UPSC IAS Mains Exam GS Paper-IV Ethics Integrity and Aptitude Complete Study Notes

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UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam: General Studies Paper-IV

Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude:

  1. Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance
  2. Probity in Governance
  3. Probity in Governance: Right to Information
  4. Probity in Governance: Philosophical Basis of Governance and Probity
  5. Information sharing and transparency in government
  6. Concept of public service
  7. Codes of Conduct
  8. Challenges of corruption
  9. Citizen's Charters
  10. Utilization of public funds
  11. Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions
  12. Ethics in private and public relationships
  13. Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour
  14. Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world
  15. Accountability and ethical governance
  16. Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections.
  17. Strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance
  18. Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions
  19. Corporate governance
  20. Dimensions of ethics
  21. Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems
  22. Laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance
  23. Moral and political attitudes
  24. Human Values: role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values
  25. Social influence and persuasion
  26. Codes of Ethics
  27. Ethical Issues in International Relations and Funding