IASCLUB Mains Answer Wriitng Practice : 18 July 2019

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1.The location of India with respect to Indian Ocean makes it a natural leader in Indian Ocean region. Do you agree? Discuss the common concerns that India shares with other Indian Ocean countries owing to their specific geography.                                                                                                (GS Paper-1, Indian Geography) (250 words)

Structure of the Answer

·         Briefly introduce with the significance of Indian Ocean to India in the IOR

·         Enumerate common concerns India shares with other countries in IOR

·         Conclude appropriately

Reference- NCERT

2.”No democracy can long survive, which does not accept as fundamental to its very existence, the recognition of the rights of minorities”. In the above context analyse the constitutional provision safeguarding the rights of minorities and challenges in implementing these rights.                                 (GS Paper-2, Governance) (250 words)

Structure of the Answer

 ·         Describe the meaning of democracy in the context of minorities

·         Enumerate various constitutional provisions protecting the rights of minorities

·         List the challenges in implementing these rights

·         Conclude with a way forward

Reference– NCERT

3.The rampant drug abuse in Punjab has not only the financial implications for India, but it also affects its agriculture and security; elaborate and discuss measures to control the menace.  (GS Paper-3, Internal Security) (250 words)

Structure of the Answer

 • Introduce with the extent of drug addiction in Punjab

• Enunciate its multifarious effects

• Elaborate and discuss measures to control the menace

• Conclude appropriately

Reference– NCERT


4.Principle of sustainable development is primarily an ethical concern, with associated environmental and economic dimensions. Do you agree? What is the expected ethical response of the nations across the globe to the impending environmental crisis?                                                    (GS Paper-4, Moral thinkers) (250 words)

Structure of the Answer

 ·         Introduce with the meaning of sustainable development

·         Explain the ethical aspect to  sustainable development & the necessary global response to the environmental crisis

·         Conclude appropriately

Reference: Lexicon’s Ethics


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