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Overview: Ethics, Integrity And Aptitude (For UPSC CSE)
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Through this lesson, Awdhesh Singh talks about what is tested in this paper. Not just this, he also talks about difference in opinion, availability bias, experience deficit, how you can score better, and the objectives of the course.

Awdhesh Singh is teaching live on Unacademy Plus

Awdhesh Singh
Director,, An E-learning platform for Civil Services, Schools, GST etc., IITian, Former IRS Officer CSE-1989 rank 272

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3 years ago
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a year ago
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a year ago
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  2. ABOUT ME . B Tech (IT-BHU Varanasi) MTech (IITDelhi) . PhD IIITM-Gwalior Cleared CSE-1989 and joined IRS (C&CE) in 1991 Took voluntary retirement in October 2016 Authored two bestselling books - Practising Spiritual Intelligence - The Secret Red Book of Leadership Follow Me @ - -

  3. GENERAL STUDIES IV ETHICS, INTEGRITY AND APTITUDE What is tested in paper . Your attitude and approach relating to integrity and probity in public life . Your problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts in dealing with society.

  4. CONSTITUTION OF PAPER . Section I (I20-125 marks) - Meaning of Terms - Meaning of Quotations - Discussions - Debates . Section Il: Case Studies (125-130 marks) Total Marks 250

  5. COMMON MYTHS ABOUT ETHICS PAPER . There is nothing right and wrong in Ethics You can answer the questions with commonsense . You can impress the examiner with idealistic answers

  6. ( 150 ) Two different kinds of attitudes exhibited by public servants towards their work have been identified as the bureaucratic attitude and the democratic attitude. (a) Distinguish between these two terms and write their merits and demerits. (b) Is it possible to balance the two to create a better administration for the faster development of our country? (150 words) 10


  8. 2: AVAILABILITY BIAS We form our opinion based on the incorrect knowledge available to us through various sources We are heavily biased due to half-truths depicted in - Movies - Electronic Media Social Media - Fiction - Gossiping - Personal Experience

  9. 3. EXPERIENCE DEFICIT Most candidates don't have any experience of government service Their opinion is formed on the basis of emotion rather than facts They know only the half-truth and not the reality of public administration

  10. HOW CAN YOU SCORE BETTER? . Understand the fundamentals of ethics, morality and public service .Understand the reality as it is rather than what it should be Write answers from the perspective of examiner Avoid unrealistic idealism Suggest practical solutions to the real life problems . Use Imagination to write creative answers