Category : GS Paper 4

Dimensions of Ethics

Table of contents Essence and consequences of Ethics Dimensions of ethics Lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators Role of family, society and educational institutions

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Attitude and Aptitude

Table of contents Aptitude Attitude: Structure & Function Social influence and persuasion AptitudeRAG Topics   Red Amber Green   IQ Definition of skill   Talent   Aptitude vs Attitude Quick

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Foundational Values

Foundational values for Civil Service Previous year questions How do the virtues of trustworthiness and fortitude get manifested in public service? Explain with examples (150 words) (2015) “Integrity without knowledge

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence Previous year questions What is ’emotional intelligence’ and how can it be developed in people? How does it help an individual in taking ethical decisions? (2013) RAG Topics

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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 Citizen’s Charters & Quality of service delivery Utilization of public funds

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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

Previous year questions One of the scientists working in the R&D laboratory of a major pharmaceutical company discovers that one of the company’s bestselling veterinary drugs has the potential to

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Case Study: Changing Attitude

Previous year questions You are recently posted as district development officer of a district. Shortly thereafter you found that there is considerable tension in the rural areas of your district

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Case Study: Distress sharing

Previous year questions There is a disaster prone state having frequent landslides, forest fires, cloudbursts, flash floods and earthquakes, etc. Some of these are seasonal and often unpredictable. The magnitude

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Case Study: Consequences

Previous year questions Suppose you are the CEO of a company that manufactures specialized electronic equipment used by a government department. You have submitted your bid for the supply of

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