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Essay Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC

Last updated on September 15, 2023 by Alex Andrews George

Essay Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC

Also read:  Essay Paper UPSC 2023 (Mains) Question Paper and Analysis

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Tips for UPSC Essay Paper from ClearIAS.com

Do keep in mind the below-mentioned tips. Following these strategies can make a huge boost in your Essay Paper marks .

  • Try to write a few essays in full during your preparation, simulating the environment in the examination hall.
  • Familiarize yourself with previous essays asked by UPSC so that you will have a clear picture about the type and standard of questions to be expected.
  • UPSC/the examiner normally gives credit to new perspectives and fresh analysis.
  • Avoid verbosity and flowery language. Use a simple style instead.
  • You may use relevant quotes to reinforce your arguments. But never try to alter the quotes of great personalities.
  • A good handwriting is always an asset. If you handwriting is not legible, put some efforts in that area.
  • Make your statements precise. Avoid guesses.
  • The introductory paragraph should have clear indications about what you are going to write in the essay.
  • You may show your inferences in the concluding paragraph.

Also read:   ClearIAS launches Essay Writing Course for UPSC

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  • Useful Civil Services Books .
  • Civil Services Study Materials for Online Preparation .
  • IAS Question Papers .

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Make any one of the optional subject as your UG stream .it will help you in the preparation

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Go through the previous years question papers to find out what type of essay do UPSC ask

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How to write an Essay in IAS Exam

One of the biggest mistakes majority of IAS aspirants make during their mains exam preparation is not giving the required attention to their essay paper. You must know how to prepare for essay in UPSC Mains to score expected marks.

The essay paper is crucial. There are two compulsory essays to be written, both of which carry 125 marks each . If you are lagging behind in this section, it means you lose out on a big chunk of marks out of 250!

250 marks can literally make or break your chances at cracking your mains. Therefore, you must take your essay preparations seriously.

In this article, we will cover practical preparatory tips as well as an essay writing strategy that will help you score high in your paper.

The Right Way To Prepare For Your IAS Essay Paper

1. start with an example.

Surf the Internet for essays by toppers and experts. Read their write-ups and understand their approach on the topic. The more you read, the more knowledge you will gain as to what is expected by the UPSC.

2. Open the newspaper’s editorials

The Hindu has the best editorial page of any newspaper in the country. Make it a practice of spending much of your daily newspaper reading time on this section.

Mostly, essay questions are asked out of current affairs . Editorials are an apt gateway to the summation of the entire event, what went wrong, who’s who, and powerful insights into the topic on the whole.

3. Keep quotes handy

Every time you come across an impactful quote/phrase while reading your newspaper/magazine or even casually, make it a point to note it down. Phrases directly said by authorities on the issue at hand are more effective. Introduction with a good quote can make your essay quite interesting.

The opening and closing lines of the essay form the crux of it all. So, make sure you keep it interesting with quotes/phrases.

4. Practice essays on general topics

There are certain themes the UPSC sticks to. These include women, healthcare, development, internet, education, technology, etc.

During practice, you must try to include related data, quotes on the issue said by an authority figure, smart diagrams, case studies, initiatives of the government, etc.

5. Stick to reality and not theory

Agreed that essays are theoretical in nature, and some subjects are unfortunately way too theoretical for you to state realistic points. But a good essay is one, which highlights the topics in the sense of the present. You must avoid technical jargon as much as you could. Stick to current facts, data, and real-life examples.

It is good to give hypothetical examples, but nothing can beat the impact of a real situation that occurred.

For example,

In a topic like “Is gender Equality a myth or possible reality?”: –

Instead of repeatedly focusing on history of women in India, and theoretical paragraphs loaded with how bad a woman’s situation is, focus on data on disparity between male-female employment ratio, school enrollment rates, sex ratio, cases of female feticide, government policies for women’s development etc.

6. Include the crucial parameters

Irrespective of the topic, your essay is good only if it addresses the following parameters:

  • Environmental
  • International (if the topic demands)

Keep in mind to not get carried away by your passion for the topic. One-sided arguments and aggressive writing tone are detrimental to a good essay.

7. Mind the time

When you practice essay writing, keep an eye on the clock. Right from selecting the right topic, brainstorming the pointers in your head, framing the structure and penning it down, everything must be timed.

8. Seek out help from experts

You are definitely great at what you do, but nothing beats expert guidance! Take your written essays to be evaluated by an expert or someone you look up to as a mentor.

They will help identify and rectify your mistakes with effective feedback.

Let Us Quickly Understand The Best Strategy To Write A Great Essay:

1. It all starts with the right topic

Many candidates make the grave error of selecting an uncommon topic from the options, thinking that unconventionality will get them a higher score.

Do not make this mistake.

Irrespective of the topic, it’s the subject matter that gets the marks home. Select a topic you are confident about. Quickly brainstorm in your mind all the related quotes, data, facts, current issues, examples, government initiates, pros, cons, etc., you can draw on the topic.

If you feel you have enough information, pick that topic.

2. A strong structure is a must

It’s best to outline your essay around the PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE approach. Stick to the past least and more towards the present and future.

Your essay must necessarily have the following components:

  • Introduction
  • An interesting introduction can be a quote, a hypothetical relatable situation, or a real-life example. Avoid definitions as they’re too cliché. You introduction should clearly hint at what you will be covering in your essay.
  • In well-linked, clearly worded, simple sentences analyze your topic.
  • In case of debatable topics, discuss both sides.
  • For others, keep it straightforward. And less story-like
  • Present multiple arguments; examine both sides of an argument
  • Give related examples
  • Summarize your topic and present your concluding stand. Always end your essay on a visionary note.

I hope this answers all your questions on How to Prepare for Essay in UPSC.

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The UPSC essay paper is one of the important papers of the civil services mains exam. Furthermore, the marks obtained in the UPSC essay paper 2022 will be counted for merit ranking. Thus, it is essential to give priority to essay papers in preparation.

In broader terms, candidates are required to write two essays, pick one IAS essay topics from each of sections A and B and write in about 1000-1200 words each. Moreover, each UPSC essay paper carries 125 marks, making a maximum of 250 marks.

Thus, the candidates should adhere to the best books, and strategies, and solve the previous year’s UPSC essay paper with answers to prepare well for this section.

In this article, we have shared complete details on the Essay 1 exam paper for the candidates aspiring for the upcoming UPSC IAS exam.

UPSC Essay Topics-Overview

  • As per the UPSC notification , the essay paper is one of the nine subjects in the IAS main exam. Thus, the candidates are required to write essays on multiple topics.
  • Hence, it is advised to stay updated with the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in proper order and write concisely.
  • Moreover, credit is usually given for effective and exact expression. The maximum mark for essay questions UPSC is 250 and the exam duration is 3 hours.

UPSC Essay Previous Year Papers

Candidates should solve past UPSC essay paper with answers to strengthen their preparation. This will improve their writing skills and also help them to understand essay UPSC topics asked in the exam over years.

Hence, we have shared below the official UPSC essay previous paper PDF link for ease of the aspirants.

How to Prepare for UPSC Essay Topics in IAS 2023 Exam?

While preparing for the IAS mains exam, candidates devote their maximum time to studying general studies and optional subjects. However, they should give equal importance to the UPSC essay paper .

Let’s look at the best preparation tips to excel in the Essay 1 exam paper .

  • Inculcate the habit of reading newspaper editorials on a daily basis. It is also observed that many times essay questions are based on current affairs.
  • Next, jot down relevant quotes from the newspaper/books and use them when writing an essay.
  • Practice writing on the IAS essay topics related to health, women, education, science, internet, technology, etc to improve your vocabulary and overall writing skills.
  • Select the essay topic wisely. Candidates should go through all the topics carefully and pick the topic they are familiar with.
  • Candidates should also ensure that their essay includes an introduction, body, basic theme, and conclusion.
  • Lastly, ask for feedback on the essay from the mentors, seniors, or teachers. This will help them to discover their weak points and allow them to focus more on improving the same for better results.

Best Books for UPSC Essay Paper

Along with the best preparation strategy, candidates should pick the most reliable Books for UPSC and study material for the essay paper. Let’s look at the expert-recommended books for essay preparation shared below:

Check the latest CSAT books for UPSC.

Q1. How to write an essay for IAS exam?

Ans. Candidates must prepare an outline first before writing the essay. This will also help them to prepare an introduction/conclusion, ideas, quotes, etc that can be used to write a good essay for the IAS exam.

Q2. What comes in essay paper of UPSC?

Ans. The UPSC essay paper is one of the nine subjects in the IAS main exam. Moreover, candidates need to write two essays with a word limit of 1000–1200 for each paper. Each essay paper carries 125 marks, making a maximum of 250 marks.

Q3. Which type of essay comes in IAS exam?

Ans. There are four types of essays in the IAS mains exam including narrative essay, descriptive essay, informative essay, and persuasive essay.

Q4. Is handwriting important for IAS?

Ans. Candidates will not get extra marks for good handwriting in the essay paper because the quality of the answer matters. However, bad handwriting can definitely decrease the chances of scoring high marks on the paper.

Q5. How can I improve my UPSC essay?

Ans. To improve the UPSC essay preparation , one should keep their outline consistent, avoid using too many jargon/technical terms, and practice essay writing to strengthen the preparation.

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How To Write A Good Essay In UPSC Mains Exam?

December 14, 2023 by Sandeep

Essays are a part of school and college syllabi and an integral part of tough competitive examinations like UPSC. The main idea behind asking for essays in examinations is to test the writing ability of students in terms of expression, communicating ideas and the in-depth knowledge they possess regarding a particular subject.

Essays could be general essays, topical essays, technical essays, subject essays, and many more. A variety of essay topics can be researched on the net to get input for writing on a particular topic.

In the UPSC exam , the essay paper is covered in the mains examination. Those candidates who have successfully cleared the prelims exam have to attempt an essay question in the mains compulsorily.

Candidates are required to write an elaborate essay, as long as 1500 to 2000 words. Candidates have to choose one topic from a list of 5 to 6 topics according to their knowledge and interest in the topic.

1. Selecting Most Appropriate Topic

Candidates have to be choosy while selecting the topic to write on. Choosing the right topic in itself is a big task. It will pave the way for you to show your writing ability and much more to the examiner.

Topics must be chosen not based on their popularity but on the candidate’s ability to write a good, elaborate essay that will essentially fetch him higher marks in the exam. The idea is not to impress the examiner but to express your ideas and content in a fruitful manner.

2. Listing Key Points on the Topic

When you start with an essay, it’s good to spend the first five minutes trying to familiarize yourself with whatever you know about the chosen topic.

Try to question yourself and analyze the depth of knowledge you have in the chosen topic. When you write down whatever you know, you will get better clarity of ideas and realise how creatively you can write your content in the essay.

3. Organizing Content of Essay

Now you have listed all relevant points related to your essay. The most important and crucial step is to organise and reorganize them in the most suitable fashion. Try to segregate your essay into a crisp and concise introduction. Explain the theme or the core of your essay in the body of the essay. Conclude your essay on a positive note and leave room for further thinking.

It is always good to write your essay in medium length paragraphs. Neither too big nor too small. Arrange your ideas accordingly. You could use headings and subheadings for better presentation. Highlight topics that you think are very important from the subject point of view.

4. Presenting Important Facts

We have come across different types of essays. Some essays may be generic and may not have strong facts and figures attached to them. Nevertheless, it’s necessary to quote at least a bit of fact and figures and not make your essay appear like a full length story.

This aspect is purely from the examination point of view. It shows the examiner that you are well versed with the topic and are well aware of relevant information.

5. Working Around the Central Theme of Essay

Many candidates in the examination tend to make mistakes when writing an essay. They start with the central theme; put a focus on the subject initially. Later, when they start naming more sub-headings for their essay, they go astray and away from the central theme.

This makes a greater part of the essay unnecessary and unwanted. You have to compulsorily make sure that the essay is sewed around the central subject only. Whatever you write should have a connection with the core subject matter. Leaving that aside and bringing in more points from a mere subheading will give a negative impression to the examiner.

6. Neutrally Expressing Your Views

An essay essentially tests a candidate on many grounds. The ability of a student to express his ideas, state his opinions, display his communication skills, reflect his thoughts and organised thinking, etc. So, mainly, we are writing to enhance our writing skills and not to display any emotions whatsoever. Whatever we write, we have to be sensitive and neutral towards the content in our writing.

At any point of time, there shouldn’t be a place in the essay where somebody or some community or group’s sentiments got hurt with our writing. We have to take care to be open minded and write in a neutral fashion as much as possible. Personal opinions and personal comments should strictly not be portrayed in essays.

7. Writing Content That Should Be Reachable to an Audience

Speaking is different from writing. When you speak, you include your body language along with your speech that will make your communication more effective. When you write, it’s only your words and your writing style that will matter the most. Be careful with the words you choose.

If it’s a technical essay, then care should be taken to include more technically relevant words and less of generic words. Displaying more affinity towards the content and quality of writing will yield a positive impression for your writing. Remember, writing is an art. The mere writing of words and putting them together as on a string will not do much good.

All ingredients necessary for a good essay should be worked into it, and the design and art of creating a good essay must be reflected in our writing. The content that you write for the core theme carries the maximum marks. Apart from that, an effective expression of ideas and the quality of your writing will decide your final marks in the essay paper.

8. Effective Communication of Ideas

When you write, you should be able to express it clearly. Writing essays shouldn’t confuse the reader pr make them ambiguous about your content. A reader should be able to relate to your writing and also in a position to understand what you have written.

Using very complex language containing difficult and complicated words to add to the beauty of the essay will only reduce the essay score. Use simple and straight forward language that can be understood by a common man.

You must keep in mind that the level of proficiency in the English language varies from person to person. Hence, no matter your level of proficiency in the language, you should always make your essay more reader-friendly.

9. Including the Latest Developments Relevant to Essay Topic

If you are aware of any latest developments concerning the essay topic, include that in your essay as well. These are essential and critical areas where one can score well.

You should customise your essay according to the topic and write any necessary information relevant to the subject without fail. Topics on general awareness and current affairs will have more such updates from the latest trends, and it’s wise not to leave them out without putting across a mention.

10. Attention to Punctuation Marks & Usage of Good Grammar

Placing appropriate punctuation marks in the right places is necessary. Even a small mistake in the usage of punctuation marks could mislead the reader. The whole meaning of a sentence could change due to the wrong usage of punctuation marks. There would be conflict in the essay due to this. What you are trying to express could become a different point by reading with misplaced punctuation.

Usage the most appropriate grammar in the essay. Using correct tenses of the words, count of words and paying attention to the sentence formation is going to make all the difference. Different and confusing grammar could lead to misinterpretation of writing.

11. Avoiding Spelling Mistakes

This is a common error made by candidates. Writing correct spellings is a must. You don’t have a choice here. If you aren’t thorough with the spelling of a particular word, omit that word itself. Use another word that will sound like a good replacement for that word.

If in case you have happened to miswrite a word with a spelling mistake, just put a scratch across the word and immediately write the correct word next to it. Owning a standard dictionary for reference will create wonders with your vocabulary. Work on it.

Revise your essay as many times as possible. Give importance to writing a clean essay with good and legible handwriting. Use a pen that will write clearly without blotting ink on the writing place. Phrase your essay and make it appear friendly from an examination point of view.

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How to write an Effective Essay in IAS Exam?

Novelist Stephen King put it beautifully when he said, “I write to find out what I think.”

This is the basic premise of having an essay paper worth 250 marks, equivalent to a GS paper . While GS papers are designed to test your knowledge of various subject matters, Essay papers in UPSC contrast to same tests the thought process of an individual. Since writing is a window to your thought process, what you write on paper is directly related to what you think, how you formulates your view point, how you articulate and substantiate.

Its a measured tool to get a deep insight into the thought process. The interlinked chain of thoughts when portrayed through words on paper gives an introduction about the individual. This has been used for judgement of personality in various competitive examinations since an individual character is made up of his thoughts. It also gives a good picture about the clarity of thoughts & comprehensive skills possessed by a person.

Despite Essay paper being equivalent to a GS paper, it often does not get the attention it deserves from the aspirants. Beginners think they will produce a masterpiece in the exam hall itself, while experienced aspirants believe that since they had already studied a lot for GS, so need not do something special for essay and they will be able to write a good essay in exam.

Both strategies are bound to fail. Essay papers in UPSC exam demands serious efforts to be able to score well. Numerous essay practices are required before the exam. Several important topics often repeated in exam need to be prepared beforehand with rough essay drafts along with collection of useful quotes and preparation of notes.

UPSC view point about the Essay Paper

“ Candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay, to arrange their ideas in an orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.”

It needs to be understood here clearly that Essay papers in UPSC exam is quite different from GS. Since in GS, marks will be given for the quality of content. But in essay, apart from the content, other aspects such as language, coherence, structure of essay, organization and arrangement of ideas would be given due attention while awarding marks. Make it very clear that essay is not about the content.

A topic is given, you have to give a holistic and multidimensional analysis of the topic backed by rationale arguments. E.g. If you write an essay paper on a topic “Social media is a double-edged sword”. In this, you are expected to present both the pros and cons of social media. You may talk about how social media is leveraged during disaster relief, getting information, for employment related opportunities and so on. But also highlight the challenges posed such as spread of rumours leading to social tensions, violence, mass exodus, spread of hatred etc.

Then you may conclude suggesting ways to enhance the effectiveness of social media while curbing its negative use. Thus, essay paper written has to be balanced, multidimensional, futuristic with coherence of ideas, clear expression, good language, without spelling errors.

Content of the Essay

Primarily essay can be considered to be an elongation of any typical GS answer with an introduction, body content and the conclusion. An essay should also have these three aspects to be comprehensive and a well-structured one. Writing an essay paper is like spinning the web from a thread. Depending on the topic, you can choose among the following options that fits best.

  • Temporal : Past, present and future
  • Standard : Social, Political, Economical, Historical, Cultural, International, Environmental, Security, Geographical, Scientific
  • Sectoral : Business, sports, religions, media, administration, infrastructure, education, health etc
  • Walks of Life : Individual, Family, Professional workplace, Society, Community, state, national, global
  • Problem & Solutions : Concept (historical evolution and current status), benefits, Causes of problems, solutions

Example: For a topic like “With greater power comes greater responsibility” I find both ‘Standard’ & ‘Walks of Life’ method an apt way to develop your narrative. In standard method, you can describe about different aspects (social, political, economical etc) one by one giving examples how those in power (economic, decision making, technological, control over army) needs to undertake more responsibility. Applying ‘walks of life’ method, you can discuss about power bringing responsibility at the level of family(parents), district(DM), community, state, nation, world(United Nations) etc.

Subheadings and Rough Drafts

Generally, I have seen candidates being averse to using sub headings in the essay. Frankly speaking, there is no standard approach to writing an essay. Neither UPSC issues any such guidelines. But I believe that, using sub headings can provide an orientation to your essay giving a direction to examiner about what may follow in following paragraphs. This helps in producing a well-structured essay.

Also, it ensures that you don’t deviate from the topic as you would try to restrict your writing to the sub heading used. And it’s a common problem with aspirants in writing an essay paper that they end up writing what does not serve the purpose of topic.

We can be a little innovative in our subheadings. Instead of bland subheadings such as ‘Benefits of Artificial Intelligence’ we can use “Artificial Intelligence: Promise or Peril?” Instead of writing ‘Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media’, you may write “Social Media: A Double-Edged Sword”. You may prepare rough drafts for several essay topics (asked in previous years) and may modify the structure as per the demand of the question for using it to write different essays.

Maintaining coherence in the Essay : Transition from one para to the next

The coherence in the essay should be akin to the flow of a river. The river deviating from its path ends us causing havoc. Similarly, UPSC essay paper without the proper flow is bad in taste. The reader must not feel disconnected while moving to next para. Any abrupt change of para breaks the flow of essay and makes it an unorganized one.

Essay should be having such coherence that if one starts reading then should be tempted to stop only when finished. This depends on the transition across the para, how smooth they are, and how one is connected to the next.

This can be done in several ways.

Through a link sentence at the end of a para :

At the end of a para, write a sentence that signals the examiner what’s coming next. For example, let’s say you have written a para about the challenges posed by Climate change. At the end, write a link sentence – ‘ Climate change poses a severe challenge not just economically, but also socially’ . And in the next para, write about the social issues caused by climate change.

Through a question :

Instead of a link sentence, a question may be raised at the end of para to carry examiner’s attention to the next para. Taking the similar example from above, the question may be raised like – Thus we have examined the economic impact of climate change, but what about the challenges posed by climate change to our society? And in next para, you can write about the social consequences of climate change.

Signalling the shift at the start of next paragraph :

Here you can add simply a word or two at the beginning of a para that signals a shift in your subtopic. For example, in an essay on climate change, let’s say you have written a para about the political impact of climate change. You can start the next para with something like – “Ethically too, climate change has turned out to be a reflection of the degeneration of morality across the world”. This way examiner knows that following para addresses ethical aspects of climate change.

A good Introduction: First impression is the last impression

An essay must start in an impressive way. The introduction should have that touch of humanity and warmth so as to catch the attention of the examiner. It should set the ball rolling for the reader so as make him get lost in the depth of the writing. If the reader can finish reading the essay paper without much of a pause, then examiner would be tempted to award a good score.

Introduction may start in various ways. It may begin with a fictitious incident or story , here you may introduce a character too. But make sure that, you conclude the essay with mention of the character. You may also start with a real-life anecdote, a quote, or any conversation. You may also start by raising few questions emphasizing the essence of the topic of the essay. Bottom line is that, you should start on a good note which provides a good take off to your essay. Because anyway, well begun is half the job done. 

Role of Language and Expression

Essay language should be simple and clear with less of the jargon. Complex terms should be avoided, even if used then should be defined. The whole purpose of writing an essay is to test the clarity of thoughts rather the power of vocabulary. Try not to show-off your linguistic skills but focus on the coherence and structure of the essay. Essay language should be such that even a layman would be able to understand what the writer has to convey. That reflects clear thinking, which leads to clear writing. That is what any reader looks for.

Sentences should be short but powerful. Long sentence not only makes it difficult to read & understand but also makes the reader lose interest in the essay. By the time reader may finish reading it, he will lose his breath and the point of the sentence. So, if you run out of your breath while reading a sentence, then probably you will have to break it into two. Also, don’t stretch the sentences by using excessive conjunctions, as that provides a bad sentence sprawl. 

Does Vocabulary matter?

There is no need to memorize tough words for writing a good essay. Because even if you memorize they may not stick to your brain unless those words are used frequently. So instead of memorizing words, you should expand your reading base. The more you read newspaper, you will develop a sound vocabulary which may be sufficient enough to write a good essay. Building vocabulary is a slow process, but with consistency, anyone can develop the skills of using an expansive set of words. That would make one a better and a fluent writer. Because words are the lifeline of expression and essay is about expressing yourself.

Apart from newspapers, you should read non-fiction to enhance vocabulary. When you come across unknown words or a good phrase, then note it down, find the meaning and understand the context in which it was used. This will build a long-term memory. Keep working on improving your vocabulary, that will help you enormously for mains.

How to Write a Good Answer in IAS Mains

How and From where to prepare for Essay?

You need not do any special preparation to build your content for essay in UPSC exam , as whatever you read for GS will become the backbone of content to be used in essay. But few other sources may also help:

Reading specific magazines: Certain topics may be prepared from some specific issues of Yojana/EPW/Kurukshetra/Economic Survey etc. For an essay on Rural development or agriculture, you can go through specific issues of these magazines for latest updates and various government schemes in that sector.

Reading Non Fiction: This is something you can try to improve your vocabulary, articulation, writing introduction and to expand knowledge base. It also helps the reader develop a matured thought process. You can also pick arguments directly from the book to substantiate your view points in the essay. Apart from UPSC Exam preparation , you should develop some hobby too. And if you select ‘Reading Non-Fiction’ as one, then it will definitely pay you rich dividends in the long run.

Collect Quotes, anecdotes, stories: You may start your essay with an anecdote or a story, which has the essay topic as its underlying theme. Some quotes by eminent persons may be used to conclude the essay. So, if you find something worth in newspapers or books to be used in essay, note it down.

Mistakes to be avoided in an Essay Paper

  • Be assured that you don’t excessively focus on one aspect or one dimension. Essay must be multidimensional, covering various aspects possible (social, economical, political etc). That will do justice with the subject matter of the essay.
  • While writing the essay paper, it is easy to get distracted and write something which we feel very passionate about. Given the freedom while writing essay, it’s easy to get carried away. Always write what is asked, what is relevant and what addresses the core demand of the essay topic. There is no credit for beating around the bush in an essay, better write the point clearly and explicitly.
  • While selecting the topics, you should not be emotionally attached with any particular one. For example, if you find a topic related to optional subject and then you select it without considering anything else. Don’t let that happen. You should be excessively sure that you understand each words in the topic and the essence of it.

Sometimes, topics are not very clear and different interpretations are possible. It would be wise to select any other topic than to fish in troubled waters. If you are not very comfortable writing philosophical topics, then avoid them. Don’t fall for them just because they sound interesting and intellectually provoking.

  • While taking stands, avoid extreme or highly unpopular viewpoints. You have the freedom to express yourself but be aware about the platform you are sharing your opinions. Can you afford to take a chance in an exam for which you have prepared for years? For example, in an essay on climate change, in body content you can criticize development heavily for its contribution to climate change. But can you altogether stop developmental activities? Its better to strike a fine balance between two in pursuit of a sustainable development.
  • Never go against the question raised in the topic. Let’s say, topic is, “Since men have failed the world, let women take over”. Now don’t just keep justifying how men have not failed the world but have done better than women. Instead you present both the failures and success of men so far; and argue in favour of women that they too deserve the opportunity to make this world a better place to live.
  • There are two essays to write in UPSC exam and both carry equal marks so focus on time management. Provide equal time to both essays so that you can do justice to both essay topics.
  • Your handwriting should be such that an old man should be able to read it without much difficulty. Make it as legible as possible. Maintain uniform gaps between words and sentences. Don’t try to make it too fancy by using different colored pens. Time may not permit that. Keep it simple and clean.
  • When you stuff your essay with so many quotes, it tends to lose its effect on the reader. To some examiners, it comes off as a lazy ploy to reduce your explanations for your talk points. In that case, most graders will not hesitate to give you a low score for making this mistake. So, don’t use more than a couple of quotes.

Concluding the Essay

The essay ends up in a state of distaste if you don’t finish it well. It is like you have played well for most part of the cricket match but failed to finish the game in dyeing overs. A good conclusion gives a finishing touch to your essay. It leaves a good impression on the examiner. Once he feels having read something worthwhile, he would be generous in awarding score.

Conclusion should be on an optimistic and futuristic note. It should give some food for thought in mind of the reader. You should summarize the complete essay in few sentences, after which you can write your vision for future. You should use powerful words, lofty expressions, rhetoric, constitutional ideals, quotes by eminent persons, phrases from powerful speeches, mission of government schemes (Sabka Sath sabka Vikas) to conclude the essay on a stronger note. Just make sure your conclusion takes your essay forward on a visionary note. The reader should feel a fire ignited within after having finished the essay.

To sum it up, essay paper in UPSC exam can really make or break your entire progress in this exam journey. Please don’t ever take it casually, its way far too significant than you may realize it to be now. So, devote quality time to prepare it well. Before exam, practice writing minimum 7-8 essay papers in a time bound manner from previous year questions.

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Complete Guide to IAS Mains Exam Pattern

IAS Mains Exam Pattern

Vajirao IAS Academy, the best IAS Coaching Institute in Delhi brings you this comprehensive guide to the IAS Mains Exam Pattern, a must-read for all aspiring Civil Service Officers! This guide aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the exam’s structure and syllabus so that students can adequately prepare themselves for success. It covers topics such as the pattern of the exam, marking schemes, question paper format and tips on how to manage time during the exam.

The IAS Mains Exam is the final step in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) selection process. It is a highly competitive exam with aspirants from all over India applying for it every year. Preparing for this exam requires an in-depth understanding of the IAS Mains Exam Pattern . This guide will provide students with a comprehensive overview of the exam pattern, including details on subject paper types, question types, marking schemes and time management strategies.

IAS Mains Exam

The IAS Mains Exam is a crucial step for candidates aspiring to become civil servants in India. The exam consists of nine papers, and it is conducted over five days. The first two papers are language papers, which test the candidate’s proficiency in English and an Indian language of their choice. The next four papers are general studies papers, which cover topics such as Indian polity, history, geography, international relations, economics and social issues.

The last three papers are optional subjects chosen by the candidate from a list of disciplines that includes literature, anthropology, law, mathematics and engineering among others. Each paper is of 250 marks with a total weightage of 1750 marks. Additionally, there is also one compulsory essay paper worth 250 marks.

To succeed in this exam pattern candidates should be well-versed with current affairs and have knowledge about India’s history & culture. They must also possess analytical skills to understand complex issues related to society and governance in India which can be acquired through the guidance of the best civil services coaching institutes in Delhi . Proper time management during the examination will play a key role for candidates to score high in each paper as well as overall performance which will determine their position in the final merit list for selection into the civil services cadre.

Exam Structure: Overview

The IAS Mains Exam consists of nine papers in total, with two qualifying papers and seven merit-based papers. The first paper is the language paper which tests the candidate’s proficiency in their chosen Indian language or English. In the second qualifying paper, candidates are tested on their English writing skills, including comprehension and précis writing.

The seven merit-based papers include four General Studies papers, one essay paper, and two optional subject papers. The General Studies Papers cover topics such as Indian Heritage and Culture, Governance issues, International Relations, Ethics and Aptitude. The essay paper requires candidates to write two essays on given topics in three hours.

The optional subject papers test a candidate’s knowledge in a specialized area of study related to their academic background or interests. Candidates must choose two subjects from a list of 48 options provided by UPSC. Each optional subject has two papers for a total of four optional subject papers in total that candidates must complete in the IAS Mains Exam.

Paper Pattern: Descriptive Type

Descriptive Type is an essential aspect of the IAS Mains Exam. The exam consists of nine papers, out of which seven are descriptive in nature. The two objective-type papers are General Studies Paper I and II.

The descriptive type papers assess the candidate’s writing ability, analytical skills, and knowledge on various topics. Each paper carries 250 marks and has a duration of three hours. The seven papers include Essay Writing, English Comprehension & Language, Indian Language Paper (Hindi/Regional), General Studies-I to IV, and Optional Paper-I and II.

To score well in descriptive-type papers, candidates must have strong writing skills as they need to express their thoughts coherently within a given time frame. Also, extensive reading is required for each topic covered in the syllabus to ensure that one can answer questions comprehensively.

Aspirants who wish to qualify for the coveted IAS position must pay attention to all aspects of the exam pattern including the Paper Pattern: Descriptive Type. Consistent practice and careful preparation of each paper’s syllabus content will help them excel in their exams.

Subjects Included: List of Topics

The IAS Mains Exam is an important exam for those aspiring to become civil servants in India. The exam pattern comprises of nine papers that test the candidates’ knowledge and aptitude in various subjects. Here is a list of topics that are included in the IAS Mains Exam:

  • General Studies Paper-I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society.
  • General Studies Paper-II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations.
  • General Studies Paper-III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio-Diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.
  • General Studies Paper-IV: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude.
  • Essay Writing
  • English Language
  • Hindi Language
  • Optional Subject Paper-I
  • Optional Subject Paper-II

Marking Scheme: Weightage Breakdown

The IAS Mains exam is one of the most prestigious competitive exams in India. The exam consists of nine papers, which are divided into two categories: compulsory and optional. Each paper has a different weightage, ranging from 100 to 250 marks. To clear the IAS Mains exam, it’s essential to understand the marking scheme and weightage breakdown.

The first paper in the IAS Mains exam is an essay paper that carries 250 marks. The next two papers consist of General Studies-I and General Studies-II with a weightage of 250 marks each. Thereafter, there are four optional papers carrying a total of 1000 marks (in case you choose only one subject). Finally, there are two language papers carrying a total of 300 marks (one qualifying and one compulsory Indian language).

It’s crucial to understand how much importance should be given to each paper while preparing for the IAS Mains exam. Based on the weightage breakdown mentioned above, candidates can plan their preparation strategy accordingly to score well in each section and increase their overall score in the IAS Mains examination.

Time Management: Tips & Strategies

Effective time management is crucial when it comes to preparing for the IAS Mains Exam. With numerous subjects and topics to cover, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and fall behind schedule. The first step in managing your time is creating a study plan that includes all the subjects you need to prepare for. This way, you can allocate sufficient time for each subject, depending on its weightage.

One of the most effective strategies for managing your time during exam preparation is breaking down large tasks into small, achievable goals. For instance, instead of trying to cover an entire subject in one day, set a goal to complete two or three chapters within a specific timeframe. This will help you stay motivated and focused while making steady progress towards completing your study plan.

Lastly, don’t forget about taking breaks! While it may seem counterintuitive when trying to manage your time effectively, taking regular breaks actually helps improve productivity and focus. Use this time to relax or engage in other activities that bring you joy outside of studying – just be sure not to let them distract you from achieving your goals!

Preparation Tips: Maximizing Score

To maximize your score in the IAS Mains exam, it is important to start preparing well in advance with the best UPSC Coaching Centers in Delhi . Firstly, make sure you are familiar with the exam pattern and syllabus. This will help you understand the type of questions asked and prepare accordingly. Secondly, create a study schedule that allows you to cover all topics thoroughly. Make sure to allot sufficient time for examinations and practice tests.

In addition, it is also helpful to read current affairs regularly as they form an important part of the exam. You can subscribe to newspapers or online news portals for this purpose. Practice writing essays and answer writing on a regular basis as this will improve your speed and accuracy during the actual exam.

Overall, staying consistent with your preparation and focusing on understanding concepts rather than just memorizing them can go a long way in helping you maximize your score in the IAS Mains exam.

Summary: Final Remarks

The IAS Mains Exam Pattern is a comprehensive and challenging test that requires diligent preparation and focus. The exam consists of nine papers in total, with seven being compulsory and two as optional subjects. It is essential to note that the exam has undergone several changes over time, including the introduction of new topics and adjustments to the marking scheme.

To excel in this exam, candidates must develop a well-structured study plan with the guidance of the best IAS Coaching in Delhi that covers all areas of the syllabus thoroughly. They should also practice writing skills regularly since paper evaluation heavily relies on presentation, clarity of thought, and coherence. Additionally, candidates should familiarize themselves with previous year question papers to get an idea of the type of questions asked.

In summary, success in IAS Mains Exam requires hard work, dedication, and persistence. By following these guidelines effectively and efficiently utilizing available resources such as coaching centers or online tutorials can make all the difference when it comes to cracking one of India’s most prestigious exams.

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UPSC IAS essay exam topics play a vital role in UPSC IAS exam. UPSC IAS mains paper carries 250 marks and aspirants are asked to write at least 2 essays between 1000 to 1200 words in 3 hours. Aspirants need to analyse UPSC essays from last year's question papers to get an idea about UPSC CSE Essay topics. Practising IAS topics from previous years' papers assists candidates to clear the UPSC IAS exam 2024 easily. Candidates are required to read daily newspapers to get a clear idea about UPSC IAS essay 2024 exam topics.

UPSC IAS Essay Topics 2024

UPSC CSE essay paper is one of the 9 papers of the UPSC IAS mains examination. The IAS essay paper analysis is the perspective of aspirants on economic, social and political issues. UPSC usually takes IAS essay questions either from Current Affairs or affecting present society to a large extent. A few of the engaging UPSC CSE 2024 essay questions can be asked from the UPSC 2024 IAS exam.

Social Media

Surveillance/Privacy

Urbanisation

Globalisation

Bureaucracy

Water Security

Media Tourism

Constitution

Food Hunger/Poverty/Security

Human Resources - Employment

Development

Higher Education/Education/Foreign University in Higher Education

UPSC CSE Essay Questions - Previous Years

Aspirants must be aware of the latest trends of the IAS exam pattern 2024 for mains. Candidates will come to know about the types of IAS essay topics asked and important recent essay questions. The UPSC CSE essay topics asked in the IAS Mains exam in previous years are detailed below.

UPSC IAS Essay Topic 2023

Thinking is like a game, it does not begin unless there is an opposite team.

Visionary decision-making happens at the intersection of intuition and logic.

Not all who wander are lost.

Inspiration for creativity springs from the effort to look for the magical in the mundane.

Girls are weighed down by restrictions, boys with demands - two equally harmful disciplines.

Mathematics is the music of reason

A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

Previous year

Poets are the harmony of the world.

Forests can be the main area of discussion for economic excellence.

History of battle between scientific man and romantic man.

Ship in the Harbour is secured but not for that case.

When the sun shines, the roof needs repair.

Move twice on the same river.

A smile is a solution to all problems.

Topic-Wise UPSC IAS Essay Questions

Every year, the Union Public Service Commission tends to give two or more essays from one of the 9 subjects in the UPSC CSE 2024 exam. To write about these IAS essay questions, candidates must go through reference books on these subjects to get a clear picture of the CSE Essay topics.

1. Environment/Urbanization

Protection of Ecology and Environment

Urbanisation and its side-effects

Must a moratorium be imposed on all fresh mining in the tribal areas?

Brave human laws can’t resist natural laws.

2. Economic Sectors/MNCs

Multinational Corporations

BPO boom in India.

Special Economic zone - boon or bane?

Globalisation would finish small sectors.

Are traditional handcrafts finishing up slowly?

The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model of development is more than a boon in the Indian Context.

Tourism can be the next big thing for India.

3. Education

Restructuring of the Indian Education System

Irrelevance of the classroom

Privatisation of Higher Education in India

Modern technological education and human values

What is real education?

The new emerging women's power

Greater political power will not wash out women’s plight

The woman is God’s best creation

Challenges and Prospects of Women's Empowerment

Empowerment cannot help our women

Whether women’s emancipation

If women ruled the world

The hand that rocks the cradle

Women’s reservation bill

Managing Work and Home

If development is not engendered, it is endangered.

The fulfilment of a ‘new woman’ in India is a myth.

5. Character

Attitude makes habit, habit makes character and character makes a man.

Discipline means success, anarchy means ruin.

The character of an Institution is reflected in its leader.

Need brings greed, if greed increases it spoils breed.

Joy is the easiest form of Gratitude.

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

A people that values its privileges above its principles loses both

Custom morality can be a path to modern life.

6. Globalisation

Modernisation and Westernisation are not similar concepts.

The implication of globalisation in India.

The world of the 21st century.

Nationalism vs Globalization.

Globalisation and its effect on Indian culture.

The masks of new imperialism

My vision of the ideal world order.

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

7. Science and Technology

The modern doctor and its patients.

Value-based education and science

Spirituality and scientific temper

The lure of space.

The march of Science and erosion of human values.

Science and Mysticism

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

Technology cannot replace manpower.

Alternative technology for a climate change resilient India.

8. International Organizations/Relations

Significance of Indo-US nuclear agreement.

Good fences make good neighbours.

Restructuring of UNO reflects present realities.

Has the Non-Alignment Movement lost its relevance in the multipolar world?

9. Security

Tourism and World Peace

Are we in a ‘soft’ state?

Both human intelligence and technical intelligence are important in combating terrorism.

10. Internet/IT

The cyberworld: its charm and challenges.

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

Social media is inherently is selfish medium

A rapid increase in computerization would lead to the creation of a dehumanised society.

11. Media & Society

Misinterpretation and misuse of freedom in India.

Mass Media and Cultural Invasion.

Responsibility of media in a democracy.

How has satellite television brought about cultural change in Indian mindsets?

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

Is string operation an invasion of privacy?

How to Bring a Good Score on UPSC IAS Essay Topics?

Writing is a way to improve your thought process. It should be exactly what the examiner needs while accessing your written UPSC essay answer scripts. An essay is a well-structured collection of thoughts on any specific topic. The art to score high on the UPSC IAS mains paper 1 requires immense practice and perseverance. The UPSC Essay is never merely a test of factual knowledge but a test of creativity and spirit. To score good marks in UPSC CSE essay questions, follow the steps given below.

1. Choose IAS Essay Topics Carefully

The UPSC IAS Essay paper comprises two sections and candidates need to write one essay from each of the two given sections. Both UPSC essays are of 125 marks each of 1000-1200 words. Before choosing a UPSC essay topic, think over the topic whether it is controversial or you have enough data to write it.

2. Ponder the topic

While selecting the UPSC IAS essay question, think over the topic and select the main keywords that you are going to use during writing the essay. Implement a multi-dimensional approach to it and try to curate a good structure intro body and conclusion.

3. Curate Well

The introduction paragraph is the heart of the UPSC CSE essay topics and must have a concise and clear thought about the topic. The basic theme should be to talk about your views on the topic. The main body of the UPSC Essay should be divided into small paragraphs but must be well interlinked. The UPSC essay topic language should be lucid, convenient and easy to understand. The essay must evaluate your critical thinking ability rather than using decorative words. If needed, candidates must use data and facts. The usage of sayings and quotes adds weight to the UPSC Essay questions. The conclusion paragraph must be seen as self-explanatory. Candidates must have a balanced approach to UPSC IAS essay questions.

4. Go through ABC of Essay Writing

The ABC of UPSC essay writing must stand for appropriateness, brevity and consistency of UPSC essay topics. Following this rule will assist candidates while writing the UPSC CSE essay questions.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

UPSC Essay question papers have two sections with 4 to 5 essays each. A candidate must write two UPSC IAS essay topics, one from each section consisting of 1000-1200 words. The UPSC Essay paper is 250 marks and each essay contributes 125 marks.

A score of 125 and above is considered a good mark in Essay topics UPSC while a score between 100-120 is average. However, it’s not easy to score marks on paper if you haven’t prepared well enough. So, prepare well in the best possible method for UPSC IAS essay questions.

To start practising UPSC IAS essay topics, candidates must keep the following points in mind.

Read the best UPSC daily newspapers.

Highlight crucial lines or quotes and write them differently.

Practise one previous year's UPSC essay topic for at least a week and obtain it for peer review.

Use normal creative language while writing.

Implement integrated attitude thinking.

UPSC IAS 2023 essay topics can be divided into four categories - argumentative, expository, narrative and descriptive essays. The essay must be written in such a way that it would provide meaningful information to the reader.

Most of the UPSC IAS essay topics asked in the UPSC IAS exam are taken from Democracy and Bureaucracy, Administration, Politics, Economic Growth, Judiciary, Poverty, Indian Culture, Media, Justice, Environmental Pollution, Quotes, Women, Education, Globalization, Science & technology, etc. Candidates must pay attention more to these subjects while preparing UPSC CSE essay questions.

To write a good essay, you need to understand the topic properly so that you will be able to explain it in a proper way. During preparation, keep making notes and read the newspaper daily. You can listen to podcasts on various topics to develop a deep understanding.

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Dear aspirant!

Hope you are doing well !

No you can't become an ias officer after doing any diploma in any course . You need to do a degree for that . You need to do courses like BA ,bsc b pharma btech etc for ias . Qualification for IAS exam: Candidate must hold a Graduate Degree from a recognised University . UPSC Civil Services Exam Age Limit: Candidate must be a minimum of 21 years of age and must not be more than 32 years of age. General Category & EWS: 32 years; 6 attempts.

Hope you get it now !

You will meet the eligibility criteria for the UPSC exam in 2026. This is because the UPSC requires candidates to be at least 21 years old as of August 1st in the year they intend to take the examination. According to your provided date of birth, you will turn 21 on March 15, 2026, which is before the August 1, 2026, deadline for eligibility. Therefore, you will become eligible to take the UPSC exam in 2026, specifically for the UPSC 2026 examination cycle.

For detailed  information related to UPSC eligibility criteria ,  you can visit our page at:

https://competition.careers360.com/articles/upsc-ias-eligibility-criteria/amp

For detail examination pattern check out :- https://competition.careers360.com/articles/upsc-ias-exam-pattern

Hello candidate ,

I am hoping that you are absolutely fine and doing well. As per your mentioned query, you will be glad to know that if you are a diploma holder still you can give the UPSC civil services exam. As per the eligibility criteria of this exam , candidate of any graduation course in any discipline from a recognised university as laid down under the law can give the exam of IAS. This exam is very reputed exam. And also very challenging one if you want to crack this exam you have to work very hard.

To know more about this exam , kindly go through the given link:

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I hope this will be helpful for you!!

Actually, it's too early to start your preparation for UPSC now that you are in class 11 th only. Your focus right now should getting good score in 10+2 and then getting admission in a good college for your graduation.

I would suggest you to start your preparation for UPSC after 12th along with your graduation following the below tips:-

-----------------------------------) To start your preparation  first of all understand the examination pattern and go well through  syllabus :-

>>>> Examination pattern :- UPSC examination has 3 stages listed below :-

prelims exam

Mains exam.

PRELIMS EXAMINATION PATTERN:-

MAINS EXAMINATION PATTERN

To know exam pattern in detail visit :- https://competition.careers360.com/articles/upsc

>>>> syllabus :- You can get complete syllabus at:- https://competition.careers360.com/articles/upsc-ias-syllabus

---------------------------------) Top books which you can follow for UPSC examination preparation are listed below subject wise:-

*NCERT XI (Ancient & Medieval)

*NCERT XII (Modern Indian History)

*Facets of Indian Culture Spectrum

*From Plassey to Partition - A History of Modern India

Indian Art & Culture

*Indian Art & Culture - Nitin Singhania

*NCERT IX-XII

*Indian Polity M Laxmikanth

*NCERT VI X (Old Syllabus)

*NCERT XI, XII (New Syllabus)

*Certificate Physical Geography G C Leong

World Atlas

*The Indian Economy Sanjiv Verma

*Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh

*Economic Development & Policies in India Jain & Ohri

Environment

*Class XII Biology (last 5 chapters)

*Environment by Shankar IAS Academy

International Relations

*NCERT XII (Contemporary World Politics)

*Current Affairs ( read newspaper )

To get the complete list of books go through

https://competition.careers360.com/articles/books-for-upsc-ias

-----------------------------------) Discipline is the key to crack UPSC, so you need to make a routine/ time table and follow it .

----------------------------------)Read newspaper like the Hindu or Indian Express  and magazines like Yojana, Kurukshetra, Economic and Political Weekly  to keep yourself updated with the current events and issues.

----------------------------------) take short breaks in between your studies, studying continuously can be brain tiring and it becomes difficult to focus and study with concentration, so take breaks to relax and refresh your brain otherwise you won't be able to retain whatever you read.

-----------------------------------)Choose your optional subject wisely , choose the subject you have interest in.

----------------------------------)Make short notes for each subject, these will be your life saviour and will help you in your revisions a lot as syllabus is wide

----------------------------------)Set daily goals like I have to cover these many topics today, weekly goals like I have to  cover these chapters this week and practice their questions too, by the end of this week and similarly set monthly goals to cover the syllabus and meet them without any fail.

----------------------------------)Revise :- there's no point of preparing for the exam if you couldn't recall anything in the UPSC Examination so you should stress on revision as well.

----------------------------------) Your mains examination is in written, so you need to work your speed and also work on improving how to present the knowledge you have on paper, so answer writing practicing should be your priority

----------------------------------)Solve previous year question papers and mock test papers ;- You should solve these , it will give you idea of types of questions asked and their difficulty level and will help you a lot.

----------------------------------)Also work on your communication skills and personality development as it plays an important role in your interview round.

For more tips go through

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Still, If you want to start your preparation from 11th itself then what you can do is cover the class 6 to 12th ncert books of social science to build a good foundation for UPSC preparation and start your full fledged preparation for upsc from graduation following above mentioned tips.

Candidate who has a Bachelor's degree (BA, B.Com, B.Sc, BBA, BCA, B.Tech etc.) with at least one of the subjects namely Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering from recognised university is eligible to give UPSC IAS exam. Candidates between the age group of 21 to 32 years with a graduation degree are eligible to apply for the UPSC IAS exam.  Union Public Service Commission will release the UPSC IAS 2023 eligibility criteria in its official IAS 2023 notification.

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Depending on the video game designer job description and experience they may also have to lead a team and do the early testing of the game in order to suggest changes and find loopholes.

Talent Agent

The career as a Talent Agent is filled with responsibilities. A Talent Agent is someone who is involved in the pre-production process of the film. It is a very busy job for a Talent Agent but as and when an individual gains experience and progresses in the career he or she can have people assisting him or her in work. Depending on one’s responsibilities, number of clients and experience he or she may also have to lead a team and work with juniors under him or her in a talent agency. In order to know more about the job of a talent agent continue reading the article.

If you want to know more about talent agent meaning, how to become a Talent Agent, or Talent Agent job description then continue reading this article.

Radio Jockey

Radio Jockey is an exciting, promising career and a great challenge for music lovers. If you are really interested in a career as radio jockey, then it is very important for an RJ to have an automatic, fun, and friendly personality. If you want to get a job done in this field, a strong command of the language and a good voice are always good things. Apart from this, in order to be a good radio jockey, you will also listen to good radio jockeys so that you can understand their style and later make your own by practicing.

A career as radio jockey has a lot to offer to deserving candidates. If you want to know more about a career as radio jockey, and how to become a radio jockey then continue reading the article.

Videographer

Careers in videography are art that can be defined as a creative and interpretive process that culminates in the authorship of an original work of art rather than a simple recording of a simple event. It would be wrong to portrait it as a subcategory of photography, rather photography is one of the crafts used in videographer jobs in addition to technical skills like organization, management, interpretation, and image-manipulation techniques. Students pursue Visual Media , Film, Television, Digital Video Production to opt for a videographer career path. The visual impacts of a film are driven by the creative decisions taken in videography jobs. Individuals who opt for a career as a videographer are involved in the entire lifecycle of a film and production. 

Multimedia Specialist

A multimedia specialist is a media professional who creates, audio, videos, graphic image files, computer animations for multimedia applications. He or she is responsible for planning, producing, and maintaining websites and applications. 

An individual who is pursuing a career as a producer is responsible for managing the business aspects of production. They are involved in each aspect of production from its inception to deception. Famous movie producers review the script, recommend changes and visualise the story. 

They are responsible for overseeing the finance involved in the project and distributing the film for broadcasting on various platforms. A career as a producer is quite fulfilling as well as exhaustive in terms of playing different roles in order for a production to be successful. Famous movie producers are responsible for hiring creative and technical personnel on contract basis.

Copy Writer

In a career as a copywriter, one has to consult with the client and understand the brief well. A career as a copywriter has a lot to offer to deserving candidates. Several new mediums of advertising are opening therefore making it a lucrative career choice. Students can pursue various copywriter courses such as Journalism , Advertising , Marketing Management . Here, we have discussed how to become a freelance copywriter, copywriter career path, how to become a copywriter in India, and copywriting career outlook. 

Careers in journalism are filled with excitement as well as responsibilities. One cannot afford to miss out on the details. As it is the small details that provide insights into a story. Depending on those insights a journalist goes about writing a news article. A journalism career can be stressful at times but if you are someone who is passionate about it then it is the right choice for you. If you want to know more about the media field and journalist career then continue reading this article.

For publishing books, newspapers, magazines and digital material, editorial and commercial strategies are set by publishers. Individuals in publishing career paths make choices about the markets their businesses will reach and the type of content that their audience will be served. Individuals in book publisher careers collaborate with editorial staff, designers, authors, and freelance contributors who develop and manage the creation of content.

In a career as a vlogger, one generally works for himself or herself. However, once an individual has gained viewership there are several brands and companies that approach them for paid collaboration. It is one of those fields where an individual can earn well while following his or her passion. 

Ever since internet costs got reduced the viewership for these types of content has increased on a large scale. Therefore, a career as a vlogger has a lot to offer. If you want to know more about the Vlogger eligibility, roles and responsibilities then continue reading the article. 

Individuals in the editor career path is an unsung hero of the news industry who polishes the language of the news stories provided by stringers, reporters, copywriters and content writers and also news agencies. Individuals who opt for a career as an editor make it more persuasive, concise and clear for readers. In this article, we will discuss the details of the editor's career path such as how to become an editor in India, editor salary in India and editor skills and qualities.

Advertising Manager

Advertising managers consult with the financial department to plan a marketing strategy schedule and cost estimates. We often see advertisements that attract us a lot, not every advertisement is just to promote a business but some of them provide a social message as well. There was an advertisement for a washing machine brand that implies a story that even a man can do household activities. And of course, how could we even forget those jingles which we often sing while working?

Photographer

Photography is considered both a science and an art, an artistic means of expression in which the camera replaces the pen. In a career as a photographer, an individual is hired to capture the moments of public and private events, such as press conferences or weddings, or may also work inside a studio, where people go to get their picture clicked. Photography is divided into many streams each generating numerous career opportunities in photography. With the boom in advertising, media, and the fashion industry, photography has emerged as a lucrative and thrilling career option for many Indian youths.

Social Media Manager

A career as social media manager involves implementing the company’s or brand’s marketing plan across all social media channels. Social media managers help in building or improving a brand’s or a company’s website traffic, build brand awareness, create and implement marketing and brand strategy. Social media managers are key to important social communication as well.

Production Manager

Quality controller.

A quality controller plays a crucial role in an organisation. He or she is responsible for performing quality checks on manufactured products. He or she identifies the defects in a product and rejects the product. 

A quality controller records detailed information about products with defects and sends it to the supervisor or plant manager to take necessary actions to improve the production process.

Production Engineer

A career as a Production Engineer is crucial in the manufacturing industry. He or she ensures the functionality of production equipment and machinery to improve productivity and minimise production costs to drive revenues and increase profitability. 

Product Designer

Individuals who opt for a career as product designers are responsible for designing the components and overall product concerning its shape, size, and material used in manufacturing. They are responsible for the aesthetic appearance of the product. A product designer uses his or her creative skills to give a product its final outlook and ensures the functionality of the design. 

Students can opt for various product design degrees such as B.Des and M.Des to become product designers. Industrial product designer prepares 3D models of designs for approval and discusses them with clients and other colleagues. Individuals who opt for a career as a product designer estimate the total cost involved in designing.

Commercial Manager

A Commercial Manager negotiates, advises and secures information about pricing for commercial contracts. He or she is responsible for developing financial plans in order to maximise the business's profitability.

AWS Solution Architect

An AWS Solution Architect is someone who specializes in developing and implementing cloud computing systems. He or she has a good understanding of the various aspects of cloud computing and can confidently deploy and manage their systems. He or she troubleshoots the issues and evaluates the risk from the third party. 

Azure Administrator

An Azure Administrator is a professional responsible for implementing, monitoring, and maintaining Azure Solutions. He or she manages cloud infrastructure service instances and various cloud servers as well as sets up public and private cloud systems. 

Information Security Manager

Individuals in the information security manager career path involves in overseeing and controlling all aspects of computer security. The IT security manager job description includes planning and carrying out security measures to protect the business data and information from corruption, theft, unauthorised access, and deliberate attack 

Computer Programmer

Careers in computer programming primarily refer to the systematic act of writing code and moreover include wider computer science areas. The word 'programmer' or 'coder' has entered into practice with the growing number of newly self-taught tech enthusiasts. Computer programming careers involve the use of designs created by software developers and engineers and transforming them into commands that can be implemented by computers. These commands result in regular usage of social media sites, word-processing applications and browsers.

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It consultant.

An IT Consultant is a professional who is also known as a technology consultant. He or she is required to provide consultation to industrial and commercial clients to resolve business and IT problems and acquire optimum growth. An IT consultant can find work by signing up with an IT consultancy firm, or he or she can work on their own as independent contractors and select the projects he or she wants to work on.

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DECODING THE ESSAY PAPER FOR UPSC MAINS 2022

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In the previous articles of the series, we are done with the GS papers of the UPSC Mains. Now, in this article, we will be discussing about the “Tips and Strategies for Essay Paper”. You can also have a look at our previous articles in the series “The Race to UPSC CSE 2022”.

Before starting, have a look at instruction given by UPSC for the Essay Paper:

“Candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay, to arrange their ideas in an orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.”

A relevant question pops out of the mind on seeing the instruction – Is there any significant difference between the General Studies paper and Essay paper in UPSC Mains??

The answer is YES….!!!!! If we go by the perspective of UPSC, the basic difference lies in the fact that, the GS papers will be evaluated on the basis of the content provided whereas, the Essay stands the test of evaluation based not only the content provided but also the structuring of the write-up, language, ideas, views, coherence etc. So, it will be apt for the aspirants to take utmost care in shaping their ideas for any essay topic.

Writing is an art in itself.

The Essay paper weighs 250 marks i.e. an average 14% of the total 1750 marks awarded in the UPSC Mains Exam. Still the paper is mostly ignored by the aspirants as a common thought process is that the essay paper does not require any specific preparation. It can be mingled with the GS preparation itself.

But this might not be the right approach. You need to spend atleast certain few hours of your preparation time for this paper also. The notion that you will write a perfect essay once for all right in the actual exam itself. Many aspirants and even UPSC toppers have confessed to have done the mistakes in their previous attempts.

Now, the second question arises – What all to study for the Essay Paper???

Well, if done smartly, most of the content and ideas for your essay will come out from the GS preparation. Good thing is that, you need cover bulky books separately for it. Apart from the GS papers, the following things can help you streamline tour essay preparation:

  • Keeping a tab of real-life examples and stories –

Collecting daily life stories and examples pertaining to various social issues or other relevant essay topics appearing in newspapers will hold good to specify in your answers. You can make judicious use of such example in the paper to gain that 1-2 mark extra edge over fellow counterparts.

  • Reading Particular Magazines –

Specific issues of certain magazines like the Yojana, Kurukshetra, Down to Earth and other such can be referred and it is advisable to make suitable notes for the particular topics separately. These magazines will provide with the latest analytics and facts about the contemporary issues for the society at large.

  • Non-Fiction Books –

Reading such books will help you in developing a secular and analytic view on particular things. It will also improve your language competency for the essays. Develop a habit of reading non-fictions for example, “My Experiments with truth” by Mahatma Gandhi. But that does not anyway means to indulge yourself in deep learning of such books. Use your free time to enrich your knowledge with them.

Tips and Strategies

  • Make a proper list of quotes, saying of the greats and real-life examples collected from newspapers and refer them from time-to-time.
  • Develop a set structure of writing an essay. The most common structuring will be the INTRODUCTION-BODY-CONCLUSION pattern.
  • Before writing any essay, prepare a rough draft of the topic and brainstorm the ideas, whatever comes to your mind and jolt it down. Prepare a set pattern of those ideas and proceed accordingly.
  • Start your essay with a proper introduction containing either any quote, any real-life example, articles of constitution or simply defining the terms included in your essay topic.
  • In the Body part, you can breakdown your essay into different sub-topics and sub-headings. Make sure you touch each and every aspect of your topic. Be it Historical, Political, Economic, Cultural, contemporary everything.
  • Divide and devote roughly same amount of words for each sub-topics. Do not indulge very deep in a particular one.
  • Make your essay presentable. Make use of diagrams, flowcharts, spoke-wheel diagrams etc. It is bound to impress your examiner.
  • Pay good amount of attention to the language and vocabulary of your essay. You need not make use of very ornamental languages to fetch good marks. Simple and short sentences will do but should be grammatically error-free.
  • In order to ace the paper, the ideas you created for the particular must be conveyed to the examiner convincingly. For this, be to the point in your approach and keep it simple.

Essay paper sometimes become a make-or-break paper in terms of securing a place in the final merit list. The marks awarded, varies between 30 to 16o. You can imagine the fluctuation level. What’s within your reach is a steady preparation for essay. Leave no stone unturned and give your best shot in the mains exam. Success is bound to be yours.

Well, with this in-depth breakdown of the essay paper, we are sure you must have acquired a good idea as to how to ace the paper. We conclude with this, but don’t forget our mantra to achieve success in UPSC:

“Read, Re-read, Write, Revise, Repeat”

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Understanding UPSC Essay Topics holds significant importance as it evaluates the candidate's ability to analyse, present arguments, and communicate effectively. In this article, we will explore the diverse range of UPSC essay topics, their significance, and essential tips to excel in this section. Get ready to enhance your writing and analytical skills and make a strong impression on the evaluators with well-crafted essays.

UPSC Essay Paper

The Essay paper in the UPSC Mains examination requires candidates to write multiple essays , each on a different topic, chosen from a given list of options. The essay topics for UPSC cover a wide range of issues, including social, economic, political, cultural, and philosophical aspects, both national and international.

The essay paper holds significant weightage in the UPSC Mains examination, contributing 250 marks out of the total 1750 marks . Scoring well in this section can have a considerable impact on the overall ranking and selection for the coveted civil services.

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The UPSC Essay Paper is an opportunity for candidates to demonstrate their proficiency in expressing ideas and analysing complex issues. Vajiram & Ravi Pensive-Weekly Essay Writing Programme provides you with two Essay Topics every Saturday based on the previous year's question papers and the changing trends analysis. You can submit your Essay for peer evaluation on vajiramandravi.com. This will help you nourish your writing skills, give you clarity of thought, and build the capacity to express opinions in a logical and coherent manner.

Important Essay Topics for UPSC 2023

The purpose of the essay paper is to assess the candidate's ability to critically analyse a topic, present well-structured arguments, and communicate their ideas effectively. It also evaluates their knowledge of various issues, their clarity of thought, and their capacity to express opinions in a logical and coherent manner.

Some of the Important Essay Topics to prepare for the UPSC Mains Examination 2023 are:

  • Gender Equality
  • Environment/Urbanization
  • Economic Growth
  • Federalism/Decentralization
  • Agriculture
  • Economics 

UPSC Essay Topics on Philosophy

Every year, UPSC typically provides you with two or more essay topics centred around philosophical thoughts, Indian philosophical schools, or quotes from notable personalities. To effectively address these philosophical topics, you should refer to Philosophy Books to gain a foundational understanding. Here is a list of UPSC Essay Topics on Philosophy :

  • Everything comes to him, who hustles while he waits.
  • We are always blind as we want to be.
  • You cannot step twice in the same river.
  • A disciplined mind brings happiness.
  • The price of Greatness is Responsibility.
  • People would rather Believe than Know.
  • Mind - A beautiful Servant? Or a dangerous Master?

UPSC Essay Topics on Art and Culture

The UPSC Essay Topics related to Indian society, art, and culture cover a wide range of subjects, offering great diversity. To gain knowledge about the static content on these topics, you should rely on fundamental books on society, as recommended for the exam. Here is a list of UPSC Essay Topics on Indian Art and Culture :

  • Culture changes with economic development.
  • Culture is what we are, Civilization is what we have.
  • Social reform is a myth if places of worship are open only to all castes and not to all genders.
  • Impact of Globalization on Indian Art and Culture.
  • Caste System - India’s Enduring Curse.
  • Godmen - A Threat to Indian Art and Culture?

UPSC Essay Topics on Science and Technology

UPSC essay topics on Science and Technology can largely be addressed through current affairs. You may also benefit from consulting a Science and Technology Book for UPSC to compose a comprehensive and well-rounded essay. Here are some UPSC Essay Topics on Science and Technology:

  • Deglobalisation is good for the world.
  • Science is organised Knowledge. Wisdom is Organised life.
  • Technology is a Weapon against Poverty.
  • Prioritising Education Technology for Global Growth.
  • Technology is the silent factor in International Relations.
  • Scientific and Technological Progress cannot be equated with Human Progress.

UPSC Essay Topics on Education

Education stands as one of the preferred UPSC Essay Topics, with an essay related to this subject often appearing in the paper each year. To tackle this topic effectively, you should stay abreast of Current Affairs , incorporating significant changes and advancements in the field. Let's explore some of the Essay topics for UPSC centred around education:

  • Self Education is a lifelong curiosity.
  • Education Breeds Peace.
  • Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
  • Education must also train one for quick, resolute and effective thinking.
  • Schooling is not Education.

UPSC Essay Topics on Polity and Governance

To comprehensively address Polity and Governance topics, you should acquire fundamental knowledge from Polity Books for UPSC and Current Affairs. These resources offer static information about relevant issues and their historical context, which proves valuable while writing UPSC Essay Topics on Polity. Here are some Essay Topics on Polity and Governance:

  • The Role of Politics in Development.
  • Should Youth in India Consider Politics as a Career?
  • Art, Freedom and Creativity will change society faster than politics.
  • The politics of Identity is the Politics of the Weak.
  • People should not be afraid of their Government. The Government should be afraid of its people.
  • Government Surveillance - Good or Bad?

UPSC Essay Topics on Economy

Essays concerning economic growth are frequently included in the Essay Paper. To tackle these topics effectively, you should refer to Economy Notes for UPSC to gain a comprehensive understanding. Once the fundamentals are grasped, you can enhance their essays by incorporating examples, data, and statistics to create a multidimensional perspective. Here is a list of UPSC Essay Topics on Economy:

  • We don't have to sacrifice a Strong Economy for a Healthy Environment.
  • India, a $5 trillion Economy - Dream or Reality?
  • Digital Economy: A leveller or a source of Economic Inequality?
  • Innovation is the key determinant of social welfare and economic growth.
  • Labour Reforms in India and its Role in Economic Growth.

UPSC Essay Topics on Social Issues

Social issues are a significant aspect of the UPSC essay paper, reflecting the candidates' understanding of societal challenges and their ability to propose viable solutions. These essays provide a platform for candidates to analyse, critique, and suggest measures for pressing social concerns. Topics related to social issues in the UPSC Essay paper may include:

  • Inclusivity and Plurality are the hallmarks of a Peaceful Society.
  • A Gender-sensitive Indian Society is a prerequisite for Women and Child Empowerment.
  • The weaker sections of Indian Society - are their Rights and Access to Justice getting Better?

Previous Year UPSC Essay Topics

Practising previous year's essay topics will help you become familiar with the UPSC exam pattern , word limit, and the types of essay questions frequently asked in the Mains Examination. Analysing past essay topics will also allow you to identify recurring themes and trends, enabling you to prioritise their preparation accordingly. Regular practice with past essay topics will instil confidence in you, helping you feel more comfortable and prepared for the actual exam.

  • Forests are the best case studies for economic excellence.
  • Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
  • History is a series of victories won by the scientific man over the romantic man.
  • A ship in the harbour is safe, but that is not what a ship is for.
  • The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
  • A smile is the chosen vehicle for all ambiguities.
  • Just because you have a choice, it does not mean that any of them has to be right.

Tips to Excel in UPSC Essay Paper

  • Understand the Topics: Thoroughly comprehend the essay topics, including the keywords and instructions. Choose a topic that aligns with your strengths and interests.
  • Plan and Structure: Devote some time to plan your essay. Create an outline and organise your thoughts in a structured manner, with a clear introduction, body, and conclusion.
  • Be Objective: Present balanced arguments and avoid a biased or one-sided approach. Consider multiple perspectives and present a holistic view.
  • Provide Examples and Evidence: Support your arguments with relevant examples, data, quotes and evidence to strengthen your essay.
  • Maintain Clarity: Write in a clear and concise manner. Use simple language and avoid jargon or overly complex vocabulary.
  • Practice Regularly: Regular practice is essential to improve Essay writing skills. Write essays on diverse topics to enhance your versatility.
  • Time Management: Allocate appropriate time for planning, writing, and revising each essay to manage time effectively during the examination.
  • Revise and Edit: Review your essays for coherence, grammar, and structure. Make necessary edits to refine your work.

FAQs on UPSC Essay Topics

What are the important UPSC Essay Topics?

Here is a list of UPSC Essay Topics asked in Mains Examination previously:

  • Culture is what we are, civilization is what we have.
  • Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
  • What is research but a blind date with knowledge?
  • Best for an individual is not necessarily best for society.
  • Wisdom finds truth.
  • Ships don’t sink because of water around them, ships sink because of water that gets into them.
  • Patriarchy is the least noticed yet the most significant structure of social inequality.
  • Technology as the silent factor in international relations.

How do I Prepare for the UPSC Essay?

To prepare for the UPSC essay, focus on understanding the essay syllabus and past topics to identify recurring themes. Regularly practise writing essays on various topics to improve your writing skills and time management. Structure your essays with a clear introduction, main body, and conclusion.

Which is the best source to practise UPSC Essay Topics?

The best sources to prepare Essay for UPSC include official UPSC materials, newspapers, and magazines like The Hindu, Yojana , and Kurukshetra for current affairs, standard books on diverse subjects, government reports and publications, online platforms like PIB and PRS India, UPSC previous year papers for understanding the exam pattern, and regular practice of essay writing on various topics.

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WRITING ability is a fine combination of skill and art; but essay writing for Civil Services Examination requires something more. It requires a mastery over current facts and information backed by skill to write precisely and cogently for three long hours. Perhaps, the UPSC essay writing wants to ensure amongst the selected candidates writing skills as well. For this reason, Essay writing Paper was reintroduced in 1993. But it is not necessary that English is the only language which could test the writing abilities of a candidate. Therefore, the Satish Chandra Committee recommended a compulsory paper in essay writing of 200 marks, either in English or in any one of the ‘Indian Languages’ included in the eighth schedule of the constitution .

In the opinion of the Committee, main examination will bring out not only the candidate’s linguistic skills but also his knack for comprehension and critical analysis, and quality of his integrated thinking, assimilation of ideas and clarity of expression.

To ensure uniformity of standards, the evaluation of the answer scripts of the Essay Paper should take into account:

  • Comprehension
  • Originality of thought
  • Clarity of expression and
  • Integrated thinking with assimilation of ideas

In order to overcome the problem of lack of uniformity of standard, evaluation of the answer scripts in the answer paper will be done by two independent examiners. In this system the marks scored by a candidate should be the mean of the two scores.

For Instance: Mirant Parikh (AIR 67, CSE 2016) Essay Copy

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Candidates will be required to write an Essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay, to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.

It is clear now, that what qualities are to be tested in a candidate through the essay writing paper. Therefore, your aim should be to attempt the essays, keeping these requirements in mind.

Whatever be the reasons for introduction of essay writing paper in the UPSC IAS Mains , it cannot be denied that writing or Essay Writing is a skill necessary for Civil Services Aspirants .

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Style & ability

There are several other scholastic abilities that may well be reflected through an essay. As no two individuals are exactly the same, so no sets of essay  writing by two individuals could be exactly the same. Thus, writing style is entirely individualistic and reflective of an individual’s personality. Most of the students are under the impression that writing an essay in the UPSC Examination should have an ornamental style, lot of hard words and expressions, full of quotes etc. However, this is far from true. A deliberate attempt to make your essay ornamental, flowery and tough could even be disastrous. Maximum mistakes in some one’s essay writing occur when the personal style or natural style is discarded. A good writing should reflect analytical and logical abilities. It will indicate whether you are able to assimilate your ideas or not and the most important of all, it will also indicate whether you have sufficient information or not, especially in the topics which require factual inputs. In the UPSC exam there will be several topics, including the topics of factual nature from which one has to choose just one topic.

The essay writing paper is, therefore, intended to serve as the testing case, over and above the academic and subject tests. The generalist officers should be able to express themselves clearly, coherently and logically on a wide range of topics - imaginative, descriptive or factual. That is why the essay writing has been re-introduced in the civil services examination conducted by the UPSC .

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Candidates will be required to write an essay on a specific topic. There will be choice given from a variety of subjects. The candidate is expected to stick to the subject of the essay and arrange their ideas in an orderly way. The writing has to be in concise way with numerous points in support of your essay topic. Those who has presented the essay in an articulate way with effective expression is likely to score high marks.

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This paper plays a crucial role in determining the rank of the student. Most of the top rankers have scored above 55% in this paper. Some candidates have also scored around 60%. Such score can help the students to secure a position in the top ten ranks of the merit list.

Correct choice of topic and the appropriate method of writing are important. It is advised to choose factual topics where you can pack in lot of information. Try to avoid topics that are controversial in nature.

Practice Essay Topics for UPSC

January - February 2024 Essay Contest (Last date is February 29, 2024)

Method of Writing Essay Paper for civil services: After deciding the topic 1. Start brain stroming 2. Write down all the ideas that you about the topic. 3. Do not classify or systematise your points at this stage. 4. Put them on paper randomly as they flow in. 5. Later, arrange the ideas in a logical and sequential manner. 6. Having arrived at the sequence, start writing, giving due care to the introduction, the body and finally the conclusion. 7. Ensure that you have enough time for revision. 8. Remember it is a General Essay Paper and you should not be highly technical.

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  • How closely is the topic related to what I have studied
  • I have completely understood the topic
  • Have I practiced this topic before?
  • I can think of 3 arguments for and 3 against the topic.
  • There are 3 connections of this topic with India.
  • There is one current event associated with the topic.

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  • If Youth knew if Age could
  • The Game of Politics
  • Secularism in India

Essay Topics: September - 2019 ( Last Date: 30 th September )

  • Feeding India’s billion plus population, the roadmap ahead.
  • Tree plantation drives, are they enough to get enough rains?
  • What does marriage mean to the millennials in India?
  • How important is the role of a housewife to India’s economic growth?

Selected Essay Topics: August - 2019

  • Fulfilment of ”new Women” in India Is a Myth - Dr.Rashmi Bhat.
  • Fulfilment of ”new Women” in India Is a Myth - Yohalakshmi Nethi Gopalakrishnan
  • Farming Has Lost the Ability to Be a Source of Subsistence for Majority of Farmers in India - M.Surya (Winner)
  • Is There Enough Employment for the Youth of India? What Can Be Done? - Jnandeep Bora. (Winner)

Essay Topics: April - 2019 ( Last Date: 30 th April )

  • Rahul Gandhi's minimum income guarantee scheme - Comment
  • Pak approval to establish a corridor for Sharda Peeth
  • SC decision to aside the life ban imposed on Sreesanth
  • Defeat of Islamic State in Syria

Essay Topics: March - 2019 ( Last Date: 31 st March )

  • Govt announcement of No tax for income till Rs 5 lakh- Comment
  • Pulwama terror attack and its aftermath.
  • Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and his approach towards peace
  • Priyanka Gandhi and her entry into politics

Essay Topics: February - 2019 ( Last Date: 28 th Feb )

  • 10 per cent reservation for general category - Comment
  • Is the current Indian Cricket team, the best ever Indian Team ?
  • Sea Erosion and its implication.
  • Economic offenders in India.

Essay Topics: January- 2019 ( Last Date: 31 st Jan )

  • Plastic ban in India
  • Witness protection scheme in India
  • Importance of Reservation of Seats for Women in Parliament - Comment
  • India's dependence on Russia for critical defense equipments.

Essay Topics: December- 2018 ( Last Date: 31 st Dec )

  • Can fake news affect the voting pattern in India ?
  • Cyclone Gaja and its effect on Tamilnadu
  • Is the ongoing crisis in CBI hurting the image of Indian government - Comment
  • UP government decision to build a 221 metre Ram statue.

Essay Topics: November- 2018 ( Last Date: 30 th Nov )

  • SC lifts ban on entry of women in Sabarimala temple - Comment.
  • India's Statue of Unity - Comment
  • Will the political crisis in Srilanka, affect India's interest in the country ?
  • Can the 'Me Too' Campaign bring about a change ?

Essay Topics: October- 2018 ( Last Date: October 31 )

  • The Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala Case - Discuss
  • Adultery is not crime - Comment
  • Can the bullet train from Mumbai to Ahmedabad create a big difference ?
  • Decriminalisation of Section 377

Essay Topics: September- 2018 ( Last Date: September 30 )

  • Sudden rise of petrol and diesel price
  • Reasons behind the Kerala floods
  • Stone pelting in Jammu and Kashmir
  • Challenges before the new Pak PM Imran Khan

Selected Essay Topics: July - 2019

  • Customary Morality Cannot Be a Guide to Modern Life - Karthiayani Nair
  • A Good Life Is One Inspired by Love and Guided by Knowledge - Krupan P M (Winner)
  • A People That Values Its Privileges above Its Principles, Loses Both - Shuvajyoti Dutta

Selected Essay Topics: June - 2019

  • Alternative Technologies for Climate Change. - Surya
  • Alternative Technologies for Climate Change. - Sayyed Samreen Roomi
  • Poverty Anywhere is a Threat to Prosperity Everywhere. - Durgesh Kumar Singh (Winner)
  • Poverty Anywhere is a Threat to Prosperity Everywhere. - Mimansa Sahrawat
  • Poverty Anywhere is a Threat to Prosperity Everywhere. - Jnandeep Bora

Selected Essay Topics: May - 2019

  • Rise of Religious Terrorism in Sri Lanka - Sayed Nishat Tanaum (Winner)
  • India's Decision to Create Indo-pacific Division. - Malavika.R
  • The Proposal to Allow Dentist Practice as General Physician. - Reshma Bhat.DR

Selected Essay Topics: April - 2019

  • Rahul Gandhi's minimum income guarantee scheme - Harshini Manthripragada (Winner)

Selected Essay Topics: March - 2019

  • Priyanka Gandhi and her entry into politics - JNANDEEP BORA (Winner)
  • Pulwama terror attack and its aftermath - Amit Aseri (Selected)
  • Government announcement of No tax for income till Rs. 5 lakh - Sneha Lad (Selected)

Essay Topics: February - 2019

  • 10 Per Cent Reservation For General Category - Veena Goyal (Winner)
  • 10 Per Cent Reservation For General Category - Manish Kumar (Selected)
  • Economic Offenders in India - Abraham Johnson Achaniyil (Selected)

Essay Topics: January - 2019

  • Plastic ban in India - Manish Kumar (Winner)
  • Importance of reservation of seats for women in Parliament - Dr Rashmi Bhat (Selected)

Essay Topics: December- 2018

  • Can fake news affect voting pattern in India -Mohammad Fasal (Winner)

Essay Topics: November- 2018

  • Statue of Unity -Dr Rashmi Bhat
  • Statue of Unity -VVV Satyanarayana
  • Statue of Unity -Shaoni Chakraborty
  • SC lifts ban on entry of women in Sabarimala temple -Sumit Chauhan (Winner)

Essay Topics: October- 2018

  • Adultery is not a crime -Aakash Kadam (Winner)
  • Adultery is not a crime -Devarakonda sailesh
  • The Supreme Court Verdict on Sabarimala Temple Case -Paarinder Singh (Winner)
  • The Supreme Court Verdict on Sabarimala Temple Case -Atrayee Banerjee
  • Can the bullet train from Mumbai to Ahmedabad create a big difference -Chitresh Shrivastva (Winner)
  • Can the bullet train from Mumbai to Ahmedabad create a big difference -Karthiayani S Nair
  • Decriminalization of 377 -Atrayee Banerjee (Winner)

Essay Topics: September- 2018

  • Sudden rise of petrol and diesel price -Aakash Kadam (Winner)
  • Reasons behind the Kerala floods -Srishakthi.M

Essay Topics: August- 2018

  • Why India Needs Judicial Reforms ? -Sharanya Sanjay (Winner)
  • Why India Needs Judicial Reforms ? -Satarupa Mukherjee
  • Should Petroluem brought under GST -Abraham Johnson Anchaniyil
  • Rise Of Naxalism -Sudhir Kumar Yadav (Winner)
  • Rise Of Naxalism -Vidhi Bhardwaj

Essay Topics: July- 2018

  • Social media and its impact on Indian society -Ananya Mohanty
  • Political turmoil in Kashmir - Tanya Ahuja
  • The challenge of education in India - Avantika Bhardwaj (Winner)
  • The challenge of education in India - Ritesh Kumar
  • The challenge of education in India - Srishakthi.M
  • The challenge of education in India - Anita Yesale
  • Why are Indian users, very vulnerable to cyber attacks? - M. Jhoshit Reddy

Essay Topics: June- 2018

  • Do you think the TN government decision to close sterlite plant hurt industries? -Srishakthi.M
  • Do you think the TN government decision to close sterlite plant hurt industries? -Vinita Pahel (Winner)
  • Will the University Grants Commission's decision to approve graduate and diploma programme online impact regular courses? � Comment -Abraham Johnson Anchaniyil
  • Will the University Grants Commission's decision to approve graduate and diploma programme online impact regular courses? � Comment -Anuj Pandey (Winner)
  • US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal - Comment. -Satarupa Mukherjee

Essay Topics: April- 2018

  • Did Ball tempering issue derailed the reputation of the Australian Cricket Team ?- Comment -Prasoon chuadhary (Winner)
  • Is it possible to solve Cauvery water dispute between Tamilnadu and Karnataka? -Satarupa Mukherjee
  • Is it possible to solve Cauvery water dispute between Tamilnadu and Karnataka? -Irfan Ahamed (Winner)
  • Is it possible to solve Cauvery water dispute between Tamilnadu and Karnataka? -SRISHAKTHI M
  • Will the Indian Real Estate Industry Back to Track on 2018? -B.V.KRISHNA REDDY

Essay Topics: March- 2018

  • What is the cause for decrease in the forest cover in India? -Deepa H Kurane
  • What is the cause for decrease in the forest cover in India? -Jnandeep Bora
  • Is Saudi Arabia modernising with the recent reforms? -Abu Talha
  • Is Saudi Arabia modernising with the recent reforms? -M.JHOSHIT REDDY (Winner)
  • Does Karnataka really need its own flag? -B.V.KRISHNA REDDY
  • 42 Indian Languages and dialect stare at extinction - Comment -B .Thulasi (Winner)

Essay Topics: February - 2018

  • What are the Pros and cons of solar energy ? -Zujamo Ngullie
  • What are the Pros and cons of solar energy ? -Jnandeep Bora
  • What are the Pros and cons of solar energy ? -Kanika Varma (Winner)
  • How can India become self sufficient in Defence Sector? -Ritesh Kumar (Winner)
  • How can India become self sufficient in Defence Sector? -Satarupa Mukherjee
  • Has the Budget 2018 lost its excitement, with the introduction of GST ? -B.L.Prasad

Essay Topics: January - 2018

  • What are the positive and negative impacts of GST ? -Aayushi Shukla
  • What are the positive and negative impacts of GST ? -Akriti Singh
  • What are the positive and negative impacts of GST -B V Krishna Reddy (Winner)
  • What are the positive and negative impacts of GST -Laxmi Prasad
  • Why India is not developed as a great scientific power ? -B.Dwarakanada Reddy
  • Why India is not developed as a great scientific power ? -Nitin Thakur
  • Why India is not developed as a great scientific power ? -Ritesh Kumar (Winner)
  • India a loser in most of the sports apart from cricket ? -Rohini Singh (Winner)
  • Do privacy issues outweigh the important benefits of Aadhaar Card ? -Karthiayani Nair

Essay Topics: December - 2017 How the goal of energy security can be achieved in India? -Akriti Singh How the goal of energy security can be achieved in India? -Sudhakaran K (Winner) What growing Hindu Religious chauvinism means to Indian nation? -Jnandeep Bora (Winner) What growing Hindu Religious chauvinism means to Indian nation? -Ruchi Singh Will the new economic measures take the Indian economy in right direction? -B Dwarakanadha Reddy (Winner) Will the new economic measures take the Indian economy in right direction? -Laxmi Prasad Will the new economic measures take the Indian economy in right direction? -Megha Mukherjee Essay Topics: November - 2017 What is behind India's 30 step jump in ease of doing business- What does it means to Indians? -B.Dwarakanadha Reddy hat is behind India's 30 step jump in ease of doing business- What does it means to Indians? -Abhilash Kumar What is behind India's 30 step jump in ease of doing business- What does it means to Indians? -Anji Naik Mudavath (Winner) Can India can become Open Defecation free by 2019, if so how? -Akriti Singh Can India can become Open Defecation free by 2019, if so how? -Abhilash Kumar Can India can become Open Defecation free by 2019, if so how? -Muruga Nagaraj Can India can become Open Defecation free by 2019, if so how? -AkashKumar (Winner) Has demonetization and goods and service tax brought financial reform in the country? -B.V.Krishna Reddy (Winner) How much Ethics and Integrity play a role in the conduct of Public servants in India? -Atrayee Banerjee How much Ethics and Integrity play a role in the conduct of Public servants in India? -Jnandeep Bora How much Ethics and Integrity play a role in the conduct of Public servants in India? -Anupama Guha (Winner) Essay Topics: October - 2017

  • Should India accept Rohingya refugees -Aditi Subhash Dhale
  • Should India accept Rohingya refugees -Rohit Singh Raghuvanshi (Winner)
  • Should India accept Rohingya refugees -AnjiNaikMudavath
  • Should India accept Rohingya refugees -Akriti Singh
  • Should India accept Rohingya refugees -Wish rajput
  • Should India accept Rohingya refugees -Satarupa Mukherjee
  • Should India accept Rohingya refugees -Jyoti Solanki
  • India GDP growth rate slumps to 5.7 per cent - Comment -B.Dwarakandha Reddy
  • India GDP growth rate slumps to 5.7 per cent - Comment -Sebin Thomas (Winner)
  • Why agriculture is important to the country's economy ? -Atrayee Banerjee (Winner)

Essay Topics: September - 2017

  • Demonitazation - What were the gains and the loses. -NeerNandeha
  • Demonitazation - What were the gains and the loses. -Suman Singh
  • Demonitazation - What were the gains and the loses. -Akriti Singh
  • Demonitazation - What were the gains and the loses. -Susmita Sarkar (Winner)
  • Why people trust 'Godmen' in India ? -NeerNandeha (Winner)
  • Why people trust 'Godmen' in India ? -Anupama Guha
  • Religion divides Faith unites -Amish khan (Winner)

Essay Topics: August - 2017

  • Which is better; corrupt but secular political parties or corruption less but communal political parties- Comment. -Jnandeep Bora (Winner)
  • Which is better; corrupt but secular political parties or corruption less but communal political parties- Comment. -Akriti Singh
  • Which is better; corrupt but secular political parties or corruption less but communal political parties- Comment. -Shailendra Chauhan
  • How to save Indian from flood's furry and loss of life and property- Comment. -NEEL KAGATHARA
  • How to save Indian from flood's furry and loss of life and property- Comment. -Rishabh Srivastava (Winner)
  • How to save Indian from flood's furry and loss of life and property- Comment. -Krishna Prajna Rao
  • Reasons drugs problem among youth in Punjab and Telngana, suggest remedies- Comment. -R. Malavika

Essay Topics: July - 2017

  • What is happiness and what are the ways and means to achieve happiness -Shiv Parsad Gupta
  • What is happiness and what are the ways and means to achieve happiness -Jnandeep Bora (Winner)
  • What is happiness and what are the ways and means to achieve happiness -Akriti Singh
  • What is happiness and what are the ways and means to achieve happiness -Preksha Agarwal
  • What is happiness and what are the ways and means to achieve happiness -Satarupa Mukherjee
  • What is happiness and what are the ways and means to achieve happiness -Nilanjan Biswas
  • Government alone will benifit from the GST or traders and consumers also- Discuss -Abraham Johnson Anchaniyil (Winner)
  • Government alone will benifit from the GST or traders and consumers also- Discuss -Bharath Prasath
  • India- China border tension - Is it a sign of a war? -AnushaKolli
  • India- China border tension - Is it a sign of a war? -Krishna PrajnaRao
  • India- China border tension - Is it a sign of a war? -R. Malavika (Winner)

Essay Topics: June - 2017

  • What are the implications of Cattle trade legislation? -Rishabh Srivastava
  • What are the implications of Cattle trade legislation? -Deedhiti Das (Winner)
  • How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -AnushaKolli
  • How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -Niweditaranjan
  • How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -Neha P Asrani
  • How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -Rishabh Srivastava (Winner)
  • How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -R.Malavika
  • How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -Parvathy Chandrasekhar
  • How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -Adithya.S.Anand
  • How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -Anita Yesale
  • How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? - Aayushi Shukla
  • How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? - Satarupa Mukherjee
  • China's One Belt One Road Policy- how it may harm India? -AkankshaSengupta
  • China's One Belt One Road Policy- how it may harm India? -R. Malavika
  • China's One Belt One Road Policy- how it may harm India? -Aayushi Shukla
  • China's One Belt One Road Policy- how it may harm India? -P.Galaxy Roy
  • China's One Belt One Road Policy- how it may harm India? -Bhavya Srivastava (Winner)
  • China's One Belt One Road Policy- how it may harm India? -Dibyendu Mondal

Essay Topics: May - 2017

  • Triple talaq - is doing away with it really going to empower Muslim women or is maintenance the bigger issue? -Sanyog Varshney
  • Triple talaq - is doing away with it really going to empower Muslim women or is maintenance the bigger issue? -Laxmi Prasad (Winner)
  • Triple talaq - is doing away with it really going to empower Muslim women or is maintenance the bigger issue? -Ayonija Tripathi
  • Triple talaq - is doing away with it really going to empower Muslim women or is maintenance the bigger issue? -Bharti Garg
  • Suggest improvements in our education system -Jnandeep Bora
  • Suggest improvements in our education system -Lipun Das
  • Suggest improvements in our education system -Mrinal Malakar
  • Suggest improvements in our education system -Dr B.R Prasad (Winner)
  • Suggest improvements in our education system -Abraham Johnson Anchaniyil
  • Suggest improvements in our education system -Monalisa Poali
  • Suggest improvements in our education system -Divya Prasad
  • Suggest improvements in our education system -Saurabh Sen
  • Suggest improvements in our education system -Neha P Asrani

Essay Topics: April - 2017

  • Religious Nationalism has established its supremacy in India after UP election-Agree or Disagree -Nitisha Bora
  • Religious Nationalism has established its supremacy in India after UP election-Agree or Disagree -Sanyog Varshney
  • Religious Nationalism has established its supremacy in India after UP election-Agree or Disagree -R. Malavika
  • Religious Nationalism has established its supremacy in India after UP election-Agree or Disagree -Sandeep Kumar
  • Religious Nationalism has established its supremacy in India after UP election-Agree or Disagree -A. Rama Sankar (Winner)
  • Relevance of Nehruvian Secularism in the country -Dilshad PT (Winner)
  • Relevance of Nehruvian Secularism in the country -Neha P Asrani
  • Necessity of censorship in the age of internet- Comment -Satarupa Mukherjee (Winner)
  • Necessity of censorship in the age of internet- Comment -G Saugat
  • Necessity of censorship in the age of internet- Comment -SaurabhSen
  • Necessity of censorship in the age of internet- Comment -Bhavya srivastava
  • Necessity of censorship in the age of internet- Comment -Bharti garg
  • How to check the decline of ethics and morality in our society and politics -Divya Prasad

Essay Topics: March - 2017

  • ISRO achievements are many, enumerate them in some detail -Sanyog Varshney (Winner)
  • ISRO achievements are many, enumerate them in some detail -Neha P Asrani
  • ISRO achievements are many, enumerate them in some detail -Dipti Sinha
  • View your Preferences -Social Media or Conventional Media -Linga siva.P
  • View your Preferences -Social Media or Conventional Media -Chelladurai.P
  • View your Preferences -Social Media or Conventional Media -Satarupa Mukherjee (Winner)
  • View your Preferences -Social Media or Conventional Media -Govarthanan K
  • View your Preferences -Social Media or Conventional Media -A. Rama Sankar

Essay Topics: February - 2017

  • Budget 2017 - How it will shape India's economy - Comment - P.ANNA LAKSHMI
  • Budget 2017 - How it will shape India's economy - Comment - Rohan Sengupta
  • Budget 2017 - How it will shape India's economy - Comment - Neha P Asrani
  • Budget 2017 - How it will shape India's economy - Comment - Nitisha Bora (Winner)
  • Jallikatu Protest in Chennai- In Retrospect and Prospects - Chelladurai. P
  • Jallikatu Protest in Chennai- In Retrospect and Prospects - Anusha Kolli (Winner)
  • Jallikatu Protest in Chennai- In Retrospect and Prospects - Sanyog varshney
  • Jallikatu Protest in Chennai- In Retrospect and Prospects - Lavanya sree
  • Jallikatu Protest in Chennai- In Retrospect and Prospects - BHARTI GARG
  • Jallikatu Protest in Chennai- In Retrospect and Prospects - TRISIDDHA NATH
  • Is Mahatma Gandhi still inspires today's youth - Namrata Rai
  • Is Mahatma Gandhi still inspires today's youth - SHUBHAM R BAJAJ (Winner)
  • Is Mahatma Gandhi still inspires today's youth - Satyasmita Pandey
  • Is Mahatma Gandhi still inspires today's youth - SARAVANA KUMAR S
  • Movie Padmavati Controversy - A case of Hurting the Sentiments VS Freedom of Expression - Sanyog varshney (Winner)

Essay Topics: January - 2017

  • After demonetization what next steps should be taken to clean up the system? - SAI JIJNASA ROY
  • After demonetization what next steps should be taken to clean up the system? - Aditya Kumar Rai
  • After demonetization what next steps should be taken to clean up the system? - Satyasmita Pandey (Winner)
  • After demonetization what next steps should be taken to clean up the system? -Neha P Asrani
  • merits and demerits of cashless economy - K.P. Nagasaritha
  • merit and demerit of cashless economy - Sanyog varshney
  • merit-and-Demerit-of-cashless-economy - Arkadyuti
  • merit-and-Demerit-of-cashless-economy - ABHISEKH SAHU (Winner)
  • merit-and-Demerit-of-cashless-economy - WAQAR MEHDI
  • merit-and-Demerit-of-cashless-economy - Mishkil.A.Gaikwad
  • merit-and-Demerit-of-cashless-economy -santosh kamble
  • merit-and-Demerit-of-cashless-economy -Nitisha Bora
  • Jayalalitha's legacies what it means to the country -Chelladurai.P (Winner)
  • has-independence-of-RBI-compromised-due-to-demonetization - Durai. P (Winner)

Essay Topics: December - 2016

  • Enumerate the political social and economic impact of demonetization on India - Ritesh Kumar
  • Enumerate the political social and economic impact of demonetization on India - Aman Tiwari
  • Enumerate the political social and economic impact of demonetization on India - Chella Palaniappan
  • Enumerate the political social and economic impact of demonetization on India - Drisha Sobhakar (Winner)
  • Enumerate the political social and economic impact of demonetization on India - Sanyog Varshney
  • Enumerate the political social and economic impact of demonetization on India -PRATIBHA LOHIYA
  • Enumerate the political social and economic impact of demonetization on India -JNANDEEP BORA.
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Chelladurai. P
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - SHREYA ANURAKTI
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Karthik Goud
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Mani Kant Jha
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - PARVIN MOR
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Neha P Asrani
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Sakshi Sharma
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Ritwik Mehta
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Ridhima Chhabra
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Richa Padhi (Winner)
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Anusha Kolli
  • Accident free trains or bullet trains in India - Discuss - Shailendra Chauhan
  • Accident free trains or bullet trains in India - Discuss - Bharti Garg (Winner)
  • Accident free trains or bullet trains in India - Discuss - Raghuram Bachu
  • Accident free trains or bullet trains in India - Discuss - Vindhya Vasini
  • What does the victory of Donald Trump in USA means to India - K.P. Nagasaritha
  • What does the victory of Donald Trump in USA means to India - Durai
  • What does the victory of Donald Trump in USA means to India - Montai Basu
  • What does the victory of Donald Trump in USA means to India - Satyasmita Pandey (Winner)
  • What does the victory of Donald Trump in USA means to India - Ritesh
  • What does the victory of Donald Trump in USA means to India - Akshay Kumar .P

Essay Topics: November - 2016

  • Among all the multilateral organizations of which India is member, which one serves India's interest more - Sanyog Varshney
  • Among all the multilateral organizations of which India is member, which one serves India's interest more - Anusha Kolli (Winner)
  • Will SAARC ever live to its ideal or it will remain a flogging horse - Caren Felicia (Winner)
  • Will SAARC ever live to its ideal or it will remain a flogging horse - Satarupa Mukherjee
  • Will SAARC ever live to its ideal or it will remain a flogging horse - Twinkle
  • Does BIMSTEC as multilateral organization has any future - Montai Basu
  • Does BIMSTEC as multilateral organization has any future - P.Likhitha (Winner)
  • Describe the relevance of BRICS and its future - Aditi Subhash Dhale
  • Describe the relevance of BRICS and its future - Mani Kant Jha
  • Describe the relevance of BRICS and its future - REKHA G
  • Describe the relevance of BRICS and its future - Gautam Govinda (Winner)

Essay Topics: October - 2016

  • Cauvery dispute and its solutions - R.Karthika
  • Cauvery dispute and its solutions - Rohit Singh Raghuvanshi
  • Cauvery dispute and its solutions - Suman Sourav Jena
  • Cauvery dispute and its solutions - K.P.Nagasaritha
  • Cauvery dispute and its solutions - Aswathi P
  • Cauvery dispute and its solutions - Mani Kant Jha (Winner)
  • Cauvery dispute and its solutions - Ch. Phaneendra
  • Cauvery dispute and its solutions - Neda Fatima
  • Cauvery dispute and its solutions - Ashima Mittal
  • Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan - K.P.Nagasaritha
  • Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan - Radhika Satheesan (Winner)
  • Religious Liberty and Women Rights - ABRAHAM JOHNSON ANCHANIYIL
  • Religious Liberty and Women Rights - Bharti Garg (Winner)
  • Religious Liberty and Women Rights - Siddharth Sharma
  • Religious Liberty and Women Rights - Vikrant Mahajan
  • Cooperative federalism in India - Aswathi P
  • Cooperative federalism in India - ANKUSH SHARMA
  • Cooperative federalism in India - Santosh Kamble (Winner)

Essay Topics: September - 2016

  • With greater power comes greater responsibility. - Neha Goyal
  • With greater power comes greater responsibility. - Mani Kant Jha
  • With greater power comes greater responsibility. - Twinkle (Winner)
  • With greater power comes greater responsibility. - Dipanjan Dutta
  • With greater power comes greater responsibility. - Suman Saurav Jena
  • With greater power comes greater responsibility. - ANKUSH SHARMA
  • With greater power comes greater responsibility. - K.P. Nagasaritha
  • With greater power comes greater responsibility. - Amit Sharma
  • With greater power comes greater responsibility. - Sumita Sharma
  • Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - N Neethipathy
  • Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - Santosh Kamble
  • Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - Satarupa Mukherjee
  • Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - Abhishek R Singh
  • Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - ATHIRA.B.ANIL
  • Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - DEBADRI SOM (Winner)
  • Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - Harmandeep Kaur
  • Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - JNANDEEP BORA
  • Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - Rahul Mishra
  • Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - Jayant Joshi
  • Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - Urvashi Chauhan
  • Are the standardized tests good measure of academic ability or progress? - RUTUJA D. RATHOD
  • Are the standardized tests good measure of academic ability or progress? - Neha P Asrani (Winner)
  • Words are Sharper than the two-edged sword - Vindhya Vasini
  • Words are Sharper than the two-edged sword - Aswathi P (Winner)
  • Words are Sharper than the two-edged sword - Neda Fatima

Essay Topics: August - 2016

  • Lending Hands to someone is better than giving a dole - Niharika Gogoi
  • Lending Hands to someone is better than giving a dole - Supraja Kannan
  • Lending Hands to someone is better than giving a dole - Ekta Misra
  • Lending Hands to someone is better than giving a dole - Caroline Christy.T
  • Lending Hands to someone is better than giving a dole - Neha P Asrani
  • Lending Hands to someone is better than giving a dole - Paramita Mazumdar
  • Lending Hands to someone is better than giving a dole - S.PRASATH (Winner)
  • Quick but steady wins the race. - MOHIT KUMAR
  • Quick but steady wins the race. - POOJA GUPTA (Winner)
  • Quick but steady wins the race. - D. Revanth Chandra
  • Quick but steady wins the race. - Twinkle
  • Character of an institution is reflected in its leader. - ADITYA KUMAR RAI
  • Character of an institution is reflected in its leader. - Satarupa Mukherjee
  • Character of an institution is reflected in its leader. - Shailendra Chauhan
  • Character of an institution is reflected in its leader. - Neda Fatima (Winner)
  • Character of an institution is reflected in its leader. - Aditi Subhash Dhale
  • Character of an institution is reflected in its leader. - Nithin V Rajan
  • Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Abraham Johnson Anchaniyil
  • Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - M.B.Suvarchala
  • Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Robin Lambora
  • Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - ATHIRA.B.ANIL
  • Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Jayant Joshi
  • Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Jnandeep Bora
  • Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Swadha Tripathi
  • Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Priyansh Verma
  • Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Saranya P.S. (Winner)
  • Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Raghuram Bachu
  • Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Puja Kakati
  • Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Sukhomay Chatterjee

Essay Topics: July - 2016

  • Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - Satarupa Mukherjee (Winner)
  • Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - Abhishek Kumar Ranjan
  • Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - DEBADRI SOM
  • Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - KUMAR GAURAV
  • Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - Raghuram Raju Bachu
  • Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - Swadha Tripathi
  • Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - Robin Lambora
  • Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - RAHUL UPADHYAY
  • Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - Shailendra Chauhan
  • Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - JNANDEEP BORA
  • Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - G. Madhavi Ratnam
  • Maritime terror a major threat to India than land security - Discuss - SOYEL ROY (Winner)
  • Maritime terror a major threat to India than land security - Discuss - Kriti Bhatt
  • Are you in favour or against more nuclear plants to generate energy in India - Khushboo Monga (Winner)
  • Are you in favour or against more nuclear plants to generate energy in India - Sukhomay Chatterjee
  • Are you in favour or against more nuclear plants to generate energy in India - Aditya Kumar Rai

Essay Topics: June - 2016

  • Write short notes following agricultural schemes initiated by PM Modi's government -PUSHKAR DANGI
  • Write short notes following agricultural schemes initiated by PM Modi's government -Rudresh Bodwal (Winner)
  • Will this time monsoon bring cheer to the farmers, will it help in stopping their suicide? -Ashima Mittal
  • Will this time monsoon bring cheer to the farmers, will it help in stopping their suicide? -Rajesh Chalke (Winner)
  • What are the remedies to handle water scarcity and to avoid draught situation in the country? -Aparna Tiwari
  • What are the remedies to handle water scarcity and to avoid draught situation in the country? -Deep Chandra Chaurasiya
  • What are the remedies to handle water scarcity and to avoid draught situation in the country? -SRINIVAS VADADA
  • What are the remedies to handle water scarcity and to avoid draught situation in the country? -JNANDEEP BORA
  • What are the remedies to handle water scarcity and to avoid draught situation in the country? -Paramita Mazumder
  • What are the remedies to handle water scarcity and to avoid draught situation in the country? -Sukhomay Chatterjee
  • What are the remedies to handle water scarcity and to avoid draught situation in the country? -Suhasini Gupta (Winner)
  • Attack on African students, rape of foreigners, are such incidents denting India's image abroad- Comment -Aparajita Guria (Winner)
  • Attack on African students, rape of foreigners, are such incidents denting India's image abroad- Comment -SHASHI KANT
  • Attack on African students, rape of foreigners, are such incidents denting India's image abroad- Comment -Shailendra Chauhan

Essay Topics: May - 2016

  • Analyse Elections in Four states, will it impact national politics? -Aparna Tiwari (Winner)
  • List BRICKS achievements and failures and India's role in BRICS -DHEERAJ SINGH
  • List BRICKS achievements and failures and India's role in BRICS -Sanyog Varshney
  • List BRICKS achievements and failures and India's role in BRICS -SHREYA ANURAKTI (Winner)
  • List BRICKS achievements and failures and India's role in BRICS -Neda Fatima
  • Analyse different schemes started under PM Modi - Will they achieve the target? -ARUSHI AIRAN
  • Analyse different schemes started under PM Modi - Will they achieve the target? -Aayushi Shukla (Winner)
  • Analyse different schemes started under PM Modi - Will they achieve the target? -Saranya M
  • Bihar Liquor Ban - Is Prohibition the solution to kick the bottle? -POOJA GUPTA
  • Bihar Liquor Ban - Is Prohibition the solution to kick the bottle? -Abhishek Kumar Ranjan (Winner)
  • Bihar Liquor Ban - Is Prohibition the solution to kick the bottle? -Rudresh Bodwal
  • Bihar Liquor Ban - Is Prohibition the solution to kick the bottle? -Kriti Bhatt

Essay Topics: April - 2016

  • How digitisation is strengthening Indian democracy -Sai Deepthi
  • How digitisation is strengthening Indian democracy -Dipti Sinha (Winner)
  • How digitisation is strengthening Indian democracy - G KEERTHI PRIYA
  • 100 percent FDI in E commerce - what it means to retail business? -Siva Gopal Reddy (Winner)
  • 100 percent FDI in E commerce - what it means to retail business? -Rudresh Bodwal
  • 100 percent FDI in E commerce - what it means to retail business? -Mrinal Malakar
  • Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -DHEERAJ SINGH
  • Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -Poulami Banerjee
  • Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -Aparna Tiwari
  • Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -GUPTA POOJA NANDLAL SAVITRI
  • Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -S.PRASATH
  • Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -JNANDEEP BORA
  • Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -Neda Fatima (Winner)
  • Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -Nikita Thatai
  • Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -GURUPRAKASH
  • Which is bigger evil - Corporate corruption or Civil Corruption -RITWIK MEHTA
  • Which is bigger evil - Corporate corruption or Civil Corruption -Raj Bharath
  • Which is bigger evil - Corporate corruption or Civil Corruption -G GIRIJA PRIYA (Winner)

Essay Topics: March - 2016

  • Discuss the Pros and Cons of the Union Budget 2016 -DHEERAJ SINGH
  • Discuss the Pros and Cons of the Union Budget 2016 -JNANDEEP BORA (Winner)
  • Discuss the Pros and Cons of the Union Budget 2016 -Aparna Tiwari
  • Discuss the Pros and Cons of the Union Budget 2016 -GUPTA POOJA NANDLAL
  • JNU Row has opened up the debate on freedom of expression verses nationalism-Comment -Abhishek Kumar Ranjan
  • JNU Row has opened up the debate on freedom of expression verses nationalism-Comment -Neda Fatima (Winner)
  • JNU Row has opened up the debate on freedom of expression verses nationalism-Comment -Jayasri Selvakumar
  • JNU Row has opened up the debate on freedom of expression verses nationalism-Comment -ABHINAB BORUAH
  • JNU Row has opened up the debate on freedom of expression verses nationalism-Comment -KUMARI PRIYA RANI
  • JNU Row has opened up the debate on freedom of expression verses nationalism-Comment -Ankush Yadav
  • JNU Row has opened up the debate on freedom of expression verses nationalism-Comment -SOMA SARKAR

Essay Topics: February - 2016

  • After 67 years of Republic, what India has achieved and yet to achieve-Enumerate -Rahul Upadhyay
  • After 67 years of Republic, what India has achieved and yet to achieve-Enumerate -Paramita Mazumdar (Winner)
  • After 67 years of Republic, what India has achieved and yet to achieve-Enumerate -S.Durgadevi
  • After 67 years of Republic, what India has achieved and yet to achieve-Enumerate -Debtanu Roy
  • Youth Suicide case has stirred Dalit politics in University campus-Comment -Bharti Garg (Winner)
  • Youth Suicide case has stirred Dalit politics in University campus-Comment -Poulami Banerjee
  • Further Opening up Indian Economy Will Be Beneficial or Detrimental Give Opinion -Payal Mittal (Winner)
  • Suggest measures to make Ganga Action plan successful -NEHA SONI (Winner)

Essay Topics: January- 2016

  • A transformational India needs to overhaul its education system- Comment - Prashant Kumar Shekhar
  • A transformational India needs to overhaul its education system- Comment - Twinkle Singh
  • A transformational India needs to overhaul its education system- Comment - Payal Mittal
  • A transformational India needs to overhaul its education system- Comment - Swaswati Goswami
  • A transformational India needs to overhaul its education system- Comment - Rubbayya. K Mohammed (Winner)
  • India Pakistan peace process, hype or realism - C Sunil Kumar (Winner)
  • India Pakistan peace process, hype or realism - Abhinab Boruah
  • India Pakistan peace process, hype or realism - Rahul Upadhyay
  • Make in India- vs Incredible India - Compare -Harika Kuncha (Winner)
  • Make in India- vs Incredible India - Compare -Abhishek Kumar Ranjan
  • Make in India- vs Incredible India - Compare -Puja Rani
  • Make in India- vs Incredible India - Compare -Sanyog varshney
  • Make in India- vs Incredible India - Compare -Ayush Garg
  • Make in India- vs Incredible India - Compare -Keshav Raghav
  • Make in India- vs Incredible India - Compare -Irishna Solanki
  • Soaring pollution, crippling floods, India's environment in a fix - comment -S.Durgadevi
  • Soaring pollution, crippling floods, India's environment in a fix - comment -Merin Selvi Nelson (Winner)

Essay Topics: December- 2015

  • Achievements and Failures of Climate Change Conference at Paris -A Mahesh
  • Achievements and Failures of Climate Change Conference at Paris -Dipanjan Dutta (Winner)
  • Reasons for Chennai rains and future preparedness -Payal Mittal (Winner)
  • Reasons for Chennai rains and future preparedness -Ranjith kumar
  • Reasons for Chennai rains and future preparedness -S.Durgadevi
  • Amir Khan and Intolerance Debate in India -Nikita Vij
  • Amir Khan and Intolerance Debate in India -Shivraj Shahaji Dongare
  • Amir Khan and Intolerance Debate in India -Neha Pal (Winner)
  • Beef Politics – Cheap Protein Verses Religious Sentiments. -Soma Sarkar
  • Beef Politics – Cheap Protein Verses Religious Sentiments. -Shailesh Shinde
  • Beef Politics – Cheap Protein Verses Religious Sentiments. -Sri Harshith Rajam (Winner)

Essay Topics: November- 2015

Essay topics: november- 2015 (last date: november 30).

  • Carbohydrates vs Proteins, Discuss -Dhara Vaghela (Winner)
  • Carbohydrates vs Proteins, Discuss -Ranjith kumar
  • With 2G and 3G, now India is Heading towards 4G, Discuss Pros and Cons. -Abhishek Dhiman (Winner)
  • With 2G and 3G, now India is Heading towards 4G, Discuss Pros and Cons. -Rudresh Bodwal
  • Caste System in India, Discuss -Abhishek Kumar
  • Caste System in India, Discuss -Vaishnavi-Arora
  • Caste System in India, Discuss -Manjinder Singh (Winner)
  • Being Vegetarian or Non-Vegetarian, Comment. -Shivraj Shahaji Dongare (Winner)
  • Being Vegetarian or Non-Vegetarian, Comment. -Abraham Johnson Anchaniyil

Essay Topics: October- 2015

  • Pubs and Discos, are they any good for the youth? Comment
  • Coaching Classes, should be allowed only in school premises? Discuss
  • Digital India or Green India, Discuss
  • Organ Donation, are we doing enough to spread enough awareness? Comment
  • Pubs and Discos, are they any good for the youth? Comment -AAKANKSHA SEKHON (Winner)
  • Pubs and Discos, are they any good for the youth? Comment -Sachin Godbole
  • Pubs and Discos, are they any good for the youth? Comment -HIMANSHU YADAV
  • Pubs and Discos, are they any good for the youth? Comment -Pooja Gupta
  • Pubs and Discos, are they any good for the youth? Comment -Meghna Nimbekar
  • Pubs and Discos, are they any good for the youth? Comment -Lalit Kishore
  • Coaching Classes, should be allowed only in school premises? Discuss -Jnandeep Bora (Winner)
  • Coaching Classes, should be allowed only in school premises? Discuss -Neha Pal
  • Coaching Classes, should be allowed only in school premises? Discuss -Rajwinder Kaur
  • Coaching Classes, should be allowed only in school premises? Discuss -Deepika Phutela
  • Coaching Classes, should be allowed only in school premises? Discuss -Shivraj Shahaji Dongare
  • Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Payal Mittal
  • Digital India or Green India, Discuss -M.Divyabharathi
  • Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Rudresh Bodwal
  • Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Supriya Saraswat
  • Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Vimi Mihu
  • Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Vishnu Mohan
  • Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Ms. Chaichi Devi
  • Digital India or Green India, Discuss -K.Charan Kumar
  • Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Navneet Kumar
  • Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Nithin Rajan (Winner)
  • Organ Donation, are we doing enough to spread enough awareness? Comment -D. Rajesh
  • Organ Donation, are we doing enough to spread enough awareness? Comment -Nishant Kumar
  • Organ Donation, are we doing enough to spread enough awareness? Comment -Santosh Prakash
  • Organ Donation, are we doing enough to spread enough awareness? Comment -Subhaashree.S (Winner)

Essay Topics: September - 2015

  • Role of Sensex with respect to Food Inflation, Discuss
  • Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?
  • Should the Government's New Schemes be named in Hindi Only?
  • Allopathy Vs Homeopathy, Discuss
  • Role of Sensex with respect to Food Inflation, Discuss -Raviraj Ghanvat
  • Role of Sensex with respect to Food Inflation, Discuss -Dwarakanadha Reddy
  • Role of Sensex with respect to Food Inflation, Discuss -Nikhil
  • Role of Sensex with respect to Food Inflation, Discuss -S. HarshaVarthan (Winner)
  • Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age? -Bharat
  • Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age? -Hiral D. Myatra
  • Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age? -Jnandeep Bora
  • Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age? -Aditya Parameswaran
  • Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age? -Suchita Marathe
  • Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age? -Sayantika Banerjee (Winner)
  • Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age? -Vimi Mihu
  • Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age? -Bipasha Malakar
  • Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age? -Pari Acharya
  • Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age? -Sneha G Bhat
  • Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age? -Sudhanshu Bhandari
  • Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age? -Soumi Das
  • Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age? -Tanumoy Mondal
  • Should the Government's New Schemes be named in Hindi Only? -Narasimharao Pulibandla
  • Should the Government's New Schemes be named in Hindi Only? -Durgesh Vijay Bhende
  • Should the Government's New Schemes be named in Hindi Only? -Sachin Yadav
  • Should the Government's New Schemes be named in Hindi Only? -Shiva Gupta
  • Should the Government's New Schemes be named in Hindi Only? -Vijayavani. C
  • Should the Government's New Schemes be named in Hindi Only? -Suman Kumar
  • Should the Government's New Schemes be named in Hindi Only? -Kartik Patel (Winner)
  • Allopathy Vs Homeopathy, Discuss -Padma Bandaru
  • Allopathy Vs Homeopathy, Discuss -Santosh Prakash (Winner)
  • Allopathy Vs Homeopathy, Discuss -Shrija Kumari
  • Allopathy Vs Homeopathy, Discuss -Jayapriya

Essay Topics: August - 2015

  • Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement? -Dimple Pal
  • Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement? -Sameera Salim
  • Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement? -Durgesh Vijay Bhende
  • Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement? -Aneesha Resham
  • Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement? -S.Jayasri
  • Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement? -Gunjan Chandel
  • Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement? -Santosh P. Rav (Winner)
  • Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement? -Rouf Raza Dar
  • Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement? -S. Harsha Varthan
  • Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement? -Lalit Kishore
  • Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement? -Babita Palta
  • Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons. -Bhanu Pratap
  • Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons. -Akshay Modi
  • Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons. -Sanya Dhoundiyal
  • Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons. -Anuj Mehta
  • Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons. -Divya Aggarwal
  • Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons. -Sachin Yadav
  • Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons. -Shrija Kumari
  • Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons. -Vasundhra Sen Jaswal (Winner)
  • Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons. -Yogitha Sankla
  • Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons. -Ankush Sharma
  • Biographical Films being made on popular personalities including victims, comment. - Suhrudwamsi Musunuri
  • Biographical Films being made on popular personalities including victims, comment. - Amit Adhikari
  • Biographical Films being made on popular personalities including victims, comment. - Jaideep Singh (Winner)
  • Moral and Ethics in everyday life. - Abraham Johnson Anchaniyil
  • Morals and Ethics in Everyday Life. - Sree Kavya Vallabhaneni
  • Morals and Ethics in Everyday Life. - Rajashree Ravindra Bhirud
  • Morals and Ethics in Everyday Life. -Raghuram Raju Bachu
  • Morals and Ethics in Everyday Life. -Nitin Thakur (Winner)
  • Morals and Ethics in Everyday Life. -Syed Abbas

Essay Topics: July - 2015 (last date: July 31)

  • G7 Summit 2015, India's Role -Sanyog Varshney
  • G7 Summit 2015, India's Role -Ajeet Singh
  • G7 Summit 2015, India's Role -Rouf Raza Dar (Winner)
  • G7 Summit 2015, India's Role -Santosh Prakash
  • Trial by Media, Is it fair? -Sanyog Varshney
  • Trial by Media, Is it fair? -Manasi Gupta
  • Trial by Media, Is it fair? -Bhishm Khanna (Winner)
  • Trial by Media, Is it fair? -Javid Hassan
  • Trial by Media, Is it fair? -Ruqeya Afshan
  • Trial by Media, Is it fair? -Akash Kumar
  • Trial by Media, Is it fair? -Suhrudwamsi Musunuri
  • Trial by Media, Is it fair? -Abhilasha Singh
  • The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society? -Arushi Arora
  • The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society? -Bhabesh Kumar choudhury
  • The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society? -Reeva Mishra
  • The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society? -Babita Palta
  • The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society? -Akash Banerjee
  • The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society? -Kartik Patel
  • The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society? -Nikita Rathi (Winner)
  • The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society? -Saikrishna Repalli
  • The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society? -Nitin Thakur
  • RBI's Strategic Debt Restructuring Scheme (SDR), Discuss -Monali Mishra
  • RBI's Strategic Debt Restructuring Scheme (SDR), Discuss -Laxmi Prasad (Winner)

Essay Topics: June - 2015

  • Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss. -S. Paul
  • Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss. -Rishi Ranjan Singh
  • Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss. -K.Yuvasri
  • Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss. -Sanyog Vashney
  • Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss. -Tanumoy Mondal
  • Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss. -Monali Mishra
  • Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss. -Amresh Chandra Jena
  • Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss. -Lokesh P (Winner)
  • Minimum Alternate Tax(MAT) Issue on Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs), Comment. -Payal Mittal (Winner)
  • Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss. -Laxmi Prasad
  • Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss. -Mallika Verma
  • Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss. -Ruqeya Afshan
  • Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss. -Akarsh Misra
  • Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss. -Kumar B (Winner)
  • Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss. -Prateek Kumar
  • Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss. -Ashish Anand
  • Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss. -Ekta Awasthi
  • Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss. -Babita Palta
  • Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics. -Roshni Rajpal
  • Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics. -Sai Jigyasa Roy
  • Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics. -Rouf Raza Dar
  • Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics. -K.B.D.Sridevi
  • Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics. -Anirudh Jangu
  • Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics. -Javid Hassan
  • Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics. -Priyashree Srikanth
  • Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics. -Ayushi Srivastava
  • Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics. -Rajendraprasad Medepalli
  • Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics. -Praveen Joshi
  • Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics. -Kamran
  • Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics. -Imrana Ataur Rahman
  • Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics. -Atishay Jain (Winner)
  • Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics. -Arushi Arora

Essay Topics: May - 2015

  • Government's 100,000 - MV Solar Energy Plan, Discuss -Javid Hassan
  • Government's 100,000 - MV Solar Energy Plan, Discuss -Shweta Iyer
  • Government's 100,000 - MV Solar Energy Plan, Discuss -Abhishek Kumar (Winner)
  • Government's 100,000 - MV Solar Energy Plan, Discuss -Prasanth Ganivada
  • China's refusal to aid Nepal due to Indian Military Presence in Nepal, is it justified? -Prasad Bagauli
  • China's refusal to aid Nepal due to Indian Military Presence in Nepal, is it justified? -Tanumoy Mondal (Winner)
  • Global E-Waste Monitor Report -C.Siva Gopal Reddy
  • Global E-Waste Monitor Report -K.Yuvasri
  • Global E-Waste Monitor Report -Smriti Pranjal
  • Global E-Waste Monitor Report -Rajendraprasad Medepalli (Winner)

Essay Topics: April - 2015

  • Water Crisis and the Monsoon Factor in India, Discuss the necessary measures. -Harsh Bhardwaj
  • Water Crisis and the Monsoon Factor in India, Discuss the necessary measures. -Kaushik Sen
  • Water Crisis and the Monsoon Factor in India, Discuss the necessary measures. -Javid Hassan
  • Water Crisis and the Monsoon Factor in India, Discuss the necessary measures. -Mohammad Uzair (Winner)
  • Water Crisis and the Monsoon Factor in India, Discuss the necessary measures. -Jnandeep Bora
  • Water Crisis and the Monsoon Factor in India, Discuss the necessary measures. -Sumisha Sharma
  • Agricultural Techniques in India and the condition of farmers, Comment. -Snehal Adekar
  • Agricultural Techniques in India and the condition of farmers, Comment. -R. Suresh Verma
  • Agricultural Techniques in India and the condition of farmers, Comment. -Vaishnavi Retharekar (Winner)
  • Agricultural Techniques in India and the condition of farmers, Comment. -Gautam Kumar Jha
  • Agricultural Techniques in India and the condition of farmers, Comment. -Nishant Gaurav
  • Agricultural Techniques in India and the condition of farmers, Comment. -R. Gokulnath
  • Agricultural Techniques in India and the condition of farmers, Comment. -Abhisekh Sahu
  • Land Acquisition Bill: Discuss the Pros and Cons. -Bunny P
  • Land Acquisition Bill: Discuss the Pros and Cons. -Ruha Latif Ruha
  • Land Acquisition Bill: Discuss the Pros and Cons. -Rajendraprasad Medepalli
  • Land Acquisition Bill: Discuss the Pros and Cons. -Aditya Narayan Srivastav
  • Land Acquisition Bill: Discuss the Pros and Cons. -Sreelakshmi.K
  • Land Acquisition Bill: Discuss the Pros and Cons. -Tanumoy Mondal
  • Land Acquisition Bill: Discuss the Pros and Cons. -Rachana Gupta (Winner)

Essay Topics: March - 2015

  • Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss -Arushi Agarwal
  • Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss -Vinay Mawandia
  • Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss -Sumit Kumar Kawde
  • Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss -Pallabi Chakraborty
  • Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss -Arun Kumar Nayak
  • Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss -Ashish Rawat
  • Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss -Abhisekh Sahu (Winner)
  • Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss -Santosh Kamble
  • India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment -G.V.D.S Krishna Sai
  • India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment -Rajendraprasad Medepalli
  • India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment -Aakanksha Sekhon
  • India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment -Zenith Sahai
  • India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment -Padma Bandaru
  • India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment -Kumari Priya Rani
  • India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment -Rahul Kumar
  • India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment -Sukhlal Rana
  • India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment -Anwesha Banerjee
  • India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment -Piyush Malviya (Winner)
  • India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment -Harsh Bhardwaj
  • India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment -M S R Prasanth
  • H1N1 Virus / Swine Flu - Discuss -Purnima Surve
  • H1N1 Virus / Swine Flu - Discuss -Prakash Kumar
  • H1N1 Virus / Swine Flu - Discuss -Prachi Gandhi
  • H1N1 Virus / Swine Flu - Discuss -Rashi Rana Gusain
  • H1N1 Virus / Swine Flu - Discuss -Pranati Reddy
  • H1N1 Virus / Swine Flu - Discuss -Suman Kumar (Winner)
  • H1N1 Virus / Swine Flu - Discuss -Safiyah Zuhra
  • H1N1 Virus / Swine Flu - Discuss -Ruby Chaudhary
  • H1N1 Virus / Swine Flu - Discuss -Vijayalakshmi YC
  • H1N1 Virus / Swine Flu - Discuss -Tanumoy Mondal
  • H1N1 Virus / Swine Flu - Discuss -Deepak Soni

Essay Topics: February - 2015

  • Why should a Public Servant not be Corrupt? -Alice
  • Why should a Public Servant not be Corrupt? -Priyanka Singh
  • Why should a Public Servant not be Corrupt? -Sourabh Vyas
  • Why should a Public Servant not be Corrupt? -Zenith Sahai (Winner)
  • Why should a Public Servant not be Corrupt? -Payal Mittal
  • Why should a Public Servant not be Corrupt? -Rahul Jha
  • Why should a Public Servant not be Corrupt? -P.Linga Siva
  • Why should a Public Servant not be Corrupt? -Vipul Kumar Pathak
  • Why should a Public Servant not be Corrupt? -Abhisekh Sahu
  • Why should a Public Servant not be Corrupt? -Deepika Prajapati
  • Why should a Public Servant not be Corrupt? -Fatima Ashraf
  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Comment -G.V.D.S Krishna Sai
  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Comment -Abhishek Kapoor
  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Comment -Hemit Mazny
  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Comment -Padma Bandaru (Winner)
  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Comment -Anuj Mehta
  • Indian Awards System, like Padma Award and Bharat Ratna Award. Discuss -Meena TS
  • Indian Awards System, like Padma Award and Bharat Ratna Award. Discuss -Dwarkanadha Reddy
  • Indian Awards System, like Padma Award and Bharat Ratna Award. Discuss -Pallabi Chakraborthy
  • Indian Awards System, like Padma Award and Bharat Ratna Award. Discuss -Anne Phani Teja (Winner)

Essay Topics: January - 2015

  • Social Networking Site: Its Advantages and Disadvantages -Yaksh Kumar
  • Social Networking Site: Its Advantages and Disadvantages -Dipankar Choudhury
  • Social Networking Site: Its Advantages and Disadvantages -Neha Kapila
  • Social Networking Site: Its Advantages and Disadvantages -Akanksha Taneja
  • Social Networking Site: Its Advantages and Disadvantages -Nishant Kumar
  • Social Networking Site: Its Advantages and Disadvantages -Gopika Jayan (Winner)
  • Social Networking Site: Its Advantages and Disadvantages -Prafull Bajpai
  • Social Networking Site: Its Advantages and Disadvantages -Pallabi Chakraborty
  • Social Networking Site: Its Advantages and Disadvantages -Sohini Majumder
  • Social Networking Site: Its Advantages and Disadvantages -Saniya Bordawekar
  • Social Networking Site: Its Advantages and Disadvantages -Mani Kant Jha
  • Social Networking Site: Its Advantages and Disadvantages -Rajendraprasad Medepalli
  • Social Networking Site: Its Advantages and Disadvantages -Abhishek Gautam
  • Social Networking Site: Its Advantages and Disadvantages -Harshavardhan Ranshevre
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Birthday celebrated as Good Governance Day, comment? -Vikas Aswal
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Birthday celebrated as Good Governance Day, comment? -Aditya Narayan Srivastav
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Birthday celebrated as Good Governance Day, comment? -Manas Panda (Winner)
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni, retirement from Test Cricket - it is too early. -Shivraj Shahaji Dongare
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni, retirement from Test Cricket - it is too early. -Jnandeep Bora
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni, retirement from Test Cricket - it is too early. -Rattandeep Kaur (Winner)
  • Politicians granted Bail even after conviction - does it leave a good impact? -Pranjal Singh (Winner)
  • Politicians granted Bail even after conviction - does it leave a good impact? -Bharti Singh
  • Politicians granted Bail even after conviction - does it leave a good impact? -Vashu Gandharv

Essay Topics: December - 2014

  • Is Molestation at Public places becoming a Daily Routine? Discuss. -K.Sai Naveen
  • Is Molestation at Public places becoming a Daily Routine? Discuss. -Karthiayani Sugunan Nair
  • Is Molestation at Public places becoming a Daily Routine? Discuss. -Pallabi Chakraborty (Winner)
  • Is Molestation at Public places becoming a Daily Routine? Discuss. -Shivangi Singh
  • Is Molestation at Public places becoming a Daily Routine? Discuss. -Payal Tyagi
  • Is Molestation at Public places becoming a Daily Routine? Discuss. -Bhagya Lakshmi Vijayan
  • Is Molestation at Public places becoming a Daily Routine? Discuss. -Yuttika Singh
  • Is Molestation at Public places becoming a Daily Routine? Discuss. -Jnandeep Bora
  • Is Molestation at Public places becoming a Daily Routine? Discuss. -Pranita Agrawal
  • Is Molestation at Public places becoming a Daily Routine? Discuss. -Sanjana.F
  • Is Molestation at Public places becoming a Daily Routine? Discuss. -Abhiram Viswanadha
  • Professional League Tournaments for budding players, boon or curse. -Ayan Dey
  • Professional League Tournaments for budding players, boon or curse. -Arjun. Sanghvi
  • Professional League Tournaments for budding players, boon or curse. -Divyah Shruthi (Winner)
  • Professional League Tournaments for budding players, boon or curse. -Nabil CK
  • Once again the age limit is scheduled to be reduced? Is it hampering students to plan well? -Anurag Mishra
  • Once again the age limit is scheduled to be reduced? Is it hampering students to plan well? -Radhee Krishna (Winner)
  • Once again the age limit is scheduled to be reduced? Is it hampering students to plan well? -Shruthee Srinivasan

Essay Topics: November - 2014

  • To Keep Ganga Clean the puja's should not be performed on the bank of the river, do you agree? -Kashish Verma
  • To Keep Ganga Clean the puja's should not be performed on the bank of the river, do you agree? -Mani Kant Jha
  • To Keep Ganga Clean the puja's should not be performed on the bank of the river, do you agree? -Rahul Bajpayi
  • To Keep Ganga Clean the puja's should not be performed on the bank of the river, do you agree? -Rohit Ghosh
  • To Keep Ganga Clean the puja's should not be performed on the bank of the river, do you agree? -Sumit Kumar Kawde
  • To Keep Ganga Clean the puja's should not be performed on the bank of the river, do you agree? -S. Paul
  • To Keep Ganga Clean the puja's should not be performed on the bank of the river, do you agree? -Jhilik Chakraborty
  • To Keep Ganga Clean the puja's should not be performed on the bank of the river, do you agree? -Kumari Priya Rani
  • To Keep Ganga Clean the puja's should not be performed on the bank of the river, do you agree? -Olivia.S (Winner)
  • To Keep Ganga Clean the puja's should not be performed on the bank of the river, do you agree? -Sarwez Alam Kahan
  • Natural Disasters , the govt. should be ready with the relief operations rather than declaring relief funds - Discuss -Ayan Dey
  • Natural Disasters , the govt. should be ready with the relief operations rather than declaring relief funds - Discuss -Ramniwas Devaji
  • Natural Disasters , the govt. should be ready with the relief operations rather than declaring relief funds - Discuss -Vinod Kumar Singh
  • Natural Disasters , the govt. should be ready with the relief operations rather than declaring relief funds - Discuss -Anurag Mishra
  • Natural Disasters , the govt. should be ready with the relief operations rather than declaring relief funds - Discuss -Jnandeep Bora (Winner)
  • Natural Disasters , the govt. should be ready with the relief operations rather than declaring relief funds - Discuss -Manoj Yadav
  • Bringing back Black Money to India will increase the Indian Revenue, but should the names be revealed? -Dharmjeet Singh (Winner)
  • Bringing back Black Money to India will increase the Indian Revenue, but should the names be revealed? -Yuttika Singh
  • Setting up a new commission for Netaji Disappearance Mystery, will it bear positive results? -Sanjana.Fernandes
  • Setting up a new commission for Netaji Disappearance Mystery, will it bear positive results? -B.Dwarakanadha Reddy. (Winner)
  • Setting up a new commission for Netaji Disappearance Mystery, will it bear positive results? -Priyanka Singh

Essay Topics: October - 2014

  • Does the civil service exam need to change? -Chani Pagadala
  • Does the civil service exam need to change? -Vishal Yadav
  • Does the civil service exam need to change? -K Parameswaran (Winner)
  • India's Mission to Mars - Will it lead to a heightened scientific temper of Indians. -Himanshu Dhumash
  • India's Mission to Mars - Will it lead to a heightened scientific temper of Indians. -Abhinav Akash (Winner)
  • India's Mission to Mars - Will it lead to a heightened scientific temper of Indians. -Anwesha Bandopadhyay
  • India's Mission to Mars - Will it lead to a heightened scientific temper of Indians. -Priyanka singh
  • The future of the Internet. -C.P Sabari (Winner)
  • The future of the Internet. -Abhishek Raghuwanshi
  • The future of the Internet. -Mohit Prakash
  • The future of the Internet. -Payal Tyagi
  • The future of the Internet. -Samidha Banka
  • The future of the Internet. -Rajat Agarwal
  • The future of the Internet. -Bindhu Baby
  • The future of the Internet. -V. Preetham
  • The future of the Internet. -Pinkypta Khuntia
  • The future of the Internet. -Debarati Das Gupta
  • The future of the Internet. -Sanjana.Fernandes
  • Sports in India and the Asian Games. -Payal Mittal
  • Sports in India and the Asian Games. -Blossom B. Sahoo (Winner)
  • Sports in India and the Asian Games. -Mahesh.K.Ram
  • Sports in India and the Asian Games. -Merin Selvi Nelson
  • Sports in India and the Asian Games. -Ankit Chakraborty
  • Sports in India and the Asian Games. -Anuj Mehta

Essay Topics: September - 2014

  • Scrapping of the Planning Commission- Discuss. -Vaibhav Mahadevan
  • Scrapping of the Planning Commission- Discuss. -Anil Kumar Yadav
  • Scrapping of the Planning Commission- Discuss. -Rishi Tandon
  • Scrapping of the Planning Commission- Discuss. -Deepak Rathee
  • Scrapping of the Planning Commission- Discuss. -Venkatesh Reddy
  • Scrapping of the Planning Commission- Discuss. -Suma Mandalapu
  • Scrapping of the Planning Commission- Discuss. -Ruchika Chaudhary (Winner)
  • Scrapping of the Planning Commission- Discuss. -Manoj Kumar
  • Scrapping of the Planning Commission- Discuss. -Nilaya Mitash Shanker
  • Scrapping of the Planning Commission- Discuss. -Abhishek Gautam
  • Scrapping of the Planning Commission- Discuss. -Himanshu Dhumash
  • Renaming of Teachers Day on Guru Utsav will it change anything? -Vaishali S (Winner)
  • Renaming of Teachers Day on Guru Utsav will it change anything? -Vaibhav Mahadevan
  • Renaming of Teachers Day on Guru Utsav will it change anything? -Rohan Srinivas
  • Renaming of Teachers Day on Guru Utsav will it change anything? -Bindhu Baby
  • Renaming of Teachers Day on Guru Utsav will it change anything? -Sumith Velayudhan
  • Does the human race need to slow down? -Anita Gautam
  • Does the human race need to slow down? -Abhinav Palia
  • Does the human race need to slow down? -A.Raja Rajeswari
  • Does the human race need to slow down? -Karan Gautam
  • Does the human race need to slow down? -Srinivas (Winner)
  • Does the human race need to slow down? -Prem Kumar
  • Does the human race need to slow down? -N Neethipathy

Essay Topics: August - 2014

  • With a growing elder population should the retirement age be made 62 years. -Anubhav Chatterjee
  • With a growing elder population should the retirement age be made 62 years. -Jiya Jain (Winner)
  • With a growing elder population should the retirement age be made 62 years. -Pallavi.Prashant.Deshmukh
  • With a growing elder population should the retirement age be made 62 years. -Suman Kumar
  • Increasing the attempts and the age limit--------is it producing better talent for the bureaucracy? -Chandni Singh
  • Increasing the attempts and the age limit--------is it producing better talent for the bureaucracy? -Jashanpreet Singh
  • Increasing the attempts and the age limit--------is it producing better talent for the bureaucracy? -Rushikesh Reddy (Winner)
  • India & its neighbors -Surendra Pal Singh (Winner)
  • India & its neighbors -Manthan Sharma
  • India & its neighbors -Shobitha
  • India & its neighbors -Tatsat Mishra

Essay Topics: July - 2014

  • Do backward people still need reservation? -Rishi Tandon
  • Do backward people still need reservation? -Anurag Sharma (Winner)
  • Do backward people still need reservation? -Rohit
  • Do backward people still need reservation? -Sai Jijnasa Roy
  • Are marriages becoming obsolete in the new world order? -Manpreet
  • Are marriages becoming obsolete in the new world order? -Pooja Gupta (Winner)
  • Are marriages becoming obsolete in the new world order? -A.R.Rajeswari
  • India and its neighbours current govt policies and efforts. -Vaibhav Mahadevan (Winner)
  • India and its neighbours current govt policies and efforts. -Sanyog Varshney
  • Hindi as the National language- advantages and disadvantages. -Nidhi Lata (Winner)
  • Hindi as the National language- advantages and disadvantages. -M. Nagaraj
  • Hindi as the National language- advantages and disadvantages. -Shashaank Singh
  • Hindi as the National language- advantages and disadvantages. -Vaibhav Mahadevan

Essay Topics: June - 2014

  • Article 370, what should be the government's approach to it? -Ashish Anand
  • Article 370, what should be the government's approach to it? -Sk.Amer Arafath (Winner)
  • Article 370, what should be the government's approach to it? -Tapasya Ghosh
  • India and the SAARC nations, the roadmap ahead. -Vijay Singh (Winner)
  • Is the Politics of Coalitions over? -Arani Ray
  • Is the Politics of Coalitions over? -Rajesh Gangadhar
  • Is the Politics of Coalitions over? -Jnandeep Bora
  • Is the Politics of Coalitions over? -Anwesha Bandopadhyay (Winner)
  • Is the Politics of Coalitions over? -Anurag Sharma
  • Is the Politics of Coalitions over? -Animesh Kumar
  • In these times of globalization, is National Identity and Patriotism important? -Sai Jijnasa Roy
  • In these times of globalization, is National Identity and Patriotism important? -Zeba Zoariah Ahsan (Winner)
  • In these times of globalization, is National Identity and Patriotism important? -Anwesha Bandopadhyay
  • In these times of globalization, is National Identity and Patriotism important? -Manpreet kaur sandhu

Essay Topics: May - 2014

  • Should the marital status/affairs of a Politician be open to public debate? -Sumedha Bhattacharjee
  • Should the marital status/affairs of a Politician be open to public debate? - Yuttika Singh
  • Should the marital status/affairs of a Politician be open to public debate? - Pooja Gupta
  • Should the marital status/affairs of a Politician be open to public debate? - Rahul Bajpayi
  • Should the marital status/affairs of a Politician be open to public debate? - Manpreet Kaur sandhu
  • Should the marital status/affairs of a Politician be open to public debate? - K.B.D.Sridevi (Winner)
  • Is getting rich looked down upon in India publicly while being coveted secretly? -Anand Joy
  • Is getting rich looked down upon in India publicly while being coveted secretly? -Jnandeep Bora
  • The elnino effect and agriculture in India. -Kushant Kumar
  • The elnino effect and agriculture in India. -Reema Singh
  • The elnino effect and agriculture in India. -Kajal Gurnani
  • The elnino effect and agriculture in India. -Tapasya Ghosh
  • The elnino effect and agriculture in India. -Pranav Mayekar (Winner)
  • The elnino effect and agriculture in India. -Manish Bhojwani (Winner)
  • Is college education in India not world class? -Satwik Patnaik
  • Is college education in India not world class? -P.Indrani
  • Is college education in India not world class? -Somi Jha
  • Is college education in India not world class? -Jayraj Singh
  • Is college education in India not world class? -Bharanidhar.T.S
  • Is college education in India not world class? -Akash Agarwal
  • Is college education in India not world class? -Harshavardhan (Winner)

Essay Topics: April - 2014

  • What are the unique features of electioneering in India? -Manish Bhojwani (Winner)
  • Indian Agrarian economy is in shambles, what are its fault lines. -Himanshu Dhumash (Winner)
  • Indian Agrarian economy is in shambles, what are its fault lines. -Arijit Goswami
  • Discuss the pros and cons of India's stand on human rights issue in Srilanka. -Harshavardhan B J (Winner)

Essay Topics: March - 2014

  • What sense does freeing Rajiv Gandhi's killers make to the common Indian? -Rajeev Ranjan
  • What sense does freeing Rajiv Gandhi's killers make to the common Indian? -Rohit Kushwaha
  • What sense does freeing Rajiv Gandhi's killers make to the common Indian? -Ujwala Nathu Bhoi
  • What sense does freeing Rajiv Gandhi's killers make to the common Indian? -Pooja Gupta
  • What sense does freeing Rajiv Gandhi's killers make to the common Indian? -Ashutosh Kumar
  • What sense does freeing Rajiv Gandhi's killers make to the common Indian? -Rashmi Chaudhary
  • What sense does freeing Rajiv Gandhi's killers make to the common Indian? -Sanjeev Kumar
  • What sense does freeing Rajiv Gandhi's killers make to the common Indian? -Palak Goel (Winner)
  • What sense does freeing Rajiv Gandhi's killers make to the common Indian? -Govind Prakash
  • What sense does freeing Rajiv Gandhi's killers make to the common Indian? -Kanagaraj Raj
  • What sense does freeing Rajiv Gandhi's killers make to the common Indian? -Anwesha Bandopadhyay
  • Prospects of non BJP, non Congress parties alliance in 2014 General election -Himanshu Yadav
  • Prospects of non BJP, non Congress parties alliance in 2014 General election -Himanshu Dhumashv
  • Prospects of non BJP, non Congress parties alliance in 2014 General election -Harpreet Arora
  • Prospects of non BJP, non Congress parties alliance in 2014 General election -Rohan Sengupta
  • Prospects of non BJP, non Congress parties alliance in 2014 General election -Suman Kumar
  • Prospects of non BJP, non Congress parties alliance in 2014 General election -Vipin Mishra
  • Prospects of non BJP, non Congress parties alliance in 2014 General election -Mayil ravanan V
  • Prospects of non BJP, non Congress parties alliance in 2014 General election -Raghuram R Bachu
  • Prospects of non BJP, non Congress parties alliance in 2014 General election -Anwesha Bandopadhyay (Winner)
  • Prospects of non BJP, non Congress parties alliance in 2014 General election -Jnandeep Bora
  • With growing numbers of Crorepati MPs, can poor Indians contest Lok Sabha Election. -Rohan Bhowmik
  • With growing numbers of Crorepati MPs, can poor Indians contest Lok Sabha Election. -B.Dwarakanadha Reddy (Winner)
  • With growing numbers of Crorepati MPs, can poor Indians contest Lok Sabha Election. -Tejpal Singh Ratnu
  • With growing numbers of Crorepati MPs, can poor Indians contest Lok Sabha Election. -Himanshu Dhumash
  • With growing numbers of Crorepati MPs, can poor Indians contest Lok Sabha Election. -Ayush Bhatia
  • With growing numbers of Crorepati MPs, can poor Indians contest Lok Sabha Election. -Jashan Singh Sahib
  • With growing numbers of Crorepati MPs, can poor Indians contest Lok Sabha Election. -Ayush Jaiswal
  • With growing numbers of Crorepati MPs, can poor Indians contest Lok Sabha Election. -Rishi Tandon
  • With growing numbers of Crorepati MPs, can poor Indians contest Lok Sabha Election. -Sanjeev kumar sharma
  • India's stand at the WTO on patents and Intellectual Property Rights. -Anuradha.M.
  • India's stand at the WTO on patents and Intellectual Property Rights. -Ajeet Singh
  • India's stand at the WTO on patents and Intellectual Property Rights. -Alwyn Sebastian
  • India's stand at the WTO on patents and Intellectual Property Rights. -Rajat Luthra
  • India's stand at the WTO on patents and Intellectual Property Rights. -Shyama Bharati (Winner)

Essay Topics: February - 2014

  • What are the real issues confronting India in the run up to the general election 2014. -Dwarakanadha Reddy
  • What are the real issues confronting India in the run up to the general election 2014. -Sumit Bhola
  • What are the real issues confronting India in the run up to the general election 2014. -Manpreet Kaur
  • What are the real issues confronting India in the run up to the general election 2014. -Adithya Bharadwaj
  • What are the real issues confronting India in the run up to the general election 2014. -Shruthee Srinivasan (Winner)
  • What are the real issues confronting India in the run up to the general election 2014. -Ajeet Singh
  • What are the real issues confronting India in the run up to the general election 2014. -Rajesh Ravindra Chalke
  • What are the real issues confronting India in the run up to the general election 2014. -Prashant Mishra
  • What is the proper path for the Central government to take on the Telangana Issue. -Manish Bhojwani
  • What is the proper path for the Central government to take on the Telangana Issue. -Dwarakanadha Reddy Bayana
  • What is the proper path for the Central government to take on the Telangana Issue. -Raghuram R Bachu
  • What is the proper path for the Central government to take on the Telangana Issue. -Rashi Rastogi
  • What is the proper path for the Central government to take on the Telangana Issue. -Rahul Bajpayi (Winner)
  • The poverty line - how should it be defined? -Dwarakanadha Reddy Bayana
  • The poverty line - how should it be defined? -Mani Kant Jha (Winner)
  • The poverty line - how should it be defined? -Mrinal Malakar
  • After one year of the Nirbhaya Incident of Dec 2012 has anything changed for women in India. - G.R.Hiranmai
  • After one year of the Nirbhaya Incident of Dec 2012 has anything changed for women in India. - Jnandeep Bora
  • After one year of the Nirbhaya Incident of Dec 2012 has anything changed for women in India. - Rajat Luthra
  • After one year of the Nirbhaya Incident of Dec 2012 has anything changed for women in India. - Ishani Mishra
  • After one year of the Nirbhaya Incident of Dec 2012 has anything changed for women in India. - Rashmi Chaudhary (Winner)
  • After one year of the Nirbhaya Incident of Dec 2012 has anything changed for women in India. - Anwesha
  • After one year of the Nirbhaya Incident of Dec 2012 has anything changed for women in India. - Parul Sharma
  • After one year of the Nirbhaya Incident of Dec 2012 has anything changed for women in India. - Anuradha.M
  • After one year of the Nirbhaya Incident of Dec 2012 has anything changed for women in India. - Rohan Sengupta
  • What Aam Admi Party means to a common Indian? -Kamal Duggal
  • What Aam Admi Party means to a common Indian? -Shashidhar Mishra
  • What Aam Admi Party means to a common Indian? -Raghuram R Bachu
  • What Aam Admi Party means to a common Indian? -Vinod Kumar Garg
  • What Aam Admi Party means to a common Indian? -Lakshmi M Das
  • What Aam Admi Party means to a common Indian? -Samritika (Winner)
  • What Aam Admi Party means to a common Indian? -Kumar Gaurav
  • What Aam Admi Party means to a common Indian? -Arihara Sudhan
  • What Aam Admi Party means to a common Indian? -Aman Kumar Pandey
  • Will the recently passed Lok Pal Bill end Corruption in India? -Jashanpreet Singh (Winner)
  • Will the recently passed Lok Pal Bill end Corruption in India? -Manish Bhojwani
  • Will the recently passed Lok Pal Bill end Corruption in India? -Ajeet Singh
  • Will the recently passed Lok Pal Bill end Corruption in India? -Niraj Satnalika
  • Will the recently passed Lok Pal Bill end Corruption in India? -Ancy Wilson
  • Will the recently passed Lok Pal Bill end Corruption in India? -Anwesha Bandopadhyay
  • Will the recently passed Lok Pal Bill end Corruption in India? -Devang R Mehta
  • Will the recently passed Lok Pal Bill end Corruption in India? -Vaishnavi jha
  • Will the recently passed Lok Pal Bill end Corruption in India? -Mrinal Malakar
  • How Indian Diplomat row in US could be resolved? - Dwarakanadha reddy Bayana
  • How Indian Diplomat row in US could be resolved? -A.Hari Chandana (Winner)
  • How Indian Diplomat row in US could be resolved? -Shivangi Rajani
  • Is Supreme Court Gay sex verdict progressive? -Zeeshan Elyas
  • Is Supreme Court Gay sex verdict progressive? -Divya Sarjolta
  • Is Supreme Court Gay sex verdict progressive? -Shilpi Agarwal
  • Is Supreme Court Gay sex verdict progressive? -Sneha pawar
  • Is Supreme Court Gay sex verdict progressive? -Ankita Aggarwal (Winner)
  • Is Supreme Court Gay sex verdict progressive? -Jyoti Yadav

Essay Topics: December - 2013

  • After nearing 25 years, does India needs reforms once again - Nikhi Ramchandra Jathe
  • After nearing 25 years, does India needs reforms once again - Sneha Pawar
  • After nearing 25 years, does India needs reforms once again - Abhijeet Singh Rathore
  • After nearing 25 years, does India needs reforms once again - Manpreet Kaur
  • After nearing 25 years, does India needs reforms once again - Rishi Tandon (Winner)
  • Opinion poll, exit poll are they necessary, if so why? - Ankush Sharma
  • Opinion poll, exit poll are they necessary, if so why? - Nikhi Ramchandra Jathe
  • Opinion poll, exit poll are they necessary, if so why? - Shilpi Agarwal (Winner)
  • Opinion poll, exit poll are they necessary, if so why? - Adithya Bharadwaj
  • Opinion poll, exit poll are they necessary, if so why? - Harshraj Roman
  • Opinion poll, exit poll are they necessary, if so why? - V.A.M.Karthik
  • Sexual harassment in workplace causes and remedies - Ninaad Athalye
  • Sexual harassment in workplace causes and remedies - Shilpi Agarwal
  • Sexual harassment in workplace causes and remedies - Priya Singh
  • Sexual harassment in workplace causes and remedies - Aishwarya Jain
  • Sexual harassment in workplace causes and remedies - Aritra Chakraborty
  • Sexual harassment in workplace causes and remedies - Vijay Peddada
  • Sexual harassment in workplace causes and remedies - Mrinal Malakar
  • Sexual harassment in workplace causes and remedies - Adeeba Fahiem (Winner)
  • Sexual harassment in workplace causes and remedies - Ankita Aggarwal
  • Sexual harassment in workplace causes and remedies - Ayushi Kulshrestha
  • Surveillance of an individual raises moral, ethical and legal questions - Revati Chandrabhatta
  • Surveillance of an individual raises moral, ethical and legal questions - Shivangi Rajani (Winner)

Essay Topics: November - 2013

  • Discuss success to tackle Cyclone Phalin-Failure to control Uttrakhand floods. -Imroz Ahmed
  • Discuss success to tackle Cyclone Phalin-Failure to control Uttrakhand floods. -Sejal Goel
  • Discuss success to tackle Cyclone Phalin-Failure to control Uttrakhand floods. -K Divija
  • Communalism and Terrorism are interlinked, challenges in controlling them -K.Shreya Ghosh
  • Communalism and Terrorism are interlinked, challenges in controlling them -K.Farijuddin Khan
  • Communalism and Terrorism are interlinked, challenges in controlling them -K.Ninaad Athalye
  • Sachin Tendulkar has made a huge impact- Discuss his qualities as a trailblazer. -K.Chitti Raju
  • Sachin Tendulkar has made a huge impact- Discuss his qualities as a trailblazer. -Tittu Sunny

Essay Topics: October - 2013

  • Ordinance on Convicted legislatures sets bad precedent -Rishi Tandon
  • Ordinance on Convicted legislatures sets bad precedent -Akshith
  • Ordinance on Convicted legislatures sets bad precedent -Praveen Ebenezer Paul. E (Winner)
  • Necessity for Communal Violence prevention bill -Bhagya Lakshmi Vijayan (Winner)
  • Necessity for Communal Violence prevention bill -Shreya Ghosh
  • Necessity for Communal Violence prevention bill -Harsha Vardhan
  • Necessity for Communal Violence prevention bill -Gokul Abraham
  • Alternatives to India's dependence on energy supply -Srinivas Vadada
  • Alternatives to India's dependence on energy supply -Reema D`souza
  • Alternatives to India's dependence on energy supply -Monic Abhishek.K (Winner)
  • SC's negative voting verdict, good or bad for democracy -Krishna S (Winner)
  • SC's negative voting verdict, good or bad for democracy -Ankush Sharma
  • SC's negative voting verdict, good or bad for democracy -Bafpalbir singh
  • SC's negative voting verdict, good or bad for democracy -Preeti Aggarwal
  • SC's negative voting verdict, good or bad for democracy -Smita Saxena
  • SC's negative voting verdict, good or bad for democracy -Divya Annepu

Essay Topics: September - 2013

  • Measures to reinvigorate Indian Economy -Ramsnehi Meghna (Winner)
  • Measures to reinvigorate Indian Economy -Shubham
  • Food Security Bill - A poll gimmick or anti hunger action plan -Anubhav Mishra
  • Food Security Bill - A poll gimmick or anti hunger action plan -Gokul Abraham
  • Food Security Bill - A poll gimmick or anti hunger action plan -Padma Priya
  • Food Security Bill - A poll gimmick or anti hunger action plan -Balasubramanyan Menon (Winner)
  • Food Security Bill - A poll gimmick or anti hunger action plan -Amit Srivastav
  • Land acquisition bill - Boon or Bane -Jashanpreet Singh (Winner)
  • Land acquisition bill - Boon or Bane -Neha Ghosh
  • Land acquisition bill - Boon or Bane -Amit Srivastav
  • Fight against Superstition needs a countrywide campaign -Vipul Kumar Pandey (Winner)
  • Fight against Superstition needs a countrywide campaign -Neha Ghosh
  • Fight against Superstition needs a countrywide campaign -Swathi Gs
  • Fight against Superstition needs a countrywide campaign -Henna Jain

Essay Topics: August - 2013

  • Telengana sparks fresh debate on reorganization of Indian states -R.Menon
  • Telengana sparks fresh debate on reorganization of Indian states -Sumeet Garg
  • Telangana sparks fresh debate on Reorganization of Indian States -Sundeep Shukla
  • Telengana sparks fresh debate on reorganisation of indian states -Manpreet Kaur
  • Telengana sparks fresh debate on reorganization of Indian States -Gopika Jayan
  • Bihar Mid-Day meal tragedy signals revamping of the nutrition scheme -Shreya Anurakti
  • Bihar Mid-Day meal tragedy signals revamping of the nutrition scheme -Balasubramanyan.R.Menon (Winner 2)
  • Revamping Nutrition Support Schemes -Prashant jain

Essay Topics: July - 2013

  • Uttrakhand floods - Nature or Human have aggravated the miseries -Balasubramanyan.R.Menon (Winner)
  • Uttrakhand floods - Nature or Human have aggravated the miseries -Vijay Yadav
  • Uttrakhand floods - Nature or Human have aggravated the miseries -Kamaldeep Singh
  • Why the Indian Rupee is depreciating and measures to control it. -Aditya Das
  • Why Indian rupee is deprecating, measures to control it. -Azad Singh Bothra
  • Why Indian rupee is deprecating, measures to control it. -SHREYA ANURAKTI

Essay Topics: june - 2013

  • Maoist should be treated on par with terrorist and anti-nationals -Pratibha Sharma (Winner)
  • Maoist should be treated on par with terrorist and anti-nationals -Abhishek Dixit
  • Maoist should be treated on par with terrorist and anti-nationals -Arjun Tyagi
  • Maoist should be treated on par with terrorist and anti-nationals -Dharmesh Sharma
  • Is food security law necessary for India? -Ashish Pandey
  • How to clean up the mess of Indian Premier League -Rishi Tandon

Essay Topics: May - 2013

  • Anatomy of Rape, causes and remedies -Priyanka Agarwal

Essay Topics: April - 2013

  • Italian Marines brought back is a national victory - Himanshu Dhumash

Essay Topics: March - 2013

  • From Bofors to Helicopters, Bribery in Defence Deals Stinks - Ajit Lodhi

Essay Topics: February - 2013

  • Freedom of expression is superior or the right to protest - Rishav jha

Contest Essay for January - 2013

  • Are Women in India safe? Are stringent Laws enough to curb the male sexual overdrive? -Saurabh Sharan
  • Are Women in India safe? Are stringent Laws enough to curb the male sexual overdrive? -Akash Sharma
  • The Youth of India, are they in a position of unrest? -Rajendra Koushik

Contest Essay for December - 2012

  • In corruption, India ranks 94th in the world -Ansh Neeraj Tayal
  • India's recent test failure vs England -Shashidhar mishra

Essay Topics: November - 2012 (last date: November 31)

  • Swamy seeks Congress' de-recognition
  • Obama vs Romney
  • Why Digitization hits metros in India?

Contest Essay for October - 2012

  • Indian people vs price hike -Aurag

Contest Essays for September - 2012

Contest essays for august - 2012.

  • India declares drought: How will it affect country economy - Ganga
  • Why Indian athletes are falling back in Olympics 2012 ? - Disha gandhi
  • India declares drought: How will it affect country economy - Isha roy

Contest Essays for July - 2012

  • Who deserves to take the seat of president? either sangama or Pranab Mukerjee ? - Addeba fahiem
  • Who deserves to take the seat of president? either sangama or Pranab Mukerjee ? - Amit Kumar
  • "God Particle" Found? will it be a Historic Milestone in science - Aleem javed

Contest Essays for June - 2012

  • Will INS Vikramaditya War ship add strength to our Indian navy? - Ankit Agarwal
  • Will INS Vikramaditya War ship add strength to our Indian navy? - Vamshi Krishna
  • Dollar increase against rupees - Shekhar
  • Petrol price hike and its effects on our day to day life - Priyanka Singh

Contest Essays for May - 2012

  • Should Sachin Tendulkar conferred Rajya Sabha nomination or Bharat Ratna? - Himanshu Dhumash
  • Should Sachin Tendulkar conferred Rajya Sabha nomination or Bharat Ratna? - Pratik Mantri
  • Central- State hassle over NCTC - Saahil Bhanot
  • Central- State hassle over NCTC - Nilmani
  • Will india meet surplus electric power production in 2013? - Bharath Akkera

Contest Essays for April - 2012

  • UP : Miscary for Congress and Rahul - Ankit Agarwal
  • Corruption case against Jagan Mohan-split - Abhishek Dixit
  • Union budget 2012-13- crucial or noncrucial? - Himanshu Dhumash
  • Anna protest against corruption: is he still a crowd-maker? - kaustubh verma

Contest Essays for March - 2012

  • Collapse of Kingfisher Airlines - Himanshu Dhumash
  • Collapse of Kingfisher Airlines - Kaustubh Verma
  • Disputes over National Counter Terrorism Center - Kanwar Deep Singh
  • Disputes over National Counter Terrorism Center - Himanshu Dhumash
  • Disputes over National Counter Terrorism Center - Raj Cham

Contest Essays for February - 2012

  • Economic Growth Of India In 2011 - Priya Sharma
  • Economic Growth Of India In 2011 - Ramandeep Kaur
  • Economic Growth Of India In 2011 - Bharath B Gowda
  • Economic Growth Of India In 2011 - Abhinav Akash
  • 2G Scam and Chidambaram - Raj Cham
  • Reason behind Rahul Gandhi enter into politics - Pushkar Ashwani

Contest Essays for January - 2012

  • Lokpal Bill fiasco - Govind Prakash
  • Has Anna's agitation lost steam? - saurabh shubham
  • Censorship on networking websites - Henna Jain
  • The Truth vs Hype of FDI - Rishav Jha
  • The Truth vs Hype of FDI - Vyom Bindal

Contest Essays for December - 2011

  • Are scientific inventions making us happier - kriteesh parashar
  • Are scientific inventions making us happier - swasti raizada
  • Sharad Pawar Slapped: is it the right way for showing discontent? - Ikram singh Harika
  • Sharad Pawar Slapped: is it the right way for showing discontent? - Pranay Chaturvedi
  • Has corruption haunted india's growth ? - Shruti Roy
  • Has corruption haunted india's growth ? - Mudasir Husssain
  • Has corruption haunted india's growth ? - Sonali Dinkar
  • Has corruption haunted india's growth ? - Ikram singh Harika
  • Has corruption haunted india's growth ? - Ranjana

Contest Essays for November - 2011

  • Why India is the next global leader? - Biswaranjan Sahoo
  • Population Explosion - How can we tackle this problem? - Shreyosi Pal
  • Gaddafi and the north african search for freedom and democracy - Catherine Pushpam Joseph

Contest Essays for October - 2011

  • Narendra Modi, a right choice for PM of India - Rishav Jha
  • Solution for Kudankulam project agitation - Vikram Gs
  • Solution for Kudankulam project agitation - Ch.srujana
  • Telangana state should be granted or not - M Mohan Raj
  • Anna's Jan Lokpal, a threat to democracy - Sibi Adhithya Senthil Kumar

Contest Essays for September - 2011

  • Dirty scams, still Manmohan an intellectual - Saurabh Makta
  • Another blast in Delhi, who should be blamed - Sonali Kolte
  • Reason for India's debacle in England tour - Tanujit Medhi
  • Sports Promotion through Ajay Maken's Sports Bill - Rishabh Jain

Contest Essays for August - 2011

  • cash for vote scam - Rajat-Ali
  • cash for vote scam - Ajith Nair
  • anna's lokpal vs. government lokpal - disha gandhi
  • cwg what went wrong - ritu g

Contest Essays for July - 2011

  • Can Google circle (+1) beat Facebook? -Deepak Kailash Patra
  • Does Petrol, Diesel, Kerosene & Cooking gas price hike affect the people? -LAV TRAR
  • Rise In Oil Prices,An Encounter? -Kiranmayee Manikyam
  • Is DRS suited for one-day cricket and the World Cup? -JAGTESHWAR SINGH SOHAL.
  • Why corrupt officials are not getting punishment? Did PM's silence make a bad thing worse? -DANISH KHATANA

Contest Essays for June - 2011

  • Was the government crackdown on Baba Ramdev and his followers justified ? -KANIKA SINGHAL
  • Are cricketers beginning to give more importance to club level tournaments like IPL than playing for the country? -Surendra Lalriya
  • How can one effectively bridge the rich poor gap in India ? -Gajendra Choudhary

Contest Essays for May - 2011

  • Is the media of today upholding good journalistic standards? -Avneesh Kumar
  • Pakistan is serious about their efforts in eradicating terrorists from their soil? -Unni Krishnan Nair
  • Is Obesity a growing concern in India? -Priya Sharma

Contest Essays for April - 2011

  • Anna Hazare's Movement Against Corruption -Gopika Jayan
  • Anna Hazare's Movement Against Corruption -Ingudum Lalit
  • Future of Indian Cricket -Souvik Ghosh
  • Supermarkets -Anubhav Yadav
  • 2G Scam -Gopika Jayan
  • Cricket -P.Leo
  • Supermarkets -Prashant Sree
  • Reality Shows -Rajasekar
  • Reality Shows -Sneha Gangadharan
  • Capital Punishment -Aparna Pandey
  • Capital Punishment -Deepti Shriram
  • Capital Punishment -Kanishka
  • Sexual Exploitation Against Women -Gitanjali Maria
  • Sexual Exploitation Against Women -Harshita
  • Sexual Exploitation Against Women -Saumitra shukla
  • Honor killing in India -Shipra Pandey
  • Honor killing in India -Vikas Singh
  • Honor killing in India -Abdullah Panniyankara
  • Honor killing in India -Haritha Reddy
  • Honor killing in India -Himani Grover
  • Should we hang all corrupt politicians -Jatin Sehgal
  • Should we hang all corrupt politicians -Surbhi Sati
  • Should Students Be Allowed To Grade Their Teachers -Anubha Gupta
  • Should Students Be Allowed To Grade Their Teachers -Ajay Sethu
  • Western Culture Promotes Divorces -Nilopher Khan
  • Western Culture Promotes Divorces -Sundeep Shukla
  • Western Culture Promotes Divorces -Dr.Purvaja Mahadevan
  • Should all terrorists caught red handed on camera, be hanged without trial - Gopika Jayan
  • Should Students Be Allowed To Grade Their Teachers -Rahul Aggarwal
  • Should all terrorists caught red handed on camera, be hanged without trial -A.Prasanna
  • Western Culture Promotes Divorces -Haritha Chaganti
  • Western Culture Promotes Divorces -Dinu Nair
  • Should Students Be Allowed To Grade Their Teachers -Atanu kashyap Adhikari
  • Should all terrorists caught red handed on camera, be hanged without trial -S. Madhan mohan
  • Indian Education System -Biswajit Pattanayak
  • Is India fit for democracy -Tusheet Saraf
  • Effects of Technology - Mayank Gupta
  • Advanrages of School Uniforms - Indrani Bhattacharyya
  • Advanrages of School Uniforms - Navin Shetty
  • Life in Kashmir Valley - Anukriti Ranjan
  • Effects of Technology - Virinder Gupta
  • Corruption in India - Karthick Babu
  • Corruption in India - Tanvir
  • Corruption in India - Jasbir Singh Kaura
  • Corruption in India - Shinaaz Mittal
  • Corruption in India - Swapnil Kapse

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The UPSC Exam pattern is set by the conducting body, i.e., the Union Public Service Commission. It is a yearly conducted examination and the paper pattern for the IAS Exam has been the same since 2013. This article aims to give the reader an overview of the UPSC exam pattern and syllabus for CSE 2024 .

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The UPSC Civil Services Examination is considered to be the toughest examination in India. It has earned this moniker partly due to the intense competition and partly due to the comprehensive UPSC Syllabus . Apart from that, the exam pattern for UPSC CSE is quite complicated, and a typical examination cycle lasts for almost a year from the preliminary exam until the final results are declared.

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The UPSC civil services exam pattern is officially divided into two stages called Preliminary and Main Examination while in practice, it is a three-stage exam. The third being Personality Test/Interview.

As per the IAS exam pattern, candidates who clear the Prelims are eligible for Mains and candidates who clear the Main reach the interview stage.

Stage 1: UPSC CSE Prelims Exam Pattern

The Prelims Exam date is 26th May 2024. Visit the link to get free study material and preparation strategy for UPSC Prelims .

The UPSC exam pattern for the Preliminary stage consists of two papers, conducted on one day. Both the papers comprise objective type questions with multiple choice of answers. The prelims examination is a qualifying stage to filter candidates for the mains exam. The marks secured at this stage are not counted towards the final merit list, though candidates have to prepare well for this exam as cut-offs are unpredictable and depend on the average score every year. The details of UPSC prelims pattern is given below:

To sit for prelims, one has to fill the application using the UPSC Apply Online portal.

Stage 2: UPSC CSE  Mains Exam Pattern

The UPSC exam pattern for the Mains stage consists of 9 papers conducted over 5-7 days. Only those candidates who secure at least the declared cut off in General Studies I and 33% in General Studies II in Prelims will be allowed to appear for the Mains Examination. 

As per the exam pattern of UPSC Mains , all of the papers consist of descriptive answer type questions. It is an exhaustive phase and the total marks in UPSC mains can directly affect your final scores. Thus, the UPSC exam marks for the mains phase are extremely valuable as it acts as a key factor in merit declaration. The details of UPSC syllabus with marks are given below:

All of the mains papers except for the language papers A and B are of a merit ranking nature. Paper A and B are of qualifying nature and candidates must score at least 25% in each for the marks from their Paper I – Paper VII to be given weightage.

Paper A is not compulsory for candidates from the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim as well as candidates with hearing impairment, provided they can prove that they have been exempted from such 2nd or 3rd language courses by their concerned board or university. The Indian Language paper covers any of the languages included in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution.

The subjects which are covered by the General Studies Papers in Mains Exam are:

The Optional subjects for Paper VI and VII of the mains examination have to be any one of the subjects from the following list:

All the papers except the Language papers A and B can be answered in English or any of the languages listed in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution of India. The optional papers can be answered in English even if none of the other papers has been answered by the candidate in English.

Stage 3: UPSC CSE Pattern for Interview

This is the final stage of the IAS Exam before the final results are declared. Officially it is called the Interview/Personality Test and counted as a part of the Mains Examination for merit ranking purposes. From a preparation standpoint, it is considered the third stage as preparation strategies for the written and interview stages are different. As per the IAS exam pattern, this consists of an interview by the UPSC board to assess the candidates’ suitability for a civil services career and associated responsibilities. The board consists of competent and unbiased observers who have a record of the candidates’ career. The board would judge the candidates mental and social traits by asking questions of general interest. Some of the qualities that the board looks for are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, a balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.

The total marks of the UPSC interview stage is 275, thus bringing the total marks for UPSC Mains and Interview for the merit list consideration to 2025.

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Good evening sir/Madam I have completed bsc in hotel management degree in 2013 Now I am eligible for IAS Can I give exams for IAS

Hi Danial To sit for UPSC Prelims 2020, the minimum educational qualification is a Bachelor’s Degree. The minimum age limit is 21 while the maximum is 32 (Unreserved Category.) Read Eligibility Criteria for UPSC Exam in the linked article.

My date of birth is 21/05/2000 and my graduation is complete in 2021 june..so I’m eligible or not for 2021 upsc examination plz give and question answer…

Hi Prafull As per UPSC Eligibility Criteria , an aspirant has to be a minimum of 21 years of age before or on 1st August of the year of examination. In your case, you will be 21 on 21st May 2021 and if you pass your graduation degree, you can sit for UPSC 2021.

respected mentors, i have completed my degree in economics and i started preparing for upsc, could u plzz suggest or guide me some books to read which will be worthwhile useful

Hi Pradeep You can check the following links to complement your preparation: 1. UPSC Books 2. NCERT Books PDF

I am soon going to be a pharma graduate so what can be the optional subjects for me as none of the pharma subject is mentioned in the syllabus.

Hi Shivanshu UPSC provides a list of 48 optional subjects (25 subjects and 23 languages). One subject from the list can be chosen as your optional subject. Since, there is no such subject called Pharmacy, you can choose any other subject which you are most comfortable with. Read which subject is best for IAS Exam from the linked article.

Hie mam/sir I have completed my bams last year and i am interested in giving upsc exam next year But am little but confused about the prep of upsc can you please tell me the procedure for the preparation of upsc ?

Hi Please check below mentioned links: 1. IAS Exam 2. UPSC Syllabus 3. UPSC Eligibility Criteria

Hello! Need clarification. Do both Optionals consist two different paper each? If yes, do we have the option of selecting between Paper I and II?

No, you have to select one subject for which you will have two papers. Check the list of UPSC Optional Subjects in the linked article.

Respected mentors, I’m completed my graduation in 2020, and I’m interested in civil services so can I start the upsc preparation. Plzzzz suggest me the books of UPSC which will be worthwhile useful.

Hi. Pls. refer to: 1. UPSC Books 2. NCERT Books for UPSC

respected mentor, I am a BE graduate . I am complete my graduate in 2022 . I am interested to write UPSC exam . But i didn’t no the details related to that exam please suggest the inform about that exam.

Hi You should first know the UPSC Eligibility Criteria in detail, which you can find in the linked article. Then, you can follow-up with the following articles: 1. IAS Exam 2. UPSC Notification 3. UPSC Syllabus

respected mentor, i am post graduate in computer science i am interested in upsc exam ,can i apply as optional subject as computer science

Hi Babita There is no such subject as ‘Computer Science’ in the list of optional subjects given by UPSC. You may choose one from the stated Optional Subjects for UPSC .

Sir/Ma’am What is option A compulsory indian language? Is it English or can we take English as option A. And how is it different from English Literature. Is literature same as other optionals like Anthropology etc

Hi Harita Paper A and Paper B are two compulsory language papers. While in Paper A, you have to choose one Indian language. Paper B is English Language paper. English Literature is one of the optional subjects in the list of 48 optional subjects.

sir am currently doing my 2nd year engineering and i hav a dream to become a civil servant so how can i prepare for the upsc exam and should i start my prepration now itself??and what are the tips for prepration??

Hi Prajwal Taking it that you already know the exam pattern, we suggest you go through the UPSC Syllabus thoroughly. Then, you can start with important NCERT Books . Anaylse the UPSC Previous Years’ Question Papers . Make sure to keep yourself updated with current affairs.

I want to take mathematics as an optional subject, Can you please suggest appropriate book / books for this please

Take reference from the link – Mathematics Optional Book List

Respected mentors. My DoB is 25/12/2001. When I will eligible to sit in exam.

Hi Aman You will be eligible to sit for UPSC 2023 and onwards.

My birth year is 1988, will I be eligible?

Hi Arunabh You have to a minimum of 21 as of 1st August of the exam year. Also, one should not be 32 as of 1st August (exam year.) This is for general category. If you fall within the age brackets, you may sit for UPSC Exam. Read IAS eligibility here .

hi, I want to opt for Management as an optional subject for the exam.

please suggest me booklist and resources for the preparation of optional subject only

Hi Please refer to the following posts: 1. Strategy for Management Optional 2. Management Optional book list

Sir how to make revision stratgy of studied topics. I am pursuing graduation this year and complete 2021

Hi You should for frequent revision technique that helps you to stay in touch with what you have learnt. Read more about in the article here

Is there any strategy to start the preparation from the selected subjects ? like starting preparation from the subjects with wider syllabus to the lesser one ?

Start with the subjects you are new to. Strategies vary from person to person w.r.t their interests in subjects and their existing knowledge of the syllabus. Hence, we suggest you take any two subjects per day along with current affairs. You can also make a timetable for UPSC preparation to track your goals.

I have completed my graduation in bsc computer Science, statistics and mathematics. I have interested in the upsc Civil service exam. Please suggest best books for upsc prelims and mains.

Hi Check: 1. NCERT Books for UPSC 2. UPSC Books

I’m from tamilnadu Can I choose my mother tongue to attend my personality test

Yes, you can.

Will I be able to take up the Interview in my mother tongue even if I attended the prelims and the mains in English?

Hi, Yes, a candidate can opt for any one official language of India to be his/her medium of language in an interview.

Hi , Mentor I have Completed my Masters In Psycholgy can I Take This as a Optional Subject in Upsc Exam

Yes, you can go through the Psychology Optional Syllabus for UPSC at the linked article

Hello mentor , which are the subjective type writing papers( descriptive writing ) in upsc mains ? Only essays are their ? There are other descriptive writing paper in upsc mains other than essay writing?

Hi All the papers in UPSC Mains are descriptive-type. Essay, GS I-IV, Hindi Language, English Language, and two optional papers.

hi my birth date is 11/08/2002 can i take upsc in 2023

Hi As per the exiting UPSC Eligibility Criteria , you can sit for UPSC 2024. The minium age should be 21.

Should 2 subjects be selected for the optional exams? Also are the subjects to be selected from a BSc point of view because of question pattern?

Only 1 subject has to be chosen. Any subject from the list of optional subjects can be chosen.

My birth date is 10 3 2007. When I will give upse exam.

You can sit for the 2028 examination going by the current UPSC eligibility criteria .

If a candidates fails at interview of Mains stage does he need to re appear for all three levels again ?

Hi, Yes. As far as the UPSC CSE format is concerned, failing in any of the stages would require candidates to reappear in the prelims of the next year. Learn about UPSC Eligibility Criteria in the linked article.

Does a degree form ignou is valid to appear in civil service exam

Yes, it is valid.

What is the Paper A in the Mains Examination? Also what are the subjects available?

Hi, Get the detailed information about Paper A in UPSC Mains here .

Hello, I have a feeling that I might fail in my bachelor’s. So once I clear it by writing it once again, will I be eligible to give UPSC? Will it affect my chance to try out the UPSC exams? Thank you.

Hi Raja, Candidates who are in their final year or awaiting results are also eligible to appear for UPSC preliminary Examination. All such candidates who are likely to appear for IAS exams must produce proof of having passed the said examination along with the application for the main IAS examination.

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  1. Essay Syllabus

    UPSC Civil Service Mains Paper 1 (popularly known as essay paper) is now of 250 marks. Candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.

  2. Essay Syllabus

    As such, you must know the different types of essays that are tested in the examination, such as Informative essays, Descriptive essays, Narrative essays, and Persuasive essays. Each type has its unique writing style, skill set, and format to adhere to. Thus, mastering each essay type is important to score high marks in the exam.

  3. How to Write Essay in UPSC Exam

    The Essay Paper is one of the nine papers in the UPSC civil services mains exam. In this paper, you will have to write two essays, each with a word count of 1000-1200. One topic can be selected from a choice of four topics. The Essay Paper is for a total of 250 marks, with one essay for 125 marks.

  4. Essay Writing for Civil Services Examination

    Broadly speaking, there are two types of essays - formal and informal. In the UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE), we are concerned with the formal essay. The formal essay is relatively impersonal, the author writes it as an authority and such essays tend to be less emotional.

  5. How to write an essay for IAS Exams (Effective Essay Format)

    How to write an Essay in IAS Exam 0 3235 4 May 20, 2019 4 Min Read One of the biggest mistakes majority of IAS aspirants make during their mains exam preparation is not giving the required attention to their essay paper. You must know how to prepare for essay in UPSC Mains to score expected marks. The essay paper is crucial.

  6. UPSC Mains Syllabus 2024 for IAS Exam

    UPSC GS 3 Syllabus UPSC GS 4 Syllabus UPSC Optional Syllabus UPSC IAS Topic-wise Weightage UPSC Mains Syllabus FAQs UPSC IAS Indian Language Syllabus 2024 UPSC Civil Service Indian Language paper will be of class 10th level and qualifying in nature. The aspirants have to score above 33% marks to pass this paper.

  7. Essay Paper

    Essay - 4 Types There are 4 types of essays which are listed below. Narrative Essay Here the writer narrates an incident or event. Descriptive Essay Here the author describes any event, process or conditions. Informative Essay Here the purpose of the writer is to provide information including negative and positive sides to a topic. Persuasive Essay

  8. UPSC Mains Essay Paper

    As per the UPSC notification, the essay paper is one of the nine subjects in the IAS main exam. Thus, the candidates are required to write essays on multiple topics. Hence, it is advised to stay updated with the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in proper order and write concisely.

  9. How to Write a Good Essay in the IAS Mains Exam?

    The essay in the IAS Mains Exam is a descriptive type of essay. The essay topic is provided, and candidates are required to write an essay on the given topic. Any Essay topic should start with an introduction, elaborate with a body and then end with a conclusion.

  10. How to write a Good Essay in UPSC IAS Exam

    Putting down all relevant points related to the topic. #3. Organising content of the essay in a neat flow. #4. Giving your essay more weight age by presenting important facts. #5. Working around the central theme of the essay. #6. Neutrally expressing your views.

  11. How to write an Effective Essay in IAS Exam?

    A good Introduction: First impression is the last impression. An essay must start in an impressive way. The introduction should have that touch of humanity and warmth so as to catch the attention of the examiner. It should set the ball rolling for the reader so as make him get lost in the depth of the writing.

  12. Complete Guide to IAS Mains Exam Pattern

    The exam consists of nine papers, which are divided into two categories: compulsory and optional. Each paper has a different weightage, ranging from 100 to 250 marks. To clear the IAS Mains exam, it's essential to understand the marking scheme and weightage breakdown. The first paper in the IAS Mains exam is an essay paper that carries 250 marks.

  13. UPSC Essay Topics

    Candidates will come to know about the types of IAS essay topics asked and important recent essay questions. The UPSC CSE essay topics asked in the IAS Mains exam in previous years are detailed below. UPSC IAS Essay Topic 2023. Section A. Thinking is like a game, it does not begin unless there is an opposite team.

  14. UPSC Essay Topics From Last 25 Years

    Paper I of the UPSC Civil Services mains exam is the Essay. Here, prelims-qualified IAS aspirants have to write two essays out of a few given topics. The paper is for a total of 250 marks and its marks are taken into consideration for the Final Merit List.

  15. Main Answer Writing Practice

    2. Add quotation and poem which is relevant in the topic as much as you can. 3 add data from credible source to make readers that you are a well read person ( book, case, judgment, different report etc) 4 add few positive work with example at end so it will end at positive note.

  16. Essay

    The Essay paper weighs 250 marks i.e. an average 14% of the total 1750 marks awarded in the UPSC Mains Exam. Still the paper is mostly ignored by the aspirants as a common thought process is that the essay paper does not require any specific preparation. It can be mingled with the GS preparation itself. But this might not be the right approach.

  17. UPSC Essay Topics

    Democracy Economics UPSC Essay Topics on Philosophy Every year, UPSC typically provides you with two or more essay topics centred around philosophical thoughts, Indian philosophical schools, or quotes from notable personalities.

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  19. The Importance of Essay In UPSC Civil Services Exam

    That is why the essay writing has been re-introduced in the civil services examination conducted by the UPSC. The Importance of Essay In UPSC IAS Exam was high when Satish Chandra Committee recommended a compulsory paper of essay writing of 200 marks, either in English or in any one of the 'Indian Languages' included in the eighth schedule ...

  20. UPSC Essay Paper Preparation and Material

    These resources on Essay also include IAS Question Papers of Essay. We like you to adopt the best strategy and become successful. We try our best to provide as many resources for your preparation as possible, but if you can add to this list, please feel free to send us links or the reading material. IAS Essay Writing Tips By Mr Ravi Kapoor IRS

  21. Syllabus, Books, How to Write Essay in UPSC?

    Essay Writing for UPSC: Candidates preparing for the 2023 Civil Services exam must be well versed in Essay Writing for UPSC as it is an important paper in the Mains exam.In the UPSC essay paper, 2 essays have to be written in 3 hours of time.Each essay carries 125 marks in total, which makes this paper worth 250 marks. The word limit for each essay is 1000 to 1200 words.

  22. UPSC Civil Services (IAS) Mains Exam Question Types

    UPSC Preparation: Meanings of Elucidate, Analyse, Critically Comment, Discuss etc in UPSC Mains Examination. Get types of questions in IAS Mains for UPSC 2021.

  23. UPSC Exam Pattern For IAS 2024

    The third being Personality Test/Interview. As per the IAS exam pattern, candidates who clear the Prelims are eligible for Mains and candidates who clear the Main reach the interview stage. Stage 1: UPSC CSE Prelims Exam Pattern The Prelims Exam date is 26th May 2024.