Answer Writing Workbook (GS Paper III): UPSC IAS Mains 2021


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Answer Writing Workbook (GS Paper III): UPSC IAS Mains 2021

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With the increasing unpredictability of the types of questions being asked in the UPSC IAS examination, it becomes very important for IAS aspirants to begin and continue to practice answer writing. This will prove to be very helpful and fruitful while preparing for the most coveted civil services. The workbooks are designed in a way that enables the students to understand their weak areas and improve upon them.

Thus, the GS SCORE Workbook for GS III is essential for the students for subjects such as:

  • Environment;
  • Economy;
  • Science and Technology;
  • Internal Security; and
  • Disaster Management.

The Workbooks have been designed in a way that follows the trends of the UPSC IAS Mains examination giving the aspirants only valuable and holistic practice of answer writing. Each set of the Workbook covers significant portions of the subject in 10-11 questions.


The GS SCORE workbooks consist of questions from the following topics:


Total 7 sets

  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
  • Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.


Total 19 sets

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • Government Budgeting.
  • Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers
  • Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
  • Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  • Land reforms in India.
  • Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
  • Investment models.

Science and Technology

Total 7 sets

  • Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
  • Indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.

Internal Security

Total 7 sets

  • Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
  • Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention
  • Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism
  • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

Disaster Management

Total 3 sets

  • Probable natural disasters in Indian perspective for eg Earth quakes, Tsunmais, Landslides etc.
  • Human induced disasters for eg dam collapse, industrial accidents, gas leakage etc.
  • National policy on Disaster management
  • The structure and functions of present disaster management authorities in the country- at national, state and district level
  • Various proactive and reactive steps to be followed to tackle various disaster management situations.


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