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What is RPSC RAS Exam?

RPSC has activated a link to fill the RAS detailed scrutiny application form for the interview purpose. The qualified candidates can fill the form before September 7, 2020 so that their candidature will be considered for the RPSC RAS interviews.

RPSC RAS 2020 advertisement will be released after the coronavirus pandemic will be over. The number of corona positive cases are increasing day by day and it is very difficult to conduct the RAS exam 2020 in this scenario. The RPSC has not issued the RAS notification in 2019. There are high chances that the RPSC will issue the RAS 2020 exam notification in August or September.

Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) exam is a state-level civil services exam conducted by Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC). The exam is also known as Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Competitive Exam. RAS is the highest state services and also the most sought after job in the state. RPSC RAS exam is the gateway to enter into the RAS.

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RPSC RAS & State Services
Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS)Rajasthan Police Service (RPS)
Rajasthan Account ServiceRajasthan Industry Service
Rajasthan State Insurance ServiceRajasthan Cooperative Service
Rajasthan Commercial Tax ServiceRajasthan Jail Service
Rajasthan Planning ServiceRajasthan Women And Child Development
Rajasthan Fertilizer and Civil SuppliesRajasthan Rural Development Service
Rajasthan Women DevelopmentRajasthan Minority Service
Rajasthan Excise (General)Rajasthan Excise (Preventive Force)
RPSC Subordinate Services
Rajasthan Industry Subordinate ServiceTehsildar
Rajasthan Planning Subordinate ServiceRajasthan Temple Subordinate Service
Rajasthan Excise Subordinate ServiceRajasthan Commercial Tax Subordinate Service
Rajasthan Fertilizer and Civil Supplies Subordinate ServiceRajasthan Cooperative Subordinate Service
Rajasthan Women and Child Development SubordinateJail Welfare Officer
Social Welfare OfficerRajasthan Labour Welfare Subordinate Service
District Minority Welfare OfficerRajasthan Programme Officer

RPSC RAS Highlights

Exam NameRajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) Exam
Conducting BodyRajasthan Public Service Commission
Exam LevelState
Exam ModeOffline
Exam Duration3 hours
LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Exam PurposeTo recruit candidates in state and subordinate services of Rajasthan
Exam Helpdesk No.0145-2635212 
Official Websiterpsc.rajasthan.gov.in

Download Here: RPSC RAS Admit Card

RPSC RAS Eligibility

The basic eligibility criteria for RPSC RAS exam includes:

  • Candidates should obtain a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university
  • Candidates should be minimum 21 years and maximum 40 years in age as on January 1, 2020. For non-gazetted employees, the minimum age limit is 25 years and the maximum age limit is 45 years as on January 1, 2020

See Here: RPSC Syllabus 2020

Important RPSC RAS Dates

Candidates can check important RPSC RAS dates below:

RPSC RAS EventsRPSC RAS Dates (Tentative)
NotificationAugust 2020(Tentative)
Online applicationsAugust 2020(Tentative)
Admit cardOctober 2020(Tentative)
RAS Prelims examOctober 2020(Tentative)
RAS ResultNovember 2020(Tentative)

See Here: RPSC RAS Important Dates

RPSC RAS Selection Process

The RPSC RAS selection process includes the following three stages:

  • Preliminary exam: This is an objective-type screening test of 200 marks. Candidates need to complete the paper in three hours duration.
  • Main exam: This is a descriptive-/ analytical-type written test. The test contains four papers of 200 marks each. The time allowed to complete each paper is three hours.
  • Personality/ viva-voce exam: Candidates qualifying the Main exam need to appear for a personality test/ interview. The weightage for the personality test is 100 marks. 

RPSC RAS Question Papers

RPSC question papers guide the candidates in their preparation by segregating the important and non-important topics. The candidates should make the RPSC RAS question papers a part of their preparation material and chalk out a plan to cover the RAS syllabus based on the priority of the topics.

RPSC RAS Answer Key

The RPSC answer key for the RAS exam 2020 will be released on the official website of the RPSC. The candidates can raise the objections on the provisional answer key and after considering the objections and valid answers, RPSC releases the final RPSC RAS answer key.

Read More: RPSC RAS exam pattern.

RPSC RAS FAQs

Q. Can I prepare for RAS Exam without coaching?

A. Yes, any candidate can prepare for RAS exam without coaching. Nowadays so much information is available online which can help the candidates to prepare for RAS Exam by themselves. The candidate should select the best authentic source of information can prepare for the RAS Exam by themselves.

Q. What is the educational qualification required to become a RAS?

A. The educational qualification required to become a RAS Officer is a graduate degree in any discipline from any university established by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India.

Q. Is coaching necessary for cracking the RAS Exam?

A. Every candidate has different needs and abilities. Joining a coaching institute is a very subjective decision. It can help some of the candidates in understanding the structure and pattern of RAS Exam but some of them find it useless. It differs from candidate to candidate.

Q. What is the age limit for RAS Exam?

A.RAS is the toughest exam in the state. The Age limit for RAS exam is different for the different categories. It is defined as follows

The Lower Age limit is 21 years.

The Upper Age Limit is 40 years.

The age of the candidates is counted as on January 1 of the exam year.

Q. What is the difference between IAS and RAS?

A. IAS means Indian Administrative Services and RAS means the Rajasthan Administrative Services. IAS is one of the three All India Services. The recruitment for IAS is done by the Union Public Service Commission. RAS is the state-centric civil service recruited through the Rajasthan Public Service Commission.

Q. How to start RAS preparation at home?

A. The candidates should start preparing the basics with the NCERT Books and Daily Newspaper. Complete the NCERT of History, Geography, Economics and Sociology first and then start reading the dedicated books for each subject supplemented with the Newspaper.

Q. Can RAS Officers be promoted to IAS?

A. Yes, the State RAS Officers can be promoted to the IAS, subject to certain conditions laid down by UPSC. Each year, out of the total vacancies of IAS, 33% is filled through the promotion.

Q. How many papers are there in the RAS Main Exam?

A. There are 4 question papers in the RAS Main Exam. The marks secured in all the papers are counted for the final merit.

Q. Who is the Cadre Controlling Authority of RAS?

A. Department of Personnel which directly report to the Chief Minister of Rajasthan is the cadre controlling authority for the RAS.

Q. Can an average student crack RAS?

A. The RAS exam is an open platform with no limitation for the average students. There is no minimum percentage of marks required in the graduation course to appear in the RAS Exam. Each year, a good number of Average students crack the RAS Exam.

Q. When does RPSC issue the RAS Exam Notification?

A. The RAS Notification is issued in the month of April every year and the RAS Prelims is conducted in the month of May – June.

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