Civil Services Essay Paper 2012 Calendar

Download UPSC IAS Mains Essay Question Papers 2009 to 2018. Get UPSC Civil Services Exam Previous Year Question Papers for UPSC IAS Mains Essay Paper Preparation.

UPSC Mains Exam is just around the corner, and students are looking for quality study material, which they can refer for their preparation. UPSC Mains Essay Paper is very important and needs extra attention.

Practising on previous UPSC Essay Question Papers, is one of the most significant step in civil services exam preparation. Hence SuperProfs has taken this initiative to provide UPSC Mains Eassy Question Paper of previous year i.e., 2017 and all previous years prior to 2017 question papers to keep all the IAS aspirants geared up for civil services exam 2018, as this will give an idea about the IAS Essay question paper (UPSC Mains Question Paper) pattern.

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This page contains links for free download of previous years UPSC Civil Services Mains Essay Exam Question Papers (IAS/IPS) from 2009 to 2016. So, download IAS paper of the previous year.

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Beyond Previous Years UPSC Essay Question Paper, students also need help with- “How to prepare an essay and some previous topics asked in upsc essay writing ?”.

Civil services mains essay paper is for 250 marks. Students have to write two essays, choosing one from each of the Section A & B, in about 1000 to 1200 words. Each section consists of four essay topics. Three hours’ duration for upsc mains essay paper.

Practising writing is the key to crack UPSC Essay Paper, in UPSC Mains 2018 exam. Students need to time themselves, while they write. You can take help of the above UPSC Previous Years Essay Papers to help yourself with essay writing.

Civil Services Essay Question Paper Syllabus

CIVIL SERVICES MAINS ESSAY PAPER SYLLABUS (paper 1): Candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.

What is an Essay?

A short piece of writing on a particular subject. An essay is a piece of writing that methodically analyses and evaluates a topic or issue.  Fundamentally, an essay is designed to get your academic opinion on a particular matter. Many students get confused about the word ‘opinion’ in academic writing, and think that academic writing should just stick to reporting the facts and forget about opinion altogether.  However, there are important differences between an academic opinion and a personal opinion, and it’s important to grasp these when you’re putting together an essay: Writing a great essay is not about simply surveying and re-telling existing ideas. Instead, a good essay takes into account various opinions and points of view and puts forward an argument that reflects the writer’s informed opinion.  Before you begin planning any essay, then, it’s crucial to have a clear idea of what you think about your topic; you need to have a position, argument, or clear stance on a topic, that you defend with evidence and argument.

Sample questions in CIVIL SERVICES MAINS ESSAY Question PAPER

  • Be the change you want to see in others (Gandhi)
  • Is the Colonial mentality hindering India’s Success
  • GDP (Gross Domestic Product) along with GDH (Gross Domestic Happiness) would be the right indices for judging the wellbeing of a country
  • Science and technology is the panacea for the growth and security of the nation

So, in this article, we have provided UPSC Mains Essay Question Papers to help you with UPSC Mains 2018-19 preparation, i,e., IAS Paper of Previous Year and all previous Papers. Keep practising, and all the best!!

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Union Public Service Commission

Time Table For Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2012


 Forenoon Session 9.00 A.M. to 12.00 P.M.

 Afternoon Session 2.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M

05.10.2012 (Friday)General Studies Paper-I General Studies Paper-II
06.10.2012 (Saturday)EssayEnglish
07.10.2012 (Sunday)Indian Language {Assamese/Bengali/Bodo/Dogri/ Gujarati/Hindi/Kannada/Kashmiri/  Konkani/Maithili/Malayalam/ Manipuri/Marathi/Nepali/Oriya/
Punjabi/Sanskrit/Santali/Sindhi (Devanagari/Arabic Script)/Tamil/ Telugu/Urdu}
09.10.2012 (Tuesday)Political Science & International Relations Paper-I/ Public Administration Paper-IPolitical Science & International Relations Paper-II/ Public Administration Paper-II
10.10.2012 (Wednesday)Geography Paper-IGeography Paper-II
11.10.2012 (Thursday)History Paper-IHistory Paper-II
12.10.2012 (Friday)Sociology Paper-I/ Anthropology Paper-ISociology Paper-II/ Anthropology Paper-II
13.10.2012 (Saturday)Philosophy Paper-IPhilosophy Paper-II
15.10.2012 (Monday)Psychology Paper-IPsychology Paper-II
16.10.2012 (Tuesday)Literature of Arabic/Assamese/Bengali/Bodo/  Chinese/Dogri/English/French/ German/Gujarati/Hindi/Kannada/ Kashmiri/Konkani/Maithili/
Malayalam/Manipuri/Marathi/Nepali/ Oriya/Pali/Persian/Punjabi/Russian/ Sanskrit/Santali/Sindhi (Devanagari/ Arabic Script)/Tamil/Telugu/Urdu
Language Paper-I
Literature of Arabic/Assamese/Bengali/Bodo/ Chinese/Dogri/English/French/ German/Gujarati/Hindi/Kannada/ Kashmiri/Konkani/Maithili/
Malayalam/Manipuri/Marathi/Nepali/ Oriya/Pali/Persian/Punjabi/Russian/
Sanskrit/Santali/Sindhi (Devanagari/ Arabic Script)/Tamil/Telugu/Urdu Language Paper-II
Mathematics Paper-I/
Statistics Paper-I
Mathematics Paper-II/
Statistics Paper-II
Agriculture Paper-I/Animal Husbandry
& Veterinary Science Paper-I
Agriculture Paper-II/Animal Husbandry
& Veterinary Science Paper-II
Botany Paper-IBotany Paper-II
Physics Paper-IPhysics Paper-II
Chemistry Paper-IChemistry Paper-II
Geology Paper-IGeology Paper-II
Civil Engg. Paper-I/Electrical Engg. Paper-I/Mechanical Engg. Paper-I/
Medical Science Paper-I
Civil Engg. Paper-II/Electrical Engg. Paper-II/Mechanical Engg. Paper-II/
Medical Science Paper-II
Zoology Paper-IZoology Paper-II
Commerce & Accountancy Paper-I/ Management Paper-ICommerce & Accountancy Paper-II/ Management Paper-II
Economics Paper-IEconomics Paper-II
Law Paper-ILaw Paper-II

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