RAS Mains 2017 Book list and Strategy for Beginners

 

Mains

Well the main queries which students ask are:-

  • How to approach State Service Exams? Is it different from the Civil Services Exam?

State service exams have a greater focus on state specific general knowledge, material for state specific GK is amply available in hindi and other regional languages. At noteswala we give our specific focus to cover the major topics for state specific GK.

Even for the topics which are similar to civil services there is a difference in approach for State PCS Exam. Students must be handy with the state programs, policies and currents affairs for at least past one year.

Scheme of exam:

 

 Paper Subject Marks Time
I General Studies –I 200 3 Hours
II General Studies-II 200 3 Hours
III General Studies-III 200 3 Hours
IV General Hindi and General English 200 3 Hours

 

 

Syllabus (Mains)

PAPER – I

 

·        Unit I- HISTORY

 

ð Part A – History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition and Heritage of Rajasthan

Books of Rajasthan Adhyaan (Class 9-12) /  Contemporary Rajasthan by L.R. bhalla / rasfreenotes

 

ð Part B – Indian History & Culture

Old NCERT Books (Class 11 & 12) / Indian art & culture by nitin singhania / CCRT website / rasfreenotes

 

ð Part C – History of Modern World (up to 1950AD)Modern world history by norman lowe / rasfreenotes

 

 

·        Unit II- ECONOMICS
 

ð Part A- Indian EconomyIndian Economy by Ramesh Singh / Economic Survey of India / rasfreenotes

 

ð Part B- World EconomyNews papers /Rasfreenotes Current Affairs/ UN websites

 

 

 

·       Unit-III-SOCIOLOGY, MANAGEMENT & BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

 

ð Part A- SociologyNCERT Class 12th / rasfreenotes

 

 

  • Part C- Business Administration – Ignou books / rasfreenotes

 

 

PAPER –II

 

·         UNIT I- LOGICAL REASONING, MENTAL ABILITY  AND BASIC NUMERACYA modern Approach to verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning by R S Agarwal / rasfreenotes

 

 

  • UNIT III- EARTH SCIENCE (GEOGRAPHY & GEOLOGY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAPER-III

 

·         UNIT I- INDIAN POLITICAL SYSTEM, WORLD POLITICS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS : Indian Polity By M. Laxmikanth/ PRS website/ YojanaKurukshetra /Current affairs by rasfreenotes

 

 

·         UNIT III- ADMINISTRATIVE ETHICS, BEHAVIOR AND LAW

 

ð Part A : Administrative EthicsEthics,  Integrity & Aptitude by Santosh Ajmera & Nanda Kishore / rasfreenotes

 

 

 

 

PAPER – IV

 

·         GENERAL HINDI General Hindi grammer & creation by Hemant Kukrethi

 

·         GENERAL ENGLISH English Grammer & Composition by Wren & Martin

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