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1997
1. What we have not learnt during fifty years of Independence.
2. Judicial activism.
3. Greater political power alone will not improve women's plight.
4. True religion cannot be misused.
5. The modern doctor and his patients.
6. Urbanization is a blessing in disguise.
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1998
1. The composite culture of India.
2. Woman is God's best creation.
3.The misinterpretation and misuse of freedom in India.
4. India's contribution to world wisdom.
5. The language problem in India: Its past, present and prospects.
6. The world of the twenty-first century.
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1999
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Women empowerment: Challenges and prospects.


Youth culture today.
Mass media and cultural invasion.
Resource management in the Indian context.
Value-based science and education.
Reservation, politics and empowerment.

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2000
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Why should we be proud of being Indians?


The cyberworld: Its charms and challenges.
The country's need for a better disaster management system.
Indian culture today: A myth or a reality?
The implications of globalization for India.
Modernism and our traditional socio-ethical values.

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Essay-2001
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What have we gained from our democratic set-up?


My vision of an ideal world order.
The march of science and the erosion of human value.
Irrelevance of the classroom.
The pursuit of excellence

6. Empowerment alone cannot help our women.


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Essay-2002
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Modern Technological Education and human values.


Search for truth can only be a spiritual problem.
If youth knew, if age could.
The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
Privatization of Higher Education in India.
Responsibility of media in democracy.

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Essay-2003
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The Masks of New Imperialism.


How far has democracy in India delivered the goods?
How should a civil servant conduct himself?
As civilization advances culture declines.
There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
Sprituality and Scientific temper.

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Essay-2004
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India's Role in Promoting ASEAN Co-operation.


Judicial Activism and Indian Democracy.
Whiter Women's Emancipation?
Globalization and Its Impact on Indian Culture.
The Lure of Space.
Water Resources Should Be Under the Control of Central Government.

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Essay-2005
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Justice must reach the poor


The hand that rocks the cradle
If women ruled the world
what is real education?
Terrorism and world peace

6. Food security for sustainable national development


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UPSC: IAS 2007 ESSAY (Question Paper)
ESSAY (Compulsory)
Time Allowed: Three Hours

Max. Marks: 200

Instruction:The Essay must be written in the medium specified in the admission certificate
issue to you. The name of medium must be stated clearly on the cover of the answer-book
in the space provided for the purpose. No credit will be given to the essay written in a
medium other than that specified in the admission certificate.
(Examiner will pay special attention to the candidates grasp of his material, its relevant to
the subject chosen and to his ability to think constructed and present his ideas concisely,
logically and effectively.
1. Write an Essay on any one of the following topics:
(I). Independent thinking should be encouraged right form the childhood.
(II). Evaluation of Panchayati Raj System in India from the point of view of eradication of
power to people.
(III). Attitude makes, habit makes character and character makes a man.
(IV). Is Autonomy the best answer to combat balkanization?
(V). How has satellite television brought about cultural change in Indian mindsets.
(VI). BPO boom in India.