RPSC 2023 Notification, Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern
The Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) conducts the RPSC RAS exam for filling up Group A and Group B vacancies in the state administrative machinery. The RAS Exam is officially referred to as Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Examination. It is a highly competitive exam, and the right preparation strategy can only be formed after understanding the RAS Exam Pattern. The pattern of RAS Exam is modelled loosely on the IAS Exam, which is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. The Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Exam 2023 will be conducted in three stages:
- RAS Pre (Preliminary) 2023
- RAS Mains 2023
- Interview/Viva-voce/Personality Test
RPSC Recruitment 2023 Details
As per the Commission, RAS advertisements for the recruitment for various posts will be issued after the receipt of information from the concerned department/government. Respective departments/government provide information about the recruitments of posts to the Rajasthan Public Service Commission. After which, RPSC releases RAS Notification. Candidates aspiring to sit for RPSC RAS 2023 are suggested to visit the RPSC 2023 notification details from the link given below.
RPSC Exam 2023 Notification PDF Download! (To be active soon)
RPSC RAS Notification 2023 PDF
The below-mentioned table provides all relevant information to submit an application for the RPSC recruitment 2023:
|Can final year students apply for RAS recruitment?||Yes;
Condition: Submit the Final Result Certificate/Mark sheet before RAS Mains, or else candidature gets cancelled
|What are the stages of the RAS Exam?||Prelims – Objective
Mains – Subjective/Essay
|Exam Centres||Prelims – All District Headquarters of Rajasthan
Mains – All Divisional Headquarters of Rajasthan
|Last Date to submit RPSC RAS 2023 Application Form||To be notified soon|
|Last Date to make changes in RPSC RAS 2023 Application Form||To be notified soon|
|RAS Application Fees||
|RPSC RAS Prelims 2023 Date||To be notified soon|
|RPSC RAS Admit Card 2023 Date||To be notified soon|
|RPSC RAS Result 2023||To be notified soon|
|RPSC RAS Mains 2023 Date||To be notified soon|
Pattern Of RPSC RAS Exam 2023
In the new exam pattern of RPSC RAS Exam, the Maths based questions have been removed from RAS Mains. This change was introduced in 2018, and the upcoming RAS Mains will be held as per the new pattern. The first stage of the RPSC RAS exam 2023 is the Prelims. The RAS Pre Exam 2023 will be a screening test to shortlist candidates for the Main stage of the exam. The RPSC RAS Prelims 2023 will consist of only one paper.
RPSC RAS Prelims Exam Pattern 2023
|Name of Exam||Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination/ RAS Pre Exam|
|Number of Papers||One|
|RAS Exam Subjects||General Knowledge and General Science|
|Number of Questions||150|
|Nature of Questions||All questions will be objective type (MCQs)|
|Standard of Paper||Bachelor’s Degree Level|
|Negative Marking||Yes (1/3rd marks will be deducted for an incorrect answer)|
Aspirants for both IAS and RAS exam must also compare the UPSC CSE Syllabus and paper pattern with that for the Rajasthan Public Service Commission exam 2023 to look for common topics and subjects. This can help in cumulative study and preparation.
The RPSC RAS Prelims Syllabus 2023 is given in brief below:
- History, Culture, Art, Literature, Tradition and Heritage of Rajasthan
- Indian History – Ancient, Medieval and Modern
- Indian and World Geography
- Geography of Rajasthan
- Constitution of India, Political System and Governance
- Administrative and Political System of Rajasthan
- Indian Economy and Basic Economic Concepts
- Economy of Rajasthan
- Science and Technology
- Reasoning and Mental Ability
- Current Affairs – Rajasthan
- Current Affairs – events of national and international importance
As per the RPSC RAS exam pattern 2023, the candidates who clear the Pre-exam are allowed to give the Mains.
RPSC RAS Mains Exam Pattern 2023
|Name of Exam||Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Competitive (Mains) Examination/ RAS Mains|
|Number of Papers||4|
|RAS Exam Subjects||
|Time||3 hours each|
|Nature of Questions||
|Standard of Paper||
|Maximum Marks||200 marks each|
As per the RPSC RAS Mains Exam Pattern, each General Studies Paper will have short, medium and long answer questions.
|Short Answer Questions||
|Medium Answer Questions||
|Long Answer Questions||
The pattern of RPSC RAS Mains GS papers as per the nature of questions:
|Nature of Questions||GS I||GS II||GS III|
|Short||25 questions||15 questions||25 questions|
|Medium||16 questions||14 questions||16 questions|
|Long||7 questions||10 questions||7 questions|
|Total||48 questions, 200 marks||39 questions, 200 marks||48 questions, 200 marks|
There are no optional subjects in the RPSC RAS exam. The RPSC RAS Mains Syllabus 2023 is given in brief below.
|RPSC RAS Mains Subjects 2023||Syllabus|
|General Hindi and General English||
Candidates will reach the Interview stage if they score above the cutoff in RPSC RAS Mains 2023. The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of candidate’s score in Mains and Interview. For each stage, a candidate is required to have the hall ticket or e-summon. The RPSC RAS Interview 2023 will be of 100 marks and aims to test the candidate’s attitude, personality and assess his/her overall suitability for a career in administration.
RPSC RAS Exam 2023 Eligibility
The RPSC conducts the Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Competitive Exam to fill Group A and Group B vacancies. The above exam is also referred to as RAS/RTS exam. RAS stands for the Rajasthan Administrative Service while RTS is Rajasthan Taxation Service. Hence, the following eligibility details are the same for about 20 state services and 15 subordinate services, recruitment for which is done through the RAS/RTS exam. The detailed eligibility for RPSC RAS Exam 2023 will be given in the official RPSC notification. Candidates can download the RPSC RAS Notification 2023 PDF from the link given below.
RPSC PAS Notification 2023 PDF Download! (To be active soon)
RPSC RAS Age Limit 2023
For RAS Exam 2023, the age limit will be:
- Minimum Age – 21 years (as on 01/01/2023)
- Maximum Age – 40 years (as on 01/01/2023)
For non-gazetted employees, the age limit is:
- Minimum Age – 25 years (as on 01/01/2023)
- Maximum Age – 45 years (as on 01/01/2023)
The Maximum age limit means the candidate must not have attained that age on the prescribed date.
As per the RPSC recruitment rules, there are provisions of age relaxation for different categories.
Age Limit Relaxation
|Category||Relaxation in Upper Age Limit|
|SC/ST/OBC Male Candidates/EWS Males (Rajasthan)||5 years|
|SC/ST/OBC Female Candidates/EWS Females (Rajasthan)||10 years|
|Female Candidates (General Category)||5 years|
|Widow Candidates/Divorced Women||No Upper Age Limit|
|Person With Disability – General Category||10 years|
|Person With Disability – OBC||13 years|
|Person With Disability – SC/ST||15 years|
The RPSC RAS Eligibility Criteria 2023 also include relaxation in upper age limit for:
- For persons serving in Rajasthan state administration in a substantive capacity
The Eligibility Details and Qualifications for the same are given below:
- The provision of upper age limit relaxation is non-cumulative in nature. Candidates cannot claim age relaxation in more than one category.
- There is no mention of a restriction on the number of attempts for RAS Exam in the eligibility details. Candidates should meet the age criteria and post specific eligibility (if any).
- There can be post-specific physical fitness requirements.
- Candidates must be Indian Citizens.
- Candidates who don’t have a Rajasthan domicile will be treated as a General Category.
RPSC 2023 Educational Qualification
The candidate must hold a graduate degree (any stream) from:
- University incorporated by an Act of the Central Legislature or
- University incorporated by an Act of the State Legislature or
- Other Educational Institution established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as one under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956 or
- Possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Government in consultation with the RPSC
Candidates who are in their final year of graduation can also apply for the RPSC RAS Prelims Exam 2023, but they need to submit proof of passing before the Mains stage.
RPSC RAS 2023 Posts
The RPSC RAS exam is the common entry point for the following posts and services:
|RAS – Rajasthan Administrative Service||राजस्थान प्रशासनिक सेवा|
|RPS – Rajasthan Police Service||राजस्थान पुलिस सेवा|
|Rajasthan Account Service||राजस्थान लेखा सेवा|
|Rajasthan Industry Service||राजस्थान उद्योग सेवा|
|Rajasthan State Insurance Service||राजस्थान राज्य बीमा सेवा|
|Rajasthan Cooperative Service||राजस्थान सहकारी सेवा|
|Rajasthan Commercial Tax Service||राजस्थान वाणिज्यिक कर सेवा|
|Rajasthan Jail Service||राजस्थान कारागार सेवा|
|Rajasthan Planning Service||राजस्थान नियोजन कार्यालय सेवा|
|Rajasthan Women And Child Development||राजस्थान महिला एवं बाल विकास सेवा|
|Rajasthan Fertilizer and Civil Supplies||राजस्थान खाद्य एवं नागरिक रसद सेवा|
|Rajasthan Rural Development Service||राजस्थान ग्रामीण विकास सेवा|
|Rajasthan Women Development||राजस्थान महिला विकास सेवा|
|Rajasthan Tourism Service||राजस्थान पर्यटन सेवा|
|Rajasthan Transport Service||राजस्थान परिवहन सेवा|
|Rajasthan Devasthan Service||राजस्थान देवस्थान सेवा|
|Rajasthan Labour Welfare Service||राजस्थान श्रम कल्याण सेवा|
|Rajasthan Subordinate Devasthan Service||राजस्थान अधीनस्थ देवस्थान सेवा|
|Rajasthan Subordinate Cooperative Service||राजस्थान अधीनस्थ सहकारी सेवा|
|Rajasthan Tehsildar Service||राजस्थान तहसिलदार सेवा|
|Rajasthan Excise Subordinate Service||राजस्थान आबकारी अधीनस्थ सेवा|
|Rajasthan Subordinate Service (Planning)||राजस्थान अधीनस्थ सेवा (नियोजन)|
|Rajasthan Industry Subordinate Service||राजस्थान उद्योग अधीनस्थ सेवा|
|Rajasthan Commercial (Sales) Tax Subordinate Service||राजस्थान वाणिज्यिक कर अधीनस्थ सेवा|
|Rajasthan Fertilizer and Civil Supplies Subordinate Services||राजस्थान खाद्य एवं नागरिक रसद अधीनस्थ सेवा|
|Rajasthan Women And Child Development Subordinate Services||राजस्थान महिला एवं बाल विकास अधीनस्थ सेवा|
|Rajasthan Social Justice and Empowerment Subordinate Service||राजस्थान सामाजिक न्याय एवं अधिकारिता अधीनस्थ सेवा|
|Rajasthan Labour Welfare Subordinate Service||राजस्थान श्रम कल्याण अधीनस्थ सेवा|
RPSC RAS Salary 2023
The salary against each Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services is mentioned below:
How to apply for RPSC RAS recruitment 2023?
The step-by-step process is described below:
- Visit, RPSC official website – https://rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in/
- Click, ‘Apply Online’ link
- Log in at ‘SSO Portal’
- Select, ‘Recruitment Portal’
- Register using ‘One Time Registration (OTR)’
- Fill the Application Form and make the payment using Recruitment Portal services
- Application ID will be generated
Candidates must note the following points while using the RPSC Online portal for application:
- Once payment is successful, avoid using any other portal or service
- Payment once successful, will not be refunded
- To make any changes in the application form, Commission would announce a date by when one has to make amendments
- Register the mobile number which is active
- There is no avenue to submit the application offline.
RPSC 2023 Exam Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. Is RPSC conducted every year?
Ans. The entrance exam is conducted once a year in both languages- English and Hindi. The application fee is rupees 250 for general category candidates, rupees 150 for Other Backward Class candidates and rupees 50 for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
Q. Will RAS be held in 2023?
Ans. Rajasthan RAS 2023: To fill the various administrative vacancies in the state of Rajasthan, Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) will announce recruitment notification. Candidates can apply for the Rajasthan administrative services (RAS), who have completed their graduation from any institute of the recognized university.
Q. Which is the highest post in RPSC?
Ans. Rajasthan Administrative Service: The most powerful post allotted by the RPSC is RAS, which leads to becoming a Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM). The Officer is responsible for the affairs related to the administration in his area
Q. Can 20-year-old apply for RAS?
Ans. RAS Age Limit. For RAS Exam 2021, the age limit is: Minimum Age – 21 years (as on 01/01/2022) Maximum Age – 40 years (as on 01/01/2022)