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RPSC RAS Syllabus 2023

RPSC RAS 2023 Syllabus: The RPSC RAS Mains 2023 syllabus is released by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission. The syllabus is uploaded on the official website of the RPSC RAS exam, paper wise which means the syllabus for each paper is uploaded separately in different pdf files. Candidates who have qualified for their RPSC RAS Prelims and now wish to appear in RPSC RAS Mains 2023 exam should check out the syllabus of RPSC RAS Mains 2023. 

RPSC RAS Exam Syllabus

In this article, you can find the detailed and paper-wise RPSC RAS Syllabus. Below we have created a table that consists of all the structured syllabus topic-wise and paper-wise.

Please look at the table below to find the RPSC RAS 2023 syllabus:

RPSC RAS Mains Syllabus 2023 - Paper-I

Unit 1- Part A (History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition, and Heritage of Rajasthan)

  • Heritage of Rajasthan: Performing & fine Art, Handicraft and Architecture; Fairs, Festivals, Folk Music and Folk Dance.
  • Major landmarks in the History of Rajasthan from Pre-historic time to close of 18th Century, Important dynasties, their administrative and revenue system.
  • Saints, Lok Devtas, and eminent personalities of Rajasthan
  • Salient events of 19th & 20th centuries: Peasant & Tribal Movements. Political Awakening, Freedom Movement and Integration.
  • Important works of Rajasthani Literature and Dialects of Rajasthan.

Unit 1- Part B (Indian, History & Culture)

  • Indian heritage: Fine Art, Performing Art, Architecture & Literature from Indus Civilization to British Era.
  • History of Modern India from the beginning of 19th Century to 1965 AD: Significant events, personalities, and issues.
  • Religious Movements and religious philosophy in Ancient and Medieval India.
  • Socio-religious Reform Movements in 19th and 20th Century.
  • Post-Independence consolidation and reorganization.
  • Indian National Movement- Its various stages & streams, important contributors, and contributions from different parts of the country.

Unit 1- Part C (History of Modern World)

  • Renaissance and Reformation.
  • Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution.
  • Impact of World Wars
  • Imperialism and colonialism in Asia and Africa.

Unit-2: Part A (Indian Economy Major Sectors of Economy)

  • Banking Sector: 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.
  • Primary Sectors of Economy: Industrial, Agriculture, Service.
  • 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.

Unit-2: Part B (World Economy)

  • Concept of Developing, Emerging, and Developed countries. India in Global Scenario
  • Global Economic Issues and trends: Role of World Bank, IMF & WTO.

Unit-2: Part C (Economy of Rajasthan)

  • Industrial Sector - Growth and recent trends.
  • Growth, Development & Planning with special reference to Rajasthan.
  • Major Development Projects of Rajasthan- their objectives and impact.
  • Public-Private Partnership Model for Economic Transformation in Rajasthan.
  • Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Dairy, and Animal husbandry with special reference to Rajasthan.
  • Recent development and issues in the service sector of Rajasthan.
  • Demographic Scenario of the State and its impact on Rajasthan Economy.

Unit-3: Part A (Sociology Development of Sociological Thought in India)

  • Social Values Caste Class & Occupation Sanskritization Varna, Ashram, Purushartha and Sanskar Vyavastha Secularism Issues and Problems of Society.
  • Tribal community of Rajasthan: Bhil, Mina (Meena), and Garasia.

Unit-3: Part B (Management)

  • The modern concept of Marketing, Marketing Mix – Product, Price, Place, and Promotion
  • Management – Scope, concept, functions of Management – Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Direction, Coordination and Control, Decision-Making: concept, process, and techniques.
  • Concept and Main theories of Leadership and Motivation, Communication, Basics of recruitment, selection, induction, training & development, and appraisal system.
  • Objective, the concept of maximization of wealth, Sources of Finance – Short and Long term, Capital Structure, Cost of Capital

Unit-3: Part C (Accounting & Auditing)

  • Basics of different types of Budgeting, Budgetary control
  • Meaning & Objectives of Auditing, Internal Control, Social, Performance, and Efficiency Audit.
  • Techniques of analysis of financial statements, Basics of Working Capital Management, Responsibility and Social Accounting

RPSC RAS Mains Syllabus 2023- Paper-II (General Studies-II) Syllabus

Unit-1 (Administrative Ethics Ethics and Human Values)

  • Ethics in private and public relationships- Behaviour, Moral and Political attitudes of administrators - Philosophical basis of Integrity.
  • Ethical concept-Rit and Rin, the concept of Duties, the concept of Good, and Virtues.
  • Ethics and Human Values: Lesson from lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers, and administrators. Role of family, society, and educational institutions in inculcating values.
  • Ethics of Bhagavad Geeta and its role in Administration.
  • Gandhian Ethics.
  • Psycho-Stress Management.
  • Contribution of Moral Thinkers and Philosophers from India & World.
  • Case Studies.
  • Emotional Intelligence - Concepts and their Utilities.

Paper-II: Unit-2 (General Science & Technology Nanotechnology)


  • Nuclear technology: Basic concept, radioactivity, and its applications, different types of nuclear reactors, civilian and military uses. Institutional structure for the development of nuclear technology in India.
  • Electromagnetic waves, communication systems, basics of computers, use of information technology, e-governance, and e-commerce in administration.
  • Nanotechnology: Concept and its application; Nano Mission of India.
  • Telecommunication: Basic concept, Telecom application for socio-economic development of masses, Indian telecom industry with a brief history, National Telecom Policy and TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India)
  • Food and Human Health: General Awareness of Balanced and Unbalanced Food, Malnutrition, Intoxicants, Blood, Blood Group and Immunity (Antigen, Antibodies), Blood Transfusion, Immunization & Vaccination.
  • Human diseases: Communicable & Non-Communicable Diseases, Acute, and Chronic Diseases; Causes and Prevention of Infectious, Genetic and Lifestyle Disease.
  • General awareness of digestive, respiratory, circulatory, excretory, coordination and reproductive system of Humans
  • Public Health Initiatives with special reference to the State of Rajasthan
  • Defense: Types of missiles with reference to the India Missile Programme; Various chemical and biological weapons; Role of DRDO in various fields (other than weapons).
  • States of Matter
  • Allotropes of carbon.
  • pH Scale and importance of pH in daily life.
  • Corrosion and its prevention
  • Catalyst
  • Soap and Detergents - cleansing action of soap.
  • Polymers and their uses
  • Application of Biotechnology and concerned Ethical and Intellectual Property Right Issues.
  • Water quality and water purification.
  • Contribution of Indian Scientists in Science and Technology.
  • Atmosphere: Composition and Basic nutrient cycling (Nitrogen, Carbon and Water Cycles)
  • Water Conservation with special reference to the Traditional Systems in the State of Rajasthan.
  • Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Dairy, and Animal Husbandry with special reference to Rajasthan.
  • Ecosystem: Structure and Function.
  • Climate Change; Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy.
  • Environmental Pollution and Degradation; Waste Management.
  • Biodiversity and its conservation with special reference to the state of Rajasthan.

Unit-3 (Earth Science- Geography & Geology)


  • Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Types, distribution and their impact on Earth and its Geological time scale.
  • World Broad Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Lakes, and Glaciers.
  • Current Geopolitical Problems.

Unit 3: Part B


  • Major Physiographic divisions of India.
  • Natural Resources: (a) Water, Forest, Soil (b) Rocks & Mineral: Types and their uses
  • Population: Growth, Distribution, and Density, Sex-ratio, Literacy, urban and Rural Population
  • India Broad Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Lakes, and Glaciers.
  • Climate - Origin of Monsoon, Seasonal Climatic conditions, Distribution of rainfall and climatic regions,

Unit 3: Part C

  • Agriculture - Major Crops. Mineral Resources: (i) Metallic Minerals- Types, distribution, and Industrial uses and their conservation. (ii)Non-Metallic Minerals- Types, distribution, and Industrial uses and their conservation.
  • Major Physiographic Regions.
  • Livestock, Wildlife, and its Conversation.
  • Rajasthan Broad Physical Features: Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Rivers, and Lakes.
  • Natural Vegetation and Climate.
  • Energy Resources: Conventional and Non-conventional Population and Tribes.

RPSC RAS Exam Syllabus - Paper-III (General Studies-III)

Unit:1 (Indian Politics)

  • 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
  • Indian Constitution: Framing, Features, Amendments, Basic Structure.
  • Ideological Contents: Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy, Fundamental Duties.
  • State Politics of Rajasthan: Party System, Political Demography, Different phases of Political competition in Rajasthan, Panchayati Raj and Urban Self-Government Institutions
  • 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 conflicts
  • 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.
  • Emerging World Order in the post-Cold War era, USA’s hegemony and its resistance, UN and Regional Organizations, International Terrorism and Environmental issues.
  • 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


  • 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.
  • Attitude and foundational values of civil services: integrity, impartiality, non-partisanship, dedication to public service, the relationship between generalists and specialists.
  • District administration: organization, the role of District Collector and Superintendent of Police, Sub-divisional and Tehsil 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.
  • Legislative & Judicial control over administration: various methods and techniques of legislative & judicial control.
  • Development Administration: Meaning, Scope, and Characteristics.
  • State Human Rights Commission, State Election Commission, Lokayukta, Rajasthan Public Service Commission, Public Service Guarantee Act, 2011
  • Administrative setup, administrative culture in Rajasthan: Governor, Chief Minister, Council of Ministers, State Secretariat, and Chief Secretary.

Unit-3 (Sports and Yoga, Behavior and Law)

Part A (Sports and Yoga)

  • Sports Policies of India.
  • National Awards of Sports. (Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Maharana Pratap Award, etc.)
  • Participation of Indian Athletes in Olympics and Para-Olympic Games
  • Eminent Players of India.
  • Rajasthan State Sports Council.
  • Yoga - Positive way of Life.
  • First Aid in Sports.

Unit-3: Part B (Behavior Intelligence)


  • Meeting Life Challenges Stress: Nature, type, Sources, Symptoms, Effects, Stress Management, Promotion of Positive health and well-being.
  • Intelligence: Cognitive intelligence, social intelligence, Emotional intelligence, Cultural intelligence, and Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligence.
  • Learning and Motivation: styles of learning, Models of memory, causes of forgetting. Classification and types of motives, Theories of work motivation, Assessment of motivation
  • Personality: Psychoanalytical theories, Trait and Type theories, Determinants of personality, and Assessment of personality.

Unit-3: Part C (Law)


  • 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 in the workplace, the protection of children from sexual offenses Act 2012, Laws related to child labor.
  • Concepts of Law: Ownership and possession, Personality, Liability, Rights, and Duties.
  • Important Land Laws in Rajasthan: Rajasthan Land Revenue Act, 1956; Rajasthan Tenancy Act, 1955

RPSC RAS 2023 Syllabus- Paper-IV (General Hindi and English) Syllabus

General Hindi


  • Part A: General Hindi Grammar
  • Part B: Precise Writing, Translation, Letter Writing etc.
  • Part C: Essay Writing

General English Part A (Grammar & Usage)

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

General English Part B (Comprehension, Translation & Precise Writing)

  • Translation of five sentences from Hindi to English.
  • Comprehension of an Unseen Passage (250 Words approximately) 05 Questions based on the passage.
  • Precis Writing (a short passage of approximately 150-200 words)

General English Part C (Composition & Letter Writing)


  • Letter Writing or Report Writing (approximately 150 words)
  • Elaboration of a given theme (Any 1 out of 3, approximately 150 words)
  • Paragraph Writing- Any 01 paragraph out of three given topics (approximately 200 words)
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