RPSC प्राध्यापक/RAS , SI & द्वितीय श्रेणी परीक्षा Preparation tips 2017-18

Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC)  office is located at Jaipur road, Ajmer, Rajasthan.  It is the premier commission of the government of Rajasthan, for organizing recruitment exams, procedures for recruiting employees, officers to various departments of the government. This includes the recruitment of Clerical cadre in minimum and the recruitment in Rajasthan Administrative Service (R.A.S) & Rajasthan Police Service (R.P.S) in maximum extent. The recruitment to RAS, RPS, RTS and Rajasthan Sub-ordinate Services is made through an exam RAS/RTS Competitive Exam organized by the RPSC.

The RAS stands for Rajasthan Administrative Service.   It is the supreme civil service of the Indian state of Rajasthan. The recruitment to the service is made on the basis of an annual competitive examination. The officers are included in the state cadre of civil service officers. The cadres usually start from a designation lower in rank than Indian Administrative Service (IAS) (one of the All India Services). However, promote RAS officers gradually can take posts equivalent to IAS officers. The RAS exam is organised by Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC), a Rajasthan government body. The RAS officers hold various posts at sub-district level while delivering various government services apart from conducting revenue administration and maintenance of law and order.


RPSC is going to announce the date for the RAS 2017 Recruitment.  Many unemployed youths from Rajasthan are interested in this recruitment and are awaiting for the Application Form.  The application form are going to be released in the month of April 2017 in the official web portal www.rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in .

Important Dates :

  • Notification release date: April 2017.
  • Online Registration Start from: May 2017.
  • Last date for submission of application fee at E-Mitra Center: June 2017.
  • RAS Online Form Submission will end on date: Last date: June 2017.
  • Exam pre: Expected to hold in August 2017.
  • Mains Exam: Expected to hold in October 2017.
  • Make Correction in Application form start date: June 2017.
  • Last date for make correction in Application form: July 2017.


I.  Nationality

It is mandatory for all RPSC exam that the applicant must have domicile certificate of Rajasthan.

II. Age Limit : Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years but must have not crossed the age of 35 years for State Services & 25 years to 45 years for Subordinate Services.

S.No. Candidates Category Max Age Relaxation (in years)
1. SC/ ST/ BC/ SBC Male candidates of Rajasthan 5
2. SC/ ST/ BC/ SBC Female candidates of Rajasthan 10
3. General Women candidates 5
4. Widow & Divorced Women candidates No maximum age limit
5.  Persons with Disabilities General 10
BC/ SBC 13
SC/ ST 15

III.  Educational Qualification : The applicants should have graduation degree from a government recognized college or university or its equivalent and the students who are in final year of the graduation can also apply.


Total Marks of Each Exam Paper: 200

Time duration of Each Exam Paper: 3:00 Hours

Name of Exam Marks of Each Question
General Knowledge and General Studies I ·         20 Very Short answer questions (Answer word limit 15) Each question of 2 marks. (20 x 2 = 40) 40 Marks·         16 Short answer questions (Answer word limit 50) Each question of 5 marks. (16 x 5 = 80) 80 Marks

·         4 Long/Descriptive questions (Answer word limit 200) Each question of 20 marks. (4 x 20 = 80) 80 Marks (There will be a choice in long/descriptive questions)

General Knowledge and General Studies II
General Knowledge and General Studies III ·         20 Very Short answer questions (Answer word limit 15) Each question of 2 marks. (20 x 2 = 40) 40 Marks·         20 Short answer questions (Answer word limit 50) Each question of 5 marks. (20 x 5 = 100) 100 Marks

·         3 Long/Descriptive questions (Answer word limit 200) Each question of 20 marks. (3 x 20 = 60) 60 Marks

General Hindi and General English IV Hindi (100 Marks) “Vyakaran” (Brief): 30“Rachana” (Medium): 30

“Neebandh” (Long & Descriptive): 40

Rajasthani Sahitya and Boliya (20 Marks) “Rajasthani Sahitya and Boliya”(Brief): 10“Rachanakar and Rachnay”  (Medium): 10
English (80 Marks) Grammar (Brief): 30Comprehension (Medium) : 20

Composition (Long & Descriptive): 30

RPSC RAS Mains Syllabus 2017, Paper 1:

General Studies – I

Total Questions: 40

Total Marks: 200

Arts Indian History Literature
Culture History History of Modern World
Indian Constitution Modern Period Geography of Rajasthan
Ancient & Medieval Period Geography of World and India Tradition & Heritage of Rajasthan
Political System & Governance Administrative System of Rajasthan Economic Concepts and Indian Economy
Economy of Rajasthan Geography of Rajasthan

RPSC RAS Mains Syllabus 2017, Paper 2nd:

General Studies – II

Total Questions: 40

Total Marks: 200

Venn diagram Relations Letter series
Physics Forestry The Odd man out
Data Analysis Logical Reasoning Analytical Reasoning
Mental Ability Percentage Number series
Coding-Decoding Basic Numeracy Number System
Averages HCF LCM
Ratio and Proportion Square Root Cube Root
Time and Work Time, Speed & Distance Area and Perimeter
Problems on Numbers Interpretation Sampling
Probability Distribution Chemistry
Biological Sciences Information Technology Environment
Agriculture Science & Technology Horticulture
Statements and Conclusion Statement and Argument Dairy and Animal Husbandry
Simple and Compound Interest General and Everyday Science Statement and Assumptions
Linear Regression and Correlation Various Scientific & Technological Projects of Rajasthan Technological Concepts and Advancements etc

RPSC RAS Mains Syllabus 2017, Paper 3rd:

General Studies – IIIrd

Total Questions: 43

Total Marks: 200

Public Management Governance Issues Current Sensitive Issues
Ethics and Human Interface National Integrity and Security Administrative Ethics
Global Economic Issues and Trends General & Administrative Management India and Global Perspective
Aptitude and Foundational Value of Civil Services Pressure Groups and Organisational Development Current Affairs – National & International
International Affair and Diplomatic Strategy Strengthening of Moral values in Governance and Public Administration Resources and Programmes for Development in Rajasthan

RPSC RAS Mains Syllabus 2017, Paper 4th:

General Hindi and General English – IVth

Total Marks: 200

Tenses Prepositions Determiners
Grammar Change of Voice Comprehensions
Letter Writing Articles Report Writing
Compositions Precise Writing Change of Narration
Paragraph Writing Phrasal Verbs & Idioms Synonyms & Antonyms
One word substitute Translation of Sentences from Hindi to English


  1. Do Regular Study, plan a day schedule for your studies and be honest to follow it.
  2. Pattern of examination must be well understood before starting your studies.
  3. Interact with other candidates and analyze your preparations.
  4. Prepare personal notes and review them regularly.
  5. Practice from model/sample test papers.
  6. Read New Papers and good magazines regularly for current affairs section
  7. Critically analyze the important topics
  8. Go through the previous year question papers.
  9. Always be optimistic and energetic and never think about failure or success at this stage.
  10. Get started preparation as soon as possible.


Some of best Aptitude Test Books for RAS Exam:

1. RS Aggarwal for Quantitative aptitude.
2. CSAT by Cengage Learning

Some of Best Rajasthan GK Books for RAS Exam:

1. Contemporary Rajasthan by L.R.Bhalla
2. Economy of Rajasthan by Laxminarayan Nathuramka
3. Rajasthan Culture by Jai Singh Niraj
4. Rajasthani History by Kalu Ram Sharma.
5. Lakshya Series Books.

Some of Best India GK Books:

1. NCERT Book – Class VI to X.
2. Indian Politics by Lakshmikanth
3. A Brief Introduction to Indian Constitution by Xaviers Pinto
4. Upkars Today’s General Knowledge by Khanna and Verma

Books for Technical Section:

1. Refer Internet / Wikipedia on specific topics

Books for Current Affairs:

  1. The Hindu / Rajasthan Patrika News Paper.
  2. Pratiyogita Darpan Magzine.

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