Rajasthan RAS Exam

RPSC Exam or the 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.

Rajasthan Administrative Service Exam

It is the most prestigious exam in the state of Rajasthan. Candidates recruited through RAS exam are at the helm of various government departments, managing general administration, financial administration, police administration for the state of Rajasthan.

The officers of Rajasthan Administrative Service and Rajasthan Police Service also get an opportunity to be promoted to IAS and IPS after 20 25 years of service in the state government.

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.


Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

All the aspirants applying for should possess a Bachelor Degree in any discipline from a recognized university. Final Year students of Bachelor degree 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 21 years and maximum 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

Scheme of examination

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 Coaching For RAS exam

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 situation, online coaching classes can help students to access 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 dream. 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 2018

Download Syllabus for RAS Mains 2018

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