Essay Previous Years Topic wise Question Papers (1993-2015)

Essay Previous Years Topic wise Question Papers (1993-2015)

Economy and Development Related

Can capitalism bring inclusive growth? – 2015

Crisis faced in India – moral or economic. – 2015

Lending hands to someone is better than giving a dole. – 2015

Was it the policy paralysis or the paralysis of implementation which slowed the growth of our country? -2014

Tourism: Can this be the next big thing for India? -2014

GDP (Gross Domestic Product) along with GDH (Gross Domestic Happiness) would be the right indices for judging the wellbeing of a country-2013

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

Should a moratorium be imposed on all fresh mining in tribal areas of the country? -2010

Are our traditional handicrafts doomed to a slow death? -2009

The focus of health care is increasingly getting skewed towards the ‘haves’ of our society. -2009

Special economic zone : boon or bane -2008

BPO boom in India.   -2007

Protection of ecology and environment is essential for sustained economic development. -2006

Globalization would finish small-scale industries in India. -2006

Resource management in the Indian context. -1999

Urbanization is a blessing in disguise. -1997

Multinational corporations – saviours or saboteurs -1994

Economic growth without distributive justice is bound to breed violence. -1993

Ecological considerations need not hamper development. -1993

Education, Culture, Society, Democracy, Nation Related

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make a man more clever devil. – 2015

Dreams which should not let India sleep. -2015

Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? -2014

Are the standardized tests good measure of academic ability or progress? -2014

Is sting operation an invasion on privacy? -2014

Fifty Golds in Olympics: Can this be a reality for India? -2014

Is the Colonial mentality hindering India’s Success?-2013

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

Does Indian cinema shape our popular culture or merely reflect it? -2011

Credit – based higher education system – status , opportunities and challenges -2011

Geography may remain the same ; history need not. -2010

From traditional Indian philanthropy to the gates-buffet model-a natural progression or a paradigm shift? -2010

‘ globalization’ vs. ‘ nationalism’ -2009

National identity and patriotism -2008

Is an egalitarian society possible by educating the masses ? -2008

Independent thinking should be encouraged right form the childhood. -2007

How has satellite television brought about cultural change in Indian mindsets? -2007

“Education for all” campaign in India: myth or reality. -2006

What is real education? -2005

Globalizations and its impact on Indian culture. -2004

Modern technological education and human values. -2002

Privatization of higher education in India. -2002

Responsibility of media in a democracy. -2002

Irrelevance of the classroom. -2001

Indian culture today: a myth or a reality? -2000

Modernism and our traditional socio-ethical values. -2000

Why should we be proud of being Indians? -2000

Youth culture today. -1999

Value-based science and education. -1999

Mass media and cultural invasion. -1999

The composite culture of India. -1998

True religion cannot be misused. -1997

Literacy is growing very fast, but there is no corresponding growth in education. -1996

New cults and godmen: a threat to traditional religion -1996

Restructuring of Indian education system. -1995

The Indian society at the crossroads. -1994

Modernisation and westernisation are not identical concepts. -1994

International Affairs

India’s role in promoting asean co-operation. -2004

The masks of new imperialism. -2003

As civilization advances culture declines. -2003

The implications of globalization for India. -2000

My vision of an ideal world order. -2001

India’s contribution to world wisdom. -1998

The world of the twenty-first century. -1998

Preparedness of our society for India’s global leadership role. -2010

The global order: political and economic -1993

Importance of indo-u.s. nuclear agreement -2006

Good fences make good neighbors -2009

Terrorism and world peace -2005

Restructuring of uno reflect present realities -1996


Quick but steady wins the race.- 2015

With greater power comes greater responsibility. -2014

Words are sharper than the two-edged sword. -2014

Be the change you want to see in others (Gandhi)-2013

Discipline means success , anarchy means ruin -2008

Attitude makes, habit makes character and character makes a man.  -2007

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. -2003

Spirituality and scientific temper. -2003

Search for truth can only be a spiritual problem. -2002

If youth knew, if age could. -2002

The paths of glory lead but to the grave. -2002

The pursuit of excellence. -2001

Truth is lived, not taught -1996

Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the lifeblood of civilisation. -1995

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds. -1995

Youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, oldage a regret -1994

Useless life is an early death. -1994

He would reigns within himself and folds his passions and desires and fears is more than a king. -1993

Compassion is the basic of all morality would -1993

Polity and Administration Related

Character of an institution is reflected in its leader. – 2015

Creation of smaller states and the consequent administrative , economic and developmental implication -2011

In the Indian context , both human intelligence and technical intelligence are crucial in combating terrorism -2011

What have we gained from our democratic set-up? -2001

Are we a ‘soft ’ state ? -2009

Role of media in good governance -2008

Urbanisation and its hazards -2008

Is autonomy the best answer to combat balkanization? -2007

Evaluation of panchayati raj system in India from the point of view of eradication of power to people.  -2007

Justice must reach the poor -2005

Food security for sustainable national development -2005

Water resources should be under the control of the central government. -2004

Judicial activism and Indian democracy. -2004

How should a civil servant conduct himself? -2003

How far has democracy in India delivered the goods? -2003

The country’s need for a better disaster management system. -2000

Reservation, politics and empowerment. -1999

The misinterpretation and misuse of freedom in India. -1998

The language problem in India: its past, present and prospects. -1998

Judicial activism. -1997

What we have not learnt during fifty years of independence. -1997

The vip cult is a bane of Indian democracy -1996

Need for transparency in public administration -1996

Whither Indian democracy? -1995

When money speaks, the truth is silent. -1995

Politics without ethics is a disaster. -1995

Politics, bureaucracy and business – fatal triangle. -1994

My vision of India in 2001 a.d. -1993

Science & Technology

Technology cannot replace manpower. – 2015

Science and technology is the panacea for the growth and security of the nation-2013

Science and Mysticism : Are they compatible ?-2012

Increasing computerization would lead to the creation of a dehumanized society. -2006

The lure of space. -2004

The march of science and the erosion of human values. -2001

The cyberworld: its charms and challenges. -2000

The modern doctor and his patients. -1997

Computer: the harbinger of silent revolution. -1993

Women Related

Managing work and home – is the Indian working woman getting a fair deal ?-2012

Women’s reservation bill would usher in empowerment for women in India. -2006

The hand that rocks the cradle -2005

If women ruled the world -2005

Whither women’s emancipation? -2004

Empowerment alone cannot help our women. -2001

Women empowerment: challenges and prospects. -1999

Woman is god’s best creation. -1998

Greater political power alone will not improve women’s plight. -1997

The new emerging women power: the ground realities. -1995

Men have failed: let women take over. -1993

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