RAS Preliminary Test Syllabus

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

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
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, India & Rajasthan
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
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
Fundamental Rights
Directive Principles of State Policy
Fundamental Duties
Federal Structure
Constitutional Amendments
Emergency Provisions
Public Interest Litigation (P.I.L.)
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
Supreme Court
Election Commission
Comptroller and Auditor General
Planning Commission
National Development Council
Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)
Central Information Commission,
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
State Election Commission
State Information Commission
Public Policy
Legal Rights and Citizen Charter
Economic Concepts and Indian Economy
Basic Concepts of Economics Basic Knowledge of Budgeting, Banking, Public Finance, National Income, Growth and Development
Accounting- Concept, Tools and Uses in Administration
Stock Exchange and Share Market
Fiscal and Monetary Policies
Subsidies, Public Distribution System
Inflation- Concept, Impact and Control Mechanism
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
Programs and Schemes- Government Welfare Schemes for SC/ST/Backward Class/Minorities/Disabled Persons, Destitute, Women, Children, Old Age People, Farmers & Laborers
Science & Technology Basics of Everyday Science
Electronics, Computers, Information and Communication Technology
Space Technology including Satellites
Defence Technology
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 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
Elementary knowledge of Mathematical and Statistical Analysis Number System
Order of Magnitude
Ratio and Proportion
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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