New Initiative: Mains Answer Writing Practise for APSC Assam Civil Services (Mains) Exam 2017
This initiative is created to motivate serious APSC Assam civil service aspirants to practise answer writing to improve performance in the APSC CC (Mains) Exam. We will post Questions covering the full syllabus of GS, some optional subjects and Essay. Learners please write the answers and review others’ answer, which will ultimately improve the answer writer, reviewer and most importantly the answer itself.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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.
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.