General Studies-IV (GS-IV), also known as Ethics Integrity and Aptitude was introduced by UPSC in 2013. Since then, the complexity of this paper has been increasing manifolds. If you lose momentum, everything is finish. Thanks to the dynamic nature of the subject, it is becoming difficult year by year to score well in Ethics. So, in order to score well, one needs to practice a lot by undertaking some Ethics test series for UPSC. The aspirants who do self-study and prefer evaluating their answer sheets on their own often end up overlooking their mistakes and the grey areas. This can make you pay a heavy cost during the actual examination.
This leads to the arising of the need for some guidance. And that’s the reason why Eden IAS with brilliant faculty like Mr. Tirthankar Roychowdhary is extending a helping hand.
Eden IAS’s UPSC Ethics test series for UPSC.
Eden IAS has roll out a special series for Ethics with the name “Ethics Test Series for UPSC” by Mr. Tirthankar Roychowdhary. Under this, a total of 11 tests will be taken. Out of these, 7 of the tests will be sectional i.e will be from some section or topic or sub-topic of Ethics. The remaining 4 tests will be lengthy mock tests through which a student will be test from all dimensions for Ethics. The enroll students in this Ethics test series for UPSC will be supplemented with three intensively comprehensive booklets including
- Theoretical Framework – For Syllabus coverage,
- 70 thinkers & Thoughts – Comprising all thoughts, and
- Ethics workbook on Case Studies
The best part is that these booklets are more than enough. One need not read the traditional Ethics study material such as Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude, Human Values – IGNOU material, Santosh Ajmera & Nanda Kishore Reddy’s Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude –
A Short Introduction to Ethics by Dr. S.N. Singh or Arihant’s Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude. If one goes through these three booklets thoroughly, then one can ace ethics with grace.
Test series for Ethics GS4 lays special emphasis on case studies
A special emphasis is laid on case studies under this Ethics test series for UPSC since case studies encompass about 120 marks of the entire GS-IV. One gets to learn the magical mantra of solving case studies from none other than Roy sir. The technique taught under this test series for Ethics GS4 goes like this:
- Highlighting the facts.
- Moving forward, identify the stakeholders.
- Identifying the interest of these stakeholders.
- Identifying the conflict of interests.
- Highlighting the underlying values behind these interests.
- Next, look out for ethical dilemmas/paradoxes.
- If given, evaluate the merits and demerit of the options otherwise list down potential options for the given situation.
- Give a judgment that is ethically correct.
- Justify the given judgment with the idea or philosophy of a moral thinker.
- Last but not the least, write a short, crisp conclusion. You can use a quote from a moral thinker/philosopher or a slogan.
So, what are you waiting for? Opt for this test series for Ethics GS4, strengthen your concepts, and make Ethics “easy” with Eden IAS.