IASCLUB Mains Answer Writing Practice : 14 August 2019

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1. Examine the role played by Indian women in revolutionary activities.    (GS Paper-1, History) (150 words)

Structure of the Answer

 ·         Briefly introduce about national movement

·         Highlight the women participation in revolutionary activities

·         Conclusion

Reference- NCERT

2.Discuss the significance of the role of President of India in Indian democracy. Do you agree that it is more symbolic than substantive?                                                                          (GS Paper-2, Polity) (250 words)

Structure of the Answer

 ·         In the introduction, briefly talk about the Constitutional status of the President of India

·         Critically analyze the institution of President for being symbolic/substantive

·         Conclude by giving your opinion on the issue

Reference– NCERT/ Laxmikanth

3. In India, compared to several other countries, tax-GDP ratio is lower. What measures can be taken to correct this situation?                                                                                                       (GS Paper-3, Economy) (250 words)

Structure of the Answer 

·         Briefly describe the low tax to GDP situation in India and its effects.

·         Discuss the measures to improve the situation.

·         Conclusion

Reference– NCERT

 4.Issues around economic inclusion are not just about income gaps, there are many dimensions of moral and ethical choices as well. Discuss.     (GS Paper-4, Ethics) (250 words)

Structure of the Answer 

·         Briefly describe economic inclusion.

·         Explain how issues related to economic inclusion are ethically related to income and wealth inequality, social exclusion and cultural norms.

Reference: Lexicon’s Ethics


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