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 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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