PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Multiple thinkers & latest trends of UPSC Question “Specialization belongs to the natural order. The object of specialization is to produce more and better work with the same effort”. “Specialized division of labour and the accompanying fragmentation of tasks result in alienation of work”. Analyse …

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Growth; Development; Employment; Inclusive growth and issues associated with it; and Government Budgeting Question 1  Though the government claims that higher rate of growth, increase in agricultural production, providing employment in rural areas and economic reform packages introduced in the 1990s have resulted in a …

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Indian Economy post-liberalisation: Agriculture and WTO Question “Institutional arrangements such as WTO are essential for ensuring a level playing field so that considerations of comparative advantage can have a free and fair play”. Elaborate. (200 words) Next Topic: Indian Economy post-liberalisation:- Intellectual property rights

GEOGRAPHY – Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: CULTURAL SETTING Question  Describe the impact of linguistic diversity on the development of various regions of India. (200 words) Next Topic: CULTURAL SETTING

PHILOSOPHY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Forms of Government Question  Explain nature of theocracy. In which way it is related to Secularism. Critically analyse. (200 words)  Next Topic: Crime and Punishment    

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

SOCIOLOGY– Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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] …

PHILOSOPHY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic : Forms of Government Question Is a democratic government able to represent the interests of minority groups? (250 words/UPSC 2013) Next Topic: Forms of Government

GEOGRAPHY – Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Cultural Setting  Question Discuss the causes and consequences of sex-ratio variations in India. (200 words/ CSM 2006) Next Topic:  Cultural Setting 

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

PHILOSOPHY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Forms of Government Question  Is a democratic government better than a benevolent dictatorship? Give reasons for your answer. (250 words/UPSC 2013) Next Topic: Forms of Government    

GEOGRAPHY – Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Settlement Question  State the geographical factors which influence rural house types in India. (300 words/ CSM 2009) Next Topic: Cultural setting  

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Question 1  Distinguish between Strong and weak sustainability.  (200 words) Question 2 Short notes on Green NNP. (200 words) Next Topic: Indian Economy post-liberalisation

SOCIOLOGY– Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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)

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Question 1  Critically evaluate Chris Argyris views on human personality and its impact on the working of organization.  [200 Words] Question 2 The theory of ‘organizational incompetence’ has two separate and distinct faces. Examine Chris Argyris’ view on this. [CSM 2013/150 Words] Next topic: Multiple thinker’s …

PHILOSOPHY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Individual & State Question  Are the claims of the State & the individual really mutually conflicting? Discuss. (200 words/UPSC 2000) Next Topic: Forms of Government  

GEOGRAPHY – Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Settlement Question 1  Write short note : internal structure of an Indian city. (200 words/ CSm 1995) Question 2 Write short note: Function, classification and hierarchy of urban settlement. (200 words/ CSm 1990) Next Topic: Settlement