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Eligibilty Criteria

RAS Age Limit

Candidates must check the RAS age limit which defines the age range in which candidates aspirants can apply for the RAS exam. The age limit of candidates must be between 21 years to 40 years. However, age relaxation is given to the candidates belonging to the reserved categories.

Category Age Relaxation
For SC/ST/ OBC (Rajasthan Domicile) 5 years
For SC/ST/ OBC (Rajasthan Domicile) female 10 years
For Gen (PH) 10 years
For OBC (PH) 13 years
For SC/ ST (PH) 15 years

RAS Educational Qualification

RAS educational qualification is another important aspect of RAS eligibility criteria 2022. To sit in the exam, the candidates should have a graduation degree from a recognized board or university. Take a look at the detailed RAS education qualification tabulated below:

RAS Educational Qualification

  • To be eligible for the RAS exam, you must have completed graduation in any stream from a recognized university.
  • Any Universities which are incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature.
  • Other Educational Institutes were established through an Act of Parliament
  • Declared as a University under the UGC Act, 1956
  • possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Government in consultation with the Commission.
  • Candidates will be required to produce the compulsorily proof of passing/mark sheet of the requisite examination at a further stage of the Process.
Exam Pattern

The total marks for this examination are 200 and the candidates are given 3 hours to answer all the questions. There are 150 multiple choice questions in the paper.

The next stage in the RAS entrance exam is mains. This stage consists of four papers- paper 1 (general studies I), paper 2 (general studies II), paper 3 (general studies III), and paper 4 (general Hindi and general English). The total marks for mains are 800 which means 200 for each paper. Candidates are given 3 hours for each paper. In this stage, the questions will follow an essay or a descriptive pattern. Candidates must remember the following points while preparing for the Main exam.

RAS Short Answer Questions:

  • Word limit: 15
  • Marks for each question: 2
  • Paper 1: 25 questions; Paper 2: 15 questions, Paper 3: 25 questions

RAS Medium Answer Questions:

  • Word limit: 50
  • Marks for each question: 5
  • Paper 1: 16 questions; Paper 2: 14 questions; Paper 3: 16 questions

RAS Long Answer Questions:

  • Word limit: 100
  • Marks for each question: 100
  • Paper 1: 7 questions; Paper 2: 10 questions; Paper 3: 7 questions

The final stage in the RAS entrance examination is an interview which many also term as a personal viva. The total marks for this stage are 100.

RPSC RAS Prelims Exam

There is only one paper in the RAS Prelims exam. The details of the same are following.

Paper Marks Duration
General Knowledge 200 3 hours

RPSC RAS Mains Exam

There are four papers in the RAS Mains exams. The candidates who qualify for Mains must know the details tabulated below.

Exam Marks Duration
Paper 1: General Studies I 200 3 hours
Paper 2: General Studies II 200 3 hours
Paper 3: General Studies III 200 3 hours
Paper 4: General Hindi and General English 200 3 hours

The highly competitive RAS examination requires sound knowledge and thorough preparation. In order to achieve that, candidates must understand the nuances of the syllabus. The candidates must cover the following topics while preparing for the preliminary stage. Please note that this is a brief of all the topics that are covered in the preliminary stage.

  • History, Culture, Art, Literature, Tradition of Rajasthan
  • Indian History - Ancient, Medieval, and Modern
  • Geography: India and the world
  • Administrative and Political system of Rajasthan
  • Constitution of India, Political System, and Governance
  • Economy of Rajasthan
  • Indian Economy and Basic Economic Concepts
  • Science and Technology
  • Reasoning and Mental Ability
  • Current Affairs (Rajasthan)
  • Current Affairs (events of national and international importance)

Mains, the second stage in the RAS entrance examination is a bit more complex as there are four papers. However, knowing the allocation of topics will make it easier for the candidate to strategize. Here is a paper-wise allocation of topics.

RPSC RAS General Studies I

  • History
  • Economics
  • Sociology, Accounting, Management, Auditing

RPSC RAS General Studies II

  • Administrative Ethics
  • General Science and Technology
  • Earth Science

RPSC RAS General Studies III

  • Indian Political System, World Politics, Current Affairs
  • Concepts, Issues, and Dynamics of Public Administration and Management
  • Sports and Yoga, Behaviour and Law

RPSC RAS General Hindi and General English

  • General Hindi: Grammar and usage, Comprehension, Translation, Composition, and Letter Writing
  • General English: Grammar and usage, Comprehension, Translation, Composition, and Letter Writing

It is a little difficult to quantify the topics covered in the RAS interview. It is a stage that puts the candidate’s personality, aptitude, and presence of mind to test. It is at this stage that the candidate is assessed whether she/he is suitable for the post or not.

Admission Open 2023