UPSC Civil Services: Netizens Hail Focus On Indian Culture, Challenges Posed To It By Secularism In Mains GS Paper

UPSC Civil Services: Netizens Hail Focus On Indian Culture, Challenges Posed To It By Secularism In Mains GS PaperUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC) Building (UPSC House) in New Delhi, India. (Yasbant Negi/The India Today Group/Getty Images)

The UPSC on Saturday (21 September) conducted the first and second parts of the General Studies paper and asked questions were were hailed by various social media users as bucking past trends.

The civil services examination was credited on social media for asking questions which would normally not have been asked in the past.

Some of the questions in the focus are:

  • What are the challenges to our cultural practices in the name of secularism
  • What makes Indian society unique in sustaining its culture
  • Many voices have strengthened and enriched the nationalist movement during the Gandhian phase
  • Did Indian renaissance play a role in the emergence of national identity

This was hailed by various social media users including current IAS officers.

The third and fourth part of the General Studies paper are being conducted today and it remains to be seen if similar questions also follow suit.

Incidentally the essay question paper too was in the focus after one of the topic to choose was, “Biased media is a real threat to Indian democracy”.