RPSC RAS Exam Pattern 2022: Prelims and Mains Paper Pattern Download PDF!

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RPSC RAS exam pattern 2022 will release along with the official notification on its official website. Candidates must make themself aware of the paper pattern as it will help them focus on their preparation in the most effective way. Knowing the RAS question paper pattern will enable candidates to understand what kind of questions to expect in the exam. 

RAS exam consists of three stages, Prelims, Mains, and Interview. The exam pattern for each stage is different from each other, hence, it is important to first understand the exam pattern and marking scheme to make your study plan. The RAS exam pattern for prelims shall be objective in nature whereas mains exam is of descriptive/ analytical type. The candidate needs to qualify for both exams in order to appear in RAS interview. Apart from this RAS prelims have one paper while mains shall have four papers. Here, in this post, we have discussed the RAS exam pattern 2022. Let us now understand the detailed RPSC RAS exam pattern for prelims, mains, and interview.

RPSC RAS Exam Pattern 2022

RAS exam pattern 2022 is notified by the exam conducting body which is the Rajsthan Public Selection Commission (RPSC) along with the notification. RPSC will release the latest RAS exam pattern after the result and interview process will be done for RPSC RAS recruitment 2021-2022. RAS exam consists of three stages as mentioned below: 

  • Prelims Exam – It includes 1 paper of objective type.
  • Mains Exam – It has 8 papers of essay/ descriptive type.
  • Interview

Below you will get all details associated with RAS exam pattern 2022 for your reference. It is very important to understand the exam pattern of the RAS exam for the students who are preparing for RAS exam 2022.

RPSC RAS Exam Pattern for Prelims

RPSC RAS prelims exam is the first stage of RAS selection process. It is qualifying in and conducted to check whether a student is capable to appear for final round i.e Mains and Interview. 

  • The RPSC RAS pre-exam is objective in nature and carries a total of 200 marks.
  • It consists of only one Paper on General Knowledge and General Science.
  • The level of questions in the RAS Prelims exam is of graduation level.
  • The RPSC RAS Prelim Exam is only a screening process, and the Marks Obtained in the preliminary exam are not counted in preparing the final merit list after the Interview.
Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration Negative Marking
General Knowledge & General Science 150 200 3 Hours 1/3rd

RPSC RAS Prelims Exam Pattern

RPSC RAS Exam Pattern for Mains

RAS mains exam is the 2nd stage of the RPSC RAS selection process. 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 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.
Paper Total Marks Total Time
Paper-1: General Studies-I 200 marks 3 hours
Paper-2: General Studies-II 200 marks 3 hours
Paper-3: General Studies-III 200 marks 3 hours
Paper-4: General Hindi and General English 200 marks 3 hours
Total 800 marks

RPSC RAS Exam Pattern 2022: Prelims and Mains Paper Pattern Download PDF!

Furthermore, each General Studies Paper will have short, medium, and long answer questions. (As per the RPSC RAS main 2021 exam pattern)



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

RPSC RAS Interview

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

  • The RPSC RAS Interview/Personality test is 100 Marks in total.
  • While interviewing the candidates, besides awarding marks on the basis of character, personality, and 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.


RAS Interview Exam Pattern

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