RAS Syllabus -Topics to Prepare for Prelims & Mains

Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) has declared the latest RAS Syllabus 2021 in its notification on the official website. It had declared 988 vacancies for State Services and Subordinate Services. As thousands of aspirants apply for these prestigious jobs, it is important to prepare for the exam diligently according to the latest RAS Syllabus and exam pattern. Read further to get the most relevant information regarding the syllabus.

RPSC conducts the RAS Exam in three stages:

  1. Prelims 
  2. Mains
  3. Personal Interview

RAS Syllabus 2021

RPSC has uploaded the detailed and updated RAS Syllabus for the year 2021 on its official web portal. You may download it from there. We have also included the detailed syllabus in our guide to help our readers. Read further to get the syllabus for prelims and mains exams.

RAS Syllabus 2021: Prelims 

The complete list of RAS Syllabus topics for each section of the RAS Prelims Exam -:

Rajasthan’s History, Culture, Literature, Art, Tradition, and Heritage 

  • Salient features of Architecture, Major Landmarks
  • Freedom Movement, Political Awakening, and Integration
  • Rajasthan’s Literature, Culture, Traditions, and Heritage
  • Fairs, Festivals, Folk Music, and Folk Dances
  • Religious Movements, Saints & Lok Devtas
  • Important Tourist Places. Leading Personalities

Indian History 

  • Ancient and Medieval
  • Salient features and Major Landmarks 
  • Art, Literature, Culture, and Architecture.
  • Major Dynasties, Socio-Economic Conditions, Administrative System.
  • Prominent Movements. 
  • Modern Period
  • Significant events, issues, and personalities from the mid-18th century until the present
  • The Freedom Struggle & Indian National Movement
  • Post-independence Consolidation and Reorganization 
  • Social and Religious Reform movements (19th and 20th centuries)

Geography of Rajasthan

  • Natural Resources of Rajasthan
  • Broad physical features & Major physiographic divisions
  • Mines, Minerals. and Population
  • Major Industries and Industrial Development

Geography of World and India

  • World Geography
  • Broad Physical features
  • Wildlife and Biodiversity
  • Environmental and Ecological Issues
  • Major Industrial Regions
  • International Waterways
  • Geography of India
  •  Agriculture and Agro-based Activities. 
  •  Broad physical features & Major physiographic divisions 
  • Minerals & Natural Resources
  • Major Industries & Industrial development
  •  Transportation.
  •  Environmental Problems & Ecological Issues

Rajasthan’s Political and Administrative System 

  • Governor, State Assembly, Chief Minister, High Court, District Administration, Rajasthan Public Service Commission, State Human Rights Commission, State Election Commission, Lokayukta, State Information Commission
  • Legal Rights, Citizen Charter, and Public Policy

Indian Political System, Constitution, and Governance

  • Indian Political System and Governance
  • Constitutional Development & Indian Constitution
  • Public Policy & Rights

Indian Economy and Economic Concepts 

  • Basic Concepts of Economics 
  • Economic Development & Planning
  • Human Resource and Economic Development
  • Social Justice and Empowerment

Economy of Rajasthan

  • Macro Overview of the Economy

Current Affairs 

  • Major Current Events and Issues of Rajasthan
  • Persons and Places in recent news
  • National & International Importance
  • Games & Sports related Activities

Science & Technology 

  • Electronics, Information, Computers, and Communication Technology
  • Space Technology. Defense Technology. Nanotechnology
  • The human body, Food, Health care
  • Biotechnology, Biodiversity, and Genetic Engineering
  • Environmental & Ecological Changes 
  • Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry 
  • Development of Science and Technology in Rajasthan

Reasoning & Mental Ability 

  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning 
  • Deductive
  • Inductive
  • Abductive
  • Mental Ability
  • Basic Numeracy

RAS Syllabus 2021 for Mains 

The complete list of RAS Syllabus topics for each section of the RAS Main Exam -:

Paper I: General Studies Paper I Syllabus

  • Unit 1 
  • History:
  • History, Art, Literature, Culture, Tradition, and Heritage of Rajasthan
  • History & Culture of India
  • History of Modern World (up to 1950AD)
  • Unit 2 
  • Economics
  •  Indian Economy
  • World Economy
  • Rajasthan Economy
  • Unit 3 
  • Sociology
  • Management
  • Accounting & Auditing

Paper-II: General Studies Paper-II Syllabus

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

Paper III: General Studies Paper-III Syllabus

  • Unit 1 
  • Indian Political System
  • World Politics 
  • Current Affairs
  • Unit 2 
  • Concepts
  • Issues and Dynamics of Public Administration & Management
  • Unit 3 
  • Sports and Yoga
  • Behaviour & Law

Paper IV: General Hindi and General English Syllabus

  • Samanya Hindi (100 marks)
  • Comprehension
  • Translation
  • Precis Writing
  • General English (80 marks)
  • Grammar & Usage
  • Comprehension
  • Translation
  • Precis Writing
  • Composition
  • Letter Writing


The commission will call those applicants for a personal interview who will clear the mains exam. It has specified no syllabus for the interview round. In this round, the examiners will test the applicants’ mental ability, communication skills, knowledge, and personality. The commission will declare the final merit list based on the applicants’ performances in both mains and interview rounds. 


The Rajasthan Public Service Commission will declare the RAS Exam Date for 2021 soon on its official website. As it is one of the toughest exams in Rajasthan, it is crucial to prepare according to the syllabus specified by the RPSC. Aspirants may refer to the RAS Syllabus 2021 included above in our guide or download it from the RPSC’s official web portal @ rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in.


How many papers will be there in the RAS Prelims Exam 2021?

The RAS Prelims Exam 2021 will have only one paper on General Knowledge and General Science.

What is the weightage of the RAS Prelims and Mains Exam?

The RAS Prelims Exam is of 200 marks, while the RAS Mains Exam is of 800 marks. The prelims exam is of qualifying nature. The commission considers the marks of prelims only to find the eligible candidates for the next round. The final merit list will have marks for the mains exam and the interview.

Where can I find the RAS Syllabus 2021 in Hindi?

The commission has also released the RPSC RAS syllabus in Hindi on its official website @rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in. You can download the syllabus in Hindi from there.


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