RPSC Mains Exam 2018 Postponed: Ways to Revise Better in Extended Time

The result of RPSC Prelims 2018 has been declared. The RPSC Mains exam has been postponed which was scheduled to be conducted on 29 and 30 January 2019. Since the candidates have got some more time time to prepare, we are providing some tips and strategy to prepare in the best way.
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The RPSC Mains Exam 2018 has been postponed by the RPSC. No new dates have been announced by the RPSC till now. The RPSC conducted the Prelims Exam on August 5, 2018. The result of the Prelims Exam has been declared by the Commission and the dates of the RPSC Mains was also declared but now the Mains exam has been postponed.

With the extension in the dates, the candidates have now got some more time to prepare for the exam. This article will guide the candidates to utilise the extended time in the best way and to prepare better for the exam.

RPSC Mains Exam Syllabus

Let’s know the exam pattern of the RPSC Mains Exam first. The RPSC Mains Exam has four Papers as given below:






General Studies –I


3 Hours


General Studies –II


3 Hours


General Studies –III


3 Hours


General Hindi and General English


3 Hours

The Paper of General Hindi and General English will have the same level as that of the Senior Secondary Level.

RPSC Mains Exam 2018: Tips to Utilise the Extended Time

The candidates are aware of the fact that the syllabus of the RPSC Mains Exam is vast and it always needs much time for preparation. This postponing of the exam has come as a boon to the candidates and they should utilise it in the best possible way. Here are some tips to utilise this time in the best way:

RPSC Mains Exam: Tips and Strategy for Preparation

General Hindi and General English Paper: The candidates should not worry much about the Paper of General Hindia and General English and they should just practise writing answers on a regular basis. They should revise these topics and solve some mock test papers that will be enough. They have studied these subjects in their school level syllabus, so there is not much to worry.

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Current Affairs: The candidates should keep an eye on the latest developments around the world for the last six months.The candidates should read newspapers like The Hindu, Rajasthan Patrika, Dainik Jagaran etc. On a regular basis. Apart from the newspapers, they should also read the popular magazines like Yojana, Kurukshetra and Pratiyogita Darpan. These magazines have a good coverage of the latest developments. Reading the India Year Book is also beneficial for the candidates.

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Current affairs section will also test the developments in the state of Rajasthan. For this, the candidates should read “Sujas” that is published by Information and Public Relations Department of Government of Rajasthan.

Previous Year Papers: The candidates should refer to the previous year questions of the RPSC Mains exam in order to understand the nature, quality and difficulty level of the questions. They should practise these papers on a regular basis.

Do Not Learn Anything New: The candidates should keep in mind that they are in a stage where they should not learn anything new. They should just revise what they have studied till now. During the revision process they should go through the notes they have made on history, geography, culture, languages, fairs and festival of Rajsthan.

Regular Test Series: Now, it is the right time for the candidates when they went for test series. It is going to benefit them. The candidates should enrol themselves for the regular test series so that they can get ample amount of practice before exam. This regular test series will help the candidates practise locating places on the maps of Rajsthan, India and the World. Maps must be a regular habit for the candidates as questions are asked in the exam.

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Make a Date Sheet of Events: History is an important subject in the RPSC Mains Exam. The candidates should make a date sheet that mentions all the events in a chronological order. This way, they can help themselves learn the important details of the topic in history. Many a time, there are questions from the events of past which can be answered easily by following the method.

Recall the Economic Policies and Terms: Economics has always been important in the RPSC exams. Questions are asked in a good number from this subject. The candidates should recall all the economic policies and the terms. They should make a short note only for this topic for quick revision. The changes in these policies, if any, should be given the due importance as these may reflect in the exam.

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General Knowledge & General Studies: In the RPSC Mains Exam, questions will be asked from these topics. The students should prepare themselves for these topics. Questions will be analytical in nature in this Paper. The candidates should study with the help of their notes only. Studying through the books will not do much good. The Lucent GK is worthy to be read during the praparation. It is also advised to have the idea of the types of the questions asked in the previous year exams.

Avoid Distractions: The candidates have got this extra time as a windfall. They should utilise in making their exams better. In order to make the best use of the time, they should keep from any possible distractions like TV and Mobile phones. If they can keep themselves from these distractions then they will surely get the desired success.   

Now, the candidates should make a concrete plan of study for this extended time and start their preparation in the same way. Adhering to all the tips and ways they are supposed to achieve good results.

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