Current Affairs + Answer Writing Classes for 2018 : Attend three days of Classes at FourmIAS Offline Center in New Delhi.
Learn how to make own notes from newspaper and alayze issues for CSE.


Click here to : (1) Register, (2) Download Broucher (3) Click here to enroll ONLINE | OFFLINE Click
Course commences on 28th October at 5PM

Writing Kasrat Daily

UPSC is nothing but scoring a lot of marks in Mains.
And to score a lot of marks in Mains, one needs to write.
Like a sprinter can't win sprints without practising for sprints every day, one can't score well in Mains without writing everyday.

Continue writing answers to Insights' Secure's questions daily, they help you create content as well as prepare Current Affairs.

What I want you to do here is to write 10 questions daily in 1.5 hours. The same speed you have to maintain in Mains, 20 questions in 3 hours.
Write even if you don't have the content for that question. Practice writing answers to such questions so that with time even your bull shit starts making sense.

I'll be posting questions based on the test series schedule of VISION IAS since most students enroll with them.
The schedule is of 22 Tests test series. That started on 29th Jan with GS-2.

Since the next test is on 6th March and of Post Independence India, World History, I'll be posting questions for the same from tomorrow until 6th March.
That is, for 3 days to come.

You guys have missed out on 5 tests hitherto. Those were of GS-2 and GS-1 (except Post Independence India and World History which is this week).

After Post Independence India and World History the next 2 weeks will have tests of Ethics, so during those 2 weeks we will try to fill in the backlogs by writing the tests that you have missed.
(After the Post Independence test we can finish the coming 7 tests (5 earlier + 2 Ethics) in the coming two weeks in a way that you wind up everything.)

That will amount to finishing up a component in almost 3 days. Which is appropriate according to me.
Starting today I'll be posting 10 questions daily for you guys to write.
Finish those 10 questions daily.

Make a routine. And stick to it.

Please note that this exercise is most suited for those who have just failed Mains, that is, who have already completed the entire syllabus at least once.

The broader strategy is to finish up the GS-Mains before 30th April by writing a lot of answers every efffing day.
And then utilise the remaining 47 days to cram and crack Prelims.
The Mains prep will also help you build foundations for Prelims by helping you be updated with concepts as well as current Affairs.

I am doing this exercise for a close set of friends and I thought it will be a great idea if I post those daily 10 questions here as well.

Remember this one thing, you will crack this exam the day you will replace a lot of Reading by a lot of Writing.

See you in a while with the questions.

You can also subscribe my channel/page "Sleepy Classes" on youtube. All the best :)
«1

Comments

  • edited March 4
    Demo Question.
    How Cultural nationalism is different from nationalism. In Indian context try to analyse its relationship with secularism.
    @shkk nice initiative.
    U can delete my post
  • Made from NCERTs of 9th (for World History) and 12th (for Post Independence).
    Point is to see if we are comfortable with NCERTs content.

    Do write your answers by tonight (even if you don't know anything about these) and keep them with yourself till the end.
    Just write.

    1. Draw up a list of democratic rights we enjoy today whose origins could be traced to French Revolution.

    2. Even after winning Independence, a majority of USA was still a slave. Explain with reference to the prevailing racism in America.

    3. The League of Nations was more than a collective failure. Discuss.

    4. What were the impacts of the first world war on India.

    5. Cold war gave a lot of Hot outcomes to the world. Explain citing both the positives and negatives of the cold war. Also discuss if the Cold war has ceded or not.

    6. The challenges of nation building differed on Eastern and Western fronts of India after its independence. Explain.

    7. It is said that the nation is to a large extent an "imagined community" held together by common beliefs, history, political aspirations and imaginations. Identify the reasons that make India a nation.

    8. What do you consider as the main differences between Mexico and India under one party domination.

    9. Why did India choose Industry as its "prime mover" of economy and not Agriculture. Discuss with respect to the debate that ensued during the formation of the initial Five Year Plans.

    10. Identify any two aspects of India's foreign policy that you would like to retain and two that you would like to change, if you were to become decision maker. Give reasons to support your position.

    You can also subscribe my channel/page "Sleepy Classes" on youtube. All the best :)
  • I believe the above set of questions has 2 tough questions. UPSC also does the same. It asks you inane questions like McBride commission or West African Freedom fighters or Allelolapthy, etc.

    Thus, one needs to practice writing answers to questions that one can barely answer.

    And above all the above questions are (almost all of them) from NCERTs.

    So kindly restrategise your reading priorities accordingly.

    You can also subscribe my channel/page "Sleepy Classes" on youtube. All the best :)
  • edited March 4
    Shkk said:

    I believe the above set of questions has 2 tough questions. UPSC also does the same. It asks you inane questions like McBride commission or West African Freedom fighters or Allelolapthy, etc.

    Thus, one needs to practice writing answers to questions that one can barely answer.

    And above all the above questions are (almost all of them) from NCERTs.

    So kindly restrategise your reading priorities accordingly.

    Are we going to evaluate those answers on our own???

  • Gargi S said:

    Shkk said:

    I believe the above set of questions has 2 tough questions. UPSC also does the same. It asks you inane questions like McBride commission or West African Freedom fighters or Allelolapthy, etc.

    Thus, one needs to practice writing answers to questions that one can barely answer.

    And above all the above questions are (almost all of them) from NCERTs.

    So kindly restrategise your reading priorities accordingly.

    Are we going to evaluate those answers on our own???

    Can't promise but will try to post some structures for these questions as far as possible.

    You can also subscribe my channel/page "Sleepy Classes" on youtube. All the best :)
  • edited March 5
    Continuing with Questions on World History and Post Independence.

    Sources -
    Norman Lowe for World History.
    Politics in India Since Independence (12th Political Science NCERT)

    1. What were the reasons that resulted into First World War?
    2. Why did the Central Powers lose in the First World War? Also, discuss what were the effects of this war?
    3. Britain is accused of "appeasement" before the Second World War. Was this appeasement justified? Who is to be blamed for Second World War?
    4. The Cuban Missile Crisis was the high point of the COld War? Do you agree? Justify your stand.
    5. The spread of Communism is associated with a lot of prolonged wars across the globe. Explain.


    6. What was Green Revolution? Mention two positive and two negative consequences of it.
    7. "Foreign Policy is nothing but domestic constraints writ large". What does this statement mean. Explain with examples.
    8. Discuss the major issues that led to the split of Congress Party in 1969.
    9. Do movements and protests strengthen Democracy? Justify your answer with examples.
    10. Regional demands from different parts of the India exemplify the principle of Unity with Diversity. Do you agree? Give reasons.


    Writing each answer will be a step closer to the RANK.

    You can also subscribe my channel/page "Sleepy Classes" on youtube. All the best :)
  • Shkk said:

    Continuing with Questions on World History and Post Independence.

    Sources -
    Norman Lowe for World History.
    Politics in India Since Independence (12th Political Science NCERT)

    1. What were the reasons that resulted into First World War?
    2. Why did the Central Powers lose in the First World War? Also, discuss what were the effects of this war?
    3. Britain is accused of "appeasement" before the Second World War. Was this appeasement justified? Who is to be blamed for Second World War?
    4. The Cuban Missile Crisis was the high point of the COld War? Do you agree? Justify your stand.
    5. The spread of Communism is associated with a lot of prolonged wars across the globe. Explain.


    6. What was Green Revolution? Mention two positive and two negative consequences of it.
    7. "Foreign Policy is nothing but domestic constraints writ large". What does this statement mean. Explain with examples.
    8. Discuss the major issues that led to the split of Congress Party in 1969.
    9. Do movements and protests strengthen Democracy? Justify your answer with examples.
    10. Regional demands from different parts of the India exemplify the principle of Unity with Diversity. Do you agree? Give reasons.


    Writing each answer will be a step closer to the RANK.

    Can we post the answers here
  • mahi2501 said:

    I will be writing 1st 10 questions today..
    Thanks a lot skkk
    I think we should form a whatsapp group where we can share our answers daily...only setious candidates..group of 3-4 studeNTS.

    Good going.
    You do the first ten questions. They are relatively tougher (as being told to me by my friends). And try posting your answers here. It'll motivate others to write and post. Which may start a chain reaction of answers. Leading to collective benefit.

    I'll also try posting content or broader structure for them.

    You can also subscribe my channel/page "Sleepy Classes" on youtube. All the best :)
  • Gargi S said:

    Shkk said:

    Continuing with Questions on World History and Post Independence.

    Sources -
    Norman Lowe for World History.
    Politics in India Since Independence (12th Political Science NCERT)

    1. What were the reasons that resulted into First World War?
    2. Why did the Central Powers lose in the First World War? Also, discuss what were the effects of this war?
    3. Britain is accused of "appeasement" before the Second World War. Was this appeasement justified? Who is to be blamed for Second World War?
    4. The Cuban Missile Crisis was the high point of the COld War? Do you agree? Justify your stand.
    5. The spread of Communism is associated with a lot of prolonged wars across the globe. Explain.


    6. What was Green Revolution? Mention two positive and two negative consequences of it.
    7. "Foreign Policy is nothing but domestic constraints writ large". What does this statement mean. Explain with examples.
    8. Discuss the major issues that led to the split of Congress Party in 1969.
    9. Do movements and protests strengthen Democracy? Justify your answer with examples.
    10. Regional demands from different parts of the India exemplify the principle of Unity with Diversity. Do you agree? Give reasons.


    Writing each answer will be a step closer to the RANK.

    Can we post the answers here
    Sure why not.

    You can also subscribe my channel/page "Sleepy Classes" on youtube. All the best :)
  • Jagran said:

    Demo Question.
    How Cultural nationalism is different from nationalism. In Indian context try to analyse its relationship with secularism.
    @shkk nice initiative.
    U can delete my post

    @Jagran bhai do participate.
    Start writing answers. At least some broader structure for every question that you can.
    And try making answers on the questions that you don't know at all by reading them up.
    Your participation can act as catalyst for others to participate. So don't hold back.

    You can also subscribe my channel/page "Sleepy Classes" on youtube. All the best :)
  • Wakaao said:

    Can we share our answers here, or keep it to ourselves? :#

    Sharing here will be a good idea.
    Rest you decide because typing is a time taking process.

    You can also subscribe my channel/page "Sleepy Classes" on youtube. All the best :)
  • plz review friends.
    Scan_20170306 (4).jpg
    640 x 876 - 100K
    Scan_20170306 (2).jpg
    640 x 876 - 111K
    Scan_20170306 (6).jpg
    640 x 876 - 97K
    Scan_20170306.jpg
    640 x 876 - 107K
    Scan_20170306 (5).jpg
    640 x 876 - 122K
    Scan_20170306 (3).jpg
    640 x 876 - 107K
  • le soleil said:

    plz review friends.

    Brilliant @le soleil .
    Just got back home. Will try adding a few things from the notes or books to the answers.
    Also, will be posting today's questions in a while.
    Sorry for the delay.

    You can also subscribe my channel/page "Sleepy Classes" on youtube. All the best :)
  • please review
    Q2.JPG
    697 x 939 - 134K
    Q3.JPG
    662 x 921 - 121K
    Q4.JPG
    675 x 922 - 125K
    Q5.JPG
    666 x 900 - 126K
    Q1.JPG
    733 x 1023 - 161K
    Q2.JPG 134.5K
    Q3.JPG 120.9K
    Q4.JPG 124.6K
    Q5.JPG 126.4K
    Q1.JPG 160.9K
  • edited March 6
    le soleil said:

    plz review friends.

    @le soleil your answers are simple and easy to understand... you can add few more dimensions to make it comprehensive
  • Last day of questions on World History (source - Norman Lowe, Jain and Mathur) and Post Independence (source - NCERT, Current Affairs)

    1. European integration post the second world war comprises of many integrations. Explain the statement while discussing why Europe integrated. Also shed some light on the future of EU.

    2. Colonialism has had various impacts on not only the colonised but also on the colonisers. Discuss while also discussing the present day repercussions of colonial past across the globe.

    3. The First World War freed the Russia, the Second World War built it. Do you agree. Elaborate.

    4. Germany was united not by Blood and Iron but by Coal and Iron. Justify.

    5. Why was NATO formed. How did USSR respond to it. Also mention if these organisations are relevant in present era.


    6. What are the reasons that have impeded the integration of North-Eastern India with the rest of the country.

    7. What were the reasons that led to rise of regional parties in India.

    8. Popular movements in post-independence India have a diverse range of aims. Explain.

    9. The Indian Democracy has passed through various tests and has become resilient with time. Analyse the statement with examples.

    10. As much as India was in favour of Non-Alignment internationally, it implicitly favoured the socialistic ideals. Critically analyse.

    You can also subscribe my channel/page "Sleepy Classes" on youtube. All the best :)
  • Gargi S said:

    please review

    These are some fabulous attempts.
    People if we could do it till April end, Mains will be different.
    From May to 17th June will be hardcore Pre time.
    Until then, Mains writing shall continue.

    You can also subscribe my channel/page "Sleepy Classes" on youtube. All the best :)
  • Shkk said:

    Gargi S said:

    please review

    These are some fabulous attempts.
    People if we could do it till April end, Mains will be different.
    From May to 17th June will be hardcore Pre time.
    Until then, Mains writing shall continue.
    Thank you... i will surely try to write on regular basis
  • image
    IMG_20170307_123738.jpg
    4160 x 3120 - 511K
    IMG_20170307_123759.jpg
    4160 x 3120 - 533K
    IMG_20170307_123806.jpg
    4160 x 3120 - 554K
    IMG_20170307_123815.jpg
    4160 x 3120 - 515K
    IMG_20170307_123821.jpg
    4160 x 3120 - 515K
  • @Gargi S Thank you for your review. I have read through yours as well and you have given the dimensions well.

    @Shkk I actually wrote only what i know at the moment. im pretty sure i have made mistakes. but it was basically to see myself if i could write at least a decent answer really fast and with knowing only little (wrote 6 in 35mins). in 2016 mains, i could attempt only 15-16 per paper to maintain quality. hope to finish all papers this year.. even if something like mcbride comes :p
  • Plz review friends
    Scan_20170307 (2).jpg
    640 x 876 - 97K
    Scan_20170307 (3).jpg
    640 x 876 - 117K
    Scan_20170307 (6).jpg
    640 x 876 - 96K
    Scan_20170307 (4).jpg
    640 x 876 - 126K
    Scan_20170307 (5).jpg
    640 x 876 - 91K
    Scan_20170307 (7).jpg
    640 x 876 - 111K
    Scan_20170307.jpg
    640 x 876 - 97K
    Scan_20170307 (8).jpg
    640 x 876 - 115K
    Scan_20170307 (9).jpg
    640 x 876 - 116K
    Scan_20170307 (10).jpg
    640 x 876 - 119K
  • Next paper is of Ethics on Sunday.

    But there are other papers to finish simultaneously that we have missed hitherto. Those are of GS-1 and 2.

    So I suggest we finish Ethics 1st test and two tests of GS-1 this week.
    Then we'll finish Ethics remaining test with GS-2.

    So for next 6 days I'll be posting questions of History and Ethics on alternate days to avoid the monotony.

    Today I'm posting 10 questions on Ethics.

    1. There is a spurt in hate crime around the globe. What are the reasons of such acts. Do you think the society is becoming intolerant?

    2. What are the Ethical Issues involved with declaring certain animals as Vermins.

    3. Surrogacy is mired with a lot of ethical concerns. What are they and how can they be reconciled.

    4. Prevention of Corruption Act needs to be amended to achieve its intended purpose. Justify this statement while also suggesting relevant amendments.

    5. How will you respond to a situation where you find someone close to you acting
    I) Unethically
    II) Illegally.

    6. What is Climate Justice? Explain with examples.

    7. There is a lot of increase in people not coming to help for those in distress or in need of urgent care. What according to you is it's cause. How can it be stopped.

    8. If we wish to maintain democracy not merely in form, but also in fact, what must we do?

    9. Work Culture is the defining difference between the private and the public sector enterprises. How far is it true in today's world.

    10. International Finance while attempting to stem inequality comes to perpetuate it. Discuss the statement while also citing ethical concerns related to International Finance
    .

    You can also subscribe my channel/page "Sleepy Classes" on youtube. All the best :)
  • mahi2501 said:

    image

    It's good that you have started writing.
    A few months down the road, I just want you to be cherishing that you wrote and succeeded.
    Write answers to all the questions. Get into that mode asap.
    Atb

    You can also subscribe my channel/page "Sleepy Classes" on youtube. All the best :)
  • le soleil said:

    Plz review friends

    Superb.
    That you wrote answers to all the questions.
    The next thing could be to increase the length of the answer a bit.
    Improving in content can be a good idea by reading NCERTS.
    Rest keep writing. I'll also try to add answers to a few questions.

    You can also subscribe my channel/page "Sleepy Classes" on youtube. All the best :)
  • @Shkk thank you for the review. And plz keep up the initiative!
  • Questions on Modern India.
    Source - From Plassey to Partition by Sekhar Bandopadhyay.

    1. The changes made by British after revolt of 1857 represented more of continuity than change. Explain.

    2. It was not Mahatma Gandhi but the appropriate time and chain of events that made all the difference and got India independence. Do you agree? Substantiate your viewpoint.

    3. British were different from all the previous rulers of India. Critically analyse.

    4. What were the reasons that laid the foundation of industries in India in early 20th Century.

    5. The battle of Plassey marks the beginning of Modern India. Explain how.

    6. What are the reasons that a lot of early freedom fighters were from Bengal. Also chart how the nationalism spread to other parts of the country.

    7. B.R. Ambedkar sought the idea of Social Democracy. What are its features and how can it be achieved.

    8. Highlight how the first phase of revolutionary terrorism differed from the second phase.

    9. What according to you are Mahatma Gandhi's "Glorious Hours"? How did they help in making of the present day India.

    10. Were there any people's movements in Princely States? Also explain what role did they play in integration of India later on
    .

    You can also subscribe my channel/page "Sleepy Classes" on youtube. All the best :)
  • Trying to answer a few questions -

    1) European integration post the second world war comprises of many integrations. Explain the statement while discussing why Europe integrated. Also shed some light on the future of EU.


    Many Integrations -
    1. Industrial
    2. Space
    3. Nuclear
    4. Political
    5. Legal
    6. Economic
    7. Social
    8. Cultural
    9. Psychological
    10. Security

    All happening through European Union.


    How Europe Integrated -
    (Journey to European Union)

    European coal and steel community 1952 >>>> EURATOM 1957 >>>> European economic community 1958 (through common market under Rome Treaty) >>>> European community 1967 >>>> Single European market 1986 >>>> Maastricht treaty 1993 (gave Monetary Union) >>>> Lisbon Treaty 2009 (gave single legal entity).


    Why Europe Integrated -

    1. For lasting peace
    2. Economic reconstruction
    3. Loss of faith in idea of nation state
    4. Support of USA
    5. Bigger Market


    Future of European Union

    1. Migrants
    2. Impending clash of civilizations
    3. Economic stagnation
    4. Rise of right wing politics
    5. Xenophobic ideologies gaining ground
    6. Idea of Europe at stake
    7. A lot will depend upon imagination of political and economic elites
    8. Brexit may start a Domino effect
    9. Rise of debate across the world after Brexit that whether critical policy decisions could be left to referendums (that is has democracy outlived its utility)
    10. Also start of the concept of "risk society", that is a society facing common risks of ecology, terrorism, black money, economic stagnation, etc.

    Need is to work jointly and create dynamic institutions responsive to the changing desires of the people and demands of the time.

    You can also subscribe my channel/page "Sleepy Classes" on youtube. All the best :)
  • edited March 9
    Germany was united not by Blood and Iron but by Coal and Iron. Justify.

    John Maynard Keynes said it.

    Blood and Iron - Force
    Coal and Iron - Economy

    Economic Ties

    1. Zollverein (custom union + currency)
    2. Industrialisation (Economies of scale desired)
    3. Railways + Telegraph spread across the country
    4. Resources centralised around Rhine Valley


    REFORMS by Bismarck that further helped unification of Germany

    1. Federal Constitution
    2. Bicameralism
    3. Universal suffrage and Secret ballot
    4. State more important than Religion (religion subordinated)
    5. States control over education
    6. Rapid industrialisation
    7. Social security to workers and old age


    It helped Bismarck in shaping his FOREIGN POLICY so as to set out on the policy of Blood and Iron, to further the unification as follows

    1. French isolationism through alliances (Russia, Germany, Austria)
    2. Maintaining peace so as to develop economically
    3. Imperial agendas (conference of Berlin 1885 to peacefully organise scramble of Africa)

    Thus, Coal and Iron gave resources to embark upon Blood and Iron.

    You can also subscribe my channel/page "Sleepy Classes" on youtube. All the best :)
  • What are the reasons that a lot of early freedom fighters were from Bengal. Also chart how the nationalism spread to other parts of the country.
  • Covering One Concept A Day.

    For systematically completing the entire UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAM's syllabus.


    You can also subscribe my channel/page "Sleepy Classes" on youtube. All the best :)
Sign In or Join to comment.

Courses by ForumIAS for CSE
ForumIAS is trusted by over 10,000+ students for their Prelims, Mains and Interview Preparation and we currently run several assistance programs to help students from Civil Services prelims preparation to rank upgradation to IAS. You can enroll for these programs by visiting http://blog.forumias.com/courses

Welcome!

We are a secret self-moderated community for Civil Services preparation. Feel free to join, start a discussion, answer a question or just to say Thank you.

Just dont spread the word ;)

Sign in or join with Facebook or Google

Subscribe to ForumIAS Blog