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RPSC RAS Exam Pattern 2023, RPSC Prelims & Mains Exam Pattern

RPSC Exam Pattern

A combined competitive examination is held by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) for positions in the Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS). The RPSC will disseminate the notice. The most recent and improved Exam Pattern is where candidates who are interested in administrative services should start their preparation. Candidates can develop an efficient preparation strategy with the aid of a thorough understanding of the RPSC Syllabus and RPSC Exam Pattern.

RPSC Exam Pattern 2023

The RPSC RAS Exam Pattern 2023 consists of three stages:

  • RAS Preliminary Examination – 1 Paper – Objective Type (MCQs) – 200 Marks
  • RAS Mains Examination – 4 Papers – Descriptive – 800 Marks Total
  • RAS Interview/Personality Test – 100 Marks

In the new RPSC RAS Exam Pattern, the questions based on mathematics have been removed from RAS Mains Examinations. In 2018 this change was introduced, and as per the new pattern the upcoming RAS Mains will be held. The first stage of the RPSC RAS examination is the Preliminary Examination. The RAS Prelims Exam 2023 will be a screening test to shortlist candidates for the RPSC RAS Mains exam.

RPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2023

Only a select few candidates will be invited to the main exam after passing the preliminary exam, which serves as a screening examination.

There will be a 200-mark of 150 multiple-choice questions in the RPSC RAS Prelims Exam. Admit cards for the RPSC Mains Exam will be given to students who pass the preliminary examination. The prelims test is the screening stage for choosing candidates for Mains Exam, hence the marks earned in the prelims exam will not be included in the merit list.

RPSC Prelims Exam Details
Name of Exam Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Exam/ RAS Preliminary Exam
Paper It has one paper of 150 marks, 3 hours, and a total of 200 marks
Subject in Exam General Knowledge, General Science, Reasoning and Mental Ability and Current Affairs
Nature of Question The question asked in the prelim exam is objective in nature.
Negative Marking Every incorrect answer results in the deduction of 1/3rd mark.
Qualification The candidate for sitting in this exam must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University/college.
Age of the Candidate To sit for this exam the candidate must have age 21 years or more but not more than 40 years

RPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2023

The candidates who clear the Preliminary Exam become eligible to appear for the Mains examination. The number of candidates selected for the mains exam will be 15 times the number of total vacancies.

The Mains Examination will be descriptive in nature. In the Mains examination, there are 4 papers and all papers are mandatory to be attempted by the candidates. The difficulty level of General Studies Papers will be of graduation level. Although, the level of difficulty of General English and General Hindi will be of a higher secondary level. The marks obtained by the candidates in Mains Exam will be counted in preparing the merit list.

RPSC RAS Mains Paper Details
Number of Papers Paper-1: General Studies-I

Paper-2: General Studies-II

Paper-3: General Studies-III

Paper-4: General Hindi and General English

Time for Each Paper 3 hours
Questions Nature The paper is of the descriptive type consisting of Short questions, Medium questions and Long questions.
Marks of Each Paper 200 marks each
Optional Paper There is no optional paper in the RAS Mains Exam.

RPSC Exam Pattern 2023 Interview

Only those candidates who cleared the RPSC RAS Main Examination will be contacted for an interview. There are 100 total marks available for the RPSC RAS interview and personality test. The marks earned in the Main Exam and Interview phase will be used to determine the final merit list. The commission has not discussed a set syllabus for the personality test and personal interview stage. The candidates will be evaluated at this level for their communication abilities, physical attributes, subject-matter expertise, and special Rajasthani cultural understanding.

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Is the RPSC examination tough?

RPSC RAS Preliminary examinations exam has a moderate level of difficulty, as per the analysis conducted by different candidates.

What is the pattern of the RAS Exam?

The Exam pattern is divided into 3 stages Prelims, Mains and Interview.

Is there an optional paper in the RAS Exam?

There is no optional paper in the RAS Exam.

Which post is highest in RPSC?

The candidate after clearing the exam is been allotted the highest post of Rajasthan Administrative Services (SDM) when having a good rank.

Does the candidate clearing the RAS exam becomes SDM?

The RAS officers after completing the training are posted as SDM.

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