GENERAL KNOWLEDGE TOPICS
1. Geographical, Historical, Cultural and General Knowledge : 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, Kalibangan, Ahar, Ganeshwar, Bairath. History from 8th to 18th Century - 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 - 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 : Major current issues and happenings at state level related to socio-economic, political, games and sports aspects.
(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 nonproliferation.
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.
1. General Knowledge by Dr. Binay Karna
2. General Knowledge 2018
by Manohar Pandey
3. General Knowledge for All (English) by RPH Editorial Board