Q.1) Instead of taking coercive steps, the government must ensure access to education and employment for women which will help delay the age at which they get married. Discuss (15 Marks - 250 Words)

Why this question? - Recently, the task force set up to take a relook at the age of marriage for women has submitted its report to the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

Intro - Start with the context - Jaya Jaitley task force


  • Term of reference of task force
  • Need for increasing age of marriage from 18 to 21 years
  • Criticism

Way ahead - Empowerment of women is more important etc

Conclusion - Summarize based on above discussion


Q.2) Discuss the contribution of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in the Indian Freedom Struggle. (15 Marks - 250 Words)

Why this question? - Recently, the Union Culture Ministry of India announced that January 23 - birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose, would be celebrated as “Parakram Diwas”, to mark day of courage every year.

Intro - A Brief about Netaji


  • Contribution of Netaji in the freedom struggle -
    • As a member of INC
    • After resigning from INC
    • As a member of Indian National Army

Conclusion - In recognition of his contribution, the government of India has recently announced to celebrate January 23 - birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose as “Parakram Diwas”, to mark the day of courage every year.


Q.3) Nepal cannot afford to enter in another round of political instability. India-Nepal bilateral relations must improve to give a humane consideration to it. Discuss. (150 words)

Why this question?

  • Nepal’s Prime Minister dissolved the House of Representatives recently.

Introdcuton: Briefly mention the background of political instability in Nepal.


  • Challenges for democracy in Nepal
  • Recent developments in India-Nepal bilateral relations including development partnerships.
  • Challenges for India-Nepal relations

Conclusion: Conclude with a way forward