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Civil Services Exam Preparation 2018: Best Books suggested by IAS Toppers

Feb 8, 2018

IAS Toppers are often regarded as role models by aspiring IAS Exam candidates and it is extremely important for IAS aspirants to acquaint themselves with the books, sources and study material followed by IAS Toppers. Hence, we provide latest, most important and scoring books/sources list referred by IAS Toppers for IAS Exam. These books will help you in clearing the Civil Services Exam 2018.

India’s poor ranking in Environmental Performance Index 2018 & Impact

Jan 25, 2018

India has the world’s largest population without access to modern energy services. Over 800 million people rely on traditional biomass for cooking. As per the most recent data available, 75% of the rural population depend on solid fuels for cooking and heating in India. This is surely a cause of concern.

Cleaning of River Ganga: Programmes & Achievements

Dec 27, 2017

Rapidly increasing population, rising standards of living and exponential growth of industrialization and urbanization has exposed water resources, in general, and rivers, in particular, to various forms of degradation. The mighty Ganga is no exception.

UPSC IAS Main Exam 2017 Question Papers

Nov 28, 2017

Civil services previous year mains question papers is one of the best sources to start the IAS preparation and hence should be deeply analyzed. Here, we are providing the IAS Mains 2017 Question papers to make your understanding more lucid about the IAS Exam.

IAS Exam Essay 2017:Relevance of Non-Alignment Movement (NAM)

Nov 8, 2017

The countries of the Non-Aligned Movement represent nearly two-thirds of the United Nations' members and contain 55% of the world population. But the relevance of NAM is diluting as the world is becoming multipolar and geoeconomic interests are overpowering the geostrategic interests. Here, we are providing an outline of the relevance of NAM in today's multipolar world as asked recently in the IAS Exam Essay paper 2017.

IAS Mains Exam 2017: Essay Paper

Oct 31, 2017

The IAS Mains Exam 2017- Essay Paper held on 28th October 2017. Here, we have provided the IAS Mains Exam 2017- Essay paper in a linear format. The questions will help IAS aspirants who are preparing for IAS Mains Exam 2018.

UPSC IAS Main Exam 2016 Essay Question Paper

Dec 12, 2016

Civil Services Main Exam 2016 Essay Paper is the most scoring and attractive portion of the exam. IAS Mains Essay Paper requires a blend of knowledge from all subjects and how issues influence the ongoing present socio-political and economic scenarios in the country. Here, we are providing the IAS Mains 2016 Essay Paper.

UPSC IAS Main Exam 2016 Question Papers

Dec 9, 2016

Civil Services mains questions papers are the most important source to guide the path for IAS preparation and hence should be deeply analyzed. IAS Main Exam 2016 was very strongly linked with the Current Affairs. Here, we are providing the IAS Mains 2016 General Studies Question papers to make your understanding more lucid about the IAS Exam.

IAS Exam: India against Terrorism

Nov 19, 2016

Terrorism has become a global issue which causing hindrance for the existence of humanity on earth. The IAS aspirants must have the knowledge of India’s stand against the menace of terrorism. Here, we have provided India’s approach to deal with the problem of terrorism within its territory and outside of its territory.

IAS Exam: Environmental Concern is changing the course of International Politics

Nov 15, 2016

Ecological Footprint and the Carrying Capacity became the buzzwords in the International Politics since 1992. The International Politics is moving towards the consensus to achieve the Environmental goals spelt out in the UNFCC in 1992. Let us analyse, how the Environmental Concerns is shaping the world Politics.

IAS Main Exam : Energy Security in India

Nov 4, 2016

Energy security is the prerequisite for any nation to become a super power. In India we don’t have the Energy security but in near future we will be having energy surplus nation. See here the real analysis for the Energy Security Initiative taken by GOI

How to Score Better Marks in UPSC IAS Mains Essay Paper

Nov 2, 2016

Attempting the Essay Paper of UPSC Main Examination is not an easy task. A better strategy and study plan may result in achieving good marks in Essay Paper of IAS Mains Exam. Here we have provided some importants points for the students to keep in mind before entering into the examination hall:

IAS Exam Model Question and Answer on Indus Water Treaty

Oct 14, 2016

Comprehensive knowledge of politically and economically relevant Current Affair is very necessary for UPSC IAS Mains Exam. Here we provide the model answer on latest Indus Water Treaty Review and INDO-PAK Diplomacy.

Current Affairs for IAS - Indus Water Treaty and Analysis

Oct 3, 2016

Comprehensive knowledge of politically and economically relevant Current Affair is very crucial and necessary for UPSC IAS Prelims and UPSC IAS Mains Exam. Here we provide the analysis on latest Indus Water Treaty Review and INDO-PAK Diplomacy

IAS Exam : Agriculture Marketing in India

Jun 23, 2016

Agriculture is the main stay of the Indian Economy and their are various Government Schemes which are trying to minimise the burden of the Indian Farmers. Agriculture is also a very important topic for the IAS Exam. This article is all about the Agriculture Marketing in India and the APMC ACT.

UPSC IAS Exam : Drought in India

Jun 21, 2016

Indian Economy is very much depends on the interaction of Monsoon and Drought. Each year Monsoon and its predictions are done and strategies are suggested to mitigate the drought in India. Here are the comprehensive approach to understand the drought in India

UPSC IAS Topper 2015 Siddharth Jain shares his IAS Essay in Detail

Jun 10, 2016

Essay writing is an art and one who masters it get the highest marks in the Essay Paper. There are various misconceptions associated with the IAS Essay Paper. IAS Topper Siddharth Jain gave his version of essay writing and also gave tips for the future IAS Exam aspirants

IAS Topper 2015 Siddharth Jain gave Tips for IAS Essay Paper

Jun 10, 2016

Essay Paper is one of the most important and most scoring paper of the IAS Main Exam. The essay paper sometimes guarantee the name in the final merit list of the Civil Services Exam. IAS Topper 2015 Siddharth Jain also find the essay paper very important and gave credit of his selection to essay paper. In this video he gave tips for the essay paper.

Current Analysis Monthly e-Book for UPSC Civil Services (IAS) Exam 2016

May 23, 2016

The Current Affairs Analysis e-book covers the topic in its entirety and also links the topics with the past and future. One important feature of this e-book is the practice question given with each topic so that the candidates can understand and relate the topic with different Socio Economic aspects of Indian Society.

UPSC IAS Exam: Cooperative federalism in India

May 6, 2016

IAS Preparation always requires a good understanding of UPSC Syllabus as a whole which comprises of Indian Polity, Indian Economy, Geography as a whole and Geography of India as a whole and the other Topics of Socio- Economic importance. Cooperative Federalism is one such important Topic for the Civil Services

UPSC IAS Exam: Animal Husbandry in India

May 6, 2016

A Civil Services aspirant should try his/her best to prepare every burning topics of National and International importance for the UPSC IAS Exam. There is huge possibility of asking questions from such topics in Civil Services IAS Prelims as well as in IAS Mains Exams. So, in a regular interval, we are trying to provide such study materials which are more informative and very much helpful for the Preparation of Essay and General Studies Papers of UPSC IAS Mains Exam.

Must do things after the UPSC IAS Notification and Form Filing

May 2, 2016

UPSC will issue the Civil Services and Indian Forest Services combined Notification on the 23 April 2016. Most of the candidates endlessly discuss about the Eligibility criteria, number of attempts, State Cadre preferences, Medium of Examination, Number of Posts in a particular Service and the like things.

UPSC IAS EXAM : Nuclear Security Summit

Apr 20, 2016

IAS Exam always ask the question on the issue of National and International Importance. Nuclear Security Summit was one such issue which will change and affect the interaction of Nuclear for Peaceful purpose among the countries.

IAS Exam:Religious Liberty and Women Rights

Apr 19, 2016

IAS Exam preparation serves as a turning point in the candidates life irrespective of his or her selection inthe Civil Services. IAS Preparation changes the life of the candidates his perspective and the outlook towards life. Rights,Lberty and Duties are the intertwined concepts and requires deeper understanding of their inter-relationship of all the three.

Probable Essay Topics for UPSC Mains 2017 Essay Paper/Probable essay topic for UPSC 2017/Essay topics for IAS exam/Essay for UPSC exam

The Essay Paper is one of the nine papers in the UPSC civil services mains exam. It is called Paper I and is out of a total of 250 marks. Here, you will have to write essays on given topics. You have to write two essays in 1000-1200 words each. You can choose one topic out of 4 given choices. This article gives you a list of probable important essay topics for UPSC 2017 mains exam. Do remember this is not an exhaustive list of current affairs essay topics for UPSC exam.

Generally, relevant topics are those which have made headlines the past year. Current affairs topics which have brought about major changes in the country or affected lives in a significant manner, issues which shook the nation and so on provide fodder for the UPSC to frame essay questions.

Also See | UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam: List of Essay Topics of Past 15 Years (1993-2015)

Expected Essay Topics to prepare for IAS Mains 2017. (Only topics are mentioned. Questions could be framed by the UPSC on them):

Essay topics for IAS

  1. North-eastern India. Special attention needed.
  2. Nuclear power plants in India. Whether India should focus more on them, etc.
  3. Attack on Africans in India.
  4. Farmer suicides.
  5. PM Modi’s agricultural schemes.
  6. Demonetization
  7. Prohibition on liquor and its effects.
  8. 100% FDI in ecommerce.
  9. Freedom of expression versus nationalism.
  10. Digitisation and Indian democracy.
  11. Pros and cons of 2017 Union Budget.
  12. Pollution in India. Environmental crisis.
  13. India’s responsiveness to natural disasters like flooding, etc.
  14. Make in India.
  15. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
  16. Beef politics.
  17. India against terrorism.
  18. Energy security in India.
  19. Syrian crisis.
  20. Jallikattu protests in Tamil Nadu.
  21. Intolerance debate in campus.
  22. Social media versus conventional media.
  23. India’s educational system.
  24. Relevance of Gandhi today.
  25. Pros and cons of a cashless economy.
  26. Relevance of SAARC today.
  27. Relevance of BRICS.
  28. Water disputes between Indian states.
  29. Value education in India and corruption.
  30. Trial by media.
  31. Tiger conservation in India.
  32. Development and Green India.
  33. Poverty and crime.
  34. “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” (Albert Einstein)
  35. Inclusion of women in the armed forces. More combat roles for women.
  36. Superstition in India.
  37. Is socialism relevant?
  38. “Good fences make good neighbours.” (Robert Frost)
  39. Freedom of press in India.
  40. India’s role in the changing global order.
  41. Poverty and gender equality.
  42. Beti Bachao.
  43. “If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a family.” (Kwegyir-Aggrey)
  44. Juvenile crime in India.
  45. Crime against women in India.
  46. Should there be priority for India’s space missions amidst pressing issues like poverty, unemployment, etc.?
  47. Corruption in the armed forces.
  48. Scrapping of the Planning Commission.
  49. “No country for old men.”
  50. “The death of dogma is the birth of morality.” (Emmanuel Kant)

You can also go through BYJU’S Editorial Roundupsection where relevant editorials from newspapers are given date-wise. Also given are probable essay question based on these editorials. This will surely aid you in your essay paper preparation.

For tips on how to prepare for essay in UPSC exam, click here.

Also read how to prepare essay for UPSC | 10 Things to keep in mind while writing an Essay for UPSC Mains

Go through our tips on how to write essay in UPSC exam and attempt writing essays on the probable topics given in this article.

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