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

Paper –II
General Knowledge and General Studies
Unit I- Logical Reasoning, Mental Ability and Basic Numeracy
 Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
 Number Series, Letter Series, Coding –Decoding
 Problems related to Relations
 Shapes and their Sub-sections, Venn Diagram
 Problems 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
 Probability
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, Photo electric effect, Nuclear physics, semi conductor 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
States of matter, Atomic structure, chemical bonding and molecular structure, equilibriums
Thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, solid state, solutions, electro chemistry, Chemical kinetics
 Characteristic feature of life
Nutrition in organisms
Principal of inheritance and variation
Human health and diseases
Biotechnology and its applications
Bio diversity and conservation
Ecosystems
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Dairy and Animal Husbandry with special reference to Rajasthan.
Unit III- Earth Science (Geography & Geology)
Part A- World
 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,
 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
 Broad Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Rivers and Lakes.
 Major Physiographic 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.

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