Ethics paper is one which does not require much memorization which makes many of us feel difficult… In this way this paper is different…First of all refer lexicon book for basic concepts and get a clear idea of the different terms like compassion,empathy,probity,diligence,courtesy,impartiality,non-partisanship etc used in the syllabus…they resemble same but have slight differences…so be clear of what all terms means…the next thing is refer to previous year papers and try to answer the theoretical questions…be prepared for any kind of theory question…just have an example for every question and tackle it…nothing to worry much…
Following are cases studies…those will be the ones most interesting…don’t try to figure out the question of what you think is right…for each case, there’s an option to handle…be well-versed in all of those…the situation could be different, however the fundamental concept behind every case study is known…for instance, it could be connected to corruption or transfer or disaster management , or mob violence that is in recent trends or recommendations to get a job through your influence or anything of this kind…so try at least two cases daily…it isn’t that you must explain your thoughts only using the choices available provided…but should you have an inventive method to handle the situation, you should write it down…but it must be practical. …. If your method of operation is in line with the law, you will receive high scores…
Find some basic concepts in the papers from previous years and try to recall at least two quotations on each concept…after you’ve done that, try to complete some questions within time…this will be more than enough for the ethics paper…
The subject of Ethics was first introduced in 2022 and by the time it was introduced, in the early years , it was one of the subjects with the highest scores. In the recent past, i.e. in the last two years, the scoring system has been made extremely strict, and the marks obtained by candidates on the Ethics test are not equivalent to marks that they scored up to the year 2016. It is therefore essential to try and be in line with the current needs and attempt to align the content of the answers to the students who scored significantly better in the time.
Based on the answers shared on the sheets and observations made on them, it is more beneficial to follow these guidelines when you answer:
Reading of the Subject:
Find out the meaning behind each term that is used in the Code of Ethics and gather a couple of examples of each from the public servant’s view or what is happening in our world. Make connections between them and your daily life to be able to answer any questions that require you to be explained based on a your personal perspective.
Keep a few judicial notes or philosophical quotations available to illustrate the significance of the crucial ethics term discussed.
Every year we are presented with three new quotes to be added. Check out some quotes and later writings or life-style values of the people who wrote them to get a better understanding of the fundamental idea behind the quotes as well as what they were trying to convey through the quotation.
Certain inputs may be obtained by the government in the public services, and advice from the Psychology field could be incorporated into the behavior formation, altering it, or changing it.
How to Handle Case Studies:
The most fundamental approach which is applicable to all of the cases and used by students when they are asked to answer questions on a case study, is the four-step method that starts with a basic background information about the topic, providing specific details on the issue and the ethical aspects required in order to address the problem.
It is the next stage to determine the parties involved and their needs to keep in mind or the actions that are likely to be required to be taken in their direction. This could be to protect their interests or to penalize the perpetrators of wrongdoing in light of the ethical aspects they hold. In certain case studies the interests of participants could be identified and addressed by other means, rather than to separate them.
Following this, the next stage is to speak the ethical concerns involved, or to consider the ethical implications when presenting a solution to the case investigation. It could also include the social-cultural, environmental and legal aspects as well. The last or fourth one is spell out the actions or steps to be taken to tackle the ethical concerns and the needs of all stakeholders , and to find solutions to the issue and to conclude.