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2009 IAS Civil Services Mains Essay Question Paper

ESSAY (Compulsory): 2009

Time Allowed: Three Hours Max. Marks: 200

Instruction: The Essay must be written in the medium specified in the admission certificate issued to you. The name of medium must be stated clearly on the cover of the answer-book in the space provided for the purpose. No credit will be given to the essay written in a medium other than that specified in the admission certificate.

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

Write an Essay on any one of the following topics:

  1. Are our traditional handicrafts doomed to a slow death?
  2. Are we a ‘Soft’ state?
  3. “The focus of health care is increasingly getting skewed towards the ‘haves’ of our society”.
  4. “ Good Fences make good neighbors”
  5. ‘ Globalization’ vs. ‘ Nationalism’