ISBN 9789351763284,IAS Mains General Studies - Ethics Integrity & Aptitude (Paper 4)

IAS Mains General Studies - Ethics Integrity & Aptitude (Paper 4)



Arihant Publication

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789351763284

ISBN-10 9351763285


Number of Pages 350 Pages
Language (English)


The UPSC with an aim to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory conducts the IAS mains examinations. In 2013, major changes in the syllabus of general studies for civil services mains examinations were introduces by UPSC and as per the new syllabus the entire GS has been divided into four papers. Following the new pattern, exceptional and first of its kind books for all four general studies papers are being introduced by Arihant. These books consist of in-depth coverage of all the topics in the syllabus at one place with conceptual clarity to fulfil the needs and demands of the aspirants.

The present book for general studies paper 4, ethics, integrity and aptitude incorporates the detailed explanation of all issues related to ethics and integrity with special emphasis on case studies synthesising all topics at one place. Ethics and human interface-essence, determinants and consequences of ethics in human actions, dimensions of ethics, ethics in private and public relationships and human values-lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators, role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values have been covered in detail. To understand the application-based nature of the paper, the book serves the purpose well as it is difficult to attempt this paper without developing a clear understanding of the ethical issues that a public servant often confronts while in service. The book also looks into the coverage of moral philosophy through various philosophers of India and the World helping the aspirants develop a clear understanding of the ethical issues that a public servant often confronts while in service. The various aspects of attitude i. e. content, structure, function, its influence and relation with thought and behaviour, moral and political attitudes, social influence and persuasion have also been looked into in this book. Public / civil service values and ethics in public administration have also been covered in the book. Designed with a special exam-oriented structure in accordance with the UPSC syllabus, the book contains contemporary examples which have been discussed with theoretical examples. Also section wise practise questions and model papers based on the UPSC pattern have been provided in the book.

With in-depth coverage of the various aspects of ethics, integrity and aptitude, this book for general studies paper 4 will prove to be an impeccable resource for the upcoming IAS mains general studies paper 4.

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