RAS Mains Syllabus

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Rajasthan Administrative Services(RAS) 2016: Prelims Syllabus

Rajasthan Administrative Services(RAS) 2016: Mains

Scheme: RAS Mains examination consists of 4 Papers: 
RAS 2016 Scheme

In Hindi Medium
RAS 2016.Hindi

RAS 2016 Mains Syllabus:

On 29th September, RPSC released new notification with change in syllabus for RAS Mains 2016.

RAS Mains Syllabus: General Knowledge and General Studies: Paper I

Unit I: History

Part A: History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition and Heritage of Rajasthan

  • Major landmarks in the History of Rajasthan from Pre-historic time to close of 18th Century, Important dynasties, their administrative and revenue system.
  • Salient events of 19th & 20th centuries: Peasant & Tribal Movements. Political Awakening, Freedom Movement and Integration.
  • Heritage of Rajasthan: Performing & fine Art, Handicraft and Architecture; Fairs, Festivals, Folk Music and Folk Dance
  • Important works of Rajasthani Literature and Dialects of Rajasthan.
  • Saints , Lok Devtas and eminent personalities of Rajasthan

Part B: Indian History & Culture

  • Indian heritage: Fine Art, Performing Art, Architecture & Literature from Indus Civilization to British Era.
  • Religious Movements and religious philosophy in Ancient and Medieval India.
  • History of Modern India from beginning of 19th Century to 1965 AD: Significant events, personalities and issues.
  • Indian National Movement- Its various stages & streams, important contributors and contribution from different parts of the country.
  • Socio-religious Reform Movements in 19th and 20th Century.
  • Post Independence consolidation and reorganisation – Accession of princely states & Linguistic reorganisation of the states

Part C: History of Modern World (up to 1950AD)

  • Renaissance and Reformation.
  • Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution.
  • Imperialism and colonialism in Asia and Africa.
  • Impact of World Wars.

Unit II: Economics

Part A: Indian Economy 

  • Major Sectors of Economy: Agriculture, Industry & Service- Current Status, Issues and Initiatives.
  • Banking: Concept of Money supply & High Powered Money. Role and Functions of Central Bank & Commercial Banks, issues of NPA, Financial Inclusion. Monetary Policy- Concept, objectives & Instruments.
  • Public Finance: Tax reforms in India- Direct & Indirect, subsidies- Cash Transfer and other related issues. Recent Fiscal Policy of India.
  • Recent Trends in Indian Economy: Role of Foreign Capital, MNCs, PDS, FDI, Exim Policy, 12th Finance Commission (Our view:Should be 12 Plan or 14th FC), Poverty alleviation schemes.

Part B: World Economy

RAS mains syllabus of World Economy includes following topics:

  • Global Economic issues and trends: Role of World Bank, IMF & WTO.
  • Concept of Developing, Emerging and Developed countries.
  • India in global Scenario.

Part C: Economy of Rajasthan

  • Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Dairy and Animal husbandry with special reference to Rajasthan.
  • Industrial Sector- Growth and recent trends.
  • Growth, Development & Planning with special reference to Rajasthan.
  • Recent development and issues in service sector of Rajasthan.
  • Major Development Projects of Rajasthan- their objectives and impact.
  • Public Private Partnership Model for Economic Transformation in Rajasthan.
  • Demographic Scenario of the State and its impact on Rajasthan Economy.

Unit III: Sociology, Management & Business Administration

Part A: Sociology

RAS mains syllabus of Solciology includes following topics:

  • Development of Sociological Thought in India.
  • Social Values.
  • Caste Class & Occupation.
  • Sanskritization.
  • Varna, Ashram, Purusharth and Sanskar Vyavastha.
  • Secularism.
  • Issues and Problems of Society.
  • Tribal community of Rajasthan: Bhil, Mina (Meena) and Garasia

Part B: Management

  • Management – Scope, concept, functions of Management – Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Direction, Coordination and Control, Decision-Making: concept, process and techniques.
  • Modern concept of Marketing, Marketing Mix – Product, Price, Place and Promotion
  • Objective, concept of maximization of wealth, Sources of Finance – Short and Long term, Capital Structure, Cost of Capital.
  • Concept and Main theories of Leadership and Motivation, Communication, Basics of recruitment, selection, induction, training & development and appraisal system

Part C: Business Administration

  • Techniques of analysis of Financial statements, Basics of Working Capital Management, Responsibility and Social Accounting
  • Meaning & Objectives of Auditing, Internal Control, Social, Performance and Efficiency Audit.
  • Basics of different types of Budgeting, Budgetary control

RAS Mains Syllabus: General Knowledge and General Studies: Paper II

Paper II shall include 3 units:

  • Unit I: Logical Reasoning, Mental Ability and Basic Numeracy
  • Unit II: General Science & Technology
  • Unit III: Earth Science (Geography & Geology)

Each of the above units includes parts A, B, C..and so on.

Unit I: Logical Reasoning, Mental Ability and Basic Numeracy

  • Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
  • Number Series, Letter Series, Coding –Decoding
  • Problems related to Relations
  • Shapes and their Sub-sections, Venn Diagram
  • Problems based on Clocks, Age and Calendar
  • Number system and order of Magnitude
  • Simultaneous Linear Equations in Two Variables
  • Ratio and Proportion, Compound Proportion
  • Square Root, Cube Root, H.C.F. and L.C.M.
  • Percentage, Simple and Compound Interest
  • Time and Work, Speed and Distance
  • Area and Perimeter of Simple Geometrical Shapes, Volume and Surface Area of Sphere, Cone, Cylinder and Cuboids
  • Trigonometry Ratios and Angles
  • Data Analysis (Tables, Bar-Graph, Line Graph, Pie-Chart)
  • Measures of Central Tendency, Mean, Mode, Median, Standard Deviation and Variance.
  • Probability

Unit II: General Science & Technology

  • Motion, laws of motion, work energy and power, rotational motion, gravitation, simple harmonic motion, waves.
  • Properties of matter, electrostatics, current electricity, moving charge and magnetism.
  • Ray optics, Photo electric effect, Nuclear physics, semi conductor devices.
  • Electromagnetic waves, communication systems , basics of computers, use of information technology in administration, e-governance and e- commerce, contributions of Indian scientists in the development of science
  • States of matter, Atomic structure, chemical bonding and molecular structure, equilibriums
  • Thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, solid state, solutions, electro chemistry, Chemical kinetics
  • Characteristic feature of life
  • Nutrition in organisms
  • Principal of inheritance and variation
  • Human health and diseases
  • Biotechnology and its applications
  • Bio diversity and conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Dairy and Animal Husbandry with special reference to Rajasthan

Unit III: Earth Science (Geography & Geology)

Part A: Geography of World 

  • Broad Physical Feature: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Lakes and Glaciers.
  • Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Types, distribution and their impact
  • Earth and its Geological time scale.
  • Current Geopolitical Problems.

Part B: Geography of India

  • Broad Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Lakes and Glaciers.
  • Major Physiographic divisions of India.
  • Climate- Origin of Monsoon, Seasonal Climatic conditions, Distribution of rainfall and climatic regions.
  • Natural Resources:
    • (a) Water, Forest, Soil
    • (b) Rocks & Mineral: Types and their uses
  • Population: Growth, Distribution and Density, Sex-ratio, Literacy, urban and Rural Population.

Part C: Geography of Rajasthan

  • Broad Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Rivers and Lakes.
  • Major Physiographic Regions.
  • Natural Vegetation and Climate.
  • Livestock, Wildlife and its Conversation.
  • Agriculture- Major Crops.
  • Mineral Resources:
    • (i) Metallic Minerals- Types, distribution and Industrial uses and their conservation.
    • (ii)Non- Metallic Minerals- Types, distribution and Industrial uses and their conservation.
  • Energy Resources: Conventional and Non-conventional.
  • Population and Tribes.

RAS Mains Syllabus: General Knowledge and General Studies: Paper III

Paper III shall include 3 units:

  • Unit I: Indian Political System, World Politics and Current Affairs
  • Unit II:Concepts, Issues and Dynamics of Public Administration and Management
  • Unit III: Administrative Ethics, Behavior and Law

Each of the above units includes parts A, B, C..and so on.

Unit I: Indian Political System, World Politics and Current Affairs

  • Indian Constitution: Framing, Features, Amendments, Basic Structure.
  • Ideological Contents: Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy, Fundamental Duties.
  • Institutional framework- I: Parliamentary System, President, Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Parliament.
  • Institutional Framework- II: Federalism, Centre-State relations, Supreme Court, High Courts, Judicial Review, Judicial Activism.
  • Institutional Framework- III: Election Commission of India, Comptroller and Auditor General, Union Public Service Commission, NITI Aayog, Central Vigilance Commission, Central Information Commission, National Human Rights Commission
  • Political Dynamics: Role of Cast, Religion, Class, Ethnicity, Language and Gender in Indian Politics, Political Parties and Electoral Behaviour, Civil Society and Political Movement, Issues related to National Integrity and Security.
  • Potential areas of Socio-Political conflicts.
  • State Politics of Rajasthan: Party System, Political Demography, Different phases of Political competition in Rajasthan, Panchayati Raj and Urban self Government Institutions
  • Emerging World Order in the post Cold War era, USA’s hegemony and its resistance, UN and Regional Organizations, International Terrorism and Environmental issues.
  • Foreign Policy of India: Evolution, Determinants, India’s relations with USA, China, Russia and European Union, India’s role in UN, NAM, BRICS, G- 20, G- 77 and SAARC.
  • Geo-political and Strategic development in South Asia, South East Asia and West Asia and their impact on India.
  • Current Affairs: Current events, persons and places of Rajasthan, National and international importance, recent activities related to games and sports.

Unit II:Concepts, Issues and Dynamics of Public Administration and Management

  • Administration and management: Meaning, nature and significance. Its role in developed & developing societies. Evolution of Public Administration as a discipline, new public administration, Theories of public administration.
  • Concepts of power, authority, legitimacy, responsibility and delegation.
  • Principles of organization: Hierarchy, Span of control and unity of command
  • Functions of management, Corporate governance and social responsibility
  • New dimensions of public management, management of change.
  • Aptitude and foundational values of civil services: integrity, impartiality, and non partisanship, dedication to public service, relationship between generalists and specialists.
  • Legislative & Judicial control over administration: various methods and techniques of legislative & judicial control.
  • Administrative setup, administrative culture in Rajasthan: Governor, Chief Minister, Council of Ministers, State Secretariat and Chief Secretary.
  • District administration: organization, role of District Collector and Superintendent of Police, Sub-divisional and Tehsil administration.
  • Development Administration: Meaning, Scope and Characteristics.
  • State Human Rights Commission, State Election Commission, Lokayukt, Rajasthan Public Service Commission, Public Service Guarantee Act, 2011

Unit III: Administrative Ethics, Behavior and Law

Part A: Administrative Ethics

  • Administrative Ethics: Ethics and human interface: Essence, Determinants and Consequences of ethic and human actions-Moral values (rights and Duties; Good and Virtues), Cardinal virtues of Plato, Utilitarianism- J.S. Mill, Freedom of will and moral responsibility.
  • Kantian ethics, Ethics of Bhagavad Gita and its role in administration.
  • Dimension of ethics: Role of administrators in society and educational institution in the inculcating
  • Ethics in private and public relationships– Behaviour, Moral and Political attitudes of administrators.

Part B: Behavior

  • Intelligence: Cognitive intelligence, Social intelligence, Emotional intelligence, Cultural intelligence and Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligence.
  • Personality: Psychoanalytical theories, Trait and Type theories, Determinants of personality and Assessment of personality.
  • Learning and Motivation: styles of learning, Models of memory, causes of forgetting. Classification and types of motives, Theories of work motivation, Assessment of motivation
  • Meeting Life Challenges: Stress: Nature, type, Sources, Symptoms, Effects, Stress Management, Promotion of Positive health and well being.

Part C: Law

  • Concepts of Law: Ownership and possession, Personality, Liability, Rights and Duties.
  • Contemporary Legal issues: Right to information, Information technology law including cyber laws (concepts, purpose, prospects), Intellectual Property Rights (concepts, types, purpose, prospects)
  • Crimes against Women and Children: Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment the work place, the protection of children from sexual offenses Act 2012, Laws related to child labour.
  • Important Land Laws in Rajasthan: Rajasthan Land Revenue Act, 1956; Rajasthan Tenancy Act, 1955.

 


RAS Mains Syllabus: General Hindi and General English: Paper IV

Paper IV shall include 2 units:

  • Unit I: General Hindi
  • Unit II: General English

Each of the above units includes parts A, B, C..and so on.

Unit I: General Hindi

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Unit: II General English (Total marks 80)

Part A- Grammar & Usage (20 Marks)

RAS mains syllabus of Grammar includes following topics:

  • Correction of Sentences: 10 sentences for correction with errors related to: Articles & Determiners
  • Prepositions
  • Tenses & Sequence of Tenses
  • Modals
  • Voice- Active & Passive
  • Narration- Direct & Indirect
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Phrasal Verbs & Idioms
  • One Word Substitute
  • Words often Confused or Misused

Part B- Comprehension, Translation & Precis Writing (30 Marks)

  • Comprehension of an Unseen Passage (250 Words approximately):
    • 05 Questions based on the passage.
    • Question No. 05 should preferably be on vocabulary.
  • Translation of five sentences from Hindi to English.
  • Precis Writing (a short passage of approximately 150-200 words)

Part C- Composition & Letter Writing (30 Marks)

  • Paragraph Writing- Any 01 paragraph out of 03 given topics (approximately 200 words)
  • Elaboration of a given theme (Any 1 out of 3, approximately 150 words)
  • Letter Writing or Report Writing (approximately 150 words)

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RAS 2013 Mains Syllabus:

RAS mains syllabus General Studies Paper I: Syllabus

RAS mains syllabus General Studies Paper II: Syllabus

General Studies Paper III: Syllabus

General Studies Paper IV: Syllabus