Week 15

​Essay:  “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” (1000 - 1500 words)
​GS 1: Discuss the various forms that the Non-Cooperation Movement took in different parts of India. (150 words)
GS 2:  'Panchayats were functional institutions of grassroots governance in almost every village.' - Elaborate (200 words)
​GS 3: How the trends in the 'Food Processing Industry' has evolved in India? Discuss the recent government initiatives  in 'Food Processing Industry'. (200 words)
GS 4: Does Corporate social responsibility makes companies more sustainable? (150 words)


​Essay:  Geography has a dimension of history in itself! (1000 - 1500 words)
​GS 1: Discuss the events that define India’s journey from 1947 to 2021 and their importance.  (200 words)
GS 2: How far will Arbitration and Conciliation Act  improve India’s dispute resolution mechanism? How Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 would check the misuse by those who take advantage of the law to get favourable awards by fraud. (200 words)
​GS 3: Discuss important interventions by government to provide income support and social security net for Small and Marginal Farmers (SMF). (200 words)
GS 4: Explain 'Personal and Professional ethics'. Give examples when personal and professional ethics may clash and cause a moral conflict. (200 words)

Week 13

Essay:  The Effect of Rising Oil Prices on the Indian Economy! (1000 - 1500 words)
​GS 1: Analyze the effectiveness of employment generation and basic services programmes in India.  (200 words)
GS 2: Discuss the provisions relating to financial emergency in India. Does the declaration of National Emergency effects the rights of individuals and the autonomy of the states?(250 words)
​GS 3: Does the privatisation of airports is India has delivered significant results?  (150 words)
GS 4: Discuss the issues related to 'Conflict of interest' in the public sector. (150 words)

Week 12

Essay:  "COVID-19 pandemic and Global Economy"! (1000 - 1500 words)
​GS 1:  What are the causes for more frequent landslides in the Himalayas than in Western Ghats ? (150 words)
GS 2: ? Distinguish between the roles of SEBI & IRDA. (150 words)
​GS 3:  "White Revolution was not only to increase milk production, but also to provide millions of people in rural areas with employment, income and development" - Elaborate. (200 words)
GS 4. ? Do values keep changing with time and situation? (150 words)

Week 11

Essay: “It is compassion, the most gracious of virtues, which moves the world.” ! (1000 - 1500 words)
​GS 1:  How did Gandhiji display his concern for the downtrodden and the weak people? (150 words)
GS 2: How Supreme Court has viewed the issues involving conflict between Fundamental Rights(FR) and Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSP)?  (250 words)
​GS 3:  What Is Fiscal Policy? How it plays a very important role in managing a country's economy.? (200 words)
GS 4. ? Discuss the importance of ethics in Public Policy. (150 words)

Week 10

Essay: New Farm Acts - Policy reforms in agriculture!  (1000 - 1500 words)
​GS 1: Does population growth rate is one of major reasons of poverty in India?   (150 words)
GS 2: 'Neighbourhood-first policy' - Is it a just maintaining a positive relationship with its neighbouring nations or much more?   (250 words)
​GS 3: What has been the impact of effect of COVID-19 on public distribution system in India? (200 words)
GS 4. Acts and choices that one bases on ethical values serve social and human well being. Explain with suitable illustrations. (200 words)

Week 9

Essay: The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating hunger worldwide! (1000 - 1500 words)
​GS 1: How and when did Ashoka's inclination towards Buddhism developed?    (150 words)
GS 2: Discuss the constitutional provisions which guarantee judicial review of legislation. Does it covers question on any political question?  (250 words)
​GS 3: Pandemic has exposed the weaknesses in India’s Disaster Management Response! Analyze. (200 words)
GS 4. What is the difference between personal and professional ethics? Why they are important? (200 words)

Week 8

Essay: A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people. (1000 - 1500 words)
​GS 1:Why do earthquake waves develop shadow zone? When can an earthquake cause tsunami?   (200words)
GS 2: What is the difference between the system of reservation of constituencies and the system of separate electorate? Why did the Constitution makers reject the latter?(200 words)
​GS 3: Broad-based growth is the most important source of poverty reduction. Critically analyze. (250 words)
GS 4.What were Aristotle's virtues and its importance in governance?   (150 words)

Week  7

Essay: Effect Of Crude Oil Prices On Indian macroeconomic variables.(1000 - 1500 words)
​GS 1:  How did Mahatma Gandhi seek to identify with the common people? Why was the charkha chosen as a symbol of nationalism? (200 words)
GS 2: Does the Indian Constitution’s has unitary tilt? Analyze.(200 words)
​GS 3: How sustainable infrastructure projects can play a critical role in economic recovery post-COVID-19?(250 words)
GS 4.What are the impediments that can impact conscious human action?  (150 words)

Week 6
Essay: No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive. (1000 - 1500 words)
​GS 1:  How islands are formed? Explain the island group of India having coral origin.  (200 words)
GS 2: Independent regulatory agencies are designed to ensure and promote their independence and autonomous functioning! Critically review.  (200 words)
​GS 3: Describe the important milestones in India's scientific and technological progress since independence that have improved everyday life. (250 words)
GS 4. What role the society play in in inculcating values? How it differs from the influence of family? (150 words)

Week 5
Essay: Agriculture ecosystem and the Corporate investments!(1000 - 1500 words)
​GS 1: Discuss army, revenue, civil and administrative setup during Akbar's reign.   (200 words)
GS 2:  Voluntary Organizations act as a crucial link between the beneficiaries and the administrative mechanisms and facilitate easy flow of services to the needy! Comment (200 words)
​GS 3: Discuss the challenges and opportunities in the port sector in India. Explain some of the initiatives taken by government related to port sector.   (250 words)
GS 4. What is an ethical attitude? Give illustrations. (150 words)

Week 4
Essay: Improving the competitiveness of the MSMEs is key to enter the global market! (1000 - 1500 words)
​GS 1: Discuss the processes through which the earth-atmosphere system maintains heat balance.   (150 words)
GS 2: What is the difference between the system of reservation of constituencies and the system of separate electorate? Why did the Constitution makers reject the latter? (250 words)
​GS 3:  Explain the terms budget deficit and trade deficit with reference to Indian economy.  (250 words)
GS 4.  What is the relation between law and morality? Is there a place for morality in the rule of law? (150 words)

Week 3
Essay: Consumer sovereignty - key to market economy! (1000 - 1500 words)
​GS 1: 'The administration of the Sultanate under Alauddin Khalji and Muhammad bin Tughlaq was similar in many ways' - Analyse.   (150 words)
GS 2: Do you think that there is a need to restore the credibility of the United Nations  and to resurrect the Security Council’s sense of responsibility? (250 words)
​GS 3: Discuss the salient features of Union Budget 2021 which will promote growth and employment. (250 words)
GS 4. Describe the teachings of eminent personalities which has influenced you in your ethical and moral development. (150 words)

Week 2
Essay: Ability is of little account without opportunity!   (1000 -1500 words)
​GS 1:  What is Laterite soil? Explain its distribution in India and specific uses in agriculture. (200 words)
GS 2: Critically evaluate the status of empowerment of the local bodies. (150 words)
​GS 3: Misusage for internet for subversive activities by anti-social elements is a major security concern -Elaborate. How such misusage can be prevented? (200 words)
GS 4. Values are conscious or unconscious motivators and justifiers of the actions and judgment. - Explain.(150 words) 

Week 1 
Essay: Coronavirus: ‘hunger pandemic’?  (1000 -1500 words)
​GS 1: Discuss the role of revolutionary movements during India's freedom struggle.  (150 words)
GS 2: India is a federal country of “its own kind”- explain with suitable provisions in constitution of India.  (200 words)
​GS 3: Why is economic survey and budget important? Is economic survey a part of Budget?  (250 words)
GS 4. What is ethical governance? What a organization need to do improve the ethical governance. (150 words)

IAS/CSE Mains 2021: Weekly Practice Questions