Essay Previous Years Questions ( 2000- 2016)


Ajit Kumar AJIT KUMARWISDOM IAS, New Delhi.

Essays (1000 -1200 words )
Write two essays  - 2 x 125=250 Marks                        Time Allowed : Three Hours
 
                             We have categorized essay paper into ten sections 
(i) Economy
2016
Near jobless growth in India: An anomaly or an outcome of economic reforms.
2016
Digital economy: A leveller or a source of economic inequality.
2016
If development is not engendered, it is endangered.
2015
Lending hands to someone is better than giving a dole.
Crisis faced in India - moral or economic.
Can capitalism bring inclusive growth ? 
 2014
Was it the policy paralysis or the paralysis of implementation which slowed the growth of our country?
2013 (2500 words)
GDP(Gross Domestic Product) along with  GDH(Gross Domestic Happiness) would be the right indices for judging the well being  of a country.
2012
Is the criticism that the 'Public-private-Partnership'(PPP) model for development more of a bane in the Indian context,  justified?
2011
Credit-based higher education system-status, opportunities and challenges.
2010
Should a moratorium be imposed on all fresh mining in tribal areas of the country?
2009
Are our traditional handicrafts doomed to a slow death?
2008
Special Economic Zones: Boon or Bane
Urbanization and its hazards
2007
BPO boom in India.
2006
Protection of Ecology and Environment is Essential for Sustained Economic Development.
Globalization Would Finish Small-Scale Industries in India.
2005
Food security for sustainable national development
2004
Water Resources Should Be Under the Control of Central Government.
2000
The implications of globalisation for India.

2.Political
2016
Cooperative federalism : Myth or reality.
2016
Water disputes between States in federal India.
2015
Character of an institution is reflected in its leader
2014
With greater power comes greater responsibilities
Is sting operation an invasion on  privacy?
2012
In the context of Gandhiji's views on the matter, explore, on an evolutionary scale, the terms 'Swadhinata', 'Swaraj' and 'Dharmarajya'. Critically comment on their contemporary relevance to Indian democracy.
2011
Creation of smaller states and the consequent administrative, economic and developmental implications.
2009
Are we a 'soft' state?
'Globalism' vs. 'Nationalism' 
2008
Role of media in good governance
National Identity and Patriotism
2007
Evaluation of Panchayati Raj System in India from the point of view of delegation of power to people.
Is Autonomy the best answer to combat balkanization?
2006
Importance of Indo-U.S. Nuclear Agreement.
2005
Justice must reach the poor
Terrorism and world peace
2004
Judicial Activism and Indian Democracy.
India's Role in Promoting ASEAN Co-operation.
2003
The masks of new imperialism.
How far has democracy in India delivered the goods? 
How should a civil servant conduct himself? 
2002 
Responsibility of media in democracy. 
2001 
What have we gained from our democratic set-up? 
2000 
The country's need for a better disaster management system.
 
3.Moral - Value based
2016
Need brings greed, if greed increases it spoils breed.
2015
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make a man more clever devil.
2010 (2500 words)
From traditional Indian philanthropy to the Gates-Buffett model a natural progression or a paradigm shift?
2009
"Good fences make good neighbours."
2007
Attitude makes habit, habit makes character and character makes a man.
2005
what is real education?
2003
There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. 
Spirituality and Scientific temper. 
2002 
Modern Technological Education and human values. 
2000 
Modernism and our traditional socio-ethical value
 
4. Social 
2014
Is the growing level of competition good for the youth?
Are the standardized test good measure of academic ability and progress?
2012 (2500 words)
Managing work and home- is the Indian Working women getting a fair deal?
2011
In the Indian context, both human intelligence and technical intelligence are crucial in combating terrorism.
2009
The focus of health care is increasingly getting skewed towards the 'haves ' of our society.
2008
Is an egalitarian society possible by educating the masses?
2007
Independent thinking should be encouraged right from the childhood.
2006
Women's Reservation Bill Would Usher in Empowerment for Women in India.
"Education for All" Campaign in India: Myth or Reality.
2005
The hand that rocks the cradle
If women ruled the world
2004
Whither Women's Emancipation?
2002
Privatisation of Higher Education in India.
2001
Irrelevance of the classroom.
Empowerment alone cannot help our women.
2000
The cyber world : its charms and challenges.

5. Sc & Tech
2016
Innovation is the key determinant of economic growth and social welfare.
2016
Cyberspace and Internet : Blessing or curse to the human civilization in the long run
2015
 Technology cannot replace manpower.
2013
Science  and Technology is the panacea for the growth  and security  of the Nation.
2012
Science and Mysticism: Are they compatible?
2006
Increasing Computerization Would lead to the Creation of a Dehumanized Society.
2004
The Lure (attraction) of Space.
2001
The march of science and the erosion of human value.

6. Motivatioanal
2015
Dreams which should not let India sleep.
2013 (2500 words)
Be the change you want to see in others- Gandhiji.
2001
The pursuit of excellence
2000
Why should we be proud of being Indians ?

7. History and Culture
2011(2500 woeds) 
Does Indian cinema shape our popular culture or merely reflect it?
2010
Geography may the same; history need not.
2007
How has satellite television brought about cultural change in Indian mindsets.
2004
Globalisation and Its Impact on Indian Culture.
2003
As civilization advances culture declines.
2000
Indian culture today : a myth or a reality ?

8. Ideomatic
2015
Quick but steady wins the race.
2014
Words are sharper than the two-edged sward.
2008 (2500 words)
Discipline means success, anarchy means ruin
2002
If youth knew, if aged could.

9. Future prospects
 2014
Fifty golds in Olympics : can this be a reality for India?
Tourism : can this be the next big thing for India?
2013 (2500 words)
Is the Colonial mentality hindering India’s Success?
2010
Preparedness of our society for India's global leadership role.
2001
My vision of an ideal world order.

10. Philosophical
2002 (2500 words)
Search for truth can only be a spiritual problem.
The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
 
 
 
 

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