RPSC RAS Exam 2020: Dates, Application Form, Eligibility and Pattern

RPSC RAS Exam 2020: Popularly known Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) Exam, is conducted by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission, which is the constitutional body responsible for fair and transparent recruitment processes for various position in the Public-office of the state of Rajasthan.

RPSC conducts various examinations, which include Rajasthan Administrative Services, Subordinate Services, State engineering services, Forest services, Police Services, etc.

However, Rajasthan Administrative Services is the most popular exam as it opens the door for the elite services in the state government, which include Rajasthan Administrative Services, Rajasthan Police Services. Rajasthan Accounts Services, Rajasthan Industrial Services etc.

RPSC RAS Exam 2020 - Highlights

Conducting Body Rajasthan Public Service Commission
Exam Name Rajasthan Administrative Services
Official Website https://www.rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in/
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Offline
Helpline Number 0145-2635212

RPSC RAS Exam 2020 Dates 

The RPSC RAS 2020 notification is not yet released. The official advertisement for the exam is expected to be out in the month of June 2020. Below given are the tentative dates of the exam events. 

Events Dates
RPSC RAS 2020 Notification June 2020
Online Applications Starts June 2020
Online Applications Ends July 2020
Prelims admit card  October 2020
Prelims exam date November 2020 

RPSC RAS Exam Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

All the aspirants applying for should possess a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognized university. Final Year students of Bachelor degrees may also apply, but they have to produce proof of qualifying the degree for getting admission in the Mains examination.

Age Limit

As per the notification, the candidates applying for the Rajasthan state civil services combined competitive examination must be minimum of 21 years and a maximum of less than 40 years.

Age Relaxation for the various category in RAS.

Category Years
SC/ST/OBC/SBC (Male) 5
SC/ST/OBC/SBC (Female) 10
Women (Gen) 5
Widow and Divorced No Age Limit
PWD GEN - 10OBC - 13SC/ST - 15

RPSC RAS Exam Pattern

The Combined Competitive Examination will be held in two successive stages-

Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary Examination will consist of one paper on General Knowledge & General Science, which will be of objective type and carry a maximum of 200 marks. The examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. The Standard of the paper will be that of a Bachelor s Degree Level. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates, who are declared qualified for admission to Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.

Main examination

(a) The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be 15 times the total approximate number of vacancies (category wise) to be filled in the year in the various Services and posts, but in the said range all those candidates who secure the same percentage of marks as may be fixed by the Commission for any lower range will be admitted to the Main Examination.

(b) The written examination will consist of the following four papers which will be descriptive/analytical. A candidate must take all the papers listed below which will also consist of question paper of brief, medium, long answer and descriptive type questions. The standard of General Hindi and General English will be that of Sr. Secondary level. The time allowed for each paper shall be 3 hours.

Paper Subject Marks Time
I General Studies I 200 3 Hours
II General Studies II 200 3 Hours
III General Studies III 200 3 Hours
IV General Hindi and General English 200 3 Hours

Personality Test

Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the written test of the Main Examination as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion shall be summoned by them for an interview for a personality test which carries 100 marks. The Commission shall award marks to each candidate interviewed by them. In interviewing the candidates besides awarding marks in respect of character, personality, address, physique, marks shall also be awarded for the candidate s knowledge of the Rajasthani culture.

Online Coachings for RPSC RAS Exam 2020

RAS is a highly competitive exam and candidates often have to study for 2 - 3 years to qualify for the exam. Even after hard work sometimes success is not easy to achieve. Students with better resources access the best of coaching institutes to improve their chances of success. However, the best coaching institutes are not easily accessible for all, either due to the limitation of the class size or due to their location.

In such a situation, online coaching classes can help students to access the best of coaching institutes from their hometown without worrying about the class size and expenses of living in a new city.

Neostencil is a live online learning platform to prepare for various government examinations. We stream live online classes from the topmost coaching institutes and best of teachers to prepare for government examination. Neostencil has partnered with Toppers 25 and Astitva IAS which provide classes for RAS exam preparation.

About Toppers 25

Toppers25 is an institute founded by top medalists to dedicate themselves as mentors to create winners among the aspirants of RAS examinations. It is one of the best institutes in Jaipur to prepare for RAS exams and has helped hundreds of students achieve there RAS dreams. The institute has uniquely designed programs to create maximum impact on the learning outcomes of students. The classroom program uses Smart projector technology-based visuals and HiTech graphics for better understanding. The courses are offered in both English as well as Hindi medium. Keeping the needs of distant students in mind, Toppers 25 has tied up with NeoStencil to access live courses through online channels.

Astitva IAS

ASTITVA IAS Academy is a well-known Institute preparing aspirants for IAS and RAS exams for all three levels- Prelim, Main and Interview.

ASTITVA IAS Academy was founded in the year 2005 by Dr B.B. Singh, Dr Kiran Singh and a group of faculties with solid experience. Every year a number of aspirants secure their positions in the list of successful candidates in IAS and RAS exams.

The institute is located in the vicinity of Gandhi Nagar railway station at the main Tonk Road, besides bearing all the attraction of city life, the area is conducive of the educational and competitive environment.

Syllabus of RAS Exam

Download syllabus for RAS Prelims 

Download Syllabus for RAS Mains 

How to Become a RAS officer?

A candidate has to qualify RAS exam to become a RAS officer. RAS exam is a competitive exam conducted by RPSC from time to time to fill the vacancies in state government offices. Lakhs of students apply for the exam and only a small percentage of them qualify for the exam to become a RAS officer.

The minuscule success ratio in the exam makes it one of the toughest exam in the country and therefore, to successfully qualify the exam a candidate needs utmost dedication and hard work.

The RAS Exam is an all-inclusive paper. Anybody can apply for the post and an aspirant may not necessarily be a qualified doctor or engineer to be eligible for the crucial government vacancies. Any candidate, irrespective of the financial, social or educational background, can apply for the RAS Exam and appear for the RAS based on his own potential and confidence.

At a preliminary level, it is recommended to be familiar with the RAS Exam Pattern. At next stage, get to know the exam syllabus, organize a preparation schedule of General Studies, and sequentially, browse through the previous year papers and plan a subject-wise strategy to prepare for the RAS exam.


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