How To Prepare UPSC Civil Services Mains Paper – V (GS – 4 – Ethics, Aptitude and Integrity))

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How to prepare GS – 1 (i.e, Paper-II)

How to prepare GS – 2 (i.e, Paper-III)

How to prepare GS – 3 (i.e Paper – IV)

UPSC has brought changes to the Civil Services Mains examination in both the pattern and the syllabus. We know that now there are 4 General Studies Papers apart from one Essay and Optional paper each. Of these, new paper on Ethics Aptitude and Integrity has been a headache for many aspirants as quality source is elusive even now when the exam is nearing.

This article discusses preparation strategy for General Studies – 4 (i.e Paper-IV -Ethics Aptitude and Integrity )

Before you start reading further, please remember the following important mantra given by the  Almighty UPSC:

The questions are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze, and take a view on conflicting socio‐ economic goals, objectives and demands. The candidates must give relevant, meaningful and succinct answers.” 

This sentence is the guiding light for your preparation. You don’t have to master the topics, all you need is BASIC UNDERSTANDING and the ability to analyze. Basic understanding comes from reading and re-reading. Ability to analyze what you have understood from reading comes from WRITING PRACTICE.

This article was tough to write as it’s new and sources for this article were difficult to find.

Sources for this article are diverse. Books published by Oxford, Cambridge university presses, Springer, Sage publications have been referred. Britannica encyclopedia and IGNOU materials were of immense help too.

Many PDFs are of advanced nature. You don’t have to read all the PDFs in toto. Read first few paragraphs to understand the essence. Remember the above UPSC mantra.

Question paper will have questions on theory and case studies.

Case studies will be covered every day as an article where you can write answers and get comments from fellow aspirants.

I have given only links to sources. I am no authority  to explain  the topics.


 Ethics and Human Interface

Let’s start with basics:

Introduction to Ethics

  • Essence, determinants and Consequences of Ethics in human actions

What is Ethics? – Cambridge University

Source– Authentic and Good one (read this completely to get conceptual clarity)

  • Dimensions of ethics

Read Chapters One and Two from this book

  • Ethics in private and public relationships.

Ethics in private relationships – Read chapter 3 in the link. It’s in Google Books and the chapter has all pages. It is very good with lots of case studies.  If any IT guy can extract pages and covert them to PDF, please send me a copy.

Ethics in Private Relationship– Good one

Ethics in Public Relations

  • Human Values

Human values – IGNOU Material

  • Lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators

You can read about them from school books or from website. Will provide a list later.

  • Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

Chapter Ten of this book. Google Books – Value Education.


  • Structure and Function

Source – 1 – Very Basic

Source – 2 – Structure

source – 3 – Functions

Source – 4 – Complex and Specialized (if you can understand! Page no. 38,39…)

  • Its influence and relation with thought and behaviour

Source – 1 – Attitude and Behaviour

Source – 2 – Values, Attitudes and Behaviour –

Source – 3 – Very Advanced

  • Moral and political attitudes

Source 1 – Political Attitudes

Source – 2 – Moral Attitudes

  • Social influence and Persuasion

Source – 1 – Simple and Straight to the point. Good one.

Source -2 – Very Advanced

Related Article

Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service

  • Integrity

Critical Look at Integrity

Integrity and Transparency – critical article

  • Impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections.

These are actually civil service values recommended by the second ARC in its report (10th Report, Chapter 16)

Emotional intelligence

  • Concept

Source – 1 – Very Basic – Excellent one.

Source – 2 – Conceptual clarity

  • Their utilities and application in administration and governance

Emotional Intelligence and Public Leadership

Emotional Intelligence in Bureaucracies

Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration:

  • Status and problems

Public Service Values – Status

Professionalism and Ethics in Public Service – UN Document. Read only Chapter One and Conclusion. Problems and Issues about Public service values is given in it.

  • Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions

Ethical Concerns in Public Administration

Ethical Dilemma –  In this, read only Chapter One. It is written in foreign context but it’s applicability is universal.

Ethics in Public Administration – Don’t neglect this document because it’s written by a research scholar. It is simple and lucid.

  • Laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance

Didn’t get any credible source. I will post it when I get one.

  • Accountability and ethical governance

Ethical Governance in twenty first century – This is culled from a costly and an authentic book. Read it to understand the importance of ethics in governance.

Ethics As element of Good Governance 

Ethics and Governance – T N Chaturvedi (he was CAG and Governor of Karnataka) – His reflections are insightful.

  • Strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance

Above PDFs reflect on this topic too.

  • Ethical issues in international relations and funding

Ethics in International Relations –  Taken from a reputed book and is a primary source on the topic.

Ethics in International Relations  – This is in relation to corporate responsibility. It covers some aspects of ethical issues in ‘funding’ mentioned in the syllabus.

  • Corporate governance

Corporate Governance – Read it as it contains many new facts and ideas. (not so good, though)

Corporate Governance – An Ethical Perspective – It is critical article, a research paper.

News Report – Economic Times

PPT Presentation – IIT Bombay

Probity in Governance

This part of the syllabus is completely covered in the following book. It is written by two retired IAS officers of Gujarat cadre. All the topics of this part of the syllabus and other topics of importance are covered in this book.

I am giving below PDFs to some topics taken from some UN sites, books and ministries websites.

  • Probity in Governance

Probity in Governance – Excellent one  – It is published by Law Ministry and contains many concepts.

What is Probity in Governance – Private context

  • Concept of public service

Probity in Governance – Excellent one  – it defines what’s public service.

  • Philosophical basis of governance and probity
  • Information sharing and transparency in government – Right to Information

Articles on RTI from The Hindu, EPW will be posted.

The above mentioned book has a chapter on this topic.

  • Codes of Ethics

Codes of Ethics – OECD 

Codes of ethics – World Bank –

  • Codes of Conduct

Refer the above mentioned book.

  • Citizen’s Charters

Citizen’s Chartes – FAQs

Citizen Charter Handbook

  • Work culture
  • Quality of service delivery
  • challenges of corruption

This is basically a general topic. I will compile articles published on this topic  in The Hindu (last year there were many articles on this topic) and give links soon.

Source – 1

Apart from the above book, the following book might be useful as it is written by a renowned author Ramesh Arora (his books on Public Administration are well received)

A SMALL LECTURE – again!?!

Note: You can skip this if you are already bored! 

Until now we saw what books to read. Now the question is how to remember most of the things we read and how to translate them into better answers.

  • A common mistake most of the aspirants commit is reading so many books for a single topic.This mistake costs both your time and ability to remember things clearly and concisely.
  • Stick to a single source and read it again and again. Remember The Same Source. Avoid the temptation of doing ‘Research’ on a topic.
  • Always Remember – UPSC tests Basic Understanding. Not mastery over a topic.
  • Make short notes on each topic. It is while making notes that readers tend to do RESEARCH and scout various sources. Stick to one book even if you are not 100% satisfied with it.
  • Remember that old saying? – Jack of all trades, master of NONE. If you try to do Research, most probably your name won’t appear in the Final List. I guarantee it.
  • For Paper-II (i.e GS-1) being thorough with Current Events plays a crucial role in enabling you to acquire analytical skills.

Very Important Part In The Preparation

  • Writing. Writing. Writing.
  • But what? – One must practice answer writing to Previous year questions, or take a Mock Test. Whatever, before you enter examination hall, you must have spent lot of time on answer writing.

Most Important Part In The Preparation

  • Revision. Revision. Re-Revision.
  • You do this and you appear for the Personality Test.
  • If you don’t Revise what you read all these months – you slightly miss the Personality Test, or You narrowly miss appearing in the Final List.

Well, to sum up. To get the interview call all you need to do is: Read, Re-read the same source, Write and Revise.

Preparation for this  paper can be finished in 20 days provided you are focused and determined.

Of course. Eat well, Sleep well and Keep a good health. If you get a running nose on the day of the exam, 2 hours out of 3 hours goes in draining it and drying it.

Feel free to point out mistakes, improvements and suggestions. You can also share material if you have any so that it benefits readers. 

Disclaimer: This article is meant to be a blueprint or a road map for your preparation. It’s not the one stop source for complete preparation of this paper.

  • vneha

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    • its fantabulous sir….please accept my thanks…u r doin a great job sir…thanks a lot…

    • Thanks Neha 🙂

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    • Akash

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  • Som

    Thanks mate. Your efforts are much appreciated. Is there a list of few plilosophers who are ought to be read for the paper. Eg. I suppose Gandhi, Vivekananda, Kautilya, Karl Marx, Savarkar is a must. What do you think?

  • Akash

    Thank you so much sir.

  • rohitagarwalgwalior

    ty sir very much.but can u suggest something for hindi medium.
    thanks in advance

  • @insight

    ethics in private relationship from google books in pdf format

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    • @ Prerna, Vipul, Ananya, Karthik, Gopal, Naveen, Anjali, Doc

      Thank you all.

  • Surajit das

    Sir,Can you please suggest me how to read and what to read and from where to read if i take political science and international relation as my optional paper for mains.Means specify like those gs paper you have done.LIke books name and authors name according to syllabus.please sir.

    • Surajit,

      My focus is on GS and Essay now. Also I am planning to do this for Geography. I think right now it’s not possible. Sorry.

    • pankaj

      i think u should go for ignou notes

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    • Thanks Swapanil. 40% is too big. I will be happy if it’s even 1 %.

      • swapnil vadnere

        The most important point i learned from you is that writing,writing and writing. Now i m feeling confidence that i will be able to recollect my thoughts and will reproduce on the answer paper.

  • Dhruvi

    Hello insight
    By when will u upload the model test paper of gs-2 ?

    • I have to upload it. But don’t know when yet.

      • Dhruvi

        Please upload soon. It wil be of great help.


    you are simply AWESOME !!!

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  • leo

    thanks sir……you have cleared all my doubts about which book to refer…..thanks once again

  • prerna

    Sir , i must say u r doing fabulous job .. Hats off to your efforts..

    one request to u sir, if possible please upload some theoretical questions also apart from case studies, based on PAPER V ( Ethics ). It will be of very great help.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Prerna,


      Ya sure. From next week I will add one more question from this section.

      • prerna

        Thanks a lot sir 🙂

  • Susant Kumar sahu

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    • prerna

      help for what ?? sorry i didnt get u..

  • Nitish

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    I guess, your extensive research will give your followers a good advantage over the rest.

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  • deepak

    sir it would be great if you notify at the starting of the articles, if there is any update on any of the topic as it will help us in tracking updates…..thanks

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  • aks

    Ethics in private relationships – Read chapter 3 in the link. It’s in Google Books and the chapter has all pages. It is very good with lots of case studies. If any IT guy can extract pages and covert them to PDF, please send me a copy.

    Here you go,

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  • Santosh

    Superb. Thanks a lot for your effort to help us.

    Just one query:
    The attached book link for “Role of families,educational …in inculcating values” seems a very good source for this part of syllabus. But the book is not fully available. some crucial pages are missing, any suggestions to go about this ?

  • Thanks a lot for this invaluable information.

  • Jaspreet Singh

    Topic : Ethics in International Relations n funding

    I’m listing down some issue which involve ethical considerations. We can list points regarding these issues n reach a final conclusion (consistent with our government’s stand) –

    Iran Nuclear Imbroglio – Iran has conformed to IAEA norms still West persists with sanctions n intimidation. Also, discriminatory NPT issue.
    Ethical arguments in Syrian Crisis – Indian response is dialogue n respect for other country’s sovereignty; Western response is sanctions n force
    Ethical args in Climate Change negotiations – India’s CBDR n Equity Vs Western stand of binding commitments on all major emitters.
    World Bank funding n IMF help, with conditionalites attached
    WTO-Doha Round n ethical args in it
    Ethical args in Immigration policy – Contrast between UK n US
    Ethical issue regarding managing Global commons like ARctic Ocean
    Ethics issues in granting Asylum (Snowden saga n Indian reaction)
    Ethical issue in NSA snooping
    Ethical issues in Italian marines episode.

    Please add to this, whatever you feel involves ethical considerations in International relations.

  • rohit

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  • sonu

    Do you keep updating the preparation strategy for all four gs papers(i.e the links for important articles) or is this static?

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    Please do this for public administration also. This was very helpful. Really need this for pub ad. Please give it a priority.

  • swati kejriwal

    I am a girl from village and has this last option this year .please do for public administration soon.

    • Sure Swati.. we are working on it.. The strategy for Public administration will be put up in another 2 weeks.

      • swati

        please prepare it soon eagerly waiting.

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  • swati

    Sir,idont have words to praise what you have done. you are much much better than any other site(mrunal etc) for preparation guide.
    sir i am still waiting for your pub ad preparation guide. also i want to know which coaching or other notes are best for final revision of gs mains.
    sir now the schedule has come so any suggestion for that?

    really indebted. if succeeded all my credits to you.

    • Thanks Swati. We feel every website helps in some way. One can not be a one stop solution. Anyway thanks for having faith in us.

      As we started late, we could not focus much on this mains. As of now we are not providing any notes and don’t want to confuse aspirants by providing quick guides.

      Best thing for you to do right now is revise whatever you have read till now.

      Regarding notes, we have not personally seen any notes so can’t comment on it.

      Revise your own notes and practice answer writing. All the best. 🙂

      • NITIN

        A Small Suggestion To Insights……..(Regarding to questions put by you in every forum like secure 2014, daily ans….all wherever q are put..)

        Sir, If below every question itself, Reply option(Your Comments option) will be given, then it would be very easy to all Contributors to put their answer at same place, as well as at the time of revision, we can compare and complete our answer with other’s answer….

        by this way we don’t have to move page up and down many times and revision can be done on the site itself because all ans to particular q. at one place

    • Andani Gowda

      please don’t do compare ones work with other… this way every ones work has great values

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  • B K

    Tip For the laws and Conscience as source of ethical guidance part.
    I have noticed you’ve put chapter 4 of Patrick Sheeran’s work as material for human actions. refer chapter 6 of the same book. Titled “Laws, Rules, Regulations and conscience as source of ethical guidance”.

  • dee

    i m unable see google book link

  • dee

    sir ,
    i m unable to seee content of google book……….

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  • I found this website very useful for the aspirants. Thanks a lot for all your honest efforts “Insights”.This is of immense help for all. I am expecting more and more support and thanking you once again for all your efforts.

  • RSL Maran

    sir,awesome analysis! I’m following….

  • Sandeep Shukla

    Almost at the edge of UPSC’s expectations, but efficiency will come if we revise at least this rode map time after time. Thanks for your guide and effective rode map..

  • Superb effort sir , very helpful for beginners like me , especially those who have not taken up coaching .. I’m following


    sir…the link given for the topic “dimensions of ethics” is not complete…i.e.chapter one & three are not complete….what should i do? thanx in advance…..saluting your efforts!!


    Hello every IAS aspirants 🙂

  • Ross

    Under the sub heading – influence and relation with thought and behaviour,
    Source2 and 3 are the same files.

  • I mean thanks a lot sir. Bow down for your incredible efforts that u have put.

  • Andani Gowda

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  • sajjad hussain m

    grt work….may almighty GOD bless U forever……thanks a lot…….

  • very much helpful sir….it would have been super if i had come across this before the mains!! But, better late than never 🙂 . Btw, can u update the sources for ethics paper taking into consideration the mains paper?

    • Will try to that soon. Thank you.

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  • dhiraj

    Thnk u very much sir……..
    Sir ur guidance like ‘geeta ‘ kuran’ bible’ for upsc aspirant….

  • Rakesh Barik

    Thank you INSIGHTS.
    Thanks a lot .
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  • prmjnv

    It is quite helpful. Thank You!”

    “Dimensions of ethics
    Read Chapters One and Two from this book.”

    The book is too costly, would you please provide alternate material.

    • Vinod

      Chapter 2 preview is also not available.
      Admin Plz tell me which url has preview of full chapter 2

      • Vinod

        Chapter 2 preview is also not available.
        Admin Plz tell me which url has preview of full chapter 2

  • naveen b t

    Thanks for the links, Good pointers to start with for paper 4. keep it up 🙂

  • yasir

    Thanks a lot insight……
    This article helped me a lot. I was worried how to tackle the hypothetical situation. Now, at least, I have some ideas…Can anyone leave some good material at my email id that is [email protected]

  • thafela

    tahnks alot….

  • sweety sahu

    thnxs for guiding us….

  • jaya

    I am preparing in hindi medium,can you provide syllabus in hindi,if possible.
    Guide books also for hindi medium students.Thanks in advance

  • ganga

    hi sir ! i am a bank employee working from 9 am to 5 pm on week days .i am aiming for ias .
    in the above article it has been mentioned that 20 days is sufficient for completing the paper.
    since i am working ,i am worried whether i l be able to achieve it .please guide me ..thanks in advance ….

  • sandy

    sir, plz update references or source of gsmains waiting for your replay sir
    thank you

  • Vivek B

    Please update the references. I feel some of references are very detailed which I don’t think we need. Also there is no authentic source for topic ” role of family…”, ethics in public and private relations , moral attitudes .

    Also I am unable to link various topics from point of view of ethics , for eg , political and moral attitudes, attitude and behaviour relations , etc and getting extremely confused on what to study. If you can offer your guidance in this regard.


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  • Dear Vinay
    ethics in private relationship url given by you is not working
    Plz check and put the working url

  • Vikram

    Excellent work and help to the needy..may god give u immense strength..

  • raka bond

    INSIGHTS SIR…..Ethics in Private Relationship…LINK IS INACTIVE. Kuch karo…:-)

    • raka bond

      Well, I solved my problem …got the chapter 3. thanks dudes.

      • John Galt

        bhai link share kar do us ethics in private relationship wale pdf ka.

  • Bala Krishna

    very very very very ………. very ….. infinity thanks for your service to the students.

  • Naveen

    Thank you Sir for providing all the material…

  • anshul

    Thank u sir for providing sech a valuable strategy to all aspirants. I need to point out certain imp. Issues.
    1. Dimensions of Ethics -chapter 1 some pages are missing in b/w
    chapter-2- only 1st two pages can be read.

    2. Ethics in private governance the downloading link is not working.
    I sincerely hope and request to u and all other aspirants who can sort out these important issues.


  • anshul

    Sir, also please advise which chapter to study for role of family and society in inculcating values as chapter 10 contains only the methodology of inculcating values-by education allal institution in the link mentioned above. Thx

  • rohit jain

    sir, for ehics preparation for 2015 aspirants which is the good book.
    now on flipkart 3 books are available arihant/ MgrwHill/access publisher.
    can you which one is good for GS4

  • David

    If God exist U will be rewarded

  • Abhi

    Will there be any updates on ethics paper prep strategy after this 2014 mains exam??

  • Deepak nandedkar

    Laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance…..from where to read this topic ?

  • Jose

    I can’t buy notes from Delhi so the only option is flipkart,amazon and other sites. Can you people tell me which ethics books to refer which are available on these sites and will not buying notes from Delhi affect the quality of answers? Thank you all

    • Manish

      Moral Lexicon by Chronicle is good, suggested by Roman Saini (AIR – 18 , CSE 2013)

      • praveen

        yes..he suggested that 🙂

      • D.kiran kumar

        Lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators-Can you please provide me this link if you aware of….

  • apirant

    download free e-books and civils materials visit the link ….

  • Irshad Khan

    Ethics in Private Relationship- Good one (Link does not work)

  • Dhruva

    Thank you insight for your articles. Good job.

  • piya

    Please recommend some books in hindi

  • vamshi

    thank u sir for ur great effort

  • Saurabh Pratap Singh

    Sir you r doing a great afford 4 us its headsoff to u sir..
    sir I want to know lexicon book 4 ethics by chronicle publishing
    plz tell me your suggestion…
    thanks sir

    • Seeker – PH2

      Hi Saurabh,
      Did you read lexicon book? how is the book, is it better to read from the book then this website?

  • vasudev sarathi

    thankyou very much sirs and madams . . . you simplify., get the fear out and motivate. . . you make us realise nothing is impossible.

  • rcr

    sir the book -Ethics in Private Relationship– Good one not opening pls help

  • rcr

    “Ethics in Private Relationship– Good one”

    this book for topic 1 is not opening please help

  • Shashi Kumar

    use the google ebook downloader to download- Ethics in Private Relationship.

  • Saurabh Gupta

    Many Links in Ethics and Human Interface section not working. Please help.

  • Feroz Babu

    Good content this is really helpful to fresh Aspirant who wanna start their preparation,
    covered topic by topic book reference and all stuff is really useful for candidates who preparing at home.
    Thank You 🙂

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  • dpfireflame

    Links do not work… would be very nice of insights if they could update on this……the Ethics in private relationship link is not working

  • Mani Krish

    I have made a pdf of Ethics in private relationships – Chapter 3 (though not of original standard). . .if u wish to take a look at it n upload it for the aspirants, where should i upload that. . ???

    • The Stark

      If it is just 3-4 pages then you can put the snapshots there among the comments.

  • Ruchi

    Respected sir
    Could I plz ask u to update wid new inputs as per the last two year papers of upsc,because what I can see is dat this write up is written before the real upsc papers happened . …

  • Neha Gupta

    Please tell source of laws, rules, accountabilty……

    • samrat123

      have you referred lexicon ?

      • Neha Gupta


  • resilient

    Dear Sir
    The links and references you have given are no doubt comprehensive and in detail. I was wondering that this article has not been updated since two years . Please add some more material or articles if there’s a need.

  • dhruv

    Can you please update all the preparation guide articles (GS 1,2,3,4) in line with 2016 paper! I believe there will be some constructive stuff to add to all of these by utilizing the experiences of past 2 year papers. Thanks in advance..

  • ChandraKhot

    Sir, Can u plz update this section, based on the experience of last two year papers..becoz this article is 2years old..

  • BlueMormon

    If anyone looking for ‘Ethics in private relationships’, you can download from either of the links:


    The List is so-exhaustive it may take up several months to digest all these topics. Do we have some good books(maybe 2-3 only) which contains all the aforesaid mentioned topics in a concise manner? Thanks.

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