Ethics paper (GS-IV) is perhaps the most enthralling yet misunderstood part of the UPSC syllabus. The Majority of the aspirants have the impression of having ethics paper within their reach. Therefore, their approach towards this paper is uncaring. A generic term like honesty, integrity and governance gives them the impression that they can nail this paper without much preparation.
The fact of the matter is that the examiners are quality starved and they will not accept any generic low quality content in the answer. Keeping that in the view this book has been compiled to capture the kernel of the ethics paper. Each component in this book has been compiled to provide quality content to the aspirants in the most concise way possible.
This book comprises of three essential parts: Theory, Mind-Maps and Case Studies. Having command over these three crucial components is inevitable for scoring maximum marks by the aspirant. There are no short cuts to crack the exam especially without having a clear understanding of the subject matter and its practical applications. However, smart work can enhance the efforts put by an aspirant into cracking the UPSC exam.
Our effort has been to compile this book in such an agile way that the aspirant can prepare the Ethics paper in a matter of days. This stands true for both the new aspirants and the ones going to appear in the mains exam.
This complete ethics guide will not only clarify each concept but will also help you to maximize your performance by going through minds-maps of each unit. The mind-maps will reduce your preparation time drastically without compromising on the quality of the content. The case studies will sharpen your skill of formulating an answer.
While preparing for the UPSC exam the candidates are constantly racing with the time and the herculean syllabus. Smart work is necessary to help you win this race with flying colours. This book has been put together to address this very need of the candidates.
Moreover, myriad sources were rigorously consulted to compile this concise book. Each component has been covered in the best possible manner.
Ethics and Human Interface: Introduction, Determinants and Consequences of Ethics in – Human Actions; Dimensions of Ethics; Ethics – in Private and Public Relationships. Human Values – Lessons from the Lives and Teachings of Great Leaders, Reformers and Administrators; Role of Family Society and Educational Institutions in Inculcating Values.
Attitude: introduction/Content, Structure, Function; its Influence and Relation with Thought and Behaviour; Moral and Political Attitudes; Social Influence and Persuasion.
Aptitude and Foundational Values for Civil Service, Integrity, Impartiality and Non-partisanship, Objectivity, Dedication to Public Service, Empathy, Tolerance and Compassion towards the weaker-sections.
Emotional Intelligence-Concepts, and their Utilities and Application in Administration and Governance
Personalities: Contributions of Moral Thinkers and Philosophers from India and World
Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration: Status and Problems; Ethical Concerns and Dilemmas in Government and Private Institutions; Laws, Rules, Regulations and Conscience as Sources of Ethical Guidance; Accountability and Ethical Governance; Strengthening of Ethical and Moral Values in Governance; Ethical Issues in International Relations and Funding; Corporate Governance.
Probity in Governance: Concept of Public Service; Philosophical Basis of Governance and Probity; Information Sharing and Transparency in Government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work Culture, Quality of Service Delivery, Utilization of Public Funds, Challenges of Corruption.
Mind maps of unit 1
Mind maps of unit 2
Mind maps of unit 3
Mind maps of unit 4
Mind maps of unit 5
Mind maps of unit 6
Mind maps of unit 7
How to Answer Ethics Paper
Solved Case studies from previous year question papers (2016-2019)
40 Practice Questions
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