General Studies Paper-I- RAS/RTS Mains Updated Syllabus

Paper – I
General Knowledge and General Studies
Part A – History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition and Heritage of
 Major landmarks in the History of Rajasthan from Pre-historic time to close of 18 Century, Important dynasties, their administrative and revenue system.
 Salient events of 19 & 20 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
 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 19 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 19 and 20 Century.
 Post Independence consolidation and reorganisation – Accession of princely states & Linguistic reorganisation of the states.
Part C – History of Modern World (up to 1950AD)
 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, 12 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
 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.

Part A- Sociology
Development of Sociological Thought in India
Social Values
Caste Class & Occupation
 Varna, Ashram Vyavastha, Purusharth Vyavastha and Sanskar Vyavastha
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