Vajiram & Ravi Essay Writing Contest


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Winners of Vajiram and Ravi Essay Writing Contest


1. Nidhi Sangwan (127 marks)

2. Surbhi Rathore (121 marks)

3. Adarsh Verma (115 marks)

Vajiram & Ravi is excited to present the highly anticipated UPSC Essay Writing Contest 2023, which is open to all readers, IAS aspirants, and students. The essay paper in the UPSC Civil Services Examination plays a pivotal role in determining your overall success. It serves as a unique platform for you to showcase your analytical skills, clarity of thought, and the ability to articulate complex ideas coherently. This paper holds the potential to set you apart from the competition and boost your scores significantly.

We have provided you with an Essay Question Paper in the similar format of the UPSC Main Essay Paper. Choose one topic from each of the following Sections A and B, and write two essays, each between 1000 and 1200 words.

Participate in this contest to improve your essay writing skills for the UPSC Mains Exam, and you could win a free Essay Course and a set of our 22 Yellow Books! This is a golden opportunity that you should not miss.

Rules and Regulations to participate in the Essay Contest

  • Ensure that your Full Name, Email address, and Contact Phone Number is clearly presented on the answer sheet.
  • Submit your essays in PDF format to the following email address:
  • In the email subject line, please use the format: "[Your Full Name] V&R Essay Contest Submission."
  • Within the email body, kindly provide the following information:
    • Your Full Name
    • State of Residence
    • Contact Phone Number
  • All the Essay’s should be submitted in English Medium only.

Questions for UPSC Essay Writing Contest

Write two essays choosing one topic from each of the following Sections A and B, in about 1000-1200 words each: (125*2= 250 marks)


  • Chaos is a ladder.
  • Fortune favours the bold.
  • All that is gold does not glitter.
  • Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.


  • Climate change is not a distant threat - it is our reality.
  • India is a leading power rather than just a balancing power.
  • E-Governance: the most easy, effective and economical Governance.
  • Don't let schooling interfere with your education.

Essay Contest Prizes

  • 1st Prize: Free Essay Course + 22 Yellow Books + One Pagers (PYQ Theme Notes)
  • 2nd Prize: 50% Off Essay Course + 22 Yellow Books + One Pagers
  • 3rd Prize: 30% Off Essay Course + 22 Yellow Books + One Pagers

Terms & Conditions to Participate

  • Incomplete essays will not be evaluated. 
  • No essays submission after October 29, 2023.
  • Following the announcement of the contest results, the Vajiram and Ravi team will reach out to the winners to facilitate the giveaway process.
  • Essay copies of winners will be displayed on Vajiram and Ravi’s media channels.
  • Winners of the essay contest acknowledge participation in media promotion of Vajiram and Ravi.
  • Essay contest conducted is part of promotional activity.