RAJASTHAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, AJMER
SYLLABUS FOR EXAMINATION FOR THE POST OF
SECONDARY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
PAPER – I
(i) Geographical, Historical, Cultural and General Knowledge of Rajasthan: Location, extent,
relief features, climate, drainage, vegetation, agriculture, livestock, dairy development, population
distribution, growth, literacy, sex ratio, religious composition, industries, planning, budgetary
trends, major tourist centres.
• Ancient Culture & Civilisation of Rajasthan, Kalibangan, Ahar, Ganeshwar, Bairath.
• History of Rajasthan from 8th
- Gurjar Pratihars
- Chauhans of Ajmer
- Relations with Delhi Sultanate – Mewar, Ranthambore and Jalore.
- Rajasthan and Mughals – Sanga, Pratap, Mansingh of Amer, Chandrasen, Rai Singh of
Bikaner, Raj singh of Mewar.
• History of freedom struggle in Rajasthan
- Peasants and Tribal Movements.
- Prajamandal Movement.
• Integration of Rajasthan
• Role of women during Medieval and Modern period.
• Society and Religion
- Lok Devata and Devian.
- Saints of Rajasthan.
- Architecture – Temples, Forts and Palaces.
- Paintings – Various Schools.
- Fairs and Festivals.
- Customs, Dresses and Ornaments.
- Folk Music and Dance.
- Language and Literature
Office of Governor; Role and Functions of Chief Minister and Cabinet; State Secretariat and Chief
Secretary; Organisation and role of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission and State Human
Rights Commission, Panchayati Raj in Rajasthan.
(ii) Current Affairs of Rajasthan :
Major current issues and happenings at state level related to socio-economic, political, games and
(iii) General Knowledge of World & India –
Continents, Oceans and their characteristics, global wind system, environmental problems, global
strategies, globalization and its impacts, population trend and distribution, India and U.N.O.,
Major trends in International policies with special reference to Globalization and Nuclear non-
Location and its advantages, Monsoonal system, drainage characteristics, changing patterns of
agriculture and industries, national income-concept & trends, poverty, reduction schemes, Features
of India’s foreign policy, Nehru’s contribution in its making.
Major Landmarks in the Constitutional History of India with special reference to Government of
India Acts of 1919 and 1935; Gandhi’s contribution to National Movement; Ambedkar and
Constitution; Making; Salient features of Indian Constitution, Fundamental Rights, Duties and
Directive Principles of State Policy; offices of the Indian President and Prime Minister; India’s
federal system; Major Political Parties.
(iv) Educational Psychology –
1 Educational Psychology – its meaning, scope and implications for teacher in classroom
situations. Various psychologists and their contributions in education.
2 Learning – its meaning and types, different theories of learning and implications for a teacher,
transfer of learning, factors affecting learning, constructivist learning.
3 Development of learner – Physical, emotional and social development, development of child
as an individual- concept development.
4 Personality – meaning, theories and assessment, adjustment and its mechanism,
5 Intelligence and creativity – meaning, theories and measurement, role in learning, emotional
intelligence- concept and practices, human cognition.
6 Motivation – meaning and role in the process of learning, achievement motivation.
7 Individual differences – meaning and sources, Education of children with special needs –
Gifted and talented students, slow learners, delinquency.
8 Development and implications in education of – Self concept, attitudes, interest, habits,
aptitude and social skills.
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For the competitive examination for the post of senior teacher :-
1 The question paper will carry maximum 200 marks.
2 Duration of question paper will be two hours.
3 The question paper will carry 100 questions of multiple choices.
4 Paper shall include following subjects carrying the number of marks as shown against them :-
(i) Geographical, Historical, Cultural and General Knowledge of Rajasthan 80 Marks
(ii) Current Affairs of Rajasthan 20 Marks
(iii) General Knowledge of World and India 60 Marks
(iv) Educational Psychology 40 Marks
Total 200 Marks
5 All questions carry equal marks.
6 There will be Negative Marking.
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