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Showcase your ideas on public policy and current affairs by entering our essay writing competition. Every month, students can choose any one topic and send their essays. The selected essays will be published on our website with the name of the author. The best essays on each topic will be ranked and the winner will be getting the free subscription of current affairs E magazine for six months Selected essays will be given one month free current affairs E-magazine. We hope more and more of students will participate in the Essay contest, which is usually based on topics of current affairs topics. One should remember that these topics will be useful not only for the IAS exams but also for other competitive exams.

Candidates should send their essay to concerninfo2012@gmail.com. Please mention your mobile number in your mail.

What are the rules of Essay contest ?

  1. The essay should be sent in the word format with 14 font size. It should carry the name of the author and its e mail ID. Any other format of submission is not acceptable.
  2. The essay should contain a declaration saying that its original content of the author and is not copied from anywhere.
  3. If the essay is found to be copied it will be rejected and senders ID will be blocked.
  4. Civil Service India reserves the Copyright of the essays; however in case of copyright infringement (copied matter) Civil Service India is not liable for it.
  5. Civil Service India reserves the right to edit the essay for clarity of language, grammar and space.
  6. One person can send only one essay for one topic It's advised to go through the essay carefully before sending it once and finally.
  7. The Essay must be between 500 and 800 words. An ideal essay should be of 650 words.
  8. Please send your entries much before the Deadline to concerninfo2012@gmail.com.

Essay Topics: August - 2020 ( Last Date: August 30 )

1.       What would the Covid pandemic be like without internet?

2.       Covid -19, the roadmap to recovery. Getting the economy back on track.

3.       The future of TV channels with the advent of OTT platforms.

4.       Nepotism in Bollywood – the truth and the speculations.


Selected Essay Topics: July - 2020

1. Handling the migrant labour issue during corona, discuss-Monika Dash

2. COVID-19: Biodiversity Conservation– Our Solutions are in Nature-Shivani Singh Sengar

3. Is humanity enough to handle crisis and serving people in need?-Jnandeep Bora

4. India china border issues – how can India maintain balance between conflict & trade relations? is make in India a solution, even as raw materials are supplied by china-Naveen G

5. Has the family gained during corona times? The good, bad, & the ugly of being quarantined at home.-Naveen G

6. Online schooling, can it be the future of education?-Anjali Sharma

7. Online schooling, can it be the future of education?-Sangeeta Paul


Selected Essay Topics: June - 2020

1. Is Work From Home next big thing as companies and individuals save resources like time and money?-Anusha Kolli(Winner)

2. What is freedom? Is lockdown a curtailment of our right to freedom?-Jnandeep Bora

3. What is freedom? Is lockdown a curtailment of our right to freedom?-Shraddha Srivastava(Winner)

4. Is Working From Home The Next Big Thing as Companies and Individuals Can Save Resources Like Time and Money?-Chitrak Dey

5. Handling the migrant labor issue during corona, discuss-Purvi Soni

6. What is freedom? Is lockdown a curtailment of our right to freedom?-Sangeeta Paul

7. How can the global economy survive Corona?-G Naveen(Winner)

8. How can the global economy survive Corona?-B. Dwarakanadha Reddy


Selected Essay Topics: May 2020

1. Is being vegetarian the way to go for the world ?-Abraham Johnson Anchaniyil

2. Challenges to the world economy in 2020-Sangeeta Paul(Winner)

3. Is online education and work from home here to stay?-Snigdha Kashyap

4. Is online education and work from home here to stay?-Divyam Vyas

5. Is Online Education and Work from Home Here To Stay?-Chitrak Dey(Winner)

6. Is online education and work from home here to stay?-Avantika Verma

7. Has the corona virus brought the family together or has it strained relations.- Maheba M(Winner)

8. Has the corona virus brought the family together or it has strained the relations?-Savita Malik

9. Has the corona virus brought the family together or Has it strained relations? -Antra Shukla

10. Is online education and work from home here to stay?-Harshini Manthripragada

11. Challenges to the world economy in 2020-B. Dwarakanadha Reddy

12. Is Online Education And Work From Home Here To Stay ?-Suvojit Sen

13. Is online education and work from home here to stay?-Pallavi Seth

14. Is becoming vegetarian way to go for the world?-Pallavi Seth

15. Is becoming vegetarian way to go for the world?-Ankush Gaba(Winner)

16. Is becoming vegetarian the way to go for the world?-Tasha.B.Joseph

17. Challenges To The World Economy In 2020-Monika Dash


Selected Essay Topics: April - 2020

1. How Does A Leader Impact The Destiny Of His Country?-Priyanka Singh(Winner)

2. How Does A Leader Impact The Destiny Of His Country?-PALAK MEHTA

3. Happiness-- how dependent is it on external factors?-Sangeeta Paul

4. Happiness--- how dependent is it on external factors-Jnandeep Bora

5. HAPPINESS- how dependant it is on external factors ?-Adarsh Bajpai(Winner)

6. Happiness-how Dependent Is It On External Factors-Isha Rastogi


Selected Essay Topics: March 2020

1. How does a society gain if more and more women are employed as decision makers?-Babun Chandra Pal

2. How does a society gain if more and more women are employed as decision makers?-JNANDEEP BORA

3. How does a society gain if more women are employed as decision maker-Pallavi Seth(Winner)

4. How does a society gain if more and more women are employed as decision makers?-Mano

5. Is being rich more Important than being righteous?-Abraham Johnson Achaniyil

6. How does a society gain if more and more women are employed as decision makers?-Ayush Kokate

7. How does a society gain if more and more women are employed as decision makers?-Vaishali


Selected Essay Topics: February 2020

1. Is the world prepared to handle outbreak and spread of diseases like the Corona Virus?-Monika Dash(Winner)

2. What is it to be human? What defines humanity?-Jnandeep Bora(Winner)

3. Is The World Prepared To Handle Outbreak And Spread Of Disease Like Corona Virus -Abhishek Kumar Rawat

4. Domestic violence, how can we control it?-Himangshu Sarmah (Winner)

5. Domestic violence, how can we control it?-Snigdha Kashyap

6. Domestic violence, how can we control it?-Sangeeta Paul


Selected Essay Topics: January - 2020

1. Contribution and growth of women in sports in India-Gurkirandeep kaur (Winner)

2. Should students limit themselves to studies and stay away from agitations?-Snigdha Kashyap(Winner)

3. Is CAA against the spirit of the Indian Constitution? What are the social and economic ramifications?-SAMPADA PULKESHI SANGA

4. Is CAA against the spirit of the Indian Constitution? What are the social and economic ramifications?-ARPIT SAMANT

5. Is CAA against the spirit of the Indian Constitution? What are the social and economic ramifications?-Anand Sharma(Winner)

6. Should students limit themselves to studies and stay away from agitations?-Arunava Das


Selected Essay Topics: December - 2019

  1. Are we corrupt as a nation? How can the common man stay away from activities that encourage Corruption?-SRISHAKTHI.M
  2. Are we corrupt as a nation? How can the common man stay away from activities that encourage Corruption?-ADARSH BAJPAI
  3. Are we corrupt as a nation? How can the common man stay away from activities that encourage Corruption?-ARPIT SAMANT(Winner)
  4. Air Pollution, the road ahead. Will using alternate number cars, no firecrackers in Diwali help?-NIVEDITA ROY(Winner)
  5. Air Pollution, the road ahead. Will using alternate number cars, no firecrackers in Diwali help?-Sangeeta Paul
  6. Is nationalism above humanism?-ABRAHAM JOHNSON ANCHANIYIL
  7. Is nationalism above humanism?-Sujeet Kumar(Winner)
  8. Should India, Pakistan and Bangladesh become one country? List advantages and disadvantages.-JNANDEEP BORA(Winner)

Selected Essay Topics: November - 2019

  1. Unemployment in India and the roadmap ahead.- SADIQUE MD YUSUF SHAIKH(Winner)
  2. Rural development – what are the possibilities?.- ZEENAT ABDUL KARIM SHAIKH
  3. Rural development – what are the possibilities?.- NIVEDITA ROY(Winner)
  4. Can live in relationships be considered a new age form of marriage?- shuvajyoti dutta
  5. Can live in relationships be considered a new age form of marriage?- JNANDEEP BORA. (Winner)
  6. What does the youth of India want? Engaging the youth.- Shaoni Chakraborty
  7. What does the youth of India want? Engaging the youth.- Rachna Gupta (Winner)

Selected Essay Topics: October - 2019

  1. Biased Media is a real threat to Indian Democracy.- Sangeeta paul(Winner)
  2. Biased Media is a real threat to Indian Democracy.- Surya M
  3. Rise of Artificial Intelligence : the threat of jobless future through reskilling and upskilling- Maryam Maqsood (Winner)
  4. Courage to accept and decision to improve are two keys to success- SRISHAKTHI.M(Winner)

Selected Essay Topics: September - 2019

  1. How Important the Role of a Housewife to India’s Economic Growth? - Srishakthi.M
  2. Feeding India's Billion plus Population , the Roadmap Ahead. - Uday Kiran.D
  3. What Does Marriage Mean to the Millennials in India? - Surya. M
  4. What Does Marriage Mean to the Millennials in India? - Abraham Johnson Anchaniyil.
  5. Feeding India's Billion plus Population , the Roadmap Ahead. - Niharika Tahasheeldar
  6. Tree Plantation Drives, Are They Enough to Get Sufficient Rains - Prathamesh Mahajan
  7. Feeding India's Billion plus Population , the Roadmap Ahead. - Krupan.P.M(Winner)
  8. Feeding India's Billion plus Population , the Roadmap Ahead. - Goutham.R
  9. What Does Marriage Mean to the Millennials in India? - Jnandeep Bora(Winner)
  10. How Important the Role of a Housewife to India’s Economic Growth? - Nikita Mehta
  11. Feeding India's Billion plus Population , the Roadmap Ahead. - Shuvajyoti Dutta

Selected Essay Topics: August - 2019

  1. Fulfilment of ”new Women” in India Is a Myth - Dr.Rashmi Bhat.
  2. Fulfilment of ”new Women” in India Is a Myth - Yohalakshmi Nethi Gopalakrishnan
  3. Farming Has Lost the Ability to Be a Source of Subsistence for Majority of Farmers in India - M.Surya(Winner)
  4. Is There Enough Employment for the Youth of India? What Can Be Done? - Jnandeep Bora.(Winner)

Selected Essay Topics: July - 2019

  1. Customary Morality Cannot Be a Guide to Modern Life - Karthiayani Nair
  2. A Good Life Is One Inspired by Love and Guided by Knowledge - Krupan P M(Winner)
  3. A People That Values Its Privileges above Its Principles, Loses Both - Shuvajyoti Dutta

Selected Essay Topics: June - 2019

  1. Alternative Technologies for Climate Change. - Surya
  2. Alternative Technologies for Climate Change. - Sayyed Samreen Roomi
  3. Poverty Anywhere is a Threat to Prosperity Everywhere. - Durgesh Kumar Singh(Winner)
  4. Poverty Anywhere is a Threat to Prosperity Everywhere. - Mimansa Sahrawat
  5. Poverty Anywhere is a Threat to Prosperity Everywhere. - Jnandeep Bora

Selected Essay Topics: May - 2019

  1. Rise of Religious Terrorism in Sri Lanka - Sayed Nishat Tanaum(Winner)
  2. India's Decision to Create Indo-pacific Division. - Malavika.R
  3. The Proposal to Allow Dentist Practice as General Physician. - Reshma Bhat.DR

Selected Essay Topics: April - 2019

  1. Rahul Gandhi's minimum income guarantee scheme - Harshini Manthripragada(Winner)

Selected Essay Topics: March - 2019

  1. Priyanka Gandhi and her entry into politics - JNANDEEP BORA(Winner)
  2. Pulwama terror attack and its aftermath - Amit Aseri(Selected)
  3. Government announcement of No tax for income till Rs. 5 lakh - Sneha Lad(Selected)

Essay Topics: February - 2019

  1. 10 Per Cent Reservation For General Category - Veena Goyal(Winner)
  2. 10 Per Cent Reservation For General Category - Manish Kumar(Selected)

  1. Economic Offenders in India - Abraham Johnson Achaniyil(Selected)

Essay Topics: January - 2019

  1. Plastic ban in India - Manish Kumar(Winner)

  1. Importance of reservation of seats for women in Parliament - Dr Rashmi Bhat(Selected)


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