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RPSC Recruitment 2021: Check Detailed RPSC RAS Syllabus

Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) exam is a state-level civil services recruitment exam. RPSC has released the recruitment notification for RAS on 20th July and the online application will begin from 28th July 2021 till 27th August 2021. The exam is also known as Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Competitive Exam. Every year, several exam notifications are released by RPSC to recruit thousands of eligible candidates into the administrative departments. RAS is the highest state service and also the most sought-after job in the state. The exam is conducted to fill Group-A and B vacancies in the state of Rajasthan. RPSC RAS recruitment exam is the gateway to enter into the RAS. Let’s know about the RPSC RAS 2020 exams syllabus in detail.

RPSC RAS Recruitment 2021

RPSC RAS Selection Procedure

  • Preliminary exam: This is an objective-type screening test of 200 marks. Candidates need to complete the paper in three hours duration.
  • Main exam: This is a descriptive-/ analytical-type written test. The test contains four papers of 200 marks each. The time allowed to complete each paper is three hours.
  • Personality/ viva-voce exam: Candidates qualifying for the Main exam need to appear for a personality test/ interview. The weightage for the personality test is 100 marks.


RPSC RAS Preliminary Exam Pattern

The RPSC RAS prelims exam is a screening test and it contains objective-type multiple-choice questions. Marks obtained by candidates in the preliminary exam are not counted in the final RPSC RAS exam merit list.

Subjects Total Marks Exam Time
General Knowledge 200 3 hours
General Science


RPSC RAS Preliminary Syllabus

The RPSC RAS syllabus can be divided into topics/sections focusing on Rajasthan and general topics. All the topics asked in the exam have been listed below.

RAS Syllabus – Prelims (Simplified)
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
  • Current Affairs

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RPSC RAS Mains Exam Pattern

The RPSC RAS Main exam of RPSC RAS collectively consists of a total of four papers of 200 marks each. Each paper contains descriptive/ analytical based questions. Candidates are required to complete each paper within the given time duration.

Paper No. Paper Name  Marks
I General Studies-I 200
II General Studies-II 200
III General Studies-III 200
IV General Hindi and General English 200
Total Marks 800

RPSC RAS Mains Syllabus

similar to RPSC RAS Prelims exam, candidates must alos focus on Rajasthan specific topics in the Mains. For general topics, like Indian Polity, Economy

Paper I General Studies I
  • Unit 1 – History
  • Unit 2 – Economics
  • Unit 3 – Sociology, Management, Accounting & Auditing
Paper-II General Studies II
  • Unit 1 – Administrative Ethics
  • Unit 2 – General Science & Technology
  • Unit 3 – Earth Science (Geography and Geology)
Paper III General Studies III
  • Unit 1 – Indian Political System, World Politics and Current Affairs
  • Unit 2 – Concepts, Issues and Dynamics of Public Administration and Management
  • Unit 3 – Sports and Yoga, Behaviour and Law
Paper IV General Hindi and General English
  • Grammar and Usage
  • Comprehension, Translation and Precis Writing
  • Composition & Letter Writing


Q. How many papers are there in the RPSC RAS Mains recruitment exam?

Ans. There are 4 question papers in the RAS Main Exam (General Studies-I, General Studies-II, General Studies-III, and  General Hindi and General English).

Q. What is the age limit for the RAS Exam?

Ans. The Age limit for the RAS exam is different for the different categories. Generally, the lower age limit is 21 years and the upper age limit is 40 years.

Q. What is the educational qualification required to be eligible for the RPSC RAS exam?

Ans. The educational qualification required to be eligible for the RPSC RAS recruitment exam is a graduate degree in any discipline from any govt. recognized university.

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