APSC Mains 2018 Answer Writing Practice Questions

APSC Mains Exam - Answer writing practice Questions

APSC Questions Mains Answer Writing 2018

New Initiative: Mains Answer Writing Practise for APSC Assam Civil Services (Mains) Exam 2018 

APSC CC Exam is increasingly becoming more and more competitive. If you want to be in top of this game, you must prepare yourself really well to get good marks in APSC CC (Mains) Exam. As most of the aspirants gets an average mark in interview, the marks of APSC CC (Mains) Written exam contribute the most in deciding your final selection and ranking.

Doing regular answer writing practice is one of the thing you must do to fetch good marks in APSC CC (Mains) Written exam. Keeping this in mind, the 'APSC Mains Exam - Answer writing practice Questions' initiative was started to motivate serious APSC Assam civil service aspirants to practice  answer writing on a regular basis, to improve performance in the APSC CC (Mains) Exam.

# This is a participatory platform, where participation of aspirants is a must.

# We will post Questions covering the full syllabus of GS, some optional subjects and Essay.

# APSC aspirants are expected to write the answers in comment section of the Question paper page's (Either directly write the answer here OR write in your notebook and then upload as image/pdf)

#  Aspirants can also review others' answer, by doing so, they will also know others approach for any answer.


Dear aspirants please do write the answers and review others' answer, which will ultimately improve the answer writer, reviewer and most importantly the answer itself.

 

Set 34 - APSC Mains Answer Writing Practice - Questions for Week 15 - 21 April 2019

Q1. What is Generic Medicine? Explain the positives and negatives of making prescription of Generic Medicine compulsory.   (in 150 Words) 4+8=12 Marks

Q2. Give a brief account of India’s research activities in the polar regions.  (in 100 Words) 8 Marks

Q3. What do you now about the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed train (HSR) project? Write about the Japanese assistance in the projects.   (in 150 Words) 4+8 =12 Marks

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Set 33 - APSC Mains Answer Writing Practice - Questions for Week 08 - 14 April 2019

Q1. Indian Govt has set a target of doubling farmers’ income by 2022. Discuss the challenges in achieving this goal. (in 100 Words) 8 Marks

Q2. What is the One Belt One Road (OBOR) scheme of China? Should India join it or not? Justify your stand. (in 200 Words) 8+8=16 Marks

Q3. Give an account of India’s commendable growth in milk production in the recent years. (in 100 Words) 8 Marks

Q4. Discuss the concept of Net neutrality. Why this principle should be implemented? Justify. (in 150 Words) 4+8 =12 Marks

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Set 32 - APSC Mains Answer Writing Practice - Questions for Week 01 - 07 April 2019

Q1. Give an analysis of the potential of Renewable Energy generation in India? Elaborate how India is fast becoming a Global leader in  solar energy generation. (in 200 Words) 8+8=16 Marks

Q2. Recent successful development of ASAT technology has improved India’s space power. Discuss in details, India’s achievements in field of Space Science and Technology. (in 200 Words) 16 Marks

Q3. Write a short note on the proposed National Gas Grid.  (in 100 Words) 8 Marks

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Set 31 - APSC Mains Answer Writing Practice - Questions for Week 25 - 31 Mar 2019

Q1. Write a short note on Cyclone Idai. Examine the factors that have led to the increased frequency of tropical cyclones in recent time?   (in 200 Words) 8+12=20 Marks

Q2. What is Universal Basic Income (UBI)? Explain the positives and negatives of Universal Basic Income scheme.   (in 200 Words) 4+12=16 Marks

Q3. Discuss the fake news issue in India and the harms it causes to the society. According to you, who is/are responsible for these menaces? Justify your view.   (in 100 Words) 8+8=16 Marks

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Set 30 - APSC Mains Answer Writing Practice - Questions for Week 18-24 Mar 2019

Q1. Write a short essay on the Ayushman Bharat Scheme.   (in 200 Words) 16 Marks

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Q2. Examine the need for the establishment of the BRICS New Development Bank. Analyse it’s important achievements.   (in 200 Words) 16 Marks

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Q3. Discuss the challenges faced by the transgender community in India.   (in 100 Words) 8 Marks

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Set 29 - APSC Mains Answer Writing Practice - Questions for Week 11-17 Mar 2019

Q1. What is “Great acceleration”. Explain it’s impacted on the global bio-diversity.   (in 200 Words)    16 Marks

Q2. Examine how the Indo-Israeli Agriculture Project (IIAP) seeks to address the challenges related to India’s food production sector.   (in 100 Words)   8 Marks

Q3. What is Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). Also list out it’s potential uses.    (in 100 Words)    8 Marks

 

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Set 28 - APSC Mains Answer Writing Practice - Questions for Week 4-10 Mar 2019

Q1. What is Electoral bonds scheme and how can it help bringing more transparency in political funding.  (in 100 Words)  8 Marks

Q2. Critically examine how can the completion of National Register of Citizens (NRC) can address Assam’s immigration problem?   (in 100 Words)  8 Marks

Q3. Describe the Triple Talaq Bill 2018.    (in 200 Words)  16 Marks

 

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Set 27 - APSC Mains Answer Writing Practice - Questions for Week 25 Feb-3 Mar 2019

Q1. Define Global Warming? List out it's possible effects. Suggest some measures to measures to control Global Warming. (250 Words)                                                                                                                                            4+6+6=16 Marks

Q2. Write a short essay on the requirement of skill development in India. (250 Words)                16 Marks

Q3. Discus the main features of National Medical Commission Bill, 2017. (150 Words)                    8 Marks

 

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Set 26 - APSC Mains Answer Writing (History Special)

Q1. Give a brief account of establishment of British Rule in North East India. (250 Words)
Q2. Discuss the role of women in India’s freedom struggle. (250 Words)
Q3. Lord Dalhousie was oftern described as the founder of modern India. Explain in details. (250 Words)
Q4. Discuss how the Revolt of 1857 became a very important factor in the evolution of British policies towards colonial India. (150 Words)

 

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Set 25 - APSC Mains Answer Writing (Polity Special)

Q1. Examine the scope of Fundamental Rights in the light of recent Right to Privacy issue. (250 Words)
Q2. Elaborate “Lord Ripon‘s Resolution of 1882 has been described as the Magna Carta of Local Self- Government in India.”. (250 Words)
Q3. Critically evaluate the achievements of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act (MGNREGA). Also discuss it’s impact in rural India. (250 Words)
Q4. Short a note on Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958. (150 Words)

 

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Set 24 - APSC Mains Answer Writing (Sociology Special)

Q1. Discuss how the institute of family is changing as per the demand of the modern society. (250 Words)
Q2. Write a notes with a sociological perspective on "Westernization and institutional changes in India". (250 Words)
Q3. Explain the factors responsible for change in Caste System in India? (150 Words)
Q4. Give an account of various tribes of Assam. (150 Words)

 

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Set 23 - APSC Mains Answer Writing – Question for Week 12-18 Feb. 2018

Q1. What is gender budgeting. What are the requirements and status of gender budgeting in the Indian context? (250 Words)
Q2. Write a short essay on the Freedom Struggle in Assam. (250 Words)
Q3. Discuss how the Government of India Act, 1935 lay down the foundation of Indian Constituion. (250 Words)
Q4. Give a brief account of Assam Agitation and how it has culminated in signing of Assam Accord. (150 Words)

 

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Set 22 - APSC Mains Answer Writing – Question for Week 05-11 Feb. 2018

Q1. Discuss the main provision of the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution with respect to the State of Jammu and Kashmir. (250 Words)
Q2. Write a short essay on NRC in Assam. (250 Words)
Q3. The Treaty of Yandabo in 1826 marks the end of the First Anglo-Burmese War. Discuss the main features of the Treaty. (250 Words)
Q4. Discuss the role of Rani Gaidinliu and Kanaklata Baruah in India’s freedom fight. (100 Words)

 

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Set 21 - APSC Mains Answer Writing – Question for Week 29 Jan-04 Feb. 2018

Q1. Discuss the Phulaguri uprising of 1861 and Patharughat uprising of 1894. (250 Words)
Q2. Discuss India’s achievements in the field of Space Science and Technology. How the application of this technology has helped India in its socio-economic development? (250 Words)
Q3. Evaluate the economic and strategic significance of India’s Look East Policy. (250 Words)
Q4. Write a short note on Assam Sahitya Sabha. (100 Words)

 

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Set 20 - APSC Mains Answer Writing – Question for Week 22-28 Jan. 2018

Q1. India recently invited leaders of 10 ASEAN nation as guests of honor at the Republic Day. Discuss the importance of India’s relationship with ASEAN countries. (250 Words)
Q2. What do you Understand by Big Data? Discuss its relevance in governance policy formulation. (250 Words)
Q3. Explain the major challenges Indian Economy is facing currently. Also discuss some measures to overcome those challenges. (250 Words)

 

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Set 19 - APSC Mains Answer Writing – Question for Week 15-21 Jan. 2018

Q1. India recently became the 43rd Member of Australia Group. What is Australia Group and how this membership is significant for India. (250 Words)
Q2. What is the Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicles Agreement? How this agreement can  b beneficial for North East India. (250 Words)
Q3. Maharashtra becomes first state to unveil Public Cloud Policy. What is cloud storage and what are the benefits of such policy. (150 Words)

 

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Set 18 - APSC Mains Answer Writing – Question for Week 08-14 Jan. 2018

Q1. Explain the procedure for appointment of Judges in Supreme Court. (250 Words)
Q2. Discuss how Aadhar poses potential threat to private and very sensitive data of individual citizens. Discuss the steps need to be taken to address various concerns related to it. (250 Words)
Q3. Entrepreneurship can curb youth unemployment to a large extent. Discuss the role of Government in promoting entrepreneurship in India. (250 Words)

 

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Set 17 - APSC Mains Answer Writing – Question for Week 01-07 Jan. 2018

Q1. In the recently published Global Hunger Index 2017, India was ranked 100. Discuss the reasons behind this dismal state and also mention the steps Government has taken to improve the scenario. (250 Words)
Q2. Explain the distress situation of most of Indian farmers. What are the steps taken recently by the Govt in this regard? (250 Words)
Q3. Discuss why Bitcoins and other crypto-currencies are rapidly gaining popularity in recent time. Why Indian Govt and RBI are concerned and skeptical of this event? (250 Words)

 

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Set 16 - APSC Mains Answer Writing – Question for Week 25-31 Dec. 2017

Q1. Recent electoral trends suggest that India is becoming a virtual one-party state. Discuss the positives and negatives of Single party state rule. (250 Words)
Q2. What is Net Neutrality? Discuss why TRAI is backing it and how it will affect users. (250 Words)
Q3. Indian govt has put a high stake in renewable energy. Can renewable energy make India energy secure? (250 Words)

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Set 15 - APSC Mains Answer Writing – Question for Week 18-24 Dec. 2017

Q1. Discuss the significant provisions of the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana to make electricity accessible to every household by 2018. Also mention the various issues in achieving the goal. (250 Words)
Q2. What were the Thuggee in India? Critically examine the Criminal Tribes Act 1871. (250 Words)
Q3. In the light of recent trade talk failure, is WTO heading for the same fate as of it’s predecessor, GATT? (250 Words)

 

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Set 14 - APSC Mains Answer Writing – Question for Week 11-17 Dec. 2017

Q1. Wassenaar Arrangement recently admits India as Its 42nd Member. What is this Wassenar arrangement? How does this membership benefits India? (250 Words)
Q2. What is China Pakistan Economic Corridor? What are the concerns India have with it? Also discuss the steps India should take to deal with it. (250 Words)
Q3. How do agricultural subsidies affect the cropping pattern, crop diversity and economy of farmers? (250 Words)

 

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Set XIII - APSC Mains Answer Writing – Question for Week 04-10 Dec. 2017
Q1. What is stubble burning and mention its negative effect on the environment. Suggest some measures to stop this practice. (250 Words)
Q2. Assam is lagging behind most of the Indian states in important socio-economic development parameters. Discuss the main causes/reasons for this dismal situation of Assam. (250 Words)
Q3. 'Collapse of WTO talks makes regional, bilateral pacts more attractive’. Discuss. (250 Words)

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Set XII -APSC Mains Answer Writing – Question for Week 27 Nov.-03 Dec. 2017
Q1. What a short note on the proposed National Court of Appeal, highlighting the potential pros and cons associated with it. (250 Words)
Q2. India to have a strong and peaceful ties with Bangladesh & Myanmar is a pre-requisite for a stable and developed North East India. Discuss. (250 Words)
Q3. Mention the salient features of the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016. (150 Words)

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Set XI -APSC Mains Answer Writing – Question for Week 20-26 Nov. 2017
Q1. In India, Start-ups are booming in the recent years. Discuss the various schemes and initiative launched by the government to boost the sector. (250 Words)
Q2. Union Cabinet has recently approved setting up of 15th Finance Commission. What are the Constitutional Provisions of Finance Commission India, and also discuss it's main functions. (250 Words)
Q3. Government of India is trying to make the economy a cashless economy or at-least a less-cash economy. What are the main hurdles in transforming India into a cashless economy? Discuss some significant advantages of cashless economy. (250 Words)
Q4. Write a short note on Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill 2017. (150 Words)

 

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Set X -APSC Mains Answer Writing – Question for Week 13-19 Nov. 2017
Q1. What is the relevance of festivals like Namami Brahmaputra and Namami in cultural and economic development of the state? (200 Words)
Q2. What are the possible long-run effect of GST? Why is Govt. planning to compose a National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA)? (200 Words)
Q3. Discuss how Indo-Bangladesh relation has changed in the recent time? (200 Words)

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Set IX -APSC Mains Answer Writing – Question for Week 05-12 Nov. 2017
Q1. What is Public Debt Management Cell (PDMC)? And also examine what would be its role? (200 Words)
Q2. What are the main recommendations of the TSR committee on education? (200 Words)
Q3. Critically examine the significance of regional connectivity for North East India. Discuss the features of the UDAN scheme. (200 Words)

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Set VIII -APSC Mains Answer Writing – Question for Week 30 Oct-05 Nov. 2017
Q1. What is cyber security? Why cyberspace is need to be regulated? (200 Words)
Q2. Briefly describe the health & safety scenario in India. What are the problems with the existing system of health financing in India. (200 Words)
Q3. Recently India has been ranked 100th in World Bank's 'Ease of Doing Business' Ranking. Mention some of the measures India has taken to improved it's environment of doing business. (200 Words)

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Set VII -APSC Mains Answer Writing – Question for Week 23-29 Oct. 2017
Q1. Recently Govt is giving much focus on Infrastructure development. Discuss why Infrastructure development is so important for India's development.(200 Words)
Q2. Compare to the required rate, growth of new jobs is very slow in India. Evaluate it's consequences in light of India's persisting unemployment problem.(200 Words)
Q3. Write a short essay on 'Flash Flood in Urban Centers in India'.(200 Words)

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Set VI -APSC Mains Answer Writing – Question for Week 16-22 Oct. 2017
Q1. Recently, there is a rising demand of criminalization of Marital rape. Discuss about the possible consequence of it can have on the society. (200 Words)
Q2. Explain how the recent Rohingaya issue can effect India, especially the North-East region.(200 Words)
Q3. What is Internet of things? How can it help improve India's Governance and Economy. (200 Words)

 

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Set V -APSC Mains Answer Writing – Question for Week 09-15 Oct. 2017
Q1. Discuss how the 'Make in India' initiative of Govt. of India can boost the manufacturing sector. (200 Words)
Q2. Recently India expressed that UN structures were designed for bygone era. Explain why India demands the UNSC reform.(200 Words)
Q3. India's banking sector is still reeling huge NPA. What are the steps taken to tackle this NPA crisis. (200 Words)

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Set IV - APSC Mains Answer Writing - Question for Week 02-08 Oct. 2017
Q1. What are crypto-currencies ? What are the possible demerits of the use of such currencies. (200 Words)
Q2. Aadhar is perceived as a unique social security number for the citizens. How is Aadhar different from other unique identity like PAN Number, Voter Id etc. What advantage does it has over other such unique identities? (200 Words)
Q3. Evaluate the recent surge in popularity of various sports and games, other than cricket, in India.(120 Words)

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Set III - APSC Mains Answer Writing - Question for Week 25 Sept-01 Oct. 2017
Q1. Recently Rajiv Mahrishi has been sworn in as CAG of India. Briefly discuss the constitutional provision of the post of CAG. Mention the major roles and functions of CAG.
Q2. What is RhODIS and what are it’a application.
Q3. Critically evaluate the achiements of Swachha Bharat Abhiya initiative.

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Set II - APSC Mains Answer Writing - Question for Week 18-24 Sept. 2017
Q1. India’s Forex reserves cross $400 billion for first time. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having such large foreign currency reserves.
Q2. Recently Assam for first time extends AFSPA orders on its own. Critically evaluate the provisions of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA).
Q3. What is QR code? Discuss its possible applications.

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Set I - APSC Mains Answer Writing - Question for Week 11-17 Sept. 2017
Q1. Govt of Assam is planning to organise ‘Namami Barak’ in line of the ‘Namami Bharmaputra’. Mention some usefulness of such events.
Q2. High Speed Railway in India, is it wasteful use of scarce resources or necessary futuristic advancement in public transport. Discuss.
Q3. Recent deaths from the Blue Whale game just proves how dangerous the internet ca be, without proper regulations. Suggest measures to avoid such instances in future.

 

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