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Once again, Examrace aspirants are expected to score very high marks in essay. Several questions came from our geography test series (bulls eye). This means that aspirants with geography optional had significant edge. Now, we expect atleast some economics (demonetization) related questions in subsequent papers.

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Below is the paper for IAS Mains held on 3rd Dec 2016. As you can observe the topics were based on recent developments and innovations taking place in varied fields. The essence of the essay paper and fruitful scoring techniques are available at our video tutorials.

Essay Mains 2016 - UPSC IAS

Essay Mains 2016 - UPSC IAS

You had to write two essays, one from each section.

Section-A (125 marks) - Choose any one Essay

  1. If development is not engendered, it is engendered.
  2. Need brings greed, if greed increases it spoils bread.
  3. Water disputes between State in federal India.
  4. Innovation is the key determinant of economic growth and social welfare.

Section-B (125 marks) - Choose any one Essay

  1. Cooperative federalism: Myth or reality.
  2. Cyberspace and Internet: Blessing or curse to the human civilization in the long run.
  3. Near jobless growth in India: An anomaly or an outcome of economic reforms.
  4. Digital Economy: A leveller or a source of economic inequality.

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