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Master The Mains - General Studies Paper-4

1st Edition
938981183X · 9789389811834
OVERVIEWTrends of UPSC Main Examinations in the recent past make it clear that it has become very dynamic, and hence, the old traditional method of preparation does not suffice. General Studies (GS) is multi-dimensional in nature as it deals with div… Read More
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1. Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, Determinants and Consequences of Ethics in Human Actions; Dimensions of Ethics; Ethics in Private and Public Relationships 
2. Human Values – Lessons from the Lives and Teachings of Great Leaders, Reformers and Administrators 
3. Role of Family, Society and Educational Institutions in Inculcating Values 
4. Attitude: Content, Structure and Function; Its Influence and Relation with Thought and Behaviour; Moral and Political Attitudes; Social Influence and Persuasion 
5. 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 
6. Emotional Intelligence: Concepts, and Their Utilities and Application in Administration and Governance 
7. Contributions of Moral Thinkers and Philosophers from India and World 
8. Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration: Status and Problems
9. Ethical Concerns and Dilemmas in Government and Private Institutions 
10. Laws, Rules, Regulations and Conscience as Sources of Ethical Guidance; Accountability and Ethical Governance
11. Strengthening of Ethical and Moral Values in Governance 
12. Ethical Issues in International Relations and Funding
13. Corporate Governance
14. Probity in Governance: Concept of Public Service; Philosophical Basis of Governance and Probity 
15. Information Sharing and Transparency in Government, Right to Information
16. Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct
17. Citizen’s Charters, Quality of Service Delivery
18. Work Culture 
19. Utilisation of Public Funds, Challenges of Corruption
20. Case Studies on Above Issues


OVERVIEW
Trends of UPSC Main Examinations in the recent past make it clear that it has become very dynamic, and hence, the old traditional method of preparation does not suffice. General Studies (GS) is multi-dimensional in nature as it deals with diverse subject matters that are constantly evolving to keep pace with the new developments. General Studies carries a total weightage of 1000 marks and can play a significant role in obtaining a good rank overall. Thus, it becomes highly imperative to master the GS answer writing skills.  All GS papers are interrelated, and therefore, the GS answers are also to be maturely linked to bring out a holistic pattern. This book helps the aspirants to learn the skills needed to write a holistic answer.
Keeping in mind the specific requirements of the students, gained through the experience over the years, this book has been carefully designed with examination-oriented and examination-ready content after an intensive research and analysis. A whole new style of easily understandable presentation of content has been adopted instead of the old traditional methods that once used to be considered the most effective.


SALIENT FEATURES
1. 200+ Mains Questions in tune with the UPSC Standard and pattern
2. Detailed and well-researched synopsis for each question
3. Topic-wise segregation of questions for a quick revision
4. Solutions to 2020 GS Paper IV provided online