RAS, also known as Rajasthan Administrative Service, is a state civil service exam that Rajasthan Public Service Commission conducts. Once the RPSC RAS examination is successfully cleared, the RAS officer has to experience two years training period in HCM Rajasthan State Institute of Public Administration. Rajasthan Public Service Commission, RPSC has released the recruitment notification for RPSC RAS vacancies. **** The commission has also announced the start & the last date to apply online for RPSC Rajasthan State & Subordinate Services exam in the official RAS notification 2021.
RPSC RAS 2021 HIGHLIGHTS:
|Conducting body||Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC)|
|Exam name||RPSC RAS 2021|
|Name of post||RAS, RTS, Deputy Collectors DSP|
|Mode of exam||Offline|
|Purpose of exam||To recruit candidates for Rajasthan State & Subordinate Services|
|Duration of exam||3 Hours|
|Salary||15600 to 39100 with Grade Pay 5400 (L14)|
|Fee||General Category: 250 INR, OBC: 150 INR, SC/ST/PWD: 50 INR|
RPSC RAS 2021 IMPORTANT DATES:
|Notification 2021||20 July 2021|
|Application form start date||04 August 2021|
|Last date for filling application form||02 September 2021|
|Prelims admit card||10-15 Days Before Exam|
|Prelims 2021 result||After 1 month of prelims exam|
|Prelims examination 2021||27 & 28 October 2021|
|Mains examination 2021||To be announced|
|Interview 2021||To be announced|
|Final result 2021||To be announced|
RPSC RAS 2021 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
RPSC has declared the RAS age limit for the exam.
|Lower age limit||21 Years|
|Upper age limit||40 Years|
The RAS age relaxation is defined for various categories in the detailed notification. The RPSC age relaxation is mentioned below.
|For SC/ST/ OBC (Rajasthan Domicile)||5 years|
|For Gen (PH)||10 years|
|For SC/ST/ OBC (Rajasthan Domicile) female||10 years|
|For SC/ ST (PH)||15 years|
|For OBC (PH)||13 years|
The candidate must own a Graduation Degree from a government recognized university. There is no minimum RAS educational qualification percentage.
RPSC RAS 2021 APPLICATION FEE:
HOW TO APPLY RPSC RAS 2021:
- Visit their official website & find the exam name under “Recruitment Portal”.
- Register yourself using a valid email id & phone number.
- Complete your RAS application form by filling in the appropriate required fields.
- Upload your specified scanned photograph & signature.
- The site will generate the RAS Application Id after the applicant has filled the application form & then pay the fee.
- Save the copy of your RPSC application form for future references.
RPSC RAS 2021 ADMIT CARD:
Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) releases the admit card a few days before the examination on their official website. The commission administers the most prestigious service of Rajasthan. The RPSC RAS admit card shall be released for the examination to select candidates for the state & subordinate services of the Rajasthan Government. All the candidates need to bring the admit card on their exam day.
RPSC RAS 2021 VACANCY:
|Rajasthan Administrative Service||76|
|Rajasthan Accounts Service||32|
|Rajasthan Police Service||77|
|Rajasthan Industrial Service||4|
|Rajasthan State Insurance Service||3|
|Rajasthan Cooperative Service||33|
|Rajasthan Commercial Tax Service||38|
|Rajasthan Prison Service||9|
|Rajasthan Food & Civil Logistics Service||6|
|Rajasthan Planning Service||7|
|Rajasthan Tourism Service||4|
|Rajasthan Integrated Child Development Service||8|
|Rajasthan Transport Service||7|
|Rajasthan Devasthan Service||0|
|Rajasthan Women Development Service||0|
|Rajasthan Rural Development Service||21|
|Rajasthan Labor Welfare Service||1|
|Rajasthan State Agriculture Service (Marketing Officer)||37|
|Rajasthan Industrial Subordinate Service||3|
|Rajasthan Planning Service||2|
|Rajasthan Tehsildar Service||96+15|
|Rajasthan Excise Service||32|
|Rajasthan Devasthan Service||0|
|Rajasthan Food & Civil Logistics||106 +20|
|Rajasthan Commercial Service||0|
|Rajasthan Women & Child Development||36|
|Rajasthan Cooperative Subordinate Service||148|
|Rajasthan Labor Welfare||70|
|Rajasthan Social Justice||02+17|
|Rajasthan Agriculture Service||68|
RPSC RAS 2021 SELECTION PROCESS:
The RPSC RAS selection process rests on three stages. The stages are prelims, mains & interview. A detailed description is given below:
- Preliminary exam: The preliminary exam is the screening test. The examination will be conducted offline. The questions will be in multiple-choice questions.
- Mains exam: The candidates who successfully clear the preliminary cut-off marks are asked for the mains examination. The RPSC RAS mains has four papers. All the questions in this stage are descriptive. The level of the exam is graduate level.
- Interview: The last but not least stage is the interview/ personality test. Here a board appointed by the commission will examine the presence of mind, judgment capabilities, mental abilities & practical knowledge.
RPSC RAS 2021 EXAM PATTERN:
- The RPSC RAS preliminary exam is objective & consists of a total of 200 marks.
- General Science & General Knowledge consists of only one paper.
- The level of questions in the RAS Prelims examination is of graduation level. question
- The RPSC RAS preliminary examination is only a screening process & the marks obtained in the prelims examination is not counted in preparing the final merit list after the interview.
|Subject||Marks||Duration||No. of Questions||Negative Marking|
|General Knowledge & General Science||200||3 Hours||150||1/3rd|
Candidates who secure the cut-off marks in the preliminary exam are selected to appear for the mains exam.
- The number of candidates who pass the main exam is approximately 15 times the total vacancy.
- The main exam consists of four Papers.
- All the papers are descriptive/analytical.
- The paper standard: GS-1,2 & 3 are of graduation level & Paper 4 (General Hindi & General English) are of Senior secondary level.
- There is no Optional Paper in the RPSC RAS Main exam & candidates have to appear in all the below-mentioned papers.
|Paper||Total Time||Total Marks|
|Paper-1: General Studies-I||3 hours||200 marks|
|Paper-2: General Studies-II||3 hours||200 marks|
|Paper-3: General Studies-III||3 hours||200 marks|
|Paper-4: General Hindi & General English||3 hours||200 marks|
- The RPSC RAS Personality test/Interview consists of 100 marks.
- While interviewing the candidates, besides awarding marks based on character, personality, physique, marks shall also be awarded based on Rajasthani culture knowledge.
- The marks occupied in the Personality test shall be added to the marks occupied in the written test to create a final merit list.
RPSC RAS 2021 SYLLABUS:
Prelims syllabus for History:
|History, Culture, Literature, Art, Heritage & Tradition of Rajasthan||Rajasthan Pre-historical sites - from Palaeolithic to Chalcolithic & Bronze Age. Political & Cultural achievements of prominent rulers of major dynasties - Guhila, Pratihar, Chauhan, Parmar, Rathore, Sisodiya & Kachchawa. Administrative & Revenue System in Medieval Rajasthan. Rajasthan History: Important historical centres of Early Christian Era. Religion, Society & Culture in Ancient Rajasthan. Political Awakening: role of newspapers & political institutions. Tribal & Peasant movements in the 20th century, Praja Mandal movements in various princely states during the 20th century. Integration of Rajasthan. The emergence of Modern Rajasthan: Agents of Social Awakening in Rajasthan during the 19th- 20th Centuries. Performing Art: Classical Music & Classical Dance; Folk Music & Instruments; Folk Dances & Drama. Architectural Tradition of Rajasthan- temples, forts, palaces & manufactured water bodies; Various schools of paintings and handicrafts. Language & Literature: Dialects of Rajasthani Language. Literature of Rajasthani language & Folk literature. Religious Life: Religious Communities, Saints & Sects in Rajasthan. Folk Deities of Rajasthan. Leading Personalities of Rajasthan. Social Life in Rajasthan: Fairs & festivals; Social customs & traditions; attires & ornaments.|
|Medieval & Ancient period||Achievements of prominent rulers of major dynasties: Maurya, Satavahan, Gupta, Chalukya, Kushan, Pallava & Chola. Cultural Foundations of India - Indus & Vedic Age; Renunciatory tradition & new religious ideas of 6th Century BC- Ajivakas, Buddhism & Jainism. Development of Language &Literature in Ancient India: Sanskrit, Prakrit & Tamil. Art & Architecture in Ancient India. Mughal Period: Political challenges & reconciliation- Deccan, Afghan, Rajput, States & Maratha. Sultanate Period: Achievements of prominent Sultanate Rulers. Cultural achievements of Vijaynagar. Religious & Literary contribution of Bhakti & Sufi movement. Development of Art & Architecture, Paintings & Music during the medieval period.|
|Modern Period (from early 19th century to 1964)||The Freedom Struggle and Indian National Movement- its various stages, streams & significant contributors, contributions from different parts of the country. Evolution of Modern India and Emergence of Nationalism: Intellectual awakening; Press; Western education. Socio-religious reforms during 19th century: various leaders & institutions. Post-independence Nation Building: Institutional building during Nehruvian age, The linguistic reorganisation of the states, Development of science and technology.|
Prelims syllabus for Geography:
|World Geography||Environmental Issues- Deforestation, Desertification, Climate Change, Global Warming & Ozone Layer Depletion. Major Landforms-Mountains, Plains, Plateaus, & Deserts. Major Rivers & Lakes. Major Industrial Regions. Types of Agriculture|
|Indian Geography||Major Landforms- Plains, Mountains, Plateaus. Major Rivers and Lakes. Mechanism of Monsoon & Rainfall distribution. Major Minerals- Iron ore, Manganese, Bauxite, Mica. Major Crops- Wheat, Rice, Sugarcane, Cotton, Tea & Coffee. Major Industrial Regions. Power Resources- Conventional & Non-Conventional. National Highways & Major Transport Corridors.|
|Geography of Rajasthan||Major physiographic regions and their characteristics. Major Rivers & Lakes. Climatic characteristics. Major Crops- Wheat, Cotton, Maize, Barley, Sugarcane & Bajra. Natural Vegetation & Soil. Major Irrigation Projects & Water Conservation Techniques. Major Industries. Minerals- Metallic & Non-Metallic. Population-Growth, Density, Literacy, Sex-ratio & Major Tribes. Power Resources- Conventional & Non-Conventional. Tourist Centres & Circuits. Biodiversity & its Conservation.|
Prelims syllabus for Polity:
|Indian Constitution: Philosophical Postulates||Directive Principles of State Policy, Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties. Constituent Assembly, Salient features of the Indian Constitution, Constitutional Amendments.|
|Indian Political System||Federalism, Coalition Governments, Democratic Politics in India, National Integration. Election Commission of India, Comptroller & Auditor General, NITI Aayog, Central. President, Prime Minister & Council of Ministers, Parliament, Supreme Court & Judicial Review. Central Information Commission, Vigilance Commission, Lokpal, National Human Rights Commission.|
|Political & Administrative System of Rajasthan||State Political System: Governor, Chief Minister & Council of Ministers, Legislative Assembly, High Court. Administrative System: Local Self Government, District Administration, Panchayati Raj Institutions. Institutions: State Human Rights Commission, Lokayukta, Rajasthan Public Service Commission, State Election Commission, State Information Commission. Public Policy & Rights: Public Policy, Legal Rights & Citizen’s Charter.|
Prelims syllabus for Economics:
|Basic Concepts of Economics||Income, Growth & Development. Basic Knowledge of Budgeting, Public Finance, Banking, Goods & Service Tax, National. Accounting- Concept, Tools & Uses in Administration. Fiscal & Monetary Policies. Stock Exchange & Share Market. e-Commerce. Subsidies, Public Distribution System. Inflation- Concept, Impact & Control Mechanism.|
|Economic Development & Planning||Service and Trade sectors. Major Sectors of Economy- Current Status, Industry, Issues & Initiatives of Agriculture, Major Economic Problems & Government Initiatives. Economic Reforms & Liberalization.|
|Human Resource & Economic Development||Human Development Index, Poverty & Unemployment: - Concept, Types, Causes, Remedies & Current Flagship. Happiness Index. Schemes.|
|Social Justice & Empowerment||Provisions for Weaker Sections|
|Economy of Rajasthan||Major Welfare Schemes of State Government for ST/SC/Backward Classes/ Minorities/ Disabled Persons, Women, Children, Destitute, Old Age People, Farmers & Labourers. Macro overview of Economy. Growth, Development & Planning. Major Agricultural, Industrial & Service Sector Issues. Major Development Projects. Infrastructure & Resources.|
Prelims syllabus for Science & Technology:
|Science & Technology||Basics of Everyday Science. Defence Technology, Space Technology & Satellites. Computers, Information and Communication Technology. Food & Nutrition, Blood Groups & Rh Factor. Nanotechnology, Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering. Health care; Infectious, Non-Infectious & Zoonotic diseases. Biodiversity, Conservation of Natural Resources & Sustainable Development. Environmental and Ecological Changes & their Impact. Development of Science & Technology with particular reference to Rajasthan. Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Animal Husbandry with specific reference to Rajasthan.|
Prelims syllabus for Reasoning Ability & Current Affairs:
|Logical Reasoning (Inductive, Deductive, Abductive)||Statement & Assumptions, Statements & Conclusion, Statement & Argument, Statement & Courses of Action.|
|Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability||Coding/Decoding, Number /Letter sequences, Problems related to Relations, Logical Venn diagram, Direction sense test, Shapes & their subsections, Mirror / Water images.|
|Basic Numeracy||Ratio, Proportion & Partnership, Simple and Compound Interest, Percentage, Perimeter & Area of Plane figures, Mean(Arithmetic, Geometric & Harmonic), Median & Mode, Data Analysis (Tables, Line graph, Bar diagram, Pie-chart), Permutation & Combination, Probability (Simple Problems).|
|Current Affairs||Major Current Events & Issues of Rajasthan, India & International Importance. Persons, Places & Institutions in News. Games & Sports-related activities.|
|Paper-I (General Knowledge & General Studies)||Unit-1: History- History, Art, Literature, Culture, Tradition & Heritage of Rajasthan. History of Modern World (up to 1950AD). Indian History & Culture. Unit-2: Economics- World Economy, Indian Economy. Economy of Rajasthan. Unit-3: Sociology, Management, Accounting & Auditing-Management, Sociology, Accounting & Auditing.|
|Paper-II (General Knowledge & General Studies)||Unit-1: Administrative Ethics. Unit-2: General Science & Technology. Unit-3: Earth Science (Geography & Geology)- World, Rajasthan and India.|
|Paper-III (General Knowledge & General Studies)||Unit I- Indian Political System, World Politics & Current Affairs. Unit II- Concepts, Issues and Dynamics of Public Administration & Management. Unit III- Sports & Yoga, Behavior & Law- Sports & Yoga, Behaviour & Law.|
|General Hindi & General English||सामान्य हिंदी. General English- Grammar & Usage, Comprehension, Translation & Precis Writing, Composition & Letter Writing.|
RPSC RAS 2021 RESULT:
The RPSC RAS results for 2021 will be released after the examination. Follow the steps given below to view your results once it has released.
- Visit the RPSC official website.
- Click on the "RPSC RAS result Link".
- Choose the exam year and name from the drop-down menu.
- The site will display the list of results on the screen.
- Click on the result link provided against each category & save the PDF.
- Press "Ctrl + F" & enter your roll number/ registration number.
RPSC RAS 2021 CUT-OFF:
Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS) cut-off is released by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) along with the results. Candidates can refer the cut-off of previous year below:
RPSC RAS 2018 Prelims cut-off:
RPSC RAS 2021 EXAM ANALYSIS:
Let us understand the trend of questions asked in RPSC RAS prelims from the years 2016 & 2018.
|Section No.||Topics||Number of Questions||Percent|
|A||Rajasthan History, Culture, Literature||13||9%|
|C||Geography of India & World||11||7%|
|I||Science & Technology||14||9%|
|J||Reasoning & Mental Ability||20||13%|
|1||Rajasthan Schemes & Policy||4||3%|
|2||Rajasthan Committees & Boards||0||0%|
|5||Indian (Union Govt.) Scheme||0||0%|
|6||India & World Current Affairs||13||9%|
RPSC RAS 2021 JOB PROFILE:
- RAS officers usually perform administrative works & they suppose to deliver various government services apart from conducting revenue administration & maintenance of law & order.
- RAS officer responsible for the effective grass-root implementation of the various administrative policies in the Rajasthan state.
- They ensure & supervise various departments in the state.
- They ensure that everyone gets justice in the state.
- They manage government estates.
- They advise Government on promotions & transfers from one service to another.
- They help in the framing of recruitment rules.
RPSC RAS 2021 SALARY:
The general RAS salary package varies from INR 33,500 to INR 66,000. RAS salary also covers other components, allowances & perks. The RPSC RAS salary structure for all services is explained below.
|Posts||RPSC RAS salary (approx.)||Pay Scale|
|Rajasthan Administrative Services, Rajasthan Lekha Seva, Rajasthan Rural Development Services, Rajasthan Police Service, Rajasthan women & child development service, Rajasthan Insurance Service.||INR 61000-INR 66000||INR 15600 to INR 39100 with Grade Pay 5400 (Level 14 Matrix)|
|Rajasthan Commercial Tax Service, Rajasthan Udyog Seva, Rajasthan Tourism Service, Rajasthan Transport Service, Rajasthan Jail Service, Rajasthan Food & Civil Supplies Services, Rajasthan Co-operative Service, Rajasthan Devasthan Service, Rajasthan Shram Kalyan Seva, Rajasthan Niyojan Karyalaya Seva, Rajasthan Excise (Preventive Officer) Services, Rajasthan Excise (General) Services, Rajasthan Social Justice & Empowerment Service.||INR 40000-INR 45500||INR 9300 to INR34800 with Grade Pay 4800 (Level 12 Matrix)|
|Rajasthan Social Justice & Empowerment Service, Rajasthan Tehsildar Service , Rajasthan Social Justice & Empowerment Service, Rajasthan women & child development Subordinate Service, Rajasthan Employment Subordinate Service, Rajasthan Alpsankhyak Mamlat Seva.||INR 35500-INR 42500||INR 9300 to INR34800 with GP 4200 (Level 11 Matrix)|
|Rajasthan Subordinate Devasthan Service, Rajasthan Commercial Tax Subordinate Service, Rajasthan Excise Subordinate Service, Rajasthan Subordinate Service (Niyojan), Rajasthan Food & Civil Supplies Subordinate Services, Rajasthan Shram Kalyan Adhinasth Seva, Rajasthan Sahakari Adhinasth Seva.||INR 33500-INR 38500||INR 9300 to INR 34800 with GP 3600 (Level 10 Matrix)|
RPSC RAS 2021 PREPARATION TIPS:
- Preparing RPSC RAS IN a well-organized manner helps you see how you spend your time & ensures that you are training in an organized manner. Proper planning will help you to succeed in the Rajasthan RAS examination. It gives you an insight into the direction.
- Candidates are advised not to collect multiple books for Rajasthan RAS preparation for a single subject & this way, they collect many resources but can't prepare well.
- If you continuously meet your deadlines, you will experience less stress because you will not continually worry about your unfinished tasks.
- Improve your productivity.
RPSC RAS 2021 PREVIOUS QUESTION PAPER:
Prelims question paper:
Mains question paper:
RPSC RAS 2021 RECOMMENDED BOOKS:
|Culture, Tradition, History, Literature, Art & Heritage of Rajasthan||Lakshya Rajasthan, Contemporary Rajasthan by L.R.Bhalla & Kuldeep Bhalla, Panorama Books for Rajasthan History, Rajasthan Aajtak by Dr. Dinesh & Pushpa Sharma, Rajasthan Adhyayan Bhag 2, Rajasthan Adhyayan Bhag 1, Rajasthan Adhyayan Bhag 3,Modern History of India – A brief History of Modern India Spectrum Publication, Rajasthan Adhyayan Bhag 4, Ancient History – Old NCERT of Ancient History, World History – Adhunik Vishwa ka Itihas by N.C Bishnoi, Medieval History – NCERT and History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra.|
|Geography of Rajasthan & Indian Geography||Maps of Rajasthan (Rajasthan Manchitravali) by Mumal, Rajasthan Bhugol – Rajasthan BSE e-book, Geography of Rajasthan – by Dr. L. R. Bhalla, Fundamentals of Physical Geography – Class – 11, Fundamentals of Human Geography – Class – 12, India Physical Environment – Class – 11, India People & Economy – Class -12.|
|Environment Section||Environment Book by Shankar IAS Academy|
|Economy of Rajasthan and Indian Economy||Economic Survey, Economy of Rajasthan - by Laxminarayan Nathuramka, Indian Economy – By Ramesh Singh, Rajasthan Budget.|
|Indian Polity||Indian Polity by Laxmikant, Constitution of India.|
|Current Affairs||Rajasthan Patrika, Mumal Current Affairs – for Rajasthan|
RPSC RAS 2021 STUDY PLAN:
Power of previous year paper- Analyzing past year RPSC questions papers is essential to get hold of the frequently asked topics in any examination. This is the most intelligent way to prepare for the exam rather than the conventional subject-wise manner (generally practised in the graduate examination).
Follow the trend- It is crucial to go through the detailed exam pattern of all three stages of the examination. It is essential to be aware of the pattern like the number of questions asked in different papers, timing, marking scheme, mode of writing, etc. It helps a candidate plan and prepares in a better way.
Macro & Micro timetables- By this, we mean that never make a firm timetable with many stringent aspects of covering subtopics within a particular time frame of minutes. Be flexible yet goal-oriented. Construct your study plan in such a manner that two or three revisions are ensured.
Practice Mock Test- This is the most crucial part of the preparation journey. Giving mocks not just check your current knowledge but also helps to identify your critical mistakes. Try to analyze RPSC RAS mocks & identify your week areas and work on them.
Time Management- Develop a habit of reading, studying & memorizing the theoretical aspects but do not forget to recall them in long-term memory. Remember, the examination is a year-long cycle & candidates sometimes need to reflect & express the learning after twelve months. So plan your things accordingly.
Make a habit of writing notes- Keeping notes & revising through the notes helps revise better. Self-made notes are so handy that you can quickly revise. It also helps to retain & recall in a better way & in the examination gives an edge.
Revision- After completing 60 - 70% of the RPSC RAS exam syllabus, a candidate is advised to opt for simulated test series, attempting full-length tests. So, to develop that understanding & practice, learn by attempting the mocks in real exam-like situations.
Keep track of the dates written above and be mindful of your preparation. Carefully read about the examination pattern and go through the exam analysis once precisely. Remember, you are able!
Link leading to the official notification-