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History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition & Heritage of Rajasthan

  • Major Landmarks in the History of Rajasthan, Major Dynasties, their Administrative and Revenue System. Socio-cultural Issues.
  • Freedom Movement , Political Awakening and Integration
  • Salient features of Architecture – Forts and Monuments
  • Arts, Paintings and Handicrafts.
  • Important Works of Rajasthani literature. Local Dialects
  • Fairs, Festivals, Folk Music and Folk Dances.
  • Rajsathani Culture, Traditions and Heritage.
  • Religious Movements, Saints & Lok devtas of Rajasthan.
  • Important Tourist Places
  • Leading Personalities of Rajasthan

Indian History Ancient & Medieval Period

  • Salient features and Major Landmarks of Ancient and Medieval India.
  • Art, Culture, Literature and Architecture.
  • Major Dynasties, Administrative, Social and Economic system. Socio-cultural Issues, Prominent Movements.
  • Ancient Indian Cultural System & Ideals- Varna Vyavastha, Ashram Vyavastha, Sanskar Vyavastha,Doctrine of Purushartha, Rina and Rita.
  • Secularism, Religious Tolerance, Religious Unity.

Modern Period

  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.
  • The Freedom Struggle & Indian National Movement- its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
  • Social and Religious reform movements in the 19th and 20th century.
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

History of Modern World

  • Renaissance and Reformations.
  • American War of Independence.
  • Industrial revolution, French Revolution and Russian Revolution.
  • Imperialism and colonialism in Asia and Africa.
  • World War First and World War Second.

Indian Constitution, Political System & Governance

Administrative System of Rajasthan

  • Administrative Setup and Administrative Culture in Rajasthan.
  • Various Rights and Citizen Charter.

Economic Concepts and Indian Economy

  • Accounting- Techniques of Analysis of Financial Statements, Working Capital Management.
  • Auditing- Meaning, Objects, Detection of Frauds and Errors, Internal Control, Social Audit, Propriety Audit, Performance Audit, Efficiency Audit.
  • Budgeting- Different types of Budgeting, Budgetary Control, Responsibility Accounting, Social Accounting, Different types of Deficits- Budgetary, Fiscal & Revenue Deficit.
  • Major Sectors of Economy- Agriculture, Industry, Service and Trade– Current Status, Issues & initiatives.
  • Banking- Role of Commercial Banks, Issue of NPA, Financial Inclusion
  • Major Economic Problems and Government Initiatives.
  • Growth, Development & Planning- Issues, trends & initiatives; Fast, inclusive & Sustainable Growth. Growth Indicators.
  • Public Finance, Monetary Policies, Inflation & Control Mechanism, Repo Rate, Reverse repo rate, CRR & SLR.
  • Tax Reforms in India, Direct & Indirect Tax Reforms. Subsidies- Cash Transfer of Subsidy Issue.
  • Concept of Money Supply and High Powered Money.
  • Food Security & PDS.
  • Role of Foreign Capital, MNCs in Indian Economy.
  • Investment and Disinvestment Policies.
  • New waves of Economic Reforms in India.
  • Role and Functions of Reserve Bank, SEBI, Planning Commission.

Economy of Rajasthan

Geography of World and India

World Geography:

  • Broad Physical features.
  • Environmental and Ecological Issues.
  • Current Geopolitical Conflict Zones.

Geography of India:

Geography of Rajasthan: