RPSC RAS Syllabus
RPSC RAS Syllabus


The RPSC RAS Syllabus outlines the topics and sub-topics that applicants are needed to study while preparing for Pre / Mains exam. Applicants can download the RAS Syllabus from here and start preparation accordingly. RAS Syllabus PDF in Hindi/Eng is provided below.

RAS Exam Pattern:

RAS Pre Exam Pattern:

  • The paper consists of objective-type MCQ questions.
  • There is a negative marking of 1/3 for each wrong answer.
  • The exam duration will be 180 minutes and the total marks are 200.
Subject NameMarks/ Duration
General Knowledge and General Science200 / 180

RAS Mains Exam Pattern:

  • The RAS Mains Exam will be a descriptive type
  • There will be 4 Papers in the exam and the total marks for each paper are 200 marks.
  • The time duration for each paper is 3 Hours.
IGeneral Studies-I200
IIGeneral Studies-II200
IIIGeneral Studies-III200
IVGeneral Hindi and General English200

Rajasthan RAS Syllabus:

RAS Preliminary Syllabus:

A detailed description of the RAS Syllabus
History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition & Heritage of Rajasthan Major Landmarks in the History of RajasthanMajor Dynasties, their Administrative and Revenue SystemSocio-cultural Issues.  Freedom Movement, Political Awakening and IntegrationSalient features of Architecture – Forts and MonumentsArts, Paintings and HandicraftsImportant Works of Rajasthani literature.Local DilectsFairs, Festivals, Folk Music, and Folk Dances. Rajasthani Culture, Traditions and Heritage.Religious Movements, SaintsLok devtas of Rajasthan.Important Tourist Places.Leading Personalities of Rajasthan
Indian HistoryTopics covered in the RAS Syllabus are as follows: Ancient & Medieval Period: Salient features and Major Landmarks of Ancient and Medieval India, Culture, Literature, and ArchitectureMajor Dynasties, Their Administrative System. Socio-Economic ConditionsProminent MovementsModern Period: Modern Indian history (from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present)- significant events, personalities, and issues.The Freedom Struggle & Indian National Movement- its various stages and important contributors and contributions from different parts of the country.Social and Religious Reform movements in the 19th and 20th centuries.Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country
Geography of World and IndiaTopics covered in the RAS Syllabus are as follows: World Geography: Broad Physical features. Environmental and Ecological Issues.Wildlife and Bio-diversity.International WaterwaysMajor Industrial RegionsGeography of India: Broad physical features and Major physiographic divisions.Agriculture and Agro-based Activities.Minerals – Iron, Manganese, Coal, Oil & Gas, Atomic minerals.  Major Industries and Industrial development.Transportation– major transport corridors. Natural Resources.Environmental Problems and Ecological Issues
The geography of RajasthanTopics covered in the RAS Syllabus is as follows: Broad physical features and Major physiographic divisions.  Natural Resource of RajasthanClimate, Natural Vegetation, Forests, Wildlife, and Bio-diversityMajor irrigation projects.Mines and Minerals.Population, Major Industries, and Potential for Industrial Development
Indian Constitution, Political SystemTopics covered in the RAS Syllabus are as follows: Constitutional Development & Indian Constitution: Government of India Acts: 1919 and 1935, Constituent Assembly, Nature of Indian ConstitutionPreamble, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State, Fundamental Duties, Federal Structure, ConstitutionalAmendments, Emergency Provisions, Public Interest Litigation (P.I.L.) and Judicial ReviewIndian Political System and GovernanceNature of Indian State, Democracy in India, Reorganization of States, Coalition Governments, Political Parties, National Integration. Union and State Executive; Union and State Legislative, Judiciary  President, Parliament, Supreme Court, Election Commission, Comptroller and Auditor GeneralPlanning Commission, National Development Council, Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Central Information Commission, LokpalNational Human Rights Commission (NHRC).  Local Self Government & Panchayati RajPublic Policy & RightsNational Public Policy as a welfare state.  Various Legal Rights and Citizen Charter.
Political and Administrative System of RajasthanTopics covered in the RAS Syllabus are as follows: Governor, Chief Minister, State Assembly, High Court, Rajasthan Public Service CommissionDistrict Administration, State Human Rights Commission, Lokayukta, State Election Commission, State Information Commission.  Public PolicyLegal Rights and Citizen Charter
Basic Concepts of Economics Topics covered in the RAS Syllabus are as follows: Basic Knowledge of Budgeting, Banking, Public Finance, National Income, Growth and DevelopmentAccounting- Concept, Tools and Uses in AdministrationStock Exchange and Share MarketFiscal and Monetary PoliciesSubsidies, Public Distribution System e-CommerceInflation- Concept, Impact and Control MechanismEconomic Development & Planning5 Year Plans – Objectives, Strategies, and Achievements.  Major Sectors of Economy- Agriculture, IndustryService and Trade-Current StatusIssues & initiatives.  Major Economic Problems and Government Initiatives. Economic ReformsLiberalizationHuman Resource and Economic Development: Human Development IndexPoverty and Unemployment:- Concept, Types, Causes, Remedies and Current. Flagship SchemesSocial Justice and Empowerment: Provisions for Weaker Sections.
A macro overview of EconomyMajor Agricultural, Industrial and Service Sector Issues.Growth, Development and PlanningInfrastructure& Resources.  Major Development ProjectsProgrammes and Schemes- Government Welfare Schemes for SC/ST/BackwardClass/Minorities/Disabled PersonsDestitute, Women, Children, Old Age People, Farmers & Labourers.
Science & TechnologyTopics covered in the RAS Syllabus are as follows: Basics of Everyday Science.  Electronics, Computers, Information and Communication Technology.Space Technology including Satellites.  Defense Technology.NanotechnologyHuman body, Food, and Nutrition, Health care.Environmental and Ecological Changes and their Impacts.Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Genetic EngineeringAgriculture, Horticulture, Forestry and Animal Husbandry with special reference to Rajasthan.  Development of Science and Technology in Rajasthan
Current AffairsTopics covered in the RAS Syllabus are as follows: Major Current Events and Issues of State(Rajasthan)National and International Importance  Persons and Places in recent new games and Sports related Activities
A detailed description of topics in the RAS Syllabus
Unit I
RAS Syllabus: Part A – History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition, and Heritage of RajasthanMajor landmarks in the History of Rajasthan from Pre-historic time to the close of the 18th Century, Important dynasties, and their administrative and revenue system.Salient events of 19th& 20thcenturies: Peasant & Tribal Movements. Political Awakening, Freedom Movement and Integration.Heritage of Rajasthan: Performing & fine Art, Handicraft and Architecture; Fairs, Festivals, Folk Music and Folk DanceImportant works of Rajasthani Literature and Dialects of Rajasthan.Saints, Lok Devtas, and eminent personalities of Rajasthan
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 the beginning of 19th Century to 1965 AD: Significant events, personalities, and issues Indian National Movement- Its various stages & streams, important contributors, and contributions from different parts of the country socio-Religious Reform Movements in 19th and 20th CenturyPost Independence consolidation and reorganization – Accession of princely states & Linguistic reorganization of the states
Renaissance and Reformation.  Enlightenment and Industrial RevolutionImperialism and colonialism in Asia and Africa.Impact of World Wars
Unit II
Major Sectors of Economy: Agriculture, Industry & Service- Current Status, Issues, and InitiativesBanking: Concept of Money supply & High Powered Money. Role and Functions of Central Bank & Commercial Banks, issues of NPA, Financial Inclusion. Monetary Policy- Concept, objectives & InstrumentsPublic Finance: Tax reforms in India- Direct & Indirect, subsidies- Cash Transfer and other related issues. Recent Fiscal Policy of IndiaRecent Trends in Indian Economy: Role of Foreign Capital, MNCs, PDS, FDI, Exim Policy, 12th Finance Commission, Poverty alleviation schemes.
Global Economic issues and trends: Role of World Bank, IMF & WTO.Concept of Developing, Emerging, and Developed countries.India in global Scenario
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Dairy, and Animal husbandry with special reference to Rajasthan.  Industrial Sector- Growth and recent trends.Growth, Development & Planning with special reference to Rajasthan.  Recent development and issues in the service sector of Rajasthan.Major Development Projects of Rajasthan- their objectives and impact.Public Private Partnership Model for Economic Transformation in Rajasthan.Demographic Scenario of the State and its impact on Rajasthan Economy.
Development of Sociological Thought in India  Social ValuesCaste Class & OccupationSanskritizationVarna, Ashram, Purusharth and Sanskar VyavasthaSecularismIssues and Problems of Society.Tribal community of Rajasthan: Bhil, Mina (Meena), and Garasia.
Management – Scope, concept, functions of Management – Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Direction, Coordination and Control, Decision-Making: concept, process, and techniques.The modern concept of Marketing, Marketing Mix Product, Price, Place and PromotionObjective, the concept of maximization of wealth, Sources of Finance – Short and Long term, Capital Structure, Cost of CapitalConcept and Main theories of Leadership and Motivation, CommunicationBasics of recruitment, selection, induction, training & development and appraisal system
Techniques of analysis of Financial statements, Basics of Working Capital ManagementResponsibility and Social Accounting  MeaningObjectives of Auditing, Internal Control, Social, Performance, and Efficiency Audit.  Basics of different types of Budgeting, Budgetary control

Paper – I General Knowledge and General Studies:

Unit-I: Administrative Ethics

Topics covered in the RAS Syllabus are as follows:

  • Ethics and Human Values
  • Ethical concept-Rit and Rin, the concept of Duties
  • Ethics of Bhagavad Geeta and its role in Administration.
  • Gandhian Ethics etc.

Unit-II: General Science & Technology

Topics covered in the RAS Syllabus are as follows:

  • Nanotechnology
  • Nuclear technology
  • Telecommunication
  • States of Matter
  • Allotropes of carbon etc.

Unit-III: Earth Science (Geography & Geology)

  • Part A – World.
  • For Part B – India.
  • Part C – Rajasthan.

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

Topics covered in the RAS Syllabus are as follows:

  • Indian Constitution
  • Ideological Contents
  • Political Dynamics
  • State Politics of Rajasthan
  • Foreign Policy of India
  • Current Affairs etc.

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

  • Administration and management
  • Concepts of power, authority, legitimacy, responsibility, and delegation.
  • Principles of organization
  • Functions of management, Corporate governance, and social responsibility
  • Administrative setup, administrative culture in Rajasthan, etc.

Unit-III: Sports and Yoga, Behavior and Law

Topics covered in the RAS Syllabus are as follows:

  • Part A – Sports Policies of India, Rajasthan State Sports Council, National Awards of Sports, etc.
  • For Part B – Intelligence, Personality, Learning, and Motivation, Meeting Life Challenges
  • Part C – Concepts of Law, Contemporary Legal issues, Crimes against Women and Children, Important Land Laws in Rajasthan, etc.

Paper – IV – General Hindi and General English

Part A: Grammar & Usage

Topics covered in the RAS Syllabus are as follows:

  • Correction of Sentences
  • Prepositions
  • Tenses & Sequence of Tenses
  • Modals
  • Voice- Active & Passive
  • Narration- Direct & Indirect etc.

Part B: Comprehension, Translation & Precis Writing

  • Comprehension of an Unseen Passage
  • Translation of five sentences from Hindi to English
  • Precis Writing (a short passage of approximately 150-200 words)

Part C: Composition & Letter Writing

Topics covered in the RAS Syllabus are as follows:

  • Paragraph Writing
  • Elaboration of a given theme
  • Letter Writing or Report Writing


Will there be negative marking?

There will not be any kind of negative marking.

How will the merit list be prepared?

The merit list will be prepared based on the marks scored in the Main exam and the interview.

What is the educational qualification for Rajasthan RPSC RAS?

To apply for Rajasthan RPSC RAS, the candidate must have a degree from a recognized university/institute.

What is the selection process for Rajasthan RPSC RAS?

The selection procedure for Rajasthan RPSC RAS includes a written test which will be conducted in two phases – pre and main. Once the candidate successfully passes the main exam, he will be called for a personal interview.

What is the full form of RPSC?

Rajasthan Public Service Commission

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