Rajasthan Govt. approve New RAS Exam pattern

Rajasthan Govt. today approve the new pattern for upcoming RAS(Rajasthan Administrative Services) and subordinate services to make the drill rational and uniform for examinees from different streams/courses. The State Cabinet today, under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, accorded its approval to the proposal for amendment in the rules for the examinations. As per the amended pattern now the preliminary examination, in the two-phased process, would comprise of one 200 marks paper with objective type questions on General Science, Awareness and Intelligence and Aptitude. Presently, preliminary examination comprises two papers.
As per new pattern now RAS Exam will have Four papers in RAS Pre examination while approx. 12.5% Marks of Interview will be added in RAS Examination. Decision was taken today in a meeting held under Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot. Earlier Department of Personnel(DoP)invited suggestion and feedback on proposed new pattern and finally today new pattern is approved. Still upcoming RAS Exam 2012 scheduled in April 2012(As per RPSC Exam calendar 2012) will be held as per old pattern.  But this decision will definitely help new aspirants while it will be major setback for those who are preparing from last 1-2 years for upcoming RAS Examination.
Whats NEW: Rajasthan Govt. approve the changes in RAS Examination rules 1999 to attract more brains from market in services. This rules will be applicable from RAS Exam 2013. Now RAS Mains will have single Objective question paper which will have question related to  Rajasthan, India GK, General Science and Apptitude exam paper for 200 marks, which will not be included in main exam. RAS Main will have 15 times candidates of total post. RAS Main will have Four paper each carrying 200 marks from which Three paper will be from General Science and general studies while Fourth paper will be from Hindi & English Language. Interview will have total 100 Marks.  Govt. also approve increase in Non-Govt. specialist in board from 8 to 10. These rules will be applicable from year 2013 exams.