IAS Mains Essay 2017 Expected Questions

• “Labour Reforms in India and its Role in Economic Development “

• “It takes a whole village to raise a child”

• “Trust take years to Build, Seconds to Break”

• “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”

• “Honesty is the best policy.”

• “Before criticizing a man, walk a mile in his shoes”

• “Caste System – India’s Enduring Curse”

• “Fortune favors the bold”

• “Quick but steady wins the race”

• “The Best Things in Life are Free.”

• “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.”

• “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”

• An idle brain is the devil’s workshop

• Kyoto to Paris – Climate Deals: Is the Future of the World Safe?

• Poverty and Pollution – Interrelationship

• ‘India Will Help Shape a New World Order in 21st Century’

• The Rise in Antibiotic Resistance is Comparable to the Threat of Global Warming

• Will the Third World War be a Fight Between Terrorists and Nations?

• The Role of Civil Society in Good Governance and Strengthening of Democracy

• Progress and Growth are Linked to the Environment of Tolerance and Mutual Respect

• Should Women be Allowed to Fight in Combat, Including in Infantry?

• Privacy vs Transparency: Transparency is for Government, not for Citizens

• India’s Foreign Relations and Their Effect on Its Peace and Security

• Globalisation is Dead

• Is Scientific Temper Opposed to Superstition or Can it Cohabit Easily with Superstition?

• Democracy is India’s Achilles’ Heel

• Development Goals and Poverty

• Are Classrooms Irrelevant to Learning?

• Is The Indian Administrative Service a Steel Frame or a Steel Cage? (Title Source-Livemint)

• Capitalism is the Cause of Poverty

• “Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.” ― Jawaharlal Nehru

• Farmer Suicide Epidemic: How Can India Stop It?

• “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

• “Only the dead have seen the end of the war.”

• “Nuclear Weapons Ensure Peace on Earth”

• Is the Growing Level of Competition Good for the Children?

• “He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.” —Aristotle

• “Attack is the best form of defence”

• “Problem of Food Wastage in India – Magnitude, Causes and Remedies”

• Sexism in India – Whom to Blame and Why?

• “Two wrongs don’t make a right.”

• “Good Fences Make Good Neighbours”

• Terrorism and Humanity – How to Deal With Terrorism and its Threats?

• Political Interference in Bureaucracy – Causes, Consequences and Remedies

• “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.”

• Is Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) Good For India’s Higher Education?

• “Corruption and its Effect on National Security and Development”

• “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”

• Freedom of the Press and Journalistic Ethics: Is Indian Media Misusing its Freedom of Expression and Acting Unethically?

• Multilateralism Vs Regionalism : Which is Good for World Economy?

• “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing”

• The grass is always greener on the other side of the hill.

• Academic Qualifications versus Experience: Which is More Important?

• Nationalism and internationalism are opposing and mutually exclusive

• “The Coaching Institutes for Civil Service Examination Thwart Intelligence and Analytical Abilities of Aspirants Which are Essential Cvil Service Attributes.”

• India’s Role in Changing Global Order – Should It Continue to be a Soft Power?

• Inclusive Growth vs Redistribution – Which is Better for India and Why?

• ‘Education for All’ Policy in India – Challenges, Loopholes and Prospects

• Importance of Preparedness in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

• India’s challenge is science, not pseudo-science

• “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

• “Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” – Will Durant

• “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” – Mahatma Gandhi

• Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. – Mahatma Gandhi

• Green Growth, Poverty and Gender Equality

• “Poverty is the worst form of violence” – Mahatma Gandhiji

• “Age considers; youth ventures” – Rabindranath Tagore

• The Role Of Science in Public Policy – The Indian Context

• Crony Capitalism – A Threat to Democracy?

• Women in Globalized India

• India’s Look West Policy

• Social Media and Violence

• “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

• “An Eye for an Eye Only Ends up Making the Whole World Blind.” – Gandhiji

• Should the World Get Rid of all Forms of Nuclear Energy? Critically Comment.

• “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” -Leo Tolstoy

• Secularism and Development in India

• Global Terrorism and Peace in Twenty First Century

• “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ― Cicero

• “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde

• India’s Fight Against Poverty – Policies and Pitfalls

• Scientific Research and Development and the Role of the Government (Reference)

• Crimes Against Women in India

• “The best of mankind is a farmer; the best food is fruit.” – Ethiopia

• Are Social Networking Sites Good For Society? Comment.

• Judiciary In India – Its Role In Safeguarding Democracy

• India’s Internal Security Challenges – The Role Of Union and State Governments, Security Agencies and The Civil Society in Addressing These Challenges

• Science and Spirituality: Are They Compatible?

• Preparedness of Our Society For India’s Global Leadership Role

• Is India Still Burdened With Colonial Legacy? Critically Comment.