UPSC civil services Mains 2019 Exam Analysis
UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination 2019 started on Friday, September 20, 2019, with a 3-hour exam of Essay Paper. Candidates were asked to write two essays, one each from Section A and B.
UPSC Mains Essay Paper Exam Analysis 2019 Friday, September 20, 2019
Time allowed: 3 Hours
Maximum Marks: 250
Two essays, choosing one topic from each of the following Sections A and B, in about 1000-1200 words each (125*2=250)
Essay Paper was in the expected lines for most candidates. Essay topics asked were quite familiar, and most candidates should have left the exam hall with satisfaction. There were no controversial questions.
The topic is too general unless properly trained, there is every tendency that candidates may lose focus. While some may deviate from the topic, others may write only on specific areas – without touching the multiple dimensions of the topic. Also, the way a philosophical essay is to be presented is not like other theses. Essay Question Paper of UPSC Civil Services Main Exam (Written) 2019 was devoid of any ambiguities. Almost all questions were answerable. What would make the difference in marks between candidates then?
It would be time management, presentation skills, easy-of-reading, examples, and original thoughts!
SECTION – A
1. Wisdom finds truth
2. Values are not what humanity is, but what humanity ought to be
3. Best for an Individual is not necessarily best for the society
4. Courage to accept and dedication to improving are two keys to success
SECTION – B
5. South Asian societies are woven not around the state, but around their plural cultures and identities.
6. Neglect of primary health care and education in India are reasons for its backwardness
7. Biased media is a real threat to Indian democracy
8. Rise of Artificial Intelligence: the threat of jobless future or better job opportunities through Reskilling and upskilling.