Ethics 2021

UPSC – CS(M): Paper V – GS- IV Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude: Classroom Lectures & Test Series

Ethics (Main):

  • Daily 1 question (Online or offline)
  • Weekly 2 Case Studies (Online or offline)
  • Evaluation with feedback
  • Weekly discussion in physical classroom.
  • Monthly fees: 2,200/-
  • Two months fees: Rs.4,000/-
  • Three months fees: Rs.5,000/-

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Free Mock Offline Test with evaluation & feedback

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Ethics Test Series / Case Studies


Scoring well in Ethics paper (GS-IV) is mandatory for getting into final list and getting one’s desired service.

In this paper, there can be multiple ways to answer a particular question and all of them might be right. Aspirants are often confused about how to answer ethics questions. Given this subjectivity and confusion pertaining to this paper, it becomes challenging to come up with a convincing framework for answer writing.

Overall, scoring in ethics paper is a game of keywords, awareness about self, and ability to project oneself as an individual who is pragmatic and productive while being committed to personal and professional ethics.

To understand the importance of theory in this paper, go through the table below showing the ratio of questions based on theory and case studies from the year 2013 till 2019, which shows almost equal weightage for theory.

Table showing year-wise marks for Theory & Case Study in GS-IV

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Year Theory Case Study Total Marks
2013 125 125 250
2014 130 120 250
2015 120 130 250
2016 120 130 250
2017 130 120 250
2018 130 120 250
2019  130  120 250

We, at A A Shah’s IAS Institute, have designed special Module Courses to tackle this challenge. As per your preparation, you can join any course to boost your confidence and marks in Ethics.

  Understanding GS – IV:

  Course details:
(A) Full Course (Offline) [minimum 60 hours]
(B) Test Series only
(A) Ethics Full Course (Offline): [minimum 60 hours]

Lectures:  Classroom Lectures covering “Theory” part (30 hours)

Classroom Lectures covering “Case Studies etc.”  (30 hours)

Test Series: 10 Tests

Lectures on Theory shall contain;

  • Introduction
  • Ethics and Human Interface
  • Indian vs Western Ethics
  • Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and
  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
  • 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;
  • Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behavior; moral and political attitudes; social influence and
  • 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.
  • Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating
  • Ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
  • 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 charter
  • Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of
  • Case studies

Lectures on Case Studies shall contain;

  • Strategy to attempt case studies
  • Discussion on case studies asked by UPSC
  • Strategy to attempt quotes
  • Personal discussion based on test series
  • Revision, Keywords, Tips, Important Examples, quotes and data for final Exam.
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(B) Test Series only: (Offline / Online):
Test Series:  10 Tests (6 module Tests and 4 full length mock Tests)
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