The latest update related to RPSC RAS Exam:

  • RAS Interview 2018 Dates – On 21st October, RPSC has notified that the Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Competitive Examination Interview 2018 can take place from 2nd week of December 2020. The detailed interview schedule has yet not been released by the commission. Earlier, the RAS interview 2018 was scheduled between 5th and 23rd October 2020 but was postponed on account of COVID-19. Check the notice below:

RAS Exam - RPSC RAS 2018 Interview Dates

  • Declaration of the RAS Mains Exam 2018 Results – On 9th July 2020, the commission announced the Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Competitive (Main) Examination 2018 result that took place on 25th and 26th June 2019.
  • The RPSC RAS notification 2020 was expected in the first week of April but due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the release of notification has been postponed. Tentative month of release of RAS notification is October, however, no official announcement has been made. Aspirants can keep a check on the official website: https://www.rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in/ (To check the eligibility criteria for RAS Exam, refer to the linked article.)

In this article, Civil Service aspirants can find the following exam details regarding RPSC RAS:

RPSC RAS Exam Details

RPSC RAS Exam, Dates, Application, RAS 2018, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

RPSC conducts the RAS/RTS Combined Competetive Exam which is also known as the Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Competitive Exam. RAS full form is Rajasthan Administrative Services. The RPSC RAS Exam is conducted to fill Group A and Group B vacancies. Some important details about the RAS Exam are:

  1. RAS Exam is loosely modeled on the exam pattern of the IAS Exam.
  2. RPSC RAS Exam has three stages:
    • Preliminary – Unlike UPSC IAS Exam, RPSC RAS has only one paper in the preliminary exam, having 150 objective questions for 200 marks. The duration of the prelims examination is 3 hours.
    • Mains – There are four theory papers in RAS Mains for 200 marks each.
    • Personality Test/Interview – It is of 100 marks. (To understand the RPSC RAS Exam Pattern in detail, check the linked article.)
  3. Recently, the RAS 2018 exam process is taking place. The RAS notifications for 2019 and 2020 are yet not released by the commission. Read about RAS 2020 below.

For RAS Exam related articles, check the table below:

RAS 2020

The details of the RAS Exam 2020 will be updated here once the commission releases the latest RAS notification.:

  1. RAS Notification 2020: September/October 2020 (Tentative)
  2. RAS/RTS (Prelims) Exam 2020: October/November 2020 (Tentative)
  3. RAS/RTS (Mains) Exam 2020: January 2021 (Tentative)

RPSC Exam Dates

RAS Exam Date for the year 2019 and 2020 will be announced by the commission with the RAS Notification 2019, 2020. RAS 2018 exam is undergoing with the personality test upcoming, and the dates were:

  • RAS Exam Date of Prelims 2018 – 5th August 2018
  • RAS Exam Date of Mains 2018 – 25th and 26th June 2019
  • RAS Exam Date of Interview 2018 – Postponed

The important dates for RAS Exam 2020, 2019 and RAS Exam 2018 are given below:

RAS Exam 2018 RAS Exam 2019 RAS Exam 2020
  • Notification Date – April 12, 2018
  • Last Date for Application – May 11, 2018
  • Vacancies – 980
  • Date of RAS Pre – August 5, 2018
  • Date of RAS Mains – 25, 26 June 2019
  • Notification Date – Yet to be released
  • Vacancies – Will be given in the notification
  • Last Date of Application Submission – Will be mentioned in the RAS notification
  • Admit Card – A month prior to the RAS Prelims Exam
  • Date of Pre Exam – Yet to be announced
  • Notification Date – Yet to be released
  • Vacancies – Will be given in the notification
  • Last Date of Application Submission – Will be mentioned in the RAS notification
  • Admit Card – A month prior to the RAS Prelims Exam
  • Date of Pre Exam – Yet to be announced

For other examinations conducted by the commission, candidates can check the RPSC Exam Dates 0r RPSC Revised Calendar 2020-21 below:

RPSC RAS Exam - RPSC Calendar 2020


The RAS exam is the common entry point for the following posts and services:

State Services Subordinate Services
RAS – Rajasthan Administrative Service Rajasthan Industry Subordinate Service
RPS – Rajasthan Police Service Tehsildar
Rajasthan Account Service Raj. Planning Subordinate Service
Rajasthan Industry Service Raj. Temple Subordinate Service
Rajasthan State Insurance Service Raj. Excise Subordinate Service
Rajasthan Cooperative Service Raj. Commercial Tax Subordinate Service
Rajasthan Commercial Tax Service Raj. Fertilizer and Civil Supplies Subordinate Service
Rajasthan Jail Service Raj. Cooperative Subordinate Service
Rajasthan Planning Service Raj. Women and Child Dev Subordinate
Rajasthan Women And Child Development Jail Welfare Officer
Rajasthan Fertilizer and Civil Supplies Social Welfare Officer
Rajasthan Rural Development Service Raj. Labour Welfare Subordinate Service
Rajasthan Women Dev District Minority Welfare Officer
Rajasthan Minority Service Raj. Programme Officer
Rajasthan Excise (General)
Rajasthan Excise (Preventive Force)

How to apply for RAS 2020?

  • To apply online for the RAS/RTS exam, candidates have to select the “Recruitment Portal” on the SSO portal of the official website (https://rpsc.rajasthan/gov.in/applyonline)
  • Candidates can apply for the exams after completing the One-Time-Registration
  •  The Application Id will be generated once the candidates fill the application form and pay the fee
  • The Fee for the RAS exam is given below:
    • General – Rs 350
    • OBC – Rs 250
    • SC/ST – Rs 50
  • Aspirants can view the official RPSC Online Application Submission/Edit process with eMitra/CSC/Online payment mechanism guidelines:- Download PDF Here

RAS Result – RAS 2018 Mains Result Out

RPSC declared the RAS 2018 Mains Result in July 2020. 2010 candidates are declared successful for the RAS Interview stage:

  • 57 Candidates – RAS (TSP)
  • 1953 Candidates – RAS (Non-TSP)

RPSC RAS Mains 2018 Result:- Download PDF Here

RAS Cut Off:

The commission has released the RAS cut off for Mains 2018 with the result. Candidates can check the image below briefing the RAS Cut Off 2018:

RPSC RAS Exam - RAS Cut Off

Worried about how to prepare for the RAS Exam?

It is not very difficult to prepare for the  RAS Examination given you have the right strategy to prepare for the Rajasthan Administrative Services exam. The examination pattern is inclined towards the UPSC exam pattern and various topics included in the RAS exam syllabus are also broadly covered in the IAS exam. The right books, notes, and preparation tips are mentioned at the RAS preparation post. Candidates can check the post and learn how to prepare for the examination and increase the chances to crack it in the first attempt.

Check the RAS Preparation right now and start preparing!


In the Indian administrative setup, the vacancies are filled at both state and central level. The Union Public Service Commission assists the Central Government in recruitment matters. The UPSC Civil Service Exam (also called the IAS Exam) is the entry point for prestigious posts and services such as Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Revenue Service etc. Along with the UPSC, the Constitution of India (Article 308 – Article 323) includes provisions for establishing State Public Service Commissions. The State PSCs are modeled on the lines of the UPSC and they assist the respective state governments in recruitment, transfer, and disciplinary matters.

  • The Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) was established in August 1949. The RPSC is located at Ajmer.
  • The merger of princely states meant that any PSCs (or similar bodies) pre-existing in the constituent states were abolished once the RPSC came into effect.
  • Initially, the commission comprised of one Chairperson and two members and the first Chairman of RPSC was Sir SK Ghosh.
  • At present, the RPSC comprises one Chairperson along with seven members. The current Chairman of RPSC is retired IAS officer Deepak Upreti.

RPSC Contact Details

  • Address – Ghooghara Ghati, Jaipur Road, Ajmer 305001
  • Phone – 0145-2635200
  • Helpline – 0145-2635212

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