Syllabus : RAS – Preliminary
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.
Paper Subject Max Marks Time
I General Knowledge and General Science 200 3 Hours
Note- 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.
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 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
Broad Physical features.
Environmental and Ecological Issues.
Wildlife and Bio-diversity.
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.
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; 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
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.
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.
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.
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).
Major Current Events and Issues of State(Rajasthan), National and International Importance
Persons and Places in recent news
Games and Sports related Activities.