UPSC IAS Mains Important Topics for Essay and Ethics for 2021

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UPSC IAS Mains Exam important topic for Essay and case study as per previous year papers are as below.

Essay Topic

  • Education (Test measure, Credit based higher education system)
  • Economics and Development (Policy, Growth, Capitalism, Crisis, GDP, GDH, PPP, India՚s global leadership role, Gates-Buffett model)
  • Sports (Olympics)
  • Tourisms, Geography
  • Indian Democracy
  • Science and Technology
  • Science and Mysticism
  • Development (Women, youth, Human intelligence and Technical intelligence)
  • Culture
  • General (Motivational, Inspire, Manpower, Responsibility)

Case Study

  • Society Attitude Case Study:
    • Promoting Girl education while ensuring their safety (2015)
  • Family matter Case Study:
    • Wife-beater Boss - To do something or not? (2016)
  • Work Culture and Office Case Study (Related to sexual harassment, work deadline, Chalta hai mindset, pressure etc)
    • Engineer - Bogus flyover vs deadline (2013)
    • Favoritism in Job recruitment (2013)
    • Sexual Harassment (2013)
    • Ethics not essential (2014)
    • Bogus rape complaint (2014)
    • Disillusioned UPSC topper (2014)
    • Dubious plot acquired for school (2015)
  • Compassion case study (Social welfare, child labourers etc)
    • Child Labourers in Sivakasi (2013)
    • Dalit Cook in Mid-day Meal (2015)
    • Poor woman without documentary proof? (2016)
  • Public Org- Dilemma (Related to land acquisition; environmental conservation vs. economic development etc.
    • Environment degradation (2014)
    • Why villagers migrate? (2014)
    • Disaster management (2015)
    • Draft better Land-acquisition policy (2016)
  • Public Org-Corruption (Challenges of Corruption; Utilization of public funds)
    • “Shivaji-the Boss” : Movie plot (2016)
  • Public Org-RTI (Information sharing & transparency in government; RTI)
    • RTI: To hide or not to hide (2013)
    • Leaking information (2013)
  • Private organizations (Bribing, displacement, environmental degradation)
    • Give bribe or end career (2014)
    • Trade union issue (2015)
    • To do Drug Research on non-profitable disease or not? (2015)
    • To Whistle-blow against Polluting industry or not? (2016)
    • New Project hurting lifestyle of locals? (2016)

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