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7) Discuss the following terms in detail: (a)Grit (b)Fortitude (c)Work culture (250 words)

Topic:Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections.

7) Discuss the following terms in detail:



(c)Work culture (250 words)

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Key demand of the question:

Explain the terms in detail and suggest their relevance in one’s personal and public life.


DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer


Start your intro by your understanding of the word. For eg. Grit means to have the passion and perseverance to achieve long term goals.

You may also start your intro by giving example of great personality and their quality. For eg. Nelson Mandela, leader from South Africa changed the world for the better through his passion and perseverance. His lifelong goal, similar to Martin Luther King, Jr., was to achieve equal rights for non-white people in his country.

Body of the answer

First explain the importance of the word in real life and more importantly public administration.

Support your explanation with help of examples. You can give some real-life example where you have shown such quality or give examples related to administration.


Conclude by suggesting how one can strengthen these qualities.