The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Mains 2021 essay paper was held on Friday, January 7. According to several candidates, the paper was more “philosophical”. a meme fest. The candidates were asked to write two essays of between 1,000 and 1,200 words each.
In Section A, the students were instructed to write on “Philosophy of meaninglessness is utopian while materialism is a chimera” and “The real is rational and the rational is real”, in Section B the questions include “Hand that rules the cradle the world” and “What is research but a blind date with knowledge!”
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“Jokes apart, this makes little sense. One section should have a philosophical orientation. But maybe this is too much? The exam is for recruiting officers for public service, not to become Jagat gurus. Most people in India are still dealing with real ground issues, not rooted in philosophy,” wrote one user.
“This will sound very philosophical. Indeed, and now it’s all about the real test of the aspirants’ personality. UPSC is now on track to change things dramatically. No book knowledge will work. One has to be too authentic,” wrote another.
There is a well-known saying among: #UPSC aspirants that After a few tries one will become a philosopher! Guess Essay paper was definitely drafted by some UPSC veteran pic.twitter.com/j03rSeFPvH— Rajkumar M, IFS (@rajkumar_ifs) January 7, 2022
Best #UPSC Aspirants, do not be dejected upon seeing the essay paper. As they say, all is fair in love and war.
This fighting spirit is the need of the hour. Let them challenge you. This will only improve you.
So focus on improving your language skills and declare the WAR!
— Jitin Yadav, IAS (@Jitin_IAS) January 8, 2022
#UPSC CSE Mains Essay Paper! This sounds very philosophical. Indeed, and now it is all about the real test of the personality of the aspirants. UPSC is now on track to change things dramatically. No book knowledge will work.
— Shubham Singh (@Shubhamin94) January 7, 2022
Finally, the souls of Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Immanuel Kant and many more philosophers will have peace after seeing Today #upscmains Esaay paper.Philosophers are like ‘Aree bhai jalwa hai hmara yha’ pic.twitter.com/YW8s6vDWHK— Abhishek Shukla🇮🇳 (@Abhishukla08) January 7, 2022
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The UPSC CSE Main will be held on January 7, 8, 9, 15 and 16. There are nine papers in total, two for qualification (A and B) and seven others for merit. There is an optional paper whose subject is chosen by the candidates themselves. Those selected in the main round will be invited for a personal interview.
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