RAS Syllabus Download official

RAS Syllabus Download official
RAS Syllabus Download official

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The Syllabus for RAS/RTS Combined Competitive Exam is set by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC).

For e.g., if candidates are preparing for RPSC, then they also need to study History, Economy, Geography, Polity, and Current Affairs related to Rajasthan state as mentioned in the RAS Syllabus.

The RAS Exam is conducted in three stages (similar to the UPSC IAS Exam)

  • Stage 1: RAS Pre – One Paper – Objective Type – 200 Marks
  • Stage 2: RAS Mains – 4 Papers – Theory/Descriptive – 800 Marks Total
  • Stage 3: RAS Interview/Personality Test/Viva-voce – 100 Marks

Read/download the new and updated RAS Exam Pattern.

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Rajasthan Public Service Commission
Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Competitive (Mains)
Examination, 2021

Scheme of Examination & Syllabus, 2021 :-

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(a) 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, but in the said range all those
candidates who secure the same percentage of marks as may be fixed by the
Commission for any lower range will be admitted to the Main Examination.

(b) The written examination will consist of the following four papers which will be
descriptive /analytical. A candidate must take all the papers listed below which
will also consist of question paper of brief, medium, long answer and descriptive
type question. The standard of General Hindi and General English will be that of
Sr. Secondary Level. The time allowed for each paper shall be 3 hours.
Paper Subject 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 Hour

9th Century to 1965 AD:

Significant events, personalities and issues.

 Indian National Movement- Its various stages & streams, important contributors
and contribution from different parts of the country.
 Socio-religious Reform Movements in 19th and 20th Century.
 Post Independence consolidation and reorganisation – Accession of princely
states & Linguistic reorganisation of the states.
Part C – History of Modern World (up to 1950AD)
 Renaissance and Reformation.
 Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution.
 Imperialism and colonialism in Asia and Africa.
 Impact of World Wars.

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Part A- Indian Economy
 Major Sectors of Economy: Agriculture, Industry & Service- Current Status,
Issues and Initiatives.
 Banking: Concept of Money supply & High Powered Money. Role and
Functions of Central Bank & Commercial Banks, issues of NPA, Financial
Inclusion. Monetary Policy- Concept, objectives & Instruments.
 Public Finance: Tax reforms in India- Direct & Indirect, subsidies- Cash
Transfer and other related issues. Recent Fiscal Policy of India.
 Recent Trends in Indian Economy: Role of Foreign Capital, MNCs, PDS, FDI,
Exim Policy, 12th Finance Commission, Poverty alleviation schemes.
Part B- World Economy
 Global Economic issues and trends: Role of World Bank, IMF & WTO.
 Concept of Developing, Emerging and Developed countries.
 India in global Scenario.
Part C- Economy of Rajasthan
 Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Dairy and Animal husbandry with special
reference to Rajasthan.
 Industrial Sector- Growth and recent trends.
 Growth, Development & Planning with special reference to Rajasthan.
 Recent development and issues in service sector of Rajasthan.
 Major Development Projects of Rajasthan- their objectives and impact.
 Public Private Partnership Model for Economic Transformation in Rajasthan.
 Demographic Scenario of the State and its impact on Rajasthan Economy.


Part A- Sociology

Development of Sociological Thought in India
 Social Values
 Caste Class & Occupation
 Sanskritization
 Varna, Ashram, Purusharth and Sanskar Vyavastha
 Secularism
 Issues and Problems of Society.
 Tribal community of Rajasthan: Bhil, Mina (Meena) and Garasia.

Part B- Management

 Management – Scope, concept, functions of Management – Planning,
Organizing, Staffing, Direction, Coordination and Control, Decision-Making:
concept, process and techniques.
 Modern concept of Marketing, Marketing Mix – Product, Price, Place and
 Objective, concept of maximization of wealth, Sources of Finance – Short and
Long term, Capital Structure, Cost of Capital
 Concept and Main theories of Leadership and Motivation, Communication,
Basics of recruitment, selection, induction, training & development and
appraisal system

Part C- Accounting & Auditing

 Techniques of analysis of Financial statements, Basics of Working Capital
Management, Responsibility and Social Accounting
 Meaning & Objectives of Auditing, Internal Control, Social, Performance and
Efficiency Audit.
 Basics of different types of Budgeting, Budgetary control

Paper –II
General Knowledge and General Studies

Unit I- Administrative Ethics

 Ethics and Human Values : Lesson from lives and teachings of great leaders,
reformers and administrators. Role of family, society and educational
institutions in inculcating values.
 Ethical concept-Rit and Rin, concept of Duties, concept of Good and Virtues.
 Ethics in private and public relationships- Behaviour, Moral and Political
attitudes of administrators – Philosophical basis of Integrity.
 Ethics of Bhagavad Geeta and its role in Administration.
 Gandhian Ethics.
 Contribution of Moral Thinkers and Philosophers from India & World.
 Psycho-Stress Management.
 Case Studies.
 Emotional Intelligence – Concepts and their Utilities.

Unit II- General Science & Technology

 Nanotechnology :- Concept and its application; Nano Mission of India.
 Nuclear technology :- Basic concept, radioactivity and its applications, different
types of nuclear reactors, civilian and military uses. Institutional structure for
development of nuclear technology in India.
 Telecommunication :- Basic concept, Telecom application for socio-economic
development of masses, Indian telecom industry with brief history, National
Telecom Policy and TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India)
 Electromagnetic waves, communication systems, basics of computers, uses of
information technology, e-governance and e-commerce in administration.
 Defence :- Types of missiles with reference to the India Missile Programme;
Various chemical and biological weapons ; Role of DRDO in various fields
(other than weapons).
 States of Matter
 Allotropes of carbon.
 pH Scale and importance of pH in daily life.
 Corrosion and its prevention
 Catalyst
 Soap and Detergents – Cleansing action of soap.
 Polymers and their uses
 General awareness of digestive, respiratory, circulatory, excretory, coordination
and reproductive system of Humans
 Application of Biotechnology and concerned Ethical and Intellectual Property
Right Issues.

Food and Human Health : General Awareness of Balanced and Unbalanced
Food, Malnutrition, Intoxicants, Blood, Blood Group and Immunity (Antigen,
Antibodies), Blood Transfusion, Immunization & Vaccination.
 Human diseases : Communicable & Non Communicable Diseases, Acute and
Chronic Diseases; Causes and Prevention of Infectious, Genetic and Lifestyle
 Water quality and water purification.
 Public Health Initiatives with special reference to the State of Rajasthan.
 Contribution of Indian Scientists in Science and Technology.
 Ecosystem : Structure and Function.
 Atmosphere : Composition and Basic nutrient cycling (Nitrogen, Carbon and
Water Cycles)
 Climate Change; Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy.
 Environmental Pollution and Degradation; Waste Management.
 Biodiversity and its conservation with special reference to the state of
 Water Conservation with special reference to the Traditional Systems in the
State of Rajasthan.
 Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Dairy and Animal Husbandry with special
reference to Rajasthan

Unit III- Earth Science (Geography & Geology)

Part A- World

 Broad Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Lakes and Glaciers.
 Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Types, distribution and their impact
 Earth and its Geological time scale.
 Current Geopolitical Problems.

Part B- India

 Broad Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Lakes and Glaciers.
 Major Physiographic divisions of India.
 Climate- Origin of Monsoon, Seasonal Climatic conditions, Distribution of
rainfall and climatic regions,
 Natural Resources: (a) Water, Forest, Soil
(b) Rocks & Mineral: Types and their uses
 Population: Growth, Distribution and Density, Sex-ratio, Literacy, urban and
Rural Population.

Part C- Rajasthan

 Broad Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Rivers and Lakes.
 Major Physiographic Regions.
 Natural Vegetation and Climate.
 Livestock, Wildlife and its Conversation.
 Agriculture- Major Crops.
 Mineral Resources: (i) Metallic Minerals- Types, distribution and
Industrial uses and their conservation.
(ii)Non-Metallic Minerals- Types, distribution and
Industrial uses and their conservation.
 Energy Resources: Conventional and Non-conventional
 Population and Tribes

General Knowledge and General Studies

Unit I- Indian Political System, World Politics and Current Affairs

 Indian Constitution: Framing, Features, Amendments, Basic Structure.
 Ideological Contents: Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of
State Policy, Fundamental Duties.
 Institutional framework- I: Parliamentary System, President, Prime Minister
and Council of Ministers, Parliament.
 Institutional Framework- II: Federalism, Centre-State relations, Supreme
Court, High Courts, Judicial Review, Judicial Activism.
 Institutional Framework- III: Election Commission of India, Comptroller and
Auditor General, Union Public Service Commission, NITI Aayog, Central
Vigilance Commission, Central Information Commission, National Human
Rights Commission
 Political Dynamics: Role of Cast, Religion, Class, Ethnicity, Language and
Gender in Indian Politics, Political Parties and Electoral Behaviour, Civil
Society and Political Movement, Issues related to National Integrity and
Security. Potential areas of Socio-Political conflicts
 State Politics of Rajasthan: Party System, Political Demography, Different
phases of Political competition in Rajasthan, Panchayati Raj and Urban self
Government Institutions
 Emerging World Order in the post Cold War era, USA’s hegemony and its
resistance, UN and Regional Organizations, International Terrorism and
Environmental issues.
 Foreign Policy of India: Evolution, Determinants, India’s relations with USA,
China, Russia and European Union, India’s role in UN, NAM, BRICS, G- 20,
G- 77 and SAARC.
 Geo-political and Strategic development in South Asia, South East Asia and
West Asia and their impact on India.
 Current Affairs: Current events, persons and places of Rajasthan, National and
international importance, recent activities related to games and sports.

Unit II- Concepts, Issues and Dynamics of Public Administration and

 Administration and management: Meaning, nature and significance. Its role in
developed & developing societies. Evolution of Public Administration as a
discipline, new public administration, Theories of public administration.
 Concepts of power, authority, legitimacy, responsibility and delegation.
 Principles of organization: Hierarchy, Span of control and unity of command
 Functions of management, Corporate governance and social responsibility
 New dimensions of public management, management of change.
 Attitude and foundational values of civil services: integrity, impartiality, and
non partisanship, dedication to public service, relationship between generalists
and specialists.
 Legislative & Judicial control over administration: various methods and
techniques of legislative & judicial control.
 Administrative setup, administrative culture in Rajasthan: Governor, Chief
Minister, Council of Ministers, State Secretariat and Chief Secretary.
 District administration: organization, role of District Collector and
Superintendent of Police, Sub-divisional and Tehsil administration.
 Development Administration: Meaning, Scope and Characteristics.
 State Human Rights Commission, State Election Commission, Lokayukt,
Rajasthan Public Service Commission, Public Service Guarantee Act, 2011

Unit III- Sports and Yoga, Behavior and Law

Part A- Sports and Yoga

 Sports Policies of India.
 Rajasthan State Sports Council.
 National Awards of Sports.
(Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award,
Maharana Pratap Award etc.)
 Yoga – Positive way of Life.
 Eminent Players of India.
 First Aid in Sports.
 Participation of Indian Atheletes in Olympics and Para-Olympic Games.

Part B – Behavior

 Intelligence: Cognitive intelligence, Social intelligence, Emotional intelligence,
Cultural intelligence and Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligence.
 Personality: Psychoanalytical theories, Trait and Type theories, Determinants of
personality and Assessment of personality.
 Learning and Motivation: styles of learning, Models of memory, causes of
forgetting. Classification and types of motives, Theories of work motivation,
Assessment of motivation
 Meeting Life Challenges: Stress: Nature, type, Sources, Symptoms, Effects,
Stress Management, Promotion of Positive health and well being.

Part C-Law

 Concepts of Law: Ownership and possession, Personality, Liability, Rights and
 Contemporary Legal issues: Right to information, Information technology law
including cyber laws (concepts, purpose, prospects), Intellectual Property
Rights (concepts, types, purpose, prospects)
 Crimes against Women and Children: Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment
the work place, the protection of children from sexual offenses Act 2012, Laws
related to child labour.
 Important Land Laws in Rajasthan: Rajasthan Land Revenue Act, 1956;
Rajasthan Tenancy Act, 1955

Paper – IV
General Hindi and General English


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General English (Total marks 80)

Part A- Grammar & Usage (20 Marks)

 Correction of Sentences: 10 sentences for correction with errors related to:
Articles & Determiners
 Prepositions
 Tenses & Sequence of Tenses
 Modals
 Voice- Active & Passive
 Narration- Direct & Indirect
 Synonyms & Antonyms
 Phrasal Verbs & Idioms
 One Word Substitute
 Words often Confused or Misused
Part B- Comprehension, Translation & Precis Writing (30 Marks)
 Comprehension of an Unseen Passage (250 Words approximately) 05 Questions
based on the passage. Question No. 05 should preferably be on vocabulary.
 Translation of five sentences from Hindi to English.
 Precis Writing (a short passage of approximately 150-200 words)
Part C- Composition & Letter Writing (30 Marks)
 Paragraph Writing- Any 01 paragraph out of 03 given topics (approximately
200 words)
 Elaboration of a given theme (Any 1 out of 3, approximately 150 words)
 Letter Writing or Report Writing (approximately 150 words)


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