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Rajasthan RAS (PCS) 2018 Notification, Application Form, Dates

Rajasthan RAS (PCS) 2018 Notification, Application Form, Dates, Pattern

Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) announces notification to fill the various administrative vacancies in the state of Rajasthan. Candidates, who have completed their graduation from any institute the of the recognized university, can apply for the Rajasthan administrative services (Rajasthan RAS (PCS) 2018). Candidates need to fulfill all the conditions of the eligibility criteria set by RPSC for such administrative posts. There is a selection process of RPSC through which candidates are selected for the various posts of the state.  Candidates can know all the details about the Rajasthan RAS (PCS) 2018 application form, eligibility criteria, selection process and the important dates.

Important Updates

  • Rajasthan RAS Notification has released for 980 Posts.
  • Rajasthan RAS Application Process has started. Click Here to apply for the same. 

Rajasthan RAS (PCS) 2018 Important Dates

Publication of official notification 2nd April 2018
Online Starting Date of application 12th April 2018
The last date to submit application forms 11th May 2018
Last Date to Pay Fee 11th May 2018
Date of issuing of admit card June 2018
Written examination on June/July 2018
Declaration of Results September 2018

Vacancies- Total 980

Subordinate Service Posts 575
State Service Posts 405

Rajasthan RAS (PCS) 2018 Application Form

The Rajasthan RAS (PCS) 2018 application process has started on the official website of RPSC which is ‘’ The details for the submission of the online application form have been given. Candidates need to fill all the information in Rajasthan RAS (PCS) 2018 such as community details and the address, name, age, phone number and valid email ID carefully. Candidates will also submit the details of the educational qualifications in the application form. Candidate will have to pay the application fee. In the last, candidates can submit the application. They can save the registered application form in the pdf format for the future reference.

Age Relaxation Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must be the citizen of India.
  • Candidates need to fulfill the conditions of the eligibility criteria as per the details are given in the official notification.
  • Candidates must have completed the graduation in any stream from any recognized institute or university.
  • The age of the candidates must be between 21 years and 40 years.
  • There will be relaxation in the upper age for the candidates of the reserved category.
  • For the female candidates of ST, SC, BC and SBC Category, the upper age relaxation will be of 10 years.
  • The upper age relaxation for the male candidates of ST, SC, BC, and SBC Category will be 5 years.
  • Candidates of the BC and SBC category will get the upper age relaxation of 13 years.
  • Candidates of the general category of PwD category will be of 10 years.
  • Candidates of SC and ST category of PwD category will get relaxation of 15 years.
  • There will be no age limit for divorcee and widow (women) candidates.

Application Fee

  • There will be an application fee also which candidates will have to pay online.
  • Candidates of the SC and ST category will be Rs. 50.
  • The application fee for the candidates of OBC category will be 150.
  • The application fee for all the candidates of the general category will be Rs. 250.
  • Candidates can pay the application fee thru the net banking, debit card or credit card.

Exam Pattern

  • The RPSC RAS selection process comprised of three stages.
  • The first stage is the Preliminary examination.
  • The next stage will be of the Main examination and the last part of the selection process will be an interview.
  • The Pre exam will comprise of two question papers of 200 marks.
  • The total marks of the question paper will be 200.
  • The question paper will be of objective nature.
  • The time duration for both the question papers will be 3 hours.
  • Candidates will be eligible to appear in the Main examination, after qualifying the preliminary examination.
  • There will be 4 question papers in the main examination.
  • Three question papers will be General Study of 200 marks each.
  • Each question paper will be of 3 hours.
  • One question paper will be of General Hindi and it will also be of 200 marks.
  • The last question paper of the main examination will be of General English and it will be of 200 marks.
  • The questions in the general Hindi and English will be of the senior secondary level.
  • Candidates will get the opportunity to appear in the interview assessment test, after passing the main examination.
  • A panel will decide candidates’ suitability for the job thru oral conversation.
  • Candidates will be selected for the posts, after qualifying the interview.

Mains Exam Pattern

Paper Subject Max Marks Time
I General Studies I 200 3 Hours
II General Studies II 200 3 Hours
III General Studies III 200 3 Hours
IV General Hindi and General English 200 3 Hours

Paper I

Part No. of question Marks per question Word limit Total marks
Part A 25 2 15 50
Part B 16 5 50 80
Part C 7 10 100 70
Total 200

Paper II

Part No. of question Marks per question Word limit Total marks
Part A 20 2 15 40
Part B 14 5 50 70
Part C 9 10 100 90
Total 200

Paper III

Part No. of question Marks per question Word limit Total marks
Part A 25 2 15 50
Part B 16 5 50 80
Part C 7 10 100 70
Total 200

Paper IV

Part Total Marks
Part A 70
Part B 80
Part C 50
Total 200

Admit Card

  • Candidates will be issued the admit card on the official website, after the submission of the application form and two or three weeks ago of the commencement of the preliminary examination.
  • Admit card will have all the details about the examination such as the date, timing and the venue of the examination.
  • By giving the registration number and the date of birth, candidates can get the admit card.
  • There will be separate admit cards for the preliminary and main examination.


  • Result will be officially announced thru the official website.
  • Candidates will get the result of the preliminary examination.
  • Candidates can see the result of the examination there.
  • After candidates qualify the preliminary examination, they get the opportunity to appear in the main examination.
  • After the commencement of the main exam and interview, the final result of the main examination and the interview is announced.

Syllabus of Rajasthan RAS (PCS) 2018 for General Knowledge & General Science

Current Affairs

  • Major current issues and happenings at State, National and International levels and the concerned organisations, institutions and personalities.

General Science

  • Questions on General Science will cover general appreciation and understanding of Science including matters of every day observations and experience. Questions to test, the candidates acquaintance with matters such as, Electronics, Tele- Communication, Satellites and the like also be included.

Geography and Natural Resources

  • Broad physical features of the world, important places, rivers, mountains, continents, oceans.
  • Ecology and wild-life of India
  • Rajasthan’s physiography : climate, vegetation and soil regions.
  • Broad physical divisions of Rajasthan.
  • Drought, famines and desertification in Rajasthan.
  • Human resources: Problems of population, unemployment, poverty.
  • Wild-life and Conservation. Energy problems and conventional and non-conventional sources of Energy.
  • Natural resources of Rajasthan : Mines and Minerals, Forests, Land and Water, Animal resources.

Agriculture and Economic Development with special reference to Rajasthan

  • Food and Commercial Crops of Rajasthan, Major Irrigation and River Valley Projects, Agriculture based Industries, Projects for the development of the desert and waste-lands.
  • Indira Gandhi Canal Project, Industrial raw materials, Growth and location of Industries.
  • Mineral based industries, export items, Rajasthani handicrafts, Small scale and cottage industries, Tribes and their economy, various economic plans, Co-operative movement, Small enterprises, financial institutions and programmes and institutions for development.

History & Culture

  • Landmarks in the political and cultural history of India.
  • Major monuments and literary works. Renaissance, struggle for freedom and national integretion.
  • History & Culture of Rajasthan with special reference to :-
  • Socio-economic life and organisation.
  • The mediaeval background.
  • Political Integretion.
  • Freedom movement and political awakening.
  • Music, Dance and Theatre.
  • Dialects and Literature.
  • Religious beliefs, Warrior-saints, poets, cults, saint, ‘Lok Devtas’ & ‘Lok Deviyan’.
  • Fairs and Festivals, Dresses & Ornaments, Customs, With special reference to Folk & Tribal aspects thereof.


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