RPSC RAS 2021: Exam Date, Full Form, Pattern, Vacancy, Notification, Age Limit, Result

Jun 11, 2021


This article contains all the necessary information on RPSC RAS Exam (Rajasthan Administrative Services), including Important Dates, RAS Posts, Selection Procedure, Exam Pattern and Syllabus. In 2019 RPSC RAS was not conducted; hence this year has a very high possibility of exam conduction. So, if you have an urge to lead or work in the administrative field then follow along-

Latest Updates:

  • Jun 10, 2021: RPSC has released interview letter for Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Competitive Examination, 2018 on its official website. 
  • April 20, 2021: RPSC has announced the postponement of the interview round for the RPSC RAS 2018 exam. It was to be conducted from May 3 to May 7, 2021, but due to existing conditions of COVID-19, the process has been postponed until further notice.


What is RPSC RAS Exam?

The RPSC RAS is a state-level services exam of Rajasthan. It was founded in 1950, and it covers recruitment/selection for various state government posts in departments such as Rajasthan Accounts Services, Rajasthan Police Services, etc. The RPSC RAS joining happens only after a thorough and rigorous training for 2 years at HCM Rajasthan State Institute of Public Administration, which is an apex level institute run by Rajasthan Government.

RPSC RAS 2021 Exam Date

The RPSC RAS exam usually occurs in August - September. The official notification has not been released yet which will state all the significant exam dates.

RPSC RAS Exam Date
RPSC RAS 2021 Event Date(Tentative)
Opening of RPSC RAS Application Form 2nd week of April
Closing of RPSC RAS Application Form 4th week of May 2021
RPSC RAS Admit Card 4th week of Jul 2021
RPSC RAS Prelims Exam 1st week of August 2021
RPSC RAS Prelims Result 4th week of Oct 2021
RPSC RAS Mains Exam 4th week of Dec 2021
RPSC RAS Mains Result To be announced
RRPSC RAS Personality Test/PI (Final Round) To be declared soon (1-3 months post Mains Result)

RPSC RAS 2021 Eligibility

The RPSC RAS eligibility criteria contain an age limit, educational qualification, and residential consideration. For further details, check below.

RPSC RAS 2021 Age Criteria

RPSC RAS Age Criteria
Particulars Details
For Gazetted Posts Minimum 21 years
Maximum 40 years
For Non-Gazetted Posts Minimum 25 years
Maximum 45 years

RPSC RAS 2021 Age Exemption

Let’s have a look at the exemption/relaxation in upper age limit provided to the candidates from the following categories.

RPSC RAS Category-wise Age Exmption
Category Exemption/Relaxation
Male Applicant (SC/ST/OBC) (Rajasthan Resident) 5 Years
Female Applicant (General) 5 Years
Female Applicant (SC/ST/OBC) (Rajasthan Resident) 10 Years
PwD (Genera)l 10 Years
PwD (SC/ST/OBC) 15 Years
Widow Applicants No Upper Age Limit

RPSC RAS Educational Qualification

An RPSC RAS aspirant must have a Bachelor’s degree in any field of specialization from a deemed and recognized institution. There is no minimum mark/percentage required for RPSC RAS exam. Make a note of the following points to check whether your organization can be considered.

  • The organization must be established by or under the act of Parliament or possess a deemed stature under UGC act of 1956. or
  • Has qualification recognised by the Government (State/National) in consultation with the RPSC RAS. or
  • University/Institute recognized/incorporated by Central Legislature. Or
  • University/Institute recognized/incorporated by State Legislature.

RPSC RAS Nationality/Resident

RPSC RAS considers only Indians no international aspirant can take this examination. Moreover, the exam is focused on the State of Rajasthan offers a privilege to the residents of home State in respect of reserved categories. As every RPSC RAS candidate from anywhere except Rajasthan is considered as (https://rpsc.rajasthan/gov.in/applyonlinea General candidate. No Category benefits are awarded to such candidates in RPSC RAS.

RPSC RAS Number of Attempts

An RPSC RAS candidate can take the exam as many times as he/she/x wants given the upper age limit is not crossed.

RPSC RAS 2021 Recruitment Process

The recruitment process consists of three rigorous rounds which makes sure that candidates selected are best qualified.

RPSC RAS Selection Procedure
Particulars Details
First Round RPSC RAS Prelims (Exam)
Second Round RPSC RAS Mains (Exam)
Final Round RPSC RAS Personal Interview

RPSC RAS 2021 Application Process

Following steps will assure your successful application for RPSC RAS 2021. You can only apply online for RPSC RAS 2021.

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of RPSC
  • Step 2: Select the ‘Recruitment Portal’ on the SSO Portal
  • Step 3: Complete the one-time registration
  • Step 4: Fill the RPSC RAS Form
  • Step 5: Note down the RPSC RAS application ID
  • Step 6: Pay the fee

RPSC RAS 2021 Application Fee

RPSC RAS Application Fee
Category Fee
General INR 300

RPSC RAS 2021 Admit Card

The RPSC RAS admit card or call later will be generated separately for prelims, mains, and final round. No candidate will be allowed to enter the exam hall without the hall ticket/admit card.

Steps to download the admit card.

  • Step 1: Login on the recruitment portal of SSO
  • Step 2: Fill your application number with other credentials (Date of Birth or Password).
  • Step 3: Download the RPSC RAS Admit Card. Take a hard copy of the same.

RPSC RAS 2021 Results

The RPSC RAS merit list or selection list will be declared with cutoff marks at every level of the recruitment process. Recently, the results of RPSC RAS 2018 exams were announced upon revision. You can download the list and check your name by going to the recruitment portal of SSO.

To check RPSC RAS Results-

  • Step 1: Check the notification released on the SSO Portal. Click on it and download the PDF with RPSC RAS merit list.
  • Step 2: Log in with your RPSC RAS application number and credentials to check your personal score.

RPSC RAS 2021 Exam Pattern

The Pattern of RPSC RAS Exam is Multiple Choice Based. While the first two rounds are examinations with the final being a personality test or personal interview.

RPSC RAS 2021 Exam Prelims Pattern

RPSC RAS 2021 Exam Prelims Pattern
Level Duration No. of questions Total Marks Marks Awarded Marks per incorrect answer Marks per unattempted question
Prelims 3 Hours 150 200 +1 or +2 -⅓ marks of that question 0

RPSC RAS 2021 Exam Mains Pattern

RPSC RAS Mains is conducted in 4 different exam settings. Every exam has equal marks and has the same duration. It is mandatory to attempt all the exams. The RPSC RAS exam can be choice-based or descriptive answer based or both.

RPSC RAS 2021 Exam Mains Pattern
Paper Subject Name Duration Total Marks
Paper 1 General Studies - 1 3 Hours 200
Paper 2 General Studies - 2 3 Hours 200
Paper 3 General Studies - 3 3 Hours 200
Paper 4 General English and Hindi 3 Hours 200

RPSC RAS 2021 Mains Paper 1 Pattern

RPSC RAS 2021 Mains Paper 1 Pattern
Section No.of Question Marks Awarded/Question Total Marks
Section A 25 2 40
Section B 14 5 70
Section C 9 10 90
Total 48 200

RPSC RAS 2021 Mains Paper 2 Pattern

RPSC RAS 2021 Mains Paper 2 Pattern
Section No.of Question Max. Marks Awarded/Question Total Marks
Section A 25 2 40
Section B 14 5 80
Section C 9 10 90
Total 48 200

RPSC RAS 2021 Mains Paper 3 Pattern

RPSC RAS 2021 Mains Paper 3 Pattern
Section No.of Question Max. Marks Awarded/Question Total Marks
Section A 25 2 40-50
Section B 16 5 80
Section C 7 10 70
Total 48 200

RPSC RAS 2021 Mains Paper 4 Pattern

RPSC RAS 2021 Mains Paper 4 Pattern
Section Total Marks
Section A 70
Section B 80
Section C 50
Total 200

RPSC RAS 2021 Syllabus

Mentioned below is the detailed syllabus of RPSC RAS Mains and Prelims.

RPSC RAS 2021 Prelims Syllabus

The Prelims Paper consists of General Knowledge and General Science only. Broadly, the RPSC RAS 2021 prelims syllabus contains the following topics.

  • Current Affairs
  • Science & Technology
  • Reasoning and Mental ability
  • Rajasthan: Political and administrative system
  • Rajasthan: History, Art & Culture, Literature,Tradition & Heritage
  • Geography of Rajasthan
  • Economy of Rajasthan
  • Indian History
  • Indian Constitution, Political system and Governance
  • Geography of World and India

RPSC RAS 2021 Mains Syllabus

The RPSC RAS 2021 mains syllabus is broad and covers topics deeply from social sciences and general studies along with knowledge of administration.

RPSC RAS Paper 1 Syllabus

  • History
  • Art
  • Culture
  • Literature
  • Tradition & Heritage of Rajasthan
  • Indian History
  • History of Modern World (up to 1950 AD)
  • Economics, Indian Economy
  • World Economy
  • Economy of Rajasthan
  • Sociology, Management
  • Accounting & Auditing

RPSC RAS Paper 2 Syllabus

  • Business Ethics
  • General Science & Technology
  • Earth Science (Geography & Geology: World, India, Rajasthan)

RPSC RAS Paper 3 Syllabus

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

RPSC RAS Paper 4 Syllabus

(English – 80 Marks and Hindi - 120 Marks)

  • Composition
  • Grammar
  • Comprehension
  • Translation
  • Precise and Letter Writing

RPSC RAS 2021 Exam Cutoff

Below mentioned is the RPSC RAS mains cutoff list of 2018. For RPSC RAS 2021 the cutoffs can be similar.

RPSC RAS Exam Cutoff
Category RPSC RAS 2018 Mains Cutoff
General Gen 332.75
Reserved/Women 320.25
SC Gen 316
ST Gen 274.25
Reserved/Women 274.25

RPSC RAS 2021 Posts

Below mentioned is the general list of Posts offered by RPSC RAS 2021 Exam recruitment process. Please note that there can be more posts to this list. The State Government can add or reduce positions offered by RPSC RAS Exam based on the number of vacancies..

RPSC RAS 2021 Posts
State Level Services/Posts Subordinate Level Services/Posts
RAS – Rajasthan Administrative Services Social Welfare Officer
RPS – Rajasthan Police Services District Minority Welfare Officer
Rajasthan Account Services Jail Welfare Officer
Rajasthan Industry Services Raj. Excise Subordinate Services
Rajasthan Excise (Preventive Force) Raj. Temple Subordinate Services
Rajasthan Excise (General) Raj. Commercial Tax Subordinate Services
Rajasthan Commercial Tax Services Raj. Labour Welfare Subordinate Services
Rajasthan Jail Services Raj. Cooperative Subordinate Services
Rajasthan Planning Services Raj. Programme Officer
Rajasthan Women And Child Development Raj. Planning Subordinate Services
Rajasthan fertilizer and Civil Supplies Raj. Industry Subordinate Services
Rajasthan Rural Development Services Tehsildar
Rajasthan Minority Services Raj. Women and Child Development Subordinate
Rajasthan Women Development Raj. fertilizer and Civil Supplies Subordinate Services
Rajasthan State Insurance Services
Rajasthan Cooperative Services

RPSC RAS 2021 Exam Books

For a safe score in RPSC RAS 2021 Exam, you should start with reading NCERT social science books. This will make your base strong. Furthermore, you can cover books from the state government to get knowledge concerning Rajasthan. Prepare with resources available on the internet such as mock tests. And for RPSC RAS Previous Year Papers click on the link mentioned below. https://rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in/PreviousQuestionPape...

Contact Information

Toll Free: 1800-180-6127

Helpline No.: 0145-2635212

Phone No.: 0145-263200

Website: rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in


Can I prepare for the RPSC RAS 2020 Exam without coaching?

Absolutely, the exam is based on current affairs and general studies which can be prepared with self but consistent preparation. Moreover, there is a huge material available on the internet for free.

Which language is better for RPSC RAS 2020 Exam?

Any language/medium can be as easy as the other. You must prefer the language that you are comfortable in. Also, the exam does contain questions from both Hindi and English.

When will the RPSC RAS 2020 notification release?

The State Government releases a number of vacancies along with the official notification which might be released anywhere near July-September 2020.

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