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Rajasthan Public Service Commission - Home Science (Home Management) Syllabus

Updated on: Mar 19, 2013
The syllabus of Home Science (Home Management) for  Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) is given below:

UNIT-I : CONCEPT OF MANAGEMENT -

  • Principles and Practices of Management. - Concepts, Principals, Objective and techniques of management. Evolution of management thought
  • System Approach
  • Management Process - Planning, Controlling, evaluating
  • Motivating forces of management - values, goals, standards and their interrelations
  • Decision making - steps in decision - making, types, methods of resolving conflicts
  • Resources : Types, Characteristics
  • Time, Energy and Money management

UNIT-II : HOUSING AND INTERIOR DECORATION -

  • Developing trends in rural and urban housing
  • Housing problems in India & Role of Government in solving them
  • Building materials & Finishes
  • Building Components - foundation, walls, floors, ceilings, doors & windows
  • Methods of lost estimation of housing/building
  • Techniques of low cost housing
  • Elements and Principles of design in interiors
  • Importance of colour, light & texture in interiors
  • House hold furnishings & accessories in interior decoration
UNIT-III : CONSUMER ECONOMICS
  • Consumption and economic instability : Business Cycle, inflation, deflation
  • Role of Public Sector in counteracting economic instability
  • Theories of Consumer behaviour : Utility analysis
  • Cost of living index
  • Marketing functions
  • Factors affecting consumer demands
  • Consumer Education
  • Consumer right and responsibilities
  • Consumer Protection - Standardization and certification of products, consumer protection laws and their implications; Patents
UNIT-IV : HOUSE HOLD EQUIPMENT
  • Equipment and their types : Non automatic / Semiautomatic / Fully automatic
  • Classification of House Hold Equipment - Food related, Cleaning related
  • Materials and finishes used in House Hold used in House Hold Equipment
  • Working principles, use, care, repair and maintenance of following House Hold Equipment. - small kitchen tools, Pressure cooker, Refrigerator, Cooking Range, Food Processor, Microwave Oven, Washing machine, Vacuums Cleaner

UNIT-V : ERGONOMICS
  • Components of work input - Affective : Liked and disliked activities, goal Character of work. Attitude and Interest
  • Cognitive - Knowledge, skills, thinking and attention
  • Temporal - Control of time, time allocation,
  • Physical - Fatigue, Body Mechanics
  • Man-Machine - Environment system
  • Anthropometry and Bio-Mechanics :
    • Designing works and work places - functional design, center concept and their arrangement
    • Environment and safety at work places
    • Work simplification techniques
    • Method of measuring physical cost of work
UNIT-VI : ENVIRONMENT & HUMAN ECOLOGY
  • Environment Pollution - types, causes and protective measures. - Air Pollution
  • Water Pollution - Soil Pollution
  • Noise Pollution
  • Green House effect : Causes and Prevention
  • Ozone Layer : A protective umbrella, depletion of ozone layer and its protection.
  • Energy and environment
  • Recycling of waste
  • Role of Public, Private Section in management and conservation of environment
  • Role of families in management of environment

UNIT-VII : COMMUNITY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • Role of science and technology in women's development
  • Identification and dissemination of appropriate technology for rural & urban communities
  • Health and sanitation
  • Housing
  • Income generation
  • Drugery Reduction
  • Fuel conservation
  • Women Entrepreneurship
  • Concept and its importance
  • Small scale industries and women Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship Development programmes. Role of financial institutions in motivating women entrepreneurship
  • Qualities of a good entrepreneur -
    • Innovative
    • Risk taking
    • Confidence
    • Problem Solving
    • Motivational factors

Financial input and management of an entrepreneur
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