Rajasthan Public Service Commission
RAS Pre-Syllabus: General Knowledge & General Science
(Code No. 00)
1. Current Affairs :-
- Major current issues and happenings at State, National and International
levels and the concerned organisations, institutions and personalities.
2. General Science :-
- Questions on General Science will cover general appreciation and
understanding of Science including matters of every day observations and
experience. Questions to test, the candidates acquaintance with matters such
as, Electronics, Tele- Communication, Satellites and the like also be
3. Geography and Natural Resources :-
- Broad physical features of the world, important places, rivers,
mountains, continents, oceans .
- Ecology and wild-life of India
- Rajasthan's physiography : climate, vegetation and soil regions. Broad
physical divisions of Rajasthan. Human resources: Problems of population,
unemployment, poverty. Drought, famines and desertification in Rajasthan,
Natural resources of Rajasthan : Mines and Minerals, Forests, Land and
Water, Animal resources. Wild-life and Conservation. Energy problems and
conventional and non-conventional sources of Energy.
4. Agriculture and Economic Development with special reference to
- Food and Commercial Crops of Rajasthan, Agriculture based Industries,
Major Irrigation and River Valley Projects, Projects for the development of
the desert and waste-lands. Indira Gandhi Canal Project, Growth and location
of Industries, Industrial raw materials. Mineral based industries, Small
scale and cottage industries, export items, Rajasthani handicrafts, Tribes
and their economy, various economic plans, programmes and institutions for
development, Co-operative movement, Small enterprises and financial
5. History & Culture :-
Landmarks in the political and cultural history of India. Major monuments
and literary works. Renaissance, struggle for freedom and national integretion.
History & Culture of Rajasthan with special reference to :-
(i) The mediaeval background.
(ii) Socio-economic life and organisation.
(iii) Freedom movement and political awakening.
(iv) Political Integretion.
(v) Dialects and Literature.
(vi) Music, Dance and Theatre.
(vii) Religious beliefs, cults, saint, poets, Warrior-saints, 'Lok Devtas' & 'Lok
(ix) Fairs and Festivals, Customs, Dresses & Ornaments, With special reference
to Folk & Tribal aspects thereof.
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