threat of jobless future or better job opportunities
through reskilling and upskilling.


Essay Paper – UPSC Mains Question Paper (2018)

SECTION – A

1. Alternative technologies for a climate change resilient India.

2. A good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.

3. Poverty anywhere is a threat to prosperity everywhere.

4. Management of Indian border disputes – a complex task.

SECTION – B

5. Customary morality cannot be a guide to modern life.

6. “The past’ is a permanent dimension of human consciousness and values.

7. A people that values its privileges above its principles loses both.

8. Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it.


Essay Paper – UPSC Mains Question Paper (2017)

SECTION – A

1. Farming has lost the ability to be a source of substance for majority of farmers in India

2. Impact of new economic measures on fiscal ties between the union and states in India

3. Destiny of a nation is shaped in its classrooms

4. Has the non alignment movement lost its relevance in a multi-polar world?

SECTION – B

5. Joy is simplest form of gratitude

6. Fulfillment of new woman in India is a myth.

7. We may brave human laws but can not resist natural laws

8. Social media is inherently a selfish medium


Essay Paper – UPSC Mains Question Paper (2016)

SECTION – A

1. If development is not engendered, it is engendered.

2. Need brings greed, if greed increases it spoils bread.

3. Water disputes between State in federal India.

4. Innovation is the key determinant of economic growth and social welfare.

SECTION – B

5. Cooperative federalism: Myth or reality.

6. Cyberspace and Internet: Blessing or curse to the human civilization in the long run.

7. Near jobless growth in India: An anomaly or an outcome of economic reforms.

8. Digital Economy: A leveller or a source of economic inequality.


Essay Paper – UPSC Mains Question Paper (2015)

SECTION – A

1. Lending hands to someone is better than giving a dole.

2. Quick but steady wins the race

3. Character of an institution is reflected in its leader.

4. Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make a man more clever devil.

SECTION – B

5. Technology cannot replace manpower.

6. Crisis faced in India – moral or economic.

7. Dreams which should not let India sleep.

8. Can capitalism bring inclusive growth?


Essay Paper – UPSC Mains Question Paper (2014)

SECTION – A

1. With greater power comes greater responsibility.

2. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth?

3. Are the standardized tests good measure of academic ability or progress?

4. Words are sharper than the two-edged sword.

SECTION – B

5. Was it the policy paralysis or the paralysis of implementation which slowed the growth of our country?

6. Is sting operation an invasion on privacy?

7. Fifty Golds in Olympics: Can this be a reality for India?

8. Tourism: Can this be the next big thing for India?


Essay Paper – UPSC Mains Question Paper (2013)

INSTRUCTIONS
Write an essay on any one of the following topics, in not more than 2500 words. (250 marks)

Q1. Be the change you want to see in others-Gandhi ji.

Q2. Is the Colonial mentality hindering India’s success?

Q3. GDP (Gross Domestic Product) along with GDP (Gross Domestic Product) would be righty indices for judging the well-being of a country.

Q4. Science and Technology are the panaceas for the growth and security of the nation.


Essay Paper – UPSC Mains Question Paper (2012)

INSTRUCTIONS
Write an essay in about 300 words on any one of the following:

  1. Indian women in international sports
  2. Cultivation of organic foods
  3. Foreign Direct Investment in retail – boon or bane?
  4. How effective are our systems and institutions in dealing with disasters?
  5. Food security – legislation and implementation

Essay Paper – UPSC Mains Question Paper (2011)

INSTRUCTIONS
Write an essay on any one of the following topics, in not more than 2500 words. (250 marks)

Q1. Creation of smaller states and the consequent administrative, economic and developmental implications.

Q2. Does Indian cinema shape our popular culture or merely reflect it?

Q3. Credit-based higher education system-status, opportunities, and challenges.

Q4. In the Indian context, both human intelligence and technical intelligence are crucial in combating terrorism.


Essay Paper – UPSC Mains Question Paper (2010)

Time Allowed: 3 hours
Maximum Marks: 200

Write an essay on any one of the following topics

Q1. Geography may remain the same; history need not.

Q2. Should amoratoriumbe imposed on all fresh mining in tribal areas of the country?

Q3. Preparedness of our society for India’s global leadership role.

Q4. From traditional Indian philanthropy to the Gates-Buffett model – a natural progression or a paradigm shift?


Essay Paper – UPSC Mains Question Paper (2009)

Time Allowed: 3 hours
Maximum Marks: 200

Write an essay on any one of the following topics

  1. Are our traditional handicrafts doomed to a slow death?
  2. Are we a ‘Soft ’ state ?
  3. “The focus of health care is increasingly getting skewed towards the ‘haves’ of our society”.
  4. “ Good Fences make good neighbors”
  5. ‘ Globlisation’ vs. ‘ Nationalism’

Essay Paper – UPSC Mains Question Paper (2008)

Time Allowed: 3 hours
Maximum Marks: 200

Write an essay on any one of the following topics

  1. Role of the media in good governance.
  2. Nation identity and patriotism.
  3. Special Economic Zones: Boon or Bane.
  4. Discipline means success anarchy means ruins.
  5. Urbanization and its hazards.
  6. Is an egalitarian society possible by educating the masses?

Essay Paper – UPSC Mains Question Paper (2007)

Time Allowed: 3 hours
Maximum Marks: 200

Write an essay on any one of the following topics

  1. Independent thinking should be encouraged right from the childhood.
  2. Evaluation of the Panchayati Raj System in India from the point of view of eradication of power to people.
  3. Attitude makes, habit makes character and character makes a man.
  4. Is Autonomy the best answer to combat balkanization?
  5. How has satellite television brought about cultural change in Indian mindsets?
  6. BPO boom in India.

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