UPSC Essay Paper 2021: IAS Touches Achilles Heels of Aspirants, Check Memes That Flooded Twitter- UPSC Mains

UPSC Essay Paper 2021 had topics that made candidates ponder. Many complained that it was too philosophical and difficult to complete. Check funny Twitter memes below that were shared by various candidates below. 

UPSC Mains 2021 Essay Paper
UPSC Mains 2021 Essay Paper

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. 

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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. 

  1. The process of self-discovery has now been technologically outsourced.
  2. Your perception of me is a reflection of you; my reaction to you is an awareness of me.
  3. Philosophy of wantlessness is Utopian, while materialism is a chimaera.
  4. 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 

  1. The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
  2. What is research, but a blind date with knowledge!
  3. History repeats itself, first as a tragedy, second as a farce.
  4. 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. 

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