The Rajasthan state government conducts a state-level administrative services examination called, ‘Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Competitive Exam.’ It is also known as RAS/RTS Combined Competitive Examination. Currently, recruitment for the year 2018 is underway while future aspirants must be waiting for the fresh notification from the authority.
It is expected that the Commission will release the 2021 notification on its official website soon. RAS Result for Rajasthan Combined Competitive Examination 2018 will be released post the completion of the final stage i.e. the interview. Rajasthan PSC 2018 interview will run till 7th May 2021.
The candidates who aspire to be recruited in the state administration must be well-prepared to sit for the next cycle of examination. This article will give you some best tips to keep in note while preparing for the examination. These tips can also be helpful for any other Public Service Commission (PSC) exam one aspires to sit for.
10 Effective Tips to Study for RAS Exam
- Planning a schedule for at least a year – The administrative examinations of the state are no less than All-India examinations. The span of the examination spreads across three tiers – Prelims, Mains and Interview. It is a lengthy recruitment process which takes a rock-solid preparation from candidates to crack the exam.
Hence, aspiring candidates should plan a year in advance about the weekly, monthly and yearly plan of studies.
- Get the books well in advance – Though it might sound too much planning but it is often suggested that candidates should filter down the books they are actually interested in. This way, there is less possibility of candidates getting distracted. Usually, candidates buy too many books thinkings, state-examinations require too much reading. Though it is partially correct; but it doesn’t depend on too many books. Candidates have to go through the same books repeatedly over a period of time to retain the most important information.
- Categorize your favourite and least favorite subjects – It means that a candidate must evaluate their interest in the subjects asked in the RAS syllabus. Often candidates coming from non-science or non-commerce backgrounds find it difficult to fathom the details in subjects like economy, general science, reasoning and mental ability questions. When a candidate honestly knows their weak subjects, planning for them becomes easier and they can march ahead with their schedule.
- Use the internet judiciously – It is often believed that the internet is a bane for someone who aspires to become an administrator as it takes away a lot of time from him/her while they are on their preparation mode. However, it is no more than misconception. The Internet is an efficient tool which when brought to its best use can prove extremely useful.
- Study in batches – It is a known fact that preparing for state-level administrative examinations need long hours of preparation. However, one should have a way out from the monotony. Hence, it is advisable to study in cycles of 30-45 minutes each. This way, candidates can avoid boredom and tiredness.
- Use best-known revision techniques – Revision is the key of any examination but one must know how often to revise. It is a good practise to take one topic three times. The first time, the topic is new to the learner and often candidates remember new stuff. Second revision should be on the same day before you sleep. This way, it sticks to your memory. Third revision should be on a weekly basis. Gradually, one will learn the weak spots in his/her preparation and can modify their revision accordingly.
- Don’t miss current affairs – Events that are of national and international importance are always asked in every competitive examination. RAS Prelims Exam syllabus also mentions current affairs. The important news is not only important for the current affairs segment but also for writing answers in polity, economy, geography papers. Hence, one must be diligent with latest current affairs.
- Practise answer-writing from an early stage – RAS has 4 descriptive type papers in the mains stage of the examination. Questions from wide-ranging topics are asked. If a candidate doesn’t practise answer-writing, it could become a nerve-racking experience on the main day. It is advisable to take 5 questions every day after 2 months into preparation. Gradually, candidates should sit in an exam-like atmosphere and practise the previous year questions; which is our next tip.
- Download previous year question papers – Past year question papers are a treasure. These should never be ignored by the aspirants. One can get ample amount of ideas on the kind of questions that are asked in the exam from these question papers. Hence, one should have a copy of these question papers with them. Candidates can download these from the official website of the Commission.
- Score yourself – Once you are into mock tests, answer-writing practise; you become a better judge of yourself. Mostly candidates take tests either online or they bring test copies at home and take these at their own convenience. With such a practise chances are there that candidates don’t take tests seriously or take a peek into the answers. Therefore, it is recommended to take tests with seriousness and score your preparation honestly.
Every competitive examination is called so because lakhs of aspirants take these examinations. Combined Competitive Examination conducted by RPSC is also the same. But, with the right preparation, candidates can easily crack this exam by scoring highest marks.
Follow the latest news of RAS by keeping a track of the Commission’s official website.