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RPSC 2nd Grade Social Science

RAJASTHAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, AJMER
 
SYLLABUS FOR EXAMINATION FOR THE POST OF  
SR.TEACHER (GRADE-II), 
SECONDARY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
 
PAPER - II
 
- : SOCIAL SCIENCE : - 
 
HISTORY : -
 
1  Indus Valley Civilization – its salient features. 
2  Vedic Age - Social and religious life. 
3  Budhism and Jainism – Teachings, Causes of rise   and fall of Buddhism.  
4  Mauryas and Guptas. 
5  Bhakti and Suffi system.
6  Mughal  Period  -  (1526-1707)  –  Administrative  features  and  cultural
achievements.   
7  Legecy of Shivaji. 
8  Freedom Movement - 
  a  Background of 1857.
  b  Birth of Congress.
  c  Role of Gandhi.
  d  Partition of India.
9  French Revolution, American War of Independence & Russian Revolution. 
10  League of Nations and the U.N.
11  India’s role in World Peace.
 
GEOGRAPHY : -
 
1  Motions of the earth and their effects, Latitudes – Longitudes. 
2  Interior of the Earth. Origin of Continents and Oceans, Sudden movements. 
3  Atmosphere – Composition, Insolation, Pressure belts, winds..
4  Ocean Currents and Tides. 
5  India  –  Physical  features, Climate,  Soil, Natural  vegitation, Drainage, Agriculture,
Industries and Population. 
6  Rajasthan  –  Physical  features,  Climate,  Soil,  Natural  vegitation,  Drainage,
Agriculture, Minerals, Industries and Population. 
 
 
 ECONOMICS : -
 
1  Concepts of National Income. 
2  Basic concepts of Demand & Supply and Consumer Equilibrium.
3  Definition  of  money,  its  functions.  Functions  of  Commercial  Banks  and  Central
Bank.
4  India’s  Foreign  Trade  –  Direction  and  Trends.  Concept  of  Globalization,
Privatization and Liberalization. 
5  Economic Planning in India. Poverty and Unemployment in India. 
 
 
POLITICAL SCIENCE : -
 
1  Political Science and Political Theory – Traditional and Modern Perspective, Power,
Legitimacy, Soverngnity.
2  Indian  Constitution  –  Salient  features,  Fedearlism,  Fundamental  Rights,  Duties,
Directive  Principles,  Amendment  procedure,  Union  and  State  Government  –
Legislature, Judiciary, Executive. 
3  Local Self Government, India’s relations with neighbouring States.  
4  Challenges to Indian democracy, Indian Foreign Policy.
5  Recent Trend’s – Globalization, Empowerment of deprived groups and class. 
 
 
SOCIOLOGY :- 
 
1  Meaning, Nature and Perspective of Sociology.
2  Basic Concepts – Society, Social Group, Status & Role, Social change.
3  Caste and Class – Meaning, Features, Change in Caste and Class.
4  Current Social Problems – Casteism, Communalism, Poverty, Corruption, AIDS. 
5  Concept of Varna, Ashram, Dharma, Purusharth, Marriage and Family.
 
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION : -
 
1  Meaning, Scope, Nature and evolution of Public Administration as a discipline. 
2  Theories of organization.
3  Administrative behaviour – Decision making, Moral, Motivation. 
4  Issues in Indian Administration – Relationship, between Political and Permanent Executive,
Gernalists and Specialists, Peoples participation in Administration. 
5  Redressal of Citizens grievances – Lokpal, Lokayukts. 
 
 
 PHILOSOPHY : -
 
 
  1  Vedic and Upnisadic Philosophy – Basic concepts. 
  2  Socratic Method, Cartisian Method.
3  Greek  Ethics,  Hedonism,  Utilitarianism,  Kantian  ethics,  Freedom  of  Will,
Theories of Punishment. 
4  Varnashram Dharma, Purushartha, Nishkam Karma of Geeta, Ethics of  Jainism,
Buddhism and Gandhian ethics. 
 
TEACHING METHOD : -
1  Nature,  Scope  and Concept  of  Social  Studies. Aims  and  objectives  of  teaching
special studies at different levels. 
2  Correlation of social studies with other school subjects. 
3  Methods of Social Studies Teaching - Project, Problem-Solving, Social recitation. 
  
4  Innovative Practices - Role playing, Brain Storming Field Trips. 
5  Instructional  Support  System-Teaching  aids  in  Social  Studies,  use  of  Print  and
    Electronic Media and Computers in Social Studies  Teaching. 
6  Qualities, Role and Professional growth of a teacher of Social Studies. 
7  Curriculum - Concept and objectives, National curriculum frame work 2005. 
8  Planning of Teaching - Yearly, Unit and Daily Lesson Plan. 
9  Tools and Techniques of Evaluation, Various Types of Question, Blue Print and
    Preparation of achievement Test. 
 
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For the competitive examination for the post of senior teacher :-
 
1  The question paper will carry maximum 300 marks.
2  Duration of question paper will be Two Hours Thirty Minutes.
3  The question paper will carry 150 questions of multiple choices.
4  Paper shall include following subjects carrying the number of marks as shown against them :-
(i)  Knowledge of Secondary and Sr. Secondary Standard 
  about relevant subject matter.              180 Marks
(ii)  Knowledge of Graduation Standard about
  relevant subject matter.                 80 Marks
(iii)  Teaching Methods of relevant subject.                         40 Marks
               Total            300 Marks
5  All questions carry equal marks.
6  There will be Negative Marking.
 
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