Rajasthan Public Service Commission Examination: Exam Pattern, Insights and Details

Rajasthan Public Service Commission RAS was established on August 20, 1949, Ajmer with the sole motive of creating and fostering such a Public Service Commission is free, non- biased, honest, Operational and capable enough to meet and fulfil the requirements of common people from the government side. The duty of RPSC is to direct the recruitment on the behalf of Defence, Government servants and much more, help in the framing of recruitment rules, and advice the Government on promotions and transfers from one service to another. RPSC acts as direct recruitment for RAS i.e. Rajasthan Administrative Services is equivalent to Indian Administrative Services. The Eligibility for RAS is Graduation from any recognised university. The age limit for RPSC RAS is 18 years and the upper age limit is 40 years. The age relaxation is OBC is 5 years and for SC/ST is 3 years while for PH it is 10 years. The total No.of vacancies are1918 for UPSC RAS. The salary is between 15600 and 39100.

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State Level
180 Minutes
Age Limit
18 to 40 years
Application Fee
General350/- OBC (Non Creamy Layer)- 250/- SC/ST/PH-150/-
Examination Type

Exam Pattern:

It is an Online as well Offline exam which is conducted in two stages:

Preliminary, Mains Examinations and Interview:

Prelims: General Knowledge and Science which covers topics like what’s happening in the country as well the world with the knowledge of sports, economy, current affairs, awards & honours, scientific research, history along with important dates and biology, chemistry, physics with 200 Multiple-choice Questions and 200 as the maximum marks with the time limit of 180 minutes.

Mains: It will have four papers, it consists of written as well as descriptive tests. Each paper will be of General Study’s which covers topics like Indian Heritage and culture, History, Geography of the world and India, Government, constitution, Indian Polity, Social Justice, International Relations, Technology, Bio – Diversity, Environment, Disaster Management, Economic Development and much more carrying 200 marks each.

Interview: It consists of 100 marks.

Eligibility for RPAS:

  • Graduation from any recognized university.
  • The age limit for RPSC RAS is 18 years and the upper age limit is 40 years.
  • The age relaxation is OBC is 5 years and for SC/ST is 3 years while for PH it is 10 years.

Syllabus: RPSC RAS

History of Rajasthan:
Leading Personalities of Rajasthan, Important Tourist Places of Rajasthan, Rajasthani Culture and its tradition and Heritage, Religious Movements, Saints and Lokdevtas of Rajasthan, Local Festivals, Folk Music and Folk  Dance, Freedom Movement, Political Awakening and Integration, Arts Paintings and Handicrafts
RPSC RAS Pre Syllabus for Indian History – Ancient: Salient Feature and Major Landmarks of Ancient and Medieval India, Arts, Culture, Literature and Architecture, Major Dynasties, Their Administrative System, Socio-Economic Conditions, Prominent Movements

Indian History:
Modern Period: Modern Indian History from the 18 Century to present, The freedom struggle and Indian National Movement- its various stage and important contributor and contributions from different parts of the country, Social and religious reform movements in the XIX and XX century

World Geography:
Broad Physical Feature, Environmental and Ecological Issues, Wildlife and Bio-Diversity, International Waterways, Major Industrial Regions

Indian Geography: 
Broad Physical Feature and Major Physiography Division, Agriculture and Agro-based activities, Minerals- Iron, Manganese, Coal, Oil and Gas, Atomic Minerals, Major Industries and Industries Development, Major Transportations corridors, Natural Resources, Environmental Problems and Ecological Issues

Indian Constitution:
A government of India Acts: 1919 and 1935, Constituent Assembly, Nature Of Indian Constitution:- Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State, Fundamental Duties, Federal Structure, Constitution Amendment, Emergency Provisions, Public Interests Litigation (PIL) and Judicial Review

Indian Politics:
Nature of Indian State, Democracy in India, Recognition of State, Coalition Governments, Political Parties and National Integration, Union and State executive and State Legislative, Judiciary, President, Parliament, Supreme Court, Election Commission, etc.… Public Policy and rights, Political and Administrative System of Rajasthan,

Basic Knowledge of Budgeting, Banking, Public Finance, National Income, Growth and Development, Subsidies, Public Distribution System, e-Commerce, Accounting- Concept, Tools and Uses in Administration, Fiscal and Monetary Policies, 5 year Economy planning another

Science and Technology:
Basics of Science Every day, Electronics, Computers, Information and Communication Technology, Space Technology including Satellites, Defense Technology, Human body, Food and Nutrition, Healthcare, Environmental and Ecological Changes and its Impacts

Reasoning and Mental Ability and Logical Reasoning:
Statement and Assumptions, Statement and Argument, Statements and Conclusion, Courses of Action, Analytical Reasoning

Tips and Tricks: RPSC RAS

With people applying for RPSC RAS is in lakhs, it became really difficult to crack but all you need to do is follow these tricks and tips to succeed:

·         Take Mock tests online to know your Strengths’ and Weakness.
·         You must have the knowledge of General Studies like history, polity, geography, technology and much more.
·         Solve last years’ question papers in order to know what to expect and it will test your speed as well as accuracy.
·         Wrong answers will have no negative markings.
·         Prepare yourself for the timing of the exam so that you will able to finish well in time.
·         Refer books, make notes as well online portals to know where you stand.
·         Read all the instructions before going for examinations.
·         Keep yourself away from distractions like Televisions and Mobile Phones.
·         Always save time for revision.
·         Don’t be anxious and before going to examination hall eat properly, have proper sleep and just relax.

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