General Studies Paper-I

RAS/RTS Mains Exam Paper-I

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Paper – I General Knowledge and General Studies


Part A

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

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  • 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