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Rajasthan Public Service Commission

Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Competitive (Mains)
Examination, 2018

-: Scheme of Examination & Syllabus, 2018 :-

(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 range 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 and General English 200 3 Hours


Political Awakening. personalities and issues. Part C . Paper – I General Knowledge and General Studies Unit I. Saints . Religious Movements and religious philosophy in Ancient and Medieval India. their administrative and revenue system. Fairs. Art. History of Modern India from beginning of 19th Century to 1965 AD: Significant events. Socio-religious Reform Movements in 19th and 20th Century. Culture.Its various stages & streams. Important dynasties. Tradition and Heritage of Rajasthan Major landmarks in the History of Rajasthan from Pre-historic time to close of 18th Century. Folk Music and Folk Dance Important works of Rajasthani Literature and Dialects of Rajasthan.History of Modern World (up to 1950AD) Renaissance and Reformation.History. Imperialism and colonialism in Asia and Africa. Festivals. Architecture & Literature from Indus Civilization to British Era. Literature. Heritage of Rajasthan: Performing & fine Art. Freedom Movement and Integration. important contributors and contribution from different parts of the country. Salient events of 19th & 20th centuries: Peasant & Tribal Movements. Performing Art. Indian National Movement. Lok Devtas and eminent personalities of Rajasthan Part B .HISTORY Part A . Handicraft and Architecture. 2 . Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution. Post Independence consolidation and reorganisation – Accession of princely states & Linguistic reorganisation of the states. Impact of World Wars.Indian History & Culture Indian heritage: Fine Art.

issues of NPA. Role and Functions of Central Bank & Commercial Banks.Indian Economy Major Sectors of Economy: Agriculture. subsidies. Forestry. Recent development and issues in service sector of Rajasthan. Dairy and Animal husbandry with special reference to Rajasthan.World Economy Global Economic issues and trends: Role of World Bank. Financial Inclusion.ECONOMICS Part A. Development & Planning with special reference to Rajasthan.Economy of Rajasthan Agriculture.Cash Transfer and other related issues. Horticulture. objectives & Instruments. Recent Fiscal Policy of India. Demographic Scenario of the State and its impact on Rajasthan Economy. Issues and Initiatives. PDS. Banking: Concept of Money supply & High Powered Money. Industry & Service. Monetary Policy. Concept of Developing.Direct & Indirect. 12th Finance Commission. 3 . Major Development Projects of Rajasthan. India in global Scenario.Growth and recent trends. Part C.their objectives and impact. Unit II. MNCs. IMF & WTO. Emerging and Developed countries.Concept.Current Status. Recent Trends in Indian Economy: Role of Foreign Capital. Public Finance: Tax reforms in India. Industrial Sector. Public Private Partnership Model for Economic Transformation in Rajasthan. FDI. Exim Policy. Growth. Part B. Poverty alleviation schemes.

Purusharth and Sanskar Vyavastha Secularism Issues and Problems of Society. training & development and appraisal system Part C.Accounting & Auditing Techniques of analysis of Financial statements. Sources of Finance – Short and Long term. Decision-Making: concept. Place and Promotion Objective. Basics of Working Capital Management. Basics of different types of Budgeting. Mina (Meena) and Garasia.Unit III. process and techniques. Part B. functions of Management – Planning. Staffing. Social.SOCIOLOGY. ACCOUNTING & AUDITING Part A. Ashram. induction. MANAGEMENT. concept of maximization of wealth. Tribal community of Rajasthan: Bhil. Performance and Efficiency Audit. Communication. concept.Sociology Development of Sociological Thought in India Social Values Caste Class & Occupation Sanskritization Varna. Direction. Marketing Mix – Product. Modern concept of Marketing. Price. Capital Structure. Responsibility and Social Accounting Meaning & Objectives of Auditing. Coordination and Control. Basics of recruitment. Internal Control. Budgetary control 4 .Management Management – Scope. selection. Cost of Capital Concept and Main theories of Leadership and Motivation. Organizing.

General Science & Technology Nanotechnology :. Polymers and their uses General awareness of digestive. respiratory.Types of missiles with reference to the India Missile Programme. civilian and military uses. Role of family. Contribution of Moral Thinkers and Philosophers from India. Moral and Political attitudes of administrators . Various chemical and biological weapons . coordination and reproductive system of Humans Application of Biotechnology and concerned Ethical and Intellectual Property Right Issues. Institutional structure for development of nuclear technology in India. Defence :. concept of Good and Virtues. Gandhian Ethics. communication systems. pH Scale and importance of pH in daily life. Corrosion and its prevention Catalyst Soap and Detergents . Nuclear technology :. Case Studies. States of Matter Allotropes of carbon. Indian telecom industry with brief history. excretory. Paper –II General Knowledge and General Studies Unit I. Unit II.Philosophical basis of Integrity. concept of Duties. radioactivity and its applications.Administrative Ethics Ethics and Human Values : Lesson from lives and teachings of great leaders.Behaviour. Ethics of Bhagavad Geeta and its role in Administration. reformers and administrators. Nano Mission of India. Role of DRDO in various fields (other than weapons). Emotional Intelligence .Concepts and their Utilities. Psycho-Stress Management. circulatory.Basic concept. basics of computers. Telecom application for socio-economic development of masses.Cleansing action of soap.Basic concept. Telecommunication :. society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 5 . Ethics in private and public relationships. different types of nuclear reactors. uses of information technology. National Telecom Policy and TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) Electromagnetic waves. e-governance and e-commerce in administration. Ethical concept-Rit and Rin.Concept and its application.

Part B.World Broad Physical Features: Mountains. Water Conservation with special reference to the Traditional Systems in the State of Rajasthan. Plains. Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Types. Natural Resources: (a) Water. Plains. Forest. Unit III. Causes and Prevention of Infectious. 6 . Ecosystem : Structure and Function. Water quality and water purification. Blood. Distribution and Density. Malnutrition.Food and Human Health : General Awareness of Balanced and Unbalanced Food. Lakes and Glaciers. Intoxicants.Earth Science (Geography & Geology) Part A. Carbon and Water Cycles) Climate Change. Environmental Pollution and Degradation. Human diseases : Communicable & Non Communicable Diseases. Contribution of Indian Scientists in Science and Technology. Plateaus. Literacy. Acute and Chronic Diseases. distribution and their impact Earth and its Geological time scale. Seasonal Climatic conditions. Major Physiographic divisions of India. Current Geopolitical Problems. Atmosphere : Composition and Basic nutrient cycling (Nitrogen. Forestry. Distribution of rainfall and climatic regions. Sex-ratio. Antibodies). Dairy and Animal Husbandry with special reference to Rajasthan. Horticulture. Blood Group and Immunity (Antigen. Agriculture. Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy. Biodiversity and its conservation with special reference to the state of Rajasthan. Climate. Waste Management. Public Health Initiatives with special reference to the State of Rajasthan. Plateaus. Lakes and Glaciers. Soil (b) Rocks & Mineral: Types and their uses Population: Growth. Genetic and Lifestyle Disease. urban and Rural Population. Immunization & Vaccination.Origin of Monsoon. Blood Transfusion.India Broad Physical Features: Mountains.

distribution and Industrial uses and their conservation. distribution and Industrial uses and their conservation.Types. Rivers and Lakes. Major Physiographic Regions. Mineral Resources: (i) Metallic Minerals. Plains. Part C. Wildlife and its Conversation.Types. Energy Resources: Conventional and Non-conventional Population and Tribes. Agriculture. Natural Vegetation and Climate. Plateaus. (ii)Non-Metallic Minerals.Rajasthan Broad Physical Features: Mountains. Livestock. 7 .Major Crops.

High Courts. Ideological Contents: Preamble. India’s role in UN.II: Federalism.III: Election Commission of India. Amendments. Issues related to National Integrity and Security. Centre-State relations. Judicial Review. Geo-political and Strategic development in South Asia. Union Public Service Commission. South East Asia and West Asia and their impact on India. NAM.I: Parliamentary System. Political Demography. Supreme Court. Panchayati Raj and Urban self Government Institutions Emerging World Order in the post Cold War era. Different phases of Political competition in Rajasthan. Ethnicity. National and international importance. Potential areas of Socio-Political conflicts State Politics of Rajasthan: Party System. World Politics and Current Affairs Indian Constitution: Framing. Central Vigilance Commission.20. Institutional framework. India’s relations with USA. Judicial Activism. Central Information Commission. Directive Principles of State Policy. National Human Rights Commission Political Dynamics: Role of Cast. Determinants. USA’s hegemony and its resistance. Class. Institutional Framework. Prime Minister and Council of Ministers. Features. Comptroller and Auditor General. G. Fundamental Duties. Religion. NITI Aayog.Indian Political System. Parliament. UN and Regional Organizations. G. Language and Gender in Indian Politics. recent activities related to games and sports. China. Institutional Framework. persons and places of Rajasthan. Basic Structure. International Terrorism and Environmental issues. Civil Society and Political Movement. BRICS. Paper-III General Knowledge and General Studies Unit I. Russia and European Union. Fundamental Rights. Political Parties and Electoral Behaviour. 8 . Foreign Policy of India: Evolution. Current Affairs: Current events. President.77 and SAARC.

Development Administration: Meaning. District administration: organization. Its role in developed & developing societies. Aptitude and foundational values of civil services: integrity.Sports and Yoga. Council of Ministers.Sports and Yoga Sports Policies of India. Concepts of power. State Human Rights Commission. Evolution of Public Administration as a discipline. role of District Collector and Superintendent of Police. responsibility and delegation. Rajasthan State Sports Council. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. relationship between generalists and specialists. Dronacharya Award.Concepts. Sub-divisional and Tehsil administration. State Election Commission. First Aid in Sports.Positive way of Life.Unit II. Principles of organization: Hierarchy. 9 . Legislative & Judicial control over administration: various methods and techniques of legislative & judicial control.) Yoga . legitimacy. (Arjuna Award. dedication to public service. Participation of Indian Atheletes in Olympics and Para-Olympic Games. Administrative setup. management of change. Behavior and Law Part A. National Awards of Sports. Maharana Pratap Award etc. Issues and Dynamics of Public Administration and Management Administration and management: Meaning. Span of control and unity of command Functions of management. Eminent Players of India. nature and significance. State Secretariat and Chief Secretary. 2011 Unit III. impartiality. Theories of public administration. Rajasthan Public Service Commission. and non partisanship. Scope and Characteristics. Lokayukt. Corporate governance and social responsibility New dimensions of public management. Public Service Guarantee Act. authority. Chief Minister. administrative culture in Rajasthan: Governor. new public administration.

Sexual Harassment the work place. Personality: Psychoanalytical theories. prospects) Crimes against Women and Children: Domestic Violence. Classification and types of motives. Important Land Laws in Rajasthan: Rajasthan Land Revenue Act. Assessment of motivation Meeting Life Challenges: Stress: Nature. Part B . Theories of work motivation. prospects).Behavior Intelligence: Cognitive intelligence. Models of memory. Effects. Rights and Duties. Emotional intelligence. Laws related to child labour. Symptoms. Cultural intelligence and Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligence. Learning and Motivation: styles of learning. the protection of children from sexual offenses Act 2012. Social intelligence. Contemporary Legal issues: Right to information. Intellectual Property Rights (concepts. types. Stress Management. causes of forgetting. Part C-Law Concepts of Law: Ownership and possession. 1955 10 . Sources. Trait and Type theories. Rajasthan Tenancy Act. Information technology law including cyber laws (concepts. Determinants of personality and Assessment of personality. Promotion of Positive health and well being. type. Personality. 1956. Liability. purpose. purpose.

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Comprehension.Grammar & Usage (20 Marks) Correction of Sentences: 10 sentences for correction with errors related to: Articles & Determiners Prepositions Tenses & Sequence of Tenses Modals Voice.Active & Passive Narration. Question No. 05 should preferably be on vocabulary. Precis Writing (a short passage of approximately 150-200 words) Part C.Any 01 paragraph out of 03 given topics (approximately 200 words) Elaboration of a given theme (Any 1 out of 3. Translation & Precis Writing (30 Marks) Comprehension of an Unseen Passage (250 Words approximately) 05 Questions based on the passage.Composition & Letter Writing (30 Marks) Paragraph Writing. approximately 150 words) Letter Writing or Report Writing (approximately 150 words) 12 .Direct & Indirect Synonyms & Antonyms Phrasal Verbs & Idioms One Word Substitute Words often Confused or Misused Part B. General English (Total marks 80) Part A. Translation of five sentences from Hindi to English.