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COURSES – GENERAL STUDIES MAINS PAPER – IV (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude)

Course Summary

Duration:

150 hours

Faculty:
  • Mr. Gafoor Khan
  • Course Fee: Rs. 25,000 (+14.5% Service Tax)
    Course Features:
  • Online classroom sessions (150 hours)
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    Phone: +91 9000018827
    Email: info@indiancivils.com
       
     
    Course Details

     

     
     
    Faculty

    The GENERAL STUDIES MAINS PAPER – IV course is handled by Mr. Gafoor Khan

    TOPIC NAME FACULTY
    Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude Mr. Gafoor Khan

    Syllabus


    GENERAL STUDIES MAINS PAPER – IV

    (Marks: 250  Duration: 3 hours)
    1. Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
    2. Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
    3. 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.
    4. Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
    5. Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
    6. Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
    7. Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
    8. Case Studies on above issues.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:

    • This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society.
    • Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects.

    Online Classroom Sessions


    • The course comprises of online classroom sessions for a duration of 150 hours.
    • Click here to check the weekly timetable schedule for this course.

    Recommended Books / References


    The following are the suggested books / references that the students can consult while preparing for GENERAL STUDIES MAINS PAPER – IV.

    Ethics   Integrity
     
     
    Aptitude  
     
     

    Preparation Tips


    The following are simple preparation tips to score well in the GENERAL STUDIES MAINS PAPER – IV.

    • Highlight and memorise key words and make simple sentences.
    • Do not waste time memorising facts as you need to just recognise the right choice from the list of options.

    Joining the course


    Regular Student

    • Students can register as a regular user for any of the courses offered by Indiancivils by making the full payment for the course online.
    • As a regular user, students can
      • Participate in virtual classroom sessions and directly interact with the faculty and students during the online coaching classes.
      • Gain access to the question bank of ALL SUBJECTS of CSAT (Prelims) until the final examination.
      • Gain access to the pre-recorded videos of the registered courses until the final examination.
      • Participate in the Practice / Mock tests conducted during the course.
    • Registered students would receive intimation about the scheduled virtual classroom sessions on their registered mobile and email ids. Further, an automated reminder would be sent to the registered mobile number 10 minutes before the online session.

    Trial User:
    • Students can register for a trial period of one week for any of the courses offered by Indiancivils (except comprehensive coaching) by paying a nominal fee of Rs. 500.
    • As a trial user, students can
      • Participate in 3 to 5 virtual classroom session for any subject of their choice and directly interact with the faculty and students participating in the session.
      • Gain access to the question bank of ALL SUBJECTS of CSAT (Prelims) for a period of one week, post which the trial period will expire.
      • Trial users can participate in the Practice / Mock tests conducted during this period.
    • Registered students would receive intimation about the scheduled virtual classroom sessions on their registered mobile and email ids. Further, an automated reminder would be sent to the registered mobile number 10 minutes before the online session.

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