IASCLUB Mains Answer Writing Practice : 05 June 2019

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1.Groundwater depletion is a serious threat to the environment. What are the causes of groundwater depletion? Discuss the risk associated with groundwater depletion.               (GS Paper-1, Geography) (250 words)

Structure of the Answer

 ·         Introduction

·         Discuss the causes of groundwater depletion

·         Explain the effects of groundwater depletion

Reference- NCERT


 2. What are the merits and demerits of Indian secularism? How is Indian secularism different from the notion of secularism in the west?                                                                                                                  (GS Paper-2, Polity) (250 words)

Structure of the Answer

·         Explain Indian secularism and its merit and demerit

·         Discuss Western idea of secularism

·         Differentiate between Indian and western secularism with examples



 3. Discuss the various actors responsible for increasing water demand in India.

                                                                                                            (GS Paper-3, Environment) (250 words)

Structure of the Answer 

·         Briefly define soil erosion

·         Outline main factors responsible for increasing water demand

·         Explain with examples

·         Briefly conclude with suggestion

Reference– NCERT


4. Explain the four Cardinal virtues according to Plato.                  (GS Paper-4, Ethics) (150 words)

Structure of the Answer

 ·         Explain the meaning of cardinal values

·         Point out four cardinal values of Plato

·         Elaborate these values by highlighting their importance

Reference: Lexicon’s Ethics


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