|Tier||Mode of Exam||Scheme of Exam||Max. Marks||Time Allowed|
|III||Pen and Paper Mode||Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi
(Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.)
For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/deformity in writing hand): 80 Minutes
Topic 2- Big bank theory: On Public Sector Bank mergers
Topic 3- So close, yet so far: On Chandrayaan 2 lander failure
Topic 4- Futile fines: On traffic violation penalties
Topic 5- On Muslim divorce bill
Topic 6- ON Assam NRC
Topic 7- Sentiment booster: On govt response to slowdown
Topic 8- Boris Johnson’s desire to exit EU may fizzle out
Topic 9- War within war: On Saudi’s intervention in Yemen
Topic 10- On Amazon’s rainforest fire
Topic 11- What is P Chidambaram’s role in INX Media case?
Topic 12- Govt. creation of CDS post
Topic 13- Article 370 and 35a removed
Topic 14- Unclear doctrine: On ‘No First Use’ nuclear policy
Topic 15- Aadhaar-social media linking
Topic 16- Hong Kong protests against extradition law
Topic 17- Mob Lynching
Topic 18- Environmental Pollution
Topic 19- Goods and Service Tax (GST)
Topic 20- E-Governance
Topic 21- E-Commerce Policy
2) INFORMAL LETTER
A Letter Writing on Protection of Nature and Life.
18, Mall Road,
30, October, 2010
The Hindustan Times
12, KG Marg
Subject: Protect Nature, Protect Life
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to create awareness among the general public on the topic ‘Protect nature, Protect life’. Nature and human life and connected in more than one way! ‘Nature is also the most vivid expression of God.’ It was in the lap of nature that life developed; so it’s not wrong to address nature as also ‘Mother Nature.’ But as soon as humans evolved faster than the other forms of life, they declared their supremacy on the earth. In their urge for power, progress and materialism, they tried to exploit nature in many ways. Deforestation led to multiple problems like floods, lack of rainfall, soil erosion etc. It has resulted into over all environmental degradation. Cutting down trees – is it any less than murder, murder which harms the killer himself? Afforestation is the only solution to mend the damage already caused. We should treat plants as our children and each family should plant more and more trees. Trees which have lessened considerably in number are the givers of oxygen and also absorb harmful gases like carbon dioxide.
The consequences are going to be drastic as usual with pollution also on the increase. With the increase in the number of vehicles, gases like carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide have increased. But there are not many trees to absorb such gases. ‘Chipko’ movement which was started by nature lovers to protect trees should become today’s trend setter. By saving our forests and planting more trees, we can solve the problem of pollution.
This will also help us in finding a solution for global warming. I hope the general public will take appropriate steps to prevent further erosion of our natural wealth.