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
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
Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) Examination
Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC)
Mode of the Exam
English and Hindi
Exam Helpdesk No.
RPSC Job Posts: –
The Rajasthan Public Service Commission exam is the entry point for the below-mentioned posts and 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.
- 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)
Person with Disability (SC/ST)
Person with Disability (OBC)
No Such Limit
The RPSC also gives age relaxation for: –
- 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.
The aspirant willing to apply for the RAS/RTS exam must hold a graduate degree in any stream from:
- University-affiliated by the Central govt.
- University-affiliated by the State govt.
- 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
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)
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
Science and Technology
Current Affairs – Rajasthan
Reasoning and Mental Ability
Current Affairs – National & International
RAS Mains Syllabus
Hindi and English
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.
- You can download admit card from the official portal of Rajasthan govt.
- After submitting your personal info, you can access the registration/ admit card.
- Name/ User ID
- Enrollment Number/ Application Number
- Your admit card is the main document that will let you enter the examination Centre.
- Ensure to carry aa hard copy of the admit card. Also take your photo ID along with it.
Steps to download Admit Card 2020
- Land on the official website to access your admit card – https://rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in/ or https://rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in/admitCard
- Fill in the asked details.
- Submit and the admit card will display.
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.
Male Parent Name (Father)
Female Parent Name (Mother)
Examination Venue (Centre)
Exam Schedule (Prelims)
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)
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:
- Preliminary Exam
- Mains Exam
- 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
General Knowledge and General Science
Total No. Of Questions
Objective Type (MCQs)
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
3 hours each
GS Marks Allocation
Short Answer Questions
Medium Answer Questions
Long Answer Questions
General Studies Question Pattern
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.
Check out the previous cut-offs to get a rough idea.
Cut off Marks (Eligibility)
Cut off Marks
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