RPSC Syllabus 2024 – Download the latest RAS/ RTS Syllabus PDF

Check RPSC syllabus 2024 for Pre-Exam, Main Exam, and Interview.

Rajasthan Public Service Commission is the authority responsible for preparing and releasing RPSC Syllabus 2024. The Syllabus is designed to test the knowledge and skills of candidates who are seeking to join the civil services in Rajasthan. The syllabus covers a wide range of topics, including Indian history, geography, economics, political science, public administration, sociology, and law.

Additionally, the syllabus also includes questions on the Indian Constitution and the Rajasthan State Government. Candidates must also be prepared to answer questions on Rajasthan culture, traditions, and customs. After clearing this examination, candidates can work in Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS).

You should note there are different syllabi for preliminary and main exams. Only those candidates can take the main exam who will clear the preliminary exam. Go through this post to check out the complete RPSC or RAS Syllabus 2024.

RPSC RAS Exam 2024 Overview

Authority releasing the syllabusRajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC)
Name of the examRAS/ RTS Exam
Selection StagesPre-Exam, Main Exam, and Interview
Mode of examinationOffline
Type of questionsObjective Type MCQs in Pre-Exam and Descriptive questions in the Main Exam
Duration of the exam3 hours for pre exam 3 hours per paper for the main exam
Official websiterpsc.rajasthan.gov.in

RPSC Pre Exam Pattern

The pre-examination is meant for screening only. The marks scored by candidates in the pre-exam will not be considered while preparing the final merit list. Here are some important things about the RPSC Preliminary Exam that you should know.

  • The standard of the paper will be that of a Bachelor’s Degree level.
  • 150 objective-type multiple-choice questions will be asked in the exam.
  • All questions will carry equal marks
  • ⅓ marks will be deducted in case of an incorrect answer.
SubjectMaximum MarksDuration of the exam
General Knowledge and General Science200 Marks3 Hours

Syllabus of RPSC Preliminary (Pre) Exam 2024

Here is the Subject RAS Pre Syllabus.

  1. History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition & Heritage of Rajasthan
    1. Major Landmarks in the History of Rajasthan, Major Dynasties, their Administrative and Revenue System. Socio-cultural Issues.
    2. Freedom Movement, Political Awakening and Integration
    3. Salient features of Architecture – Forts and Monuments
    4. Rajasthani Culture, Traditions and Heritage
    5. Arts, Paintings and Handicrafts.
    6. Important Works of Rajasthani literature. Local Dialects
    7. Fairs, Festivals, Folk Music and Folk Dances.
    8. Religious Movements, Saints & Lok Devtas of Rajasthan.
    9. Important Tourist Places.
    10. Leading Personalities of Rajasthan
  1. Indian History
    1. Ancient & Medieval Period
      1. Salient features and Major Landmarks of Ancient and Medieval India 
      2. Art, Culture, Literature and Architecture. 
      3. Major Dynasties, Their Administrative System. Socio-Economic Conditions, Prominent Movements.
  1. Modern Period
    1. Modern Indian history (from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present)- significant events, personalities and issues. 
    2. The Freedom Struggle & Indian National Movement- its various stages and important contributors and contributions from different parts of the country.  
    3. Social and Religious Reform movements in the 19th and 20th centuries. 
    4. Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country
  1. Geography of World and India
World GeographyGeography of India
Broad Physical featuresBroad physical features and Major physiographic divisions.
Environmental and Ecological IssuesMajor Industries and Industrial development
International WaterwaysMinerals – Iron, Manganese, Coal, Oil & Gas, Atomic minerals
Wildlife and BiodiversityAgriculture and Agro-based Activities
Major Industrial RegionsNatural Resources
 Transportation– major transport corridors
 Environmental Problems and Ecological Issues
  1. Geography of Rajasthan
    1. Broad physical features and Major physiographic divisions. 
    2. Natural Resources of Rajasthan
    3. Climate, Natural Vegetation, Forests, Wildlife and Bio-diversity 
    4. Major irrigation projects.
    5. Mines and Minerals. 
    6. Population. 
    7. Major Industries and Potential for Industrial Development.
  1. Indian Constitution, Political System Governance
    1. Constitutional Development & Indian Constitution
      1. Government of India Acts: 1919 and 1935, Constituent Assembly, Nature of Indian Constitution; Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State, Fundamental Duties, Federal Structure, Constitutional Amendments, Emergency Provisions, Public Interest Litigation (P.I.L.) and Judicial Review.
  1. Indian Political System and Governance
    1. Nature of Indian State, Democracy in India, Reorganization of States, Coalition Governments, Political Parties, National Integration. 
    2. Union and State Executive; Union and State Legislative, Judiciary
    3. President, Parliament, Supreme Court, Election Commission, Comptroller and Auditor General, Planning Commission, National Development Council, Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Central Information Commission, Lokpal, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). 
    4. Local Self-Government & Panchayati Raj
  1. Public Policy & Rights
    1. National Public Policy as a welfare state. 
    2. Various Legal Rights and Citizen Charter
  1. Political and Administrative System of Rajasthan
    1. Governor, Chief Minister, State Assembly, High Court, Rajasthan Public Service Commission, District Administration, State Human Rights Commission, Lokayukt, State Election Commission, State Information Commission. 
    2. Public Policy, Legal Rights and Citizen Charter.
  1. Economic Concepts and Indian Economy
    1. Basic Concepts of Economics
      1. Basic Knowledge of Budgeting, Banking, Public Finance, National Income, Growth and Development 
      2. Accounting- Concept, Tools and Uses in Administration 
      3. Stock Exchange and Share Market 
      4. Fiscal and Monetary Policies 
      5. Subsidies, Public Distribution System  
      6. e-Commerce 
      7. Inflation- Concept, Impact and Control Mechanism
  1. Economic Development & Planning
    1. 5-Year Plans – Objectives, Strategies and Achievements. 
    2. Major Sectors of Economy- Agriculture, Industry, Service and Trade- Current Status, Issues & initiatives. 
    3. Major Economic Problems and Government Initiatives. Economic Reforms and Liberalisation
  1. Human Resource and Economic Development
    1. Human Development Index 
    2. Poverty and Unemployment:- Concept, Types, Causes, Remedies and Current Flagship Schemes.
  1. Social Justice and Empowerment
    1. Provisions for Weaker Sections.
  1. Economy of Rajasthan
    1. Macro overview of Economy. 
    2. Major Agricultural, Industrial and Service Sector Issues. 
    3. Growth, Development and Planning.  Infrastructure & Resources. 
    4. Major Development Projects. 
    5. Programmes and Schemes – Government Welfare Schemes for SC/ST/Backward Class/Minorities/Disabled Persons, Destitute, Women, Children, Old Age People, Farmers & Labourers.
  1. Science & Technology
    1. Basics of Everyday Science. 
    2. Electronics, Computers, Information and Communication Technology.
    3. Space Technology including Satellites. 
    4. Defence Technology. 
    5. Nanotechnology. 
    6. Human body, Food and Nutrition, Health care. 
    7. Environmental and Ecological Changes and its Impacts. 
    8. Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering. 
    9. Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry and Animal Husbandry with special reference to Rajasthan. 
    10. Development of Science and Technology in Rajasthan.
  1. Reasoning & Mental Ability
    1. Logical Reasoning (Deductive, Inductive, Abductive)
      1.  Statement and Assumptions, Statement and Argument, Statements and Conclusion, Courses of Action. 
      2. Analytical Reasoning.
  1. Current Affairs
    1. Major Current Events and Issues of State(Rajasthan), National and International Importance 
    2. Persons and Places in recent news 
    3. Games and Sports related Activities

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RPSC Main Exam 2024

The number of candidates to be invited to the main exam will be fifteen times the number of vacancies. The written examination will consist of four papers which will be descriptive /analytical in nature. Every paper will be of 4 hours duration. The standard of General Hindi and General English will be that of Sr. Secondary Level.

General Studies – Paper 1200 Marks3 hours
General Studies – Paper 2200 Marks3 hours
General Studies – Paper 3200 Marks3 hours
General Hindi and General English – Paper 4200 Marks3 hours

RPSC Main Syllabus 2024

Paper – I: General Knowledge and General Studies

Unit – 1 – History
Part A – History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition and Heritage of Rajasthan
Major landmarks in the History of Rajasthan from Prehistoric times to close of 18th Century, Important dynasties, their administrative and revenue system.Salient events of 19th & 20th centuries: Peasant & Tribal Movements. Political Awakening, Freedom Movement and Integration.Heritage of Rajasthan: Performing & fine Art, Handicraft and Architecture: Fairs, Festivals, Folk Music and Folk DanceImportant works of Rajasthani Literature and Dialects of Rajasthan.Saints, Lok Devtas and eminent personalities of Rajasthan
Part B – Indian History & Culture
Indian heritage: Fine Art, Performing Art, Architecture & Literature from Indus Civilization to British Era.Religious Movements and religious philosophy in Ancient and Medieval India.History of Modern India from the beginning of 19th Century to 1965 AD:Significant events, personalities and issues.Indian National Movement- Its various stages & streams, important contributors and contributions 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 1950 AD)
Renaissance and Reformation.Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution.Imperialism and colonialism in Asia and Africa.Impact of World Wars.
Unit – 2 – Economics
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 the 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.
Unit – 3: Sociology, Management & Business Administration 
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 PromotionObjective, concept of maximisation 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 – Business Administration
Techniques of analysis of Financial statements, Basics of Working Capital Management, Responsibility and Social AccountingMeaning & Objectives of Auditing, Internal Control, Social, Performance and Efficiency Audit.Basics of different types of Budgeting, Budgetary control

Paper 2 – General Knowledge and General Studies

Unit – 1: Logical Reasoning, Mental Ability and Basic Numeracy
Logical Reasoning and Analytical AbilityNumber Series, Letter Series, Coding-DecodingProblems related to RelationsShapes and their Sub-sections, Venn DiagramProblems based on Clocks, Age and CalendarNumber system and order of MagnitudeSimultaneous Linear Equations in Two VariablesRatio and Proportion, Compound ProportionSquare Root, Cube Root, H.C.F. and L.C.M.Percentage, Simple and Compound InterestTime and Work, Speed and DistanceArea and Perimeter of Simple Geometrical Shapes, Volume and Surface Area of Sphere, Cone, Cylinder and CuboidsTrigonometry Ratios and AnglesData Analysis (Tables, Bar-Graph, Line Graph, Pie-Chart)Measures of Central Tendency, Mean, Mode, Median, Standard Deviation and VarianceProbability
Unit II – General Science & Technology
Motion, laws of motion, work energy and power, rotational motion, gravitation,simple harmonic motion, wavesProperties of matter, electrostatics, current electricity, moving charge and magnetism.Ray optics, Photoelectric effect, Nuclear physics, semiconductor devicesElectromagnetic waves, communication systems, basics of computers, use of information technology in administration, e-governance and e-commerce, contributions of Indian scientists in the development of scienceStates of matter, Atomic structure, chemical bonding and molecular structure, equilibriumsThermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, solid state, solutions, electro-chemistry, Chemical kineticsCharacteristic features of lifeNutrition in organismsPrincipal of inheritance and variationHuman health and diseasesBiotechnology and its applicationsBiodiversity and ConservationEcosystemsAgriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Dairy and Animal Husbandry with special reference to Rajasthan
Unit – 3: Earth Science (Geography and Geology)
Part A – World
Broad Physical Feature: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Lakes and Glaciers.Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Types, distribution and their impactEarth 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: Water, Forest, Soil, Rocks & Mineral: Types and their usesPopulation: 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: Metallic Minerals- Types, distribution and Industrial uses and their conservation, Non-Metallic Minerals- Types, distribution and Industrial uses and their conservation.Energy Resources: Conventional and Non-conventionalPopulation and Tribes.

Paper 3: General Knowledge and General Studies

Unit – 1: 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 conflictsState Politics of Rajasthan: Party System, Political Demography, Different phases of Political competition in Rajasthan, Panchayati Raj and Urban self Government InstitutionsEmerging 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 2: Concepts, Issues and Dynamics of Public Administration and Management
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 organisation: Hierarchy, Span of control and unity of commandFunctions of management, Corporate governance and social responsibilityNew dimensions of public management, management of change.Aptitude 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: organisation, 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, Lokayukta, Rajasthan Public Service Commission, Public Service Guarantee Act, 2011
Unit 3: Administrative Ethics, Behavior and Law
Part A – Administrative Ethics
Administrative Ethics: Ethics and human interface: Essence, Determinants and Consequences of ethic and human actions-Moral values (rights and Duties; Good and Virtues), Cardinal virtues of Plato, Utilitarianism- J.S. Mill, Freedom of will and moral responsibilityKantian ethics, Ethics of Bhagavad Gita and its role in administration.Dimension of ethics: Role of administrators in society and educational institution in the inculcatingEthics in private and public relationships- Behaviour, Moral and Political attitudes of administrators.
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 motivationMeeting 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 Duties.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 workplace, the protection of children from sexual offences Act2012, Laws related to child labour.Important Land Laws in Rajasthan: Rajasthan Land Revenue Act, 1956; Rajasthan Tenancy Act, 1955

Paper 4: General Hindi and General English

General Hindi – 120 Marks

RPSC Syllabus hindi

General English – 80 Marks

Part A – Grammar & Usage (20 Marks)
Correction of Sentences: 10 sentences for correction with errors related to Articles & DeterminersPrepositionsTenses & Sequence of TensesModalsVoice- Active & PassiveNarration- Direct & IndirectSynonyms & AntonymsPhrasal Verbs & IdiomsOne Word SubstituteWords that are 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)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who will release the RPSC Syllabus PDF 2024?

Rajasthan Public Service Commission.

How many questions will be asked in the RPSC Pre-Exam?

150 questions will be asked in the RPSC exam.

What will be the level of general English questions that will be asked in the exam?

The level of general English questions will be senior secondary level.

Will the questions from mathematics be asked in the RPSC exam?

Yes, mathematics questions will be asked in the second paper of General Studies, Logical Ability, Mental Ability and Numeracy are the parts of this paper.

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