UPSC IAS Mains Essay Question Paper

Marks : 250 (125×2)

Duration: 3 hours

Write Two Essays, choosing One from each of the Sections A and B, in about 1000-1200 words each.

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.