[Download] UPSC Mains-GS4: Topicwise ALL Case Studies & Questions from 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 papers of Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude

Trend Analysis of GS4 Ethics Paper 2016 Themes in UPSC case studies [Block#1] Basic, Thinkers, EQ Ethics- Basic Theory Emotional intelligence & Allied Topics Thinkers and Reformers [Block#2] Surroundings Attitude Family, Society Social influence [Block#3] Job Sarkaari Job Values Work Culture @Office Compassion [...]

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[Polity] 2nd ARC Ethics and Corruption (4th Report): Election Reforms, State Funding of Elections

What is Ethics? What is Rule of Law? Two Viewpoints in Fighting Corruption 3 Factors behind Corruption in India Politics and Ethics Election =Mother of corruption Criminalization of politics Election reforms already in process Election Funding Three Patterns of State Funding of Elections [...]

[Decision Making] What answer did UPSC like for CSAT 2011? non-evasive, non-pliant, upright

Important: CSAT 2012 official answerkeys have been uploaded on Prologue Decisions Decisions Bad answers Good answers CSAt 2011: Decision Making Qs Boss did not inform you about meeting Local thug Can’t finish project Earthquake corruption Boat hire blackmail Vaccine for Gram Pradhan Homeless [...]

[Decision Making] Official Answers for CSAT 2012’s Decision Making Questions

Subordinate’s report Batchmate Project review Sports chairman Project Deadline Water supply Bribe Bad answer Good answer In the previous article, we saw the Decision Making questions asked in 2011’s paper. click me Now let’s check the 2012’s questions- with the official answer key for CSAT [...]

[Ethics] UPSC uploads sample questions for General Studies (GS) Mains Paper 4 (Ethics, Integrity AND Aptitude)

Prologue Three Questions on Theory/Definition/Essay 1. Ethical human conduct 2. Definitions 3. Inspiration Three Case studies Case study#1: sexual harassment Case Study#2: Cheater friend Case Study#3: Bogus Sarkari hospital Prologue Finally, UPSC has uploaded a sample paper for GS4 (Ethics) for mains exam: They gave total [...]

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[Ethics] Samples questions based on ethics courses of San Diego and Texas University

Few weeks back, UPSC had uploaded Ethics case study sample questions for the GS paper IV click me. Continuing on that line, here are some more sample questions on “ethics”. Although this article itself is full of not-so-ethical-behavior, because I haven’t designed most of these [...]

[Ethics] Sample Questions, Case studies for UPSC General studies paper 4 based on Donald Menzel’s book

Prologue Essay-ish / Abstract Questions Ethics Case Studies / Role playing Questions Disobeying an informal order Returning unspent money Misleading for good purpose Private matter of Public employee? Political neutrality Political neutrality Part.2 Salary hike vs Team spirit Holding Charity Auctions in the [...]

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[GS2] Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG), Sevottam Framework, E-Office

Prologue Functions of department Administrative Reforms Sevottam Service Delivery National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) E-Office CPGRAM: Online Redressal Governance Knowledge Centre National E-Governance Conference Record Retention Schedule (RTI) Misc. Functions of DARPG e-Sugam Aarogyam Awards/conferences United Nations Public Service Awards #1: Mass Contact Programme [...]

[GS2] Department of Personnel & Training, Vigilance: functions, United Nations Convention against Corruption, fodder points for GS4

Prologue Functions of Pension department Pensioners’ Portal Functions of DoPT Recruitment /Appointment boards Recruiting agency vs Personnel agency Reservation in recruitment Training Administrative Vigilance UNCAC Integrity Pact Stability of Tenure Commercial Employment RTI related work Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) BOARD OF ARBITRATION (BOA) [...]

[Ethics] Conduct rules: Meaning, implication, examples, misconduct vs.crime and case studies

Prologue Conduct rules Difference: Court vs Departmental Proceedings Conduct rules: Examples #1: Conduct Rules4 Office Life #2: Conduct Rules4 Public Life #3: Conduct rules4 Financial Life #4: Conduct Rules4 Personal life Cases studies Seeking written order when unnecessary Disobeying written order where necessary [...]

[Ethics] Complaints: sources, types, actions, case studies

Prologue Sources of Complaint From Anonymous/ pseudonymous From Whistleblowers Oral Complaints From Civil Society From Media Reports Classifying the complaint types #1: Vigilance Angle #2: Administrative Angle #3: Criminal Angle Case studies Prologue In the previous article we checked conduct rules: meaning, examples, case [...]

[Ethics] Enquries: Preliminary, Discreet, Regular; Prevention of Corruption Act features, Investigation & case studies

Prologue Preliminary Enquiry What is a preliminary enquiry? No protection to Accused Cautions Resignation during Prelim Enquiry Bogus Complaints Discreet Enquiry Discreet Enquiry of All India Services Members(AIS) Regular Enquiry Surprise checks Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA), 1988 Special judges Who can investigate? [...]