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7) Aptitude and fundamental rules are most essential concepts of civil service Critically evaluate.(250 words)

Topic:  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.

7) Aptitude and fundamental rules are most essential concepts of civil service Critically evaluate.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The question is intended to evaluate the importance of aptitude and fundamental rules as essential tenets in public services.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the importance of Aptitude and fundamental rules in the public services.

Directive word:

EvaluateWhen you are asked to evaluate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences.  You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming a personal opinion here.

Structure of the answer:


In a few introductory lines appreciate the need for values of aptitude – skill, talent, ability and capacity to accomplish along with the fundamental rules necessary for the public services.


Discuss Why aptitude more important for civil servant –

  • Todays world is all about learning. Fast changes, dynamic scenarios, destabilizing situations, new emerging problems, quick decision making pressure situations aptitude helps as a strong vale.
  • Role of a civil servant constantly changes especially considering the diverse country like India. Civil servants act as a connecting link between government and citizen and hence need better aptitude to convey government policy, goal and to deliver better results.
  • On daily basis and at personal level a civil servant has to face many problems like 24 hours duty alert, emergencies, physical and mental stress and in theses situation they need to handle public at large. Hence values like emotional intelligence, compassion, sympathy, integrity, non-partisanship, innovative mindset plays important role.
  • Explain role of fundamental rules – how they define and shape the civil services.


Conclude with importance of such traits and their necessity in Civil service.