Syllabus

Rajasthan Public Service Commission RAS Previous


Rajasthan Public Service Commission RAS Pre Syllabus:

Paper Subjects Max Marks Time Time Duration
I General Knowledge and General Science 200 2 Hours

 

Note-
1. There will be 150 questions of multiple choice (Objective Type), carrying equal marks. 2. There will be negative marking.1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

 

Art, Culture, History, Literature, Tradition and Heritage of Rajasthan

  • The Major Dynasties,  Landmarks in Rajasthan's history, and their Administrative and Revenue System. Socio-cultural Effects.
  • Freedom Movement, Political Awakening, and Integration
  • Salient features of Architecture – Forts, and Monuments
  • Arts, Paintings, and Handicrafts.
  • Important Works of Rajasthani literature. Local Dialects
  • Fairs, Festivals, Folk Music and Folk Dances.
  • Rajasthani Culture, Traditions and Heritage.
  • Religious Movements, Saints& Lok devtas of Rajasthan.
  • Leading Personalities of Rajasthan.

 

Indian History

Ancient & Medieval Period:

  • Salient features and Major Landmarks of Ancient and Medieval India
  • Art, Culture, Literature and Architecture.
  • Major Dynasties, Their Administrative System. Socio-Economic Conditions, Prominent Movements.

Modern Period:

  • Modern Indian history ( from the middle of the 18th century until the present ) - significant events, personalities, and issues.
  • The Freedom Struggle & Indian National Movement- its various stages and important contributors and contributions from different parts of the country.
  • Social and Religious Reform movements in the 19th and 20th century.
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

 

Geography of World and India

World Geography:

  • Broad Physical features.
  • Environmental and Ecological Issues.
  • Wildlife and Biodiversity.
  • International Waterways.
  • Major Industrial Regions.

Geography of India:

  • Broad physical features and Major physiographic divisions.
  • Agriculture and Agro-based Activities.
  • Minerals – Iron, Manganese, Coal, Oil & Gas, Atomic Minerals.
  • Major Industries and Industrial development.
  • Transportation– major transport corridors.
  • Natural Resources.
  • Environmental Problems and Ecological Issues.

Geography of Rajasthan

  • Broad physical features and Major physiographic divisions.
  • Natural Resource of Rajasthan-
  • Climate, Natural Vegetation, Forests, Wildlife and Biodiversity
  • Major irrigation projects.
  • Mines and Minerals.
  • Population.
  • Major Industries and Potential for Industrial Development.

Indian Constitution, Political System &Governance

Constitutional Development & Indian Constitution :

The Government of India Acts: 1919 and 1935, Nature of Indian Constitution; Constituent Assembly, Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State, Fundamental Duties, Federal Structure, Constitutional Amendments, Emergency Provisions, Public Interest Litigation (P.I.L.) and Judicial Review.

Indian Political System and Governance:

  • Indian State Nature, States Reorganization, Governments Coalition, Political Parties, Indian Democracy, and National Integration.
  • Union and State Executive; Union and State Legislative, Judiciary
  • President, Parliament, Supreme Court, Election Commission, Comptroller and Auditor General, Planning Commission, National Development Council, Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Central Information Commission, Lokpal, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
  • Local Self Government & Panchayati Raj

Public Policy & Rights

  • National Public Policy as a welfare state.
  • Various Legal Rights and Citizen Charter.

Political and Administrative System of Rajasthan

  • Chief Minister, Governor, Lokayukta, State Election Commission, State Assembly, High Court, Rajasthan Public Service Commission, District Administration, State Human Rights Commission, and State Information Commission.
  • Public Policy, Legal Rights, and Citizen Charter.

Economic Concepts and Indian Economy

Basic Concepts of Economics

  • Basic Knowledge of Budgeting, Banking, Public Finance, National Income, Growth and Development
  • Accounting- Concept, Tools and Uses in Administration
  • Stock Exchange and Share Market
  • Fiscal and Monetary Policies
  • Subsidies, Public Distribution System
  • e-Commerce
  • Inflation- Concept, Impact and Control Mechanism

Economic Development & Planning: -

  • 5 Year Plans - Objectives, Strategies, and Achievements.
  • Major Sectors of Economy- Agriculture, Industry, Service and Trade- Current Status, Issues & initiatives.
  • Major Economic Problems and Government Initiatives. Economic Reforms and Liberalization

Human Resource and Economic Development:-

  • Human Development Index
  • Poverty and Unemployment: - Concept, Types, Causes, Remedies and Current Flagship Schemes.

Social Justice and Empowerment:-

  • Provisions for Weaker Sections.

Economy of Rajasthan

  • The macro overview of Economy.
  • Major Agricultural, Industrial, and Service Sector Issues.
  • Growth, Development, and Planning.
  • Infrastructure & Resources.
  • Major Development Projects.
  • Programs and Schemes- Government Welfare Schemes for SC/ST/Backward Class/Minorities/Disabled Persons, Destitute, Women, Children, Old Age People, Farmers & Labourers.