ESSAY PAPER – UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination – 2018

No questions on women, education, social issues. Mostly philosophical topics.

Section A had objective topics (1&4) but Section B was a bummer. Let us know what you think?


1.Alternative technologies for a climate change resilient India
2.A good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge
3.Poverty anywhere is a threat to prosperity everywhere
4.Management of Indian border disputes – a complex task


1. Customary morality cannot be a guide to modern life
2. ‘The past’ is a permanent dimension of human consciousness and values
3. A people that values its privileges above its principles loses both
4. Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it



By Root

Caretaker @civilsdaily

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