2017 Essay Paper of IAS Mains Exam

Write two essays, choosing ONE from each sections A and B, in about 1000-1200 words each?

Section A

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

2. Impact of new economic measures on fiscal ties between the Union and States in India.

3. Destiny of a nation is shaped in its classrooms.

4. Has the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) lost its relevance in a multi-polar world?

Section B

1. Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.

2. Fulfillment of ‘New Woman’ in India is a myth.

3. We may brave human laws but cannot resist natural laws.

4. Social Media is inherently a selfish medium.