RAS is a state-level examination held for the recruitment of civil officers at various posts in administrative services, police services, revenue services, etc., in Rajasthan. RAS is one of the most sought-after government job exams in the state, and its popularity is evident in the increasing number of candidates that register for the exam every year. More than 6 lakh candidates registered for the RAS exam in 2021. 

There are three stages in the RPSC RAS Examination,  to crack the RAS examination, candidates must follow the latest exam pattern and syllabus prescribed by RPSC. To facilitate candidates preparing for the RAS 2022 exam, we have compiled information on the latest exam pattern, eligibility, syllabus, and previous year cut-off below.

RAS (Rajasthan Administrative Services)

The RAS or Rajasthan Administrative Services exam is a state-level civil services examination conducted by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) to recruit civil services officers in administrative, police, revenue departments, etc. RAS is one of the most sought-after examinations in the state. This is evident through the increasing number of applicants year after year.

ALLEN ACE RAS Preparation Course

Rajasthan’s best RAS teachers have meticulously planned the ALLEN ACE RAS Preparation course, using ALLEN’s time-tested and unique teaching approach. Offering features like classroom lectures, study material, daily practice papers, monthly GK magazine, weekly tests, and daily doubt counters, the objective of the comprehensive course is to prepare aspirants to crack the RAS exam and secure prestigious civil services posts under the Rajasthan state government.

Course Duration: 15 months

Centre: 65, Surya Nagar, Ridhi Sidhi Crossing, Gopalpura Bypass, Near Paramhans Dham, Jaipur - 302015

Study Material: Expert-curated study material will be provided to the learners. Study Material is available in both Hindi and English mediums.

Additional Features: Weekly Tests, Monthly GK Magazine, and Daily Doubt Counters.


RAS Prelims

  • General Knowledge & General Science

RAS Mains

  • General Studies I (History, Economics, Sociology, Management, Accounting, and Auditing)
  • General Studies II (Administrative Ethics, General Science & Technology, and Earth Science)
  • General Studies III (Indian Political System, World Politics and Current Affairs, Concepts, Issues, and Dynamics of Public Administration and Management, Sports and Yoga, Behaviour and Law)
  • General Hindi and General English

Language: Our faculties use both Hindi & English languages to teach learners in the class.

RAS 2023 Notification

Rajasthan Public Service Commission has issued a notification for vacancies on 28/06/2023 for a total of 905 (State Services-424 and Subordinate Services-481) posts of Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Competitive Examination 2023.

RAS 2023 Exam Eligibility

Qualification: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. Candidates in their final year of graduation can also apply for the RAS Pre exam, but they need to submit proof of passing before the Mains exam.

Age: The age limit for RAS applicants is 21 to 40 years and for non-gazetted posts is 25 to 45 years. Certain age relaxations are allowed to candidates from some reserved categories, as mentioned in the table below:

Reserved Category Relaxation Years
SC/ST/OBC/EWS Male Candidates (Rajasthan) 5 years
SC/ST/OBC/EWS Female Candidates (Rajasthan) 10 years
Female Candidates (UR) 5 years
Widow and Divorced Candidates (Women) No Upper Age Limit

RAS Exam Pattern

The RPSC RAS examination is held in three phases i.e. RAS Prelims, RAS Mains, and Interview or Viva-voce.

RAS Preliminary Exam Pattern

The RAS Preliminary exam is an objective paper of qualifying nature. 

* 1/3rd negative marking for every incorrect answer is applicable.

Paper Section Maximum Marks Time Allotted
Paper-I General Knowledge & General Science 200 3 hours

RAS Mains Exam Pattern

The RAS Mains exam consists of descriptive/analytic questions.  

Paper Section Maximum Marks Time Allotted
Paper-I General Studies-I 200 3 hours
Paper-II General Studies-II 200 3 hours
Paper-III General Studies-III 200 3 hours
Paper-IV General Hindi and General English 200 3 hours
Total   800  

* The standard of General Hindi and General English will be that of senior secondary level.

Personality and Viva-Voce Exam Process

The candidates who qualify Mains exam cut-off marks of the RAS exam are called for the interview or personality test. The RPSC RAS Interview/Personality test consists of 100 marks. 

RAS 2021 Preliminary Exam Syllabus

RAS 2021 Preliminary Exam Syllabus
History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition & Heritage of Rajasthan Indian History Geography of the World and India
  • Major Landmarks in the History of Rajasthan
  • 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
  • Important Tourist Places. Leading Personalities of Rajasthan
  • Religious Movements, Saints & Lok devtas of Rajasthan
  • Rajasthani Culture, Traditions, and Heritage
  • Freedom Movement, Political Awakening, and Integration

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 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country
World Geography:
  • Broad Physical features. 
  • Environmental and Ecological Issues.
  • Wildlife and Biodiversity.
  • International Waterways.
  • Major Industrial Regions. 
Geography of India:
  •  Broad physical features and Major physiographic 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
Geography of Rajasthan Indian Constitution, Political System, and Governance Political and Administrative System of Rajasthan
  • Broad physical features and Major physiographic divisions.
  • Natural Resource of Rajasthan- Climate, Natural Vegetation, Forests, Wildlife, and Biodiversity Major irrigation projects.
  • Mines and Minerals. Population.
  • Major Industries and Potential for Industrial Development
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, 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
  • Governor
  • Chief Minister
  • State Assembly
  • High Court
  • Rajasthan Public Service Commission
  • District Administration
  • State Human Rights Commission
  • Lokayukta
  • State Election Commission
  • State Information Commission.
  • Public Policy, Legal Rights, and Citizen Charter
Basic Concepts of Economics:
  • 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
  • e-Commerce
  • Inflation- Concept, Impact and Control Mechanism
Economic Development & Planning:
  • 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
Human Resource and Economic Development:
  • Human Development Index Poverty and Unemployment:- Concept, Types, Causes, Remedies, and Current Flagship Schemes.
Social Justice and Empowerment:
  •  Provisions for Weaker Sections.
  • A macro overview of the 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 & Labourers.
  • Electronics, Computers, Information, and Communication Technology.
  • Space Technology including Satellites. Defense Technology. Nanotechnology. 
  • The human body, Food, and Nutrition, Health care.
  • Environmental and Ecological Changes and their 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 Current Affairs  
Logical Reasoning (Deductive, Inductive, Abductive):
  • Statement and Assumptions, Statement and Argument, Statements and Conclusion, Courses of Action.
  • Analytical Reasoning.
Mental Ability:
  • Number series, Letter series, Odd man out, Coding-Decoding, Problems relating to Relations, Shapes, and their sub-sections.
Basic Numeracy:
  • 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).
  • Major Current Events and Issues of State(Rajasthan), National and International Importance
  • Persons and Places in recent news 
  • Games and Sports related Activities

RAS Posts

State Services
RAS – Rajasthan Administrative Service Rajasthan Women And Child Development
RPS – Rajasthan Police Service Rajasthan Fertilizer and Civil Supplies
Rajasthan Account Service Rajasthan Rural Development Service
Rajasthan Industry Service Rajasthan Women Development
Rajasthan State Insurance Service Rajasthan Tourism Service
Rajasthan Cooperative Service Rajasthan Transport Service
Rajasthan Commercial Tax Service Rajasthan Devasthan Service
Rajasthan Jail Service Rajasthan Labour Welfare Service
Rajasthan Planning Service Rajasthan Agriculture Service
Subordinate Services
Rajasthan Subordinate Devasthan Service Rajasthan Commercial (Sales) Tax Subordinate Service
Rajasthan Subordinate Cooperative Service Rajasthan Fertilizer and Civil Supplies Subordinate Services
Rajasthan Tehsildar Service Rajasthan Women And Child Development Subordinate Services
Rajasthan Excise Subordinate Service Rajasthan Social Justice and Empowerment Subordinate Service
Rajasthan Subordinate Service (Planning) Rajasthan Labour Welfare Subordinate Service
Rajasthan Industry Subordinate Service Rajasthan Agriculture Subordinate Service

RAS 2021 Prelims Category-wise Cut-off For Male Posts:

Category Cut-off Marks
GEN GEN 84.72
GEN (TSP) GEN 80.56
EWS GEN 84.72
SC GEN 72.69
SC (TSP) GEN 72.22
ST GEN 76.85
ST (TSP) GEN 58.80
OBC GEN 84.72
MBC GEN 84.72

For Female Posts:

Category Cut-off
GEN WE 79.63
GEN (TSP) WE 72.22
EWS WE 79.63
SC WE 66.20
ST WE 72.22
ST (TSP) WE 50.00
OBC WE 79.63
MBC WE 79.63

For Widow Post:

Category Cut-off
GEN WD 32.87
GEN (TSP) WD 31.48
EWS WD 32.87
SC WD 25.00
ST WD 17.59
OBC WD 32.87
MBC WD 25.93

For DV Post:

Category Cut-off
GEN DV 71.30
SC DV 61.11
ST DV 49.54
OBC DV 71.30

For Horizontal Category:

Category Cut-off Marks
B/LV 52.78
HI 38.89
LD/CP 68.98
Ex-servicemen 50.00
Ex-servicemen (TSP) 6.02
Sports Men Already Available in Respective Category
NGE Already Available in Respective Category
DC Rajasthan Excise Subordinate Service 49.54
Rajasthan Subordinate Service- State Agriculture Marketing Dept. Section ALL
Rajasthan Food and Civil Logistics Subordinate Service 15.74
Rajasthan Food and Civil Logistics Subordinate Service (TSP) N.A.
Rajasthan Cooperative Subordinate Service ALL
Rajasthan Labor Welfare Subordinate Service 13.89
Rajasthan Labor Welfare Subordinate Service (TSP) 23.15

RAS 2021 Mains Cut-off

Category Cut-off
General 314.00
General (TSP) 304.75
SC 282.50
SC (TSP) 278.50
ST 296.25
ST (TSP) 249.50
OBC 314.00
MBC 305.25
EWS 314.00

Classroom Courses


RAS BEGINNER (Target 2026)

Graduate Students
(Duration : 6 Months)
Target: January 2026

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RAS PRE (Target 2024)

Graduate Students
(Duration : 6 Months)
Target: 2024

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RAS MAINS (Target 2024)

Graduate Students
(Duration : 7 Months)
Target: January 2024

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RAS Foundation (Target 2024)

Graduate Students
(Duration : 15 Months)
Target: 2024

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RAS Foundation (Target 2026)

Graduate Students
(Duration : 36 Months)
Target: 2026

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RAS PRE Manthan

Graduate Students
(Duration : 4 Months)
Target: October 2023

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Graduate Students
(Duration : 4 Months)
Target: February 2024

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Under Graduate Students
(Duration : 1 Month)
Target: October 2023

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