RAS 2013 Notification-As per new pattern

Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary Examination will consist of one paper on the subject General Knowledge and General Science, which will be of objective type and carry a maximum of 200 marks. The paper will have 150 questions carrying equal marks each. Also there will be ⅓ negative marking for each wrong answer. The maximum time for the examination will be 3 hrs. The examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. The Standard of the paper will be that of a Bachelor's Degree Level.

The Paper will test candidates on the knowledge in the following areas

  • History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition & Heritage of Rajasthan
  • Indian History
  • Geography of World and India
  • Geography of Rajasthan
  • Indian Constitution, Political System & Governance
  • Political and Administrative System of Rajasthan
  • Economic Concepts and Indian Economy
  • Economy of Rajasthan
  • Science & Technology
  • Reasoning & Mental Ability
  • Current Affairs

Main Examination

The Mains examination will consist of four papers which will be descriptive/analytical type. 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

Knowledge will be tested in the following areas

Paper I

General Studies I

Marks 200

3 HRS

  • History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition & Heritage of Rajasthan
  • Indian History
  • History of Modern World
  • Indian Constitution, Political System & Governance
  • Administrative System of Rajasthan
  • Economic Concepts and Indian Economy
  • Economy of Rajasthan
  • Geography of World and India
  • Geography of Rajasthan

Paper II

General Studies II

Marks 200

3 HRS

  • Logical reasoning (Deductive, Inductive, Abductive)
  • Mental Ability
  • Basic Numeracy
  • General Science & Technology

Paper III

General Studies III

Marks 200

3 HRS

  • Current Affairs
  • India and Global Perspective
  • Current Sensitive Issues
  • Possibilities, Resources and Programs for Development in Rajasthan
  • General & Administrative Management
  • Administrative Ethics

Paper IV

General Hindi & General English

Marks 200

3 HRS

  • General Hindi
  • Rajasthani Literature and Sounds
  • English Grammar
  • English Comprehension & Translation
  • English Composition