(Syllabus) RAS Syllabus (Main): Compulsory Papers/Subjects (Code No. 00)

Rajasthan Public Service Commission

RAS Syllabus (Main): Compulsory Papers/Subjects (Code No. 00)

Paper-I General Knowledge and General Science

1. Current Affairs - Current events of State, National and International importance, International agencies, their activities, Economic and Political aspects in India and organisations and institutions working in these fields. Games and sports at State, National and International Levels.

2. General Science - Questions on General Science will cover general appreciation and understanding of Science including matters of everyday observations and experience as may be expected of and enlightened person though he may not have made any special study of science. Question to test the candidate's acquaintance with matters such as Electronics, Tele-communication. Satellies and the like should also be included.

3. Geography and Natural resources -
(a) Broad physical features o the world, important places, rivese, mountains, continents, oceans.
(b) Natural resources of India, Mines and minerals, Forests, land and water, Wild life and conservation, ecology of India.
(c) Physiography, Climate, Vegetation and soil regions, Broad Physical divisions of India, human resources, problems of population, unemployment, poverty, drought famines and desertification in India.
(d) Energy problems and conventional and non-conventional sources of energy.

4. Agriculture and Economic Development of India - Food and Commercial crops, agriculture base industries, Major irrigation and rivers valley projects, Growth and location of industries. Industrial raw materials, Mineral based Industries, Small Scale & Cottage Industries, Export items, various economic plans, programmes and institutions for development. Cooperative movement, small enterprises and financial institutions.

5. History and Culture - Main currents in World History, Art and Culture, Landmarks in the political and cultural history of India, Major monuments, and Literary works. Renaissance, struggle ofr freedom & national integration.

Paper-II General Knowledge of Rajasthan, Rajasthani Society, Art & Culture

1. Geography and Natural Resources -
(a) Broad Physical Features : Topography, Climate, Vegetation and Soil Regions, Rivers, Mountains, Lakes, Natural divisions, Geographical regions.
(b) Natural Resources : Mines and Minerals, Forest, Land and Water, Wild life and Conservation, Environmental Ecology.
(c) Livestock and Fisheries, Breed, Population, Regional Distribution, Cattle Fairs.
(d) Human Resources, Population problem, Unemployment, Poverty, Drought and Famines.
(e) Energy Problems and Conventional and Non-conventional sources of energy.

2. Agriculture & Industry - Food and Commercial Crops, Agriculture based Industries. Major and Minor Irrigation & River Valley Projects. Projects for the development of the desert and waste land, Indira Gandhi Canal Project. Growth and location of Industries, Industrial raw materials. Mineral Based Industries, Large, Small and Cottage Industries, Rajasthani Handicrafts.

3. Economic Development and Planning - Various Economic Plans. Programmes and Institutions for development, Co-operative movement, Small Enterprises and Financial Institutions, Various indicators of Economic development.

4. History, Polity, Art & Culture - History & Culture of Rajasthan with special reference to :

  1. The mediaeval background.
  2. Socio-economic life and organizations.
  3. Freedom Movement and Political awakening.
  4. Political Integration.
  5. Music, dance & theatre.
  6. Religious beliefs, cults, saints, poets and warrior saints 'Lok Devta', 'Lok Deviyan'.
  7. Handicrafts.
  8. Fairs and Festivals, Customs, Dresses & Ornaments. With special reference to fold and tribal aspects thereof.

5. Literature - Rajasthani Language, Dialects and their regions, History of language and literature, famous writers, poets and their works with special reference to flok-lore.

PAPER III. सामान्य हिन्दी (General Hindi)

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इस प्रश्न-पत्र का उद्देश्य अभ्यर्थी की भाषा-विषयक क्षमता तथा उसके विचारों की सही, स्पष्ट एवं प्रभावपूर्ण अभिव्यक्ति की परख करना है । 

1. संधि एवं संधि-विच्छेद: दिये हुए शब्दों में संधि करना और संधि विच्छेद करना ।
2. समास: दिये हुए शब्दों से सामासिक पदों की रचनाअ और समास विग्रह करना ।
3. उपसर्ग: उपसर्गो का सामान्य ज्ञान और उनके संयोग से शब्दों की संरचना और शब्दों में विद्यमान उपसर्गाें को पृथक् करना ।
4. प्रत्यय: प्रत्ययों का सामान्य ज्ञान और उनके संयोग से शब्दों की संरचना और शब्दों में विद्यमान प्रत्ययों को पृथक् करना ।
5. पर्यायवाची तथा विलोम शब्द ।
6. शब्द-युग्मों का अर्थभेद ।
7. एक वाक्यांश के लिए एक सार्थक शब्द ।
8. शब्द-शुद्धि (दिये अुए अशुद्ध शब्दों को शुद्ध रूप में लिखना)
9. वाक्य-शुद्धि (वर्तनी सम्बन्धी अशुद्धियों से रहित विभिन्न व्याकरणिक अशुद्धियों वाले वाक्यों को शुद्ध करना )
10. मुहावरे (वाक्यों में केवल सार्थक प्रयोग अपेक्षित है) ।
11. लोकोक्तियाँ (वाक्यों में केवल सार्थक प्रयोग अपेक्षित है)।
12. पारिभाषिक शब्दावली (प्रशासन से सम्बन्धित अंगरेजी शब्दों के समानार्थक हिन्दी शब्द)।

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1. संक्षिप्तीकरण: गद्यावतरण का उचित शीर्षक एवं एक-तिहाई शब्दों में संक्षिप्तीकरण तथा गद्यावतरण पर प्रश्न ।
2. वृद्धिकरण: किसी सूक्ति, प्रसिद्ध कथन आदि भाव विस्तार।
3. पत्र-लेखन: व्यावसायिक एवं कार्यालयीय पत्र ।
4. प्रारूप: निविदा, परिपत्र, अधिसूचना, ज्ञापन कार्यालय-टिप्पणी, विज्ञप्ति ।
5. अनुवाद: अँगरेजी गद्यावतरण का हिन्दी में अनुवाद ।

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1. किसी समसामयिक एवं अन्य विषय पर निबंध-लेखन-लेखन (शब्द-सीमा 500 शब्द)

Paper-IV General English


1. Comprehension of a given passage
2. Translation (from Hindi to English)


3. Modern English Usage :
(a) Tense usage including sequence of tenses and concord.
(b) Phrasal verbs and idioms.
(c) Determiners.
(d) Passive voice.
(e) Coordination and Subordination.
(f) Direct and Indirect speech.
(g) Modals expressing various concepts : Obligation, Request, Permission, Prohibition, Intention, Condition, Probability, Possibility, Purpose, Reason, Comparison, Contrast.


4. Report Writing (Writing a report on the basis of given information)
5. Business and Official letters
6. Essay (not exceeding 300 words)

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