Category: GS Mains Paper 1,2,3 & 4

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Methodology for improving Answer Writing Skill

  • by Mayuri Khanna

Every student while preparing for IAS Mains concentrate on improving Answer writing skill by either practicing previous year questions, sample questions available through different sources but usually they come to get feedback such as: Continue reading “Methodology for improving Answer Writing Skill”

Manoj K. Jha

What is Integrity and why it is so Important for Civil Servants?

  • by Manoj K. Jha

Integrity is a personal choice, an uncompromising and consistent commitment to honour moral, ethical, spiritual and artistic values and principles. Integrity compels us to be socially conscious and to welcome both personal and professional responsibility. Its values encourage us to be honest in all our dealings and committed to a lifelong search for truth and justice.

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Perception and Reality of Ethics GS Paper 4

  • by Manoj K. Jha

Is there any trend of IAS exam to follow at all? Yes…No… Don’t know…! Often IAS aspirant design their strategies based on certain reliable trends of this exam.  This includes from selecting an optional subject to giving importance to certain areas of GS Mains depending upon such hollowly created trends. Aspirants often underline the areas from which marks can be easily fetched. But is there any worth following such marking pattern of 2015 mains exam? For example; following slaughtering of Public administration from the last 3 years, many candidates moved in the sheds of safer subjects. Geography was supposed to be one such safe womb till marks of 2015 mains were out.  Again query remains unchanged- ‘is there any safe haven to fetch marks’?

No. A big no! Lets churn out another scenario; Scope of Ethics paper.

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GUIDELINES FOR A CASE STUDY ANALYSIS IN GS PAPER 4

  • by Manoj K. Jha

A case study analysis provides a powerful tool for sorting through and resolving an ethical problem, regardless of its specific subject. A complete case analysis consists of the following five steps. Here we are mentioning the idea of case analysis; actual answer writing format in the examination will be different.

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Answer Writing Techniques for IAS Main Exam – 2

  • by Manoj K. Jha

Mains examination questions of general studies unfolded many things, about word limit, approach to the questions, analytical demand of the questions and many turns and twists attached to most of the question in the form of common instructions.

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Answer Writing Techniques for Mains

  • by Manoj K. Jha

Mains examination questions of general studies unfolded many thing, about word limit, approach to the questions, analytical demand of the question, and many turns and twists.

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Why taming current affairs is still tough despite all the resources and ideas available at fingers?

  • by Manoj K. Jha

Current Affairs for GS is an area which is by far the most important aspect of the GS paper and also perhaps the most difficult area to master. Important, because most of the questions whether they are in the prelims or the mains draw their inspiration from what is happening in the current affairs, and difficult because of its vastness and difficulty in identifying what is important and what is not.

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Economic Analysis of Time Management for UPSC

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The essence of economics is resource management, so we will analyze the most important resource for civil services aspirant, i.e. Time, by using some macroeconomic tools. Continue reading “Economic Analysis of Time Management for UPSC”

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Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude: What to prepare? By S K Mishra, IAS (retd)

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Ethics – It means principles which control or influence a person’s behaviour or attitude. One can easily notice that in various questions in Sec A or Section B (case studies), the UPSC approach

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Decoding Governance for GS Mains BY S K Mishra, IAS ( retd)

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Governance is very significant part of General studies paper II. Candidates are expected to know the general functioning of Central Government, state governments as well as urban and rural local bodies.

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How to attempt ethics case study for GS paper 4 Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude

  • by Manoj K. Jha

After this Mains exam, dilemma for the ethics paper is over. However, one thing is proved that this paper will play very crucial role in the future too, especially the ethics case study section. Ethics case study section alone counts for 125 marks in the GS mains paper 4, demands highly inclusive answer. Here is an example of how to approach them.
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25 Ethics Case Study for IAS Mains 2014 by S. K. Mishra, IAS (retd.)

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A careful collection of 25 case-studies, which covers all most all the topics of paper 4. These have been scientifically designed to test a candidate’s understanding on ethical choices and dilemmas in decision making; his/her approach towards decision making, which in fact would reveal the aptitude and attitude of the candidate. Similarly these also cover moral values, emotional intelligence, and work culture and corruption related choices and decision making issues.

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