[Day 12] Target Mains: Skill Enhancement Prog. IAS Mains 2016

GS I (Poverty and developmental issues) (Hattrick)

If India has to take its rightful place in the comity of nations, it must free itself from hunger, illiteracy, disease and destitution. Elucidate 


The factors hindering developmental process is asked here


  • – Discuss the given factors in question one by one (4 marks)
  • – Reasons shall be given and its implication on the country (3 marks)
  • – Suggest the way out and challenges to tackle ahead (3 marks)

GS II (Governance) (Static + Analytical) (Duplex)

Universities must be bastions of Free Speech and Expression. Critically examine.


– Diverse and conflicting schools of thought should contend in universities, It should embrace free discussion and debate leaving behind narrow mindsets and thoughts.  


  • – Analyze the statement with current incidents (3 marks)
  • – Discuss that intolerance, prejudice, hatred etc should not be allowed in institutions (4 marks)
  • – Conclude by giving an example of Nalanda University or any other ancient university’s example. (3 marks)

GS III (Agricultural produce and issues and related constraints(Hattrick)

There is an imbalance in the availability of credit amongst small and big farmers within the agriculture sectorCritically examine


– Credit availability per capita in some region is much lower than in other regions so it should be corrected 


  • –  Explain the reasons for this imbalance. (4 marks)
  • –  Impact of such an imbalance. (3 marks)
  • –  Suggest the ways out to tackle these imbalances. (3 marks)

GS IV (Personal Values(Analytical) (Simplex)

You are travelling in a train full of passengers and some kids. You have found that after such awareness by Hon’ble PM of India regarding Swatchh Bharat Abhiyan, some passengers are littering the floor of the train. As a responsible citizen of India what you would do ?


A Balance discussion is required without getting into any fight or argument


  • – Start talking politely by telling them the importance of cleanliness.
  • – Discuss why making litter is an issue for our country and PM’s vision on launching the campaign.
  • – Quote some examples from your experience if possible and pass on good message to all the passengers & kids.

  • – All questions on this series are available for revision at – Target Mains
  • – The DNA (Demand and Approach) Framework for each question is updated at the end of day
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