[Download] UPSC Essay Question paper of Mains Examination 2012

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Attempt Any one of the following (200 Marks)

  1. 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.
  2. 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 ?
  3. Science and Mysticism : Are they compatible ?
  4. Managing work and home – is the Indian working woman getting a fair deal ?
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54 Comments on “[Download] UPSC Essay Question paper of Mains Examination 2012”

  1. Wrote the essay on ppp model.
    introduction-talked about the mauryan state, which was perhaps the first model of state facilitating private enterprise, leading to increasing prosperity and resource base of the state.
    presented a sector wise analysis of the indian economy, whereby brought out the benefits of ppp model in infrastructure, manufacturing ,power linking it to tthe recent grid failures etc.
    talked about the problems:a opaque land acquisition policy, talked about how movements like jjja(jal jangal jamin andolan) point out the land sharks in many cases, and of high end costs to users.
    spoke about the benefits, especially pointing out the himayat job generation scheme in jammu and kashmir,and how it has led to a growing confidence especially among women.
    quoted kautilya from arthasastra, and concluded.

  2. sir. please give mechanical engg. civil service exam papers 2012.

  3. please download botany paper of upsc mains 2012.

  4. i have written on 4th one covering women in rural, hills, urban, shg scenario, metro cities, domestic workers, role of ASHA,in sports with examples,cinema, along with patriachal set up of society, crime against women with some recent data, disabled women problems, with various govt initiatives, and some suggestions.

  5. sanskrit paper was not there..
    plz make it available if possible

  6. OH i forgot to write about land acquisition problem in PPP.
    how important a point was that?

  7. I wrote on Working women issue.
    I started with the question, as it was a question put on. I asked fair deal? fair deal from whom? Govt., State, Employers, In-laws, Parental home, husband, children, and lastly from themselves and most importantly from the society as a whole. I cross checked it across the society, since it was about indian working woman, I checked it through those in organized sector, then in agricultural sector, then tribal society, domestic helps. I made a mesh wire with these two approaches. I evaluated both the negative and positive side of work and home management in interrelation and in different contexts as mentioned above. I did wrote the conclusion that our society as a whole, which is patriarchal is never giving the fair deal to the working woman in managing work and home. I did mention the proposal of half a month salary to be given to the woman as spoken in some quarters. Since I made a mesh, I could write a lot. I ended up writing 17 pages. It was difficult not to deviate from the topic i.e. managing work and home, but I tried to relate the mesh with it at every point. I don’t know how much I will get, but last year I attempted Indian cinema topic(again in question form) and wrote 18 pages and got 108 marks.

  8. UPSC ka syllabus daalo bey

  9. in 250 marks essay exam how many essay question we have to attend and what is the time duration can any body answeared me

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