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RPSC RAS Main Exam 2018 Tips ans Strategy for Preparation

The result of RPSC 2018 Prelims Exam has been declared but the RPSC Mains exam 2018 have been extended which was earlier scheduled to be held on 29 and 30 January 2019. Number of candidates that will be called into the RPSC Mains exam will be 15 times to the number of the vacancies as per the Commission. In this article, we are providing some important tips and strategy for the Main exam to prepare in the best way and to enhance the chances of success in the exam.

Jan 24, 2019 12:29 IST
RPSC Main Exam Tips and Strategy
RPSC Main Exam Tips and Strategy

The Rajsthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) conducts the exam for various posts of Rajsthan Administrative Services. The Preliminary Exam was conducted on August 5, 2018. The result has been declared and the Commission has declared the dates of the Main examination, which was scheduled to be held on 29 and 30 January 2019 but now it has been extended. The candidates, who has cleared the RPSC Prelims exam, will appear in the RPSC Mains exam. The number of the candidates to be called for the Main exam will be 15 times as that of the number of vacancies. So, there will be a fierce competition.

The RPSC Mains exam will have four Papers that are listed below:

Paper Subject Marks Time
I General Studies –I 200 3 Hours
II General Studies –II 200 3 Hours
III General Studies –III 200 3 Hours
IV General Hindi and General English 200 3 Hours

All these Papers will be descriptive in nature and will carry short, medium and long answer type questions with them. The Paper of General Hindi and General English will have the same level as that of the Senior Secondary Level.

RPSC Mains Exam Syllabus

Some General Tips for the Preparation of the RPSC Main Exam

We all know that every mind has its own way of understanding things, but in exams, when everybody has to follow the same syllabus, it is imperative that there should be some common ways to prepare. Here are a few tips and tricks for the aspirants who are going to appear in the Main exam of RPSC:
• Read and understand the complete Syllabus of the RPSC Main Exam first.
• Refer to the previous year question papers of the RPSC Main exam to understand the nature, quality and difficulty level of the questions asked in the exam. Also, practise these papers on a regular basis to acquaint yourself with the exam.
• Make notes on the basis of the syllabus and revise it regularly.
• Do not change the books during your preparation. Once you are done with the books, then just stick to these books only.
• Develop the habit of reading the newspapers. Though at times, going through the newspaper is not possible, then you can read the current affairs that are published monthly.
• Prepare a comprehensive note on the history, geography, culture, languages, fairs and festival of Rajsthan.
• Keep practising answering, once you have a good command over the subjects.
• Enrol yourself for the regular test series so that you can be ready when needed actually. A constant practice keeps your brain exam ready without any fear of the exam.
• Every exam is all about one’s patience, discipline and constant practice. So, develop a strong time-table and stick to it with sufficient time for the revision process in between.
• For the upcoming Main Exam, the aspirants should keep on practising the writing in order not to lose the writing speed.
• Keep maps of Rajsthan, India and the World along with you for the purpose of referring to them when needed. Maps must be a regular habit for the aspirants as many questions pop out of it in the exam.
• Keep yourself engaged with magazines like Pratiyogita Darpan and a good book on State GK.
• Save yourself from the distractions like TV and Mobile phones so that you can utilise your time in the best way.
• Last, but not the least, keep yourself fit and fine. Live stress free and do not panic. Things will be fine if you are fine within.

Tips for the Preparation of GS Papers for RPSC Main Exam

Tips for Current Affairs:
For Current Affairs, aspirants should read newspapers like The Hindu, Rajasthan Patrika, Dainik Jagaran etc. Apart from this, there are magazines like Yojana, Kurukshetra and Pratiyogita Darpan. Aspirants can also refer to the India year book and Sujas Monthly published by Information and Public Relations Department of Government of Rajasthan.

RPSC Prelims Cut Off

RPSC Main Exam Books for Preparation of GS Papers

Paper – I
General Knowledge and General Studies
Unit I- History

History is an important subject for the RPSC Main exam. Having good books for the preparation is always desirable. Here is a list of the important books that should be referred for the preparation.

Titles Authors
History of Rajasthan Dr. Gopichand Sharma
History of medieval India Satish Chandra
India's struggle for Independence Bipin Chandra
History of modern India Bipin Chandra
Art and Culture Nitin Singhaniya
Art and culture of Rajasthan Jaisingh Neeraj

For the preparation of Economics, one should refer Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh. Also, Economy of Rajasthan by Laxminarayan Nathuramka is a good book for State Economics. Aspirants should also refer the Economic Survey of India and Budget of India along with Rajasthan.

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Paper –II
General Knowledge and General Studies

A good number of questions will be asked based on Logical Reasoning and Mental Ability for which aspirants should refer the book Logical Reasoning and Mental Ability by R. S Agarwal. Coming to the part India and World Geography, the book written by Majid Hussain is commendable. For the Geography of Rajasthan, the book by L.R. Bhalla and Dr Harimohan saxena is a standard one to read. For Environment and Geology, the one written by Ojha is worth reading.

General Knowledge and General Studies

Indian Polity, Public Administration and Management are the topics that are asked in Paper-III. Standard books for these topics are Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth and Public Administration and Management that too by M Laxmikanth. These books are good for the conceptual clarity also. There are ample study materials in these books for the aspirants to have the advantage of.

Paper – IV
General Hindi and General English

The Paper of General Hindi and General English will have the same level as that of the Senior Secondary Level. For the Paper General Hindi, aspirants can refer to the book written by Dr Raghav Prakash and can also refer to the books for Hindi Grammar from class 9 to 12 prescribed by RBSE. For General English Paper, aspirants can refer either the book by Wren and Martin or any other good book like Objective General English by S P Bakshi published by Arihant Publications.
Now, there are all the possible resources and help available to the aspirants be it books, strategy and other things. They should make a concrete plan of study and start the same way for the preparation. Following all the tips and ways to study, aspirants are supposed to achieve what they want to.

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