Our notes for General Studies paper 4 will include the extensive analysis on following topics

We have typically the synthesized the syllabus mentioned by UPSC for mains and prepared notes based on the previous years questioning pattern.

 

A. Ethics and Human Interface

1.Understanding Ethics and Related Concepts

  • Understanding Ethics
  • Human Behaviour
  • Beliefs
  • Values
  • Ethics and Morals
  • Ethics in Human Actions
  • Essence of Ethics
  • Properties of Ethics
  • Determinants of Ethics
  • Consequences of Ethics

2. Ethics in Different Contexts

  • Dimensions of Ethics
  • Other Dimensions
  • Ethics in Private Relationships
  • Ethics in Public Relationships
  • Conflict in Private and Public Ethics

3. Human Values

  • Human Values: Role of Family, Society and
  • Educational institutions
  • Values and Attitudes
  • Type of Values
  • Sources of Values
  • Lives and Teachings of Great Personalities
  • Contemporary Leadership in India and Abroad

Considerable number of case studies with explanations … Case studies will be provided for practice too.

 

 

B. Attitude and Behaviour

1. Attitude and Behaviour

  • Concept of Attitude
  • Components of Attitude
  • Cognitive Component
  • Affective Component
  • Behavioural Component
  • Structure of Attitude
  • Functions of Attitude
  • Influence of Attitude and its Relation with
  • Thought and Behaviour
  • Relation between Attitudes and Behaviour
  • When do Attitudes Guide Behaviour?
  • How do Attitudes Guide Behaviour?

2. Attitude Formation and Change

  • Attitude Formation
  • Implicit vs. Explicit Attitudes
  • Attitude Change
  • Cognitive Component
  • Affective Component
  • Behavioural Component

3. Attitude and Society

  • Social Cognition and Attributions
  • Social Cognition
  • Attributions
  • Social Influence and Persuasion
  • Social Influence
  • Persuasion

4. Moral and Political Attitudes

  • Moral Attitudes
  • Universalism
  • Moral Convictions as Experiences of Fact
  • Emotions
  • Implications
  • Political Attitudes
  • Understanding the Spectrum
  • Different Ideologies
  • Motivation

 

Considerable number of case studies with explanations … Case studies will be provided for practice too.

 

C. Aptitude and foundational values for civil services

1.Aptitude for Civil Services

  • Aptitude: Concept and importance
  • Aptitude and intelligence
  • Aptitude and Attitude
  • Interests and Aptitude
  • Aptitude Realization
  • Aptitude identification
  • Aptitude for Civil Services
  • Foundational Values for Civil Service
  • Importance of Values
  • Civil Services Values

2. Values for Civil Services

  • The Components of Thinking
  • Intellectual Standards
  • Development of intellectual Traits
  • Integrity
  • Integrity from individuals Perspective
  • Types of integrity in individuals Context
  • Integrity in Social Context
  • Professional Integrity
  • integrity in Civil Services
  • Integrity Testing
  • Integrity, Efficiency and Corruption
  • Impartiality
  • Non-Partisanship
  • Civil Services Neutrality
  • Objectivity in Civil Services
  • Objectivity in Complex Situations
  • Dedication to Public Service
  • Why Dedication is Important?
  • Empathy and Compassion towards the Weaker Sections
  • Tolerance towards the Weaker Sections

 

Considerable number of case studies with explanations … Case studies will be provided for practice too.

 

D. Emotional Intelligence

1. Understanding Emotional intelligence

  • Basic Concepts
  • Emotions
  • Types of Emotions
  • Purpose of Emotions
  • Emotional intelligence (EI or EQ)
  • Other Models of Emotional Intelligence
  • The Ability El Model
  • The Trait El Model
  • Emotional intelligence Quotient (EQ)
  • Measuring Emotional intelligence
  • Utility of Emotional intelligence

2. Developing Emotional Intelligence

  • Emotional Intelligence Development
  • Skills for Developing El
  • Other Technique of Emotional Quotient
  • Applications in Administration and Governance
  • Considerable number of case studies with explanations … Case studies will be provided for practice too.

 

E. Moral Thinkers and Philosophers from India and World

 

1.History of moral philosophy

2.Moral Thinkers and Philosophers from World

  • Socrates (470 BC- 399 BC)
  • Plato
  • Aristotle (384-322 BC)
  • Stoicism
  • Thomas Hobbes (l 5884 679)
  • Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
  • GWF Hegel (17704831)
  • John Rawls (1921-2002)

3.Moral Thinkers and Philosophers from India

  • Features of India Ethics
  • Hinduism
  • Purushartha
  • Buddhism
  • Jainism
  • Islam
  • Ramananda (AD 1400-1470)
  • Kabir (AD 1440-1518)
  • Ravidasa (AD 1450-1540)
  • Tulsidas (AD 1532-1623)
  • Tukaram (AD 1598-1649)
  • Sikh Ethics
  • Considerable number of case studies with explanations … Case studies will be provided for practice too.

6. Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration

1. Ethical Dilemmas

  • Status and Problems of Values
  • Ethical Concerns in Government and Private
  • Institutions
  • Distinction between Private and Public
  • Institutions
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Government and Private
  • Institutions
  • Solving Ethical Dilemma
  • Dimensions to Identify Ethical Standards
  • Making Ethical Decisions

2. Ethical Governance

  • Laws, Rules and Regulations as Source of Ethical
  • Guidance
  • Corporate Ethics and Regulations
  • Conscience as Source of Ethical Guidance
  • Accountability and Ethical Governance
  • Strengthening of Ethical and Moral Values in
  • Governance
  • Global Scenario

3. Ethics in International Relations and Corporate Governance

  • Ethics in International Relations
  • Role of India
  • Ethics in International Funding
  • Corporate Governance
  • Regulatory Mechanism for Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Governance in India
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Considerable number of case studies with explanations … Case studies will be provided for practice too.

7. Probity in Governance

1. Public Service and Probity

  • Concept of Public service
  • Characteristics of Pubic Services
  • History of Public Services
  • Public Services in India
  • Philosophical Basis of Governance and Probity
  • What is Governance?

2. Transparency and Right to information

  • Information Sharing
  • Why information Staring is Important?
  • Transparency in Government
  • Right To information (RTI)
  • Right to information Act, 2005
  • Role of the Government

3. Ethical Codes and Citizen’s Charters Code of Ethics

  • Importance of Code of Ethics
  • Characteristics of Codes
  • The Role of Principles and Values
  • Code of Conduct
  • The Context of Codes
  • Public Administration System Second ARC on
  • Ethics
  • Indian Scenario
  • Citizen’s Charters

4. Work Culture and Challenges of Corruption 3

  • Work Culture
  • Concept of Work Culture
  • Likert’s Management Systems
  • Quality of Service Delivery
  • Quality Management
  • Public Service Delivery
  • Utilization of Public Funds
  • Importance of Effective Utilization
  • Challenges of Corruption
  • Menace of Corruption in Public Life
  • Corruption in South Asia
  • Causes of Corruption
  • Remedies to Fight Corruption
  • Start with Easy to do Measures
  • Right to Services
  • e-Governance
  • Public Procurement
  • Experiment with Delivery Options
  • Considerable number of case studies with explanations … Case studies will be provided for practice too.