RPSC AEN 2019 – The preliminary examination has been conducted and the result has also been released of the same on the official website (rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in). The Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) conducts Assistant Engineer (AEN) exam. The selection is made on the basis of Preliminary, Mains exam and the Interview. The preliminary examination is only qualifying in nature whereas the marks in Mains exam and the Interview are taken into consideration for the calculation of the result. For more information on RPSC AEN 2019 and eligibility criteria, main exam date etc you can check the page below.
RPSC AEN 2019
The candidates with engineering degree in the field of Civil / Electrical and Mechanical are eligible to apply for this post. The total number of post including all three branches are 952. The complete schedule for RPSC AEN 2019 is given below.
|Online Application Form||30 Apr 2018|
|Last date to Apply Online||31 May 2018 (12:00 PM)|
|Application Form Correction||30 May – 14 Jun 2018|
|Exam Date (Preliminary)||16 – 18 Dec 2018|
|Answer Key (Preliminary)||07 Aug 2019|
|Result (Preliminary)||18 Jul 2019|
|Scorecard (Preliminary)||07 Aug 2019|
|Exam Date (Main)||09 – 13 Oct 2019|
|Result (Main)||To be announced!|
|Interview||To be announced!|
The candidate must possess the minimum eligibility in order to apply for the exam. The candidate must be minimum of 21 years of age in order to apply. The eligibility in detail is given below.
Age Limit: The candidates must be minimum of 21 years of age and maximum of 40 years of age. The age relaxation is given to the candidates of different category as explained below.
|Category||Age Relaxation in |
Upper Age Limit (In Years)
|SC/ST/OBC (Male)||5 years|
|SC/ST/OBC (female)||10 years|
|General (Female)||5 years|
|Widow or Divorced Women||No maximum age limit|
|PWD (General)||10 years|
|PWD (SC/ST)||15 years|
|PWD (OBC)||13 years|
Note: The upper age limit for persons serving in connection with the affairs of the State in substantive capacity is 40 years
- For Other than Panchayati Raj Department – The candidate must be B.E (Civil / Electrical / Mechanical) from a recognized institution.
- For Panchayati Raj Department – Degree in Civil/Agriculture Engineering from a University established by law in India or qualifications declared equivalent thereto by the State Government.
- Mandatory Qualification for Panchayati Raj Department – Working knowledge of Hindi written in Devnagri Script and knowledge of Rajasthani Culture.
- Mandatory Qualification for Public Health Engineering Department – Working knowledge of Hindi written in Devnagri Script and knowledge of Rajasthani Culture.
RPSC AEN Application Form
The application form is a mandatory requirement to apply for this post. Only one application form is required for all the three stages of the examination viz preliminary, main and Interview. The registration need to be done before filling the application form. The steps to fill the application form are given below.
- First of all visit the official website and look for the SSO portal.
- Now click on the Recruitment portal and do the One Time Registration (OTR).
- To register the following information is necessary.
- Mobile Number (Unique)
- Email id
- Fill the details as asked on the page and complete the application process.
- To complete the application process the payment has to be done.
- Take a print out of the application form for future references.
RPSC AEN Admit Card
The admit card for the RPSC AEN preliminary examination was made available on the official website (rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in). The preliminary examination has already been conducted and the result for the same has also been released. The qualifying candidates will write the main examination. The admit card for the main examination will be released on the official website only. To download the admit card the login details are required. Admit Card contains the date of the exam, exam center details and the Roll Number of the candidates.
The admit card for Interview will be released after the result of the main exam is out. The venue of the Interview will be mentioned on it.
RPSC AEN Exam Pattern 2019
The exam is conducted in the three parts as the preliminary examination, main examination and the Interview. The exam pattern in detail is given below.
The preliminary Exam Consists of two papers that is compulsory paper and one optional paper. The preliminary examination contain questions of Objective type only. Preliminary exam is conducted in Online/Offline mode both. The Compulsory paper is termed as Section – A and the optional paper is termed as Section – B. The details about the two papers is given below.
Compulsory Paper –
- The compulsory paper consists of General knowledge & General Science including General knowledge of Rajasthan its Geography, Economy and culture.
- Duration – 2 Hours
- Max Marks – 200
Optional Paper –
- The candidate can choose any of the subject from the following given below.
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Agriculture Engineering
- Duration – 2 Hours
- Max Marks – 200
The Main Examination is written examination and consist of the papers of conventional type. The candidate need to give all the compulsory exams and one of the optional exams. The time allotted for each of the paper is 3 hours.
Compulsory Paper –
- Compulsory Paper consist of two papers viz Paper I and paper II. Paper I is of Hindi and the Paper II is of Social Aspects of Engineering.
- Marks – Paper I – 100 Marks
- Paper II – 100 Marks
Optional Paper –
- The optional paper also contain two papers viz Paper III and paper IV. The candidates need to choose any one of the following subjects
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Agricultural Engineering
- Maximum Marks – 200 marks for each paper.
Personality and Viva Voce Examination
The personality and viva voce examination carries 72 marks. The candidates qualifying the main examination give the Interview.
RPSC AEN 2019 Syllabus
The syllabus is important for the preparation part and the candidate are required to follow it strictly in order to perform better in the exam. The syllabus for both the preliminary exam and main exam is given below.
Syllabus of Preliminary Examination
- Current affairs: – Current events of State, National and International importance. National & International agencies and their activities. Games & Sports at State, National and International levels.
- History & Culture: – Land Marks in the political and cultural history of India. Major monuments and literary works. Renaissance, struggle for freedom and national integration. History & Culture of Rajasthan with special reference to the following
- The medieval background
- Socio-economic life and organisation
- Freedom movement and political awakening.
- Political integration
- Dialects and Literature.
- Music, Dance & theatre.
- Religious beliefs, cults, saints, poets, Warrior-saints, Lok Devtas & Lok Deviyan
- Fairs and Festivals, Customs, Dresses, Ornaments with special reference to Folk & tribal aspects thereof.
- General Science: – General Science will cover General appreciation and understanding of Science including matters of everyday observations and experiences. Candidates are supposed to be familiar with matters such as electronics tele-communications, Satellites and elements of computers (both Hard & Soft Wares), research labs including CSIR managed national labs and institutes. Environment & pollution etc.
- Economic Developments with special reference to Rajasthan: – Food and Commercial Crops of Rajasthan, Agriculture based Industries, Major irrigation and River Valley Projects, Projects for the development of the desert and waste lands. Indira Gandhi Canal Project, growth and location of industries, Industrial raw materials. Mineral based industries, Small scale and Cottage industries, export items Rajasthani handicrafts, Tribes and their economy.
- Cooperative movement. Tourism Development in Rajasthan. Various five years Plans: Objectives and progress. Major economic problems of Rajasthan and obstacles for economic development. Current budget of Rajasthan and Central Government. Economic Reforms in India and their impact. Commercial banks and other financial institutions in Rajasthan.
- Geography and Natural Resources:-
- Broad – physical features of the world important places, rivers, mountains, continents, oceans
- Ecology and wild – life of India.
- Rajasthan’s Physiography: Climate, vegetation and soil regions. Broad physical divisions of Rajasthan. Human resources: problems of population, unemployment, poverty, Drought, famine and desertification in Rajasthan. Natural resources of Rajasthan. Mines and Minerals, forests, Land water. Animals’ resources. Wild-life and conservation. Energy problems and conventional and non conventional sources of Energy.
- For syllabus for optional paper Click Here.
Syllabus of Main Examination
Compulsory Paper – The brief syllabus of compulsory paper is given below.
- Development Processes
- Rural economy, poverty, unemployment, exodus to urban areas. Land acquisition act.
- Globalisation of Economy
- Financing methods of infrastructure projects-BOT, PPP
- Technology for rural and Desert Areas
- Rural industries
- PMGSY Project. Right to Information act-its provisions.
- Project Planning, Appraisal and Feasibility
- Environmental Degradation and Resource Depletion
- Dumping of Radioactive waste-methods and monitoring. Effect on health
- Development of Science and Technology.
The candidates must note that the syllabus given above is not detailed. For detailed syllabus of compulsory papers and optional papers Click Here.
The candidates need to appear in all the stages of the examination and clear each subsequent one in order to pass this examination. There are three stages of the examination that is preliminary examination, main examination and the Interview. The selection procedure is given in detail below.
- The preliminary examination is conducted first and the candidates need to clear this to appear in the main examination. The cut off marks and the score card is released for the Preliminary examination. The number of candidates to be admitted in the main examination are 15 times the total approximate number of vacancies (category wise) to b e filled in various services and posts.
- The main examination which is descriptive in nature need to be passed in order to appear in the Interview. The candidate need to score minimum of 35% marks in each of the two compulsory papers and a minimum of 40% marks in the aggregate in the main exam to be considered for the Interview.
- The Commission awards marks to each candidates interviewed by them. In interviewing the candidates besides awarding marks in respect of character, personality, address and physique, marks are also awarded for the candidate’s knowledge of Rajasthani culture. The marks so awarded are added to the marks obtained in the written test of the main examination by each such candidate to obtain the final score.
- The standard of the papers will be that of a Bachelor’s Degree level except paper on Hindi which will be of Senior Secondary Level.
- All papers unless specifically required to be answered either in Hindi or in English, but no candidate is permitted to answer any one paper partly in Hindi and partly in English unless specifically allowed to do so.
- The final selection is made on the basis of the marks scored in the Main Examination and the Interview. The marks scored in the preliminary examination was only qualifying in nature and are not used for the formulating the final score.
Note: The Commission will not recommend any candidate for the State Engineering Services, who has failed to obtain a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate.
The Commission will, in case of Woman Candidates, candidates belonging to the Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes, or the Scheduled Tribes recommend the names of such candidates upto the number of vacancies reserved for them from amongst those who have qualified for interview, even if they fail to obtain the aggregate marks prescribed.
Cut Off Marks
The preliminary exam is over and the result for the same has also been released. The cut off marks are the minimum score candidate need to obtain in order to be considered for the next round. The cut off marks for this year preliminary examination are given below.
AEN – Civil
AEN – Mechanical / Electrical
Panchayati Raj Department
The result for the preliminary examination has already been released on the official website (rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in). At first the names of the candidates who are selected for the main examination was released. The score for each of the Civil, Electrical and Mechanical and the detailed result was is available on the candidates login portal. To check the result Roll Number and Date of Birth is required. The result for main examination will be released on the official website (rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in).
The candidates who will clear the main exam will be called for the Interview. To determine the final result the marks obtained in the main exam and the Interview will be taken into consideration.
The total number of vacancies for the post are 952 in number. The total number of vacancies are distributed for different departments and then further as category wise. The detailed vacancy detail is given below.
Q. What subjects are available to choose for the Optional Paper?
A. You can choose one among the Mechanical, Electrical, Civil or Agriculture Engineering for the Optional Paper. However the candidates must possess the required eligibility to give the exam.
Q. What is asked in Compulsory Paper of Preliminary Examination?
A. In the compulsory paper the General knowledge & General Science including General knowledge of Rajasthan its Geography, Economy and culture is asked.
Q. What is the level of the questions asked in the exam?
A. The questions asked is of graduation level. However the standard of the paper for Hindi is of Senior Secondary Level.
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