RAJASTHAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, AJMER SYLLABUS FOR COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR THE POST OF LECTURER FOR COLLEGE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
PAPER-III- GENERAL STUDIES OF RAJASTHAN
History, Art, Culture, Literature and Heritage of Rajasthan Ancient Civilizations of Rajasthan and its major sites. Major dynasties of Rajasthan and its rulers through the Ages and their cultural achievements (1000-1800 A.D.). Political resistance of Rajput rulers against Muslim Power. (i) Bhakti Movement and Sufism in Medieval Rajasthan, Saints and Sects. (ii) Folk gods and goddesses. Political Awakening and Freedom Movement in Rajasthan:1857, Peasant and Tribal Movements, Prajamandal Movements, Contribution of Women in Social and Political awakening. (i)Folk Culture: Fairs and Festivals, Different Schools of Painting, Folk Tales and Gathas, Folk Songs, Folk Dances, Folk Music and Instruments. (ii) Dress and Ornaments, Handicrafts Rajasthani Language: Origin and Development. Main Dialects and Region. Rajasthani Scripts: Mudia and Devnagari. (a) Rajasthani Literature: Its Evolution. (i) Early Period (ii) Pre-Medieval Period (iii) Post- Medieval Period (iv) Modern Period. (b) Famous Writers and their Works. Tourism and Rajasthan: Heritage, Tourism Policy and Vision.
Geography of Rajasthan
Physical features, Geological structure, Drainage system and Geographical regions. Climate, Natural vegetation, Soil resources, minerals and Power resources. Population- Characteristics, Live-Stock and Fisheries, Wildlife and Biodiversity. Agriculture, Irrigation system and Irrigation-Projects, Industries and Industrial Development. Special Area Development Programmes, Drought and Famines, Desertification Hazard in Rajasthan.
Political and Administrative System of Rajasthan
Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers. State Legislative Assembly, High Court and Judicial System of Rajasthan. Rajasthan Public Service Commission, State Election Commission, State Finance Commission, State Human Rights Commission, State Commission for Women, State Information Commission, Lokayukta and Auditor General. Chief Secretary, Government Secretariat, Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), Divisional Commissioner, District Administration, Panchayati Raj Institutions and Local- Self Government. Government Policies and Developmental Programmes, Legal Rights, Citizen Charters, Social Audit.
Economy of Rajasthan
Rajasthan Economy- Characteristics, compositional trend of SDP, Occupational Distribution. Major Issues – (a)Agriculture Sector- Major Rabi and Kharif Crops, Irrigated and NonIrrigated Area, Land Holding. (b) Industrial Sector- obstacles, role and problems of Small-Scale Industries, State Public Enterprises, SEZ, RIICO, RFC. 3 (c) Service Sector- Child Education, Health Programmes, Mid-Day Meal Programme, Banking and Insurance Services, Out sourcing, Agriculture and Industrial Finance, Agricultural Insurance. Growth, Development and Planning- State Five Year Plans, State Budget, State Planning Board, Growth Rate of Agriculture, Industrial and Service Sector, Use of Renewable Resources, Resurgent Rajasthan. Major Development Projects- State River Valley Projects, other State’s River Valley Projects for Rajasthan, D.F.C.C., Rural Electrification, Rural Roads Development Programmes, National Highways and State Highways, Power Projects, Projects financed by Foreign Institutions. Programmes and Schemes of Government for Economically and Socially Backward Classes, Disabled Persons, Old Aged People, Women Empowerment and Child Development. Contemporary Events
Major Contemporary events and issues of Rajasthan
Persons and Places in News.
Sports and Games.