Essay Question Paper: UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam – 2019

The UPSC 2019 Mains Essay paper was conducted on Friday, September 20 (Forenoon Session).

The complete UPSC Essay Question Paper – Civil Services Exam 2019 is given below.

IAS aspirants can refer to these links for other UPSC 2019 Question Papers – Civil Service Mains Exam.

  1. UPSC Mains 2019 – GS1
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  3. UPSC Mains 2019 – GS3
  4. UPSC Mains 2019 – GS4

All UPSC 2019 Question Papers (Prelims + Mains) can be downloaded together from the linked article.

Paper – I: Essay

Write two essays, choosing one topic from each of the following sections A and B, in about 1000-1200 words each: 125×2= 250

Section A

  1. Wisdom finds truth
  2. Values are not what humanity is, but what humanity ought to be
  3. Best for an individual is not necessarily best for society.
  4. Courage to accept and dedication to improve are two keys to success

Section B

  1. South Asian societies are woven not around the state, but around their plural culture and plural identities
  2. Neglect of primary health care and education in India are reasons for its backwardness
  1. Biased media is a real threat to Indian democracy
  2. Rise of Artificial Intelligence: the threat of jobless future or better job opportunities through reskilling and upskilling

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