KAS Exam Syllabus Details You Might Want to Know

KAS Exam Syllabus:

The Karnataka Public Service Commission has released a notification inviting application for the recruitment at Gazetted officers in Karnataka Administrative Services or KAS. The KPSC is the conducting agency that inducts candidates for Group A and B posts. The KAS exam syllabus and pattern is a must to go through before starting preparation for the exam. 

Karnataka Public Service Commission
Karnataka Public Service Commission

Here are the details of the KAS exam syllabus:

The KAS exam comprises of 3 stages. These include:

  • Preliminary exam
  • Main exam
  • Interview

KAS exam pattern:

  • The KAS exam consists of both objective and descriptive papers.
  • Prelims consists of 2 papers which comprise of multiple choice objective questions.
Paper 1 Paper 2
100 objective type questions – 2 marks each 0.25 marks Negative Marking 2-hour exam duration 100 objective type questions – 2 marks each 0.25 marks Negative Marking 2-hour exam duration
Syllabus: General Studies (National and International) – 40 questions Humanities – 60 questions Syllabus: General Studies (State) – 40 questions Science and Tech. Environment and Ecology – 30 questions General Mental Ability – 30 questions
  • The Mains paper consists of 9 papers in all and these comprise of essay type descriptive questions.
Kannada Language 150 marks Duration – 2hrs 35% qualifying criteria English 150 marks Duration – 2hrs 35% qualifying criteria
Syllabus Comprehension – 25 marks Precis – 25 marks Usage- 25 marks Vocabulary – 25 marks Short Essay – 25 marks Communication Skills – 25 marks Syllabus Comprehension – 25 marks Precis – 25 marks Usage- 25 marks Vocabulary – 25 marks Short Essay – 25 marks Communication Skills – 25 marks
  • The interview is a personality test. 

The KAS exam syllabus:

Prelims 

Paper 1

  • Indian history and Indian freedom struggle.
  • Geography of India
  • Indian polity and civil administration
  • Socio economic development of India
  • India and international relations
  • Economy of India.

Paper 2

  • General aspects that are of importance to the state
  • General mental ability
  • Maths and numerical questions
  • General and logical reasoning
  • Analytical thinking
  • Data interpretation
  • Data sufficiency questions

Mains 

Qualifying paper – Kannada

  • Language usage
  • Word usage
  • Topical descriptions related to the language
  • Vocabulary
  • Short essay writing
  • Translation from English to Kannada
  • Qualifying paper English
  • Comprehension in detail
  • Language usage and verbs
  • Grammar
  • Precise writing
  • Paragraph writing and sentence completion
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Essays (Short)
  • Essay Paper

The candidate must write two essays. The medium of the essay writing is English or Kannada language. Each essay carries a maximum of 150 marks.

General Studies Paper 1

  • Ancient civilizations of India
  • Art, literature and cultural forms of our country
  • Science and technology development
  • Religions and festivals of India
  • History of India

General Studies paper 2

  • Geography of Karnataka, India, and the world.
  • Indian constitution and public administration
  • Panchayat Raj
  • Administrative reforms in India
  • Ethics and values of government servants in public life

General Studies paper 3

  • General science
  • Role and development of IT in India
  • Space technology in India
  • Mineral and energy resources
  • Natural resource distribution
  • Disaster management
  • Rural empowerment

General Studies paper 4

  • Human values
  • Public resources and utilization of public funds
  • Integrity and compassion in society
  • Contribution from civil servants
  • Aptitude and emotional intelligence
  • Case studies

The KAS exam syllabus is mandatory in the meticulous preparation of the KAS exam.

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