(Syllabus) Rajasthan PSC : Combined Competitive (RAS Pre) Examination - 2016

(Syllabus) Rajasthan PSC : Combined Competitive (RAS Pre)
Examination - 2016

Scheme of Examination:

The Preliminary Examination will consist of one paper on the subject specified below, which will be of objective type and carry a maximum of 200 marks.

The examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. The Standard of the paper will be that of a Bachelor’s Degree Level. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination  by  the  candidates,  who  are  declared  qualified  for  admission  to  Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.



Max Marks



General Knowledge and General Science


3 Hours

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.


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

  • Major Landmarks in the History of Rajasthan, Major Dynasties, their Administrative
  • and Revenue System. Socio-cultural Issues.
  • Freedom Movement , Political Awakening and Integration
  • Salient features of Architecture – Forts and Monuments
  • Arts, Paintings and Handicrafts.
  • Important Works of Rajasthani literature. Local Dilects
  • Fairs, Festivals, Folk Music and Folk Dances.
  • Rajsathani Culture, Traditions and Heritage.
  • Religious Movements, Saints& Lok devtas of Rajasthan.
  • Important Tourist Places.
  • 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 about the middle of the eighteenth 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 Bio-diversity.
  • 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 Bio-diversity
  • Major irrigation projects.
  • Mines and Minerals.
  • Population.
  • Major Industries and Potential for Industrial Development.

Indian Constitution,  Political  System &Governance

  • Constitutional Development  & Indian  Constitution :

Government of India Acts: 1919 and 1935, Constituent Assembly, Nature of Indian

Constitution; 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 :
  • Nature of Indian State, Democracy in India, Reorganization of States, Coalition
  • Governments, Political Parties, 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

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

Economic Concepts and Indian Economy 

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

Science & Technology

  • Basics of Everyday Science.
  • Electronics, Computers, Information and Communication Technology.
  • Space Technology including Satellites.
  • Defence Technology.
  • Nanotechnology.
  • Human body, Food and Nutrition, Health care.
  • Environmental and Ecological Changes and its Impacts.
  • Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering.
  • Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry and Animal Husbandry with special reference to
  • Rajasthan.
  • Development of Science and Technology in Rajasthan.

Reasoning & Mental Ability

  • Logical Reasoning (Deductive, Inductive,  Abductive):
  •  Statement  and  Assumptions,  Statement  and  Argument,  Statements  and
  • Conclusion, Courses of Action.
  •  Analytical Reasoning.
  • Mental  Ability :
  • Number series, Letter series, Odd man out, Coding-Decoding, Problems relating to
  • Relations, Shapes and their sub sections.
  • Basic Numeracy  :
  • Elementary knowledge of Mathematical and Statistical Analysis.
  • Number System, Order of Magnitude, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Simple and
  • Compound  Interest, Data Analysis (Tables, Bar diagram, Line graph, Pie-chart).

Current Affairs

  • Major  Current  Events  and  Issues  of  State(Rajasthan),  National  and  International
  • Importance
  • Persons and Places in recent news
  • Games and Sports related Activities

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