RAJASTHAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, AJMER
SYLLABUS FOR EXAMINATION FOR THE POST OF
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.
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.||
|(ii)||Knowledge of Graduation Standard about|
|relevant subject matter.||
|(iii)||Teaching Methods of relevant subject.||
|All questions carry equal marks.|
|There will be Negative Marking.|
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