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Ideological inclinations that you must possess to qualify for CS

What is the full set of ideological stands that aspirants should have in order to get selected for the civil services?

Eg. If you're into extreme leftist politics, then you better scoot over to the red corridor and wait for the CRPF to put a few bullets up your a**. You'll not get into CS with that world view.

But some things are not that clear cut.
Eg.

1. Should India and Pakistan start the peace process again at this time? (I rather not)

2. Who should be blamed for the Pakistani occupation of PoK? (You know who)

3. What is your take on the alleged destruction of the secret Netaji files?

4. What was the role of parliamentarians in so many scams in India?

5. Is the upper house of parliament fit for scrapping?

6. Is ahimsa relevant today? Is it possible to have absolute ahimsa?

7. What is your take on the net result of reservations in India? How justified is the current exclusion criteria?

8. Why does the US fund terrorists in Pakistan indirectly?

9. Can you remain absolutely honest in a system that is almost absolutely dishonest?

10. Is alcoholism part of western culture?

11. Why are poor tribal people deprived and neglected in our shining India?

12. Why are certain jobs still forced upon people of a certain caste and why don't we punish the people who actually practice castist discrimination?

13. Who is responsible for the suicide of farmers and the overpowering dominance of middlemen?

14. Who is responsible for the deaths from Japanese encephalitis and denge?

15. Why give so much importance to cricket and football when half the country in barely able to go from hand to mouth on a daily basis?

16. How many socio-economic India-s are there in the geographical India?

17. Can holy books have versions?

18. Is westernisation bad? What is to happen to the parts of our culture that we throw away for their western counterparts?

19. Is there anything called free speech or is it a joke the world over?

20. Why are we silent on the endless slaughter of innocents in West Asia? What good does even mere lip service do?

21. Ayodhya issue.

22. Bifurcation of states. Water sharing.

23. Enlightened national interest vs National interest.

24. Fixing responsibility for the state of India's external covert capabilities. How long do we sugar coat a mistake?

25. Is the fifth estate today just an extension of the first estate?

Add your questions and answer mine.
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  • Keep calm and go back to books , as opposed to the charm of civil services the reality is quite different , your job will be to follow order and implement policies ( and not policy making ), moreover hallmark of beaurocracy is neutrality and anonymity and impartiality ,

    PS I am in no way trivializing your query , just wrote what I felt .
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  • Keep calm and go back to books , as opposed to the charm of civil services the reality is quite different , your job will be to follow order and implement policies ( and not policy making ), moreover hallmark of beaurocracy is neutrality and anonymity and impartiality ,

    PS I am in no way trivializing your query , just wrote what I felt .

    In know this to be the fact. But I need to say the right things officially to not get kicked off the list. Hence the questions.
    Dead and departed player. RIP.
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  • edited October 2016

    Keep calm and

    Have a little late night date with Mr single malt , maybe kiss a few classic milds and ponder over the mysteries of life , I am quite certain you will get the correct answer .

    In know this to be the fact. But I need to say the right things officially to not get kicked off the list. Hence the questions.

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  • Keep calm and go back to books , as opposed to the charm of civil services the reality is quite different , your job will be to follow order and implement policies ( and not policy making ), moreover hallmark of beaurocracy is neutrality and anonymity and impartiality ,

    PS I am in no way trivializing your query , just wrote what I felt .

    +1


    Left right up down or anything , you are a civil servant . Your replies should be people centric and should benefit them . If you hold this line you dont have to justify anything .

    Atb
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  • Ready....steady....GO...........
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  • naukari ke pahle saal me seekh jaaoge ki agar shanti se naukar karani hai to apni koi image hi na banane do...ee saali image ek baar ban gayi naa to chamadi ke saath nikal ke jaati hai ;)
    ज़ुर्रतों के करघे पे सपने बुनता हूँ...
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  • naukari ke pahle saal me seekh jaaoge ki agar shanti se naukar karani hai to apni koi image hi na banane do...ee saali image ek baar ban gayi naa to chamadi ke saath nikal ke jaati hai ;)

    pandey ji ki jai ho
    Marriage is like retiring as a bachelor and getting a sexual pension. You don't have to work for the sex any more, but you only get 65% as much.
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  • +1
    Isiliye kayi baar kayi image-dhariyon ki chamdi utar bhi jaati hai.
    Anyway yourpunch line is cool.

    naukari ke pahle saal me seekh jaaoge ki agar shanti se naukar karani hai to apni koi image hi na banane do...ee saali image ek baar ban gayi naa to chamadi ke saath nikal ke jaati hai ;)

    Quotes don't inspire; People do. [ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਸਾਹਿਤ]
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    मूर्खस्य पंच चिह्नानि गर्वो दुर्वचनं तथा । क्रोधश्च दृढवादश्च परवाक्येष्वनादरः ॥
    5 signs of a fool : Vanity, wicked conversation, anger, stubborn arguments, & disrespect for other's opinion.
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  • Dudes! I still didn't get the answer!! Can I say that reservation has damaged India or will that land me in jail (if I were to say that) let alone be in CS?? They're asking so many pointed questions regarding reservation!!!
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  • Reservation as a concept of positive discrimination is not bad in itself , it resonates with the democratic (and even natural justice ) that like should be treated like , but kintu parantu this exact meaning of the term has long been forgotten amidst the political machanizations of vote bank politics , so yeah you can say that but qualify your assertion .
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  • Reservation as a concept of positive discrimination is not bad in itself , it resonates with the democratic (and even natural justice ) that like should be treated like , but kintu parantu this exact meaning of the term has long been forgotten amidst the political machanizations of vote bank politics , so yeah you can say that but qualify your assertion .

    Kintu parantu agar examiner ke bhawnaon ko thes pohoche tab to meri maiyyat nikalwayenge! :'(
    Dead and departed player. RIP.
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  • edited October 2016
    Civil service is a way of life and not just another job. You just cant approach this service with a mindset which generally people have when they are in some 9-5 job. Some dont understand the piousness of this service, approach it like another mundane job and this attitude later becomes the root of all corruption.

    If you dont want to "serve", but wish to be "served", you should not even try this examination.
    An Ounce of Action Is Worth a Ton of Theory
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  • On the contrary, most people who come with desires of changing something and "serving the people" are the ones who get the most disillusioned and frustrated. GA is an example. Disillusionment was writ large on his face while he was speaking.
    Prelims: 3. Mains: 1. Interview: 1. Rank: (?)
    Literature of English Language.
    Dentist, bounty hunter, aspiring diplomat. Opinionated.
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  • On the contrary, most people who come with desires of changing something and "serving the people" are the ones who get the most disillusioned and frustrated. GA is an example. Disillusionment was writ large on his face while he was speaking.

    @DrKingSchultz I think he's pretty happy in the service, no?
    An Ounce of Action Is Worth a Ton of Theory
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  • On the contrary, most people who come with desires of changing something and "serving the people" are the ones who get the most disillusioned and frustrated. GA is an example. Disillusionment was writ large on his face while he was speaking.

    @ DrKingSchultz I think he's pretty happy in the service, no?
    No option but to be happy.
    He wouldn't choose IAS again if given a chance, that is what I could figure out from his speech.
    He was at his most regretful when he said that clouds used to form below his feet in Hong Kong and here he has to wake up every morning to go check whether toilets have been made or not.

    Everybody accepts the reality in the end, some gracefully and some grudgingly. But disillusionment is common amongst everyone, because we hype up the service too much during prep.
    Prelims: 3. Mains: 1. Interview: 1. Rank: (?)
    Literature of English Language.
    Dentist, bounty hunter, aspiring diplomat. Opinionated.
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  • Agreeed Bro
    I would like to add that approach any exam with your original self. Why to condition yourself for any job however glorious it may be if you have to fake your ideologies.
    Rather raise your abilities & capabilities actually to meet the prevailing standards.

    Believe me if youll' fake it you'll never make it.
    The people out there see through you to find that your artificially adopted ideology is only skin deep. Then they squeez marrow out of your bones in interview.

    Civil service is a way of life and not just another job. You just cant approach this service with a mindset which generally people have when they are in some 9-5 job. Some dont understand the piousness of this service, approach it like another mundane job and this attitude later becomes the root of all corruption.

    If you dont want to "serve", but wish to be "served", you should not even try this examination.

    Quotes don't inspire; People do. [ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਸਾਹਿਤ]
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    मूर्खस्य पंच चिह्नानि गर्वो दुर्वचनं तथा । क्रोधश्च दृढवादश्च परवाक्येष्वनादरः ॥
    5 signs of a fool : Vanity, wicked conversation, anger, stubborn arguments, & disrespect for other's opinion.
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  • On the contrary, most people who come with desires of changing something and "serving the people" are the ones who get the most disillusioned and frustrated. GA is an example. Disillusionment was writ large on his face while he was speaking.

    @ DrKingSchultz I think he's pretty happy in the service, no?
    No option but to be happy.
    He wouldn't choose IAS again if given a chance, that is what I could figure out from his speech.
    He was at his most regretful when he said that clouds used to form below his feet in Hong Kong and here he has to wake up every morning to go check whether toilets have been made or not.

    Everybody accepts the reality in the end, some gracefully and some grudgingly. But disillusionment is common amongst everyone, because we hype up the service too much during prep.
    He also said 2 years in CS is 20 years in investment banking :P
    An Ounce of Action Is Worth a Ton of Theory
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  • On the contrary, most people who come with desires of changing something and "serving the people" are the ones who get the most disillusioned and frustrated. GA is an example. Disillusionment was writ large on his face while he was speaking.

    @ DrKingSchultz I think he's pretty happy in the service, no?
    No option but to be happy.
    He wouldn't choose IAS again if given a chance, that is what I could figure out from his speech.
    He was at his most regretful when he said that clouds used to form below his feet in Hong Kong and here he has to wake up every morning to go check whether toilets have been made or not.

    Everybody accepts the reality in the end, some gracefully and some grudgingly. But disillusionment is common amongst everyone, because we hype up the service too much during prep.
    He also said 2 years in CS is 20 years in investment banking :P
    :tongue:

    Guys, Let us start being nice to other people.

    Even GA has not been spared. I am having a tough time getting successful candidates to contribute something because suddenly everyone is afraid if being pulled into something nasty.

    I aint saying anything above is nasty. It is just that one thing leads to another. Slippery Slope.
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  • Neyawn said:

    On the contrary, most people who come with desires of changing something and "serving the people" are the ones who get the most disillusioned and frustrated. GA is an example. Disillusionment was writ large on his face while he was speaking.

    @ DrKingSchultz I think he's pretty happy in the service, no?
    No option but to be happy.
    He wouldn't choose IAS again if given a chance, that is what I could figure out from his speech.
    He was at his most regretful when he said that clouds used to form below his feet in Hong Kong and here he has to wake up every morning to go check whether toilets have been made or not.

    Everybody accepts the reality in the end, some gracefully and some grudgingly. But disillusionment is common amongst everyone, because we hype up the service too much during prep.
    He also said 2 years in CS is 20 years in investment banking :P
    :tongue:

    Guys, Let us start being nice to other people.

    Even GA has not been spared. I am having a tough time getting successful candidates to contribute something because suddenly everyone is afraid if being pulled into something nasty.

    I aint saying anything above is nasty. It is just that one thing leads to another. Slippery Slope.
    True.
    Sorry Shaktimaan. :neutral:
    Delete my comments if they are improper.
    Prelims: 3. Mains: 1. Interview: 1. Rank: (?)
    Literature of English Language.
    Dentist, bounty hunter, aspiring diplomat. Opinionated.
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  • Once Arnold asked Humphrey Appleby- " How dare you commit to a cause?" Humphery replied-"You know Arnold I have never professed such luxuries, I am a mere humble servant of the crown". Sums it up. Jokes apartBTW Constitution should be your ideology. Can profess Gandhism &Humanism.
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