GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Growth; Development; Employment; Inclusive growth and issues associated with it; and Government Budgeting Question 1 In the light of ongoing speedy disinvestment in the PSUs, do you think selling a part of the properties of government companies is the best way to improve their efficiency and bridge the fiscal deficit? What are the alternatives available …

SOCIOLOGY– Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 Discuss the Class struggle as conceived by Karl Marx(200 words/ IAS 2005) Question 2 Describe the process of emergence of the middle class in India. What role has the middle class  played in national development?(300 words/ IAS 2005)

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Multiple thinker’s & latest trends of UPSC Question “Decisions are not made by ‘organizations’, but by ‘human beings’ behaving as members of organizations”. How do Bernard and Simon conceptualize the relation between decisions of the individual employee and the organizational authority? [CSM 2013/ 250-300 Words] Next topic: Multiple thinker’s & latest trends of UPSC

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic : Indian Economy post-liberalisation Question  What are the problems and implications of the National Food security Act for India’s commitments under the WTO Agreement on Agriculture? (200 words) Next Topic: Indian Economy post-liberalisation

SOCIOLOGY– Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  Write short note on ‘Relative Deprivation’ (200 words/ IAS 1999) Question 2 Describe the distinctive features of tribal communities in India. Discuss the factors affecting tribal identity.(300 words/ IAS 2006)  

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  Whereas Downs’ model is largely dependent on a theory of psychological motivation, Niskanen’s model is framed by neo-classical thinking. In the light of the above, discuss the public choice approach to decision-making. [CSM 2011/250 Words] Question 2 The Systems Approach is relevant even today for organizational analysis. Discuss how Chester Barnard and David Easton …

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Mauryan Empire Question 1 Examine the administrative system of the Mauryas and discuss briefly the causes of disintegration of the Mauryan Empire. (200 words) Question 2 Discuss critically the relative importance of the different source for the history of the Mauryan period. (200 words) Next Topic: Mauryan Empire

SOCIOLOGY– Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 What are micro-sociology and macro-sociology? How could the two be related?(200 words/ IAS ’74) Question 2 What is a “tribe”? Examine the view that the tribes in India are tribes in transition.(200 words/ IAS ’77)