RPSC RAS Syllabus 2019
Updated on Nov 17, 2018 - 3:17 p.m. IST by Anangsha Patra

RPSC RAS Syllabus 2019 – The syllabus of RPSC RAS outlines the topics and sub-topics that candidates are required to study while preparing for the exam. Understanding  RPSC RAS 2019 syllabus is important because it helps candidates to differentiate between most and less important topics. Moreover, it helps candidates to figure out what to study and what not to study. Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) prescribes RPSC RAS syllabus. The preliminary exam will have questions from General Knowledge and General Science based on the official syllabus of RPSC RAS. 

Questions in the mains exam will be asked from General Studies, Hindi and English as per RPSC RAS syllabus 2019 for mains exam. Candidates appearing for the exam must go through the syllabus and it will help them to strategize their preparation. The detailed RPSC RAS syllabus 2019 for preliminary and mains exam is provided in this page. Read below for more information on RPSC RAS syllabus. 

RPSC RAS Syllabus 2019 for Preliminary Exam

The preliminary exam of RPSC RAS consists of one paper, General Studies. The standard of questions will be of graduation level. RPSC RAS syllabus for the preliminary exam is given below. 

RAS Pre Syllabus 

Topic - History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition & Heritage of Rajasthan

  • Major Landmarks in the History of Rajasthan, Major Dynasties, their Administrative and Revenue System. Socio-cultural Issues. 

  • Freedom Movement, Political Awakening and Integration 

  • Salient features of Architecture – Forts and Monuments 

  • Arts, Paintings and Handicrafts.

  • Important Works of Rajasthani literature. 

  • Local Dilects 

  • Fairs, Festivals, Folk Music and Folk Dances. 

  • Rajsathani Culture, Traditions and Heritage. 

  • Religious Movements, Saints & Lok devtas of Rajasthan. 

  • Important Tourist Places. 

  • Leading Personalities of Rajasthan

Topic - Indian History

Ancient & Medieval Period

  • Salient features and Major Landmarks of Ancient and Medieval India

  • Art, Culture, Literature and Architecture

  • Major Dynasties, Their Administrative System. Socio-Economic Conditions, Prominent Movements

Modern Period

  • Modern Indian history (from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present)- significant events, personalities and issues
  • The Freedom Struggle & Indian National Movement- its various stages and important contributors and contributions from different parts of the country
  • Social and Religious Reform movements in the 19th and 20th century
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country

Topic – Geography of India 

World Geography

  • Broad Physical features

  • Environmental and Ecological Issues

  • Wildlife and Bio-diversity

  • International Waterways

  • Major Industrial Regions

Geography of India

  • Broad physical features and Major physiographic divisions

  • Agriculture and Agro based Activities

  • Minerals – Iron, Manganese, Coal, Oil & Gas, Atomic minerals

  • Major Industries and Industrial development

  • Transportation– major transport corridors

  • Natural Resources

  • Environmental Problems and Ecological Issues

Geography of Rajasthan

  • Broad physical features and Major physiographic divisions

  • Natural Resource of Rajasthan-Climate, Natural Vegetation, Forests, Wildlife and Bio-diversity 

  • Major irrigation projects

  • Mines and Minerals

  • Population

  • Major Industries and Potential for Industrial Development

Topic - Indian Constitution, Political System & Governance

Check below the sub-topics under this section of RPSC RAS syllabus. 

Constitutional Development & Indian Constitution

The government of India Acts: 1919 and 1935, Constituent Assembly, Nature of Indian Constitution; Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State, Fundamental Duties, Federal Structure, Constitutional Amendments, Emergency Provisions, Public Interest Litigation (P.I.L.) and Judicial Review

Indian Political System and Governance

  • Nature of Indian State, Democracy in India, Reorganization of States, Coalition Governments, Political Parties, National Integration

  • Union and State Executive; Union and State Legislative, Judiciary. President, Parliament, Supreme Court, Election Commission, Comptroller and Auditor General, Planning Commission, National Development Council, Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Central Information Commission , Lokpal, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

  • Local Self Government & Panchayati Raj

Public Policy & Rights

  • National Public Policy as a welfare state

  • Various Legal Rights and Citizen Charter

Political and Administrative System of Rajasthan

  • Governor, Chief Minister, State Assembly, High Court, Rajasthan Public Service Commission, District Administration, State Human Rights Commission, Lokayukt, State Election Commission, State Information Commission

  • Public Policy, Legal Rights and Citizen Charter

Topic - Economic Concepts and Indian Economy

Basic Concepts of Economics

  • Basic Knowledge of Budgeting, Banking, Public Finance, National Income, Growth and Development

  • Accounting- Concept, Tools and Uses in Administration

  • Stock Exchange and Share Market 

  • Fiscal and Monetary Policies 

  • Subsidies, Public Distribution System

  • e-Commerce 

  • Inflation- Concept, Impact and Control Mechanism

Economic Development & Planning

  • 5 Year Plans - Objectives, Strategies and Achievements

  • Major Sectors of Economy- Agriculture, Industry, Service and Trade- Current Status, Issues & initiatives

  • Major Economic Problems and Government Initiatives. Economic Reforms and Liberalization

Human Resource and Economic Development 

  • Human Development Index

  • Poverty and Unemployment -Concept, Types, Causes, Remedies and Current Flagship Schemes

Social Justice and Empowerment

Provisions for Weaker Sections

Topic - Economy of Rajasthan

  • Macro overview of Economy

  • Major Agricultural, Industrial and Service Sector Issues

  • Growth, Development and Planning

  • Infrastructure & Resources

  • Major Development Projects

  • Programmes and Schemes- Government Welfare Schemes for SC/ST/Backward Class/Minorities/Disabled Persons, Destitute, Women, Children, Old Age People, Farmers & Labourers

Topic - Science & Technology

  • Basics of Everyday Science

  • Electronics, Computers, Information and Communication Technology

  • Space Technology including Satellites

  • Defence Technology

  • Nanotechnology

  • A human body, Food, and Nutrition, Health care

  • Environmental and Ecological Changes and its Impacts

  • Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

  • Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry and Animal Husbandry with special reference to Rajasthan

  • Development of Science and Technology in Rajasthan

Topic: Reasoning & Mental Ability

Logical Reasoning (Deductive, Inductive, Abductive)

  • Statement and Assumptions, Statement and Argument, Statements and Conclusion, Courses of Action

  • Analytical Reasoning

Mental Ability

Number series, Letter series, Odd man out, Coding-Decoding, Problems relating to Relations, Shapes and their sub sections

Basic Numeracy

  • Elementary knowledge of Mathematical and Statistical Analysis

  • Number System, Order of Magnitude, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Simple and Compound Interest, Data Analysis (Tables, Bar diagram, Line graph, Pie-chart)

Current Affairs

  • Major Current Events and Issues of State (Rajasthan), National and International Importance 

  • Persons and Places in recent news 

  • Games and Sports related Activities

For RAS Pre Syllabus in Hindi – Click Here 

RPSC RAS Syllabus 2019 for Mains Exam 

The mains exam of RPSC RAS will consists of four papers. The standard of questions of  General Hindi and General English will be that of  Senior Secondary level. RPSC RAS syllabus 2019 for mains exam is given below. 

Syllabus of RPSC RAS Mains Exam 

Paper-I: General Knowledge and General Studies




Unit I- History 

Part A - History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition and Heritage of Rajasthan

  • 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 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 Civilization 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 Inclusion. 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

  • The 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, Accounting & Auditing

Part A- Sociology

  • Development of Sociological Thought in India

  • Social Values

  • Caste Class & Occupation

  • Sanskritization

  • Varna, Ashram, Purusharth and Sanskar Vyavastha

  • Secularism

  • Issues and Problems of Society

  • Tribal community of Rajasthan: Bhil, Mina (Meena) and Garasia

Part B- Management

  • Management – Scope, concept, functions of Management – Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Direction, Coordination and Control, Decision-Making: concept, process and techniques.

  • Modern concept of Marketing, Marketing Mix – Product, Price, Place and Promotion

  • Objective, concept of maximization 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- Accounting & Auditing

  • 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

RAS Syllabus PDF Download (Mains)– Click Here 

RAS Syllabus in Hindi PDF (Mains) – Click Here

RPSC RAS Exam Pattern 2019 

According to the RPSC RAS exam pattern, the preliminary exam will consist of one paper. All questions will be objective type and carry 200 marks. Duration of the test is 3 hours. The mains exam of RPSC RAS will consist of four papers, three papers will be of General Studies while one paper will be of General Hindi and General English. Maximum marks allotted to each paper of mains exam are 200. The Personality Test will be held for 100 marks. 

How to prepare for RPSC RAS?

  • Start preparation for the exam early. Integrating the preparation of prelims and mains exam together a year before is considered as ideal period.

  • Create a study plan that will help you to dedicate adequate time for every topic and subject. 

  • Candidates should practice mock tests

  • Practice previous years’ question papers 

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tell me best coaching centre for ras exam ?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 16th Nov, 2019
Hello there!


Top coaching centres for RAS exam in Rajasthan are listed below :-

Chanakya IAS Academy:- It is the best RAS coaching in Jaipur, then you must have a look at the Chanakya IAS Academy.

  • Raus IAS study circle:- It is a great IAS coaching in Jaipur, because of the fact that the coaching institute has set a milestone of RAS coaching. The students of the Raus IAS Study Circle are brilliant in the calculations. The teachers are so efficient that they can get you the best out of the syllabus in no time.
  • Vision IAS :- It is doing a brilliant job in RAS coaching in Jaipur. The reason is brilliant RAS training and timely completion of the syllabus.
  • Eten IAS ;:- It has a brilliant performance in the IAS and RAS over the years. This is because of the reason that the IAS academy has a good number of selections over the years.
  • Zenith point:- It is probably one of the best RAS coaching in Jaipur. The reason is simple, the coaching has the best teachers in town who are brilliant in their field of study.

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