What is RPSC 2020?
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
Posts under RPSC RAS
The vacancies for the following posts are fulfilled by the RAS exam.
|State Services||Subordinate Services|
|RAS – Rajasthan Administrative Service||Rajasthan Industry Subordinate Service|
|RPS – Rajasthan Police Service||Tehsildar|
|Rajasthan Account Service||Raj. Planning Subordinate Service|
|Rajasthan Industry Service||Raj. Temple Subordinate Service|
|Rajasthan State Insurance Service||Raj. Excise Subordinate Service|
|Rajasthan Cooperative Service||Raj. Commercial Tax Subordinate Service|
|Rajasthan Commercial Tax Service||Raj. Fertiliser and Civil Supplies Subordinate Service|
|Rajasthan Jail Service||Raj. Cooperative Subordinate Service|
|Rajasthan Planning Service||Raj. Women and Child Dev Subordinate|
|Rajasthan Women And Child Development||Jail Welfare Officer|
|Rajasthan Fertilizer and Civil Supplies||Social Welfare Officer|
|Rajasthan Rural Development Service||Raj. Labour Welfare Subordinate Service|
|Rajasthan Women Dev||District Minority Welfare Officer|
|Rajasthan Minority Service||Raj. Programme Officer|
|Rajasthan Excise (General)|
|Rajasthan Excise (Preventive Force)|
RPSC Previous Year Vacancies (2019)
|Department Name||Trade Name||Gen||OBC||MBC||SC||ST||Total Post|
|Public Health Engineering||AE Civil||137||42||1||25||20||225|
|AE Electrical / Mechanical||42||13||1||10||9||75|
|Panchayat Raj Department||AE Civil / Agriculture||3||0||0||0||1||4|
|Public Works Department||AE Civil||155||64||3||49||36||307|
|Water Resource Department||AE Civil||164||71||3||44||20||302|
RPSC Exam Dates 2020
|RAS Online Application starts from||2nd week of April 2020|
|Online Application ends on||4th week of May 2020|
|Starting of editing in the application form||2nd week of June 2020|
|Last date for editing RAS application form||4th week of June 2020|
|Pre Admit card download starts from||4th week of July 2020|
|RAS 2020 Exam Date (preliminary)||1st week of August 2020|
|Releasing of Answer keys||To be announced|
|Declaration of RAS Prelim. result||4th week of Oct 2020|
|Declaration of Prelims Examination Marks||4th week of Nov 2020|
|RAS Main Admit card download||To be announced|
|Conduction of the RAS main exam||4th week of Dec 2020|
The dates for the RAS exam can be anticipated by taking a look at the exam dates for the previous year. The RAS important dates for 2018 and 2019 are tabulated below:
|RAS Exam 2018||RAS Exam 2019|
|Notification Date – 12 April 2018|
Last Date for Application – 11 May 2018
Vacancies – 980
Date of RAS Pre – 5 August 2018
Date of RAS Mains – 25, 26 June 2019
|Notification Date – (tentative) July 2019|
Vacancies – Will be given in the notification
Last Date of Application Submission – (tentative) August 2019
Admit Card – (tentative) September 2019
Date of Pre Exam – (tentative) September 2019
RPSC RAS Eligibility Criteria
- Domicile: The candidate must be a citizen of India
- Age Limit:
|Minimum Age||21 Years|
|Maximum Age||40 Years|
- Age Relaxation:
|For SC/ST/ OBC (Rajasthan Domicile) MALE||5 years|
|For SC/ST/ OBC (Rajasthan Domicile) FEMALE||10 years|
|For Gen (FEMALE)||5 years|
|Widow or divorced woman||Age No Bar|
|General category PWD candidate||10 years|
|BC and SBC category PWD candidates||13 years|
|ST/ SC PWD Candidates||15 years|
- Educational Qualification: The candidate applying for RPSC RAS must possess a graduation degree in any discipline from a government recognised university.
- Number of Attempts: There is no specific restriction on the number of attempts
RPSC RAS Application Form
The candidates who wish to appear in the RPSC RAS exam need to apply for the same. The RPSC RAS exam is held in online mode only. The candidates can follow the steps given below to fill the application form of RPSC RAS 2020:
How to apply for RPSC RAS 2020?
- Visit the official portal of RPSC
- Register on the website using a valid E-Mail ID and Mobile number
- Candidates can apply for the exams after completing the One-Time-Registration
- Login to the website using your registration number and password.
- Locate the “RAS 2020 Notification link” and click on it
- Check the complete detail of the official advertisement of RAS 2020
- Click on “APPLY ONLINE.” An application form will appear.
- Fill the application form with all the necessary details like your basic information, contact details, educational details etc.
- Upload scanned copies of your passport size photograph and signature
- Choose a payment method, i.e., offline or online and complete the payment.
- Finally, submit the application form
- Save the application form as a PDF for future reference.
- You may also download it for future use
RPSC RAS Application Fee
|General candidates and backward classes of creamy layer||INR 350|
|SC/ST will be||INR 150|
|OBC and special backward classes of non-creamy layer||INR 250|
|Physically disabled candidates||INR 150|
RPSC RAS Selection Process
The selection of the candidates will be made based on various recruitment phases. Aspirants have to undergo three selection rounds, namely Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, Personal Interview, and Medical Test.
- Preliminary Examination: It tests the General Knowledge/General Science of the candidate. The questions asked in this segment will be objective type questions. The total marks f this paper will be 200, and the total duration will be 3 hours.
- Main Examination: This segment consists of four papers, namely General knowledge-1, General knowledge-2, General knowledge-3, General Hindi, and English. Each paper carries 200 marks, so total marks are 800.
- Personal Interview: Candidates who successfully qualify the written exams are called for an interview which carries 100 marks.
RPSC RAS Exam Centres
The RAS exam is conducted all around Rajasthan so that candidates can appear for the exam without any difficulty. The RPSC RAS Exam Centres are listed below:
RPSC RAS Exam Pattern 2020
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|
|Number of Questions||150|
|Nature of Questions||Objective type (MCQs)|
|Standard of Paper||Bachelor’s Degree Level|
|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|
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|
RPSC RAS Syllabus 2020
RPSC RAS Prelims Syllabus 2020
|Rajasthan Specific Parts||General Topics|
|Literature, Tradition, Culture, Art, History and Heritage of Rajasthan|
Geography of Rajasthan
Administrative and Political System of Rajasthan
Economy of Rajasthan
Current Affairs – Rajasthan
|Indian History – Ancient, Medieval, Modern|
Geography – Indian. World
Indian Political System, Constitution and Governance
Economic Concepts and Indian Economy
Science and Technology
Reasoning and Mental Ability
RPSC RAS Mains Syllabus 2020
Paper – I
General Knowledge and General Studies
Unit I- HISTORY
Part A – History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition and Heritage of
- Major landmarks in the History of Rajasthan from Pre-historic time to close of
- 18th Century, Important dynasties, their administrative and revenue system.
- Salient events of the 19th & 20th centuries: Peasant & Tribal Movements. Political
- Awakening, Freedom Movement and Integration.
- Heritage of Rajasthan: Performing & fine Art, Handicraft and Architecture;
- Fairs, Festivals, Folk Music and Folk Dance
- Important works of Rajasthani Literature and Dialects of Rajasthan.
- – Saints, Lok Devtas and eminent personalities of Rajasthan
Part B – Indian History & Culture
- Indian heritage: Fine Art, Performing Art, Architecture & Literature from Indus
- Civilisation to British Era.
- Religious Movements and religious philosophy in Ancient and Medieval India.
- History of Modern India from beginning of 19th Century to 1965 AD:
- Significant events, personalities and issues.
- Indian National Movement- Its various stages & streams, important contributors
- and contribution from different parts of the country.
- Socio-religious Reform Movements in 19th and 20th Century.
- Post Independence consolidation and reorganisation – Accession of princely
- states & Linguistic reorganisation of the states.
Part C – History of Modern World (up to 1950AD)
- Renaissance and Reformation.
- Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution.
- Imperialism and colonialism in Asia and Africa.
- Impact of World Wars.
Unit II- ECONOMICS
Part A- Indian Economy
- Major Sectors of Economy: Agriculture, Industry & Service- Current Status,
- Issues and Initiatives.
- Banking: Concept of Money supply & High Powered Money. Role and
- Functions of Central Bank & Commercial Banks, issues of NPA, Financial
- Monetary Policy- Concept, objectives & Instruments.
- Public Finance: Tax reforms in India- Direct & Indirect, subsidies- Cash
- Transfer and other related issues. Recent Fiscal Policy of India.
- Recent Trends in Indian Economy: Role of Foreign Capital, MNCs, PDS, FDI, Exim Policy, 12th Finance Commission, Poverty alleviation schemes.
Part B- World Economy
- Global Economic issues and trends: Role of World Bank, IMF & WTO.
- Concept of Developing, Emerging and Developed countries.
- India in global Scenario.
Part C- Economy of Rajasthan
- Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Dairy and Animal husbandry with special
- reference to Rajasthan.
- Industrial Sector- Growth and recent trends.
- Growth, Development & Planning with special reference to Rajasthan.
- Recent development and issues in service sector of Rajasthan.
- Major Development Projects of Rajasthan- their objectives and impact.
- Public Private Partnership Model for Economic Transformation in Rajasthan.
- Demographic Scenario of the State and its impact on Rajasthan Economy.
Unit III- SOCIOLOGY, MANAGEMENT & BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Part A- Sociology
- Development of Sociological Thought in India
- Social Values
- Caste Class & Occupation
- Varna, Ashram, Purusharth and Sanskar Vyavastha
- Issues and Problems of Society.
- Tribal community of Rajasthan: Bhil, Mina (Meena) and Garasia.
Part B- Management
- Management – Scope, concept, functions of Management – Planning,
- Organising, Staffing, Direction, Coordination and Control, Decision-Making:
- concept, process and techniques.
- Modern concept of Marketing, Marketing Mix – Product, Price, Place and
- Objective, concept of maximisation of wealth, Sources of Finance – Short and
- Long term, Capital Structure, Cost of Capital
- Concept and Main theories of Leadership and Motivation, Communication,
- Basics of recruitment, selection, induction, training & development and
- appraisal system
Part C- Business Administration
- Techniques of analysis of Financial statements, Basics of Working Capital
- Management, Responsibility and Social Accounting
- Meaning & Objectives of Auditing, Internal Control, Social, Performance and
- Efficiency Audit.
- Basics of different types of Budgeting, Budgetary control
General Knowledge and General Studies
Unit I- Logical Reasoning, Mental Ability and Basic Numeracy
- Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
- Number Series, Letter Series, Coding –Decoding
- Problems related to Relations
- Shapes and their Sub-sections, Venn Diagram
- Problems based on Clocks, Age and Calendar
- Number system and order of Magnitude
- Simultaneous Linear Equations in Two Variables
- Ratio and Proportion, Compound Proportion
- Square Root, Cube Root, H.C.F. and L.C.M.
- Percentage, Simple and Compound Interest
- Time and Work, Speed and Distance
- Area and Perimeter of Simple Geometrical Shapes, Volume and Surface Area
- of Sphere, Cone, Cylinder and Cuboids
- Trigonometry Ratios and Angles
- Data Analysis (Tables, Bar-Graph, Line Graph, Pie-Chart)
- Measures of Central Tendency, Mean, Mode, Median, Standard Deviation and Variance
Unit II- General Science & Technology
- Motion, laws of motion, work energy and power, rotational motion, gravitation, simple harmonic motion, waves
- Properties of matter, electrostatics, current electricity, moving charge and
- Ray optics, Photo electric effect, Nuclear physics, semi conductor devices
- Electromagnetic waves, communication systems , basics of computers, use of
- information technology in administration, e-governance and e- commerce,
- contributions of Indian scientists in the development of science
- States of matter, Atomic structure, chemical bonding and molecular structure,
- Thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, solid state, solutions, electro
- chemistry, Chemical kinetics
- Characteristic feature of life
- Nutrition in organisms
- Principal of inheritance and variation
- Human health and diseases
- Biotechnology and its applications
- Bio diversity and conservation
- Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Dairy and Animal Husbandry with special reference to Rajasthan.
Unit III- Earth Science (Geography & Geology)
Part A- World
- Broad Physical Feature: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Lakes and Glaciers.
- Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Types, distribution and their impact
- Earth and its Geological time scale.
- Current Geopolitical Problems.
Part B- India
- Broad Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Lakes and Glaciers.
- Major Physiographic divisions of India.
- Climate- Origin of Monsoon, Seasonal Climatic conditions, Distribution of
- rainfall and climatic regions,
- Natural Resources: (a) Water, Forest, Soil (b) Rocks & Mineral: Types and their uses
- Population: Growth, Distribution and Density, Sex-ratio, Literacy, urban and Rural Population.
Part C- Rajasthan
- Broad Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Rivers and Lakes.
- Major Physiographic Regions.
- Natural Vegetation and Climate.
- Livestock, Wildlife and its Conversation.
- Agriculture- Major Crops.
- Mineral Resources: (i) Metallic Minerals- Types, distribution and
- Industrial uses and their conservation.
- (ii)Non- Metallic Minerals- Types, distribution and Industrial uses and their conservation.
- Energy Resources: Conventional and Non-conventional
- Population and Tribes.
General Knowledge and General Studies
Unit I- Indian Political System, World Politics and Current Affairs
- Indian Constitution: Framing, Features, Amendments, Basic Structure.
- Ideological Contents: Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of
- State Policy, Fundamental Duties.
- Institutional framework- I: Parliamentary System, President, Prime Minister
- and Council of Ministers, Parliament.
- Institutional Framework- II: Federalism, Centre-State relations, Supreme Court, High Courts, Judicial Review, Judicial Activism.
- Institutional Framework- III: Election Commission of India, Comptroller and Auditor General, Union Public Service Commission, NITI Aayog, Central Vigilance Commission, Central Information Commission, National Human Rights Commission
- Political Dynamics: Role of Cast, Religion, Class, Ethnicity, Language and Gender in Indian Politics, Political Parties and Electoral Behaviour, Civil Society and Political Movement, Issues related to National Integrity and Security. Potential areas of Socio-Political conflicts
- State Politics of Rajasthan: Party System, Political Demography, Different phases of Political competition in Rajasthan, Panchayati Raj and Urban self Government Institutions
- Emerging World Order in the post Cold War era, USA’s hegemony and its resistance, UN and Regional Organizations, International Terrorism and Environmental issues.
- Foreign Policy of India: Evolution, Determinants, India’s relations with USA, China, Russia and European Union, India’s role in UN, NAM, BRICS, G- 20, G- 77 and SAARC.
- Geo-political and Strategic development in South Asia, South East Asia and West Asia and their impact on India.
- Current Affairs: Current events, persons and places of Rajasthan, National and international importance, recent activities related to games and sports.
Unit II- Concepts, Issues and Dynamics of Public Administration and
- Administration and management: Meaning, nature and significance. Its role in developed & developing societies. Evolution of Public Administration as a discipline, new public administration, Theories of public administration.
- Concepts of power, authority, legitimacy, responsibility and delegation.
- Principles of organisation: Hierarchy, Span of control and unity of command
- Functions of management, Corporate governance and social responsibility
- New dimensions of public management, management of change.
- Aptitude and foundational values of civil services: integrity, impartiality, and non partisanship, dedication to public service, relationship between generalists and specialists.
- Legislative & Judicial control over administration: various methods and techniques of legislative & judicial control.
- Administrative setup, administrative culture in Rajasthan: Governor, Chief Minister, Council of Ministers, State Secretariat and Chief Secretary.
- District administration: organisation, role of District Collector and Superintendent of Police, Sub-divisional and Tehsil administration.
- Development Administration: Meaning, Scope and Characteristics.
- State Human Rights Commission, State Election Commission, Lokayukt, Rajasthan Public Service Commission, Public Service Guarantee Act, 2011
Unit III- Administrative Ethics, Behavior and Law
Part A- Administrative Ethics
- Administrative Ethics: Ethics and human interface: Essence, Determinants and Consequences of ethic and human actions-Moral values (rights and Duties; Good and Virtues), Cardinal virtues of Plato, Utilitarianism- J.S. Mill, Freedom of will and moral responsibility
- Kantian ethics, Ethics of Bhagavad Gita and its role in administration.
- Dimension of ethics: Role of administrators in society and educational institution in the inculcating
- Ethics in private and public relationships- Behaviour, Moral and Political
- attitudes of administrators.
Part B – Behavior
- Intelligence: Cognitive intelligence, Social intelligence, Emotional intelligence, Cultural intelligence and Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligence.
- Personality: Psychoanalytical theories, Trait and Type theories, Determinants of personality and Assessment of personality.
- Learning and Motivation: styles of learning, Models of memory, causes of forgetting. Classification and types of motives, Theories of work motivation, Assessment of motivation
- Meeting Life Challenges: Stress: Nature, type, Sources, Symptoms, Effects, Stress Management, Promotion of Positive health and well being.
- Concepts of Law: Ownership and possession, Personality, Liability, Rights and Duties.
- Contemporary Legal issues: Right to information, Information technology law including cyber laws (concepts, purpose, prospects), Intellectual Property Rights (concepts, types, purpose, prospects)
- Crimes against Women and Children: Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment the workplace, the protection of children from sexual offences Act 2012, Laws related to child labour.
- Important Land Laws in Rajasthan: Rajasthan Land Revenue Act, 1956; Rajasthan Tenancy Act, 1955
Paper – IV
General Hindi and General English
General English (Total marks 80)
Part A- Grammar & Usage (20 Marks)
- Correction of Sentences: 10 sentences for correction with errors related to: Articles & Determiners
- Tenses & Sequence of Tenses
- Voice- Active & Passive
- Narration- Direct & Indirect
- Synonyms & Antonyms
- Phrasal Verbs & Idioms
- One Word Substitute
- Words often Confused or Misused
Part B- Comprehension, Translation & Precis Writing (30 Marks)
- Comprehension of an Unseen Passage (250 Words approximately) 05 Questions
- based on the passage. Question No. 05 should preferably be on vocabulary.
- Translation of five sentences from Hindi to English.
- Precis Writing (a short passage of approximately 150-200 words)
- Part C- Composition & Letter Writing (30 Marks)
- Paragraph Writing- Any 01 paragraph out of 03 given topics (approximately
- 200 words)
- Elaboration of a given theme (Any 1 out of 3, approximately 150 words)
- Letter Writing or Report Writing (approximately 150 words)