RPSC RAS Exam Pattern 2021: Paper Pattern of Prelims and Mains RPSC RAS Exam, Download PDF!

RPSC RAS Exam Pattern 2021: Paper Pattern of Prelims and Mains RPSC RAS Exam, Download PDF!

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Mar 11, 2021RPSC RAS 2021 exam notification PDF available now. RPSC released the official notification for the major vacancies of Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Competitive Exam. Check RPSC RAS exam date 2021, vacancy, online form, eligibility, salary and other official details here.
RPSC RAS 2021 exam notification PDF available now. RPSC released the official notification for the major vacancies of Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Competitive Exam. Check RPSC RAS exam date 2021, vacancy, online form, eligibility, salary and other official details here.
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RPSC RAS Exam Pattern 2021

RPSC RAS 2021 notification is yet to be released by the RPSC. RPSC RAS exam is conducted to recruit dynamic candidates for Group A and Group B services. Thus, you need to know the detailed RPSC RAS Exam Pattern and Syllabus to begin your preparation for the exam. The RPSC RAS recruitment process includes the three phases i.e.

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Main Exam
  • Personal Interview

The preliminary exam of RAS consists of one paper whereas the mains exam consists of 4 papers. You need to qualify each stage of the exam to secure a job in the Rajasthan Administrative Service The marks secured by you in the RPSC RAS Mains and Interview are considered for the selection into the service.  Let us now understand the detailed RPSC RAS Exam Pattern for Prelims, Mains, and Interview. 

RPSC RAS Prelims Exam Pattern

The RAS Prelims Exam is the first stage for selection into the RPSC RAS exam.

  • The RPSC RAS preliminary exam is objective in nature and carries a total of 200 marks.
  • It consists of only one Paper on General Knowledge and General Science unlike two papers in UPSC IAS Prelims.
  • The level of questions in the RAS Prelims exam is of graduation level.
  • The RPSC RAS Prelim Examination is only a screening process, and the Marks Obtained in the preliminary exam is not counted in preparing the final merit list after the Interview.
SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksDurationNegative Marking
General Knowledge & General Science1502003 Hours1/3rd

RPSC RAS Mains Exam Pattern

Candidates who secure the cutoff marks in the RPSC RAS Prelims Exam are shortlisted to appear for the Mains Exam.

  • The number of candidates who qualify for the RAS Main Exam is approximately 15 times of the total vacancy
  • The Main Exam of RPSC RAS Exam consists of 4 Papers.
  • All the papers are descriptive/Analytical in nature.
  • The standard of paper: GS-1,2 and 3 are of graduation level, and Paper 4 (General Hindi and General English) are of Senior secondary level.
  • There is no Optional Paper in the RPSC RAS Main exam and candidates have to appear in all the below-mentioned papers.
PaperTotal MarksTotal Time
Paper-1: General Studies-I200 marks3 hours
Paper-2: General Studies-II200 marks3 hours
Paper-3: General Studies-III200 marks3 hours
Paper-4: General Hindi and General English200 marks3 hours
Total800 marks

Furthermore, each General Studies Paper will have short, medium, and long answer questions. (As per the RPSC RAS Main 2018 Exam Pattern)

Particulars

Details

Short Answer Type Questions

Marks Per Question: 02

Word Limit: 15

Medium Answer Type Questions

Marks Per Question: 05

Word Limit: 50

Long Answer Type Questions

Marks Per Question: 10

Word Limit:100

Note:

RPSC RAS Interview

Candidates who will secure the cutoff marks in the RPSC RAS Mains Exam will be called to appear for the Personality Test or Interview. This is the last round of the selection process for RPSC RAS Exam. However, the candidates who qualify the interview round will be called for document verification and medical examination as well.

  • The RPSC RAS Interview/Personality test is of 100 Marks in total.
  • While interviewing the candidates, besides awarding marks on the basis of character, personality, physique, marks shall also be awarded on the basis of Rajasthani culture knowledge.
  • The marks obtained in the Personality Test shall be added to the marks obtained in the written test to make a final Merit list of the successful candidates.

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  • The RPSC RAS 2021 Exam comprises of the following three stages:

    • RAS Prelims Exam
    • RAS Mains Exam
    • RAS Interview
  • The marks obtained by you in the RPSC RAS Mains and interview rounds are included to prepare the final merit list for RPSC RAS.

  • Yes, there is a negative marking of 1/3 in the RPSC RAS Prelims Exam for every incorrect answer marked by you.

  • There is only one paper in the RAS Prelims Exam which is General Knowledge and General Science.

  • There are a total of four papers for the RPSC RAS Mains Exam.

  • The RPSC RAS Interview is of a total of 100 marks.

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