Books On Ethics Aptitude and Integrity Available Now

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Long awaited books on General Studies Paper V (Ethics, Aptitude and Integrity) are now available on Flipkart. There were books on the subject but they were not syllabus specific.

Now two books are of particular interest:

I.  Ethics In Governance – Ramesh Arora

Ethics in Governance - Ramesh Arora

This book has many syllabus related chapters.

1. Introduction: Multi-Dimensionality of Ethical Governance
2. Code of Conduct for Public Servants
3. Value-Centric Civil Service
4. Probity in Public Life: A Holistic View
5. Ethical Concerns in Public Administration
6. Role of Ethics in Administration
7. The Spirit of Civil Service
8. Ailing System and its Cure
9. Challenging Corruption in the Indian Public Service
10. Fighting Corruption: A No End Game
11. Towards Corruption-free Sustainable Development: Challenges and Strategies
12. Corruption and Business: An Indian Perspective
13. Ethics of Corporate Governance: Lessons for Government
14. Ethical Issues in Governance: A Cross-Cultural H R Model
15. Assessing Moral Value for Recruitment to Higher Civil Services
16. Role of NGOs in Combating Corruption for Quality Governance
17. Summary of Recommendations of the Second Administrative Reforms Commission report on “Ethics in Governance”

It’s available on Flipkart

II. Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for Civil Services Main Examination – Subba Rao and Roy Chowdhury


This book is written by two retired IAS officers one of whom was a Chief Secretary of Gujarat. This book is written specifically for UPSC Mains Paper – V.

It’s up for Pre-order now on Flipkart. Most of  the topics in the book are from syllabus (not all). We don’t know the quality of writing, but it is better to buy this book than have nothing right now.

There are case studies in the end. As it’s written by senior most officers themselves, there will be some authenticity to the solutions provided to the case studies.

Available for Pre-order on Flipkart

Note: In 2 days, ‘How To Prepare for GS Paper – V’ will be posted on this blog. It was difficult to find credible materials for this paper. Somehow, I have found something to finally write an article on it.  Thanks for all the patience.

  • sir kya aap hindi me bhi books suggest ker sakte hain?

    • Pavitra,

      I would love to, but I don’t have enough knowledge about Hindi medium, so it’s unfair for me to suggest something for you.

      My Hindi is bad, so I am restraining from commenting on your answers. Sorry.

      But I admire the way you are using this forum. Keep it up. I am glad friends here are supportive.

      • ok, thanku sir
        aapne itna achcha platform prepare kiya hai, kuch log mere answers ko correct karte hain aur mujhe isse bahut help milti hai aur mera utsah bhi badhta hai…..

  • ashok

    pls sir give some more links and thoughts on paper V, are these two books sufficient? like for other papers you have given topic wise links to study material….

    • This not sufficient. In two days, a detailed strategy will be posted. Similar to other GS papers strategy.

      • ashok

        ya got it. Its very good. Sir, can you compile some case studies,both historical and contemporary, which we can use contextually to substantiate our answers? I want to know if we can use some stories and anecdotes from our indian scriptures also while answering the questions framed around issues of present day administration…like can we quote things from Mahabharata for example dilemma of Dhritrastra due to his family attachment,, Bhisham’s devotion to duties when he takes side with government in war etc..? similarly there are many stories from panchtantra or stories of kings in our oral tradition like that of Raja Bhoj.. would that carry weight or the examiner will laugh haha 😛

  • luckybittu

    Hello Sir,
    On flipcart, price of the book by Ramesh Arora is 523/- but you mentioned 285 only. Kindly clarify. I suppose price on flipcart is inflated compared to retail market price. Plz comment. Thanks.

    • It was initially cheaper. Now I saw it too – because of demand the price has been kept high I guess.

  • kat

    which one is better .by arora or by rao

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