UPSC Mains 2018 – Download General Studies Paper 4 (GS4) Question Paper

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IAS mains paper 2018 general studies ethics question paper 4 full analysis and review

UPSC Mains 2018 – Download GS4 Question Paper (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude). – UPSC conducted the General Studies Paper 4 (GS4) Paper, as part of Civil Services Main Exam 2018 on 30-09-2018. Aspirants can now download General Studies Paper 4 (GS4) Question Paper

Mains – 2018: General Studies Paper – 4 (ETHICS) UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam – 2018

Mains – 2018: General Studies Paper – 4
UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam – 2018

Total Marks: 250 marks, Time duration: 3 hours.

There are 12 questions divided into two sections and printed both in ENGLISH and HINDI.

All questions are compulsory.

The number of marks carried by a question/part is printed against it.

Answers must be written in the medium authorized in the admission certificate which must be stated clearly on the cover of this question-cum-answer (QCA) booklet in the space provided.

No marks will be given for answers written in the medium other than authorized one.

Keep the word limit indicated in the questions in mind.

Any page or portion of the page left blank, must be struck off clearly.


Section A

1- (a) State the three basic values, universal in nature, in the context of civil services and bring out their importance. (150 words)10
(b) Distinguish between “Code of ethics” and “Code of conduct” with suitable examples.
(150 words) 10

2- (a) What is mean by public interest? What are the principles and procedures to be followed by the civil servants in public interest? (150 words) 10
(b) “The Right to Information Act is not all about citizens’ empowerment alone, it essentially redefines the concept of accountability. Discuss. (150 words) 10

3-(a) What is mean by conflict of interest? Illustrate with examples, the difference between the actual and potential conflicts of interest. (150 words) 10
(b) “In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they do not have the first, the other two will kill you.” – Warren Buffett
What do you understand by this statement in the present-day scenario? Explain. (150 words) 10

4-(a) “In doing a good thing, everything is permitted which is not prohibited expressly or by clear implication”. Examine the statement with suitable examples in the context of a public servant discharging his/her duties. (150 words) 10
(b) With regard to the morality of actions, one view is that means is of paramount importance and the other view is that the ends justify the means. Which view do you think is more appropriate? Justify your answer. (150 words) 10

5-(a) Suppose the Government of India is thinking of constructing a dam in a mountain valley bond by forests and inhabited by ethnic communities. What rational policy should it resort to in dealing with unforeseen contingencies (150 words) 10
(b) Explain the process of resolving ethical dilemmas in Public Administration. (150 words) 10

6-What do each of the following quotations mean to you in the present context?
(a) “The true rule, in determining to embrace, or reject anything, is not whether it has any evil in it; but whether it has more evil than good. There are few things wholly evil or wholly good. Almost everything, especially of governmental policy, is an inseparable compound of the two; so that our best judgement of the preponderance between them is continually demanded. ”Abraham Lincoln ( 150 words)10
(b) “Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. “ _ Mahatma Gandhi (150 words) 10
(c) “Falsehood takes the place of truth when it results in unblemished common good.” _ Tirukkural (150 words)10

Section B

7- Rakesh is a responsible district level officer, who enjoys the trust of his higher officials. Knowing his honesty, the government entrusted him with the responsibility of identifying the beneficiaries under a health care scheme meant for senior citizens.
The criteria to be a beneficiary are the following:
(a) 60 years of age or above.
(b) Belonging to a reserved community.
(c) Family income of less than 1 Lakh rupees per annum.
(d) Post-treatment prognosis is likely to be high to make a positive difference to the quality of life of the beneficiary.
One day, an old couple visited Rakesh’s office with their application. They have been the residents of a village in his district since their birth. The old man is diagnosed with a rare condition that causes obstruction in the large intestine. As a consequence, he has severe abdominal pain frequently that prevents him from doing any physical labour. The couple has no children to support them. The expert surgeon whom they contacted is willing to do the surgery without


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  1. ashish kushwaha 3 years ago

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  2. D shubham panchal 3 years ago

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  5. Nishant Sinha 3 years ago

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  6. jayati dubey 3 years ago

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  7. jayati dubey 3 years ago

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  8. garima patel 3 years ago

    Sir up pcs 2018 ke csat me bhi negative marking hoga kya

  9. S B SINGH 3 years ago

    Sir PDF please

  10. Shankar Thakur 3 years ago

    Thank you very much sir…

  11. सर ऐसी कोई एक बुक बताइए जिसमें gs4 का पूरा पेटर्न हो मतलब यह जो केस स्टडी है वह भी उसमें शामिल हो प्लीज आप हिंदी माध्यम में मेरे को बेस्ट पुस्तक बताएं

  12. sayan chakraborty 3 years ago

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  13. RAJA MISHRA 3 years ago

    After OBSERVING all spectrum of gs papers one thing i can say that this year upsc through a more straight forward papers compared to previous years Although in exam hall various things are plugging i.e stress,time and mental management but its easiest mains till date (six years) cutoff is definitely going to high considering the fact that less numbers of seat and more PREDICTABLE QUESTIONS.The way forward is that the hindu+answer writing+stick to basics.THATS IT😁😁.

  14. mini 3 years ago

    Thank you so much for this👍🙏

  15. Sadhana Gupta 3 years ago

    sir agar hindi me pepar likha ja rha h to usme english ka use kar sakte h bich me ya nhi

  16. JS CHAUHAN 3 years ago

    Sir PDF please

  17. JS CHAUHAN 3 years ago

    Third aur fourth paper ki

  18. JS CHAUHAN 3 years ago

    Teligram pr

  19. Samriddhi Sharma 3 years ago

    Q no 7- rakesh wale questions p kya krna chayie sir plz ans me…..
    according to me personally uski thodi help kr k old orphanage me rakhwa dena chayie

  20. Samriddhi Sharma 3 years ago

    Sir ne last me bht jaldibaji me thank u bole sir bolte bolte bore Ho gye hahaha

  21. Deepu Kumar 3 years ago

    Ethics ke liye Hindi me koi book aati haikya

  22. Dhiraj Singh 3 years ago

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  23. Ak tripathi 3 years ago

    Paper was easily only for two kind of people. one who had less prepared. Two who had prepared so well. rest are confused and quiet. Now exam is only searching honest person. it's doesn't matter if later they become corrupt.

  24. Swati Shetake9119 3 years ago

    Thank u soooooooooooooo much sir.. very nice 👍🙏😃👌

  25. AKHIL SINGH 3 years ago

    Question 7 me aapka ka view hai sir?

  26. SHUBHAM BATHLA. 3 years ago

    Sir hindi medium k liye b best source & website btao plz

  27. Thanks.

  28. Debjani Biswas 3 years ago

    You are very genuine and humble… Thank you sir.

  29. Anup Rana 3 years ago

    Bolna easy agr sath ke sath thoda brief mai bta dete answer to acha hota

  30. Sir kya Hindi me online MAINS writing kar sakte h kya?? Jaise IAS Baba, vision IAS me Hindi me writing kar skte h, plz tell??

  31. sucess point 3 years ago

    sir ek din ma kitna ppr hota hn pre gap vegra ka kya 9

  32. RITESH ADE 3 years ago

    Q 10 tamilnadu?

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