RPSC RAS Mains Exam Paper-II 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-II
Paper LanguageHindi & English
Paper TypeWritten Exam
Time Duration3 Hours
Maximum Marks200

Paper-II (General Knowledge and General Studies)

  • Unit-I (Administrative Ethics)
  • Unit-II (General Science & Technology)
  • Unit-III (Earth Science- Geography & Geology)

Unit-I (Administrative Ethics)

  • Ethics and Human Values: Lessons from lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators. Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
  • Ethical concepts- Rit and Rin, concept of Duty, concept of Good and Virtue.
  • Ethics in private and public relationships- Behaviour, Moral and Political attitudes of administrators, Philosophical basis of Integrity.
  • Ethics of Bhagavad Geeta and its role in adminidtration.
  • Gandhian Ethics.
  • Contribution of Moral Thinkers and Philosophers from India & World.
  • Ethical concern, dilemmas and challenges in administration.
  • Ethical decision-making and contributing factors; social justice, humanitarian concerns, accountability in governance and code of ethics.
  • Case Studies on above mentioned topics.

Unit- II (General Science & Technology)

  • Chemistry in everyday life; States of Matter; Atomic Structure; Metal, Non-Metal and Metalloids, Metallurgical Principles and methods, Important ores and alloys; Acid, Base and Salts, concept of pH and Buffers; Important Drugs (Synthetic and Natural), Antioxidants, Preservatives, Insecticides, Pesticides, Fungicides, Herbicides, Fertilizers, Binders and Sweeteners; Carbon, its compounds and their domestic and industrial applications; Radioactivity- concepts and applications.
  • Physics in everyday life; Gravitation; Human eye and Defects; Hear; Static and Current Electricity; Magnetism, Electro-Magnetism, Sound and Electro-Magnetic Waves, Magnetic resonance imaging and Nuclear magnetic resonance; Nuclear fission and Fusion.
  • The Cell; Control and Coordination, Reproductive, Excretory, Respiratory, Circulatory and Digestive systems in Human being; Blood groups, Composition and Functions of blood; Hormones; Genetics and Lifestyle Diseases; Human diseases- Communicable and Non-communicable, Endemic, Epidemic, Pandemic their Diagnosis and Control, Immunization and Vaccination; Drugs and Alcohol abuse. Plant parts and their functions, Plant nutrition, Plant growth regulators, Sexual and asexual reproduction in plants, Important medicinal plants with special reference to Rajasthan; Organic farming; Biotechnology and its applications.
  • Basic computer science; Networking and types; Analogue and digital telecommunication; Frequency spectrum; Mobile telephony, Recent developments in information and communication technology- Artificial intelligence; Big data, Cloud computing, Internet of things, Crypto currency, OTT platforms and Social media and their impacts; It industry in India, Digital India initiatives.
  • Contribution of Indian Scientists in Science and Technology, Scientific and technological advancements- Robotics, Machine learning, Augmented reality, Nano technology, RFID, Quantum computing etc, Development of science and technology in Rajasthan, Government policies related to Science and Technology.
  • Space technology- Indian space programme, Satellites and their orbits, various launch vehicles; Remote sensing.
  • Defence technology- Missiles, Indian missile programme, Chemical and Biological weapons.

Unit-III (Earth Science- Geography & Geology)

  • Part-A (World Geography)
  • Part-B (India Geography)
  • Part-C (Rajasthan Geography)

Part-A (World Geography)

  • Structure of the Earth and Geological Time Scale.
  • Broad Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Deserts.
  • Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Type, distribution and their impact.
  • Major Geopolitical Issues.
  • Major Environmental Issues.

Part-B (India Geography)

  • Broad Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Deserts.
  • Major Physiographic Divisions of India.
  • Major Rivers.
  • Climate- Origin of Monsoon, Climatic characteristics, Distribution of rainfall and Climatic regions.
  • Natural Resources: Types and uses of (a) Water, Forest, Soil (b) Rocks & Minerals.
  • Population: Growth, Distribution and Density, Sex-ration, Literacy, Urban and Rural Population.

Part-C (Rajasthan Geography)

  • Broad Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Deserts.
  • Major Rivers and Lakes.
  • Climate: Characteristics and their classification.
  • Major Vegetation types.
  • Agriculture- Major Crops: Production and Distribution.
  • Metallic Minerals and Non-Metallic Minerals- Types, distribution and industrial uses.
  • Conventional and Non-conventional Energy Resources.
  • Demographic characteristics and Major Tribes.
  • Wildlife and Biodiversity: Threats and Conversation.
  • Concept of UNESCO Geo-parks and Geo-heritage sites: Potentials in Rajasthan.
  • Major Environmental Issues.

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