Lexicon Ethics Book For UPSC Pdf

 Lexicon Ethics Book For UPSC Pdf

lexicon ethics book for upsc pdf

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One of the most important Ethics books for the UPSC Civil Service Main Examination Paper is Lexicon Ethics Book. This Book deals with ethical issues, while also considering various moral theories and their implications in society. To study this subject area, you should buy Ethics: Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon.

The lexicon for ethics, Integrity & Aptitude' Has come with its fully revised seventh edition. The acceptance of this book by the readers imposes a responsibility on us to keep the book updated to follow the footsteps of the contemporary period. Also the dynamism in society and changing administration necessitated the edition. This new edition comes with two new chapters namely 'professional code of ethics' And ?international relation & ethics? and covered more dimensions of ?ethical issues?. 'professional code of ethics' -In all profession there exists dilemma ? what is right and what is wrong. 


 Most of the case study questions are based on professional conduct. So, to make our readers informed about such norms, we have added this Chapter this Chapter deals with topics like ethical codes for different professionals, how to develop a professional code of ethics, etc. International relation & ethics -ethical questions are central to the study of international relations, as it is a field of study concerned with war and peace, trade and production, and law and rights. 

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In this Chapter various topics discussed are - ethics in international affairs/ relations, cultural relativism, ethical issues in international affairs, soft power, social capital, etc. The important concepts of emotional intelligence, attitude and Aptitude, foundational values, probity in governance, conflict in administration, etc. Are important ingredients of this lexicon. Moral thinkers and their philosophies, enriches the beauty of the book. Also, the questions from the previous years' Paper justify the application of the concepts given in this book.

About the strategy

Ethics is a new addition to the list of papers in UPSC exam and is the most dynamic paper of all. It is the paper in which one can get maximum output with very less input. There is very little to learn by heart, rather more to understand and apply.

Ethics paper has two parts: one is the question part and the other is the case study part. So we will discuss how to prepare an ethics paper.

How one should prepare for ethics?

Take the syllabus of the ethics paper and go through it.
The syllabus clearly mentions the topics. Google each term and topic of the ethics syllabus and make note of what you understand of it.
Search for some quotes and examples for each topic from which you can substantiate your arguments.
Try to write the questions of the past few years with the notes you make.
Advantages of this strategy:

Your answers will be unique and different from others.
You will have a better understanding of the paper and its demand. Hence, you will deliver better.
You will give answers in your language which will be simple and easy for the examiner to understand.
Quotes and examples will make answers more authentic and relevant, hence fetching good marks.
And most importantly, you will not have to cram the topics. You will enjoy the preparation.
Do this for 2–3 hours daily. Within a few weeks, your syllabus will be completed and you will get good marks in the paper. 

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Syllabus

This portion of the syllabus can be divided into the following sub-topics

Ethics and Human Interface
Attitude
Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service
Emotional Intelligence
Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world
Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public Administration
Probity in Governance
Case studies


Always analyze previous years question papers!

Theory section – Average 120 -130 marks

Case studies – Average 120 -130 marks

How to prepare each topic?

Ethics and Human Interface

You can study this part of the syllabus from the book Lexicon for Ethics Integrity and Aptitude by Chronicle publications.
You can also refer to IGNOU materials on Ethics.
Attitude

You can refer to the book Lexicon for Ethics Integrity and Aptitude by Chronicle publications for this sub-section
Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service

Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude by G. Subba Rao is a good book for this part. In addition, you should also refer to Lexicon for Ethics Integrity and Aptitude by chronicle publications.
Emotional Intelligence

 Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by G. Subba Rao is  a good book for this part.
Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world

Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude by G. Subba Rao is  a good book for this part
Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public Administration

You have to refer to both Subba Rao and Lexicon for this section.
Probity in Governance

Refer to Subba Rao for this section.
You should also refer to two reports Ethics in Governance and Code of conduct of 2nd ARC reports –  
Case studies

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