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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Recruitment Notification For RAS Exam 2018

Recruitment Notification For RAS Exam 2018 

Recruitment Notification : 02/Pariksha/RAS-RTS/2018-19 dtd. 02.04.2018

RAS Posts – 405
Subordinate Posts – 575

Total Posts – 980

Education Qualification : Degree from any Universities

Age Limit : 21 to 40 as on 01.01.2019

Application Period : 12.04.2018 to 11.05.2018 till 12:00 PM

Online Application Modification : 12.05.2018 to 18.05.2018 till 12.00 PM

Telephone No. 0145-2635212, 2635200

Scheme of examination:
The Combined Competitive Examination will be held in two successive stages
(i) Preliminary Examination, and
(ii) Main Examination

(i) Preliminary Examination :

The Preliminary Examination will consist of one paper on the subject specified below, which will be of objective type and carry a maximum of 200 marks. The examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. The Standard of the paper will be that of a Bachelor’s Degree Level. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates, who are declared qualified for admission to Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.

(ii) Main Examination:

(a) The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be 15 times the total approximate number of vacancies (category wise) to be filled in the year in the various Services and posts, but in the said range all those candidates who secure the same percentage of marks as may be fixed by the Commission for any lower range will be admitted to the Main Examination.

(b) 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 questions. 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.

Personality and viva-voce Examination (See rule 15):-

(i) Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the written test of the Main Examination as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion shall be summoned by them for an interview for a personality test which carries 100 marks.

(ii) The Commission shall award marks to each candidate interviewed by them. In interviewing the candidates besides awarding marks in respect of character, personality, address, physique, marks shall also be awarded for the candidate’s knowledge of Rajasthani culture.

However for selection to the Rajasthan Police Service, candidates having ‘C’ Certificate of N.C.C. shall be given preference. The marks so awarded shall be added to the marks obtained in the written test by each such candidate.

General Instructions :

(i) All papers shall be answered either in Hindi or in English, but no candidate shall be permitted to answer any one paper partly in Hindi and partly in English unless specifically allowed to do so.

(ii) If a candidate’s handwriting is not easily legible, a deduction will be made on this account from the total marks otherwise accruing to him.

(iii) Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression combined with due economy of words in all subjects of examination.

Syllabus and scope of the papers :-

The syllabus and scope of each paper for the examination will be as prescribed by the Commission from time to time and will be intimated to the candidates within the stipulated time in the manner as the Commission deems fit.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Rajasthan Administrative Services(RAS) 2018: RAS Mains Syllabus

Rajasthan Administrative Services(RAS) 2018: Mains
Scheme: RAS Mains examination consists of 4 Papers: 

RAS 2018 Mains Syllabus:
 RAS Mains Syllabus: General Knowledge and General Studies: Paper I
Unit I: History
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
·         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 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)
·         Renaissance and Reformation.
·         Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution.
·         Imperialism and colonialism in Asia and Africa.
·         Impact of World Wars.
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 (Our view:Should be 12 Plan or 14th FC), Poverty alleviation schemes.
Part B: World Economy
RAS mains syllabus of World Economy includes following topics:
·         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.
Unit III: Sociology, Management & Business Administration
Part A: Sociology
RAS mains syllabus of Solciology includes following topics:
·         Development of Sociological Thought in India.
·         Social Values.
·         Caste Class & Occupation.
·         Sanskritization.
·         Varna, Ashram, Purusharth 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

RAS Mains Syllabus: General Knowledge and General Studies: Paper II
Paper II shall include 3 units:
·         Unit I: Logical Reasoning, Mental Ability and Basic Numeracy
·         Unit II: General Science & Technology
·         Unit III: Earth Science (Geography & Geology)
Each of the above units includes parts A, B, C..and so on.
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: Geography of 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: Geography of 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: Geography of 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.

RAS Mains Syllabus: General Knowledge and General Studies: Paper III
Paper III shall include 3 units:
·         Unit I: Indian Political System, World Politics and Current Affairs
·         Unit II:Concepts, Issues and Dynamics of Public Administration and Management
·         Unit III: Administrative Ethics, Behavior and Law
Each of the above units includes parts A, B, C..and so on.
Unit I: Indian Political System, World Politics and Current Affairs
·         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 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
·         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, Lokayukt, Rajasthan Public Service Commission, Public Service Guarantee Act, 2011
Unit III: Administrative Ethics, Behavior and Law
Part A: Administrative Ethics
·         Administrative Ethics: Ethics and human interface: Essence, Determinants and Consequences of ethic and human actions-Moral values (rights and Duties; Good and Virtues), Cardinal virtues of Plato, Utilitarianism- J.S. Mill, Freedom of will and moral responsibility.
·         Kantian ethics, Ethics of Bhagavad Gita and its role in administration.
·         Dimension of ethics: Role of administrators in society and educational institution in the inculcating
·         Ethics in private and public relationships– Behaviour, Moral and Political attitudes of administrators.
Part B: Behavior
·         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.

RAS Mains Syllabus: General Hindi and General English: Paper IV
Paper IV shall include 2 units:
·         Unit I: General Hindi
·         Unit II: General English
Each of the above units includes parts A, B, C..and so on.
Unit I: General Hindi
Unit: II General English (Total marks 80)
Part A- Grammar & Usage (20 Marks)
RAS mains syllabus of Grammar includes following topics:
·         Correction of Sentences: 10 sentences for correction with errors related to: Articles & Determiners
·         Prepositions
·         Tenses & Sequence of Tenses
·         Modals
·         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 (30 Marks)
·         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 (30 Marks)
·         Paragraph Writing- Any 01 paragraph out of 03 given topics (approximately 200 words)
·         Elaboration of a given theme (Any 1 out of 3, approximately 150 words)
·         Letter Writing or Report Writing (approximately 150 words)

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