Frequently Asked Questions on RAS Exams
This page lists all the frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) with respect to RAS Pre & Mains examination, that we receive in email & on Portals. Users are requested to post their query, doubt, questions in comment section, if its not addressed on the page.
Minimum age is 21 Years as on 1st of January of that/next year of release of notification.
Maximum age for general category aspirants is 40 years (based on RAS 2018 Notification). However there is certain age relaxation as:
Based on RAS 2018 Notification
—-SC / ST / BC / OBC of Rajasthan Male – 5 years
—-SC / ST / BC / OBC of Rajasthan Female – 10 years
—-Females – General Category – 5 years
—-Widow Women – No Age limit
—-Persons with Benchmark Disabilities: General – 10 years
—-BC / OBC – 13 years
—-SC / ST – 15 years
—-State Govt. serving employees – 45 Years (max. age)
—-Serving in state public sector Undertakings/Corporations – 40 years
Note: Age criteria in RAS Exam tends to change in each notification (+-5 years), hence, one needs to refer to see latest notification.
There is no criteria on number of attempts in RAS Examination (As of RAS 2018 Notification)
They are available in English. If you are based out of Rajasthan search in any popular book store. For outside Rajasthan & others who want to purchase online – please check out – Rajasthan Adhyayan Books in English.
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In RAS 2018, around 4,97,045 candidates had registered for the examination, out of which, 3,76,762 candidates (75.8%) appeared for the preliminary examination that was held on August 5 at 1,454 centres for recruitment to 980 vacancies in various government offices in the state.
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RAS/UPSC mains papers are lengthy papers and so with content (quality) of answer, the writing speed also matters significantly. Now, writing speed has two aspects one is physical i.e. how fast you can actually write from your hand and other is speed at which your mind can process the content of answer. Now, when you are from English medium background, the natural flow of thoughts (sentence formation) in english language is naturally better and faster. If you choose hindi, there is chance that you will be converting an answer that is coming to your naturally in english to hindi and writing that. Hence, whatever the case may be, writing answers in your natural, fluent & practised language may help you reap better rewards.
Except Paper 4, where language of answer is usually specified in questions/sections. As per RAS 2018 notification, All papers shall be answered either in Hindi or in English, but no candidate shall be permitted to answer any one paper partly in Hindi and partly in English unless specifically allowed to do so.
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