Updated: January 10, 2022 9:38:26 am
UPSC exams are little known to be materials for memes online. However, Friday’s examination was different as the first paper led to a laughing riot online.
On January 7, as candidates sat to write their essay paper for the 2021 Mains exam, many didn’t expect a “googly” as it looked as though they were appearing for a Philosophy examination. Aspiring IAS candidates were asked to write two essays, each ranging between 1,000 and 1,200 words.
While for section A, students saw questions like: “Philosophy of wantlessness is Utopian, while materialism is a chimera” and “The real is rational and the rational is real”, for section B, the paper read: “Hand that rocks the cradle rules the world” and “What is research, but a blind date with knowledge!”
Today’s #UPSC Mains Essay paper
Sharing for aspirants so that they can practice at home on their own.
Which two you will pick and why?
Would love to know explanations behind picking essays. pic.twitter.com/Mc2lE0hYT6
— Jitin Yadav, IAS (@Jitin_IAS) January 7, 2022
Soon, it led to jokes and memes, with even IAS officers joining in on the fun as one said, “There is a common saying among #UPSC aspirants that After couple of attempts, one will become a philosopher!” Adding that the paper sure was set by a “veteran”.
Some, however tried to cheer up the aspirants, urging them not to feel dejected and concentrate on enhancing their communication skills as the exam is basically to assess how candidates react to unforeseen situations.
A few also argued that the paper was unfair for students other than philosophy graduates. Check out some of the funniest reactions here:
— Rajkumar M, IFS (@rajkumar_ifs) January 7, 2022
— Mudit Jain, IRS (@MuditJainIRS) January 7, 2022
When the paper settee goes through a break up, this is what the Mains 2021 Essay paper looks like. pic.twitter.com/6Cf6nwmu0m
— Atish Mathur (@atishmathur) January 7, 2022
— वैरागी (@baba_9889) January 7, 2022
Every UPSC Mains appearing candidate after the Essay paper today 👇🏽 pic.twitter.com/zRAtwiWt6w
— Somesh Upadhyay, IAS (@Somesh_IAS) January 7, 2022
How a UPSC Mains Student felt after watching today’s Essay Paper..?
— General knowledge (@UpscforAll) January 7, 2022
Upsc mains candidate after seeing today’s essay paper🥲!
— Garima Jaiswal (@jaisgarima) January 7, 2022
UPSC -2021, मुख्य परीक्षा में “निबंध” का पेपर देखने के बाद ‘दर्शनशास्त्र’ (Philosophy) के अभ्यर्थी. pic.twitter.com/aShkPi7sQW
— Satya N Pandey🇮🇳 (@SatyaNPandey) January 7, 2022
Soul of aspirant after seeing essay paper pic.twitter.com/zUzJMP9Oqy
— अश्विनी कुमार शुक्ला (@ashwinishukla07) January 7, 2022
My contribution:”UPSC is a means for inflating the egos of the mediocre. Discuss.”
— Bapa Rao (@hydertext) January 7, 2022
UPSC to aspirants after today’s Essay paper.. 😂 pic.twitter.com/GxOc5ORxqp
— UPSC Memes (@UPSC_KRO) January 7, 2022
Condition of other Aspirants 😅🤣 👇👇 pic.twitter.com/fqXaGBnzyE