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IMPORTANTTERMSANDTHEIRDEFINITIONSETHICSRELATED
HowtoprepareGS1(i.e,PaperII)
HowtoprepareGS2(i.e,PaperIII)
HowtoprepareGS3(i.ePaperIV)
UPSChasbroughtchangestotheCivilServicesMainsexaminationinboththepatternandthesyllabus.Weknow
thatnowthereare4GeneralStudiesPapersapartfromoneEssayandOptionalpapereach.Ofthese,newpaper
onEthicsAptitudeandIntegrityhasbeenaheadacheformanyaspirantsasqualitysourceiselusiveevennow
whentheexamisnearing.
ThisarticlediscussespreparationstrategyforGeneralStudies4(i.ePaperIVEthicsAptitudeandIntegrity)
Beforeyoustartreadingfurther,pleaserememberthefollowingimportantmantragivenbytheAlmightyUPSC:
Thequestionsarelikelytotestthecandidatesbasicunderstandingofallrelevantissues,andabilitytoanalyze,
andtakeaviewonconflictingsocioeconomicgoals,objectivesanddemands.Thecandidatesmustgive
relevant,meaningfulandsuccinctanswers.
Thissentenceistheguidinglightforyourpreparation.Youdonthavetomasterthetopics,allyouneedisBASIC
UNDERSTANDINGandtheabilitytoanalyze.Basicunderstandingcomesfromreadingandrereading.Abilityto
analyzewhatyouhaveunderstoodfromreadingcomesfromWRITINGPRACTICE.
Thisarticlewastoughtowriteasitsnewandsourcesforthisarticleweredifficulttofind.
Sourcesforthisarticlearediverse.BookspublishedbyOxford,Cambridgeuniversitypresses,Springer,Sage
publicationshavebeenreferred.BritannicaencyclopediaandIGNOUmaterialswereofimmensehelptoo.
ManyPDFsareofadvancednature.YoudonthavetoreadallthePDFsintoto.Readfirstfewparagraphsto
understandtheessence.RemembertheaboveUPSCmantra.
Questionpaperwillhavequestionsontheoryandcasestudies.
Casestudieswillbecoveredeverydayasanarticlewhereyoucanwriteanswersandgetcommentsfromfellow
aspirants.
Ihavegivenonlylinkstosources.Iamnoauthoritytoexplainthetopics.

STRATEGY
EthicsandHumanInterface

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Letsstartwithbasics:
EthicsAVeryBasicIntroductionBBCGuidetoEthics
IntroductiontoEthics
Essence,determinantsandConsequencesofEthicsinhumanactions
WhatisEthics?CambridgeUniversity
SourceAuthenticandGoodone(readthiscompletelytogetconceptualclarity)
Dimensionsofethics
ReadChaptersOneandTwofromthisbook
Ethicsinprivateandpublicrelationships.
EthicsinprivaterelationshipsReadchapter3inthelink.ItsinGoogleBooksandthechapterhasallpages.Itis
verygoodwithlotsofcasestudies.IfanyITguycanextractpagesandcovertthemtoPDF,pleasesendmea
copy.
EthicsinPrivateRelationshipGoodone
EthicsinPublicRelations
HumanValues
HumanvaluesIGNOUMaterial
Lessonsfromthelivesandteachingsofgreatleaders,reformersandadministrators
Youcanreadaboutthemfromschoolbooksorfromwebsite.Willprovidealistlater.
Roleoffamily,societyandeducationalinstitutionsininculcatingvalues.
ChapterTenofthisbook.GoogleBooksValueEducation.

Attitude

StructureandFunction
Source1VeryBasic
Source2Structure
source3Functions
Source4ComplexandSpecialized(ifyoucanunderstand!Pageno.38,39)
Itsinfluenceandrelationwiththoughtandbehaviour
Source1AttitudeandBehaviour
Source2Values,AttitudesandBehaviour
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Source3VeryAdvanced
Moralandpoliticalattitudes
Source1PoliticalAttitudes
Source2MoralAttitudes
SocialinfluenceandPersuasion
Source1SimpleandStraighttothepoint.Goodone.
Source2VeryAdvanced
RelatedArticle
AttitudeforGoodGovernanceReadSectionTwoinAttitudeforgoodgovernanceandmotivation.

AptitudeandfoundationalvaluesforCivilService

Integrity
CriticalLookatIntegrity
IntegrityandTransparencycriticalarticle
Impartialityandnonpartisanship,objectivity,dedicationtopublicservice,empathy,toleranceand
compassiontowardstheweakersections.
TheseareactuallycivilservicevaluesrecommendedbythesecondARCinitsreport(10thReport,Chapter16)

Emotionalintelligence

Concept
Source1VeryBasicExcellentone.
Source2Conceptualclarity
Theirutilitiesandapplicationinadministrationandgovernance
EmotionalIntelligenceandPublicLeadership
EmotionalIntelligenceinBureaucracies

ContributionsofmoralthinkersandphilosophersfromIndiaandworld.

EthicsinthehistoryofIndianPhilosophy
EthicsinContemporaryIndianPhilosophy
Ethicsinthehistoryofwesternphilosophy
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EthicsinMedievalWesternPhilosophy
EthicsinGreekPhilosophy

Public/CivilservicevaluesandEthicsinPublicadministration:

Statusandproblems
PublicServiceValuesStatus
ProfessionalismandEthicsinPublicServiceUNDocument.ReadonlyChapterOneandConclusion.Problems
andIssuesaboutPublicservicevaluesisgiveninit.
Ethicalconcernsanddilemmasingovernmentandprivateinstitutions
EthicalConcernsinPublicAdministration
EthicalDilemmaInthis,readonlyChapterOne.Itiswritteninforeigncontextbutitsapplicabilityisuniversal.
EthicsinPublicAdministrationDontneglectthisdocumentbecauseitswrittenbyaresearchscholar.Itissimple
andlucid.
Laws,rules,regulationsandconscienceassourcesofethicalguidance
Didntgetanycrediblesource.IwillpostitwhenIgetone.
Accountabilityandethicalgovernance
EthicalGovernanceintwentyfirstcenturyThisisculledfromacostlyandanauthenticbook.Readitto
understandtheimportanceofethicsingovernance.
EthicsAselementofGoodGovernance
EthicsandGovernanceTNChaturvedi(hewasCAGandGovernorofKarnataka)Hisreflectionsareinsightful.
Strengtheningofethicalandmoralvaluesingovernance
AbovePDFsreflectonthistopictoo.
Ethicalissuesininternationalrelationsandfunding
EthicsinInternationalRelationsTakenfromareputedbookandisaprimarysourceonthetopic.
EthicsinInternationalRelationsThisisinrelationtocorporateresponsibility.Itcoverssomeaspectsofethical
issuesinfundingmentionedinthesyllabus.
Corporategovernance
CorporateGovernanceReaditasitcontainsmanynewfactsandideas.(notsogood,though)
CorporateGovernanceAnEthicalPerspectiveItiscriticalarticle,aresearchpaper.
NewsReportEconomicTimes
PPTPresentationIITBombay
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ProbityinGovernance

Thispartofthesyllabusiscompletelycoveredinthefollowingbook.ItiswrittenbytworetiredIASofficersofGujarat
cadre.Allthetopicsofthispartofthesyllabusandothertopicsofimportancearecoveredinthisbook.
Ethics,IntegrityandAptitudeforCivilServicesMainExamination(Paper5)
IamgivingbelowPDFstosometopicstakenfromsomeUNsites,booksandministrieswebsites.
ProbityinGovernance
ProbityinGovernanceExcellentoneItispublishedbyLawMinistryandcontainsmanyconcepts.
WhatisProbityinGovernancePrivatecontext
Conceptofpublicservice
ProbityinGovernanceExcellentoneitdefineswhatspublicservice.
Philosophicalbasisofgovernanceandprobity
InformationsharingandtransparencyingovernmentRighttoInformation
ArticlesonRTIfromTheHindu,EPWwillbeposted.
Theabovementionedbookhasachapteronthistopic.
CodesofEthics
CodesofEthicsOECD
CodesofethicsWorldBank
CodesofConduct
Refertheabovementionedbook.
CitizensCharters
CitizensChartesFAQs
CitizenCharterHandbook
Workculture
Qualityofservicedelivery
UtilizationofpublicfundsPlanningCommissionPDF
challengesofcorruption
Thisisbasicallyageneraltopic.IwillcompilearticlespublishedonthistopicinTheHindu(lastyeartherewere
manyarticlesonthistopic)andgivelinkssoon.
Source1

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Apartfromtheabovebook,thefollowingbookmightbeusefulasitiswrittenbyarenownedauthorRameshArora
(hisbooksonPublicAdministrationarewellreceived)
EthicsinGovernanceRameshKArora

ASMALLLECTUREagain!?!

Note:Youcanskipthisifyouarealreadybored!
Untilnowwesawwhatbookstoread.Nowthequestionishowtoremembermostofthethingswereadandhowto
translatethemintobetteranswers.
Acommonmistakemostoftheaspirantscommitisreadingsomanybooksforasingletopic.Thismistake
costsbothyourtimeandabilitytorememberthingsclearlyandconcisely.
Sticktoasinglesourceandreaditagainandagain.RememberTheSameSource.Avoidthetemptationof
doingResearchonatopic.
AlwaysRememberUPSCtestsBasicUnderstanding.Notmasteryoveratopic.
Makeshortnotesoneachtopic.ItiswhilemakingnotesthatreaderstendtodoRESEARCHandscout
varioussources.Sticktoonebookevenifyouarenot100%satisfiedwithit.
Rememberthatoldsaying?Jackofalltrades,masterofNONE.IfyoutrytodoResearch,mostprobably
yournamewontappearintheFinalList.Iguaranteeit.
ForPaperII(i.eGS1)beingthoroughwithCurrentEventsplaysacrucialroleinenablingyoutoacquire
analyticalskills.
VeryImportantPartInThePreparation
Writing.Writing.Writing.
Butwhat?OnemustpracticeanswerwritingtoPreviousyearquestions,ortakeaMockTest.Whatever,
beforeyouenterexaminationhall,youmusthavespentlotoftimeonanswerwriting.
MostImportantPartInThePreparation
Revision.Revision.ReRevision.
YoudothisandyouappearforthePersonalityTest.
IfyoudontRevisewhatyoureadallthesemonthsyouslightlymissthePersonalityTest,orYounarrowly
missappearingintheFinalList.
Well,tosumup.Togettheinterviewcallallyouneedtodois:Read,Rereadthesamesource,WriteandRevise.
Preparationforthispapercanbefinishedin20daysprovidedyouarefocusedanddetermined.
Ofcourse.Eatwell,SleepwellandKeepagoodhealth.Ifyougetarunningnoseonthedayoftheexam,2hours
outof3hoursgoesindrainingitanddryingit.
Feelfreetopointoutmistakes,improvementsandsuggestions.Youcanalsosharematerialifyouhaveanysothat
itbenefitsreaders.
Disclaimer:Thisarticleismeanttobeablueprintoraroadmapforyourpreparation.Itsnottheonestopsource
forcompletepreparationofthispaper.
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