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Why Time Management is the most critical factor for success in UPSC and MPSC with changed Patterns? Decoding syllabus and pattern | Live Masterclass by Dr. Amol, IPS

Webinar mostly in Marathi | Integrated strategy for UPSC and MPSC 2023| 10th August 2022, 7 pm | Register and get MPSC-UPSC prelims package


According to Dr. Amol Murkut, IPS 2020 Batch, “Success in the most unpredictable UPSC exam does not lie in resources but your dynamic strategy

About Dr. Amol Murkut, IPSC UPSC 2020 Batch

When he finds many aspirants around him feeling anxious, nervous, or in panic, it makes him realize that he has a sense of responsibility to share his own compact experiences on how to make a winning strategy, as per the changing trends of UPSC & New pattern of MPSC.

Nervousness on the eve of any exam is a brutal reality. It cannot be avoided. But staying focused on small improvements, habits and small changes will ultimately lead you to bigger things. 

If your strategy is fitting, even with numerous things pending, you will still have a great chance to crack the UPSC exam 2023. Nobody goes for this exam with the best preparation. It depends on how you put it on that paper. 


Live Masterclass details: 10th August, 7 pm

Highly useful for both UPSC and MPSC aspirants

Marathi language will be used in most of the parts of the session. MPSC exam (Maharashtra PSC) will be stressed.

What to expect in Live Masterclass by IPS, Dr. Amol Murkut!

1. The UPSC/MPSC preparation process is divided into four stages. What should you focus on during each phase? As for prelims, you will need expertise in ‘Intelligent guessing’, ‘the way of thinking, and ‘Core common sense. And for mains how to develop a basic mental framework to write a well-balanced answer. 

2. Besides preparing for UPSC, you can crack MPSC with the same preparation. So, how to decode converging MPSC with UPSC will be comprehensively discussed.

3. How to divide your time for every phase of preparation. What a step-by-step 5-hour learning plan is! 100% Success oriented time-management skills will also be discussed.

3. How to do pattern analysis with PYQs for both exams. What the different approaches to PYQs for Prelims & Mains are, will also be elaborated on so that you get your preparation off to a good start.

4. If you’re a working professional, how to take advantage of being a UPSC/MPSC aspirant while working? What distinguishes you from the competition?

6. What are the papers that can fetch you maximum marks, and how to build your firm grip on those GS papers will also be disclosed in this Free Masterclass.

7. Many more untold points that only a UPSC topper experienced throughout his UPSC journey, will be disclosed in this super session.


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How to master Geography, Mapping, and Environment for 120+ in IAS Prelims 2023-24 | FREE Masterclass by Purnima Ma’am

LIVE Masterclass by Purnima Ma’am| 12th August 2022, 7 pm | Register and get FREE Civilsdaily’s prelims package and Mentorship session


Hi friends, if anything, the most important round of the UPSC exam is none other than the Prelims. Because it is such a bloody elimination attack where the dreams of many a IAS aspirants get shattered. 

And the sad news is that 99% of candidates fail not because of knowledge scarcity but because they miss the concept of ‘Pattern Prioritizing’. 

Purnima ma’am will be interacting with you 1-1 in the FREE Masterclass. Scroll for more details.
Geography + Environment + Mapping questions = 35 % of UPSC Prelims paper

As change is the law of nature, UPSC is the most dynamic with its subjective trends. 

According to traditional advice, questions from conventional subjects like History, Politics, Economics, and Geography are fairly straightforward, and a basic conceptual understanding of NCERT should suffice. But still, 1% of candidates can crack the exam.

A high score in Geography and Environment section is the key to 120+ score in UPSC IAS prelims.

CivilsDaily has planned a FREE Masterclass for UPSC Prelims 2023-24 to enable you to secure 35% of IAS Prelims 2023-24 papers with Geography and Environment. This is a must for all the IAS 2023-24 aspirants.


Live Masterclass details: 12th August, 7 pm

What can you expect to learn in this Masterclass?

(You will also be getting CD prelims package and a FREE Mentorship session by Purnima madam’s team)

  • How do develop Mapping skills for UPSC Prelims and Mains? Geography preparation without Map is the worst mistake. But developing mapping skills for not background students is somehow difficult too. So, this issue will be made easy in this masterclass.
  • How to learn geographical locations on the map? Geography is such a subject that let us know which soils refer to what type of climate and natural vegetation. And an IAS aspirant must have a grip on the such a deep concept.
  • Learn to tackle current affairs-based questions. To tackle current affairs charged questions, one must explore the dimensions of the topic in news. For example; Russia- the Ukraine war is in the news, and there may be questions about Ukraine’s geography or Ukraine’s mineral resources or industrial regions, or countries of the Eurasian Union.
  • Previous Year Questions trend analysis and strategy development. The most factual questions are generally asked by the PYQs. One has to look closely. But the data or statements are altered. To tackle such questions, what should be your approach with PYQs will be discussed thoroughly.
  • Anticipating questions in the upcoming exam. When you make your strategy with a senior IAS mentor and subjective expert, you are getting more likely to anticipate which type of questions, we are expecting in our upcoming exam.
  • How to learn, link, and make use of environmental organizations, treaties, meetings, etc.? Again current affairs of the previous 2 years play an important role here. So, what organizations, Etc. are highly important will be discussed.
  • Making notes for Geography and Environment for Prelims and Mains. For better revision and recollecting only exam-oriented information, what is the most effective way of making notes? These pointers will be discussed in this LIVE Masterclass.

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9th August 2022| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1        History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society.

GS-2       India and its neighbourhood- relations.

GS-3       Indian Economy

GS-4        Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships.

Question 1)

 

Q.1 Bring out the factors, which led to decolonisation after the Second World War. Also, discuss the role played by India in this regard. (15 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 There is no question that the bilateral relationship dominated by endless contentions at the turn of the millennium has transformed into a very productive partnership. For both Delhi and Dhaka, the reinvention of the bilateral relationship has been one of the most significant successes of their recent foreign policies. Comment. (10 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 What are the implications of increased share of indirect taxes in gross tax revenue in India? (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 The opportunities and threats created by emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) require leaders across business, government and civil society to understand the importance of values and ethics in technological development. Elucidate. (10 Marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 11th  February is uploaded on 11th February then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th February is uploaded on 13th February , then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Staff so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

*In case your answer is not reviewed, reply to your answer saying *NOT CHECKED*. 

  1. For the philosophy of AWE and payment: 

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8th August 2022| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1       Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

GS-2       India and its neighbourhood- relations.

GS-3      Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

GS-4        Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct

Question 1)

 

Q.1 Why was there a need to include separate provisions for tribals in the North-East in the Indian Constitution? Discuss with reference to the differences between the tribals of Central and North-East India. (15 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 What lessons India can learn from the recent Taiwan-China standoff? (10 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 What is the Lifestyle for the Environment (LiFE) initiative? How does it seek to utilise the positive impact that individual and community behaviours can have on climate action? (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 Explain the importance of probity in governance. What measures have been undertaken for ensuring probity in governance in India? (10 Marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 11th  February is uploaded on 11th February then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th February is uploaded on 13th February , then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Staff so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

*In case your answer is not reviewed, reply to your answer saying *NOT CHECKED*. 

  1. For the philosophy of AWE and payment: 

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MPSC changes pattern: Aligned with UPSC, to be implemented from 2023

Maharashtra PSC has recently released a notification citing changes in the pattern. Now the main examination will be subjective/descriptive in nature (essay type answers) instead of objective (MCQ type) questions. Also, an Ethics paper has also been introduced, modern history will also be included.

From earlier 6 papers in MPSC Mains now we will have 9 papers, with total marks now standing at 1750 in Mains, closely resembling UPSC’s pattern.

PapersSubjectsMarksNature of papers
Paper 1Marathi300Descriptive (Qualifying)
Paper 2English300Descriptive (Qualifying)
Paper 3Essay (Marathi or English)250Descriptive
Paper 4GS 1250Descriptive
Paper 5GS 2250Descriptive
Paper 6GS 3250Descriptive
Paper 6GS 4250Descriptive
Paper 8Optional Paper 1250Descriptive
Paper 9Optional Paper 2250Descriptive
1750 Marks

Closely resembling the UPSC pattern

Implications of this change

It has certainly made MPSC mains more comprehensive, requiring a wide-based knowledge just like UPSC.

  • It will be easier for UPSC aspirants to prepare for MPSC and vice-versa.
  • It improve the percentage of Marathi candidates appearing and clearing UPSC as the paper pattern is almost the same.
  • It will give equal opportunity to those from rural as well as urban areas. Now every candidate must play on a level playing field.
  • For those UPSC aspirants who have exhausted their attempts, they would find it easier to appear and crack MPSC.
  • Aspirants who will reappear in 2023 will have to consider it as a fresh attempt as they have to study almost from scratch.

All these pose an opportunity as well as a challenge for aspirants but for sure it calls for a change in strategy.

..amazing observation was the overwhelming number of rankers from Maharashtra.

This was evident from 200+ rankers, including 30+ in the top 50 in the UPSC 2021 exam. Another amazing observation was the overwhelming number of rankers from Maharashtra. 

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5th August 2022| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1       The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.

GS-2       Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests

GS-3        Indian Economy

GS-4        Case Studies

Question 1)

 

Q.1 How did the Moderates and Extremists differ in their ideology, methods and goals during the Indian National Movement? (10 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 Taiwan finds itself caught in a crossfire between the US and China. What are the implications of the rising tension for India? What should be India’s approach? (10 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 India is getting a demographic dividend that will last nearly 30 years. How it handles this windfall will determine if it will rise to the top of the economic league table by the end of this century. In context of this examine the various factors that are in India’s favour when compared with the China of the 1970s when it embarked on economic reforms. (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 An Indian company is active in the telecom sector and is the majority owner of a telecom company based in other geographies across the world. At one of its European headquarters, there emerged whistleblowing allegations that a local executive was bribing local government officials in order to obtain telecom cabling and construction contracts from the local government. The kickbacks were allegedly paid through a third-party consultant. More specifically, there were allegations that the executive, the third party, and a government official had some sort of business interest in common, possibly shareholdings in a limited company or the joint ownership of an undisclosed asset. The company is thought to be particularly close to the ruling dispensation in India and the news has now raised pressure to put its business operations in India under scanner as well. In this context, answer the following questions: (a) What are the ethical challenges in the given case? (b) Identify the different stakeholders and their interests. (c) As the CEO of the firm, how would you respond to the given situation? (20 Marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 11th  February is uploaded on 11th February then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th February is uploaded on 13th February , then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Staff so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

*In case your answer is not reviewed, reply to your answer saying *NOT CHECKED*. 

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4th August 2022| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1        Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present – significant events, personalities, issues.

GS-2       Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests

GS-3        Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

GS-4        Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity

Question 1)

 

Q.1 Governance, during the British rule, was a means of exploitation of India rather than a vehicle of public welfare. Discuss. (15 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 China’s growing influence in the Pacific region, including in the Indo-Pacific, and further strengthened by the entente with Russia, may hardly be a by-product of the Ukraine-Russia conflict, but it has induced fresh energy into the region. Comment. (10 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 Coal, oil and gas are not going anywhere in the developed world; they are, in fact, making a comeback. In context of this examine the factors responsible for downgrading of climate commitment and suggest the way forward for the developing countries. (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 Corruption endangers not only the quality of governance but also threatens the very foundation of our society. Elucidate. (10 Marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 11th  February is uploaded on 11th February then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th February is uploaded on 13th February , then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Staff so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

*In case your answer is not reviewed, reply to your answer saying *NOT CHECKED*. 

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3rd August 2022| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1        Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

GS-2       Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, 

GS-3        Indian Economy

GS-4        Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.

Question 1)

 

Q.1 Central Asian contacts had a profound political and cultural impact on India in ancient times. Discuss. (10 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 What are the issues with the various provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002? Suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 What is the significance of foreign exchange reserves for a developing country and what are the reasons for the recent decline in India’s foreign exchange reserves? (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 Corporate governance and business ethics are key factors influencing investment decisions and determining the flow of capital worldwide. In this context, discuss the inter-relationship between corporate governance and business ethics. (10 Marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 11th  February is uploaded on 11th February then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th February is uploaded on 13th February , then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Staff so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

*In case your answer is not reviewed, reply to your answer saying *NOT CHECKED*. 

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2nd August 2022| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1        Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone. etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 

GS-2       Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests

GS-3        Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices

GS-4        Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance

Question 1)

 

Q.1 What do you understand by tsunamigenic zones? Giving an account of their global distribution, explain the propagation of tsunamis. (10 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 What is the significance of the launch of the International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC) for India and the region? (10 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 What are the World Trade Organisation’s rules over public stockholding of food? What are India’s concerns about it? (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 Examine the issue of foreign aid in global politics from an ethical perspective. (10 Marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 11th  February is uploaded on 11th February then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th February is uploaded on 13th February , then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Staff so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

*In case your answer is not reviewed, reply to your answer saying *NOT CHECKED*. 

  1. For the philosophy of AWE and payment: 

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1st August 2022| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1        Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent)

GS-2        Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

GS-3        Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

GS-4        Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions

Question 1)

 

Q.1 What are polymetallic nodules? Highlight their geographical distribution and state their significance. (10 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 How whistleblowers contribute to participatory democracy by use of RTI? Suggest the measures to ensure the protection of whistleblowers. (10 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 What are the factors responsible for the deterioration of the financial position of the state-owned power distribution companies? Is bailout by the government a solution? (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 There is a need for an effective climate governance structure within the broad framework of corporate governance. Discuss. (10 Marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 11th  February is uploaded on 11th February then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th February is uploaded on 13th February , then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Staff so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

*In case your answer is not reviewed, reply to your answer saying *NOT CHECKED*. 

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29th July 2022| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1         Salient features of world’s physical geography.

GS-2         Federalism

GS-3        Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.

GS-4        Case Studies

Question 1)

 

Q.1 What are Marine Heat Waves (MHW)? Identify the causes of their formation and discuss their consequences for India. (15 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 What are the issues facing fiscal federalism in India? How do these issues affect the states’ role in addressing the socio-economic inequalities? (10 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 What are the advantages and issues with e-commerce for medical drugs? (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 You are a young officer posted as a Sub-Divisional Magistrate in a backward district. You receive a complaint against the appointment of a Dalit woman in a village school for cooking food under the Mid-Day Meal scheme by parents of some students. The parents are putting immense pressure on the school management to discontinue the services of the woman concerned on the basis of long-standing social norms of caste impurity. They also say that if the management fails to take a favourable decision, keeping in mind the prevailing social customs, they will convene a village assembly and take action against the woman and her family members, including boycotting them socially. Based on the above information, address the following: (a) Identify the issues involved in the given case study. (b) Highlighting the reasons behind continuing caste discrimination, discuss the steps which you will take to resolve the present issue. (20 Marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 11th  February is uploaded on 11th February then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th February is uploaded on 13th February , then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Staff so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

*In case your answer is not reviewed, reply to your answer saying *NOT CHECKED*. 

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28th July 2022| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1          Social Empowerment, Regionalism, Communalism & Secularism

GS-2         Governance: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

GS-3        Indian Economy, Inclusive Growth & Issues

GS-4        Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world.

Question 1)

 

Q.1 Regionalism in India is a multi-dimensional phenomenon, at once geo-cultural, politico-economic and, above all, psychological. Discuss. (15 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 How populist policies and freebies affect the interest of the country? What are the factors that need to be considered while formulating the policies for welfare? (10 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 What is gross domestic product (GDP) ? What are the implications of weakened correlation between GDP growth and formal sector jobs? (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 “I understand democracy as something that gives the weak the same chance as the strong.” ― Mahatma Gandhi. Explain. (10 Marks)

 

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  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

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  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th February is uploaded on 13th February , then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

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27th July 2022| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1          Urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

GS-2         Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

GS-3        Indian Economy, Inclusive Growth & Issues

GS-4        Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world.

Question 1)

 

Q.1 Indian cities are not only mimicking the social and cultural structures of inequality and exclusion found in rural areas but are also creating fault lines for future conflicts. Discuss. (15 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 How China’s military modernisation, nuclear expansion and strategic assertiveness underscores the need for new debate about India’s nuclear weapons policies? Suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 Why public investment is important for India’s economic growth? Analyse the change in investment distribution in the past decade in India. (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 The ideals of ‘Dhamma’ by Ashoka present key learnings on public morality. Discuss. Also, state their relevance for public servants. (10 Marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 11th  February is uploaded on 11th February then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th February is uploaded on 13th February , then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Staff so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

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26th July 2022| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1          Population and associated issues

GS-2         Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting  India’s interests.

GS-3        Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.

GS-4        Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.

Question 1)

 

Q.1 The window to realise India’s demographic potential is narrowing with time. Discuss in context of factors affecting the employability of Indian youth and their remedial measures. (10 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 “The combined financial firepower, human capital, and technology prowess available between the two countries would place the world on a safer and more stable plane. The India-US partnership is, in that sense, not a nicety but a necessity for the new multipolar world order.” Comment. (15 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 What are the reasons for discrimination or bias in the AI? How agreement reached at the UNESCO on AI governance could help deal with the issues with AI? (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 What do you understand by conformity, compliance and obedience? Discuss their relevance in the context of civil services in India. (10 Marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 11th  February is uploaded on 11th February then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th February is uploaded on 13th February , then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Staff so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

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25th July 2022| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1          Role of women and women’s organization

GS-2        Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

GS-3         Indian Economy

GS-4        Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.

Question 1)

 

Q.1 Though various women organisations have played a key role in promoting entrepreneurship among women, there continue to exist obstacles that impede women entrepreneurship. Discuss in the context of India. (10 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 Technically, a subsidy is the unrecovered cost of any service (or good) provided by the government. What are the purposes served by the subsidies and what are the issues with it? Suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 What are the issues with the use of monetary policy instruments to deal with the food-prices-driven inflation? Suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 “A well-developed Emotional intelligence is not only an instrumental tool in accomplishing goals, but has a dark side as a weapon for manipulating others by robbing them of their capacity to reason.” Analyse. (10 Marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 11th  February is uploaded on 11th February then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th February is uploaded on 13th February , then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Staff so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

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Perseverance is rewarded. Make improvement, not excuses – Abhijit Ray, AIR 50, UPSC 2021 | CD mentorship and Samachar Manthan Student | Get his notes and mentorship call

“We must never forget the lonely non-glamorous long hard work behind success”. It’s not a success story of ‘Proving’. It’s a story of ‘Improving’.


Abhijit Ray was one of the mentorship and Samachar Manthan students under Sajal sir. After losing the first 3 attempts, he strongly realized that it’s a foolish act to overestimate yourself and think that even a non-serious effort will take you through. There is a thin line between confidence and arrogance

Current affairs are indispensable for every stage of the UPSC exam. Understanding the importance of current affairs is just one part of the UPSC puzzle. To solve the whole puzzle, there is no substitute for Samachar Manthan.


About Abhijit- His UPSC journey + Hobbies

NameAbhijit Ray
UPSC2021
RankAIR 50
No. of Attempts4
Attempt in 2018couldn’t clear Prelims
2019failed prelims again
2020couldn’t clear Mains
2021AIR-50. Get on the Final Merit list.
Optional SubjectAnthropology (in all the attempts)
HobbyComposing Poem & recreational cycling

Before getting to Samachar Manthan under Sajal Sir in 2021. He had been facing failure consistently. He said that he couldn’t figure out the necessary things which are highly required to work on.

He came to know about Sajal Sir’s Samachar Manthan. As soon as he heard, he connected with Sajal Sir and joined without losing any more seconds.

👉Samachar Manthan Mentorship Call



In 2020, after joining SM, he received the remedial current affairs studies he had been looking for for 3 years. He attributed his success to the remedial advice of Sajal Sir under Samachar Manthan.

  • CD’s team led by Sajal sir and Sudhanshu sir is there to provide handholding support all through your UPSC journey. Increased interaction with the faculty and teachers from Civilsdaily will help you align your preparation and make it more relevant. You can reach out to Sajal sir and other teachers on Habitat.
  • Program’s focus is on conceptual clarity, simplicity, relevance, and making interlinkages between current affairs and basic/static part of the syllabus.
  • Awesome mentorship-hand holding support.
  • Sajal Sir’s guidance got him 10 times more likely to prepare for current affairs linking with the static part in a very short time. 
  • Next-level evaluation of answers helped him a lot to fetch more scores in all GS papers.
  •  CA Resource consolidation on Prelims and Mains’ Preparation.
  • An ecosystem for co-learning and active learning.

For ultimate success what matters is an ecosystem for co-learning and active learning together learning, doubt clearing, notes, references, mentors, and a focussed community. You’re going to learn and discuss like never before. 


He improved his marks drastically in this 2021 Mains. In a candid conversation with Siddhart sir, Abhijit shared his journey, motivations, up and downs, lessons learned, and his secret of what kept him going. Listen to his story.


Abhijit believes whether it is UPSC prelims or Mains, to clear both stages it is your performance in that matters. Other than this “..you need clarity of vision”, says Abhijit, to keep yourself determined to your goal.

It is yet another validation of CivilsDaily’s vision and approach to personalized mentorship.

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22nd July 2022| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1          Effects of globalisation on Indian society

GS-2         Parliament & State Legislatures, Representation of People’s Act

GS-3         Disaster Management

GS-4         Case Studies

Question 1)

 

Q.1 Examine the multi-dimensional impact of globalisation on tribal development in India. (15 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 How does the lack of inner-party democracy affect Indian democracy? What are the factors responsible for it and suggest the way forward. (15 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 India is vulnerable to climate change-induced disasters. In context of this, suggest the approach India needs to adopt to deal with the challenges. (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 An Indian company is active in the telecom sector and is the majority owner of a telecom company based in other geographies across the world. At one of its European headquarters, there emerged whistleblowing allegations that a local executive was bribing local government officials in order to obtain telecom cabling and construction contracts from the local government. The kickbacks were allegedly paid through a third-party consultant. More specifically, there were allegations that the executive, the third party, and a government official had some sort of business interest in common, possibly shareholdings in a limited company or the joint ownership of an undisclosed asset. The company is thought to be particularly close to the ruling dispensation in India and the news has now raised pressure to put its business operations in India under scanner as well. In this context, answer the following questions: (a) What are the ethical challenges in the given case? (b) Identify the different stakeholders and their interests. (c) As the CEO of the firm, how would you respond to the given situation? (20 Marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 11th  February is uploaded on 11th February then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th February is uploaded on 13th February , then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Staff so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

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21st July 2022| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1          Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

GS-2         Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting  India’s interests.

GS-3         Indian Economy

GS-4        Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections.

Question 1)

 

Q.1 Given its impact on both individual resilience and the resilience of the economy, is there a case for strong universal social protection in India? Discuss. (15 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 Bolstering friendship between India and Vietnam is a natural outcome of a growing convergence of their strategic and economic interests, and also their common vision for peace, prosperity and their people. Comment. (10 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 How is the recent depreciation of the rupee different from its depreciation between 2008-2012? What are the factors responsible for the recent appreciation of the dollar? (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 ‘Niti’ must be more concerned with ‘nyaya’ i.e. the elimination of removable injustices rather than defining a perfectly just society. Discuss. (10 Marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 11th  February is uploaded on 11th February then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th February is uploaded on 13th February , then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Staff so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

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It’s never about breaking records or beating someone but doing your best to improve yourself | Mantri Mourya Bhardwaj, AIR 28, UPSC 2021 | A student of CD’s Mentorship Program | Talk to his mentor

Mantri Mourya Bhardwaj, AIR 28, UPSC 2021. Civilsdaily Mentorship Student

Mantri Maorya was a mentorship student under Sajal sir, Sukanya ma’am, and other mentors under the Smash Mains FLT program. He was relentless about improving himself in order to serve the country he loves dearly. He improved GS marks dreastically in this 2021 Mains.


He, in a candid conversation with his mentor Sukanya Ma’am, shared his thought.

Mantri Mourya Bhardwaj, AIR 28, UPSC 2021. CD’s Mentorship student

He resigned from his job and started preparing for the UPSC exam. But success did not come so easily. After failing to make it to the Civils in the first three attempts, he returned to his software profession for his livelihood. But, he did not give up, with the encouragement from my parents, he made it finally.


He attributed his success to Civilsdaily’s Mentorship

  • For prelims he joined our CD’s Smash Prelims.
  • For mains he regularly gave some effort to make answer structure better under the guidance of mentors.
  • He started UPSC preparation 4 years ago by studying NCERTs. But, first time, Sajal sir opened his eyes about which NCERTs are actually important.
  • He joined Civilsdaily’s FLT online mock test series for mains.
  • He was meticulous about study materials. he consolidated his study materials and revised them as many times as he could.
  • Sukanya Ma’am always guided him to remain patient and stay focused all the time. He improved his performance in Ethics 10 times.
  • He always get hand-holding mentorship support to improve his performance.
  • He learned to make his own notes.
  • From the very starting, he wished he would carry his preparation under CD’s senior teachers and mentors.

Before getting into CD’s Mentorship Program under Sajal Sir, Sukanya Ma’am, He had become hopeless. He said that he couldn’t figure out the necessary things which are highly required to work on.

For ultimate success what matters is an ecosystem for co-learning and active learning together learning, doubt clearing, notes, references, mentors, and a focussed community. You’re going to learn and discuss like never before. 


1. About Mantri Mourya Bhardwaj- His UPSC journey

NameMantri Mourya Bhardwaj
Age28
ResidentAnakapalle, Andhra Pradesh
ExamUPSC 2021
All India Rank28
Attempts6th 
Optional Subject Anthropology
Hobbies

He was an active student of CivilsDaily’s Mentorship program and took guidance in all stages of preparation. He thanked CD’s senior mentors and faculties for his top rank on UPSC 2021 merit list.

CLICK:- REGISTER (FREE) TO TALK TO MANTRI MOURYA’S MENTORS


He improved his marks drastically in this 2021 Mains. In a candid conversation with Civilsdaily, Mantri shared his journey, motivations, up and downs, lessons learned, and his secret of what kept him going.

It is yet another validation of CivilsDaily’s vision and approach to personalized mentorship.

CLICK- SAMACHAR MANTHAN FREE COPY AND MENTORSHIP CALL

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20th July 2022| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1        History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society.

GS-2         Parliament and state legislatures, Indian Constitution-Fundamental Rights

GS-3         Infrastructure- Energy

GS-4        Aptitude and foundational values of civil services

Question 1)

 

Q.1 Post World War I, the Treaty of Versailles sowed the seeds for another, even greater war. Discuss. (10 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill 2022 aims to replace the Identification of Prisoners Act 1920. Examine the reasons for the introduction of the Bill and what are the concerns with the provision of the Bill? (15 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 What was the rationale of the deregulation of the fuel prices in India? Discuss the issues with the policy and suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 It is argued that the Indian bureaucracy suffers from indecision and risk aversion. Do you agree? Justify with logical arguments. (10 Marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 11th  February is uploaded on 11th February then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th February is uploaded on 13th February , then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Staff so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

*In case your answer is not reviewed, reply to your answer saying *NOT CHECKED*. 

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