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General Knowledge

a. General Knowledge of topics relating to current events.
b. General sciences.
c. Geography.
d. Social sciences.
e. Indian society and its dynamics.
f. Indian history.
g. Indian constitution and public administration.
h. Practical knowledge and mental ability. (SSLC Level)
i. Social and cultural history of Karnataka.
j. Land reforms and social changes in Karnataka after independence.
k. Karnataka’s economy: its strength and weakness; present status.

l. Rural development, Panchayat raj institutions and rural co-operatives.
m. Role of science and technology for effective administration of Karnataka.
n. Environmental problems and the development issues of Karnataka.

General English
a. English grammar,
b. Vocabulary,
c. Spelling,
d. Synonyms,
e. Antonyms,
f. Power to understand and comprehend English language and ability to discriminate between correct and incorrect usage,

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Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Knowledge

1) Constitution of Grama Panchayat:- Declaration of Panchayat Area andestablishment of Grama Panchayats, Constitution of Grama PanchayathStanding Committees, Method of voting and procedure for election,Appointment of administrator of Grama Panchayats, List of Voters, Corrupt practices, Resignation of member, Procedure for election of Adhyaksha and Upadhaksha on the establishment pf Grama Panchayat, Term of office and conditions of service of Adhyaksha and Updhyaksha of Grama Panchayats,
Meeting of the Grama Panchayat, Quorum and procedure, resolutions, Minutes, Ward sabha, Grama Sabha.
2) Functions, Duties and Powers of Grama Panchayats, Adhyaksha and Upadhyaksha:- Functions of the Grama Panchayat, General powers of the Grama Panchayat, Standing Committees, other Committees, Powers and duties of the Adhyaksha and Upadhyaksha, Power of Grama Panchayat as to roads,
bridges, etc. Regulation of erection of buildings, Licensing of shops, Transfer of institutions or works to Grama Panchayats, Powers and duties in regard to sources of water supply, Salary and Allowances to the Adhyaksha and Upadhyaksha.
3) Staff of Grama Panchayats:- Secretary, Staffing pattern and schedule of employees, Appointment and Control of employees, System of Additional Technical Staff to Grama Panchayats.
4) Conversion of a smaller urban area or a transitional area and amalgamation:- Effect of conversion of a smaller urban area or a transitional area into a Panchayat area, Term of office of members of interim Grama
Panchayat and their powers, Effect of amalgamation of Panchayat area.
5) Taxes and Fees:- Levy of Taxes, rate, by Grama Panchayats, Recovery of
Taxes and Other Dues, Appeal against assessment etc., Composition of taxes in factory areas.
6) Grants and Funds of Grama Panchayats:- Grant to Grama Panchayats, Discretionary grant, Grama Panchayat fund. Establishment grant to Taluk Panchayats and Zilla Panchayats.
7) Financial Control and Audit:-Presentation of accounts and budget of Grama Panchayat, Revision of budget, Audit of accounts, Presentation of Accounts and budget of Taluk Panchayat, Revision of Budget, Audit of accounts, Presentation of Accounts and budget of Zilla Panchayat, Revision of Budget,
Audit of accounts,

8) Constitution of Taluk Panchayat:- Constituion of Taluk Panchayat, Meetings of Taluk Panchayat, Functions of Taluk Panchayat, General powers of Taluk Panchayat, Taluk Panchayat fund, Powers and duties of the Adhyaksha and Upadhyaksha of Taluk Panchayat, Standing Committees, Executive Officer,
Powers and duties of Executive Officer, and pther officers and officials, Executive Officer`s right to requisition records, etc.
9) Constituion of Zilla Panchayat:- Constituion of Zilla Panchayat, Meetings of Zilla Panchayat, Functions of the Zilla Panchayat, General Powers of Zilla Panchayat, Zilla Panchayat Fund, Powers and duties of the Adhyaksha and Upadhyaksha of Zilla Panchayat, Standing Committees, Chief Executive Officer, Powers and duties of Chief Executive Officer, Functions, Powers and Duties of the Chief Executive Officer and Other Officers, Chief Executive Officer`s right to requisition records, etc.
10)Inspection and Supervision:- Power of Inspection and Supervision, Technical Supervision and Inspections, Government and Chief Executive Officer`s powers in respect of Grama Panchayat, Taluk Panchayat and Zilla Panchayat, Power of Government, Zilla Panchayat and Taluk Panchayat to provide for
performance of duties in default of Grama Panchayat, Taluk Panchayat or Zilla Panchayat, Inquiry into affairs of Grama Panchayat, Taluk Panchayat, Zilla Panchayat by the Government.
11)Miscellaneous:- Dissolution of Panchayats, Appeals, Finance Commision, State Election Commission, District Planning Committee, State Panchayat Council.
12)Special Rural Development Programmes:- 14th Finance Plan, Grama swaraj, Grama Vikasa, Mahathma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Drinking water and Sanitation, Swacha Bharath Abhiyana, National Rural Livelyhood Mission, Dinadayal Upadhyaya Grama Jyothi Yojane, Rajiv
Gandhi Yuva Chaithanya Yojane.

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