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Foundational Values

Foundational values for Civil ServicePrevious year questions State the three basic values, universal in nature, in the context of civil services and bring out their importance. (2018) Examine the relevance

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligencePrevious year questions How will you apply emotional intelligence in administrative practices? (2017) What is ’emotional intelligence’ and how can it be developed in people? How does it help

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Ethics in PubAd

Table of contents Status and problems Ethical concerns and dilemmas Laws, rules, regulations Accountability and ethical governance Strengthening ethical values in governance Ethics & international relations Corporate governance Status and

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Probity in Governance

Table of contents Probity & Concept of public service Right to Information Codes of Ethics and Conduct Work culture Utilization of public funds + Citizen’s Charters & Quality of service

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Case Study: Truth vs Loyalty

Case Studies on above issues Truth vs. loyalty which pits personal honesty and integrity against promise-keeping and obligations to others Previous year questions You are working as an Executive Engineer

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Case Study: Long term impact

Short-term vs. long-term Which pits the real concerns of the present weighed against investment for the future.   Previous year questions  A private company is known for its efficiency, transparency

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Case Study: Justice vs Mercy

Justice vs. mercy Which pits the fair and equal application of rules for everyone against compassion for the individual and the merits of a particular situation or case.   Previous

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Case study: Honesty vs Effy (or profit)

Previous year questions  As a senior officer in the Ministry, you have access to important policy decisions and upcoming big announcements such as road constructions projects before they are notified

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Case Study: Changing Attitude and Reforms

Previous year questions  It is a State where prohibition is in force. You are recently appointed as the Superintendent of Police of a district notorious for illicit distillation of liquor.

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Case Study: Distress sharing + Law vs Ethics

Previous year questions Dr X is a leading medical practitioner in a city. He has set up a charitable trust through which he plans to establish a super-speciality hospital in

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Case Study: Consequences

Previous year questions You are aspiring to become an IAS officer and you have cleared various stages and now you have been selected for the personal interview. On the day

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Indian Economy

Table of contents Finance Trade Black Money Planning and Economic Policies Employment Inclusive growth FinancePrevious year questions Among several factors for India’s potential growth, savings rate is the most effective

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Government Budgeting

Government BudgetingPrevious year questions Comment on the important changes introduced in respect of the Long term Capital Gains Tax (LCGT) and Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) in the Union Budget for

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Agro economy

Table of contents Cropping Pattern Irrigation Agri-Marketing Agri-Tech Agri-Finance Land reforms   Cropping PatternPrevious year questions How has the emphasis on certain crops brought about changes in cropping patterns in

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Food security

Table of contents Food security and PDS Subsidies Animal rearing Food processing Food Security and PDSPrevious year questions Assess the role of National Horticulture Mission (NHM) in boosting the production,

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Industrial Policy

Table of contents Liberalization (FDI) Industrial Policy Supply Chain Management Liberalization (FDI)Previous year questions Justify the need for FDI for the development of the Indian economy. Why there is gap

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Infrastructure and Investment

Table of contents Energy Roads/Waterways/Ports Railways & Airlines Investment models EnergyPrevious year questions With growing energy needs should India keep on expanding its nuclear energy programme? Discuss the facts and

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Science and technology

Table of contents Innovation Indians in S&T & Indigenization New technology & general awareness   InnovationPrevious year questions What do you understand by the term “Innovation”? Discuss the need for

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IT-BT and Space

Table of contents Information Technology & Telecom Space sector Robotics and Drone Medicines Bio-technology IT & TelecomPrevious year questions What is digital signature? What does its authentication mean? Giver various

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Intellectual Property

Intellectual property rightsPrevious year questions India’s Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) which has a database containing formatted information on more than 2 million medicinal formulations is proving a powerful weapon

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