Day 2: GS 3, GS 4, UP 2

GS 3 


  1. Critically examine the role of NITI Aayog in transforming India’s economic landscape. How does it differ from the erstwhile Planning Commission? (200 words)

The NITI Aayog replaced the Planning Commission in 2015. It has different objective and strategy with respect to economic planning and execution. 

Role of NITI Aayog:

Differences from the Planning Commission:

Despite its roles, NITI Aayog has been criticized for not achieving significant results. Its effectiveness in bringing cooperative federalism, inducing competition among states, and achieving its vision of ‘New India’ by 2022 has been questioned. The absence of financial powers has also limited its ability to drive change.


2. Despite several initiatives, poverty continues to be a major concern in India. Critically analyze the reasons behind the persistent problem of poverty in the country. (200 words).

As per the Tendulkar Committee report, India has ~22% of population below poverty line in 2011. The reasons for persistent poverty in India could be attributed to:

Benefits of Globalization and Liberalization haven’t evenly trickled down, creating wealth disparities. However, significant strides have been made in poverty reduction. As per UNDP, India lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016. 

GS 4


  1. Illustrate the various dimensions of Ethics. Discuss their role in shaping human behavior and decision-making. (200 words)

 The various dimensions of ethics are:

Each of these dimensions plays a crucial role in shaping human behavior and decision-making. For instance, an individual with a strong sense of personal ethics might act with honesty even when nobody is watching. Professional ethics can prevent corruption in offices, while normative ethics shapes societal norms about what is acceptable behavior. Applied ethics encourages ethical decision-making in real-world scenarios, promoting fairness and justice. Environmental ethics shapes our behavior towards nature and influences sustainable decision-making. Social ethics, on the other hand, promotes social harmony and guides decision-making on societal issues.

2. Explain the concept of ‘ethical dilemmas’. Provide real-life examples where individuals or organizations might face ethical dilemmas and how these might be resolved. (200 words)

Ethical dilemmas arise when one is confronted with two or more conflicting choices, where both cannot be simultaneously pursued. It involves the need to decide between two equally compelling moral imperatives, where choosing one would result in transgressing the other.

Some real-life examples ae:

The resolution might not always satisfy all ethical demands, but it strives for the best possible outcome under the given circumstances.

GS 6


  1. Which are some focus and sunrise economic sectors in Uttar Pradesh? State the policies made by the govt to develop these sectors.(125 word)

The Focus economic Sectors in Uttar Pradesh are Food Processing and Dairy, Handloom and Textile, Information Technology,
Tourism, Micro, Small And Medium Enterprises, Electronics Manufacturing, Film and Renewable Energy etc. The sunrise sectors are Pharmaceuticals, Logistics & Warehousing, Electric Vehicle Manufacturing, and Defence & Aerospace.

The govt has brought following policies for promotion of these sectors:-

UP has a target to become a $1 trillion economy, out of the $5 trillion target for India. These sectors will play an important part in that goal.

2. Describe the major industrial clusters in Uttar Pradesh and their key industries. (200 words)

The state of Uttar Pradesh in India is home to several major industrial clusters, driving the state’s economic growth and employment generation. Some of them are:

  1. Kanpur-Lucknow Cluster:
    • Key Industries: Leather and leather goods, textiles and garments, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, engineering goods, and machinery.
  2. Noida-Greater Noida Cluster:
    • Key Industries: Information technology (IT), software development, electronics, automotive, engineering, and garment manufacturing.
  3. Agra-Firozabad Cluster:
    • Key Industries: Leather and leather goods, handicrafts, glassware, textiles, and tourism.
    • Agra is famous for its leather footwear industry, while Firozabad is renowned for its glassware industry, particularly glass bangles and glass products. The cluster also benefits from Agra’s tourism sector.
  4. Ghaziabad-Meerut Cluster:
    • Key Industries: Engineering goods, sports goods(in Meerut), metal products, bicycles, electrical equipment, textiles, and garments.
  5. Allahabad-Varanasi Cluster:
    • Key Industries: Textiles, handicrafts, agro-based industries, tourism, and education.
    •  Varanasi is renowned for its silk weaving industry, while Bhadohi has a carpet industry.
  6. Saharanpur-Muzaffarnagar Cluster:
    • Key Industries: Wood and furniture, paper and pulp, sugar, textiles, and metal products.
  7. Bareilly-Moradabad Cluster:
    • Key Industries: Handicrafts, metalware, brassware, agro-based industries, and textiles.
    •  Bareilly is famous for its handicrafts, particularly zari work and embroidery. Moradabad is renowned for its brassware and metalware industry.

These industrial clusters have been instrumental in attracting investments, creating job opportunities, and contributing to the overall economic development of Uttar Pradesh. The state government has taken several initiatives to promote these clusters, including infrastructure development, skill enhancement programs, and providing a conducive business environment.

Schedule of the program:

UPPCS Daily Answer Writing Program

Exam Date: 23rd– Sep 2023
Schedule for Daily Answer Writing

Start Date: 3rd– July 2023

Date Day Subject 1 Subject 2 Subject 3
3-Jul Monday GS-1 GS 2 UP 1
4-Jul Tuesday GS-3 GS-4 UP 2
5-Jul Wednesday Off
6-Jul Thursday GS-1 GS 2 UP 1
7-Jul Friday GS-3 GS-4 UP 2
8-Jul Saturday Essay/Hindi
9-Jul Sunday Off
10-Jul Monday GS-1 GS 2 UP 1
11-Jul Tuesday GS-3 GS-4 UP 2
12-Jul Wednesday Off
13-Jul Thursday GS-1 GS 2 UP 1
14-Jul Friday GS-3 GS-4 UP 2
15-Jul Saturday Essay/Hindi
16-Jul Sunday Off
17-Jul Monday GS-1 GS 2 UP 1
18-Jul Tuesday GS-3 GS-4 UP 2
19-Jul Wednesday Off
20-Jul Thursday GS-1 GS 2 UP 1
21-Jul Friday GS-3 GS-4 UP 2
22-Jul Saturday Essay/Hindi
23-Jul Sunday Off
24-Jul Monday GS-1 GS 2 UP 1
25-Jul Tuesday GS-3 GS-4 UP 2
26-Jul Wednesday Off
27-Jul Thursday GS-1 GS 2 UP 1
28-Jul Friday GS-3 GS-4 UP 2
29-Jul Saturday Essay/Hindi
30-Jul Sunday Off
31-Jul Monday GS-1 GS 2 UP 1
1-Aug Tuesday GS-3 GS-4 UP 2
2-Aug Wednesday Off
3-Aug Thursday GS-1 GS 2 UP 1
4-Aug Friday GS-3 GS-4 UP 2
5-Aug Saturday Essay/Hindi
6-Aug Sunday Off
7-Aug Monday GS-1 GS 2 UP 1
8-Aug Tuesday GS-3 GS-4 UP 2
9-Aug Wednesday Off
10-Aug Thursday GS-1 GS 2 UP 1
11-Aug Friday GS-3 GS-4 UP 2
12-Aug Saturday Essay/Hindi
13-Aug Sunday Off
14-Aug Monday GS-1 GS 2 UP 1
15-Aug Tuesday GS-3 GS-4 UP 2
16-Aug Wednesday Off
17-Aug Thursday GS-1 GS 2 UP 1
18-Aug Friday GS-3 GS-4 UP 2
19-Aug Saturday Essay/Hindi
20-Aug Sunday Off
21-Aug Monday GS-1 GS 2 UP 1
22-Aug Tuesday GS-3 GS-4 UP 2
23-Aug Wednesday Off
24-Aug Thursday GS-1 GS 2 UP 1
25-Aug Friday GS-3 GS-4 UP 2
26-Aug Saturday Essay/Hindi
27-Aug Sunday Off
28-Aug Monday GS-1 GS 2 UP 1
29-Aug Tuesday GS-3 GS-4 UP 2
30-Aug Wednesday Off
31-Aug Thursday GS-1 GS 2 UP 1
1-Sep Friday GS-3 GS-4 UP 2
2-Sep Saturday Essay/Hindi
3-Sep Sunday Off
4-Sep Monday GS-1 GS 2 UP 1
5-Sep Tuesday GS-3 GS-4 UP 2
6-Sep Wednesday Off
7-Sep Thursday GS-1 GS 2 UP 1
8-Sep Friday GS-3 GS-4 UP 2
9-Sep Saturday Essay/Hindi

Mode of delivery:  Online on  Oracle IAS’s LMS

How the Daily UPPCS Answer Writing Program will be conducted?

In total you will have 65+ days of answer writing practice with specific types of questions and answers.

Fees/Cost of the program:

Program Includes: 65+ days Daily Answer Writing + UPPCS Mains Solved Paper Book (Click Here for Sample)

Total Cost of the program:  1500 (answer writing)+ 450 (PYQ book) = Rs. 1950 /- –> Rs. 1499/-

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