Tips to prepare for Culture, Geography, History for Patwari

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Tips to prepare for Culture, Geography, History for Patwari

Indian Revenue System is one of the most prestigious institutions in the Republic of India. Its base rises from the rural regions of the country and is crucial to keep up the record of all the activities which are related to above mentioned institution. Patwari is the key holder to keep the records on the ground level hence the job of Patwari is very sought-after.

To grab this opportunity of becoming a Patwari, one needs to clear the competitive exam held at state-level annually. Every state has different boards responsible for the conduction of this exam and has different syllabus testing the aspirants. The role of a Patwari is highly demanding in terms of knowledge, thereby, the syllabus of the same is very vast. Culture, Geography and History tops the list, as they lay the foundation on which a Patwari works. Let’s dive in to know more about these subjects and how to master them with these tips.

Culture

A Patwari needs to deal with the people living in rural areas who are closer to the culture of a state or region. 

Do not Limit Yourself to Book Learning – Culture isn’t something that you can learn only by reading texts in a book, it is the way people live their life and can only be grasped when it is experienced first-hand. 

Dig the Roots – Every culture has certain customs and traditions which have a story due attached to them. If you get to know the base story behind a tradition, you will understand it better and deeper. This will also aid a more comprehensive learning and will expand your knowledge base. 

Take part in Discussions – Discussions will always help you in gaining a new perspective of a certain topic. Discussing the topics that you have just read will open new versions of the same subject you have read. It will help you in expanding your mindset and making it more receptive.

History

Don’t Muddle up the Topics – Don’t let your preparation & topics muddle up. Avoid reading too many authors. Just stick to one book thoroughly on a topic or if necessary, then two (that too only for the most important topics).

Spot the Important Events – If a historical event finds its way into national discussions, then go through it more carefully and try to connect the dots with the recent happenings. Note down the points of the topics which have resurfaced through discussions.

Focus on the Right Things – Do not focus on the incidents, period, or place, rather focus on the reason behind the incident and the beginning of the historical event. Period and place mostly work as references in the events.

Geography

Relate what you read to your own surroundings – While reading newspapers, you come across various natural incidents, calamities, etc happening around you. Relate it to what you have read in your textbooks. This way you will be prepared for geography as well as current affairs.

Relate Geography to history, economics, and other topics – 

Use Mnemonics – You can use mnemonics to make your learning easy. For Example

Remembering the Central American countries (countries lying between North and South America)

Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, 

(Together, they form the shape of an elephant’s trunk.)

My Great Big Elephant Has No CRitical Problems.

Remembering the Himalayan ranges from top to bottom

Karakoram, Zaskar, Pirpanjal, Dauladhar, Shiwalik, 

Kal (Z)Jana Padega Desh Se

Remembering the main passes of the Himalayas

1. Sikkim – Nathu La, Jelep La

Nathuram Sikkim Jail Gaya

2. Himachal Pradesh – Rohtang Pass, Bara-lacha Pass, Shipki Pass

Himesh aur Rohit barah baje shipki gaya

3. Arunachal Pradesh – Diphu Pass, Sela Pass, Bomdi La

Dipu was sent to Bombay.

Remembering the oceans from largest to the smallest

Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, Arctic Ocean

PAISA

Important Topics under Culture, History, and Geography for Patwari Exam

  • Important historical events in the history of Rajasthan.
  • Administrative system of Rajasthan, Rajpal, State Legislative Assembly, High Court, Rajasthan Public Service Commission, District Administration, State Human Rights Commission, State Election Commission, Lokayukta, State Information Commission, Public Policy 
  • Socio-cultural issues 
  • Freedom movement, public awareness, and political integration.
  • Folk arts, paintings and handicrafts, and architecture.
  • Fairs, festivals, folk music, and folk dances.
  • Rajasthani Culture and Heritage Literature 
  • Religious Movements of Rajasthan, Saints, and Gods 
  • Important Tourist Places 
  • Prominent personalities of Rajasthan

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