RPSC Recruitment 2020

The Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) exam notice was earlier expected to be out by April but has now been delayed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. It is expected to be out by August or September but no official announcement has been made yet. Aspirants need to regularly check for updates on the official website: https://www.rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in.

RPSC Recruitment 2020


RPSC Recruitment 2020
RPSC Recruitment 2020


The RPSC exam is a state-level civil services exam managed by the Rajasthan government. It is one of the most respected government jobs in the Rajasthan. The exam is also called Raj State and Subordinate Services of Rajasthan. The RAS exam is the doorway for the aspirants to enter into the top-level jobs in Rajasthan government.

RPSC 2020 exams will appoint candidates for openings in the Water Resources, Medical Emergency, Construction, Panchayati Raj, Teaching, etc.


RPSC 2020 Highlights

Exam Name

Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) Examination

Conducting Authority

Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC)

Mode of the Exam

Online/ Offline

Exam Level


Exam Language

English and Hindi

Exam Duration

3 hours

Age Limit

18-35 years

Exam Helpdesk No.


Official Website


RPSC Job Posts: –

The Rajasthan Public Service Commission exam is the entry point for the below-mentioned posts and services.

State Services

Subordinate Services

Rajasthan Administrative Service

Rajasthan Industry Subordinate Service

RPS – Rajasthan Police Service


Rajasthan Industry Service

Rajasthan Temple Subordinate Service

Rajasthan Account Service

Rajasthan Planning Subordinate Service

Rajasthan State Insurance Service

Rajasthan Excise Subordinate Service

Rajasthan Commercial Tax Service

Rajasthan Cooperative Subordinate Service

Rajasthan Planning Service

Rajasthan Commercial Tax Subordinate Service

Rajasthan Jail Service

Rajasthan Fertilizer and Civil Supplies Subordinate Service

Rajasthan Cooperative Service

Rajasthan Women and Child Dev Subordinate

Rajasthan Women Dev

Rajasthan Labour Welfare Subordinate Service

Rajasthan Women and Child Development

Jail Welfare Officer

Rajasthan Rural Development Service

Social Welfare Officer

Rajasthan Fertilizer and Civil supplies

Rajasthan District Minority Welfare Officer

Rajasthan Excise (Preventive Force)

Rajasthan Programme Officer

Rajasthan Excise (General)

Rajasthan Minority Service

RAS Exam Eligibility: –

The recruitment for the state and subordinate services follow a set of defined eligibility conditions. It is same for most of the other states and subordinate services. Check out the below-given criteria to see if you fulfill the eligibility.

Age Limit


  • The minimum age should be 21 years as on 1st Jan 2020.
  • The maximum age should be 40 years as on 1st Jan 2020.


Please note that these may change as per the new notifications. But you don’t need to worry. We will keep you posted about any new changes.

However, there is a separate age limit for non-executive employees: –

  • The minimum age limit is 25 years.
  • The upper age bar is 45 years.

RAS Exam Age Limit


Age Relaxation (Upper Age Limit)

A Person with Disability (General Category)

10 years

Person with Disability (SC/ST)

15 years

Person with Disability (OBC)

13 years



5 years


10 years

Female (General)

5 years

Widow Candidates

No Such Limit

The RPSC also gives age relaxation for: –

  • Ex-Servicemen
  • Ex-Prisoners
  • Ex-employee or serving in the Rajasthan state administration

Please note that:

  • The upper age limit does not apply to more than one category.
  • You can give multiple attempts as long as you qualify the age criteria.
  • There may be a post related physical test.
  • You must be an Indian citizen.
  • Candidates from outside Rajasthan can also apply for the exam but they will be treated under the General category.

Educational Qualification

The aspirant willing to apply for the RAS/RTS exam must hold a graduate degree in any stream from:

  1. University-affiliated by the Central govt.
  2. University-affiliated by the State govt.
  3. Any other institution valid under the Parliament Act or the UGC Act, 1956.

The Process to Apply for RAS 2020


  • You need to reach the official portal of Rajasthan govt. https://rpsc.rajasthan/gov.in/applyonline to apply online for the RAS/RTS exam. Tap on the “Recruitment” tab on the SSO thread of the website.
  • After One-Time-Registration, you can go ahead to apply.
  • You will then get your application ID after the application form and fee payment is done.


RPSC Exam Application Fees


Application Fee


Rs. 350


Rs. 250


Rs. 50

RPSC Exam Syllabus

The Rajasthan Public Service Commission sets up the exam syllabus for the RAS/ RTS exam. The only difference between the UPSC syllabus and state exams is that aspirants have to consider the state-based topics. Click Here

Prelims Exam Syllabus

This exam is a trial test that is conducted to check eligibility for the Mains exam. Here is the syllabus pattern.

RAS Prelims Syllabus

State Specific (Rajasthan)

General Topics

History, Literature, Culture, Art, Tradition and Heritage of Rajasthan

Indian History – Ancient, Medieval and Modern

Geography of Rajasthan

Indian Geography and World Geography

Administration and Political system of Rajasthan

Indian Economics & Fundamental Economic Concepts

Rajasthan Economy

Science and Technology

Current Affairs – Rajasthan

Reasoning and Mental Ability


Current Affairs – National & International

RAS Mains Syllabus

Main Subjects



  • Unit 1 – Economics
  • Unit 2 – History
  • Unit 3 – Accounting, Sociology, Management and Auditing


  • Unit 1 – General Science & Technology
  • Unit 2 – Earth Science (Geology & Geography)
  • Unit 3 – Administrative Ethics


  • Unit 1 – Indian Polity, World Politics and Current Affairs
  • Unit 2 – Concepts, Issues and Dynamics of Public Administration and Management
  • Unit 3 – Yoga and Sports, Law and Behaviour

Hindi and English

  • Grammar and Usage
  • Comprehension, Translation, and Precis
  • Composition and Letter Writing

RPSC Exam Admit Card

The exam admit card is generally released three weeks before the preliminary exam dates. The aspirants need to check up the official website for any updates. The date was earlier expected to be out by April but has been delayed due to the pandemic. Here are key things to note down before your admit card arrives.

  1. You can download admit card from the official portal of Rajasthan govt.
  2. After submitting your personal info, you can access the registration/ admit card.
  • Name/ User ID
  • Enrollment Number/ Application Number
  • Password
  1. Your admit card is the main document that will let you enter the examination Centre.
  2. Ensure to carry aa hard copy of the admit card. Also take your photo ID along with it.

Steps to download Admit Card 2020

In case you face any issue in the middle, go to the “Contact Us” page and share your problem with them.

Admit Card Details

Here are the details given on the admit card for your reference.

Exam Name

Exam Date

Applicant Name

Registration No.

Male Parent Name (Father)

Female Parent Name (Mother)

Examination Venue (Centre)

Exam Schedule (Prelims)

Exam Instructions

RAS Exam Time-Table 2020

The govt. of Rajasthan is likely to release the RAS 2020 exam dates soon after the Coronavirus pandemic settles down.  However, the ongoing pandemic has become the new normal of people’s lives. Here are the previous year’s exam dates to get an overlook for 2020 dates.

  • Prelims Exam (2018) – 5th Aug
  • Mains Exam (2018) – 25th and 26th June (2019)
  • Interview Date (2018) – Aug/Sept 2020 (Yet to be finalized)

RAS Exam (2018)

RAS Exam (2019)

RAS Exam (2020)

  • Notification Release – 12th April 2018
  • Application Submission (Last Date) – 11th May 2018
  • Total Vacancy – 980
  • Prelims Exam – 5th Aug 2018
  • Mains Exam – 25th & 26th June 2019
  • Notification Release – Yet to be published
  • Application Submission (Last Date) – Likely to be mentioned in the notification
  • Total Vacancy – Unknown
  • Admit Card – 30 days before the exam
  • Prelims Exam – Not Released
  • Notification Release – Not Released
  • Application Submission (Last Date) – Unknown
  • Total Vacancy – Unknown
  • Admit Card – 30 days before the exam
  • Prelims Exam – Yet to be out

Exam Pattern: –

The Rajasthan Administrative services is a highly challenging exam. It is modelled as per the IAS exam. So, take a closer look at the exam pattern to prepare your exam strategy.

The Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Exam take place in three stages:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Final Interview/ Personality Test

The prelims exam is a screening test to shortlist the candidates for the Mains Exam. Also, the Math based topics are removed from the new exam pattern introduced in 2018.

Prelims Exam Pattern

Name of the Exam

Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Preliminary Exam

Number of Papers


Exam Subjects

General Knowledge and General Science

Exam Duration

3 hours

Total No. Of Questions


Question Type

Objective Type (MCQs)

Exam Level

Bachelor’s Level

Total Marks


Negative Marking

1/3rd marks is deducted for every wrong answer

The candidates can take up Mains exam after qualifying the Prelims in RPSC 2020.

Mains Exam Pattern

Name of the Exam

Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Competitive Exam/ RAS Exam

Total no. of papers


Exam Subjects

  • General Studies I
  • General Studies II
  • General Studies III
  • Hindi and English

Exam Duration

3 hours each

Question Type

  • Descriptive Type
  • A mix of short, medium, and long answer questions

Exam Level

  • Bachelor’s Level
  • Hindi and English of class 12th level

Maximum Marks


GS Marks Allocation

Short Answer Questions

  • Marks for each Question – 02
  • Word Limit – 15

Medium Answer Questions

  • Marks for each Question – 05
  • Word Limit – 50

Long Answer Questions

  • Marks per Question – 10
  • Word Limit – 100

General Studies Question Pattern

Question Type

GS I (No. Of Q.s)

GS II (No. Of Q.s)

GS III (No. Of Q.s)














48 (200 Marks)

39 (200 Marks)

48 (200 Marks)

The candidates need to go through the last year’s question papers to get a detailed idea about the exam pattern of the RAS exam. The qualifying aspirants are called for the Interview or Personality test but only after they score above the cutoff marks.

The Interview carries 100 marks and aims to test the aspirant’s attitude, personality and evaluate if he/she is fit for a job role.

Last Cut-offs:

Check out the previous cut-offs to get a rough idea.

Cut off Marks (Eligibility)



Cut off Marks














Horizontal Reservation


Cut off Marks



Ex-Servicemen (Defense Forces)


Cut off Marks



Cut off Marks

































Office Contact Details for RPSC: –


  • Address – Ghooghra Ghatee, Jaipur Road, Ajmer – 305001
  • Phone – 0145-2635200
  • Helpdesk No. – 0145-2635212


Aspirants Also Ask:-


What do you mean by RPSC?

RPSC stands short for Rajasthan Public Service Commission. It is a govt. Entity with its headquarters in Ajmer under the state govt. Of Rajasthan. The body is solely responsible for the recruitment of employees in the state and other services.

Is there any negative marking in the RPS/ RTS exams?

Yes, there is a negative marking that makes the exam more challenging. You will lose 1/3rd mark for every incorrect answer.

Can a RAS officer get a chance to IAS ranks in his/her lifetime?

Yes, there is a 33% vacancy for the IAS posts to be filled through promotion. However, it is subject to certain conditions as set by the UPSC.

Can a mediocre student pass the RAS/ RTS exams?

The RAS/ RTS exam is an open exam with no exception for average students. It does not require any minimum marks in the graduation as a condition to sit for the exams. There is a good chance of average students clearing up the exam.

Is there any last date to apply for the exams in 2020?

Yes, there is the last date to fill up the forms for the RAS exams. But, due to the coronavirus, there is no such limitation as of now.

What is the maximum age limit to apply for the RPSC jobs?

The upper age limit for RPSC jobs is 50 years.

What is the general Selection Process for recruitment in the Rajasthan Public Service Commission jobs?

The govt. Organization has set up a formula to evaluate the ability of an individual.
Marks obtained in Prelims / Total Marks of Prelims × 100

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