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UPSC MAINS 2016 Paper

Instructions for Essay Paper

 On 3rd December 2016, UPSC conducted the Essay paper for the civil services mains examination.
 The essay must be written in the medium authorized in the admission certificate which must be stated clearly on
the cover of this question-cum-answer (QCA) booklet in the space provided. No marks will be given for answers
written in medium other than authorized one.
 Word limit, as specified, should be adhered to.
 Any page or portion of the page left blank, must be struck off clearly.


Write any one of the following essay in 1000-1200 words.

1. If development is not engendered, it is endangered.

त्री- पु ष के सामान सरोकार को शािमल िकये िबना िवकास संकटग्र त है |

2. Need brings greed, if greed increases it spoils breed.

आव कता लोभ की जननी है , तथा लोभ का आिधक्य न ल बबार्द करता है |

3. Water disputes between States in federal India.

संघीय भारत म रा य के बीच जल-िववाद |

4. Innovation is the key determinant of economic growth and social welfare.

नवप्रवतर्न आिथर्क संविृ द्ध और सामािजक क याण का अपिरहायर् िनधार्रक है |


Write any one of the following essay in 1000-1200 words.

1. Cooperative federalism: Myth or reality.

सहकारी संघवाद : िमथक अथवा यथाथर् |

2. Cyberspace and Internet: Blessing or curse to the human civilization in the long run?
साइबर पेस और इ टरनेट : दीधर् अविध म मानव स यता के िलए वरदान अथवा अिभशाप |

3. Near jobless growth in India: An anomaly or an outcome of economic reforms.

भारत म लगभग रोजगारिवहीन संविृ द्ध : आिथर्क सुधार की िवसंगित या पिरणाम |

4. Digital economy: A leveller or a source of economic inequality.

िडिजटल अथर्वयव था : एक समताकारी या आिथर्क असमता का त्रोत |