RAS 2018: Books for Preliminary Exam

RAS 2018: Books for Preliminary Exam

RAS 2018 Books for Preparation for Preliminary Exam:

As far as prelims goes, you do not have to do all questions but you have to do all such questions that majority of students have attempted. Additionally, in order to prepare peacefully you need to feel secured about clearing prelims exam by some margin, hence you need atleast 10-15 more marks than tentative cut-offs.

Hence, one cannot take preparation of preliminary examination lightly. In my opinion 1st priority should be to cover relevant RBSE & NCERT books as atleast 10-15% question do come from these books. Fortunately, both RBSE & NCERT books are easy to read and understand.

First Priority: Cover RBSE & NCERT books.

Remember,  NCERT’s/RBSE books are foundation for RAS & IAS examinations.

  • RBSE Books:
    • NEW – RBSE Books relevant to RAS: Download here (Hindi Medium)
    • Old – RBSE Books – Rajasthan Adhyaan
S.NO ————Book & Author—————— View/ Download
a Class IX: Rajasthan Adhyayan Bhag I Download PDF
b Class X: Rajasthan Adhyayan Bhag II Download PDF
c Class XI:Rajasthan Adhyayan Bhag III Download PDF
d Class XII:Rajasthan Adhyayan Bhag IV Download PDF
  • NCERT Books
    • NCERTs of History (Class XI – XII) Old Books
    • NCERTs of Geography (Class XI-XII) – New Okie


Second Stage: Read Mega Books:

There are two or three Mega Books available that cover majority of syllabus of RAS preliminary Examination. There information might be outdated but they do cover good portion of RAS preliminary Exam syllabus. Your options are:

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a Contemporary Rajasthan By Dr. L.R. Bhalla English Medium
b Rajasthan Aaj Tak by Dr. Dinesh &Pushpa Sharma


Third Stage: Detailed Study based on Syllabus of RAS Preliminary Examination:

RAS Preliminary Exam Syllabus covers topics from both Rajasthan as well as India. The below mentioned syllabus is of RAS 2016, which is in all probability going to be syllabus of RAS 2018 Preliminary Exam as well.

A. RAS Preliminary Exam syllabus from HISTORY

A.1. History from Rajasthan

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a  Ancient History of Rajasthan eBook
b Important Dynasties of Rajasthan  eBook
c  Literature Art Architecture Culture and Heritage of Rajasthan  Download PDF

A.2. History from India:

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a NCERT- Ancient History by R. S. Sharma Download Free PDF  (Eng.)
b NCERT – Medieval History by Satish Chandra  Download FREE PDF (Eng.)
c NCERT- Modern History by Bipin Chandra Download FREE PDF (Eng.)
 d Spectrum – A brief history of Modern India  See Amazon

Books on Art & Culture of India:

S.NO ————Book & Author—————– View/ Download
a Architecture & Culture of India eBOOK
b Indian Art & Culture by Nitin Singhania (See Amazon: English || Hindi )


B.RAS Preliminary Exam syllabus from GEOGRAPHY:

B.1 Rajasthan Geography:

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a Geography of Rajasthan – by Dr. L. R. Bhalla See Amazon (Eng.)
b  Geography of Rajasthan eBook/PDF
c Maps of Rajasthan (Rajasthan Manchitravali) by Mumal – Hindi Medium but Equally useful See Amazon

B.2 & B.3 Geography of India & World:

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a NCERT – Class XI & XII – New Books

  • Fundamentals of Physical Geography – Class – 11
  • India Physical Environment –  Class – 11
  • Fundamentals of Human Geography – Class – 12
  • India People & Economy – Class -12
See Amazon

Indian and World Geography by Majid Hussain

See Amazon
c Environment: Shankar IAS Book See Amazon


C.  RAS Preliminary Exam syllabus from POLITY

C.1. Polity topics from Rajasthan

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Polity & Administration of Rajasthan

Download PDF
b Rajasthan Sujas Magazine Download 2017 PDF

C.2. Polity topics from India:

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Polity of India – by Laxmikant (Fifth Edition)

Amazon  English || Hindi 
b New Bills & Acts: PRS Legislature Link


D.RAS Preliminary Exam syllabus from ECONOMY:

D.1 Economy topics from Rajasthan:

S.NO ————Book & Author—————– View/ Download
a Economy of Rajasthan – by Laxminarayan Nathuramka English Medium (Eng.)

D.2. Economic topics from India:

S.NO ————Book & Author—————– View/ Download
a NCERT – Macro Economics Download
b NCERT – Micro Economics Download
 c  Economy  by Ramesh Singh (9th Edition)  See Amazon
 d  Economic Survey 2017-18  Download PDF

E. RAS Preliminary Exam syllabus from SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

  • Gist of NCERT (See Amazon)

F. RAS Preliminary Exam syllabus from REASONING ABILITY

  • M. K. Pandey – (See Amazon) or
  • R. S. Aggarwal – (See Amazon)


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