upsc mains essay paper 2019: CSE Mains exam
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UPSC mains essay paper 2019 CSE (Mains) exam

In this post, we will explore the civil services mains essay paper in detail.

Marks- 250                                                                                                                          Time: Three Hours

Question paper specific instructions:

Please read each of the following instructions carefully before attempting questions.

The Essay must be written in the medium authorized in the Admission Certificate which must be stated clearly in this Question-Cum-Answer (QCA) Booklet in the space provided. No marks will be given for answers written in medium other than the authorized one.

Word limit, as specified, should be adhered to.

Any page or portion of the page left blank in the Question-Cum-Answer Booklet must be clearly struck off.

Write two essays, choosing one topic from each of the following sections A and B, in about 1000-2000 words each:  125×2= 250 marks

Section A:

1. Wisdom finds the truth

2. Values are not what humanity is, but what humanity ought to be

3. Best for an individual is not necessarily best for the society

4. Courage to accept and dedication to improving are two keys to success

Section B:

1. South Asian societies are woven not around the state, but around their plural cultures and plural identities

2. Neglect of primary health care and education in India are reasons for its backwardness

3. Biased media is a real threat to Indian democracy

4. Rise of Artificial Intelligence: the threat of jobless future or better job opportunities through reskilling and upskilling