RAS Pre 2018: Paper Analysis

RAS Pre 2018: Paper Analysis

RAS 2018 Preliminary examination was held in 05 August 2018. The RAS/RTS Comb. Comp. Exam – 2018 (Pre) G.K and G.S included questions from various topics of syllabus (download) of RAS pre examination. This post contains RAS 2018 prelims paper analysis w.r.t questions vs topics in syllabus. The post is aimed to help students understand the relevance of various topics in the exam. Let’s begin RAS Pre 2018 Paper Analysis

First: Few important things to note regarding RAS preliminary paper

  • The RAS Preliminary Examination consists of one paper on General Knowledge and General Science with 200 marks and duration of 3 hours. Unlike UPSC there in no separate CSAT paper and quantitative aptitude is part of Paper I itself and also its numbers are counted.
  • There are 150 questions of multiple choice (Objective Type), carrying equal marks.
  • There is negative marking with 1/3 mark being deducted for each wrong answer.

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RAS Pre 2018 Paper Analysis

Below is the number of questions that came from each topic of RAS prelims syllabus.

RAS/RTS Comb. Comp. Exam – 2018 (Pre) G.K and GK Paper

Section No. Topics Percent Number of Questions
A Rajasthan History, Culture, Literature 9% 13
B India History 10% 15
C Geography of India & World 7% 11
D Rajasthan Geography 12% 18
E India Polity 10% 15
F Rajasthan Polity 5% 8
G India Economy 5% 8
H Rajasthan Economy 4% 6
I Science & Technology 9% 14
J Reasoning & Mental Ability 13% 20
K Current Affairs
1 Rajasthan Schemes & Policy 3% 4
2 Rajasthan Committees & Boards 0% 0
3 Rajasthan Misc. 2% 3
4 India Defence 1% 2
5 Indian (Union Govt.) Scheme 0% 0
6 India & World Current Affairs 9% 13
  Total 100% 150

The other way to look at the data:

RAS Pre 2018 Analysis

Comparison: RAS Pre 2016 Vs RAS Pre 2018

Section Topic Number of Question  
    RAS 2016 RAS 2018 Min Questions Asked
A Rajasthan History, Culture, Literature 15 13 13
B India History 10 15 10
C Geography of India & World 6 11 6
D Rajasthan Geography 15 18 15
E India Polity 11 15 11
F Rajasthan Polity 12 8 8
G India Economy 8 8 8
H Rajasthan Economy 4 6 4
I Science & Technology 15 14 14
J Reasoning & Mental Ability 21 20 20
K Current Affairs  
1 Rajasthan Schemes & Policy 11 4 4
2 Rajasthan Committees & Boards 5 0 0
3 Rajasthan Misc. 3 3 3
4 India Defence 2 2 2
5 Indian (Union Govt.) Scheme 1 0 0
6 India & World Current Affairs 11 13 11
  Total 150 150  

Conclusions: RAS Pre 2018 Paper Analysis

  • From National or India section – History, Polity & Economy had most questions.
  • There were 13 questions from India & world current affairs(main focus sports) – which means that one should focus not only on Rajasthan Current Affairs but cover other as well.
  • Both Science & Technology and Quantitative Aptitude cannot be ignored if one wants to pass RAS preliminary examination -combined these two topics have around 35 questions.

This is just a basic analysis, but as nothing is consistent as far as public service examinations are concerned, so the idea is to do a basic self-analysis from the above data and re-orient/check your study plan for RAS 2019 Preliminary Examination.

Feel free to discuss your observation in Comments.

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