(Syllabus) RPSC: Syllabus For Post of College Lecturer: Political Science

Rajasthan Public Service Commission

Syllabus For Screening Test For Post of College Lecturer: Political Science

1. Political Theory

  • Political Science - Traditional and Contemporary Perspective.
  • Concepts - Sovereignty, Liberty, Equality, Justice, Democracy, Elites.
  • Behaviouralism and Post-behaviouralism, System's approach, structural - functional approach, Political Development, Political Modernization, Political culture.
  • Theories of representation, political parties, Pressure Groups, Public Opinion.
  • Organs of Government - Legislature, Executive and Judiciary.
  • Globalization and its impact on the role of State.

2. Political Thought

  • Manu, Kautilya, Shukra, Ram Mohan Roy, Dayanand Saraswati, Gopal Krishna Gokhle, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi, Aurbindo Ghosh, Bhimrao Ambedkar, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Jai Prakash Narain.
  • Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Machiavelli, Bantham, J.S.Mill, Karl Marx.

3. Indian Government and politics

  • Philosophical Bases of the Constitution of India - Preamble. Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles, Fundamental Duties.
  • Federalism, Union-State Relations.
  • Union Executive - President, Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.
  • Parliament - Composition, Powers and Role.
  • Judiciary - Supreme Court and High Courts, Judicial Review and Judicial Activism.
  • States - The Executive : Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers.
  • The State Legislative - Composition, Powers and Role.
  • Amendment of the Constitution, Cast Religion and Language in Indian Politics.
  • Panchayat Raj (With special reference to Rajasthan)
  • Public Services and Public Service Commissions.
  • Election and Electoral Reforms.
  • President's Rule and its politics.
  • Party system in India, Pressure Groups in India, Politics of Defection, Coalition Politics.

4. International Politics

  • Idealistic and Realistic approaches, National Power, National Interest.
  • Foreign Policy of India, India and her Neighbours.
  • Emerging trends in International Politics.
  • U.S.A. and World.
  • United Nations : Role and Relevance.
  • Issue of Nuclear Non-prolification.
  • Non-alignment movement : Changing Role and Relevance.

5. Public Administration

  • Meaning, Nature and Scope of Public Administration, New Public Administration, Theories of Organization (Classical, Scientific, Human Relations.), Bureaucracy, Good Governance.

Note :- Pattern of Question Paper

  1. Objective type paper
  2. Maximum Marks : 100
  3. Number of Questions : 100
  4. Duration of Paper : Two Hours
  5. All questions carry equal marks.
  6. There will be Negative Marking.

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