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Welcome to our INSTA Revision Plan 2.0 & 3.0 to give wings to your Preparation for the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary cum Mains Examination – 2021
The following Insta RevisionTest is part of the detailed Insta Plan 2.0 which we have given you (CLICK HERE) recently. Read and internalise the plan before you start giving these tests. If you are already very well prepared, you can give these tests as stand-alone tests for extra practice.
The Insta 70 Days Plan received huge response from all of you. Questions were appreciated. In the Insta 2.0, we are further ensuring that questions are of high quality and are intended to help you eventually ace in the actual preliminary exam 2020 as well as Mains Exam.
We will concentrate solely on Prelims in Insta 3.0.
You are blessed with 4 more months and if you utilise these months smartly and sincerely, you will not only improve Prelims scores, but also get better at writing GS answers and essays before Prelims-2021. All that matters is your consistency.
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Post your INSTA Revision Test score as well as your answers for the below Mains Questions in the Comments section for review.

Static question:

1. “Communication networks are a part of our critical information infrastructure”. In this context, what are the threats posed by these communication networks to the internal security of India? (250 words)


2. Identify the various security threats caused by non-state actors in Indian Ocean maritime space and discuss counter-measures taken by littoral nations. (250 words)


Ethics question :

1. In the border villages with our neighboring country there are underground channels dug, they are used to smuggle cheap food items and narcotic substances from other side of the border and given to dwellers of these villages. These villages are unconnected to district headquarters and hardly the PDS supplies reach here.

You are the newly appointed Village Administrative Officer (VAO) of one of these villages. Your predecessors involved in corruption by permitting smugglers. A group of women approach you and request you to crackdown only narcotic smuggling not that of food items.

What will be your response? Owing to manpower shortage in such remote villages, how will you involve the local community in governance? (20M)


2. You are a police constable. A wealthy gold merchant from your locality, complaints about theft of a jewel worth Rs. 72000. Your superior orders you to inquire a particular suspect in the area and ensure whether he was the thief. You found him to be the thief and seized the jewel by evening and you decided to report the same tomorrow morning.

You reached your home. You have kept the jewel in your bike’s casket and forgot to take it inside. While you were inside your room, the thief comes to your home and convinces your brother to give back the jewel. The thief pays Rs. 5,000 for this to your brother.

Later in night you come to know this and you were reprimanding your brother. Amidst this, your father reaches your home with that thief and tries to console you with following arguments:

    1. The thief had stolen the jewel to treat his mother who suffers from swine flu epidemic that very recently broke out in your district
    2. He also says, your brother was in need of money to help his friend whose mother, incidentally also suffer from swine flu from the same epidemic
    3. His core argument is the wealthy gold merchant trades the smuggled gold and earns crores every year. It is not unethical if his jewel worth meager Rs. 72000 is stolen by a poor person from marginalised section of society
    4. So, he wants you to report to your inspector that, the particular suspect referred by him wasn’t the thief.

What will be your decision in this case? Justify it on ethical grounds. (20M)


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