Title Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude - Civil Services (Main) Examination
Subtitle General Studies (Paper-lV), Completely Based on the Latest Pattern (With Case Studies)
Author Kumar Avinash Prasad Sinha
ISBN 9789387153370
List price Rs 450.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 356
Book size 171 X 248 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Source Books
Published in India by Source Books
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Status New Arrival
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This book, titled Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude: General Studies (Paper-lV), has been written with a view to catering to the needs of aspirants, who are preparing for the civil services. The content of the book encompasses elaborate discussions, guidelines and tips on all the topics covered under the ‘Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude’ segment of General Studies (Paper-IV) for the Civil Services (Main) Examination and State PCS Exams such as MPPSC.

Salient Features of the Book

  • The book is written in strict adherence to the contents of the syllabus of General Studies Paper-IV.
  • Each topic has been discussed with great precision, authenticity and clarity to help aspirants to have complete and clear understanding of this paper.
  • Each chapter contains probable questions and cases on the topic for writing practice.
  • The book contains essential steps with illustrations to solve the cases easily.
  • The book contains more than hundred standard cases as per the latest pattern of UPSC examination.
  • The book also includes some Sets of Test Papers to help aspirants to assess their preparations.
  • The book contains syllabus and previous years’ questions.
  • In writing this book, the author has used the Total Quality Management (TQM) method.


Chapter 1. Ethics and Human Interface Essence, Determinants and Consequences of Ethics in Human Actions • Essence of Ethics • Determinants of Morality • Consequences of Ethics in Human Action • Dimensions of Ethics • Normative Ethics • Meta-ethics • Applied Ethics or Practical Ethics • Ethics in Private and Public Relationships • Human values-lessons from lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers, and administrators • Human Values • Dayanand Saraswati (1824–1883) • Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1772–1833) • Swami Vivekanand (1863–1902) • Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (1820–1891) • Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948) • Jawaharlal Nehru (1889–1964) • Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–1968) • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (1891–1956) • Roles of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values • The Role of Family to Inculcate Values in Children • The Role of Society to Inculcate Values • Need of Human Values in the Society • The Role of Educational Institutions in Inculcating Values

Chapter 2. Attitude Nature, Content, Structure And Function • Nature and Definition of Attitude • Content of Attitude • Structure of Attitude • The Functions of Attitudes • Moral Persuasion • Moral and Political Attitudes • Moral Attitudes • Political Attitudes

Chapter 3. Aptitude and Foundational Values for Civil Services Aptitude Foundational Values for Civil Service • Kinds of Values • Special Values for Public Servants

Chapter 4. Emotional Intelligence Brief History and Definitions • What is Emotional Intelligence? • Definitions • Interpersonal Intelligence and Intrapersonal Intelligence • Emotional Intelligence (EQ) vs Intelligence Quotient (IQ) • What is EQ? • What is IQ? • Theories of Emotional Intelligence • Five Key Components of Emotional Intelligence • Why is Emotional Intelligence (EQ) so Important? • How to Raise and Develop your Emotional Intelligence • Five Key Skills to Develop Emotional Intelligence • Some Exemplary effects on the Application of EQ

Chapter 5. Contributions of Moral Thinkers and Philosophers from India and World Contributions of Indian Moral Thinkers • Traditional Hinduism and Ethics • Ethics of the Bhagavad Gita • Nishkama Karma (Karma Yoga) • Ethics of CharvakaEthics of Jainism • Ananta Chatustaya • Samvara and Nirjara • Tri-Ratna • Ethics of BuddhismEthics of the Advaita Vedanta (Shankara)Ethics of Mahatma GandhiContributions of Western Moral Thinkers • Ethics of Socrates • Ethics of Aristotle (Nicomachean Ethics) • Ethics of Immanuel Kant • Hedonism • Perfectionism • Contributions of Indian Philosophers • Charvaka PhilosophyPhilosophy of JainismBuddhismSamkhya PhilosophyYoga PhilosophyShankara’s Advaita VedantaSri Aurobindo • Contributions of Western Philosophers • PlatoAristotleRene DescartesBenedict SpinozaGottfried Wilhelm LeibnizJohn LockeGeorge BerkeleyDavid HumeImmanuel KantGeorg Wilhelm Hegel George Edward MooreBertrand RussellLudwig WittgensteinEdmund HusserlExistentialism of Soren KierkegaardSartre’s ExistentialismMartin Heidegger

Chapter 6. Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration Introduction Civil Service • Ethics in Public Administration • Administrative Ethics • Political Leadership and Commitment • Obstacles on the Road of Accountability • Determinants of Ethics in Public Administration • Ethical Dilemmas in Public Administration • Ethics in International Relations and Funding • Ethics of High Casualties • Applied Moral Standards • Morality in World Politics • Corporate Governance

Chapter 7. Probity in Governance Probity: Meaning, Requisites, Objectives and Principles • Requisites • Objectives of Probity in Governance • Principles • Probity and good governanceConcept of Public ServicePhilosophical basis of Governance and Probity • Information Sharing and Transparency in Government • Right to Information • Code of Conduct for Public Officials: A World View • United Kingdom • Code of Conduct and Values in USA • OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) • United Nations • The Indian Scenario • Work Culture and Quality of Service Delivery Utilisation of Public Funds Corruption Measures required for ensuring probity in governance • Need for enforcing section 5 of the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 • Misfeasance in Public Office – A Remedy • Necessity for a law providing for confiscation of illegally acquired assets of public servants • Enactment of a Public Interest Disclosure Act • Necessity for enacting a Lok Pal Bill in addition to the Central Vigilance Commission Act • Strengthening of the Criminal Judicial System


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About the Author:

Dr Kumar Avinash Prasad Sinha, a distinguished scholar and acdemic stalwart associated with the discipline of philosophy, has worked as a University Professor and Head, Department of Philosophy, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya (India). He did his Masters in Philosophy from Magadh University and was awarded Gold Medal for securing first position. Subsequently, he obtained his PhD Degree from lndian Institute ofTechnology (IIT), Kanpur.

A large number of his research papers have been published in renowned journals of the world. Dr Sinha has contributed a paper titled “Berkeley Ka Darshan” to Vishwa ke Pramukh Darshnik published by Government of India. He has also contributed a paper to Ethics, Religion and Subjectivity. Besides, Dr Sinha was also a co-editor of a published Proceedings of lndian Philosophical Congress. He is also the author of a famous book Value, Obligation and Moral Criterion. Dr Sinha has been a regular participant in International Conferences and Seminars. He is the member of lndian Philosophical Congress and Akhil Bhartiya Darshan Parishad. For the past many years, he has been delivering series of lectures on different topics in other Universities of the country. Many students from India and abroad have successfully obtained doctoral degree under the distinguished supervision of Dr Sinha.

Dr Sinha has earned a name as a guide to IAS aspirants for over 10 years. During this period, he has been guiding IAS aspirants on Ethics, Philosophy and Logical Reasoning. Dr Sinha was associated with Ramaswamy IAS Academy, Delhi. At present, he is associated with Aashram IAS Academy, Mukherjee Nagar, Delhi.

You can contact Dr Avinash Sinha on prof_avinashsinha@yahoo.comp, prof_avinashsinha@gmail.com.

Target Audience:

A must-read for candidates willing to get through Civil Services (Main) Examination.


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