RPSC RAS Mains Exam Paper-I Syllabus

Exam BoardRajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC)
Exam NameRajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Competitive (Mains) Examination
Syllabus Year2023
Syllabus LanguageEnglish

Scheme & Syllabus of Examination

  • The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be 15 times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year through the examination but in the said range all those candidates who secure the same marks as may be fixed by the commission for any lower will be admitted to the Main Examination.
  • 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 questions. 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.
SubjectGeneral Studies-I
Paper LanguageHindi & English
Paper TypeWritten Exam
Time Duration3 Hours
Maximum Marks200

Paper-I (General Knowledge and General Studies)

  • Unit-I (History)
  • Unit-II (Economics)
  • Unit-III (Sociology, Management, Accounting & Auditing)

Unit-I (History)

  • Part-A (History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition and Heritage of Rajasthan)
  • Part-B (Indian History & Culture)
  • Part-C (History of Modern World- up to 1950 A.D.)

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, Architecture and major sites of World Heritage and Tourism in Rajasthan, 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 A.D: 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 1950 A.D.)

  • Renaissance and Reformation.
  • American War of Independence, French Revolution (1789 A.D.) and Industrial Revolution.
  • Imperialism and colonialism in Asia and Africa.
  • Impact of World Wars.

Unit-II (Economics)

  • Part-A (Indian Economy)
  • Part-B (World Economy)
  • Part-C (Economy of Rajasthan)

Part-A (Indian Economy)

  • Agriculture- growth and productivity trends in Indian agriculture. Food processing sector and food management. Agricultural reforms and challenges.
  • Trends in Industrial Sector- Industrial Policy and Industrial Finance. Liberalization, Globalization, Privatization and economic reforms. Infrastructure and economic growth.
  • Inflation, Prices and demand/supply management.
  • Centre-State financial relations and Latest Finance Commission. Fiscal Responsibility & Budget Management Act and fiscal reforms in India.
  • Budgetary trends and fiscal policy. Tax reforms in India. Subsidies- cash transfer and other related issues. Trends in revenue and expenditure.
  • Role of Government in economic activities. Private, Public and Merit Goods.
  • Social Sector- poverty, unemployment and inequality. Healthcare and Education Policy. Problem of regulatory effectiveness. Redefining the role of state in economic development and an employment oriented growth strategy.

Part-B (World Economy)

  • Global Economic issues and trends: Role of World Bank, IMF & WTO.
  • Sustainable Development and Climate Change.

Part-C (Economy of Rajasthan)

  • Agriculture Scenario- production and productivity. Water resources and Irrigation. Agricultural marketing. Dairy and animal husbandry.
  • Rural development and rural infrastructure. Panchayati Raj and State Finance Commission.
  • Institutional framework for industrial development. Industrial growth and recent trends. Khadi and village industries.
  • Infrastructure development- power and transportation. Private Investment in Infrastructure and Public Private Partnership projects- outlook and prospects.
  • Major development projects of Rajasthan. State budget and Fiscal management issues and challenges.
  • Economic welfare schemes of Rajasthan. Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • Basic Social Services- education and health. Poverty, unemployment and Sustainable Development goals.

Unit-III (Sociology, Management, Accounting & Auditing)

  • Part-A (Sociology)
  • Part-B (Management)
  • Part-C (Accounting & Auditing)

Part-A (Sociology)

  • Development of Sociological Thought in India:-
  • Caste and Class in Indian Society: Nature, Origin, Functions and Challenges.
  • Processes of Change: Sanskritization, Westernization, Secularization and Globalization.
  • Challenges before Indian Society: Issues of Dowry, Divorce and Child Marriage, Corruption, Communalism, Poverty, Unemployment, Drug Addiction, Vulnerable sections especially Dalit, Elderly and Disabled.
  • Tribal community of Rajasthan: Bhil, Mina (Meena) and Garasia- Problems and Welfare.

Part-B (Management)

  • Modern concept of marketing, Marketing Mix- Product, Price, Place and Promotion; Supply Chain Management, Logistics Mix; E-Commerce and E-Marketing; Business and Corporate Ethics.
  • Wealth Maximization, Sources of Finance- Short and Long Term, Capital Structure, Cost of Capital, Distribution of Profit; Banking and Non-Banking Financial Institutions (NBFIs), Stock Market, Multi-National Companies (MNCs), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Foreign Institutional Investment (FII).
  • Leadership Theories and Styles, Group Behaviour, Individula Behaviour, Attitude, Values, Team Building; Motivation Theories, Conflict Management, Time Management, Stress Management, Training, Development and Appraisal Systems.
  • Entrepreneurship: Incubation, Startups, Unicorns, Venture Capital Angel Investors.
  • Management of Essential Services: Education Management, Healthcare and Wellness Management; Tourism and Hospitality Management.

Part-C (Accounting & Auditing)

  • Basic knowledge of Double Entry System of Accounting, Techniques of analysis of Financial Statements, Responsibility and Social Accounting.
  • Meaning & Objectives of Auditing, Social, Performance and Efficiency Audit, Elementary Knowledge of Government Audit.
  • Basic knowledge of Performance Budgeting, Zero-Basic Budgeting.

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