UPSC Current Affairs Questions and Answer Writing – Mains Marathon


UPSC IAS Mains Current Affairs Questions and Answers online


Dear Friends,

As promised, we begin with Civil Services 2017 Preparation. And the key to preparing for Civil Services Examination 2017 will be based on following things:

  • Reading Current Affairs on a daily basis
  • Writing Answers Based on Current Events
  • Covering the GS Mains Syllabus holistically to some extent before Prelims
  • Attempting Daily Current Affairs Questions

Find all Mains Marathon Questions at the bottom/end of this page. We only need consistency from you 🙂
Kindly review each others answers, so that everyone improves


Reading Current Affairs on a daily basis


We already have two initiatives for covering Current Affairs on a daily basis:

The Mains Marathon – Your Answer to Daily Answer Writing Practise that does not compromise on your existing preparation

The big problem we all are facing, that there are simply too many questions – a lot of them meaningless – around the Internet. You can either do those questions, or clear the Civil Services – but not both. At least that is what you said in the Survey.

And you wanted these things from us

  • Limited Number of Questions that can be actually done.
  • Some feedback on answers.
  • Mains Marathon Suggested Answers.
  • Plan for covering the static part – for those who want to do Self Study

We have tried to address some or all of these through our FREE initiatives. We also have a paid MGP Plan with Top Mentors and email and telephonic support, but we can only have a limited number of people join that, as we are small and cannot take up many people as of now.


Daily Questions on Mains Marathon

We will be posting Daily Questions for Mains Marathon in the first half of the day.  About the questions:

  • They will be limited to 3 to 4 questions on a daily basis
  • You are expected to spend not more than 10 minutes on each question – in essence limiting your answer writing time to between 30-40 minutes
  • Links will be provided – which should be read and digested in another 30 -40 minutes. In essence, the exercise, even when done at a slow pace, should help you do a meaningful Answer Writing Practice in between 1 hour to 90 Minutes, but never more than that.
  • We will try to keep all questions meaningful and relevant to the examination
  • The questions posted on MM 2017 will cover the current affairs part of GS Paper 3, 2, 1 and anything that is relevant for GS – 4 too.

    Read this before going further: 


Answer-Writing Practice: Read this to avoid Mistakes

Do visit the Free Downloads Section from time to time.


Evaluation

  • We will be offering a general feedback for the questions and will point out any errors that you may be making in your answers.
  • The feedback for your answers will be provided by 11 PM everyday. Please post clear pictures of your answers for that.

Kindly review each others answers, so that everyone improves.

Weekly Essay

  • We will come up with one Essay Topic Every week for Essay. This will be released on Saturday
  • General Feedback on Essay will be provided by Wednesday. Peer review should also happen.

Prizes for Participation ( NEW! )

 

Summing up the Plan

  • Monday – Friday : Upto 4 Questions on Mains Marathon – Current Events
  • Saturday : Weekly Essay – One Topic

How to get updated when questions are posted?

  • You must be subscribed to this blog via wordpress. Click here to subscribe to this blog.

Review each others answers, so that everyone improves.


Find all Mains Marathon Questions below:


Mains Marathon Current Affairs Questions and Answers (2017)


Mains Marathon Current Affairs Questions and Answers : June 2017

Mains Marathon Current Affairs Questions and Answers : May 2017

Mains Marathon Current Affairs Questions and Answers : April 2017

Mains Marathon Current Affairs Questions and Answers : March 2017

Mains Marathon Current Affairs Questions and Answers : Feb 2017

Mains Marathon Current Affairs Questions and Answers : Jan 2017


Mains Marathon Current Affairs Questions and Answers (2016)



 

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  • Pramod Kumar

    Is the initiative has been stopped? Where are the questions after 19th june?

  • zen approach

    Why there is no question after 19th June ?

  • zen approach

    Why no new post in mains marathon sir?

  • Priya

    Why there has not been updates after June 19

  • KopSC

    Please post questions @f@forumias-7f07ca326ce76cdde680e4b3d568bce8:disqus

  • UPSC 2018!

    Sir, where are today’s questions ?

  • DFallenSoul

    @forumias-7f07ca326ce76cdde680e4b3d568bce8:disqus I am a working professonal.. i was planning to write the answers between 7 am to 9am… but i am finding that the questions are not posted at fixed time. Kindly requestg you to post the questions as 7am..

  • Suraj Tulshiram Kadhane

    Does mains answers get evaluated ? and does Forumias team brings out the mistakes and corrects our answers ?

  • Parijat Kumar

    I can’t see questions after 28th april

  • Parijat Kumar

    Has mains marathon stopped??

  • Daemon

    mgp wale programme main hindi main bhi join kar sakte hain kya?? pls @forumias-7f07ca326ce76cdde680e4b3d568bce8:disqus

  • Sandeep Sharma

    Sir, pls start posting question based on static part… keeping an eye on UPSC syllabus….

  • Daemon

    is there any schedule for the mains marathon questions paperwise. means this date this papers questions will be posted?

  • Venky

    Hi can any one reply, i applied for CSE. unfortunately my sign was not captured. is it need to apply one more time.

  • Badrinath

    Sir it is difficult to find synopsis of particular date. Please arrange questions and synopsis in two vertical columns like IASBABA TLP.
    Thanks

  • सिद्धांत धवन

    Either share your whatsapp contact or add me on facebook. Search Siddhant Dhawan

  • Vega

    I hv started my preparation in dec. So m new.

  • Vega

    Hie.. Add me in group plz

  • सिद्धांत धवन

    Hello same optional. We can be in touch

  • सिद्धांत धवन

    Hey
    I’ve the same optional. I’ll request the same from Forumias to start optional answer writing too.

  • DEVI

    Hello Team,

    Could u assign me to the new batch of MGP+2017…I have already joined the test series with Roll No:6898.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Devi D

  • Captain America

    Checked.. It says ” Published Monday-Friday……..for the ‘Manis’ exam”. 🙂
    Mains is written as Manis.

  • Rajendra

    Sir its like miracle for me. Because finally i got reply from “ForumIAS”. 🙂

  • ForumIAS

    Check again!

  • ForumIAS

    🙂

  • ForumIAS

    Hi 🙂

  • ForumIAS

    It is all in the Mains Marathon page 🙂 Else, read the Mains Marathon Compilation.

  • ForumIAS

    Plz check again 🙂

  • ForumIAS

    🙂 🙂

  • ForumIAS

    🙂 🙂

  • ForumIAS

    🙂

  • ForumIAS

    Thanks

  • ForumIAS

    Thanks 🙂

  • ForumIAS

    Thanks.

  • ForumIAS

    🙂 🙂

  • ForumIAS

    🙂

  • ForumIAS

    Thanks.

  • ForumIAS

    Yes.

  • anurag

    sir how to find the archives of mains maraton for feb 2017 like 1 feb 2017-18 feb 2017.

  • ForumIAS

    Sure!

  • ForumIAS

    Write as much as possible 🙂

  • Vega

    M new here. Optional is History…

  • Vega

    Gm guys

  • BST

    Should we write all the answers in total week to get selected for top contributor prize?

  • ROCKSTAR

    DEAR IAS FORUM,

    Very thanks for help and support in the all forms like mains marathon,prelims marathon,newspaper articles etc from all the lakhs of student who gets benefit from your initiation .Sir i have a small observation and request that on sunday you do not post anything so sir my request to you that if posible then please post a case study on sunday, this will benefit us by your proper guidance on how to approach case study.

    YOUR TRULY
    ROCKSTAR

  • Murinder Nodi

    What is the meaning of MGP questions.

  • frontrunner

    @forumias-7f07ca326ce76cdde680e4b3d568bce8:disqus Sir, can we have optional mains question practice review.My optional is history and if answer writing for mains is started right now it will help in covering the syllabus as well as improve our grip over optional writing also.It will be very beneficial sir.I am ready to contribute my share of work if required.I do not claim any expertise but hope to give in my best.I am damn sure many more history optional persons will pour in.
    I have had not any coaching and bank upon you as I said earlier.
    A small thought came to my mind and I thought to share it here with you.
    Hope I have not sounded demanding.
    Thank you

  • ForumIAS

    Sorry for that. We had resource issues. We try to do our best.

  • kaizen

    sir please provide MGP 2017 questions…we are following your plan as you said above that you will provide tests….

  • peter pan

    Sir please post MGP 2017 questions …….

  • Lord Vorminious

    Sir, when will MGP questions be released here? Please hurry up, its already 2017

  • Abhilash

    Happy new year to all….god will be with u in ur hard work…with new passion and effort…lag jao….jo hona h dekha jayega…abhi nahi to kabhi nahi…!!!

  • peter pan

    sir kindly provide MGP 2017 questions .

  • Dhanu_2017

    Actually iam going for coaching and willing to start forum prelims online test series I will be in momentum from Jan 8 actually action is speaking😉

  • ForumIAS

    Hope you started!

  • ForumIAS

    You started? Start writing daily!

  • ForumIAS

    Yup!

  • ForumIAS

    Thanks.

  • ForumIAS

    Time Management is crucial. You need to make your own plan 🙂

  • ForumIAS

    Start writing!

  • ForumIAS

    Winners announced!

  • ForumIAS

    🙂

  • Brock_Lesnar

    Mains Marathon plan changing mysteriously!
    First MGP questions gone.
    Now compilations become monthly?

    Without even any announcement, silently changing what already promised is the way?

    Never saw these in Mrunal, Insights, IASbaba or anywhere!
    Sorry for this comment.

    Pls don’t promise anything that u not going to provide.

  • kaizen

    Sir please upload MGP questions asap…will be very useful

  • ROCKSTAR
  • ForumIAS

    Yes, good suggestion.

  • devmitra sen

    Hello sir @forumias-7f07ca326ce76cdde680e4b3d568bce8:disqus ..
    Your efforts are commendable towards the mains guidance programme..however,the best answers are not pointed out from a long time(I saw from dec20).They were to be mentioned every night as declared.Also a critical review towards development for answers written later in the day and declaration of weekly toppers will be very encouraging..:)

  • Ubermensch

    Sir if you deem it fit, we may also practice some questions based on Science and Tech occasionally.

  • Captain America
  • Captain America
  • Anurag Pundir

    Hi Buddy..

    You seems to be consistent in writing answer. I have a query which is bothering me .

    Please give me your email address or contact number if possible so that the query can be resolved.

    Thanks
    Anurag

  • ForumIAS

    No problem. Peer review will always continue.

  • ForumIAS

    Thanks.

  • ForumIAS

    You can join.

  • Captain America

    Please check the Pictorial link of mains marathon on your homepage.. Mains is spelled incorrectly.. 🙂 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f8a1b0fffe3124e184d90ae7ce5821afbfb94fe73b56b3ed13bdbb60bf29ea9d.png

  • Sarthak Salunke

    Hi
    Regarding Essays, can we submit it on Sunday as well or we have to do it on Saturday itself to get it reviewed?

  • ForumIAS

    “I must appreciate the quality of questions here is wonderful and unique.”
    Thanks 🙂
    As per a survey done by us(http://forumias.com/portal/mains-marathon-2017-response-live/), users requested us to post questions on both Static & Current issues. Most users requested us not to stick to news of the current day, as it would limit the scope.
    From an aspirant point of view as well, we have limited daily questions to 3-4 questions only. This would be more practical for aspirants to implement.

  • ForumIAS
  • Anurag Pundir

    Hi Sir, A genuine query- I have been checking Manins Marathon for past 1 hour as I am about to start writing and confused between Insight Secure and ForumIAS Marathon. I must appreciate the quality of questions here is wonderful and unique. BUT.. The thing I am worried about is that I am really not getting Why the questions are not on the lines of same day news as Insight does. What is your idea of asking questions. They are either from past news (that to rare) or any other post (not from The Hindu) Why is it so.

    Why don’t you give questions from same day The hindu or any other newspaper as UPSC asks questions from Current happenings only. You cover issues but it does not really coincides with same day news.

    Please expain the idea behind this. I need to start ASAP.

    Reply Awaited

  • G^2

    thanks bhai

  • ForumIAS

    After 2 weeks Subhajeet.

  • Subhajeet Chakraborti

    Sir, will MGP questions be uploaded here as well?

  • thebatman_returns

    See above…datewise daily questions upload hote he…Particular question ko select kar ke uske niche ans likho…disqus ya forum ki profile use karke…

  • G^2

    bhai may answers kha send karo

  • drt

    @forumias-7f07ca326ce76cdde680e4b3d568bce8:disqus how to subscribe your website via rss feed?

  • anil saini

    hello friends,this is Anil Saini living in ajmer(rajasthan).i am also preparing for ‘civil services(upsc)ias’ exam.I have recently given ‘mains exam this(2016)year’ and highly expecting interview call from upsc.I am interested in making an ‘ias discussion’ groups to discuss national and international issues.I also have large experience in clearing prelims in current format.Thus if you are interested then call me on number’7742776063′.

  • ForumIAS

    🙂

  • devmitra sen

    ForumIAS liked my post..they got it..Hehe 😛
    The weekly prize is given to the best contributor..that was what I was asking..:)

  • karthik

    could not get what u r trying to say

  • devmitra sen

    @ForumIAS
    Are number of responses critical to getting the weekly prize??.. Hehe.. Iam serious here but ..
    The notebook looks very good .. 🙂 :)..hehe

  • Ubermensch

    Would you provide best answers for essay too ?

  • ForumIAS

    🙂

  • thebatman_returns

    @forumias-7f07ca326ce76cdde680e4b3d568bce8:disqus , @Neywan…can you upload that orientation video of last Sunday ? (if possible) Because many like me can’t attend that session…

  • ForumIAS

    Sunday is a break Purva 🙂 MGP questions would be uploaded after 2 weeks. But, Mains Marathon would continue its schedule as mentioned above in the post.

  • Purva srivastava

    where is todays questions…

  • ForumIAS

    🙂

  • Dhanu_2017

    When u will upload questions of the plan 2017 ??

  • Dhanu_2017

    Hi when we should start this plan I mean when we should post answers here starting is ethics na tho exact date tho batavo every Sunday? krupaya dyan dijiye

  • Rm Suresh

    sir please upload electrical engineering optional paper… thank u

  • ForumIAS

    Thanks.

  • Dhanu_2017

    Hi it started ok sry some emergency now everything fine

  • ForumIAS

    Hi Purva, it is posted now. Find them in:
    1. Latest Posts or
    2. Mains Marathon 2017 Page.
    3. Else subscribe to receive our posts in email.

  • ForumIAS

    Agree.

  • ForumIAS

    Time Management Mam.

  • Purva srivastava

    sir, where is essay paper… as per todays mains marathon …and also provide me static portion syllabus…for tomorrow test…

    regards,

  • sunita kumari

    I am working 🙁

  • Silver_star

    When do we get the plan to start managing the time? 😀

  • ForumIAS

    Time Management 🙂

  • sunita kumari

    How to manage all
    1. Current Affairs
    2. Mains Marathon
    3. MGP
    4. P.T Test series
    5. Optional Paper
    ????

  • ForumIAS

    Yes.

  • karthik

    its dere.. check below question.. it will be like @ and the name

  • Purva srivastava

    sir, still i am unable to find it … kindly give me one link… and further i will find self… plz. help me…

    regards,

  • ForumIAS

    Best answers are announced everyday at night Purva. You can view the best answers after clicking the question links. Thanks.

  • Harmayani

    Click Noticeboard tab.. You will find Mains Guidance Program.. Plan is in link!

  • Purva srivastava

    sir, i could not find best answers for any question as you have mentioned to provide every day…and i want to know that what will be the syllabus of this week sunday test… (static portion)….

    regards,

  • Ghouse Da!!!

    Where can i get mains marathan plan!!!
    Plz help me

  • The Arrow

    utilize the next 3 months to complete your optional and half of your mains syllabus, put schedule and work accordingly, review your preparation every week, at least write 30 answers per week and get reviewed, optional will be the key, so give more importance to that, spend at least 90 to 120 minutes for optional daily. All the best for your preparation!

  • heisenberg pink

    Hello guys u said MGP question will be posted on weekends, But where is schedule ? Can you post it?

  • Meera

    feedback of answers>> Extremely nice step. Waiting eagerly.

  • Harmayani

    studying..left work!

  • The Arrow

    Are you working or studying?

  • kapil

    Don’t see any questions for Mains Marathon 2017 ??

  • ForumIAS

    Thanks.

  • AS

    i am so thankful to you ppl….the plan is perfect for me 🙂

  • Dhanu_2017

    Haha I too know that just to be in momentum

  • Vencedora

    any feedback regarding MGP 2017 from previous batch? Confused between vision and forumIAS?

  • Harmayani

    I was thinking that what could be plan like… as it is all based on current affairs so how could be given in advance.. maybe they are checking pattern of this year’s paper and will frame plan accordingly.. they will upload as they have said.. dnt wry.. #personalopinion

  • Dhanu_2017

    What happened to plan guys*

  • thebatman_returns

    @forumias-7f07ca326ce76cdde680e4b3d568bce8:disqus sir, where is the Plan? I want to update it with my schedule…

  • Silver_star

    Is the plan updated?
    Unable to find it..

  • Mohit Upadhyay

    thank you forumias…one request is it possible for daily question to be divided between gs 1,2,3,4 (taking one question from each gs paper or giving entirely a day specific for one gs paper at a time..???if possible please implement

  • Try one more time!

    haha!! Wait and Watch :p

  • ForumIAS

    Thanks a lot!

  • maddy

    thank you……cant tell u what this means for aspirants who are not in delhi nd face answer writing issues..will try our best to pay u back for all hardwork..thanks 🙂

  • Dhanu_2017

    Action speaks

  • ForumIAS

    🙂

  • Dhanu_2017

    Plan activated ??

  • Dhanu_2017

    Hi hold on go aside all the notebooks belongs to us

  • Dhanu_2017

    Iam new to this forum when iam going through all sites and going through this details n all my mind said iam on the right platform tnxs forum just rock and help pople like me to be there as OT in 2018

  • listener

    my pleasure :):)

  • ForumIAS

    Thanks.

  • listener

    thanx sir…grest work..i have seen marathon 2016 question…quality and quantity both are perfect

  • theonlylion

    lets begin…thnks forum ias

  • undying_spirit

    Will surely participate.

    A brief guidance write up on essay and answer writing for beginners will help along with how to balance Prelims Test Series, Mains Marathon Static and Dynamic portions and Optional.

    Maybe @Neyawn and @forumias-7f07ca326ce76cdde680e4b3d568bce8:disqus can help here.

    Thanks a lot for this 🙂

  • CreatingRevolution

    @forumias-7f07ca326ce76cdde680e4b3d568bce8:disqus I have never seen such an amazing plan!! 🙂 🙂 Thanks alot!
    #MayThisMotivationRemain 🙂

  • Captain America

    Its ok.. 🙂

  • Chhur Bura

    thanks again 🙂

  • Captain America

    yeah, that’s the email.. Just compose an email stating your queries & send.. It may take some time but he would reply, he always does.. 🙂

  • Chhur Bura

    ok…last
    ravi@forumias.com is this e-mail,how do i contact him,is it through e-mail or some other source

  • Captain America

    Naah !! its ok.. 😀

  • Chhur Bura

    Okhay…Thanks for the reply,i must have burden u a lot

  • Captain America

    In that case drop an email, they would surely reply you.. 🙂
    That was the only contact number I had..

  • Chhur Bura

    Can’t contact the no. u given me…please help once more
    Any alternate no’s

  • Captain America

    🙂

  • kapil

    Countdown Begins 2017. Very nice initiative. will stick to this plan and prepare along ForumIAS plan. Thanks Neywan and team

  • Thnku forumias team:)

  • ForumIAS

    🙂

  • Try one more time!

    Shall I type my address here itself bcoz all the notebook belongs to me :p Thanks ForumIas for this wonderful initiative

  • flowerpot

    do we have to follow every source that has been mentioned??

  • Chhur Bura

    ok…thanks for the info

  • Undercover@gent

    Yooo ForumIAS 🙂 Keep rocking … Now Questions turn and our turn to Rock n Roll with you 😉

  • Captain America

    Mention not.. 🙂 I think joining 2-3 is not going to help as the study plan & test schedule differs. So unless you are a senior player & just brushing your KB its not going to work. As the schedule gets difficult to manage along with optional & CA. Stick to one TS & be regular. ATB.

  • Chhur Bura

    Many Thanks ..
    by the way any clue about Insight?
    Is it a god idea to join both

  • Anki

    Awsuem plan … plan itself is giving alot of confidence …. ☺☺thankiu forumias

  • Captain America

    Write a mail- ravi@forumias.com or call Shantanu at +91-8800631116.

  • Nomadic Mind At work

    thank you ForumIas…!!
    looking forward to contribute.
    Really helpful and good plan for the long run.
    weekly prizes cherry on the icing 🙂

  • Albatross

    Thankyou forum 🙂

  • Chhur Bura

    How do i contact forumias?? I browse the site but can’t fine the phone number,i have little problem in transfer of fund, so could you please tell me where to contact

  • Arnavi Devnath

    How to manage all these
    1. My optional
    2. MGP
    3. MArathon
    4. Prelims test series

  • IGNITION

    Thank you so much Forum IAS

  • dark matter

    thanks forumias for this initiative. 🙂

  • Subhajeet Chakraborti

    Thanks a lot Forum IAS.
    Please answer my query on if it will be possible to keep a slot for MGP17 as I will be unable to join before 3-4 days. 🙁

  • Luftmensch

    tomorrow…

  • Saurabh Pandhe

    When is the Mains marathon starting?? Today???

  • Yamuna

    Awesome plan👏👏👏 Great work👍👍👍@fotumias team….⏰⏰⏰ stuck up with SPSC preparation📚📚..will try to answer all questions dailyyy🖋📰📃📑

  • Luftmensch

    Thanks a lot ForumIAS…i have a query…Will you be conducting a new batch of MGP, ie the paid program after the prelims 2017? Please reply

  • ForumIAS

    🙂 🙂

  • ForumIAS

    Thanks.

  • Aspirant VR

    You know what’s the best about this plan? Its just 4 questions per day AND weekly or may be daily SYNOPSIS..That’s what majority of people want..A model answer to compare with..what’s the point in getting it as a junk one and a half months later?? and sometimes not even that..anyways All the best for the venture..Hope it will promote many of us from the aspirant level to the final rank list.

  • drkatty

    Overall good for both dynamic and static parts.
    Weekly prizes sounds exciting!
    Thanks for providing MGP questions free of cost.

  • Indefatigable Das

    Get ready for the best show !!!!

  • karthik

    thank you so much forum ias. hope you send booklet every week to me………………………….:):)

  • ForumIAS

    Thanks.

  • ForumIAS

    🙂

  • Captain America

    Yay !! 🙂 🙂
    Best thing I read in the morning.. Thanks, you made my day.. 🙂

  • thebatman_returns

    Finally wait over…This is the Best plan I have ever seen to cover whole syllabus (360′)…Thank you @ForumIAS and @Neywan…