Directives Explained: Examine, Critically Examine, Analyse and Critically Analyse

……………………………………………………………………. [toc] Introduction We see lots of Directive words being given in UPSC Civil Services Mains General Studies and Optional question papers every year. For example, in last year’s (2013) General Studies Paper – 2, out of 25 questions, 23 questions had clear Directives ranging from ‘Discuss’ to ‘Elucidate’ ( Other Directives given – ‘Comment’,  ‘ …

[UPSC MAINS 2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events, 04 July 2014

ARCHIVES 04 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1.Critically examine the roadblocks to modernisation of Indian defence forces. The Hindu 2.Critically evaluate India’s strategic partnership with France. The Hindu 3.Why is India witnessing a steep hike in food prices? Do you think measures taken by the government address the root causes? Critically …

PSYCHOLOGY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 04 July 2014

PSYCHOLOGY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 04 July 2014 Paper-1 : Cognitive Psychology1. Describe the major historical schools of psychological thought leading up to the development of cognitive psychology. (300 Words)2. Write short notes on contribution of following Psychologists. (150 Words)a) Neisserb) Hermann Ebbinghausc) Edward Tolmand) Frederick Bartlette) Wilhelm Wundt, Edward Titchener & Oswald Külpef) Francis …