RPSC RAS Syllabus 2017

July 17, 2017 1555 Isha

RPSC RAS SyllabusRPSC RAS Syllabus 2017: Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) will release the syllabus of RAS/RTS 2017 exam with the official notification. The RPSC RAS syllabus will help the candidates with the details of all the topics that they will require while preparing for the exam. The complete detailed syllabus of RPSC RAS has been provided on this page. All the examinees should know the detailed RPSC RAS 2017 syllabus fro both preliminary and mains examination to have an idea about what to study and what to avoid while preparing for the exam. The syllabus of RPSC RAS will help the candidates to design a study schedule for the exam in an organized manner. The preliminary exam of RPSC RAS consists of one paper on General Knowledge and General Science and mains exam will have four papers. Check the exam pattern of RAS/RTS before moving on to the syllabus. Scroll down to read all the details of RPSC RAS Syllabus 2017 from the article.




RPSC RAS Syllabus 2017 – Details of Paper Pattern

The exam pattern of RPSC RAS states the complete pattern of preliminary and mains exam. The paper pattern will help the candidates to know the details of paper in each stage of the exam. Candidates can check the paper pattern for both the stages as given below

RPSC RAS Preliminary Paper pattern

The Preliminary Examination will be of objective type and carry a maximum of 200 marks. The examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. It will act as a qualifying paper for Mains Examination.

Subject Maximum Marks Time
General Knowledge and General Science 200 3 hours

RPSC RAS Mains exam Pattern

The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be 15 times the total approximate number of vacancies (category wise) to be filled in the year in the various Services and posts. The written examination will consist of the following four papers which will be descriptive / analytical. The Standard of the paper will be that of a Bachelor’s Degree Level. A candidate must take all the papers listed below which will also consist of question paper of brief, medium, long answer and descriptive type questions.

Papers Name of the Paper Maximum Marks
Paper -1 General Studies – I

20 Very Short answer questions (Answer word limit 15) Each question of 2 marks.(20 x 2 = 40) 40 Marks

16 Short answer questions (Answer word limit 50) Each question of 5 marks. (16 x 5 = 80) 80 Marks

4 Long/Descriptive questions (Answer word limit 200) Each question of 20 marks. (4 x 20 = 80) 80 Marks (There will be a choice in long/descriptive questions)

Paper-2 General Studies – II
Paper-3 General Studies – III

20 Very Short answer questions (Answer word limit 15) Each question of 2 marks. (20 x 2 = 40) 40 Marks

20 Short answer questions (Answer word limit 50) Each question of 5 marks. (20 x 5 = 100) 100 Marks

3 Long/Descriptive questions (Answer word limit 200) Each question of 20 marks. (3 x 20 = 60) 60 Marks

Paper-4 General English and General Hindi

Hindi (100 Marks)

  • Vyakaran- (Brief): 30
  • Rachana -(Medium): 30
  • Neebandh (Long & Descriptive): 40

Rajasthani Sahitya and Boliya (20 Marks)

  • Rajasthani Sahitya and Boliya (Brief): 10
  • Rachanakar and Rachnay (Medium): 10

English (80 Marks)

  • Grammar (Brief): 30
  • Comprehension (Medium) : 20
  • Composition (Long & Descriptive): 30

Benefits of RPSC RAS Syllabus 2017

Candidates can check the benefits offered by the syllabus of RPSC RAS 2017 as given below.

  1. The RPSC RAS syllabus 2017 will detail all the important topics for prelims and mains exam.
  2. Candidates will be able to divide the topics of study on the basis of their importance with the help of RPSC RAS syllabus.,
  3. Candidates will be able to strategist their preparation schedule with the detailed knowledge of RPSC RAS Syllabus 2017.
  4. Candidates will also be able to solve the problems asked in the exam with a boost of confidence as they will have enhanced preparation for the exam.

RPSC RAS Syllabus 2017 – Preliminary Exam

The detailed syllabus for the preliminary exam of RPSC RAS is as given in the table below.

Subjects Topics
History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition & Heritage of Rajasthan

Major Landmarks in the History of Rajasthan, Major Dynasties, their Administrative and Revenue System.

Socio-Cultural Issues.

Freedom Movement, Political Awakening and Integration.

Salient features of Architecture – Forts and Monuments.

Arts, Paintings and Handicrafts.

Important Works of Rajasthani literature.

Local Dialects.

Fairs, Festivals, Folk Music and Folk Dances.

Rajasthani Culture, Traditions and Heritage.

Religious Movements, Saints & Lok Devtas of Rajasthan.

Important Tourist Places.

Leading Personalities of Rajasthan.

Indian History

Ancient & Medieval Period

  • Salient features and Major Landmarks of Ancient and Medieval India.
  • Art, Culture, Literature and Architecture.
  • Major Dynasties, Their Administrative System. Socio-Economic Conditions, Prominent movements.

Modern 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 XIX and XX Century.
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the Country.
Geography of World and India

World Geography

  • Broad Physical Features
  • Environmental and Ecological Issues
  • Wildlife and Bio-Diversity
  • International Waterways
  • Major Industrial Regions

Geography of India

  • Broad Physical Features and Major Physiography 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
Indian Constitution, Political System & Governance

Constitutional Development & Indian Constitution

  • Government of India Acts: 1919 and 1935
  • Constituent Assembly
  • Nature of Indian Constitution –Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State, Fundamental Duties, Federal Structure, Constitutional Amendments, Emergency Provisions, Public Interest Litigation (P.I.L.) and Judicial Review.

Indian Political System and Governance

  • Nature of Indian State, Democracy in India, Reorganization of States, Coalition Governments, Political Parties, and National Integration
  • Union and State Executive; Union and State Legislative, Judiciary
  • President, Parliament, Supreme Court, Election Commission, Comptroller and Auditor General, Planning Commission, National Development Council, Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Central Information Commission , Lokpal, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)
  • Local Self Government & Panchayati Raj

Public Policy & Rights

  • National Public Policy as a Welfare State
  • Various Legal Rights and Citizen Charter

Political and Administrative System of Rajasthan

  • Governor, Chief Minister, State Assembly, High Court, Rajasthan Public Service Commission, District Administration, State Human Rights Commission, Lokayukt, State Election Commission, State Information Commission
  • Public Policy, Legal Rights and Citizen Charter
Economic Concepts and Indian Economy

Basic Knowledge of Budgeting, Banking, Public Finance, National Income, Growth and Development

Accounting – Concept, Tools and Uses in Administration

Stock Exchange and Share Market

Fiscal and Monetary Policies

Subsidies, Public Distribution System


Inflation – Concept, Impact and Control Mechanism

5 Year Plans – Objectives, Strategies and Achievements.

Major Sectors of Economy- Agriculture, Industry, Service and Trade- Current Status, Issues & initiatives.

Major Economic Problems and Government Initiatives. Economic Reforms and Liberalization.

Macro overview of Economy.

Major Agricultural, Industrial and Service Sector Issues.

Growth, Development and Planning.

Infrastructure & Resources.Major Development Projects.

Programs and Schemes- Government Welfare Schemes for SC/ST/Backward Class/Minorities/Disabled Persons, Destitute, Women, Children, Old Age People, Farmers & Laborers.

Science & Technology

Basics of Everyday Science

Electronics, Computers, Information and Communication Technology.

Space Technology including Satellites.

Defence Technology.


Human body, Food and Nutrition, Health care.

Environmental and Ecological Changes and its Impacts.

Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering.

Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry and Animal Husbandry with special reference to Rajasthan.

Development of Science and Technology in Rajasthan.

Reasoning & Mental Ability

Statement and Assumptions, Statement and Argument, Statements and Conclusion, Courses of Action.

Analytical Reasoning

Number series, Letter series, Odd man out, Coding-Decoding, Problems relating to Relations, Shapes and their sub sections.Elementary knowledge of Mathematical and Statistical Analysis.

Number System, Order of Magnitude, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Simple and Compound Interest, Data Analysis (Tables, Bar diagram, Line graph, Pie-chart).

Current Affairs

Major Current Events and Issues of State (Rajasthan), National and International Importance

Persons and Places in recent news

Games and Sports related Activities

RPSC RAS Syllabus 2017 – Mains Exam

The syllabus for the mains exam of RPSC RAS has been divided amongst the four papers. Candidates can check the syllabus for each paper of RPSC RAS 2017 mains exam as given below.

Paper 1 – General Studies

Arts Indian History Literature
Culture History History of Modern World
Indian Constitution Modern Period Geography of Rajasthan
Ancient & Medieval Period Geography of World and India Tradition & Heritage of Rajasthan
Political System & Governance Administrative System of Rajasthan Economic Concepts and Indian Economy
Economy of Rajasthan Geography of Rajasthan  

Paper 2- General Studies II

Venn diagram Relations Letter series
Physics Forestry The Odd man out
Data Analysis Logical Reasoning Analytical Reasoning
Mental Ability Percentage Number series
Coding-Decoding Basic Numeracy Number System
Averages HCF LCM
Ratio and Proportion Square Root Cube Root
Time and Work Time, Speed & Distance Area and Perimeter
Problems on Numbers Interpretation Sampling
Probability Distribution Chemistry
Biological Sciences Information Technology Environment
Agriculture Science & Technology Horticulture
Statements and Conclusion Statement and Argument Dairy and Animal Husbandry
Simple and Compound Interest General and Everyday Science Statement and Assumptions
Linear Regression and Correlation Various Scientific & Technological Projects of Rajasthan Technological Concepts and Advancements etc

Paper 3- General Studies III

Public Management Governance Issues Current Sensitive Issues
Ethics and Human Interface National Integrity and Security Administrative Ethics
Global Economic Issues and Trends General & Administrative Management India and Global Perspective
Aptitude and Foundational Value of Civil Services Pressure Groups and Organisational Development Current Affairs – National & International
International Affair and Diplomatic Strategy Strengthening of Moral values in Governance and Public Administration Resources and Programmes for Development in Rajasthan

Paper 4 – General English and General Hindi

Tenses Prepositions Determiners
Grammar Change of Voice Comprehensions
Letter Writing Articles Report Writing
Compositions Precise Writing Change of Narration
Paragraph Writing Phrasal Verbs & Idioms Synonyms & Antonyms
One word substitute Translation of Sentences from Hindi to English  

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