IAS Mains Essay (Compulsory): 2000

Time Allowed: Three Hours Maximum Marks: 200


The essay must be written in the medium specified in the Admission Certificate issued to you. The name of the medium must be stated clearly on the cover of the answer-book in the space provided for the purpose. No mark will be given to the essay written in a medium other than that specified in the Admission Certificate.

(Examiners will pay special attention to the candidate's grasp of his material, its relevance to the subject chosen, and to his ability to think constructively and to present his ideas concisely, logically and effectively.)

Write an essay on any ONE of the following subjects:

  1. Why should we be proud of being Indians?

  2. The cyber world: Its charms and challenges.

  3. The country's need for a better disaster management system.

  4. Indian culture today: a myth or a reality?

  5. The implications of globalisation for India.

  6. Modernism and our traditional socio-ethical values.