About RPSC RAS 2019

Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) conducts RPSC RAS to recruit candidates for the various administrative posts available under the Commission. Candidates are shortlisted for final allotment of posts on the basis of three exam stages – Prelims, Mains and Interview. The Prelims exam is qualifying in nature, therefore, marks obtained in the exam stage are not considered while preparing the final result. The marks of Prelims are only used to select candidates for the next stage of selection process. Candidates are selected for recruitment to the preferred posts on the basis of performance in Mains and Interview.

Frequency: Once a year
Languages English, Hindi
Conducting Body: Rajasthan Public Service Commission

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RPSC RAS 2019 Important Dates

13 Sep, 2019 (Tentative) Advertisement | Mode: Online

RPSC RAS 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of RPSC RAS is prescribed by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission along with the notification. RPSC RAS eligibility criteria has been given below.

Age Limit: Candidates must be at least 21 years and not exceed 40 years of age to be eligible for the exam.

Educational Qualification: To apply successfully for the exam, candidates should have completed graduation from a recognised University.

RPSC RAS 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

The application form of RPSC RAS is released online by Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) along with the notification. To apply for the exam, candidates will first need to register for the exam. After registering, candidates will be able to fill information in the RPSC RAS application form such as personal, educational and other details. After furnishing all details, candidates will need to make payment of application fee. After making fee payment candidates will need to submit the application form.

How to fill RPSC RAS application form:

  • Click on the link
  • Register by providing all details
  • After registration, provide personal, academic and other details
  • Make payment of fee
  • After fee payment, click on ‘Submit’

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online Female, Male ₹ 350
OBC Online Female, Male ₹ 250
SC, ST Online Female, Male ₹ 150

RPSC RAS Preliminary Exam Syllabus

General studies - I
History, art, culture, literature, tradition and heritage of Rajasthan Major landmarks in the history of rajasthan
Major dynasties and their administrative
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
Folk music and folk dances
Rajsathani culture, traditions and heritage
Religious movements
Saints and devtas of rajasthan
Important tourist places
Leading personalities of rajasthan
Indian history Ancient and medieval period:
Salient features and major landmarks of ancient and medieval india
Art, culture, literature and architecture
Major dynasties and their administrative system
Socio-economic conditions
Prominent movements
Modern period
Modern indian history
Significant events, personalities and issues
The freedom struggle and indian national movement and its various stages
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
Geography of world and 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
Major industries and industrial development
Transportation and major transport corridors
Natural resources
Environmental problems and ecological issues
Geography of Rajasthan Broad physical features and major physiographic divisions
Natural resource of rajasthan
Natural vegetation
Wildlife and bio-diversity
Major irrigation projects
Mines and minerals
Major industries and potential for industrial development
Indian constitution, political system & governance Constitutional development and indian constitution
Government of india acts 1919 and 1935
Constituent assembly
Nature of indian
Fundamental rights
Directive principles of state
Fundamental duties
Federal structure
Constitutional amendments
Public interest litigation and judicial review
Indian political system and governance
Nature of indian state
Democracy in india
Reorganization of states
Political parties
National integration
Union and state executive
Union and state legislative
Supreme court
Election commission
Comptroller and auditor general
Planning commission
National development council
Vigilance commission
Central information commission
Human rights commission
Local self government and panchayati raj
Public policy and 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
District administration
State human rights commission
State election commission
State information commission
Public policy
Legal rights and citizen charter
Economic concepts and Indian economy Basic concepts of economics
Basic knowledge of budgeting
Public finance
National income
Growth and development
Tools and uses in administration
Stock exchange and share market
Fiscal and monetary policies
Subsidies and public distribution system
Impact and control mechanism
Economic development and planning
5 year plans
Strategies and achievements
Major sectors of economy
Service and trade- current status
Issues and initiatives
Major economic problems and government initiatives
Economic reforms and liberalization
Human resource and economic development
Human development index
Poverty and unemployment
Causes, remedies and current
Flagship schemes
Social justice and empowerment
Provisions for weaker sections
Economy of Rajasthan Macro overview of economy
Major agricultural
Industrial and service sector issues
Growth, development and planning.
Infrastructure and resources
Major development projects
Programmes and schemes
Government welfare schemes for sc/st/backward
Class/minorities/disabled persons
Old age people
Farmers and labourers
Science and technology Basics of everyday science
Information and communication technology
Space technology including satellites
Defence technology
Human body
Food and nutrition
Health care
Environmental and ecological changes and its impacts
Biodiversity, biotechnology and genetic engineering
Forestry and animal husbandry with special reference to rajasthan
Development of science and technology in rajasthan
Reasoning and mental ability Logical reasoning
Statement and assumptions
Statement and argument
Statements and conclusion
Courses of action
Analytical reasoning
Mental ability
Number series
Letter series
Odd man out
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
Current affairs Major current events and issues of state
National and international
Persons and places in recent news
Games and sports related activities

RPSC RAS Main Exam Syllabus

General studies - I
History Art
Tradition and heritage of rajasthan
Major landmarks in the history of rajasthan from pre-historic time to close of 18th century
Important dynasties and their administrative and revenue system
Salient events of 19th and 20th centuries
Peasant and tribal movements
Political awakening
Freedom movement and integration
Heritage of rajasthan
Performing and fine art
Handicraft and architecture
Folk music and folk dance
Important works of rajasthani literature and dialects of rajasthan
Lok devtas and eminent personalities of rajasthan
Indian history and culture
Indian heritage
Fine art
Performing art
Architecture and 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 and its various stages and 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 and linguistic reorganisation of the states
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
Economics Indian economy
Major sectors of economy
Agriculture, industry and service
Current status, issues and initiatives
Concept of money supply and high powered money
Role and functions of central bank and commercial banks
Issues of npa
Financial inclusion
Monetary policy
Concept, objectives and instruments
Public finance
Tax reforms in india- direct and indirect
Cash transfer and other related issues
Recent fiscal policy of india
Recent trends in indian economy
Role of foreign capital
Exim policy
12th finance commission
Poverty alleviation schemes
World economy
Global economic issues and trends
Role of world bank, imf and wto
Concept of developing, emerging and developed countries.
India in global scenario
Economy of rajasthan
Dairy and animal husbandry with special reference to rajasthan
Industrial sector
Growth and recent trends
Growth, development and planning with special reference to rajasthan
Recent development and issues in service sector of rajasthan
Major development projects of rajasthan and their objectives and impact
Public private partnership model for economic transformation in rajasthan
Demographic scenario of the state and its impact on rajasthan economy
Sociology, management and business administration Sociology
Development of sociological thought in india
Social values
Caste class and occupation
Purusharth and sanskar vyavastha
Issues and problems of society
Tribal community of rajasthan
Bhil, mina and garasia
Functions of management
Coordination and control
Concept, process and techniques
Modern concept of marketing
Marketing Mix
Product, price, place and promotion
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
Basics of recruitment
Induction, training and development and appraisal system
Business administration
Techniques of analysis of financial statements
Basics of working capital management
Responsibility and social accounting
Meaning and objectives of auditing
Internal control
Social, performance and efficiency audit
Basics of different types of budgeting
Budgetary control
General studies - II
Logical reasoning, mental ability and basic numeracy Logical reasoning and analytical ability
Number series
Letter series
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
Measures of central tendency
Standard deviation and variance
General science and technology Motion
Laws of motion
Work energy and power
Rotational motion
Simple Harmonic Motion
Properties of matter
Current electricity
Moving charge and magnetism
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
Kinetic theory of gases, average, root mean square and most probable velocities and their relation with temperature
Solid state
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
Dairy and animal husbandry with special reference to rajasthan
Earth science Broad physical feature
Lakes and glaciers
Earthquakes and volcanoes
Types, distribution and their impact
Earth and its geological time scale
Current geopolitical problems
Broad physical features
Major physiographic divisions of india
Origin of monsoon
Seasonal climatic conditions
Distribution of rainfall and climatic regions
Natural resources
Rocks & mineral
Types and their uses
Distribution and density
Urban and rural population
Rivers and lakes
Major physiographic regions
Natural vegetation and climate
Livestock, wildlife and its conversation
Major crops
Mineral resources
Metallic minerals
Industrial uses and their conservation
Non- metallic minerals and their types
Distribution and industrial uses and their conservation
Energy resources
Conventional and non-conventional
Population and tribes
General studies - III
Indian political system, world politics and current affairs Indian constitution
Amendments and basic structure
Ideological contents
Fundamental rights
Directive principles of state policy
Fundamental duties
Institutional framework i
Parliamentary system
Prime minister and council of ministers
Institutional framework ii
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
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
India’s relations with usa
Russia and european union
India’s role in un
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
Concepts, issues and dynamics of public administration and management Administration and management
Nature and significance
Its role in developed and developing societies
Evolution of public administration as a discipline
New public administration
Theories of public administration
Concepts of power
Responsibility and delegation
Principles of organization
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
Impartiality and non-partisanship
Dedication to public service
Relationship between generalists and specialists
Legislative and judicial control over administration
Various methods and techniques of legislative and judicial control.
Administrative setup
Administrative culture in rajasthan
Chief minister
Council of ministers
State secretariat and chief secretary
District administration
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
Rajasthan public service commission
Public service guarantee act, 2011
Administrative ethics, behaviour and law Administrative ethics
Ethics and human interface
Determinants and consequences of ethic and human actions
Moral values
Cardinal virtues of plato
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
Cognitive intelligence
Social intelligence
Emotional Intelligence
Cultural intelligence and howard gardner’s theory of multiple intelligence
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 management
Promotion of positive health and well being
Concepts of law
Ownership and possession
Liability, rights and duties
Contemporary legal issues
Right to information
Information technology law including cyber laws
Intellectual property rights
Crimes against women and children
Domestic violence
Sexual harassment the work place
The protection of children from sexual offenses act 2012
Laws related to child labour
General studies - IV
General Hindi
General English Grammar and usage
Correction of sentences
10 sentences for correction with errors related to
Articles and determiners
Tenses and sequence of tenses
Voice- active and passive
Narration- direct and indirect
Synonyms and antonyms
Phrasal verbs and idioms
One word substitute
Words often confused or misused
Comprehension, translation and precis writing
Comprehension of an unseen passage
Translation of five sentences from hindi to english
Precis writing
Composition and letter writing
Paragraph writing
Elaboration of a given theme
Letter writing or report writing

RPSC RAS 2019 Preparation Tips


The preparation tips provide guidance and advice to candidates on how to prepare for the exam. With the help of RPSC RAS preparation tips, candidates can secure better marks in the stages of the exam. The preparation tips for the exam has been given below.

  • Candidates must analyse the syllabus thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the same
  • They should also go through the exam pattern of RPSC RAS which will be provided along with the notification
  • After examining the exam pattern and syllabus, candidates must prepare the routine for preparation accordingly
  • This will help candidates cover the complete syllabus before the exam leaving them with enough time for revision
  • Revision helps candidates brush up their knowledge regarding the topics they have covered for the exam
  • After revising the topics, candidates should practice previous years’ question papers, sample papers, mock tests, etc.

RPSC RAS 2019 Exam Pattern

RPSC RAS Preliminary Exam Exam Pattern

Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) releases the exam pattern of RPSC RAS along with the notification. As per RPSC RAS exam pattern, the prelims exam comprises only one paper of objective type questions. The prelims exam is conducted for 200 marks. The exam is held for three hours. The standard of questions asked in the exam is similar to that of graduation level.

RPSC RAS Main Exam Exam Pattern

After the conduct of RPSC RAS Prelims, candidates qualifying the exam stage are selected for mains exam. RPSC RAS mains contains four papers. Each paper will comprise 200 marks. The exam pattern of RPSC RAS mains exam has been provided in the table below.


Name of Paper



Paper 1

General Studies I


3 hour

Paper 2

General Studies II


3 hour

Paper 3

General Studies III


3 hour

Paper 4

General Hindi and General English


3 hour

Candidates qualifying mains exam are called to appear for Interview. The interview stage is held for 100 marks. Candidates are awarded marks on the basis of their knowledge of Rajasthani culture and in regards to character, personality, physical fitness and place of residence.

RPSC RAS 2019 Admit Card

RPSC RAS Preliminary Exam Admit Card

Rajasthan Public Service Commission issues the admit card of RPSC RAS prelims exam in the online mode. Candidates having successfully registered for RPSC RAS exam are able to download the admit card for prelims. To download RPAS RAS prelims admit card, candidates have to enter application ID and password followed by CAPTCHA code. RPSC RAS admit card consists of information such as name of candidates, name of father, roll number, category, gender, date of birth, exam schedule and centre details and instructions to be followed on the day of exam.

RPSC RAS Main Exam Admit Card

Candidates qualifying Prelims exam are issued admit card for Mains exam. Candidates can download RPSC RAS admit card by logging in using application ID and password. RPSC RAS admit card for mains will contain details pertaining to the candidate and examination including name, name of parents, roll number, category, gender, date of birth, dates, time and venue of exam and exam day guidelines. After the Mains exam has been conducted, candidates securing equal to or more than the minimum qualifying score will be issued admit card to appear for Interview.

Documents Required at Exam

  • Aadhaar card
  • Voter card
  • PAN card
  • Driving license
  • Government issued id card for employees
  • Photo identity card of college/ university/ institute

RPSC RAS 2019 Answer Key

RPSC RAS Preliminary Exam Answer Key

The answer key of RPSC RAS prelims is released by Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) after the conduct of exam. RPSC RAS answer key contains the answers to all the questions in the exam. With the help of the answer key, candidates can find out the number of right and incorrect responses they have provided in the exam based on which they can calculate their probable score in the exam. The Commission will first release provisional answer key. In case of discrepancy in answers provided in the provisional answer key, candidates can challenge the same. After scrutinising the objections raised, the Commission will publish the final answer key on the basis of which scores of candidates will be calculated.

RPSC RAS Main Exam Answer Key

Rajasthan PSC does not publish answer key of RPSC RAS mains as the exam contains four papers comprising descriptive type questions. Based on the type of question asked in the exam, candidates will need to provide brief, medium and long answers.

RPSC RAS 2019 Result

RPSC RAS Preliminary Exam Result

The result of RPSC RAS is announced online by Rajasthan Public Service Commission. The result for prelims is declared in the form of a pdf file mentioning the roll numbers of candidates who have qualified the exam stage and is eligible to appear for the next stage of recruitment process. On the basis of RPSC RAS result for prelims, candidates are selected for the mains exam.

RPSC RAS Main Exam Result

RPSC RAS result for mains is declared online after the conduct of the exam stage. The Commission will announce the result of RPSC RAS Mains as a pdf file. The mains result will contain candidates' roll numbers who have secured the minimum qualifying marks. Based on RPSC RAS result for mains, candidates are shortlisted to appear for Interview. After completion of Interview round, the Commission releases the final result to recruit candidates for the posts available under Rajasthan Administrative Services.

RPSC RAS 2019 Cutoff

RPSC RAS Preliminary Exam Cutoff

Rajasthan Public Service Commission releases the cut off of RPSC RAS for prelims along with the result. The cut off is the minimum marks that candidates must obtain to qualify prelims exam. The Commission determines the cutoff of Prelims on the basis of which candidates are shortlisted to appear for Mains exam.

RPSC RAS Main Exam Cutoff

The cutoff of RPSC RAS Mains exam is declared by Rajasthan Public Service Commission along with Mains result. Based on RPSC RAS Mains cutoff determined by the Commission, candidates are shortlisted to appear for Interview. After the conduct of Interview, RPSC prepares a final cut off to recruit candidates for the various posts available under RPSC administrative services.

RPSC RAS 2019 Selection Process

Rajasthan Public Service Service (RPSC) conducts RPSC RAS in three stages – Prelims, Mains and Interview. Candidates having successfully applied for the exam are issued admit card for prelims. On the basis of marks secured in Prelims exam, candidates are shortlisted for Mains exam. Candidates securing the minimum cutoff in Mains are called to appear for the Interview stage. After the Interview, final cutoff is prepared by the Commission based on marks secured in Mains and Interview. Based on the final cutoff, candidates are recruited for the post as per their preference in the application form.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Class 10 marksheet
  • Class 12 certificate
  • Degree certificate
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)

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