UPSC Mains (2014) Essay Question Paper

The IAS Main(Written) Exam 2014 commenced from 14 December 2014. The  Essay paper of IAS Main(Written) Exam 2014 is given as follows. (ESSAY (Ppaer)
Time Allowed: Three Hours

Maximum Marks: 250

Write TWO Essays, choosing ONE from each of the Sections A and B, in about 1000-1200 words each:      5×2=250


Q.1)  With greater power comes greater responsibility.

Q.2) Is the growing level of competition good for the youth?

Q.3) Are the standardized tests good measure of academic ability or progress?

Q.4) Words are Sharper than the two-edged sword.


Q.1) Was it the policy paralysis or the paralysis of implementation which slowed the growth of our country?

Q.2) Is sting operation an invasion on privacy?

Q.3) Fifty Golds in Olympics: Can this be a reality for India?

Q.4) Tourism: Can this be the next big thing for India?

Previous Year UPSC Mains Papers

Year GS Paper IGS Paper II GS Paper III GS Paper IVEssay
2015Paper I  PaperII Paper III Paper IV Essay  
2016Paper I Paper II  Paper IIIPaper IV Essay  
2017 Paper I Paper II Paper III Paper IV Essay   
2018Paper I Paper II  Paper III Paper IV Essay 
2019 Paper I Paper II  Paper IIIPaper IVEssay  
2020Paper I Paper II Paper III Paper IV Essay  
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