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Civil Services MAINS Exam
Essay Question Paper


Instructions: Write two essays, choosing one from each of the following Section A & B, in about 1000-1200 words.
Total Marks: 250

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 cleverdevil.



  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?