RPSC Exam Pattern 2020 (RAS) – Check Now

The official notification has not been released yet. Rajasthan Public Service Commission conducts varies exams for recruiting eligible candidates for various governmental posts. The RPSC was founded in August 1949 and is located in Ajmer. RPSC keeps on announcing the vacancies for various posts. There is a selection process of RPSC through which candidates are selected for the various posts of the state. RPSC exams are quite similar to the UPSC exams as both are for civil services, and the same preparation can be extended for both the examinations. One of the most sought after posts in RPSC is the posts of Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS). In this article, we will give you complete details regarding the RPSC Exam Pattern 2020.

RPSC Exam Pattern 2020 (RAS)

In order to ace this prestigious examination, the candidates must be aware of the paper pattern. Knowing the paper pattern beforehand helps the students in many ways; it prepares them for the kind of questions they are going to face in the examination, it gives them an idea about the weightage and duration of each segment so that they know how much do they need to prepare for a certain segment and how much time can they dedicate to a particular section. The RAS Paper pattern is as given below:

The RAS exam is divided into three sections- Prelims, Mains and Interview:

RAS Prelims 2020 Exam Pattern

Name of Exam Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination/ RAS Pre Exam
Number of Papers One
RAS Exam Subjects General Knowledge and General Science
Time 3 hours
Number of Questions 150
Nature of Questions Objective type (MCQs)
Standard of Paper Bachelor’s Degree Level
Maximum Marks 200
Negative Marking 1/3rd marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer

In the prelims, there is only one paper of a total of 200 marks. The questions asked in this paper are MCQ type questions. The total duration of the paper is 3 hours (180 minutes).

RAS Mains 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper Total Marks Total Time
Paper-1: General Studies-I 200 marks 3 hours
Paper-2: General Studies-II 200 marks 3 hours
Paper-3: General Studies-III 200 marks 3 hours
Paper-4: General Hindi and General English 200 marks 3 hours
Total 800 marks

General Studies Paper will have short, medium and long answer questions and their marks and word limits are as given below:

Short Answer Questions Marks Per Question – 02

Word Limit – 15

Medium Answer Questions Marks Per Question – 05

Word Limit – 50

Long Answer Questions Marks Per Question – 10

Word Limit – 100

The pattern of RAS Mains General Studies Papers according to the nature of questions is tabulated below:

Nature of Questions GS I GS II GS III
Short 25 questions 15 questions 25 questions
Medium 16 questions 14 questions 16 questions
Long 7 questions 10 questions 7 questions
Total 48 questions, 200 marks 39 questions, 200 marks 48 questions, 200 marks

RAS Interview 2020

Interview/ Personal Viva 100 Marks

Click here to check the RPSC RAS Syllabus

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