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RAS RECRUITMENT 2013: SCHEME & SYLLABUS

Friends,
RPSC has changed its syllabus for RAS 2013, both prelims and mains. It has excluded optional subjects from RAS 2013, no more scaling issues. Thank you RPSC for such a good examination scheme and holistic syllabi coverage.

Here is the examination scheme for RAS 2013 prescribed by RPSC –

(1) Scheme of examination: The Combined Competitive Examination will be held in two successive stages-
(i) Preliminary Examination, and
(ii) Main Examination
(i)                 Preliminary examinationThe 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.
Subject
Number of Questions
Maximum Marks
Time
General Knowledge & General Science
150
200
3 Hours

NOTE :
·         There will be 150 questions of multiple choice (Objective Type), carrying equal marks.
·         There will be negative marking. 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

(ii)            Main examination: (a) The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be 15 times the total approximate number of vacancies (category wise) to be filled in the year in the various Services and posts but in the said range all those candidates who secure the same percentage of marks as may be fixed by the Commission for any lower will be admitted to the Main Examination.
(b) The written examination will consist of the following four papers which  will be descriptive /analytical. A candidate must take all the papers listed  below which will also consist of question paper of brief, medium, long  answer and descriptive type question. The standard of General Hindi and General English will be that of Sr. Secondary Level. The time allowed for each paper shall be 3 hours. 

Paper
Subject
Marks
Time
I
General Studies – I
200
3 Hours
II
General Studies – II
200
3 Hours
III
General Studies – III
200
3 Hours
IV
General Hindi & General English
200
3 Hours


(2) Personality and viva-voce Examination:
(i) Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the written test of the Main Examination as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion shall be summoned by them for an interview for a personality test which carries 100 marks.
(ii) The Commission shall award marks to each candidate interviewed by them. In interviewing the candidates besides awarding marks in respect of character, personality, address, physique, marks shall also be awarded for the candidate‟s knowledge of Rajasthani culture. However for selection to the Rajasthan Police Service, candidates having „C‟ Certificate of N.C.C. shall be given preference. The marks so awarded shall be added to the marks obtained in the written test by each such candidate.

(2) Syllabus and scope of the papers:

  Syllabus for RAS preliminary examination 2013  

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

o Major Landmarks in the History of Rajasthan, Major Dynasties, their Administrative and Revenue System. Socio-cultural Issues.
o   Freedom Movement , Political Awakening and Integration
o   Salient features of Architecture – Forts and Monuments
o   Arts, Paintings and Handicrafts.
o   Important Works of Rajasthani literature. Local Dilects
o   Fairs, Festivals, Folk Music and Folk Dances.
o   Rajsathani Culture, Traditions and Heritage.
o   Religious Movements, Saints& Lok devtas of Rajasthan.
o   Important Tourist Places.
o   Leading Personalities of Rajasthan

·         Indian History

o   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.

o   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:

o   World Geography:
§  Broad Physical features.
§  Environmental and Ecological Issues.
§  Wildlife and Bio-diversity.
§  International Waterways.
§  Major Industrial Regions.

o   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:

o   Broad physical features and Major physiographic divisions.
o   Natural Resource of Rajasthan-
o   Climate, Natural Vegetation, Forests, Wildlife and Bio-diversity
o   Major irrigation projects.
o   Mines and Minerals.
o   Population.
o   Major Industries and Potential for Industrial Development

·         Indian Constitution, Political System &Governance:

o   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.

o   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

o   Public Policy & Rights
§  National Public Policy as a welfare state.
§  Various Legal Rights and Citizen Charter

·         Political and Administrative System of Rajasthan:

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

·         Economic Concepts and Indian Economy:

o   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
§  e-Commerce
§  Inflation- Concept, Impact and Control Mechanism

o   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

o   Human Resource and Economic Development
§  Human Development Index
§  Poverty and Unemployment:- Concept, Types, Causes, Remedies and Current Flagship Schemes.

o   Social Justice and Empowerment
§  Provisions for Weaker Sections.

·         Economy of Rajasthan:

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

·         Science & Technology:

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

·         Reasoning & Mental Ability:

o   Logical Reasoning (Deductive, Inductive, Abductive):
§  Statement and Assumptions, Statement and Argument, Statements and Conclusion, Courses of Action.
§  Analytical Reasoning.

o   Mental Ability :
§  Number series, Letter series, Odd man out, Coding-Decoding, Problems relating to Relations, Shapes and their sub sections.

o   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:

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


  Syllabus for RAS mains examination 2013  


Paper – I (General Knowledge and General Studies)

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

o   Major Landmarks in the History of Rajasthan, Major Dynasties, their Administrative and Revenue System. Socio-cultural Issues.
o   Freedom Movement , Political Awakening and Integration
o   Salient features of Architecture – Forts and Monuments
o   Arts, Paintings and Handicrafts.
o   Important Works of Rajasthani literature. Local Dilects
o   Fairs, Festivals, Folk Music and Folk Dances.
o   Rajsathani Culture, Traditions and Heritage.
o   Religious Movements, Saints& Lok devtas of Rajasthan.
o   Important Tourist Places.
o   Leading Personalities of Rajasthan

·         Indian History

o   Ancient & Medieval Period:
§  Salient features and Major Landmarks of Ancient and Medieval India.
§  Art, Culture, Literature and Architecture.
§  Major Dynasties, Administrative, Social and Economic system. Socio-cultural Issues, Prominent Movements.
§  Ancient Indian Cultural System & Ideals- Varna Vyavastha, Ashram Vyavastha, Sanskar Vyavastha, Doctrine of Purushartha, Rina and Rita.
§  Secularism, Religious Tolerance, Religious Unity.

o   Modern Period:
§  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.
§  The Freedom Struggle & Indian National Movement- its various stages and important contributors /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

o   Renaissance and Reformations.
o   American War of Independence.
o   Industrial Revolution, French Revolution and Russian Revolution.
o   Imperialism and colonialism in Asia and Africa.
o   World War First and World War Second.

·         Indian Constitution, Political System &Governance

o Indian Constitution: historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
o Determinants and Nature of Indian Politics, Election and Voting Behavior, Coalition Governments.
o   Parliamentary Form of Government.
o   Federal Dynamics
o   Judicial Review.
o   Challenges of National Integration

·         Administrative System of Rajasthan

o   Administrative Setup and Administrative Culture in Rajasthan.
o   Various Rights and Citizen Charter.

·         Economic Concepts and Indian Economy

o   Accounting- Techniques of Analysis of Financial Statements, Working Capital Management.
o   Auditing- Meaning, Objects, Detection of Frauds and Errors, Internal Control, Social Audit, Propriety Audit, Performance Audit, Efficiency Audit.
o   Budgeting- Different types of Budgeting, Budgetary Control, Responsibility Accounting, Social Accounting, Different types of Deficits- Budgetary, Fiscal & Revenue Deficit.
o   Major Sectors of Economy- Agriculture, Industry, Service and Trade- Current Status, Issues & initiatives.
o   Banking- Role of Commercial Banks, Issue of NPA, Financial Inclusion
o   Major Economic Problems and Government Initiatives.
o   Growth, Development & Planning- Issues, trends & initiatives; Fast, inclusive & Sustainable Growth. Growth Indicators.
o   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.
o   Concept of Money Supply and High Powered Money.
o   Food Security & PDS.
o   Role of Foreign Capital, MNCs in Indian Economy.
o   Investment and Disinvestment Policies.
o   New waves of Economic Reforms in India.
o   Role and Functions of Reserve Bank, SEBI, Planning Commission.

·         Economy of Rajasthan

o   Macro overview of Economy of Rajasthan.
o   Major Agricultural, Industrial and Service sector Issues.
o   Growth, Development and Planning with special reference to Rajasthan.
o   Infrastructure & Resources, Sources of high growth for Rajasthan Economy.
o   Major development projects of Rajasthan.
o   Public Private Partnership Model for Economic Transformation in the State.
o   Demographic Scenario of the State and its impact.

·         Geography of World and India

o   World Geography:
§  Broad Physical features.
§  Environmental and Ecological Issues.
§  Current Geopolitical Conflict Zones.

o   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 & Non-conventional.
§  Population & Tribes.

Paper –II (General Knowledge and General Studies)

·         Logical reasoning (Deductive, Inductive, Abductive):

o   Statement and Assumptions, Statement and Argument, Statements and Conclusion, Courses of Action
o   Analytical Reasoning.

·         Mental Ability:

o   Number series, Letter series, Odd man out, Coding-Decoding, Problems relating to Relations, Shapes and their sub sections, Venn diagram.

·         Basic Numeracy (Elementary knowledge of Mathematical and Statistical Analysis) :

o   Number System, Problems on Numbers and Order of Magnitude, Ratio and Proportion, Compound Proportion, Percentage, Average, H.C.F., L.C.M., Square Root, Cube Root, Time and Work, Time, Speed and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Area and Perimeter of Simple Geometrical Shapes.
o   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

o   General and Everyday Science
o   Basics of Physics, Chemistry and Biological Sciences.
o   Basic Knowledge of Computers and Use of Information Technology in Administration, e-governance, e-commerce.
o   Food and Nutrition, Health Care.
o   General Issues on Environment, Ecological Preservation, Conservation of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Biodiversity.
o   Contributions of Scientists in the Development of Science and Technology with Particular Reference to India
o   Importance of Science and Technology in development of India
o   Important Technological Concepts and Advancements
o   Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
o   Space Technology and Robotics
o   Forensic Science Technology
o   Food and Nutrition Technology
o   Nanotechnology
o   Biotechnology
o   Defence Technology
o   Other Recent Technologies and Innovations
o   Technology Related Issues Regarding Intellectual Property Right.
o   Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Dairy and Animal Husbandry with special reference to Rajasthan.
o   Various Scientific & Technological Projects of Rajasthan.

PAPER III (General Knowledge and General Studies)

·         Current Affairs

o   Major Current events and happenings of State (Rajsathan), National and International Importance
o   Persons and Places in recent news
o   Games and Sports related Activities

·         India and Global Perspective

o   India in Global Perspective-
o   Current Global Developments impeaching upon Society and Economy of India.
o   Emerging World Order in the Post Cold War Era, Role and Impact of UNO and different world Organisations.
o Comparative status of Developing, Emerging and Developed Countries, Problems of Developing Countries.
o   Threat of War and Disastrous Weapons, Risks of Nuclear Power.
o   Global Economic issues and trends-
o   Issue of Economic Imbalances.
o  Role of World Bank, IMF WTO & other Important International Organisations in world Economy
o   Impacts of Globalisation, Privatisation, Liberalisation,
o   International Affair and Diplomatic Strategy-
o   International Affair and Indian Foreign Policy.
o   International Treaties and Summits.
o   Geo–Political and Strategic Developments in India’s Neighbourhoods and their Impact on India.

·         Current Sensitive Issues

o   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, Terrorism, Trans-border Infiltration and Insurgency Issues, Communalism, Organised  crimes, Cyber issues, Drug trafficking and other such issues.
o   Governance Issues : Sustainable and Inclusive Growth, Current Social Challenges, Issues related to Youth, Women, Children, Old Age People, Minority, Weaker Sections, Tribal, Farmers, Labourers and Professionals in India and Rajasthan. Gender Equality, Women Empowerment, Human Rights, Social Justice, Land Acquisition. Challenges pertaining to Urbanisation, Demographic imbalances, Regional imbalances and Social Conflicts.
o   Pressure Groups and Organisational 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

o   Important Issues of Development with Special Reference to Rajasthan
o   Infrastructure & Resources of Rajasthan - Current Status, Issues & Initiatives
o   Various National Missions, Projects and Schemes of Rajasthan- Their Objectives and Impact.

·         General & Administrative Management

o   Management, Administration and Public Management: Meaning, Nature and Importance; Theories of Management and Work Leadership; Functions of  Management : Planning, Organization, Staffing, Coordination, Direction, Motivation, Communication and Control.
o   Concept of Power and Authority, Responsibility and Delegation.
o   Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility.
o   New dimensions of Public Management, Management of Change

·         Administrative Ethics

o   Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, Determinants and Consequences of Ethics in human actions; Dimensions of Ethics; Ethics in Private and Public Relationships.
o   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.
o   Emotional Intelligence: concepts and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
o   Strengthening of Moral values in Governance and Public Administration.


PAPER IV [Knowledge of Language (Hindi and English)]

·         सामान्य हिन्दी (राजस्थानी सहित) – 120 Marks

o   भाग – अ 30 Marks
§  संधि एवं संधिविच्छेद - दिए हुए शब्दों में संधि करना और संधि-विच्छेद करना।
§  उपसर्ग - उपसर्गों का सामान्य ज्ञान और उनके संयोग से शब्दों की संरचना और शब्दों मेंविद्यमान उपसर्गों को पृथक् करना।
§  प्रत्यय - प्रत्ययों का सामान्य ज्ञान और उनके संयोग से शब्दों की संरचना और शब्दों मेंविद्यमान प्रत्ययों को पृथक् करना।
§  शब्द-युग्मों का अर्थभेद
§  एक वाक्यांष के लिए एक सार्थक शब्द
§  वाक्य-शुद्धि - विभिन्न व्याकरणिक अशुद्धियों वाले वाक्य को शुद्ध करना।
§  मुहावरे  अनुप्रयोग
§ पारिभाषिक-शब्दावली - प्रषासन से सम्बन्धित अंग्रेजी शब्दों के समानार्थक हिन्दी शब्द।

o   भाग – ब 30 Marks
§  संक्षिप्तीकरण - गद्यावतरण का उचित शीर्षक एवं एक-तिहाई शब्दों में संक्षिप्तीकरण(गद्यावतरण की शब्द - सीमा 150 शब्द एवं संक्षिप्तीकरण लगभग 50 शब्दों में होनाचाहिए)
§  वृद्धीकरण - किसी सूक्तिप्रसिद्ध कथन आदि का भाव विस्तार। (शब्द-सीमा 150 शब्द)
§  पत्र-लेखन एवं प्रारूप - कार्यालयी पत्रनिविदापरिपत्र और अधिसूचना।

o   भाग – स 40 Marks
§  किसी समसामयिक एवं अन्य विषय पर निबंध-लेखन (शब्द - सीमा 500 शब्द)
नोट - पाँच विकल्पों में से किसी एक विषय पर निबंध लेखन।

o   राजस्थानी साहित्य एवं बोलियाँ 20 Marks
§  खण्ड – क 10 Marks
·         राजस्थानी साहित्य का उद्भव एवं विकास
·         राजस्थान की विविध बोलियाँ एवं प्रचलन क्षेत्र
·         राजस्थानी कहावतों/मुहावरों का हिन्दी अर्थ
·         राजस्थानी शब्दों के हिन्दी समानार्थक शब्द
·         राजस्थानी पद्य का हिन्दी अनुवाद
§  खण्ड – ख 10 Marks
·         इस भाग में राजस्थानी साहित्य के प्रमुख रचनाकारों एवं उनकी रचनाओं सेसंबंधित एवं लोक साहित्य की विधाओं से संबंधित परिचयात्मक प्रश्न पूछेजाएंगे।
1. एक सामान्य परिचयात्मक प्रश्न राजस्थानी काव्य/लोकगीतों सेसंबंधित होगा।
2. एक सामान्य परिचयात्मक प्रश्न राजस्थानी गद्य की विविधविधाओं/लोक-कथालोक-गाथा से संबंधित होगा।

·         English 80 Marks

o   Part – A (Grammar) 30 Marks
§  Articles
§  Preposition
§  Change of Voice
§  Change of Narration
§  Determiners
§  Tenses
§  Modals
§  Synonyms & Antonyms
§  Phrasal Verbs & Idioms
§  One word substitute

o   Part – B (Comprehension and Translation) 20 Marks
§  Translation of five sentences (Hindi to English)
§  Comprehension of unseen passage (250 words approx.) followed by 5 questions. (Note : Question No. 5 should preferably be on vocabulary)

o   Part – C (Composition) 30 Marks
§  Paragraph Writing (200 Words approx.) (Any one out of 3 topics)
§  Letter Writing / Report Writing: (150 Words approx.)
OR

§  Precis writing

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