Aptitude & Foundational Values

Civil Services Questions

  1. Explain any two actions which were unethical in the past but ethical to 21st
  2. What is ethics? How is it different from morals?

Questions from other psc exams

  1. Explain integrity. Describe different types and significance of integrity. Describe how an individual can achieve personal integrity. (KPSC - 2015)
  2. What is the difference between empathy, sympathy and compassion? Describe empathetic behaviour at work. (KPSC - 2015)
  3. Explain tolerance and compassion in Indian context. How effectively can tolerance and compassion be used by the respective authority in the process of decision making in public administration ? (KPSC - 2015)
  4. Explain the factors which determine an employee's dedication to public services. (KPSC - 2015)
  5. Explain what is impartiality, non-partisanship and objectivity in context to public service. How can impartiality and objectivity can be practiced by a civil servant for the upliftment of weaker section? (KPSC - 2015)
  6. Explain fundamental values of civil services. (KPSC - 2015)
  7. Delineate role of integrity and impartiality in public administration. (KPSC - 2014)
  8. Aptitude and fundamental rules are most essential concepts of civil services. Critically evaluate (KPSC - 2014)
  9. In public administration tolerance and compassion towards the weaker section help for better governance. Evaluate with suitable example. (KPSC - 2014)

Practice questions

  1. What are values? Throw light on their central elements.
  2. “Values are not what humanity is, but what humanity is ought to be” – Comment.
  3. What is conflict of interest? How does it effect a public servant in performing his duties?
  4. What is a Human action? Explain it with two examples.
  5. What do you understand by the term ‘public servant’? Reflect on the expected role of public servant.