Civils Mains 2015 Essay Contest

Civil Services - Essay Contest (2018)

Showcase your ideas on public policy and current affairs by entering our essay writing competition. Every month, students can choose any one topic and send their essays. The selected essays will be published on our website with the name of the author. The best essays on each topic will be ranked and the winner will be getting the free subscription of E magazine for six months. We hope more and more of students will participate in the Essay contest, which is usually based on topics of current affairs topics. One should remember that these topics will be useful not only for the IAS exams but also for other competitive exams.

Candidates should send their essay to concerninfo2012@gmail.com.

What are the rules of Essay contest ?

  1. The essay should be sent in the word format with 14 font size. It should carry the name of the author and its e mail ID. Any other format of submission is not acceptable.
  2. The essay should contain a declaration saying that its original content of the author and is not copied from anywhere.
  3. If the essay is found to be copied it will be rejected and senders ID will be blocked.
  4. Civil Service India reserves the Copyright of the essays; however in case of copyright infringement (copied matter) Civil Service India is not liable for it.
  5. Civil Service India reserves the right to edit the essay for clarity of language, grammar and space.
  6. One person can send only one essay for one topic It's advised to go through the essay carefully before sending it once and finally.
  7. The Essay must be between 500 and 800 words. An ideal essay should be of 650 words.
  8. Please send your entries much before the Deadline to concerninfo2012@gmail.com.

Essay Topics: March- 2018 ( Last Date: March 31 )

  1. What is the cause for decrease in the forest cover in India?
  2. Is Saudi Arabia modernising with the recent reforms ?
  3. Does Karnataka really need its own flag ?
  4. 42 Indian Languages and dialect stare at extinction - Comment

Essay Topics: February - 2018

  1. What are the Pros and cons of solar energy ? -Zujamo Ngullie
  2. What are the Pros and cons of solar energy ? -Jnandeep Bora
  3. What are the Pros and cons of solar energy ? -Kanika Varma(Winner)

  1. How can India become self sufficient in Defence Sector? -Ritesh Kumar(Winner)
  2. How can India become self sufficient in Defence Sector? -Satarupa Mukherjee

  1. Has the Budget 2018 lost its excitement, with the introduction of GST ? -B.L.Prasad

Essay Topics: January - 2018

  1. What are the positive and negative impacts of GST ? -Aayushi Shukla
  2. What are the positive and negative impacts of GST ? -Akriti Singh
  3. What are the positive and negative impacts of GST -B V Krishna Reddy(Winner)
  4. What are the positive and negative impacts of GST -Laxmi Prasad

  1. Why India is not developed as a great scientific power ? -B.Dwarakanada Reddy
  2. Why India is not developed as a great scientific power ? -Nitin Thakur
  3. Why India is not developed as a great scientific power ? -Ritesh Kumar(Winner)

  1. India a loser in most of the sports apart from cricket ? -Rohini Singh(Winner)

  1. Do privacy issues outweigh the important benefits of Aadhaar Card ? -Karthiayani Nair

Essay Topics: December - 2017
  1. How the goal of energy security can be achieved in India? -Akriti Singh
  2. How the goal of energy security can be achieved in India? -Sudhakaran K(Winner)

  1. What growing Hindu Religious chauvinism means to Indian nation? -Jnandeep Bora(Winner)
  2. What growing Hindu Religious chauvinism means to Indian nation? -Ruchi Singh

  1. Will the new economic measures take the Indian economy in right direction? -B Dwarakanadha Reddy(Winner)
  2. Will the new economic measures take the Indian economy in right direction? -Laxmi Prasad
  3. Will the new economic measures take the Indian economy in right direction? -Megha Mukherjee

Essay Topics: November - 2017

  1. What is behind India's 30 step jump in ease of doing business- What does it means to Indians? -B.Dwarakanadha Reddy
  2. hat is behind India's 30 step jump in ease of doing business- What does it means to Indians? -Abhilash Kumar
  3. What is behind India's 30 step jump in ease of doing business- What does it means to Indians? -Anji Naik Mudavath (Winner)

  1. Can India can become Open Defecation free by 2019, if so how? -Akriti Singh
  2. Can India can become Open Defecation free by 2019, if so how? -Abhilash Kumar
  3. Can India can become Open Defecation free by 2019, if so how? -Muruga Nagaraj
  4. Can India can become Open Defecation free by 2019, if so how? -AkashKumar(Winner)

  1. Has demonetization and goods and service tax brought financial reform in the country? -B.V.Krishna Reddy(Winner)

  1. How much Ethics and Integrity play a role in the conduct of Public servants in India? -Atrayee Banerjee
  2. How much Ethics and Integrity play a role in the conduct of Public servants in India? -Jnandeep Bora
  3. How much Ethics and Integrity play a role in the conduct of Public servants in India? -Anupama Guha(Winner)

Essay Topics: October - 2017

  1. Should India accept Rohingya refugees -Aditi Subhash Dhale
  2. Should India accept Rohingya refugees -Rohit Singh Raghuvanshi(Winner)
  3. Should India accept Rohingya refugees -AnjiNaikMudavath
  4. Should India accept Rohingya refugees -Akriti Singh
  5. Should India accept Rohingya refugees -Wish rajput
  6. Should India accept Rohingya refugees -Satarupa Mukherjee
  7. Should India accept Rohingya refugees -Jyoti Solanki

  1. India GDP growth rate slumps to 5.7 per cent - Comment -B.Dwarakandha Reddy
  2. India GDP growth rate slumps to 5.7 per cent - Comment -Sebin Thomas(Winner)

  1. Why agriculture is important to the country's economy ?(Winner) -Atrayee Banerjee

Essay Topics: September - 2017

  1. Demonitazation - What were the gains and the loses. -NeerNandeha
  2. Demonitazation - What were the gains and the loses. -Suman Singh
  3. Demonitazation - What were the gains and the loses. -Akriti Singh
  4. Demonitazation - What were the gains and the loses. -Susmita Sarkar(Winner)

  1. Why people trust ‘Godmen’ in India ? -NeerNandeha (Winner)
  2. Why people trust ‘Godmen’ in India ? -Anupama Guha

  1. Religion divides Faith unites -Amish khan (Winner)

Essay Topics: August - 2017

  1. Which is better; corrupt but secular political parties or corruption less but communal political parties- Comment. -Jnandeep Bora (Winner)
  2. Which is better; corrupt but secular political parties or corruption less but communal political parties- Comment. -Akriti Singh
  3. Which is better; corrupt but secular political parties or corruption less but communal political parties- Comment. -Shailendra Chauhan

  1. How to save Indian from flood's furry and loss of life and property- Comment. -NEEL KAGATHARA
  2. How to save Indian from flood's furry and loss of life and property- Comment. -Rishabh Srivastava (Winner)
  3. How to save Indian from flood's furry and loss of life and property- Comment. -Krishna Prajna Rao

  1. Reasons drugs problem among youth in Punjab and Telngana, suggest remedies- Comment. -R. Malavika

Essay Topics: July - 2017

  1. What is happiness and what are the ways and means to achieve happiness -Shiv Parsad Gupta
  2. What is happiness and what are the ways and means to achieve happiness -Jnandeep Bora(Winner)
  3. What is happiness and what are the ways and means to achieve happiness -Akriti Singh
  4. What is happiness and what are the ways and means to achieve happiness -Preksha Agarwal
  5. What is happiness and what are the ways and means to achieve happiness -Satarupa Mukherjee
  6. What is happiness and what are the ways and means to achieve happiness -Nilanjan Biswas

  1. Government alone will benifit from the GST or traders and consumers also- Discuss -Abraham Johnson Anchaniyil(Winner)
  2. Government alone will benifit from the GST or traders and consumers also- Discuss -Bharath Prasath

  1. India- China border tension - Is it a sign of a war? -AnushaKolli
  2. India- China border tension - Is it a sign of a war? -Krishna PrajnaRao
  3. India- China border tension - Is it a sign of a war? -R. Malavika (Winner)

Essay Topics: June - 2017

  1. What are the implications of Cattle trade legislation? -Rishabh Srivastava
  2. What are the implications of Cattle trade legislation? -Deedhiti Das(Winner)

  1. How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -AnushaKolli
  2. How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -Niweditaranjan
  3. How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -Neha P Asrani
  4. How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -Rishabh Srivastava(Winner)
  5. How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -R.Malavika
  6. How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -Parvathy Chandrasekhar
  7. How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -Adithya.S.Anand
  8. How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -Anita Yesale
  9. How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? - Aayushi Shukla
  10. How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? - Satarupa Mukherjee

  1. China's One Belt One Road Policy- how it may harm India? -AkankshaSengupta
  2. China's One Belt One Road Policy- how it may harm India? -R. Malavika
  3. China's One Belt One Road Policy- how it may harm India? -Aayushi Shukla
  4. China's One Belt One Road Policy- how it may harm India? -P.Galaxy Roy
  5. China's One Belt One Road Policy- how it may harm India? -Bhavya Srivastava(Winner)
  6. China's One Belt One Road Policy- how it may harm India? -Dibyendu Mondal

Essay Topics: May - 2017

  1. Triple talaq - is doing away with it really going to empower Muslim women or is maintenance the bigger issue? -Sanyog Varshney
  2. Triple talaq - is doing away with it really going to empower Muslim women or is maintenance the bigger issue? -Laxmi Prasad (Winner)
  3. Triple talaq - is doing away with it really going to empower Muslim women or is maintenance the bigger issue? -Ayonija Tripathi
  4. Triple talaq - is doing away with it really going to empower Muslim women or is maintenance the bigger issue? -Bharti Garg

  1. Suggest improvements in our education system -Jnandeep Bora
  2. Suggest improvements in our education system -Lipun Das
  3. Suggest improvements in our education system -Mrinal Malakar
  4. Suggest improvements in our education system -Dr B.R Prasad (Winner)
  5. Suggest improvements in our education system -Abraham Johnson Anchaniyil
  6. Suggest improvements in our education system -Monalisa Poali
  7. Suggest improvements in our education system -Divya Prasad
  8. Suggest improvements in our education system -Saurabh Sen
  9. Suggest improvements in our education system -Neha P Asrani

Essay Topics: April - 2017

  1. Religious Nationalism has established its supremacy in India after UP election-Agree or Disagree -Nitisha Bora
  2. Religious Nationalism has established its supremacy in India after UP election-Agree or Disagree -Sanyog Varshney
  3. Religious Nationalism has established its supremacy in India after UP election-Agree or Disagree -R. Malavika
  4. Religious Nationalism has established its supremacy in India after UP election-Agree or Disagree -Sandeep Kumar
  5. Religious Nationalism has established its supremacy in India after UP election-Agree or Disagree -A. Rama Sankar(Winner)

  1. Relevance of Nehruvian Secularism in the country -Dilshad PT (Winner)
  2. Relevance of Nehruvian Secularism in the country -Neha P Asrani

  1. Necessity of censorship in the age of internet- Comment -Satarupa Mukherjee (Winner)
  2. Necessity of censorship in the age of internet- Comment -G Saugat
  3. Necessity of censorship in the age of internet- Comment -SaurabhSen
  4. Necessity of censorship in the age of internet- Comment -Bhavya srivastava
  5. Necessity of censorship in the age of internet- Comment -Bharti garg

  1. How to check the decline of ethics and morality in our society and politics -Divya Prasad

Essay Topics: March - 2017

  1. ISRO achievements are many, enumerate them in some detail -Sanyog Varshney (Winner)
  2. ISRO achievements are many, enumerate them in some detail -Neha P Asrani
  3. ISRO achievements are many, enumerate them in some detail -Dipti Sinha

  1. View your Preferences -Social Media or Conventional Media -Linga siva.P
  2. View your Preferences -Social Media or Conventional Media -Chelladurai.P
  3. View your Preferences -Social Media or Conventional Media -Satarupa Mukherjee (Winner)
  4. View your Preferences -Social Media or Conventional Media -Govarthanan K
  5. View your Preferences -Social Media or Conventional Media -A. Rama Sankar

Essay Topics: February - 2017

  1. Budget 2017 - How it will shape India's economy - Comment - P.ANNA LAKSHMI
  2. Budget 2017 - How it will shape India's economy - Comment - Rohan Sengupta
  3. Budget 2017 - How it will shape India's economy - Comment - Neha P Asrani
  4. Budget 2017 - How it will shape India's economy - Comment - Nitisha Bora (Winner)

  1. Jallikatu Protest in Chennai- In Retrospect and Prospects - Chelladurai. P
  2. Jallikatu Protest in Chennai- In Retrospect and Prospects - Anusha Kolli (Winner)
  3. Jallikatu Protest in Chennai- In Retrospect and Prospects - Sanyog varshney
  4. Jallikatu Protest in Chennai- In Retrospect and Prospects - Lavanya sree
  5. Jallikatu Protest in Chennai- In Retrospect and Prospects - BHARTI GARG
  6. Jallikatu Protest in Chennai- In Retrospect and Prospects - TRISIDDHA NATH

  1. Is Mahatma Gandhi still inspires today's youth - Namrata Rai
  2. Is Mahatma Gandhi still inspires today's youth - SHUBHAM R BAJAJ (Winner)
  3. Is Mahatma Gandhi still inspires today's youth - Satyasmita Pandey
  4. Is Mahatma Gandhi still inspires today's youth - SARAVANA KUMAR S

  1. Movie Padmavati Controversy - A case of Hurting the Sentiments VS Freedom of Expression - Sanyog varshney (Winner)

Essay Topics: January - 2017

  1. After demonetization what next steps should be taken to clean up the system? - SAI JIJNASA ROY
  2. After demonetization what next steps should be taken to clean up the system? - Aditya Kumar Rai
  3. After demonetization what next steps should be taken to clean up the system? - Satyasmita Pandey (Winner)
  4. After demonetization what next steps should be taken to clean up the system? -Neha P Asrani

  1. merits and demerits of cashless economy - K.P. Nagasaritha
  2. merit and demerit of cashless economy - Sanyog varshney
  3. merit-and-Demerit-of-cashless-economy - Arkadyuti
  4. merit-and-Demerit-of-cashless-economy - ABHISEKH SAHU (Winner)
  5. merit-and-Demerit-of-cashless-economy - WAQAR MEHDI
  6. merit-and-Demerit-of-cashless-economy - Mishkil.A.Gaikwad
  7. merit-and-Demerit-of-cashless-economy -santosh kamble
  8. merit-and-Demerit-of-cashless-economy -Nitisha Bora

  1. Jayalalitha's legacies what it means to the country -Chelladurai.P (Winner)

  1. has-independence-of-RBI-compromised-due-to-demonetization - Durai. P (Winner)

Essay Topics: December - 2016

  1. Enumerate the political social and economic impact of demonetization on India - Ritesh Kumar
  2. Enumerate the political social and economic impact of demonetization on India - Aman Tiwari
  3. Enumerate the political social and economic impact of demonetization on India - Chella Palaniappan
  4. Enumerate the political social and economic impact of demonetization on India - Drisha Sobhakar (Winner)
  5. Enumerate the political social and economic impact of demonetization on India - Sanyog Varshney
  6. Enumerate the political social and economic impact of demonetization on India -PRATIBHA LOHIYA
  7. Enumerate the political social and economic impact of demonetization on India -JNANDEEP BORA.

  1. Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Chelladurai. P
  2. Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - SHREYA ANURAKTI
  3. Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Karthik Goud
  4. Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Mani Kant Jha
  5. Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - PARVIN MOR
  6. Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Neha P Asrani
  7. Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Sakshi Sharma
  8. Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Ritwik Mehta
  9. Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Ridhima Chhabra
  10. Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Richa Padhi(Winner)
  11. Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Anusha Kolli

  1. Accident free trains or bullet trains in India - Discuss - Shailendra Chauhan
  2. Accident free trains or bullet trains in India - Discuss - Bharti Garg(Winner)
  3. Accident free trains or bullet trains in India - Discuss - Raghuram Bachu
  4. Accident free trains or bullet trains in India - Discuss - Vindhya Vasini

  1. What does the victory of Donald Trump in USA means to India - K.P. Nagasaritha
  2. What does the victory of Donald Trump in USA means to India - Durai
  3. What does the victory of Donald Trump in USA means to India - Montai Basu
  4. What does the victory of Donald Trump in USA means to India - Satyasmita Pandey(Winner)
  5. What does the victory of Donald Trump in USA means to India - Ritesh
  6. What does the victory of Donald Trump in USA means to India - Akshay Kumar .P

Essay Topics: November - 2016

  1. Among all the multilateral organizations of which India is member, which one serves India's interest more - Sanyog Varshney
  2. Among all the multilateral organizations of which India is member, which one serves India's interest more - Anusha Kolli (Winner)

  1. Will SAARC ever live to its ideal or it will remain a flogging horse - Caren Felicia (Winner)
  2. Will SAARC ever live to its ideal or it will remain a flogging horse - Satarupa Mukherjee
  3. Will SAARC ever live to its ideal or it will remain a flogging horse - Twinkle

  1. Does BIMSTEC as multilateral organization has any future - Montai Basu
  2. Does BIMSTEC as multilateral organization has any future - P.Likhitha (Winner)

  1. Describe the relevance of BRICS and its future - Aditi Subhash Dhale
  2. Describe the relevance of BRICS and its future - Mani Kant Jha
  3. Describe the relevance of BRICS and its future - REKHA G
  4. Describe the relevance of BRICS and its future - Gautam Govinda (Winner)

Essay Topics: October - 2016

  1. Cauvery dispute and its solutions - R.Karthika
  2. Cauvery dispute and its solutions - Rohit Singh Raghuvanshi
  3. Cauvery dispute and its solutions - Suman Sourav Jena
  4. Cauvery dispute and its solutions - K.P.Nagasaritha
  5. Cauvery dispute and its solutions - Aswathi P
  6. Cauvery dispute and its solutions - Mani Kant Jha (Winner)
  7. Cauvery dispute and its solutions - Ch. Phaneendra
  8. Cauvery dispute and its solutions - Neda Fatima
  9. Cauvery dispute and its solutions - Ashima Mittal

  1. Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan - K.P.Nagasaritha
  2. Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan - Radhika Satheesan (Winner)

  1. Religious Liberty and Women Rights - ABRAHAM JOHNSON ANCHANIYIL
  2. Religious Liberty and Women Rights - Bharti Garg (Winner)
  3. Religious Liberty and Women Rights - Siddharth Sharma
  4. Religious Liberty and Women Rights - Vikrant Mahajan

  1. Cooperative federalism in India - Aswathi P
  2. Cooperative federalism in India - ANKUSH SHARMA
  3. Cooperative federalism in India - Santosh Kamble (Winner)

Essay Topics: September - 2016

  1. With greater power comes greater responsibility. - Neha Goyal
  2. With greater power comes greater responsibility. - Mani Kant Jha
  3. With greater power comes greater responsibility. - Twinkle (Winner)
  4. With greater power comes greater responsibility. - Dipanjan Dutta
  5. With greater power comes greater responsibility. - Suman Saurav Jena
  6. With greater power comes greater responsibility. - ANKUSH SHARMA
  7. With greater power comes greater responsibility. - K.P. Nagasaritha
  8. With greater power comes greater responsibility. - Amit Sharma
  9. With greater power comes greater responsibility. - Sumita Sharma

  1. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - N Neethipathy
  2. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - Santosh Kamble
  3. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - Satarupa Mukherjee
  4. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - Abhishek R Singh
  5. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - ATHIRA.B.ANIL
  6. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - DEBADRI SOM (Winner)
  7. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - Harmandeep Kaur
  8. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - JNANDEEP BORA
  9. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - Rahul Mishra
  10. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - Jayant Joshi
  11. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - Urvashi Chauhan

  1. Are the standardized tests good measure of academic ability or progress? - RUTUJA D. RATHOD
  2. Are the standardized tests good measure of academic ability or progress? - Neha P Asrani (Winner)

  1. Words are Sharper than the two-edged sword - Vindhya Vasini
  2. Words are Sharper than the two-edged sword - Aswathi P (Winner)
  3. Words are Sharper than the two-edged sword - Neda Fatima

Essay Topics: August - 2016

  1. Lending Hands to someone is better than giving a dole - Niharika Gogoi
  2. Lending Hands to someone is better than giving a dole - Supraja Kannan
  3. Lending Hands to someone is better than giving a dole - Ekta Misra
  4. Lending Hands to someone is better than giving a dole - Caroline Christy.T
  5. Lending Hands to someone is better than giving a dole - Neha P Asrani
  6. Lending Hands to someone is better than giving a dole - Paramita Mazumdar
  7. Lending Hands to someone is better than giving a dole - S.PRASATH (Winner)

  1. Quick but steady wins the race. - MOHIT KUMAR
  2. Quick but steady wins the race. - POOJA GUPTA (Winner)
  3. Quick but steady wins the race. - D. Revanth Chandra
  4. Quick but steady wins the race. - Twinkle

  1. Character of an institution is reflected in its leader. - ADITYA KUMAR RAI
  2. Character of an institution is reflected in its leader. - Satarupa Mukherjee
  3. Character of an institution is reflected in its leader. - Shailendra Chauhan
  4. Character of an institution is reflected in its leader. - Neda Fatima (Winner)
  5. Character of an institution is reflected in its leader. - Aditi Subhash Dhale
  6. Character of an institution is reflected in its leader. - Nithin V Rajan

  1. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Abraham Johnson Anchaniyil
  2. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - M.B.Suvarchala
  3. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Robin Lambora
  4. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - ATHIRA.B.ANIL
  5. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Jayant Joshi
  6. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Jnandeep Bora
  7. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Swadha Tripathi
  8. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Priyansh Verma
  9. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Saranya P.S. (Winner)
  10. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Raghuram Bachu
  11. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Puja Kakati
  12. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Sukhomay Chatterjee

Essay Topics: July - 2016

  1. Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - Satarupa Mukherjee (Winner)
  2. Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - Abhishek Kumar Ranjan
  3. Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - DEBADRI SOM
  4. Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - KUMAR GAURAV
  5. Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - Raghuram Raju Bachu
  6. Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - Swadha Tripathi
  7. Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - Robin Lambora
  8. Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - RAHUL UPADHYAY
  9. Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - Shailendra Chauhan
  10. Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - JNANDEEP BORA
  11. Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - G. Madhavi Ratnam

  1. Maritime terror a major threat to India than land security - Discuss - SOYEL ROY (Winner)
  2. Maritime terror a major threat to India than land security - Discuss - Kriti Bhatt

  1. Are you in favour or against more nuclear plants to generate energy in India - Khushboo Monga (Winner)
  2. Are you in favour or against more nuclear plants to generate energy in India - Sukhomay Chatterjee
  3. Are you in favour or against more nuclear plants to generate energy in India - Aditya Kumar Rai

Essay Topics: June - 2016

  1. Write short notes following agricultural schemes initiated by PM Modi's government -PUSHKAR DANGI
  2. Write short notes following agricultural schemes initiated by PM Modi's government-Rudresh Bodwal (Winner)

  1. Will this time monsoon bring cheer to the farmers, will it help in stopping their suicide? -Ashima Mittal
  2. Will this time monsoon bring cheer to the farmers, will it help in stopping their suicide? -Rajesh Chalke(Winner)

  1. What are the remedies to handle water scarcity and to avoid draught situation in the country? -Aparna Tiwari
  2. What are the remedies to handle water scarcity and to avoid draught situation in the country? -Deep Chandra Chaurasiya
  3. What are the remedies to handle water scarcity and to avoid draught situation in the country? -SRINIVAS VADADA
  4. What are the remedies to handle water scarcity and to avoid draught situation in the country? -JNANDEEP BORA
  5. What are the remedies to handle water scarcity and to avoid draught situation in the country? -Paramita Mazumder
  6. What are the remedies to handle water scarcity and to avoid draught situation in the country? -Sukhomay Chatterjee
  7. What are the remedies to handle water scarcity and to avoid draught situation in the country? -Suhasini Gupta(Winner)

  1. Attack on African students, rape of foreigners, are such incidents denting India's image abroad- Comment -Aparajita Guria (Winner)
  2. Attack on African students, rape of foreigners, are such incidents denting India's image abroad- Comment -SHASHI KANT
  3. Attack on African students, rape of foreigners, are such incidents denting India's image abroad- Comment -Shailendra Chauhan

Essay Topics: May - 2016

  1. Analyse Elections in Four states, will it impact national politics? -Aparna Tiwari(Winner)

  1. List BRICKS achievements and failures and India's role in BRICS -DHEERAJ SINGH
  2. List BRICKS achievements and failures and India's role in BRICS -Sanyog Varshney
  3. List BRICKS achievements and failures and India's role in BRICS -SHREYA ANURAKTI(Winner)
  4. List BRICKS achievements and failures and India's role in BRICS -Neda Fatima

  1. Analyse different schemes started under PM Modi - Will they achieve the target? -ARUSHI AIRAN
  2. Analyse different schemes started under PM Modi - Will they achieve the target? -Aayushi Shukla(Winner)
  3. Analyse different schemes started under PM Modi - Will they achieve the target? -Saranya M

  1. Bihar Liquor Ban - Is Prohibition the solution to kick the bottle? -POOJA GUPTA
  2. Bihar Liquor Ban - Is Prohibition the solution to kick the bottle? -Abhishek Kumar Ranjan(Winner)
  3. Bihar Liquor Ban - Is Prohibition the solution to kick the bottle? -Rudresh Bodwal
  4. Bihar Liquor Ban - Is Prohibition the solution to kick the bottle? -Kriti Bhatt

Essay Topics: April - 2016

  1. How digitisation is strengthening Indian democracy -Sai Deepthi
  2. How digitisation is strengthening Indian democracy -Dipti Sinha(Winner)
  3. How digitisation is strengthening Indian democracy - G KEERTHI PRIYA

  1. 100 percent FDI in E commerce - what it means to retail business? -Siva Gopal Reddy(Winner)
  2. 100 percent FDI in E commerce - what it means to retail business? -Rudresh Bodwal
  3. 100 percent FDI in E commerce - what it means to retail business? -Mrinal Malakar

  1. Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -DHEERAJ SINGH
  2. Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -Poulami Banerjee
  3. Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -Aparna Tiwari
  4. Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -GUPTA POOJA NANDLAL SAVITRI
  5. Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -S.PRASATH
  6. Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -JNANDEEP BORA
  7. Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -Neda Fatima(Winner)
  8. Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -Nikita Thatai
  9. Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -GURUPRAKASH

  1. Which is bigger evil - Corporate corruption or Civil Corruption-RITWIK MEHTA
  2. Which is bigger evil - Corporate corruption or Civil Corruption-Raj Bharath
  3. Which is bigger evil - Corporate corruption or Civil Corruption-G GIRIJA PRIYA(Winner)

Essay Topics: March - 2016

  1. Discuss the Pros and Cons of the Union Budget 2016 -DHEERAJ SINGH
  2. Discuss the Pros and Cons of the Union Budget 2016 -JNANDEEP BORA(Winner)
  3. Discuss the Pros and Cons of the Union Budget 2016 -Aparna Tiwari
  4. Discuss the Pros and Cons of the Union Budget 2016 -GUPTA POOJA NANDLAL

  1. JNU Row has opened up the debate on freedom of expression verses nationalism-Comment-Abhishek Kumar Ranjan
  2. JNU Row has opened up the debate on freedom of expression verses nationalism-Comment-Neda Fatima(Winner)
  3. JNU Row has opened up the debate on freedom of expression verses nationalism-Comment-Jayasri Selvakumar
  4. JNU Row has opened up the debate on freedom of expression verses nationalism-Comment-ABHINAB BORUAH
  5. JNU Row has opened up the debate on freedom of expression verses nationalism-Comment-KUMARI PRIYA RANI
  6. JNU Row has opened up the debate on freedom of expression verses nationalism-Comment-Ankush Yadav
  7. JNU Row has opened up the debate on freedom of expression verses nationalism-Comment-SOMA SARKAR

Essay Topics: February - 2016

  1. After 67 years of Republic, what India has achieved and yet to achieve-Enumerate -Rahul Upadhyay
  2. After 67 years of Republic, what India has achieved and yet to achieve-Enumerate -Paramita Mazumdar(Winner)
  3. After 67 years of Republic, what India has achieved and yet to achieve-Enumerate -S.Durgadevi
  4. After 67 years of Republic, what India has achieved and yet to achieve-Enumerate -Debtanu Roy

  1. Youth Suicide case has stirred Dalit politics in University campus-Comment -Bharti Garg (Winner)
  2. Youth Suicide case has stirred Dalit politics in University campus-Comment -Poulami Banerjee

  1. Further Opening up Indian Economy Will Be Beneficial or Detrimental Give Opinion-Payal Mittal (Winner)

  1. Suggest measures to make Ganga Action plan successful-NEHA SONI (Winner)

Essay Topics: January- 2016


  1. A transformational India needs to overhaul its education system- Comment - Prashant Kumar Shekhar
  2. A transformational India needs to overhaul its education system- Comment - Twinkle Singh
  3. A transformational India needs to overhaul its education system- Comment - Payal Mittal
  4. A transformational India needs to overhaul its education system- Comment - Swaswati Goswami
  5. A transformational India needs to overhaul its education system- Comment - Rubbayya. K Mohammed (Winner)

  1. India Pakistan peace process, hype or realism- C Sunil Kumar (Winner)
  2. India Pakistan peace process, hype or realism- Abhinab Boruah
  3. India Pakistan peace process, hype or realism- Rahul Upadhyay

  1. Make in India- vs Incredible India - Compare -Harika Kuncha (Winner)
  2. Make in India- vs Incredible India - Compare -Abhishek Kumar Ranjan
  3. Make in India- vs Incredible India - Compare -Puja Rani
  4. Make in India- vs Incredible India - Compare -Sanyog varshney
  5. Make in India- vs Incredible India - Compare -Ayush Garg
  6. Make in India- vs Incredible India - Compare -Keshav Raghav
  7. Make in India- vs Incredible India - Compare -Irishna Solanki

  1. Soaring pollution, crippling floods, India's environment in a fix - comment -S.Durgadevi
  2. Soaring pollution, crippling floods, India's environment in a fix - comment -Merin Selvi Nelson (Winner)

Essay Topics: December- 2015

  1. Achievements and Failures of Climate Change Conference at Paris -A Mahesh
  2. Achievements and Failures of Climate Change Conference at Paris -Dipanjan Dutta (Winner)

  1. Reasons for Chennai rains and future preparedness -Payal Mittal (Winner)
  2. Reasons for Chennai rains and future preparedness -Ranjith kumar
  3. Reasons for Chennai rains and future preparedness -S.Durgadevi

  1. Amir Khan and Intolerance Debate in India -Nikita Vij
  2. Amir Khan and Intolerance Debate in India -Shivraj Shahaji Dongare
  3. Amir Khan and Intolerance Debate in India -Neha Pal (Winner)

  1. Beef Politics – Cheap Protein Verses Religious Sentiments. -Soma Sarkar
  2. Beef Politics – Cheap Protein Verses Religious Sentiments. -Shailesh Shinde
  3. Beef Politics – Cheap Protein Verses Religious Sentiments. -Sri Harshith Rajam (Winner)

Essay Topics: November- 2015 (last date: November 30)

  1. Carbohydrates vs Proteins, Discuss -Dhara Vaghela (Winner)
  2. Carbohydrates vs Proteins, Discuss -Ranjith kumar

  1. With 2G and 3G, now India is Heading towards 4G, Discuss Pros and Cons. -Abhishek Dhiman (Winner)
  2. With 2G and 3G, now India is Heading towards 4G, Discuss Pros and Cons. -Rudresh Bodwal

  1. Caste System in India, Discuss -Abhishek Kumar
  2. Caste System in India, Discuss -Vaishnavi-Arora
  3. Caste System in India, Discuss -Manjinder Singh (Winner)

  1. Being Vegetarian or Non-Vegetarian, Comment. -Shivraj Shahaji Dongare (Winner)
  2. Being Vegetarian or Non-Vegetarian, Comment. -Abraham Johnson Anchaniyil

Essay Topics: October- 2015

  1. Pubs and Discos, are they any good for the youth? Comment
  2. Coaching Classes, should be allowed only in school premises? Discuss
  3. Digital India or Green India, Discuss
  4. Organ Donation, are we doing enough to spread enough awareness? Comment
  1. Pubs and Discos, are they any good for the youth? Comment -AAKANKSHA SEKHON (Winner)
  2. Pubs and Discos, are they any good for the youth? Comment -Sachin Godbole
  3. Pubs and Discos, are they any good for the youth? Comment -HIMANSHU YADAV
  4. Pubs and Discos, are they any good for the youth? Comment -Pooja Gupta
  5. Pubs and Discos, are they any good for the youth? Comment -Meghna Nimbekar
  6. Pubs and Discos, are they any good for the youth? Comment -Lalit Kishore

  1. Coaching Classes, should be allowed only in school premises? Discuss -Jnandeep Bora (Winner)
  2. Coaching Classes, should be allowed only in school premises? Discuss -Neha Pal
  3. Coaching Classes, should be allowed only in school premises? Discuss -Rajwinder Kaur
  4. Coaching Classes, should be allowed only in school premises? Discuss -Deepika Phutela
  5. Coaching Classes, should be allowed only in school premises? Discuss -Shivraj Shahaji Dongare

  1. Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Payal Mittal
  2. Digital India or Green India, Discuss -M.Divyabharathi
  3. Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Rudresh Bodwal
  4. Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Supriya Saraswat
  5. Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Vimi Mihu
  6. Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Vishnu Mohan
  7. Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Ms. Chaichi Devi
  8. Digital India or Green India, Discuss -K.Charan Kumar
  9. Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Navneet Kumar
  10. Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Nithin Rajan (Winner)

  1. Organ Donation, are we doing enough to spread enough awareness? Comment -D. Rajesh
  2. Organ Donation, are we doing enough to spread enough awareness? Comment -Nishant Kumar
  3. Organ Donation, are we doing enough to spread enough awareness? Comment -Santosh Prakash
  4. Organ Donation, are we doing enough to spread enough awareness? Comment -Subhaashree.S (Winner)

Essay Topics: September - 2015

  1. Role of Sensex with respect to Food Inflation, Discuss-Raviraj Ghanvat
  2. Role of Sensex with respect to Food Inflation, Discuss-Dwarakanadha Reddy
  3. Role of Sensex with respect to Food Inflation, Discuss-Nikhil
  4. Role of Sensex with respect to Food Inflation, Discuss-S. HarshaVarthan (Winner)

  1. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Bharat
  2. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Hiral D. Myatra
  3. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Jnandeep Bora
  4. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Aditya Parameswaran
  5. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Suchita Marathe
  6. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Sayantika Banerjee (Winner)
  7. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Vimi Mihu
  8. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Bipasha Malakar
  9. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Pari Acharya
  10. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Sneha G Bhat
  11. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Sudhanshu Bhandari
  12. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Soumi Das
  13. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Tanumoy Mondal

  1. Should the Government's New Schemes be named in Hindi Only?-Narasimharao Pulibandla
  2. Should the Government's New Schemes be named in Hindi Only?-Durgesh Vijay Bhende
  3. Should the Government's New Schemes be named in Hindi Only?-Sachin Yadav
  4. Should the Government's New Schemes be named in Hindi Only?-Shiva Gupta
  5. Should the Government's New Schemes be named in Hindi Only?-Vijayavani. C
  6. Should the Government's New Schemes be named in Hindi Only?-Suman Kumar
  7. Should the Government's New Schemes be named in Hindi Only?-Kartik Patel (Winner)

  1. Allopathy Vs Homeopathy, Discuss-Padma Bandaru
  2. Allopathy Vs Homeopathy, Discuss-Santosh Prakash (Winner)
  3. Allopathy Vs Homeopathy, Discuss-Shrija Kumari
  4. Allopathy Vs Homeopathy, Discuss-Jayapriya

Essay Topics: August - 2015

  1. Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement?-Dimple Pal
  2. Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement?-Sameera Salim
  3. Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement?-Durgesh Vijay Bhende
  4. Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement?-Aneesha Resham
  5. Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement?-S.Jayasri
  6. Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement?-Gunjan Chandel
  7. Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement?-Santosh P. Rav (Winner)
  8. Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement?-Rouf Raza Dar
  9. Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement?-S. Harsha Varthan
  10. Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement?-Lalit Kishore
  11. Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement?-Babita Palta

  1. Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons.-Bhanu Pratap
  2. Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons.-Akshay Modi
  3. Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons.-Sanya Dhoundiyal
  4. Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons.-Anuj Mehta
  5. Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons.-Divya Aggarwal
  6. Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons.-Sachin Yadav
  7. Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons.-Shrija Kumari
  8. Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons.-Vasundhra Sen Jaswal (Winner)
  9. Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons.-Yogitha Sankla
  10. Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons.-Ankush Sharma

  1. Biographical Films being made on popular personalities including victims, comment.- Suhrudwamsi Musunuri
  2. Biographical Films being made on popular personalities including victims, comment.- Amit Adhikari
  3. Biographical Films being made on popular personalities including victims, comment.- Jaideep Singh (Winner)

  1. Moral and Ethics in everyday life.- Abraham Johnson Anchaniyil
  2. Morals and Ethics in Everyday Life.- Sree Kavya Vallabhaneni
  3. Morals and Ethics in Everyday Life.- Rajashree Ravindra Bhirud
  4. Morals and Ethics in Everyday Life.-Raghuram Raju Bachu
  5. Morals and Ethics in Everyday Life.-Nitin Thakur (Winner)
  6. Morals and Ethics in Everyday Life.-Syed Abbas

Essay Topics: July - 2015 (last date: July 31)

  1. G7 Summit 2015, India's Role-Sanyog Varshney
  2. G7 Summit 2015, India's Role-Ajeet Singh
  3. G7 Summit 2015, India's Role-Rouf Raza Dar (Winner)
  4. G7 Summit 2015, India's Role-Santosh Prakash

  1. Trial by Media, Is it fair?-Sanyog Varshney
  2. Trial by Media, Is it fair?-Manasi Gupta
  3. Trial by Media, Is it fair?-Bhishm Khanna (Winner)
  4. Trial by Media, Is it fair?-Javid Hassan
  5. Trial by Media, Is it fair?-Ruqeya Afshan
  6. Trial by Media, Is it fair?-Akash Kumar
  7. Trial by Media, Is it fair?-Suhrudwamsi Musunuri
  8. Trial by Media, Is it fair?-Abhilasha Singh

  1. The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society?-Arushi Arora
  2. The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society?-Bhabesh Kumar choudhury
  3. The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society?-Reeva Mishra
  4. The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society?-Babita Palta
  5. The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society?-Akash Banerjee
  6. The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society?-Kartik Patel
  7. The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society?-Nikita Rathi (Winner)
  8. The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society?-Saikrishna Repalli
  9. The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society?-Nitin Thakur

  1. RBI's Strategic Debt Restructuring Scheme (SDR), Discuss-Monali Mishra
  2. RBI's Strategic Debt Restructuring Scheme (SDR), Discuss-Laxmi Prasad (Winner)

Essay Topics: June - 2015

  1. Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss.-S. Paul
  2. Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss.-Rishi Ranjan Singh
  3. Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss.-K.Yuvasri
  4. Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss.-Sanyog Vashney
  5. Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss.-Tanumoy Mondal
  6. Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss.-Monali Mishra
  7. Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss.-Amresh Chandra Jena
  8. Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss.-Lokesh P (Winner)

  1. Minimum Alternate Tax(MAT) Issue on Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs), Comment.-Payal Mittal (Winner)

  1. Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss.-Laxmi Prasad
  2. Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss.-Mallika Verma
  3. Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss.-Ruqeya Afshan
  4. Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss.-Akarsh Misra
  5. Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss.-Kumar B (Winner)
  6. Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss.-Prateek Kumar
  7. Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss.-Mallika Verma
  8. Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss.-Ashish Anand
  9. Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss.-Ekta Awasthi
  10. Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss.-Babita Palta

  1. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Roshni Rajpal
  2. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Sai Jigyasa Roy
  3. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Rouf Raza Dar
  4. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-K.B.D.Sridevi
  5. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Anirudh Jangu
  6. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Javid Hassan
  7. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Priyashree Srikanth
  8. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Ayushi Srivastava
  9. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Rajendraprasad Medepalli
  10. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Praveen Joshi
  11. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Praveen Joshi
  12. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Kamran
  13. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Imrana Ataur Rahman
  14. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Atishay Jain (Winner)
  15. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Arushi Arora

Essay Topics: May - 2015

  1. Government's 100,000 - MV Solar Energy Plan, Discuss-Javid Hassan
  2. Government's 100,000 - MV Solar Energy Plan, Discuss-Shweta Iyer
  3. Government's 100,000 - MV Solar Energy Plan, Discuss-Abhishek Kumar (Winner)
  4. Government's 100,000 - MV Solar Energy Plan, Discuss-Prasanth Ganivada

  1. China's refusal to aid Nepal due to Indian Military Presence in Nepal, is it justified? -Prasad Bagauli
  2. China's refusal to aid Nepal due to Indian Military Presence in Nepal, is it justified? -Tanumoy Mondal (Winner)

  1. Global E-Waste Monitor Report -C.Siva Gopal Reddy
  2. Global E-Waste Monitor Report -K.Yuvasri
  3. Global E-Waste Monitor Report -Smriti Pranjal
  4. Global E-Waste Monitor Report -Rajendraprasad Medepalli (Winner)

Essay Topics: April - 2015

  1. Water Crisis and the Monsoon Factor in India, Discuss the necessary measures.-Harsh Bhardwaj
  2. Water Crisis and the Monsoon Factor in India, Discuss the necessary measures.-Kaushik Sen
  3. Water Crisis and the Monsoon Factor in India, Discuss the necessary measures.-Javid Hassan
  4. Water Crisis and the Monsoon Factor in India, Discuss the necessary measures.-Mohammad Uzair (Winner)
  5. Water Crisis and the Monsoon Factor in India, Discuss the necessary measures.-Jnandeep Bora
  6. Water Crisis and the Monsoon Factor in India, Discuss the necessary measures.-Sumisha Sharma

  1. Agricultural Techniques in India and the condition of farmers, Comment.-Snehal Adekar
  2. Agricultural Techniques in India and the condition of farmers, Comment.-R. Suresh Verma
  3. Agricultural Techniques in India and the condition of farmers, Comment.-Vaishnavi Retharekar (Winner)
  4. Agricultural Techniques in India and the condition of farmers, Comment.-Gautam Kumar Jha
  5. Agricultural Techniques in India and the condition of farmers, Comment.-Nishant Gaurav
  6. Agricultural Techniques in India and the condition of farmers, Comment.-R. Gokulnath
  7. Agricultural Techniques in India and the condition of farmers, Comment.-Abhisekh Sahu

  1. Land Acquisition Bill: Discuss the Pros and Cons.-Bunny P
  2. Land Acquisition Bill: Discuss the Pros and Cons.-Ruha Latif Ruha
  3. Land Acquisition Bill: Discuss the Pros and Cons.-Rajendraprasad Medepalli
  4. Land Acquisition Bill: Discuss the Pros and Cons.-Aditya Narayan Srivastav
  5. Land Acquisition Bill: Discuss the Pros and Cons.-Sreelakshmi.K
  6. Land Acquisition Bill: Discuss the Pros and Cons.-Tanumoy Mondal
  7. Land Acquisition Bill: Discuss the Pros and Cons.-Rachana Gupta (Winner)

Essay Topics: March - 2015


  1. Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss-Arushi Agarwal
  2. Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss-Vinay Mawandia
  3. Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss-Sumit Kumar Kawde
  4. Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss-Pallabi Chakraborty
  5. Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss-Arun Kumar Nayak
  6. Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss-Ashish Rawat
  7. Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss-Abhisekh Sahu (Winner)
  8. Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss-Santosh Kamble

  1. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-G.V.D.S Krishna Sai
  2. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-Rajendraprasad Medepalli
  3. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-Aakanksha Sekhon
  4. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-Zenith Sahai
  5. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-Padma Bandaru
  6. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-Kumari Priya Rani
  7. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-Rahul Kumar
  8. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-Sukhlal Rana
  9. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-Anwesha Banerjee
  10. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-Piyush Malviya (Winner)
  11. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-Harsh Bhardwaj
  12. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-M S R Prasanth

  1. Instructions
  2. Section-A: 125 Marks
  3. Section-B: 125 Marks
  4. Previous Papers vs. 2015
  5. Essay-list: Topic wise last 23 years (1993-2015)
    1. Economy, Development
    2. Education
    3. Indian Democracy, society, culture, mindset
    4. International issues
    5. Quote based, Philosophy, Ethics
    6. Polity, administration
    7. Science-Technology
    8. Women empowerment
  6. Essaylist: Yearwise Last 23 years (1993-2015)

Instructions

  • On 18th December 2015, UPSC conducted the Essay paper for the civil services mains examination.
  • 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 medium other than authorized one.
  • Word limit, as specified, should be adhered to.
  • Any page or portion of the page left blank, must be struck off clearly.

Section-A: 125 Marks

Write any one of the following essay in 1000-1200 words.

  1. Lending hands to someone is better than giving a dole.
  2. Quick but steady wins the race.
  3. Character of an institution is reflected in its leader.
  4. Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make a man more clever devil.

Section-B: 125 Marks

Write any one of the following essay in 1000-1200 words.

  1. Technology cannot replace manpower.
  2. Crisis faced in India – moral or economic.
  3. Dreams which should not let India sleep.
  4. Can capitalism bring inclusive growth?

Previous Papers vs. 2015

Earlier Papers2015
2014- new trend started: Total 8 essay topics divided equally in two sections and you’ve to write one essay from each sectionSystem continued
2014: section “A” two essays on educationThree essays on ethics/philosophy, and one on education.
2014: section “B” two essays on economy (1) Policy paralysis (2) tourism- next big thing for IndiaTrend continued. Although some of the topics can be classified in two or more ways e.g. Indian crisis- moral or economy = both an essay on ethics as well as on economy.
2014: 6 out of 8 topics ended with “question-mark”, requiring the student to take a stand.Two topics required the student to take a stand
  1. Crisis faced in India: Moral *OR* Economic?
  2. Can capitalism bring inclusive growth (*YES or NO*)?
2014: Leadership / power related Essay: With greater power comes greater responsibility.Trend continues: Character of an institution is reflected in its leader.
2001: The march of science and the erosion of human values.Technology cannot replace manpower.
2002: Modern technological education and human values.Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make a man more clever devil
1993: My vision of India in 2001
  • Dreams which should not let India sleep. -2015
  • Perhaps based on the quote by late President Dr. APJ  Kalam who died on 2015, July: “Dream is not that which you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep.”
Since last two years no essay on women (2013,2014)Trend continues for the third year in succession (2015), no essay on women.

Essay-list: Topic wise last 23 years (1993-2015)

Economy, Development

  1. Crisis faced in India – moral or economic. -2015
  2. Can capitalism bring inclusive growth? -2015
  3. Was it the policy paralysis or the paralysis of implementation which slowed the growth of our country? -2014
  4. Tourism: Can this be the next big thing for India? -2014
  5. GDP (Gross Domestic Product) along with GDH (Gross Domestic Happiness) would be the right indices for judging the wellbeing of a country-2013
  6. Is the criticism that the ‘Public-Private-Partnership’ (PPP) model for development is more of a bane than a boon in the Indian context, justified ?-2012
  7. Protection of ecology and environment is essential for sustained economic development. -2006
  8. BPO boom in India.   -2007
  9. Globalization would finish small-scale industries in India. -2006
  10. Economic growth without distributive justice is bound to breed violence. -1993
  11. Ecological considerations need not hamper development. -1993
  12. Multinational corporations – saviours or saboteurs -1994
  13. Special economic zone: boon or bane -2008
  14. Resource management in the Indian context. -1999
  15. Should a moratorium be imposed on all fresh mining in tribal areas of the country? -2010
  16. Are our traditional handicrafts doomed to a slow death? -2009
  17. The focus of health care is increasingly getting skewed towards the ‘haves’ of our society. -2009
  18. Urbanization is a blessing in disguise. -1997

Education

  1. Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make a man more clever devil-2015
  2. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? -2014
  3. Are the standardized tests good measure of academic ability or progress? -2014
  4. Modern technological education and human values. -2002
  5. Credit – based higher education system – status , opportunities and challenges -2011
  6. “Education for all” campaign in India: myth or reality. -2006
  7. Privatization of higher education in India. -2002
  8. Irrelevance of the classroom. -2001
  9. Value-based science and education. -1999
  10. Is an egalitarian society possible by educating the masses ? -2008
  11. Independent thinking should be encouraged right form the childhood. -2007
  12. Restructuring of Indian education system. -1995
  13. Literacy is growing very fast, but there is no corresponding growth in education. -1996
  14. What is real education? -2005

Indian Democracy, society, culture, mindset

  1. Dreams which should not let India sleep. -2015
  2. Is sting operation an invasion on privacy? -2014
  3. Fifty Golds in Olympics: Can this be a reality for India? -2014
  4. Is the Colonial mentality hindering India’s Success? -2013
  5. 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 -2012
  6. Does Indian cinema shape our popular culture or merely reflect it? -2011
  7. Indian culture today: a myth or a reality? -2000
  8. Modernism and our traditional socio-ethical values. -2000
  9. Youth culture today. -1999
  10. Mass media and cultural invasion. -1999
  11. The composite culture of India. -1998
  12. The Indian society at the crossroads. -1994
  13. Geography may remain the same ; history need not. -2010
  14. From traditional Indian philanthropy to the gates-buffet model-a natural progression or a paradigm shift? -2010
  15. Modernisation and westernisation are not identical concepts. -1994
  16. New cults and godmen: a threat to traditional religion -1996
  17. How has satellite television brought about cultural change in Indian mindsets? -2007
  18. ‘ globalization’ vs. ‘ nationalism’ -2009
  19. National identity and patriotism -2008
  20. Responsibility of media in a democracy. -2002
  21. Why should we be proud of being Indians? -2000
  22. True religion cannot be misused. -1997
  23. Globalizations and its impact on Indian culture. -2004

International issues

  1. India’s role in promoting ASEAN co-operation. -2004
  2. The masks of new imperialism. -2003
  3. As civilization advances culture declines. -2003
  4. The implications of globalization for India. -2000
  5. My vision of an ideal world order. -2001
  6. India’s contribution to world wisdom. -1998
  7. The world of the twenty-first century. -1998
  8. Preparedness of our society for India’s global leadership role. -2010
  9. The global order: political and economic -1993
  10. Importance of Indo-US nuclear agreement -2006
  11. Good fences make good neighbours -2009
  12. Terrorism and world peace -2005
  13. Restructuring of UNO reflect present realities -1996

Quote based, Philosophy, Ethics

  1. Lending hands to someone is better than giving a dole. -2015
  2. Quick but steady wins the race. -2015
  3. Character of an institution is reflected in its leader. -2015
  4. With greater power comes greater responsibility. -2014
  5. Words are sharper than the two-edged sword. -2014
  6. Be the change you want to see in others (Gandhi)-2013
  7. Discipline means success, anarchy means ruin -2008
  8. Attitude makes, habit makes character and character makes a man.  -2007
  9. There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. -2003
  10. Search for truth can only be a spiritual problem. -2002
  11. Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the lifeblood of civilisation. -1995
  12. Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds. -1995
  13. Youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret -1994
  14. Useless life is an early death. -1994
  15. He would reigns within himself and folds his passions and desires and fears is more than a king. -1993
  16. Compassion is the basic of all morality would -1993
  17. If youth knew, if age could. -2002
  18. The paths of glory lead but to the grave. -2002
  19. The pursuit of excellence. -2001
  20. Truth is lived, not taught -1996

Polity, administration

  1. Creation of smaller states and the consequent administrative , economic and developmental implication -2011
  2. Evaluation of panchayati raj system in India from the point of view of eradication of power to people.  -2007
  3. Justice must reach the poor -2005
  4. Water resources should be under the control of the central government. -2004
  5. The misinterpretation and misuse of freedom in India. -1998
  6. The language problem in India: its past, present and prospects. -1998
  7. Reservation, politics and empowerment. -1999
  8. When money speaks, the truth is silent. -1995
  9. How should a civil servant conduct himself? -2003
  10. Politics without ethics is a disaster. -1995
  11. Judicial activism. -1997
  12. The vip cult is a bane of Indian democracy -1996
  13. Need for transparency in public administration -1996
  14. Whither Indian democracy? -1995
  15. Politics, bureaucracy and business – fatal triangle. -1994
  16. How far has democracy in India delivered the goods? -2003
  17. What we have not learnt during fifty years of independence. -1997
  18. My vision of India in 2001 a.d. -1993
  19. In the Indian context , both human intelligence and technical intelligence are crucial in combating terrorism -2011
  20. Is autonomy the best answer to combat balkanization? -2007
  21. The country’s need for a better disaster management system. -2000
  22. Are we a ‘soft ’ state ? -2009
  23. Role of media in good governance -2008
  24. Judicial activism and Indian democracy. -2004
  25. What have we gained from our democratic set-up? -2001
  26. Urbanisation and its hazards -2008
  27. Food security for sustainable national development -2005

Science-Technology

  1. Technology cannot replace manpower. -2015
  2. Science and technology is the panacea for the growth and security of the nation-2013
  3. Science and Mysticism : Are they compatible ?-2012
  4. Computer: the harbinger of silent revolution. -1993
  5. The march of science and the erosion of human values. -2001
  6. The modern doctor and his patients. -1997
  7. Increasing computerization would lead to the creation of a dehumanized society. -2006
  8. The cyberworld: its charms and challenges. -2000
  9. The lure of space. -2004
  10. Spirituality and scientific temper. -2003

Women empowerment

  1. Managing work and home – is the Indian working woman getting a fair deal ?-2012
  2. Men have failed: let women take over. -1993
  3. Women’s reservation bill would usher in empowerment for women in India. -2006
  4. The hand that rocks the cradle -2005
  5. If women ruled the world -2005
  6. Whither women’s emancipation? -2004
  7. Empowerment alone cannot help our women. -2001
  8. Women empowerment: challenges and prospects. -1999
  9. Woman is god’s best creation. -1998
  10. Greater political power alone will not improve women’s plight. -1997
  11. The new emerging women power: the ground realities. -1995

Essaylist: Yearwise Last 23 years (1993-2015)

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2015write one essay from each section
Section-A
  1. Lending hands to someone is better than giving a dole.
  2. Quick but steady wins the race.
  3. Character of an institution is reflected in its leader.
  4. Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make a man more clever devil.

Section-B

  1. Technology cannot replace manpower.
  2. Crisis faced in India – moral or economic.
  3. Dreams which should not let India sleep.
  4. Can capitalism bring inclusive growth?
2014write one essay from each section
Section-A
  1. With greater power comes greater responsibility. -2014
  2. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? -2014
  3. Are the standardized tests good measure of academic ability or progress? -2014
  4. Words are sharper than the two-edged sword. -2014

Section-B

  1. Was it the policy paralysis or the paralysis of implementation which slowed the growth of our country?
  2. Is sting operation an invasion on privacy?
  3. Fifty Golds in Olympics: Can this be a reality for India?
  4. Tourism: Can this be the next big thing for India?
2013
  1. Be the change you want to see in others (Gandhi)
  2. Is the Colonial mentality hindering India’s Success
  3. GDP (Gross Domestic Product) along with GDH (Gross Domestic Happiness) would be the right indices for judging the wellbeing of a country
  4. Science and technology is the panacea for the growth and security of the nation.
2012
  1. 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.
  2. Is the criticism that the ‘Public-Private-Partnership’ (PPP) model for development is more of a bane than a boon in the Indian context, justified?
  3. Science and Mysticism : Are they compatible ?
  4. Managing work and home – is the Indian working woman getting a fair deal?
20111. Creation of smaller states and the consequent administrative , economic and developmental implication
2. Does Indian Cinema shape our popular culture or merely reflect it
3. Credit – based higher education system – status , opportunities and challenges
4. In the Indian context , Both human intelligence and technical intelligence are crucial in combating terrorism
20101. Geography may remain the same; history need not.
2. Should a moratorium be imposed on all fresh mining in tribal areas of the country?
3. Preparedness of our society for India’s global leadership role.
4. From traditional Indian philanthropy to the Gates-Buffet model-a natural progression or a paradigm shift?
20091. Are our traditional handicrafts doomed to a slow death?
2. Are we a ‘Soft ’ state ?
3. “The focus of health care is increasingly getting skewed towards the ‘haves’ of our society”.
4. “ Good Fences make good neighbors”
5. ‘ Globlisation’ vs. ‘ Nationalism’
20081. Role of Media in good governance
2. National Identity and Patritism
3. Special Economic Zone : Boon or Bane
4. Descipline means success , anarchy means ruin
5. Urbanisation and Its Hazards
6. Is an Egalitarian society possible by educating the masses ?
20071. Independent thinking should be encouraged right form the childhood.
2. Evaluation of Panchayati Raj System in India from the point of view of eradication of power to people.
3. Attitude makes, habit makes character and character makes a man.
4. Is Autonomy the best answer to combat balkanization?
5. How has satellite television brought about cultural change in Indian mindsets.
6. BPO boom in India.
20061. Women’s Reservation Bill Would Usher in Empowerment for Women in India.
2. Protection of Ecology and Environment is Essential for Sustained Economic Development.
3. Importance of Indo-U.S. Nuclear Agreement
4. “Education for All” Campaign in India: Myth or Reality.
5. Globalization Would Finish Small-Scale Industries in India.
6. Increasing Computerization Would lead to the Creation of a Dehumanized Society.
20051. Justice must reach the poor
2. The hand that rocks the cradle
3. If women ruled the world
4. What is real education?
5. Terrorism and world peace
6. Food security for sustainable national development
20041. India’s Role in Promoting ASEAN Co-operation.
2. Judicial Activism and Indian Democracy.
3. Whither Women’s Emancipation?
4. Globalizations and Its Impact on Indian Culture.
5. The Lure of Space.
6. Water Resources Should Be Under the Control of the Central Government.
20031. The Masks of New Imperialism.
2. How far has democracy in India delivered the goods?
3. How should a civil servant conduct himself?
4. As civilization advances culture declines.
5. There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
6. Spirituality and Scientific temper.
20021. Modern technological education and human values.
2. Search for truth can only be a spiritual problem.
3. If youth knew, if age could.
4. The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
5. Privatization of higher education in India.
6. Responsibility of media in a democracy.
20011. What have we gained from our democratic set-up?
2. My vision of an ideal world order.
3. The march of science and the erosion of human values.
4. Irrelevance of the classroom.
5. The pursuit of excellence.
6. Empowerment alone cannot help our women.
20001. Why should we be proud of being Indians?
2. The cyberworld: Its charms and challenges.
3. The country’s need for a better disaster management system.
4. Indian culture today: A myth or a reality?
5. The implications of globalization for India.
6. Modernism and our traditional socio-ethical values.
19991. Women empowerment: Challenges and prospects.
2. Youth culture today.
3. Mass media and cultural invasion.
4. Resource management in the Indian context.
5. Value-based science and education.
6. Reservation, politics and empowerment.
19981. The composite culture of India.
2. Woman is God’s best creation.
3.The misinterpretation and misuse of freedom in India.
4. India’s contribution to world wisdom.
5. The language problem in India: Its past, present and prospects.
6. The world of the twenty-first century.
19971. What we have not learnt during fifty years of Independence.
2. Judicial activism.
3. Greater political power alone will not improve women’s plight.
4. True religion cannot be misused.
5. The modern doctor and his patients.
6. Urbanization is a blessing in disguise.
19961. Literacy is growing very fast, but there is no corresponding growth in education.
2. Restructuring of UNO reflect present realities
3. New cults and Godmen: a threat to traditional religion
4. The VIP cult is a bane of Indian democracy
5. Need for transparency in public administration
6. Truth is lived, not taught
19951. Politics without ethics is a disaster.
2. The new emerging women Power: the ground realities.
3. When money speaks, the truth is silent.
4. Whither Indian democracy?
5. Restructuring of Indian education system.
6. Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the lifeblood of civilisation.
7. Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
19941. Youth is a blunder, Manhood a struggle, oldage a regret
2. The Indian society at the crossroads.
3. Modernisation and westernisation are not identical concepts.
4. Useless life is an early death.
5. Politics, bureaucracy and business – Fatal Triangle.
6. Multinational corporations – saviours or saboteurs
19931. My vision of India in 2001 A.D.
2. The global order: political and economic
3. He would reigns within himself and folds his passions and desires and fears is more than a king.
4. Compassion is the basic of all morality would
5. Men have failed: let women take over.
6. Economic growth without distributive justice is bound to breed violence.
7. Ecological considerations need not hamper development.
8. Computer: the harbinger of silent revolution.

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