ETHICS and INTEGRITY: Answer Writing Challenge, 12 July 2014
1) You have been shortlisted for the UPSC Civil Services Personality Test i.e. Interview. On the day of your interview, when your turn comes you enter the interview hall with a calm and confident composure. On entering the board you immediately notice that a lady sitting next to the Chairman is your favourite professor from the college from where you completed your graduation. You were very close to her and she too was fond of you. In fact she had treated you like her own son. In the hall she too notices you but neither smiles at you nor does her body language suggests anything that shows she is familiar to you. The Chairman asks you to sit and the interview is about to begin.
- Do you think it is ethical to continue your interview with the same board? Substantiate your answer. (150 Words)
2) You are walking on a footpath in a crowded market. You notice that a person is lying unconscious on the footpath. He appears to be injured on his head. Every person is ignoring him and they passing by without even looking at him. As you approach nearer to the laying person, you notice that he’s actually murmuring something in pain and strong smell of alcohol is emanating from him.
What will you do in this situation? Explain why. (150 Words)