Composition and Structure of the Earth’s Atmosphere

ClearIAS Team has been receiving a lot of support and encouragement from our loving readers for our easy-to-understand articles on Geography. (See Major Ocean Currents: How to learn faster?) Having covered most of the important concepts in Lithosphere and Hydrosphere, in this article, we are going to discuss the composition and …

Technical Services vs Non-Technical Services: Medical Standards

The services within the Civil Services Examination have been grouped into Technical and Non-Technical categories. Technical Services require special medical status in terms of vision, height, chest, chest expansion etc. Technical services: Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) Indian Police Service (IPS) Delhi Andaman and Nicobar Police Service (DANIPS) Pondicherry Police Service …

Public Distribution System (PDS): Challenges and Reforms

We all need foodgrains for consumption. From where do you purchase foodgrains?  Is there any government mechanism apart from private shops for the delivery of food grains? In this post, let us cover the Public Distribution System (PDS) in India. The Public Distribution System (PDS) The Public Distribution System (PDS) …

UPSC CSE Mains 2016 Essay Question Paper

Dear aspirants, please find the UPSC Civil Services Exam (Mains) 2016 Essay Question Paper below. You can download the same as a PDF using the print-pdf button on the left/bottom. UPSC CSE Mains 2016 Essay Question Paper Instructions: Write two essays, choosing one from each of the following Section A and B, …