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Geography of Rajasthan

History of Rajasthan

Polity and Administration of Rajasthan

Art and Culture of Rajasthan

Paper – I General Knowledge and General Studies


Part A

History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition and Heritage of Rajasthan

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Ancient Medieval Modern History of Rajasthan for RAS Mains Exam Paper-I Notes-Download

  • 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

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  • 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)

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


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, Poverty alleviation schemes.

Part B- World Economy

  • 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

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  • 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.


Sociology,Management,Accounting & Auditing RAS Mains Paper-I-Study Notes

Part A- Sociology

  • Development of Sociological Thought in India Social Values
  • Caste Class & Occupation
  • Sanskritization
  • Varna, Ashram, Purusharthas 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

General Knowledge and General Studies

Unit I- Administrative Ethics

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  • Ethics and Human Values: Lesson from lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators. Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
  • Ethical concept-Rit and Rin, concept of Duties, concept of Good and Virtues.
  • 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 Administration.
  • Gandhian Ethics.
  • Contribution of Moral Thinkers and Philosophers from India.
  • Psycho-Stress Management.
  • Case Studies.
  • Emotional Intelligence – Concepts and their Utilities.

Unit II- General Science & Technology

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  • Nanotechnology: -Concept and its application; Nano Mission of India.
  • Nuclear technology: – Basic concept, radioactivity and its applications, different types of nuclear reactors, civilian and military uses. Institutional structure for development of nuclear technology in India.
  • Telecommunication :- Basic concept, Telecom application for socio-economic development of masses, Indian telecom industry with brief history, National
  • Telecom Policy and TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India)
  • Electromagnetic waves, communication systems, basics of computers, uses of information technology, e-governance and e-commerce in administration.
  • Defence :- Types of missiles with reference to the India Missile Programme;
  • Various chemical and biological weapons ; Role of DRDO in various fields
  • States of Matter
  • Allotropes of carbon.
  • pH Scale and importance of pH in daily life.
  • Corrosion and its prevention
  • Catalyst
  • Soap and Detergents – Cleansing action of soap.
  • Polymers and their uses
  • General awareness of digestive, respiratory, circulatory, excretory, coordination and reproductive system of Humans
  • Application of Biotechnology and concerned Ethical and Intellectual Property Right Issues.
  • Food and Human Health : General Awareness of Balanced and Unbalanced Food, Malnutrition, Intoxicants, Blood, Blood Group and Immunity (Antigen, Antibodies), Blood Transfusion, Immunization & Vaccination.
  • Human diseases: Communicable & Non Communicable Diseases, Acute and Chronic Diseases; Causes and Prevention of Infectious, Genetic and Lifestyle Disease.
  • Water quality and water purification.
  • Public Health Initiatives with special reference to the State of Rajasthan.
  • Contribution of Indian Scientists in Science and Technology.
  • Ecosystem: Structure and Function.
  • Atmosphere : Composition and Basic nutrient cycling (Nitrogen, Carbon and Water Cycles)
  • Climate Change; Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy.
  • Environmental Pollution and Degradation; Waste Management.
  • Biodiversity and its conservation with special reference to the state of Rajasthan.
  • Water Conservation with special reference to the Traditional Systems in the State of Rajasthan.
  • Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Dairy and Animal Husbandry with special Reference to Rajasthan

Unit III- Earth Science (Geography & Geology)

Part A- World

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Part B- India

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  • Broad Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Lakes and Glaciers.
  • Major Physio-graphic 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- Rajasthan

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  • Broad Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Rivers and Lakes.
  • Major Physio-graphic 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/RTS Mains Exam General Studies Paper-3

Paper-III General Knowledge and General Studies

Unit I- Indian Political System, World Politics and Current Affairs-Click Here

  • 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 IndiaComptroller 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

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  • 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, Lokayukta, Rajasthan Public Service Commission, Public Service Guarantee Act, 2011.

Unit III- Sports and Yoga, Behavior and Law

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Part A- Sports and Yoga

  • Sports Policies of India.
  • Rajasthan State Sports Council.
  • National Awards of Sports.
  • (Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award,
  • Maharana Pratap Award etc.)
  • Yoga – Positive way of Life.
  • Eminent Players of India.
  • First Aid in Sports.
  • Participation of Indian Atheletes in Olympics and Para-Olympic Games.

Part B – Behavior

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  • 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

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Discuss the classical dichotomy that money is neutral.

Write short Notes on demographic Scenario of Rajasthan.

What is the difference between private and social cost-benefit?

What is the role of NITI Aayog?

How is subsidy better than tariff to achieve domestic objectives?

Analyse the Industrial Development & Economic Growth in Rajasthan.

What is the Green revolution? Analyse the impact of green revolution.

What do you understand by Tax expenditure? Comment on its relevance?

Critically analyse that Rajasthan is now at a crossroads and faces serious challenges to sustaining rapid and inclusive growth.

Suggest solutions to deal with the structural challenges of the Indian economy.

Rajasthan’s growth performance and its record on poverty reduction distinguish it from India’s other low-income states (LIS). Why?

What is Universal base income? Why it was suggested and what is its advantage?

Indian economy is facing lot of challenges including structural challenges. Outline the structural challenges of Indian economy.

Why twin deficit is a concern for any economy? Outline the methods adopted by Government of India to deal with twin deficit.

Why does make in India is essential for sustained growth of India?

Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna (SSY)

What were the objectives of Demonetisation? What were the positive effects?

What is the difference between FDI and FII?

What explains Rajasthan’s strong record in poverty reduction?

What is SEBI? Write down its functions

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY)

What is PPP model? What are the advantages of PPP?

What is PPP? Certain issues are faced by PPP. Examine that.

What is MUDRA? Discuss its significance

What is Inverted duty structure? How it has impacted Indian manufacturing over the years.

What are the challenges to the long-term sustainability of Rajasthan’s growth Performance?

What is interest subvention scheme? Discuss its salient features

What is Industrial revolution 4.0? Major components of IR 4.0 what are the advantages for India?

What is globalisation? Examine its impact on the pattern of employment.

What is gender budgeting? What is the rationale behind gender budgeting?

What is FRBM act? Why the objectives of FRBM were not achieved.

What is fiscal consolidation? Provide the ways to achieve it?

What is financial inclusion? How financial inclusion can lead to inclusive growth?

What are the main industries and crops of Rajasthan?

Which one of the following cattle product is main product of Rajasthan?

What is production possibility of an economy?

What are the some main challenges before agriculture sector in Rajasthan?

How can the paradox of value be resolved?

What are the three types of benefits provided by Social Security?

Why the Need of new Inland Container Depots in Rajasthan?

What are the Main renewable energy sources?

What is inclusive and exclusive growth?

Write short notes on Crop Specific Growth in Rajasthan?

What is the effect of inflation on the economy?

What is the difference between absolute and relative pay?

What is social and economic development?

Analyse the Rajasthan’s inclusive growth in relation to fiscal policy?

What are the three indicators of HDI?

What are the major factors of globalization?

What are the main industries and crops of Rajasthan?

RBI eases ECB hedging norms for companies. Explain

How has the Green Revolution affected India?

What are the basic objectives of Five year Plans?

Which industry is the major source of employment in Rajasthan?

Describe the Special Area Development Programmes in Rajasthan.

How many districts of Rajasthan are covered by Thar Desert?

What is Gini coefficient and what is the definition?

What are the Components of Human Development?

What are the various industries in Rajasthan?

CAATSA was recently in news. What is CAATSA? How it will affect India?

What is the main occupation of Rajasthan?

Agriculture Ministry takes back report on impact of demonetization on farmers.

Explain in detail the methods to calculate National Income.

In which industry of Rajasthan sodium sulphide is used as raw material?

What causes a kinked demand curve?

Which are the SC, ST, OBC and EBC Welfare initiative taken by government of Rajasthan?

Bhamashah scheme launched in Rajasthan

Demonetisation came when world was showing resilience towards negative growth environment. What were the reasons for demonetisation?

What is the difference between FDI and FII?

Examine the role of startup as driver of growth.

Which are the recently welfare Education initiatives of Rajasthan Government?

What is MUDRA? Discuss its significance

What is PPP model? What are the advantages of PPP?

What factors contribute the most to economic growth?

IL&FS Crisis and role of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT)

What is the Land Use Pattern in Rajasthan?

What are the Macro Indicators of Economic Development?

What is per capita income with example?

What is opportunity cost and why is it important?

What are the Mains causes of infant mortality?

What are IMR and MMR?

What are the advantage and disadvantage of PPP?

Describe the Money Illusion with example.

What are the goals of the central bank?

What are the Fiscal Indicators of Rajasthan in 2018-19?

What is interest subvention scheme for farmers?

Explain the different type of subsidies as per WTO agreements

What is ease of living index meaning?

What are the causes of unemployment in India?

What are the achievements of green revolution?

What is the impact of demonetization?

Write short notes on Agriculture, Farmer and Animal Husbandry.

What are the steps taken by the government to reduce unemployment?

What are the key facts, important and objectives of National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HARIDAY)?

What are the causes of unemployment in India?

What are the objectives of Trips agreement?

Universal Basic income has its own Pros and Cons. Discuss in the Context of Indian economy?

Why information technologies Markets of today are highly Concentrated Also discuss the need to adapt our Regulatory Policies to new Business Models?

The Disaster That Struck A Coal Mine At Ksan In Meghalaya’s Jaintia Hills District On December 13, Trapping At Least 13 Workers, Is A Shocking Reminder That A Fast-growing Economy Such As India Continues to Allow Dickensian Mining Practices. Discuss

Examine the issues faced by workers of gig economy? Evaluate how they stand in comparison to workers of formal economy?

Explain the role of RBI in the economy and critically analyze whether it makes sense to restrict the primary role of RBI to inflation management?

Which are the Skill, Employment & Youth Programme in Rajasthan?

Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment

Inclusive growth and issues arising from it

Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance, e-applications, models, successes, limitations and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and Other measures.

Vision of a New India – USD 5 Trillion Economies

Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

What is PPP?

What are the objectives of PPP?

High Growth Firms have a beneficial spillover effect on MSMEs. Analyze in the context of Indian economy.

We have seen landmark shift in Indian Economy since the adoption of new economic policy in 1991. Discuss the impact that it has had on different sectors of economy?

Food Processing – A Game Changer for Indian Economy?

Write about the Organisation, Scheme and Projects for Rural Development in Rajasthan?

What are the AMRUT Mission and AMRUT Cites of Rajasthan?

Ease of Doing Business Index: India jumps to 77th rank

Reasons behind increase in Patent disposal rate: Reforms in Patent office

Write Govt schemes and policies for Good Governance Indian Economy in the Investment and MSME sector

What is smart city mission? Smart city Programmes of Rajasthan

Discuss India’s poverty decline in the recent report of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative.

How to weaken the mandi monopoly in our country?

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY): Crop Insurance Scheme

Explain the Fissures amidst growth: Female foeticide

Huge economic differences between regions of the country

What are the concern and new norms of Credit rating agencies?

What is UNESCO global education monitoring report 2019?

What steps India has taken to address the issue?

What is the role of NITI Aayog?

What is the Green revolution? Analyse the impact of green revolution.

What is Universal base income? Why it was suggested and what are their advantages?

What do you understand by Tax expenditure?

Indian economy is facing lot of challenges including structural challenges. Outline the structural challenges of Indian economy.

What are Masala bonds? Explain their significance

Is cashless economy feasible in India? Also discuss the impact of it on informal economy?

Which are the main organisation and schemes for Skill Development in Rajasthan?

What is Geographical Indication (GI)? Write some famous GI of Rajasthan?

What is Inland Container Depot?

What was the purpose of PDS? Evaluate its functioning.

What was the mandate of the committee headed by D B Shekatkar? Outline its recommendation.

What is Trade parity Price? And what is e-way bill? And what is OPEC?

What is the difference between Tax evasion and Tax avoidance? What are the methods of Tax evasion?

Highlight the Characteristics of Indian economy.

Explain the different type of subsidies as per WTO agreements

What are the causes of unemployment in India?

Write an Essay on the Sectoral Composition with respect to contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Employment

What is Disinvestment? What are its advantages and disadvantages?

What is black money? Discuss its implication in context of India?

What is a monetary policy?

What do you understand by the term inflation? What are the causes of inflation? List down the tools to curb inflation?

What do you understand by decentralized planning?

What do you mean by Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMs)?

What are the opportunities and challenges confronting the Indian small scale industrial sector in the era of globalization?

What are the objectives of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana? Discuss its salient features also.

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