Ethics Integrity and Aptitude

The exam pattern of GS IV  Ethics Integrity and Aptitude in UPSC Mains Examination is quite different from the other GS papers. The paper requires a unique preparation strategy. Unlike all the other GS Papers with 20 questions each, GS Paper IV has only 14 questions.

Now coming to the point, unlike other subjects’ material, there are some limited sources in the market for Ethics GS Paper IV. But even these limited sources also make students confused, so we should know what is good for us in that limited source too.

Thus, preparation of Ethics in UPSC MAINS Examination is a daunting task, as this is a little offbeat subject in comparison to the other three General Studies papers.

Paper IV concentrates equally on theory and case studies, so, one should make sure that they are balancing practice of both types of questions. Here we will see, which are some good books for preparing Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude.

According to my experience, my personal favorite is EDEN IAS Ethics 4 set books written by Tirthankar Roychowdhary Sir. Books are: | Ethics Integrity and Aptitude

  1. Theoretical Framework on Ethics:

It consists all the possible relevant matters of standard books. Subbarao’s book and Lexicon book can be substituted with Roychowdhary Sir’s this book.

  1. 70 Thinkers and Thoughts of Ethics:

It consists, the national and international thinkers with their thoughts. These thoughts can be used in answer writing.

  1. Case Studies Practice Workbook on Ethics:

It is compilation of 100 case studies. This is basically a practice book of case studies.

  1. A to Z- Ethics Glossary (Terminology):

It covers all the terminologies of Ethics syllabus for a quick revision.

If one wants to refer other books then they can refer anyone of the following

A). Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude:  G Subba Rao & P N Roy Chowdhury

This book consists many case studies and this book is very useful book for beginners of UPSE CSE Examination. It has been written by two retired IAS officers.

B). Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude: Niraj Kumar

By far it is considered as one of the best books for ethics in UPSC CSE Examination. This book is the best book for knowing the tips and strategies for solving case studies in GS Paper IV. This book consists not only tips but also the definition and explanation related to Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude.

C). Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude: Santosh Ajmera and Nanda Kishore Reddy

It gives a detailed account of various theories of ethics and it also gives a glimpse into the moral and ethical dilemmas faced by administrators in their professional lives.

D). Ethics in Governance: Innovations, Issues, and Instrumentalities by Ramesh K Arora

This given book analyses the reasons behind corruption in public systems. This book also talks about the importance of ethics and integrity in the system and it also discusses the need to design such a system to implement sound government practices. This book also consists the Second ARC report on Ethics in Governance

  1. E) ARC Reports

This report is very important for the Ethics answer writing. Before going into UPSC Mains Examination one should at least go through the summary of this report. | Ethics Integrity and Aptitude

The Second ARC Report on ‘Ethics in Governance’ recommends the following values in civil services: integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections. Such information’s are very helpful in answer writing.

EDEN IAS is one such Best UPSC Coaching in Delhi  where you can get it all. The coaching provides the best lectures for General Studies and Optional subjects. The classes are well arranged and the preparation strategy is very clear and the class crowd is very limited. Only 70 students are accommodated in every class section and they run approximately 10 such batches every year.


Note: EDEN IAS books need to be complemented with 2nd ARC reports only.

Hope the given suggestions will come in your rescue. Keep Hustling Keep Growing 😊

Good Luck….!!

Is Online Coaching is better than Offline coaching for UPSC CSE?

If you are a serious UPSC aspirant, Online or Offline hardly matters to you. There are some aspirants who say that they do not like online classes as they don’t feel the discipline as they feel during their offline classes.

But if you take the real scenario, you would find that you are fortunate enough to find yourself in a mindset where you can think about your career plan, there are many families who have lost their loved ones during the covid. We all know this disease can reach anybody and can ruin any plan, so the best way to stick to your plan is by developing the self-discipline and starting with the online classes.

Now coming to the benefits of online classes – | Ethics Integrity and Aptitude

  1. You get a chance to revise your classes – Whenever you attend an offline class there is no chance of getting the class for doubt clearing or even for a revision before the exam. In online mode you can re watch any video as per your convenience and at least for two times (most of the coaching they give this leverage).
  2. You can take Notes in your own convenient way – It becomes easy for you to take notes in a very flexible way when you take an online class. The notes making has a huge importance during the UPSC preparation, as these notes are going to help you for revision before the exam.
  3. The online classes are easy going and you can take a short break between the classes as well that helps you to develop a good efficiency.
  4. Health is Wealth – You can keep yourself during this harsh period of time from covid.
  5. You can take regular doubt counter with the mentors and work on your improvement through regular answer writing and test series.

All what you need is a good and friendly user interface and a supportive coaching for the preparation. EDEN IAS is one most supportive coaching helped many of the aspirants during the covid times.

They have a good support team, which calls you to take an idea of preparation and also connects you with the teachers. They also take care of your regular discipline whether you are attempting all your test series on time or not. The ranking system helps to develop the competitive niche with other students.

EDEN IAS is very famous for its foundation batch and also helps many aspirants, for test series, daily based answer writing, ethics case studies which are very interactive with Tirthankar Roychowdhary Sir. You can check the quality of their online lectures on the EDEN IAS YouTube channel.







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