RPSC RAS Syllabus 2023

RPSC Syllabus For RAS Exam 2023 | The Mains Syllabus for RPSC RAS Exam 2023 includes 4 Papers (Paper I, II, III for General Knowledge & General Science, and Paper-IV for General English and Hindi.

The examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. The Standard of the paper will be that of Bachelor’s Degree Level.

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates, who are declared qualified for admission to Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.

The RAS PRE 2023 Examination will consist of one paper on the subject specified below, which will be of objective type and carry a maximum of 200 marks.

RPSC RAS Pre Syllabus 2023

History, Art, Culture,  Literature,


Tradition & Heritage of Rajasthan

  • Major Landmarks in the History of Rajasthan,
  • Freedom Movement, Political Awakening, and Integration
  • Salient features of Architecture – Forts and Monuments Arts, Paintings, and Handicrafts.
  • Important Works of Rajasthani literature.
  • Local Dialects Fairs, Festivals, Folk Music, and Folk Dances.
  • Rajasthani Culture, Traditions, and Heritage.
  • Religious Movements, Saints & Lok devtas of Rajasthan.
  • Important Tourist Places. Leading Personalities of Rajasthan
  • Indian History
    • Ancient & Medieval Period:

      • Salient features and Major Landmarks of Ancient and Medieval India Art,
      • Culture, Literature, and Architecture.
      • Major Dynasties, Their Administrative System. Socio-Economic Conditions,
      • Prominent Movements.
    • Modern Period:

      •  Modern Indian history (from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present)- significant events, personalities, and issues.
      •  The Freedom Struggle & Indian National Movement- its various stages and important contributors and contributions from different parts of the country.
      • Social and Religious Reform movements in the 19th and 20th centuries.
      • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country
  • Geography of the World and India
    • World Geography:
      • Broad Physical features.
      • Environmental and Ecological Issues.
      • Wildlife and Biodiversity.
      • International Waterways.
      • Major Industrial Regions.
    • Geography of India:
      •  Broad physical features and Major physiographic divisions.
      •  Agriculture and Agro-based Activities.
      •  Minerals – Iron, Manganese, Coal, Oil & Gas, Atomic minerals.
      • Major Industries and Industrial development.
      •  Transportation– major transport corridors.
      •  Natural Resources.
      •  Environmental Problems and Ecological Issues
  • Geography of Rajasthan
  • Broad physical features and Major physiographic divisions.
  • Natural Resource of Rajasthan- Climate, Natural Vegetation, Forests, Wildlife, and Biodiversity Major irrigation projects.
  • Mines and Minerals. Population.
  • Major Industries and Potential for Industrial Development
  • Indian Constitution, Political System, and Governance
  • Constitutional Development & Indian Constitution:
    • 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.
  • Indian Political System and Governance:
    •  Nature of Indian State, Democracy in India, Reorganization of States, Coalition Governments, Political Parties, National Integration.
    • Union and State Executive; Union and State Legislative, Judiciary
    • 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).
    • Local Self Government & Panchayati Raj
  • Public Policy & Rights:
    •  National Public Policy as a welfare state,
    •  Various Legal Rights and Citizen Charter
  • Political and Administrative System of Rajasthan
  • Governor, Chief Minister, State Assembly, High Court, Rajasthan Public Service Commission, District Administration, State Human Rights Commission, Lokayukta, State Election Commission, State Information Commission.
  • Public Policy, Legal Rights, and Citizen Charter.
  • Economic Concepts and Indian Economy
  • Basic Concepts of Economics:
    • Basic Knowledge of Budgeting, Banking, Public Finance, National Income, Growth and Development
    • Accounting- Concept, Tools, and Uses in Administration
    • Stock Exchange and Share Market
    • Fiscal and Monetary Policies
    • Subsidies, Public Distribution System
    • e-Commerce
    • Inflation- Concept, Impact and Control Mechanism
  • Economic Development & Planning : –
    • 5 Year Plans – Objectives, Strategies, and Achievements.
    •  Major Sectors of Economy- Agriculture, Industry, Service, and Trade- Current Status, Issues & initiatives.
    • Major Economic Problems and Government Initiatives. Economic Reforms and Liberalization
  • Human Resource and Economic Development:-
    • Human Development Index Poverty and Unemployment:- Concept, Types, Causes, Remedies, and Current Flagship Schemes.
  • Social Justice and Empowerment:
    •  Provisions for Weaker Sections.
  • The economy of Rajasthan
  • A macro overview of the Economy.
  •  Major Agricultural, Industrial, and Service Sector Issues. Growth, Development, and Planning.
  • Infrastructure & Resources.
  • Major Development Projects.
  • Programs and Schemes- Government Welfare Schemes for SC/ST/Backward Class/Minorities/Disabled Persons, Destitute, Women, Children, Old Age People, Farmers & Labourers.
  • Science & Technology Basics of Everyday Science.
  • Electronics, Computers, Information, and Communication Technology.
  • Space Technology including Satellites. Defense Technology. Nanotechnology.
  • The human body, Food, and Nutrition, Health care.
  • Environmental and Ecological Changes and their Impacts.
  • Biodiversity, Biotechnology, and Genetic Engineering.
  • Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, and Animal Husbandry with special reference to Rajasthan.
  • Development of Science and Technology in Rajasthan.
  • Reasoning & Mental Ability
  • Logical Reasoning (Deductive, Inductive, Abductive):
    • Statement and Assumptions, Statement and Argument, Statements and Conclusion, Courses of Action.
    • Analytical Reasoning.
  • Mental Ability:
    • Number series, Letter series, Odd man out, Coding-Decoding, Problems relating to Relations, Shapes, and their sub-sections.
  • Basic Numeracy:
    • Elementary knowledge of Mathematical and Statistical Analysis.
    • Number System, Order of Magnitude, Ratio, and Proportion, Percentage, Simple and Compound Interest, Data Analysis (Tables, Bar diagram, Line graph, Pie-chart).
  • Current Affairs


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

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RPSC RAS Mains Syllabus

Paper 1


General Knowledge and General Studies

  • Unit I- History
Part A – History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition, and Heritage of Rajasthan
  • Major landmarks in the History of Rajasthan from Prehistoric time to close of 18th Century, Important dynasties, their administrative and revenue system.
  • Salient events of the 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 Dance
  • Important works of Rajasthani Literature and Dialects of Rajasthan.
  • Saints, Lok Devtas and eminent personalities of Rajasthan

Part B – Indian History & Culture of 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 the 19th and 20th Century.
  • Post Independence consolidation and reorganization – Accession of princely states & Linguistic reorganization of the states.

Part C – History of Modern World (up to 1950AD)

  • Renaissance and Reformation.
  • Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution.
  • Imperialism and colonialism in Asia and Africa.
  •  Impact of World Wars.
Unit II- EconomicsPart 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 III- Sociology, Management, Accounting & AuditingPart 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.
  •  The modern concept of Marketing, Marketing Mix – Product, Price, Place, and Promotion
  • Objective, the concept of maximization 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 Accounting
  • Meaning & 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 I- Logical Reasoning, Mental Ability, and Basic Numeracy
  • Logical Reasoning (Deductive, Inductive, Abductive):
    • Statement and Assumptions, Statement and Argument, Statements and Conclusion, Courses of Action.
    • Analytical Reasoning.
  • Mental Ability:
    • Number series, Letter series, Odd man out, Coding-Decoding, Problems relating to Relations, Shapes, and their sub-sections.
  • Basic Numeracy:
    • Elementary knowledge of Mathematical and Statistical Analysis.
    • Number System, Order of Magnitude, Ratio, and Proportion, Percentage, Simple and Compound Interest, Data Analysis (Tables, Bar diagram, Line graph, Pie-chart).
Unit II- General Science & Technology
  • Motion, laws of motion, work energy and power, rotational motion, simple harmonic motion, gravitation, waves.
  • Properties of matter, electrostatics, current electricity, moving charge and magnetism.
  • Ray optics, Nuclear physics, semiconductor devices
  • Electromagnetic 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 science.
  • States of matter, Atomic structure, chemical bonding and molecular structure, equilibriums
  • Thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, solid state, solutions, electro chemistry, Chemical kinetics
  • Characteristic feature of life
  • Nutrition in organisms
  • Principal of inheritance and variation
  • Human health and diseases
  • Biotechnology and its applications
  • Biodiversity and conservation
  • Ecosystems Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Dairy and Animal Husbandry with special reference to Rajasthan.
Unit III- Earth Science
  • Ethics and Human Values: Lesson from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers, and administrators. Role of family, society, and educational institutions in inculcating values.
  • Ethical concept-Rit and Rin, the concept of Duties, the concept of Good and Virtues.
  • Ethics in private and public relationships- Behaviour, Moral and Political attitudes of administrators – Philosophical basis of Integrity.
  • Ethics of Bhagavad Geeta and its role in Administration.
  • Gandhian Ethics.
  • Contribution of Moral Thinkers and Philosophers from India & World.
  • Psycho-Stress Management.
  • Case Studies.
  • Emotional Intelligence – Concepts and their Utilities
Unit III- Earth Science (Geography & Geology)Part A- World:
  • Broad Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Lakes and Glaciers.
  • Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Types, distribution, and their impact Earth 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 uses
  • Population: 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 conservation.
    • Non-Metallic Minerals- Types, distribution, and Industrial uses and their conservation.
  • Energy Resources: Conventional and Non-conventional Population and Tribes.
Paper 3


General Knowledge and a General Studies

  • Unit I- Indian Political System, World Politics and Current Affairs
  • Indian Constitution
  • Ideological Contents:
  • Institutional framework- I
  • Institutional Framework- II
  • Institutional Framework- III
  • Political Dynamics
  • State Politics of Rajasthan
  • Emerging 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
  • Geo-political and Strategic development in South Asia, South East Asia, and West Asia and their impact on India.
  • Current Affairs
Unit II- 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 organization: Hierarchy, Span of control and unity of command
  • Functions of management, Corporate governance, and social responsibility
  • New dimensions of public management, management of change.
  • Attitude and foundational values of civil services: integrity, impartiality, and non-partisanship, dedication to public service, the 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: organization, the 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 III- Administrative Ethics, Behaviour, and LawPart A: Administrative Ethics
  • Dimensions of Ethics
  • Administrative Ethics
  • Ethics in Private and Public Relationships

Part B: Behaviour

  • Intelligence
  • Personality
  • Learning and Motivation
  • Meeting Life Changes: Stress

Part C: Law

  • Concepts of Law
  • Contemporary Legal Issues
  • Important Land Laws in Rajasthan
  • Crimes against Women and Children
Paper 4


General Hindi and General English

General English


Part A: Grammar and Usage

  • Correction of Sentences: 10 sentences for correction with errors related to Articles & Determiners
  • Prepositions
  • Tenses & Sequence of Tenses
  • Modals
  • Voice- Active & Passive
  • Narration- Direct & Indirect
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Phrasal Verbs & Idioms
  • One Word Substitute
  • Words often Confused or Misused

Part B: Comprehension, Translation, and Precis Writing

  • 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

  • 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)


General Hindi 

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