RPSC RAS Syllabus : Pre, Mains And Interview

RPSC RAS Syllabus: The RPSC, which is short for Rajasthan Public Service Commission, administers the Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS) examination that selects competent candidates for various administrative positions in the state government. Known to be one of the most prestigious tests in Rajasthan, the RAS examination attracts thousands of candidates each year. However, excelling in the RPSC RAS exam requires significant effort and a solid grasp of the syllabus.
In this article, we will expound on the significance of having a thorough understanding of the RPSC RAS exam syllabus and how it can enable candidates to attain success in the exam. The competition for the RAS exam is fierce, and aspirants must prepare meticulously to succeed.
This blog post aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the exam and equip them with effective preparation strategies.

RPSC RAS Syllabus 2023

RAS Syllabus
RAS Syllabus

The RPSC RAS Exam is conducted in three stages.

  • Stage 1: RAS Pre – One Paper – Objective Type – 200 Marks (150 Questions)
  • Stage 2: RAS Mains – 4 Papers –Descriptive – 800 Marks Total (4 Subjective Papers)
  • Stage 3: RAS Interview/Personality Test – 100 Marks

Stage 1: Preliminary Examination

RAS Pre Pattern:

Paper Subject Max Marks No. of Questions Time
I General Knowledge and General Science 200 150 3 hours

Note. The standard of the paper will be that of a Bachelor’s degree Level.

The RAS Pre Exam is a screening test and marks are not counted for the final merit list.

There will be 150 questions of multiple choice (objective type), carrying equal marks.

There will be negative markings. 1/3rd mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Language of RPSC Pre-Bilingual (English and Hindi)

RPSC RAS Pre Syllabus:

History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition and Heritage of Rajasthan.

Ancient History-

  • Pre-Historical Sites Of Rajasthan- From Palaeolithic To Chalcolithic And Bronze Age.
  • Historical Rajasthan: Important Historical Centers Of Early Christian Era. Society, Religion And Culture In Ancient Rajasthan.

Medieval History-

  • Political And Cultural Achievements Of Prominent Rulers Of Major Dynasties – Guhila, Pratihar, Chauhan, Parmar, Rathore, Sisodiya And Kachchawa. Administrative And Revenue System In Medieval Rajasthan.

Modern History-

  • The Emergence Of Modern Rajasthan: Agents Of Social Awakening In Rajasthan During 19th-20th Centuries. Political Awakening: Role Of Newspapers And Political Institutions. Tribal And Peasant Movements In 20th Century, Praja Mandal Movements In Various Princely States During 20th Century. Integration Of Rajasthan.


  • Architectural Tradition Of Rajasthan- Temples, Forts, Palaces, And Man-Made Water Bodies; Various Schools Of Paintings And Handicrafts.


  • Performing Art: Classical Music And Classical Dance; Folk Music & Instruments; Folk Dances & Drama.


  • Language & Literature: Dialects Of Rajasthani Language. Literature Of Rajasthani Language And Folk Literature.


  • Religious Life: Religious Communities, Saints And Sects In Rajasthan. Folk Deities Of Rajasthan.
  • Social Life In Rajasthan: Fairs And Festivals; Social Customs And Traditions; Attires And Ornaments.
  • Leading Personalities Of Rajasthan

RPSC RAS Exam Syllabus for Indian History & Culture


  • Cultural Foundations Of India – Indus And Vedic Age; Renunciatory Tradition And New Religious Ideas Of 6th Century BC- Ajivakas, Buddhism And Jainism.
  • Achievements Of Prominent Rulers Of Major Dynasties: Maurya, Kushan, Satavahan, Gupta, Chalukya, Pallava And Chola.
  • Art And Architecture In Ancient India.
  • Development Of Language And Literature In Ancient India: Sanskrit, Prakrit And Tamil.


  • Sultanate Period: Achievements Of Prominent Sultanate Rulers. Cultural Achievements Of Vijaynagar.
  • Mughal Period: Political Challenges And Reconciliation- Afghan, Rajput, Deccan States & Maratha.
  • Development Of Art & Architecture, Paintings And Music During Medieval Period.
  • Religious & Literary Contribution Of Bhakti & Sufi Movement.

Modern Period (from early 19th century to 1964):

  • Evolution Of Modern India & Emergence Of Nationalism: Intellectual Awakening; Press; Western Education. Socio- Religious Reforms During 19th Century: Various Leaders And Institutions.
  • The Freedom Struggle & Indian National Movementits Various Stages, Streams And Important Contributors, Contributions From Different Parts Of The Country.
  • Post-Independence Nation Building: The Linguistic Reorganization Of The States, Institutional Building During The Nehruvian Age, Development Of Science And Technology.

RPSC RAS Exam Syllabus for Economic Concepts and Indian Economy

Basic Concepts of Economics

  • Basic Knowledge Of Budgeting, Banking, Public Finance, Goods And Service Tax, 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:

  • Major Sectors Of Economy: – Current Status, Issues & Initiatives Of Agriculture, Industry, Service And Trade Sectors.
  • Major Economic Problems And Government Initiatives. Economic Reforms And Liberalization

Human Resource and Economic Development:

  • Human Development Index
  • Happiness Index
  • Poverty And Unemployment: – Concept, Types, 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 & Resources.
  • Major Development Projects.
  • Major Welfare Schemes Of State Government For SC/ST/Backward Classes/ Minorities/ Disabled Persons, Destitute, Women, Children, Old Age People, Farmers & Labourers.

RPSC RAS Exam Syllabus for Geography of World and India

World Geography 

  • Major Landforms-Mountains, Plateaus, Plains & Deserts
  • Major Rivers & Lakes
  • Types Of Agriculture
  • Major Industrial Regions.
  • Environmental Issues- Desertification,Deforestation, Climate Change & Global Warming, Ozone Layer  Depletion.

Geography of India

  • Major Landforms- Mountains, Plateaus, Plains
  • Mechanism Of Monsoon & Rainfall Distribution
  • Major Rivers & Lakes
  • Major Crops- Wheat, Rice, Cotton, Sugarcane, Tea & Coffee
  • Major Minerals- Iron Ore, Manganese, Bauxite, Mica
  • Power Resources- Conventional & Non-Conventional
  • Major Industrial Regions.
  • National Highways & Major Transport Corridors

Rajasthan Geography 

  • Major Physiographic Regions And Their Characteristics
  • Climatic Characteristics
  • Major Rivers & Lakes
  • Natural Vegetation & Soil
  • Major Crops- Wheat, Maize, Barley, Cotton, Sugarcane & Bajra
  • Major Industries.
  • Major Irrigation Projects & Water Conservation Techniques
  • Population-Growth, Density, Literacy, Sex-Ratio & Major Tribes
  • Minerals- Metallic & Non-Metallic
  • Power Resources- Conventional & Non-Conventional
  • Biodiversity & Its Conservation
  • Tourist Centres & Circuits

RPSC RAS Exam Syllabus for Science & Technology

  • Basics Of Everyday Science.
  • Computers, Information And Communication Technology.
  • Defence Technology, Space Technology And Satellites.
  • Nanotechnology, Biotechnology And Genetic Engineering.
  • Food And Nutrition, Blood Groups And Rh Factor.
  • Health Care; Infectious, Non-Infectious And Zoonotic Diseases.
  • Environmental And Ecological Changes And Their Impact.
  • Biodiversity, Conservation Of Natural Resources And Sustainable Development.
  • Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry And Animal Husbandry With Special Reference To Rajasthan.
  • Development Of Science And Technology With Special Reference To Rajasthan

Indian Constitution, Political System & Governance

  • Indian Constitution: Philosophical Postulates –
  • Constituent Assembly, Salient Features Of Indian Constitution, Constitutional Amendments.
  • Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles Of State Policy, Fundamental Duties.
  • Indian Political System-
  • President, Prime Minister And Council Of Ministers, Parliament, Supreme Court & Judicial Review.
  • Election Commission Of India, Comptroller And Auditor General, NITI Aayog, Central Vigilance Commission, Lokpal, Central Information Commission, National Human Rights Commission.
  • Federalism, Democratic Politics In India, Coalition Governments, And National Integration.

RAS Exam Syllabus for Political and Administrative System of Rajasthan

State Political System:

  • Governor, Chief Minister And Council Of Ministers, Legislative Assembly, High Court.

Administrative System:

  • District Administration, Local Self Government, Panchayati Raj Institutions.


  • Rajasthan Public Service Commission, State Human Rights Commission, Lokayukt, State Election Commission, State Information Commission.

Public Policy & Rights:

  • Public Policy, Legal Rights And Citizen’s Charter.

RPSC RAS Exam Syllabus for Reasoning & Mental Ability

Logical Reasoning (Deductive, Inductive, Abductive):

  • Statement And Assumptions
  • Statement And Argument
  • Statements And Conclusion
  • Statement And Courses Of Action
  • Analytical Reasoning

Mental Ability:

  • Number /Letter Sequences
  • Coding/Decoding
  • Problems Related To Relations
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Logical Venn Diagram
  • Mirror / Water Images
  • Shapes And Their Sub Sections

Basic Numeracy:

  • Ratio, Proportion And Partnership
  • Percentage
  • Simple And Compound Interest
  • Perimeter And Area Of Plane Figures
  • Data Analysis (Tables, Bar Diagram, Line Graph, Piechart)
  • Mean (Arithmetic, Geometric And Harmonic), Median And Mode
  • Permutation And Combination
  • Probability (Simple Problems)

Syllabus for Current Affairs

  • Major Current Events And Issues Of Rajasthan, India And International Importance.
  • Persons, Places And Institutions In News.
  • Games And Sports Related Activities.

RPSC RAS Syllabus in Hindi

Stage 2:  Main Examination

The candidates who qualify prelims exam are eligible to appear for the mains exam. The number of candidates will be based on 15 times the number of total vacancies.

  • The Main Examination Will Consist Of 4 Papers Which Will Be Descriptive/Analytical.
  • The Difficulty Level Of GS Papers Will Be Of Graduation Level. However, The Difficulty Level Of General English And General Hindi Will Be Of A Higher Secondary Level.
  • The Marks Obtained In Mains Exam Will Be Counted In Preparing The Merit List.
  • There Will Be 2 Short Questions, 5 Medium Questions, And 10 Long Questions.

RAS Mains Pattern:

Pattern and Syllabus of Paper I

Part No. of questions Marks per question Word limit Total Marks
A 25 02 15 50
B 16 05 50 80
C 07 10 100 70
Total Marks 200

RPSC RAS Mains Syllabus

General Knowledge and General Studies

Unit 1: 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, Architecture And Major Sites Of World Heritage And Tourism In Rajasthan, 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 and 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 A.D: 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 Reorganization – Accession Of Princely States & Linguistic Reorganization Of The States.

Part C – History of the Modern World (up to 1950 A.D.)

  • Renaissance And Reformation.
  • American War Of Independence, French Revolution (1789 A.D.) And Industrial Revolution.
  • Imperialism And Colonialism In Asia And Africa.
  • Impact Of World Wars.

Unit II – Economics

Part A – Indian Economy

  • Agriculture – Growth And Productivity Trends In Indian Agriculture. Food Processing Sector And Food Management. Agricultural Reforms And Challenges.
  • Trends In Industrial Sector – Industrial Policy And Industrial Finance. Liberalization, Globalization, Privatization And Economic Reforms. Infrastructure And Economic Growth.
  • Inflation, Prices And Demand/Supply Management.
  • Centre – State Financial Relations And Latest Finance Commission. Fiscal Responsibility & Budget Management Act And Fiscal Reforms In India.
  • Budgetary Trends And Fiscal Policy. Tax Reforms In India. Subsidies- Cash Transfer And Other Related Issues. Trends In Revenue And Expenditure.
  • Role Of Government In Economic Activities. Private, Public And Merit Goods.
  • Social Sector – Poverty, Unemployment And Inequality. Healthcare And Education Policy. Problem Of Regulatory Effectiveness. Redefining The Role Of State In Economic Development And An Employment-Oriented Growth Strategy.

Part B – World Economy

  • Global Economic Issues And Trends: Role Of World Bank, IMF & WTO.
  • Sustainable Development And Climate Change.

Part C – Economy of Rajasthan

  • Agriculture Scenario- Production And Productivity. Water Resources And Irrigation. Agricultural Marketing. Dairy And Animal Husbandry.
  • Rural Development And Rural Infrastructure. Panchayati Raj And State Finance Commission.
  • Institutional Framework For Industrial Development. Industrial Growth And Recent Trends. Khadi And Village Industries.
  • Infrastructure Development- Power And Transportation. Private Investment In Infrastructure And Public Private Partnership Projects- Outlook And Prospects.
  • Major Development Projects Of Rajasthan. State Budget And Fiscal Management- Issues And Challenges.
  • Economic Welfare Schemes Of Rajasthan. Social Justice And Empowerment.
  • Basic Social Services- Education And Health. Poverty, Unemployment And Sustainable Development Goals.

Unit III – Sociology, Management, Accounting and Auditing 

Part A- Sociology

Development of Sociological Thought in India-

  • Caste And Class In Indian Society: Nature, Origin, Functions And Challenges.
  • Processes Of Change: Sanskritization, Westernization, Secularization And Globalization.
  • Challenges Before Indian Society: Issues Of Dowry, Divorce And Child Marriage, Corruption, Communalism, Poverty, Unemployment, Drug Addiction, Vulnerable Sections Especially Dalit, Elderly And Disabled.
  • Tribal Community Of Rajasthan: Bhil, Mina (Meena) And Garasia- Problems And Welfare.

Part B – Management

  • Modern Concept Of Marketing, Marketing Mix -Product, Price, Place And Promotion; Supply Chain Management, Logistics Mix; E-Commerce And E-Marketing; Business And Corporate Ethics.
  • Wealth Maximization, Sources Of Finance- Short And Long Term, Capital Structure, Cost Of Capital, Distribution Of Profit; Banking And Non- Banking Financial Institutions (NBFIs), Stock Market, Multi-National Companies (MNCs), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Foreign Institutional Investment (FII).
  • Leadership Theories And Styles, Group Behaviour, Individual Behaviour, Attitude, Values, Team Building; Motivation Theories, Conflict Management, Time Management, Stress Management, Training, Development And Appraisal Systems.
  • Entrepreneurship: Incubation, Startups, Unicorns, Venture Capital, Angel Investors.
  • Management Of Essential Services: Education Management, Healthcare And Wellness Management; Tourism And Hospitality Management.

Part C – Accounting & Auditing

  • Basic Knowledge Of Double Entry System Of Accounting, Techniques Of Analysis Of Financial Statements, Responsibility And Social Accounting.
  • Meaning & Objectives Of Auditing, Social, Performance And Efficiency Audit, Elementary Knowledge Of Government Audit.
  • Basic Knowledge Of Performance Budgeting, Zero-Base Budgeting.

Pattern and Syllabus of Paper II

Part No. of questions Marks per question Word limit Total Marks
A 15 02 15 30
B 14 05 50 70
C 10 10 100 100
Total 200

RAS Paper II Syllabus

General Knowledge and General Studies

Unit I – Administrative Ethics

  • Ethics And Human Values: Lessons From Lives And Teachings Of Great Leaders, Reformers And Administrators. Role Of Family, Society And Educational Institutions In Inculcating Values.
  • Ethical Concepts- Rit And Rin, Concept Of Duty, Concept Of Good And Virtue.
  • Ethics In Private And Public Relationships- Behaviour, Moral And Political Attitudes Of Administrators, Philosophical Basis Of Integrity.
  • Ethics Of Bhagavad Geeta And Its Role In Administration.
  • Gandhian Ethics.
  • Contribution Of Moral Thinkers And Philosophers From India & World.
  • Ethical Concerns, Dilemmas And Challenges In Administration.
  • Ethical Decision-Making And Contributing Factors; Social Justice, Humanitarian Concerns, Accountability In Governance And Code Of Ethics.
  • Case Studies On Above Mentioned Topics.

Unit II – General Science and Technology


  • Chemistry In Everyday Life; States Of Matter; Atomic Structure; Metal, Non- Metal And Metalloids, Metallurgical Principles And Methods, Important Ores And Alloys; Acid, Base And Salts, The Concept Of PH And Buffers; Important Drugs (Synthetic And Natural), Antioxidants, Preservatives, Insecticides, Pesticides, Fungicides, Herbicides, Fertilizers, Binders And Sweeteners; Carbon, Its Compounds And Their Domestic And Industrial Applications; Radioactivity- Concepts And Applications.


  • Physics In Everyday Life; Gravitation; Human Eye And Defects; Heat; Static And Current Electricity; Magnetism, Electro-Magnetism, Sound And Electromagnetic Waves, Magnetic Resonance Imaging And Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; Nuclear Fission And Fusion.


  • The Cell; Control And Coordination, Reproductive, Excretory, Respiratory, Circulatory And Digestive Systems In Human Beings; Blood Groups, Composition And Functions Of Blood; Hormones; Genetics And Lifestyle Diseases; Human DiseasesCommunicable And Non-Communicable, Endemic, Epidemic, Pandemic Their Diagnosis And Control, Immunization And Vaccination; Drugs And Alcohol Abuse. Plant Parts And Their Functions, Plant Nutrition, Plant Growth Regulators, Sexual And Asexual Reproduction In Plants, Important Medicinal Plants With Special Reference To Rajasthan; Organic Farming; Biotechnology, And Its Applications.


  • Basic Computer Science; Networking And Types; Analogue And Digital Telecommunication; Frequency Spectrum; Mobile Telephony, Recent Developments In Information And Communication Technology – Artificial Intelligence; Big Data, Cloud Computing, Internet Of Things, Crypto Currency, OTT Platforms And Social Media And Their Impacts; IT Industry In India, Digital India Initiatives.
  • Contribution Of Indian Scientists In Science And Technology, Scientific And Technological Advancements- Robotics, Machine Learning, Augmented Reality, Nanotechnology, RFID, Quantum Computing, Etc., Development Of Science And Technology In Rajasthan, Government Policies Related To Science And Technology.
  • Space Technology- Indian Space Programme, Satellites And Their Orbits, Various Launch Vehicles; Remote Sensing.
  • Defence Technology- Missiles, Indian Missile Programme, Chemical And Biological Weapons.

Unit III- Earth Science (Geography & Geology)

Part A- World

  • Structure Of The Earth And Geological Time Scale.
  • Broad Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Deserts.
  • Earthquakes And Volcanoes: Types, Distribution And Their Impact.
  • Major Geopolitical Issues.
  • Major Environmental Issues.

Part B- India

  • Broad Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Deserts.
  • Major Physiographic Divisions Of India.
  • Major Rivers.
  • Climate- Origin Of Monsoon, Climatic Characteristics, Distribution Of Rainfall And Climatic Regions.
  • Natural Resources: Types And Uses Of (A) Water, Forest, Soil (B) Rocks & Minerals.
  • Population: Growth, Distribution And Density, Sex-Ratio, Literacy, Urban And Rural Population.

Part C- Rajasthan

  • Broad Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Deserts.
  • Major Rivers And Lakes.
  • Climatic: Characteristics And Their Classification.
  • Major Vegetation Types.
  • Agriculture- Major Crops: Production And Distribution.
  • Metallic Minerals And Non- Metallic Minerals- Types, Distribution And Industrial Uses.
  • Conventional And Non-Conventional Energy Resources.
  • Demographic Characteristics And Major Tribes.
  • Wildlife And Biodiversity: Threats And Conversation.
  • Concept Of UNESCO Geo-Parks And Geo-Heritage Sites: Potential In Rajasthan.
  • Major Environmental Issues.

Pattern and Syllabus of Paper III

Paper III

Part No. of questions Marks per question Word limit Total Marks
A 25 02 15 50
B 16 05 50 80
C 07 10 100 70
Total Marks 200

RAS Paper III Syllabus:

General Knowledge and General Studies

Unit I- Indian Political System, World Politics and Current Affairs

  • Constitution Of India: Framing, Features, Amendments, Basic Structure.
  • Ideological Contents: Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles Of State Policy, Fundamental Duties.
  • Institutional Framework- I: Parliamentary System, President, Prime Minister And Council Of Ministers, Parliament.
  • Institutional Framework- II: Federalism, 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 Caste, Religion, Class, Ethnicity, 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, Dynamics Of International Economy, International Terrorism And Environmental Issues.
  • Foreign Policy Of India: Evolution, Determinants, India’s Relations With USA, China, Russia, European Union And Neighbouring Countries, India’s Role In UN, NAM, BRICS, G- 20, G- 77 And SAARC.
  • Geo-Political And Strategic Issues In South Asia, South East Asia, West Asia And Far- East 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.

Unit II- Concepts, Issues and Dynamics of Public Administration and Management

  • Administration And Management: Meaning, Nature And Significance. Its Role In Developed And Developing Societies. Evolution Of Public Administration As A Discipline, New Public Administration, Approaches To The Study Of Public Administration.
  • Concepts Of Power, Authority, Legitimacy, Responsibility And Delegation.
  • Principles Of Organization: Hierarchy, Span Of Control And Unity Of Command.
  • Functions Of Management, Corporate Governance And Social Responsibility.
  • New Dimensions Of New Public Management, Change Management.
  • Attitude And Values Of Civil Services: Ethics, Integrity, Impartiality And Non-Partisanship, Dedication To Public Service, Relationship Between Generalists And Specialists.
  • Control Over Administration: Legislative, Executive And Judicial-Various Means And Limitations.
  • Administrative Setup, Administrative Culture In Rajasthan: Governor, Chief Minister, Council Of Ministers, State Secretariat, Directorates And Chief Secretary.
  • District Administration: Organization, Role Of District Collector And District Magistrate, Superintendent Of Police, Sub-Divisional And Tehsil Administration.
  • Development Administration: Meaning, Scope And Characteristics.
  • State Human Rights Commission, State Election Commission, Lokayukt, Rajasthan Public Service Commission, Rajasthan Guaranteed Delivery Of Public Services Act, 2011 And Rajasthan Right To Hearing Act, 2012.

Unit III- Sports and Yoga, Behavior and Law

Part A- Sports and Yoga

  • Sports Policies Of India And Rajasthan State.
  • Sports Authority Of India And Rajasthan State Sports Council.
  • National And Rajasthan State Level Awards For Sports.
  • Yoga – Positive Way Of Life.
  • Eminent Sports Personalities Of India.
  • First Aid And Rehabilitation.
  • Participation Of Indian Sports Persons In Olympics, Asian Games, Common Wealth Games And Para-Olympic Games.

Part B – Behavior

  • Intelligence: Cognitive Intelligence, Social And Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, Spiritual Intelligence.
  • Personality: Traits And Types, Determinants Of Personality And Assessment Of Personality.
  • Learning And Motivation: Styles Of Learning, Models Of Memory, Causes Of Forgetting. Assessment Of Motivation.
  • Stress And Management: Nature, Types, Sources, Symptoms, Effects, Stress Management, Promotion Of Mental Health.

Part C-Law

  • Concepts Of Law: Ownership And Possession, Personality, Liability, Rights And Duties.
  • Contemporary Legal Issues: Right To Information, Information Technology Law Including Cyber Crimes (Concepts, Purpose, Prospects), Intellectual Property Rights (Concepts, Types, Purpose).
  • Crimes Against Women And Children: Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment At Work Place, The Protection Of Children From Sexual Offences Act, 2012, Laws Related To Child Labour.
  • The Maintenance And Welfare Of Parents And Senior Citizens Act, 2007.
  • Important Land Laws In Rajasthan: Rajasthan Land Revenue Act, 1956; Rajasthan Tenancy Act, 1955.

Pattern and Syllabus of Paper IV

Part  Total Marks
A 70 [50(Hindi) +20(English)]
B 80 [50(Hindi)+30(English)]
C 50 [20 (Hindi)+30 (English)]
Total  200

RAS Paper IV Syllabus :

सामान्य हिन्दी and General English

सामान्य हिन्दी

ईकाई—। सामान्य हिन्दीः कुल अंक 120, इस प्रश्न पत्र का उद्देश्य अभ्यर्थी की भाषा-विषयक क्षमता तथा उसके विचारों की सही, स्पष्ट एवं प्रभावपूर्ण अभिव्यक्ति की परख करना है।

भाग अ- ( अंक 50)

  • संधि एवं संधि-विच्छेद – दिए हुए शब्दों की संधि करना और संधि-विच्छेद करना
  • उपसर्ग – उपसर्गों से शब्दों की संरचना तथा शब्दों में से उपसर्ग एवं मूल शब्द पृथक् करना
  • प्रत्यय दिए हुए प्रत्ययों से शब्द बनाना और शब्दों में से मूल शब्द एवं प्रत्यय पृथक् करना
  • पर्यायवाची शब्द
  • विलोम शब्द
  • समश्रुत भिन्नार्थक शब्द-दिए हुए शब्द-युग्म का अर्थ-भेद
  • वाक्यांश के लिए सार्थक शब्द
  • शब्द शुद्धि
  • वाक्य शुद्धि
  • मुहावरे – मुहावरों का वाक्य में प्रयोग से अर्थ स्पष्ट
  • कहावत /लोकोक्ति – वाक्य में प्रयोग से अर्थ स्पष्ट
  • पारिभाषिक शब्दावली- प्रशासन से संबंधित अंग्रेजी शब्दों के समानार्थ हिन्दी पारिभाषिक शब्द

भाग  – ( अंक 50 )

  • संक्षिप्तीकरण – गद्यावतरण का उचित शीर्षक एवं लगभग एक-तिहाई शब्दों में संक्षिप्तीकरण (गद्यावतरण की शब्द सीमा लगभग 150 शब्द)
  • पल्लवन – किसी सूक्ति, काव्य पंक्ति, प्रसिद्ध कथन आदि का भाव विस्तार ( शब्द सीमा – लगभग 100 शब्द)
  • पत्र – लेखन – सामान्य कार्यालयी पत्र, कार्यालय आदेश, अर्द्धशासकीय पत्र, अनुस्मारक
  • प्रारूप-लेखन – अधिसूचना, निविदा, परिपत्र, विज्ञप्ति
  • अनुवाद – दिए हुए अंग्रेजी अनुच्छेद का हिंदी में अनुवाद |( शब्द सीमा – लगभग 75 शब्द )

भाग स – ( अंक 20 )

  • किसी सामयिक एवं अन्य विषय पर निबंध लेखन (शब्द सीमा लगभग- 250 शब्द )

General English (Total marks 80)

Part A- Grammar & Usage (20 Marks)

  • Correction Of Sentences: 10 Sentences For Correction With Errors Related To:
  • Articles & Determiners
  • Prepositions
  • Tenses & Sequence Of Tenses
  • Modals
  • Voice- Active & Passive
  • Narration- Direct & Indirect
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Phrasal Verbs & Idioms
  • One Word Substitute
  • Words Often Confused Or Misused

Part B- Comprehension, Translation & Precis Writing (30 Marks)

  • Comprehension Of An Unseen Passage (250 Words Approximately) ; 05 Questions Based On The Passage. Question No. 5 Should Preferably Be On Vocabulary.
  • Translation Of Five Sentences From Hindi To English.
  • Precis Writing (A Short Passage Of Approximately 150-200 Words).

Part C- Composition & Letter Writing (30 Marks)

  • Paragraph Writing- Any 01 Paragraph Out Of 03 Given Topics (Approximately 200 Words).
  • Elaboration Of A Given Theme (Any 1 Out Of 3, Approximately 150 Words).
  • Letter Writing Or Report Writing (Approximately 150 Words)

Stage 3: Interview/Personality Test (100 Marks)

There is no specified syllabus for the Interview. The candidates who qualify the mains exam are called in for the Interview round, which is a personality test. The candidates will be tested for their Communication skills, Physique, knowledge of the concerned field, and also tested on knowledge of Rajasthani Culture.

The Candidates appearing in the main examination shall be required to obtain minimum 10% marks in each paper and 15% marks in aggregate out of the total marks of all papers in the main examination to qualify for appearing in personality and viva voce examination which carries 100 marks.

To succeed in the exam, it is crucial to have a thorough understanding of the RPSC RAS exam syllabus. Here are some tips and strategies that can help candidates cover the syllabus for the 2023 exam:

Practice Tests: Practice tests are an excellent way to evaluate your understanding of the topics covered in the syllabus. Taking practice tests can help candidates identify their strengths and weaknesses and work on them accordingly.

Good Study Material: Invest in good study material that covers all the topics in the syllabus. Make sure the material is updated and relevant to the current exam pattern.

Coaching: Consider enrolling in a coaching institute that offers expert guidance and support. The coaching can help candidates clarify their doubts, provide study material, and offer practice tests that simulate the exam environment.

Apart from these, here are some general tips that can help candidates stay motivated and manage their time efficiently during the preparation process:

Time Management: Plan a study schedule that suits your daily routine and stick to it. Allocate more time for topics that you find difficult and less time for topics that you are comfortable with.

Exam-taking Strategies: Familiarize yourself with the exam pattern, marking scheme, and time limit. Practice time management strategies and techniques to help you attempt more questions in the given time.

Stay Motivated: Surround yourself with positive energy and people who motivate you to achieve your goals. Take regular breaks, exercise, and maintain a healthy lifestyle to help you stay focused and motivated for RPSC RAS Syllabus.

In conclusion, the RPSC RAS exam is a highly competitive exam, and candidates need to prepare meticulously to succeed. By following these tips and strategies, candidates can cover the syllabus effectively, manage their time efficiently, and stay motivated throughout the preparation process for RPSC RAS Syllabus.


Q. How many vacancies have been announced in the RPSC RAS 2023 notification? 

Ans. A total of 905 posts have been declared for various posts in the Rajasthan Administrative Services in the latest notification released on 28 June 2023.

Q. What are the subjects covered in the RAS 2023 syllabus? 

Ans. The RPSC RAS Syllabus for 2023 covers a wide range of topics, including History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition & Heritage of Rajasthan, Indian and World Geography, Indian History, Indian Constitution, Political System, Governance, Indian Economy, Science & Technology, Reasoning & Mental Ability, and Current Affairs.

Q. What is the RAS exam structure?

Ans. The written exams are conducted in two stages: Pre and Mains. The Pre exam is an objective type screening test to select candidates for the Mains, which is a descriptive type test. For details on the RAS exam pattern, read the article above.

Q. What is the difficulty level of the RAS exams?

Ans. The standard of the Pre paper will be that of a Bachelor’s Degree level, and the standard of General English and General Hindi in the Mains exam is of Senior Secondary level.

Q. Is there any negative marking in the RPSC RAS exam?

Ans. The RPSC has made a provision of negative marking in the RAS Pre exams, and 1/3rd mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. There is no negative marking in the Mains exam.

Q: Can I get the RPSC RAS Syllabus in Hindi?

Ans. Yes, the RPSC RAS Syllabus is available in both English and Hindi. You can download it from the official RPSC website Syllabus section.

Q. Is there a specific syllabus for the RAS Interview stage? 

Ans. There is no specific syllabus for the RPSC RAS viva-voce examination. Candidates are awarded marks on the basis of their character, personality, physique and also their knowledge of Rajasthani culture.

Q. Are there any changes in the RPSC RAS syllabus for 2023? 
Ans. No, there are no changes in the syllabus prescribed by the Commission for the RAS exams.


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