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Rajasthan SET 2021 Syllabus: Check Subject wise Syllabus & Download PDF.

Updated On - January 12 2021 by Bhumika Singh

Rajasthan SET 2021 Syllabus is provided by Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC). RSET is a state-level examination which is conducted to provide Assistant Professor or Lectureship to various colleges and universities in Rajasthan. Syllabus will give an idea to the candidate on how to go about preparing for the exam. Interested candidates can check Rajasthan SET Syllabus from this article.

Rajasthan SET 2021 Syllabus

Candidates can start preparing according to the syllabus given below. Candidates can check subject wise RSET Syllabus from below:

General Paper in Teaching Aptitude

Teaching Aptitude
Research Aptitude
Reading Comprehension
Logical Reasoning
Data Interpretation
Information and Communication Technology
People and Environment
Higher Education System

Chemical Sciences

Inorganic Chemistry1. Chemical periodicity
2. Structure and bonding in homo- and heteronuclear molecules, including shapes of molecules (VSEPR Theory).
3. Concepts of acids and bases, Hard-Soft acid-base concept, Non-aqueous solvents.
4. Main group elements and their compounds: Allotropy, synthesis, structure and bonding, industrial importance of the compounds.
5. Transition elements and coordination compounds: structure, bonding theories, spectral and magnetic properties, reaction mechanisms.
6. Inner transition elements: spectral and magnetic properties, redox chemistry, analytical applications.
7. Organometallic compounds: synthesis, bonding and structure, and reactivity. Organometallics in homogeneous catalysis.
8. Cages and metal clusters.
9. Analytical chemistry- separation, spectroscopic, electro- and thermoanalytical methods.
10. Bioinorganic chemistry: photosystems, porphyrins, metalloenzymes, oxygen transport, electron- transfer reactions; nitrogen fixation, metal complexes in medicine.
11. Characterisation of inorganic compounds by IR, Raman, NMR, EPR, Mössbauer, UV-vis, NQR, MS, electron spectroscopy and microscopic techniques.
12. Nuclear chemistry: nuclear reactions, fission and fusion, radio-analytical techniques and activation analysis. 
Physical Chemistry

1. Basic principles of quantum mechanics: Postulates; operator algebra; exactly- solvable systems: particle-in-a-box, harmonic oscillator and the hydrogen atom, including shapes of atomic orbitals; orbital and spin angular momenta; tunnelling.

2. Approximate methods of quantum mechanics: Variational principle; perturbation theory up to second order in energy; applications.

3. Atomic structure and spectroscopy; term symbols; many-electron systems and antisymmetry principle.

4. Chemical bonding in diatomics; elementary concepts of MO and VB theories; Huckel theory for conjugated π-electron systems.

5. Chemical applications of group theory; symmetry elements; point groups; character tables; selection rules. 

6. Molecular spectroscopy: Rotational and vibrational spectra of diatomic molecules; electronic spectra; IR and Raman activities – selection rules; basic principles of magnetic resonance.

7. Chemical thermodynamics: Laws, state and path functions and their applications; thermodynamic description of various types of processes; Maxwell’s relations; spontaneity and equilibria; temperature and pressure dependence of thermodynamic quantities; Le Chatelier principle; elementary description of phase transitions; phase equilibria and phase rule; thermodynamics of ideal and non-ideal gases, and solutions.

8. Statistical thermodynamics: Boltzmann distribution; kinetic theory of gases; partition functions and their relation to thermodynamic quantities – calculations
for model systems.

9. Electrochemistry: Nernst equation, redox systems, electrochemical cells; DebyeHuckel theory; electrolytic conductance – Kohlrausch’s law and its applications;
ionic equilibria; conductometric and potentiometric titrations.

10. Chemical kinetics: Empirical rate laws and temperature dependence; complex
reactions; steady-state approximation; determination of reaction mechanisms; collision and transition state theories of rate constants; unimolecular reactions; enzyme kinetics; salt effects; homogeneous catalysis; photochemical reactions.

11. Colloids and surfaces: Stability and properties of colloids; isotherms and surface area; heterogeneous catalysis.

12. Solid state: Crystal structures; Bragg’s law and applications; band structure of solids.

13. Polymer chemistry: Molar masses; kinetics of polymerization.

14. Data analysis: Mean and standard deviation; absolute and relative errors; linear regression; covariance and correlation coefficient.

Organic Chemistry1. IUPAC nomenclature of organic molecules including regio- and stereoisomers.
2. Principles of stereochemistry: Configurational and conformational isomerism in acyclic and cyclic compounds; stereogenicity, stereoselectivity, enantioselectivity, diastereoselectivity and asymmetric induction.
3. Aromaticity: Benzenoid and non-benzenoid compounds – generation and reactions.
4. Organic reactive intermediates: Generation, stability and reactivity of carbocations, carbanions, free radicals, carbenes, benzynes and nitrenes.
5. Organic reaction mechanisms involving addition, elimination and substitution reactions with electrophilic, nucleophilic or radical species. Determination of reaction pathways.
6. Common named reactions and rearrangements – applications in organic synthesis.
7. Organic transformations and reagents: Functional group interconversion including oxidations and reductions; common catalysts and reagents (organic, inorganic, organometallic and enzymatic). Chemo, regio and stereoselective transformations.
8. Concepts in organic synthesis: Retrosynthesis, disconnection, synthons, linear and convergent synthesis, umpolung of reactivity and protecting groups.
9. Asymmetric synthesis: Chiral auxiliaries, methods of asymmetric induction – substrate, reagent and catalyst controlled reactions; determination of enantiomeric
and diastereomeric excess; enantio-discrimination. Resolution – optical and kinetic.
10. Pericyclic reactions – electrocyclisation, cycloaddition, sigmatropic rearrangements and other related concerted reactions. Principles and applications
of photochemical reactions in organic chemistry.
11. Synthesis and reactivity of common heterocyclic compounds containing one or two heteroatoms (O, N, S).
12. Chemistry of natural products: Carbohydrates, proteins and peptides, fatty acids, nucleic acids, terpenes, steroids and alkaloids. Biogenesis of terpenoids and alkaloids.
13. Structure determination of organic compounds by IR, UV-Vis, 1H & 13C NMR and Mass spectroscopic techniques.



Business Environment

Financial and Management Accounting
Business Economics
Business Statistics and Data Processing
Business Management
Marketing Management
Financial Management
Human Resources Management
Banking Financial Institutions
International Business

Computer Science and Application

Discrete Structures
Computer Arithmetic
Programming in C and C++
Data and File Structures
Computer Networks
System Software and Compilers
Operating Systems
Software Engineering
Current Trends and Technologies

Earth Science

Earth and the Solar SystemMilky Way and the solar system. Modern theories on the origin of the Earth and other planetary bodies. Earth’s orbital parameters, Kepler’s laws of planetary motion, Geological Time Scale; Space and time scales of processes in the solid Earth, atmosphere and oceans. Age of the Earth. Radioactive isotopes and their applications in earth sciences. Basic principles of stratigraphy. Theories about the origin of life and the nature of fossil record. Earth’s gravity and magnetic fields and its thermal structure: Concept of Geoid and, spheroid; Isostasy.
Earth Materials, surface features and processesGross composition and physical properties of important minerals and rocks; properties and processes responsible for mineral concentrations; nature and distribution of rocks and minerals in different units of the earth and different parts of India.
Surface features and processesPhysiography of the Earth; weathering, erosion, transportation and deposition of Earth’s material; formation of soil, sediments and sedimentary rocks; energy balance of the Earth’s surface processes; physiographic features and river basins in India.
Interior of the Earth, Deformation and TectonicsBasic concepts of seismology and internal structure of the Earth. Physico-chemical and seismic properties of Earth’s interior. Concepts of stress and strain. Behaviour of rocks under stress; Folds, joints and faults. Earthquakes – their causes and measurement. Interplate and intraplate seismicity. Palaeomagnetism, seafloor spreading and plate tectonics.
OceansHypsography of the continents and ocean floor continental shelf, slope, rise and abyssal plains. Physical and chemical properties of seawater and their spatial variations. Residence times of elements in seawater. Ocean currents, waves and tides, important current systems, thermohaline circulation and the oceanic conveyor belt. Major water masses of the world’s oceans. Biological productivity in the oceans. 
Environmental Earth SciencesProperties of water; hydrological cycle; water resources and management. Energy resources, uses, degradation, alternatives and management; Ecology and biodiversity. Impact of use of energy and land on the environment. Exploitation and conservation of mineral and other natural resources. Natural hazards. Elements of Remote Sensing.


Micro Economics
Macro Economics
Public Finance
International Economics
Indian Economy
Statistical Methods


Chaucer to Shakespeare
Jacobean to Restoration Period
Augustan Age
Romantic Period
Victorian Period
Modern Period
Contemporary Period
American and other non-British Literature
Literary Theory and Criticism
Rhetoric and Prosody


Ancient Indian History
Medieval Indian History
Modern Indian History


Geographic Thought
Population Geography
Economic Geography
Political Geography
Regional Planning
Geography of India

Political Science

Political Theory and Thought
Comparative Politics and Analysis
Indian Government and Politics
Public Administration
International Relations


Philosophical Foundation of Education
Sociological Foundation of Education
Psychological Foundation of Education
Methodology of Educational Research

Mathematical Science

Unit 1
  • Analysis
  • Linear Algebra
Unit 2
  • Complex Analysis
  • Algebra
Unit 3
  • Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs)
  • Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Calculus of Variations
  • Linear Integral Equations
  • Classical Mechanics
Unit 4
  • Descriptive statistics, exploratory data analysis
  • Sample space, discrete probability, independent events, Bayes theorem
  • Probability inequalities (Tchebyshef, Markov, Jensen). Modes of convergence, weak and strong laws of large numbers, Central Limit theorems (i.i.d. case). 
  • Standard discrete and continuous univariate distributions
  • Methods of estimation, properties of estimators, confidence intervals
  • Gauss-Markov models, estimability of parameters, best linear unbiased estimators, confidence intervals, tests for linear hypotheses
  • Multivariate normal distribution, Wishart distribution and their properties
  • Completely randomized designs, randomized block designs and Latin-square designs
  • Simple random sampling, stratified sampling and systematic sampling
  • Hazard function and failure rates, censoring and life testing, series and parallel systems
  • Linear programming problem, simplex methods, duality

Other subjects that RSET will conduct exams for are given below:

  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Law
  • Home Science
  • Hindi
  • Life Science
  • Management
  • Physical Education
  • Population Studies
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Rajasthani
  • Sanskrit
  • Sociology
  • Urdu
  • Visual Art

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