IAS Main (Written) Exam 2014: Essay: Question Paper

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Created On: Dec 20, 2014 15:46 IST

The IAS Main(Written) Exam 2014 commenced from 14 December 2014. The notification for the IAS Exam 2014 was issued on 31 May 2014. The Notification was issued for 1291 posts. The IAS Prelims Exam 2014 was conducted on 24 August 2014 and the results for the IAS Prelims 2014 was declared on 14 October 2014.

The  Essay paper of IAS Main(Written) Exam 2014 is given as follows.

Time Allowed: Three Hours                            Maximum Marks: 250


(Please read each of the following mstructions carefully before attempting questions)

The ESSAY must he written in the medium authorized in the Admission Certificate which must be stated clearly on the cover of this Question-cum-Answer (QCA) Booklet in the space provided, No marks will be given for answers written in medium other than the authorized one.

Word limit, as specified, should be adhered to.

Any page or portion of the page left blank in the Question-cum-Answer Booklet must be clearly struck off.

Write TWO Essays, choosing ONE from each of the Sections A and B, in about 1000-1200 words each:      5x2=250



1. With greater power comes greater responsibility.

2. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth?

3. Are the standardized tests good measure of academic ability or progress?

4. Words are Sharper than the two-edged sword.


1. Was it the policy paralysis or the paralysis of implementation which slowed the growth of our country?

2. Is sting operation an invasion on privacy?

3. Fifty Golds in Olympics: Can this be a reality for India?

4. Tourism: Can this be the next big thing for India?

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