KAS Exam Pattern Details:
The Karnataka Administrative Services (KAS) exam is conducted by the Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC). The exam helps in the recruitment of good administrators to the state administration. The KAS is also known as the Gazetted Probationers Exam (GPE). The exam attracts thousands of candidates every year. The KAS exam pattern is identical to the UPSC Civil Services Exam pattern and structure.
Here are the details of the KAS exam pattern:
Date of release of KAS notification: 31st January 2020
Date of start of registration for application: 6th February 2020
Last date to submit completed application: 6th March 2020
Date of Prelims exam for KAS: 17th May 2020
- The candidate must be a citizen of India.
- The candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree form a recognized university/ college.
- The candidate must be at least 21 years old and must not exceed upto 35 years of age.
- The candidate must know Kannada well.
- General: 600/-
- 2(A), 2(B), 3(A)and 3(B): 300/-
- Ex- army personnel: 50/-
The KAS is held in 3 stages:
|Paper I(100 MCQs of 2 marks each)||General studies (National and International)||40|
|Humanities (Indian Constitution, History and Geography of India and Karnataka, Economy)||60|
|Paper II(100 MCQs of 2 marks each)||General studies (State)||40|
|Science &Technology, Environment & Ecology||30|
|General mental ability (Comprehension, logical reasoning, problem solving, data interpretation) (10th Std. level)||30|
- The KAS prelims consists of 2 papers, Paper 1 and 2.
- The exam comprises of multiple choice objective questions.
- The duration of the exam is 2 hours/ 120 minutes.
- The exam consists of questions from various topics that include
- The marking scheme includes negative marking, i.e., o.25 marks for every incorrect answer.
- The KAS exam is descriptive/ subjective in nature.
- The exam comprises of descriptive/ subjective questions.
- The exam has 9 papers in all which includes 2 qualifying papers, 4 general papers and 2 optional papers.
- The medium of instruction is Kannada and English.
- The total weightage of the KAS exam is 1750 marks.
- The duration of each paper is 3 hours/ 180 minutes.
For any further queries or details check the website at www. http://www.kpsc.kar.nic.in/ .