RAS Main Exam Syllabus

  • The following table illustrates the detailed syllabus of RAS and RTS Syllabus −

Paper Subject Marks Time (Duration)
I General Studies –I 200 180 minutes
II General Studies –II 200 180 minutes
III General Studies –III 200 180 minutes
IV General Hindi and General English 200 180 minutes

Mains Syllabus

Paper I: General Knowledge and General Studies
Subjects Topics
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 Dialects
Fairs, Festivals, Folk Music and Folk Dances
Rajsathani Culture, Traditions and Heritage
Religious Movements, Saints & Lokal devtas (Local Deities) of Rajasthan
Important Tourist Places
Leading Personalities of Rajasthan
Indian History 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
Ancient Indian Cultural System & Ideals- Varna Vyavastha, Ashram Vyavastha, Sanskar Vyavastha, Doctrine of Purushartha, Rina and Rita.
Secularism, Religious Tolerance, Religious Unity
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
History of Modern World Renaissance and Reformations
American War of Independence
Industrial Revolution, French Revolution and Russian Revolution
Imperialism and colonialism in Asia and Africa
World War First and World War Second
Indian Constitution, Political System & Governance Indian Constitution: historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure
Determinants and Nature of Indian Politics, Election and Voting Behavior, Coalition Governments
Parliamentary Form of Government
Federal Dynamics
Judicial Review
Challenges of National Integration
Administrative System of Rajasthan Administrative Setup and Administrative Culture in Rajasthan
Various Rights and Citizen Charter
Economic Concepts and Indian Economy Accounting- Techniques of Analysis of Financial Statements, Working Capital Management
Auditing- Meaning, Objects, Detection of Frauds and Errors, Internal Control, Social Audit, Propriety Audit, Performance Audit, Efficiency Audit
Budgeting- Different types of Budgeting, Budgetary Control, Responsibility Accounting, Social Accounting, Different types of Deficits- Budgetary, Fiscal & Revenue Deficit
Major Sectors of Economy- Agriculture, Industry, Service and Trade- Current Status, Issues & initiatives
Banking- Role of Commercial Banks, Issue of NPA, Financial Inclusion
Major Economic Problems and Government Initiatives
Growth, Development & Planning- Issues, trends & initiatives; Fast, inclusive & Sustainable Growth. Growth Indicators
Public Finance, Monetary Policies, Inflation & Control Mechanism, Repo Rate, Reverse Repo Rate, CRR & SLR. Tax Reforms in India, Direct & Indirect Tax Reforms. Subsidies- Cash Transfer of Subsidy Issue
Concept of Money Supply and High Powered Money
Food Security & PDS
Role of Foreign Capital, MNCs in Indian Economy
Investment and Disinvestment Policies
New waves of Economic Reforms in India
Role and Functions of Reserve Bank, SEBI, Planning Commission
Economy of Rajasthan Macro overview of Economy of Rajasthan
Major Agricultural, Industrial and Service sector Issues
Growth, Development and Planning with special reference to Rajasthan
Infrastructure & Resources, Sources of high growth for Rajasthan Economy
Major development projects of Rajasthan
Public Private Partnership Model for Economic Transformation in the State
Demographic Scenario of the State and its impact
Geography of World and India
World Geography Broad Physical features
Environmental and Ecological Issues
Current Geopolitical Conflict Zones
Geography of India Broad Physical Features and Major Physiographic Divisions
Environmental and Ecological Issues
Natural Resources
Geography of Rajasthan Major Geographical Regions
Natural Vegetation
Livestock, Wildlife & its Conservation
Agro-climatic Regions
Metallic & Non-Metallic Minerals
Energy Resources- Conventional & Nonconventional
Population & Tribes
Paper II: General Knowledge and General Studies
Reasoning & Mental Ability Statement and Assumptions
Statement and Argument
Statements and Conclusion
Courses of Action
Analytical Reasoning
Number series
Letter series
Odd man out
Problems relating to Relations
Shapes and their sub sections
Venn diagram
Number System
Problems on Numbers and Order of Magnitude
Ratio and Proportion
Compound Proportion
H.C.F. & L.C.M
Square Root
Cube Root
Time and Work
Speed and Distance
Simple and Compound Interest
Area and Perimeter of Simple Geometrical Shapes
Data Analysis (Tables, Bar diagram, Line graph, Pie-chart) and Interpretation of Categorized Data, Sampling, Probability, Linear Regression and Correlation,
Distribution (Binomial, Poisson & Normal)
General Science & Technology
General and Everyday Science Basics of Physics, Chemistry and Biological Sciences
Basic Knowledge of Computers and Use of Information Technology in Administration, egovernance, e-commerce
Food and Nutrition, Health Care
General Issues on Environment, Ecological Preservation, Conservation of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Biodiversity
Contributions of Scientists in the Development of Science and Technology with Particular Reference to India
Importance of Science and Technology in development of India
Important Technological Concepts and Advancements Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Space Technology and Robotics
Forensic Science Technology
Food and Nutrition Technology
Defense Technology
Other Recent Technologies and Innovations
Technology Related Issues Regarding Intellectual Property Right
Agriculture Science Horticulture
Dairy and Animal Husbandry with special reference to Rajasthan
Various Scientific & Technological Projects of Rajasthan
Paper III: General Knowledge and General Studies
Current Affairs Major Current events and happenings of State(Rajasthan), National and International Importance
Persons and Places in recent news
Statements and Conclusion
Games and Sports related Activities
India and Global Perspective
India in Global Perspective Current Global Developments impeaching upon Society and Economy of India
Emerging World Order in the Post-Cold War Era, Role and Impact of UNO and different world Organizations
Comparative status of Developing, Emerging and Developed Countries, Problems of Developing Countries
Threat of War and Disastrous Weapons, Risks of Nuclear Power
Global Economic issues and trends Issue of Economic Imbalances
Role of World Bank, IMF WTO & other Important International Organizations in world Economy
Impacts of Globalization, Privatization, Liberalization
International Affair and Diplomatic Strategy International Affair and Indian Foreign Policy
International Treaties and Summits
Geo–Political and Strategic Developments in India’s Neighborhood and their Impact on India
Current Sensitive Issues
Issues related to National Integrity and Security Potential areas of Socio-political conflicts between and within Indian States
Traditional, Contemporary and Emerging Threats
Internal and External Threats
Threats of Conflicts
Naxal Problems
Trans-border Infiltration and Insurgency Issues
Organized crimes, Cyber issues
Drug trafficking and other such issues
Governance Issues Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
Current Social Challenges
Issues related to Youth
Old Age People
Laborers and Professionals in India and Rajasthan
Gender Equality
Women Empowerment
Human Rights
Social Justice
Land Acquisition
Challenges pertaining to Urbanization
Demographic imbalances
Regional imbalances and Social Conflicts
Pressure Groups and Organizational Development Role of NGOs
Civil Society
Action Groups
Self Help Groups
Producer’s Associations
Consumer Forums
Cooperative Groups
Possibilities, Resources and Programmes for Development in Rajasthan Important Issues of Development with Special Reference to Rajasthan
Infrastructure & Resources of Rajasthan - Current Status, Issues & Initiatives
Various National Missions, Projects and Schemes of Rajasthan- Their Objectives and Impact
General & Administrative Management Meaning, Nature and Importance
Theories of Management and Work Leadership
Functions of Management: Planning, Organization, Staffing, Coordination, Direction, Motivation, Communication and Control
Concept of Power and Authority, Responsibility and Delegation
Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility
New dimensions of Public Management, Management of Change
Administrative Ethics
Ethics and Human Interface Essence, Determinants and Consequences of Ethics in human actions
Dimensions of Ethics
Ethics in Private and Public Relationships
Aptitude and Foundational Value of Civil Services integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service
Empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections
Emotional Intelligence Concepts and their utilities and application in administration and governance
Strengthening of Moral values in Governance and Public administration
Paper IV: Knowledge of Language (Hindi and English)
Hindi Grammar
Rajasthani literature and dialects
English Grammar
Comprehension And Translation
Paragraph Writing
Letter Writing / Report Writing
Precis writing

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