Ethics Integrity and Aptitude by G Subba Rao Book Review

Are you looking for Ethics Integrity and Aptitude book for UPSC Civil Services Mains exam, then you will find many books related to this subject online. But this book by G Subba Rao and P. N. Roy Chowdhury can be a great option for the aspirants preparing for UPSC.

This is the sixth updated edition of the popular and widely read book on this subject. Yearly updations with the solved papers along with Periodic revisions have made this the book indispensable for UPSC and State Civil Service aspirants.

Total Pages832 Pages
AuthorP N Roy Chowdhury, G Subba Rao
PublisherGK Publications
Subject General Studies Ethics

Ethics Integrity Aptitude is a part of General Studies-IV and Paper V in Civil Services Examination. it is a very popular subject of authoritative and comprehensive text.

With the regular revision and updates in the syllabus over the years, this book has become a must-have for the aspirants of civil services exam in UPSC and state level exams. In this, the previous year question papers have been solved topic wise. This new edition of the book comes with revisions and exciting unmatched features that will strengthen the students.

It is available in double-color matter, which makes learning experience better for the aspirants. Along with the book

Topics Cover

  • Introduction of ethics
  • Challenges to ethics and moral accountability
  • Western moral thinkers
  • Ethical ideas in indian philosophical tradition
  • Lesson from the lives of great indian leaders reformer and administrator
  • Sources of ethical guidance: laws, rules, regulations and conscience
  • Ethical qualities through the lenses and great thinkers
  • Ethical reasoning and moral dilemmas
  • Codes of ethics and codes of conduct
  • Individual ethics of civil servants
  • Codes of conduct for ministers
  • Mechanism for fighting corruption
  • Fight against corruption: current issue
  • Multi-pronged approach to reducing corruption
  • Lokpal
  • The right of information act
  • Citizens charter
  • Utilisation of public fund
  • Corporate governance
  • Political attitudes
  • Modern ethical conundrums
  • Emotional intelligence
  • International morality
  • Case studies
  • Glossary of terms
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Salient feature

  • 27 core chapters covering the entire spectrum of the syllabus.
  • 25 Case Studies in the separate Chapter.
  • Over 50 Case Studies are interspersed within the text.
  • Summary and Practice Questions at the end of each Chapter. Important Chapter titled ‘ethical and moral conundrums.
  • Includes Chapter on political attitudes.
  • Fully solved ethics question papers (2013-2020).

Lexicon Vs G Subba Rao Which is Best

When it comes to GS Paper-4 in UPSC exam, it consists of 50% theory and 50% case study. The theory part can be covered by books whereas case study solving ability depends on your current affairs knowledge, attitude, problem solving ability, your attitude towards society, environment and your knowledge towards government organizations.

  1. Lexicon Ethics can cover more than 80% syllabus of UPSC
  2. 4 remaining path you have to refer G. Subbarao.
  3. Read standard and previous year’s case studies and references from the above 2 books for case studies and current case studies by studying good coaching institute test series.
  4. And the most important is the answer writing exercises regularly on rough platforms.

Recommendation: Go through lexicon to study each and every term mentioned in the syllabus. For Case studies and examples, you can refer to Subbarao.

Ethics Books for UPSC

  • G Subba Rao & P N Roy Chowdhury
  • Lexicon for Ethics by Niraj Kumar
  • Santosh Ajmera & Nanda Kishore Reddy book
  • Ethics in Governance: Innovations, Issues and Instrumentalities – Ramesh K Arora
  • Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude – M Karthikeyan
  • ARC Reports

About Author

Shri G Subba Rao is a retired IAS officer of the 1965 batch and has a long experience extending over four decades in governance and public administration. He has worked in diverse areas of development and regulatory administration at the Centre and in Gujarat, both at levels of policy making and implementation.. He was Chief Secretary, Government of Gujarat, during June 2001 to April 2003 and later Chairman, Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission from May 2003 to January 2008. He was Chairman, Gujarat State Police Complaint Authority, from June 2013 to July 2013.

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