UPSC conducted the Civil Services Mains Exam for Paper 1 that is UPSC Mains Essay Exam 2021 on January 7, 2022. The candidates witnessed an overly philosophical paper as reported and seen by many. IAS Jatin Yadav through his Twitter account asked candidates to choose topics to write an essay on which turned out to be one of the biggest UPSC Meme Festival for many. Check UPSC Mains 2021 Paper Analysis here.
Today's #UPSC Mains Essay paper— Jitin Yadav, IAS (@Jitin_IAS) January 7, 2022
Sharing for aspirants so that they can practice at home on their own.
Which two you will pick and why?
Would love to know explanations behind picking essays. pic.twitter.com/Mc2lE0hYT6
Check here the whole meme fest below.
UPSC Mains 2021 On Twitter: Essay Paper too Philosophical!
Candidates this time found the essay paper to be extremely philosophical and complained that the paper was way too difficult than the previous years. Take a look at all the topics that were given in Section A below. Candidates had to write an essay between 1000-1200 words for the chosen topic.
- The process of self-discovery has now been technologically outsourced.
- Your perception of me is a reflection of you; my reaction to you is an awareness of me.
- Philosophy of wantlessness is Utopian, while materialism is a chimaera.
- The real is rational and the rational is real.
"When the paper-setter goes through...breakup...this is what Mains essay paper looks like," commented a user on Twitter after seeing this paper. "Seeing the paper I am getting a feeling of 'world is false' and 'I am divine'," IAS officer Awanish Sharan tweeted.
Take a look at what Twitter users had to comment
Section B had the following topics
- The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
- What is research, but a blind date with knowledge!
- History repeats itself, first as a tragedy, second as a farce.
- There are better practices to “best practices”
Many candidates were of the view that the paper was very typical and related to philosophy. Take a look below.
Check what another user has to say regarding the topic ' Your perception of me is a reflection of you; my reaction to you is an awareness of me'.
Check another tweet:After this IAS Jatin Yadav also motivated the candidates. He said,UPSC Essay paper had left many baffled this time. Let us hope the candidates score better in the rest of the Papers that is GS1, GS2, GS3, GS4 and the languages papers. UPSC Mains results 2021 would be declared after the Mains exam is over and the candidates then would need to appear for the interviews for final selection.Read|