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UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination – 2020: ESSAY Paper

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    23rd Oct, 2021

UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination – 2020: ESSAY Paper

Time Allowed: Three Hours

Maximum Marks: 250

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 on the cover of this Question-cum-Answer (QCA) Booklet in the space provided. No marks will be given for answers written in a 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 1000-1200 words each: 125×2=250

SECTION-A

  1. Life is long journey between human being and being humane
  2. Mindful manifesto is the catalyst to a tranquil self
  3. Ships do not sink because of water around them, ships sink because of water that gets into them
  4. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

SECTION-B

  1. Culture is what we are, civilization is what we have
  2. There can be no social justice without economic prosperity but economic prosperity without social justice is meaningless
  3. Patriarchy is the least noticed yet the most significant structure of social inequality
  4. Technology as the silent factor in international relations.
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