RPSC 2018, Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria, Pattern, Preparation
Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC)
State Government of Rajasthan conducts the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) Examination. Rajasthan Administrative Service, popularly known as RAS. The RAS exam is organized by Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC), a Rajasthan government body. The RAS officers hold various posts at the sub-district level while; delivering various government services apart from conducting revenue administration and maintenance of law and order
What is the Eligibility of RPSC?
- A Candidate must be citizen of India
Age Limit in RPSC?
- Candidate’s minimum age limit is 21 years & maximum age is 35 years for I Grade Teacher, minimum age limit is 18 years & maximum age is 35 years for II Grade Teacher.
- Male Candidates of Category SC/ ST/ BC/ SBC of Rajasthan have five years of relaxation
- Male Candidates of Category SC/ ST/ BC/ SBC of Rajasthan have ten years of relaxation
- General Women candidates have five years of relaxation.
- Widow & Divorced Women candidates have no maximum age limit
The pattern of RPSC Examination:
- The Preliminary Examination consists of one paper on General Knowledge & General Science, which is of objective type and carries a maximum of 200 marks and candidates, will get 3 hours to solve it.
- 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.
- General Studies –I
- General Studies-II
- General Studies-III
- General Hindi and General English
Each paper has the weight age of 200 marks and duration is 3 hrs.
What is the Syllabus of RPSC Exams?
Paper – I: General Knowledge and General Studies
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, and Architecture; Fairs, Festivals, Folk Music and Folk Dance
- Famous works of Rajasthani Literature and Dialects of Rajasthan.
- Saints, Lok Devatas 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 AD significant events, personalities, and issues.
- Indian National Movement- Its various stages & streams, major contributors, and contribution from different parts of the country.
- Socio-religious Reform Movements in 19th and 20th Century.
- Post-Independence consolidation and reorganization – Accession of princely states & Linguistic change of the states.
Unit II- ECONOMICS
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.
- The concept of Developing, Emerging and Developed countries.
- India in Global Scenario.
Part C- Economy of Rajasthan
- Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Dairy, and Animal Husbandry with a particular reference to Rajasthan.
- Industrial Sector- Growth and recent trends.
- Growth, Development & Planning with a particular reference to Rajasthan.
- Recent development and issues in the 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
Unit III- SOCIOLOGY, MANAGEMENT & BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Part A- Sociology
- Social Values
- Caste-Class & Occupation
- Varna, Ashram, Purusharth, and Sanskar Vyavastha
- Issues and Problems of Society.
- Tribal community of Rajasthan: Bhil, Mina (Meena) and Garcia.
Part B- Management
- Management – Scope, concept, functions of Management – Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Direction, Coordination and Control, Decision-Making: Theory, 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
General Knowledge and General Studies
- Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
- Number Series, Letter Series, Coding –Decoding
- Problems related to Relations
- Shapes and their Sub-sections, Venn Diagram
- Questions based on Clocks, Age, and Calendar
- Number system and order of Magnitude
- Simultaneous Linear Equations in Two Variables
- Ratio and Proportion, Compound Proportion
- Square Root, Cube Root, H.C.F. and L.C.M.
- Percentage, Simple and Compound Interest
- Time and Work, Speed and Distance
- Area and Perimeter of Simple Geometrical Shapes, Volume and Surface Area of Sphere, Cone, Cylinder and Cuboids
- Trigonometry Ratios and Angles
- Data Analysis (Tables, Bar-Graph, Line Graph, Pie-Chart)
- Measures of Central Tendency, Mean, Mode, Median, Standard Deviation and Variance
Unit II- General Science & Technology
- Motion, laws of motion, work energy and power, rotational motion, gravitation, simple harmonic motion, waves
- Properties of matter, electrostatics, current electricity, moving charge and magnetism.
- Ray optics, Photoelectric effect, Nuclear physics, semiconductor devices
- Electromagnetic waves, communication systems, basics of computers, use of information technology in administration, e-governance and e- commerce, contributions of Indian scientists in the development of science
- The States of Matter, Atomic structure, chemical bonding and molecular structure, equilibriums
- Thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gasses, solid state, solutions, electrochemistry, Chemical kinetics
- Characteristic feature of life
- Nutrition in organisms
- Principal of inheritance and variation
- Human health and diseases
- Biotechnology and its applications
- Biodiversity and Conservation
- Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Dairy and Animal Husbandry with a particular reference to Rajasthan.
Unit III- Earth Science (Geography & Geology)
- Broad Physical Feature: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Lakes, and Glaciers.
- Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Types, distribution, and their impact
- Earth and its Geological time scale.
- Current Geopolitical Problems.
Part B- India
- Broad Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Lakes, and Glaciers.
- Major Physiographic divisions of India.
- Climate- Origin of Monsoon, Seasonal Climatic conditions, Distribution of rainfall and climatic regions,
- Population: Growth, Distribution, and Density, Sex-ratio, Literacy, Urban and Rural Population.
Part C- Rajasthan
- Broad Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Rivers, and Lakes.
- Major Physiographic Regions.
- Natural Vegetation and Climate.
- Livestock, Wildlife, and it’s Conversation.
- Agriculture- Major Crops.
- Energy Resources: Conventional and Non-conventional.
General Knowledge and General Studies
- 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 India, Comptroller and Auditor General, Union Public Service Commission, NITI Analog, Central Vigilance Commission, Central Information Commission, National Human Rights Commission
- Political Dynamics: Role of Caste, Religion, Class, Ethnicity, Language and Gender in Indian Politics, Political Parties and Electoral Behavior, 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 the European Union, India’s role in UN, NAM, BRICS, G- 20, G- 77 and SAARC.
Paper – IV
General Hindi and General English
Part A- Grammar & Usage (20 Marks)
- Articles & Determiners
- Tenses & Sequence of Tenses
- Voice- Active & Passive
- Narration- Direct & Indirect
- Synonyms & Antonyms
- Phrasal Verbs & Idioms
- One Word Substitute
- Words often Confused or Misused
Part B- Comprehension, Translation & Precis Writing
- Comprehension of an Unseen Passage (250 Words approximately) 05 Questions based on the passage. Question No. 05 should preferably be on vocabulary.
- Translation of five sentences from Hindi to English.
- Precis Writing (a short passage of approximately 150-200 words)
Part C- Composition & Letter Writing
- Paragraph Writing- Any 01 paragraph out of 03 given topics (about 200 words)
- Elaboration of a given theme (Any 1 out of 3, approximately 150 words)
- Letter Writing or Report Writing (about 150 words)
How to Prepare for RPSC??
- Make your schedule of study give appropriate time to each and every topic.
- Read newspaper, magazine, etc. To increase your awareness on current affairs just keep an eye on reading the various newspapers, watch television for breaking the news.
- Keep yourself up to date. Just go solving on previous papers, make a habit of marking he key point.
- Make your notes so that it will be easy while revising at last moments.
- Take the help of online assessment it will be better to boost your confidence level.
- Self-assessment is an important preparation. Plan your studies at least two months before the exam.
- Questions can be asked from every nook and corner of the subject and therefore it is not all advisable to omit any chapter or area.
- Practice as many mock tests as possible in close to examination environment as possible. During preparation avoid a fatty food just and avoid anxiety before the exam.
- Make a strict timetable for you on a daily basis. You have required daily 8-10 hrs. Study for mains as very less time has left.
- Focus on good topics. Study all Government schemes of Rajasthan state with particular attention and keep an eye on central schemes as well.
- During exams try to write the answer in points.
- Underline the key points of your answer
Books for RPSC??
- Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning books by R.S Agarwal.
- Objective General English by S.P Bakshi
- NCERT Books
- For Current Affairs refer Pratiyogita Darpan magazine
- Phrasal Verbs Dictionary (English) 2nd Edition by Cambridge Dictionary
- For All Competitive Exams Idioms & Phrases (English) 2nd Edition by Roshan Tolani