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.
Here are the details of the KAS exam syllabus:
The KAS exam comprises of 3 stages. These include:
- Preliminary exam
- Main exam
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:
- 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.
- 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
Qualifying paper – Kannada
- Language usage
- Word usage
- Topical descriptions related to the language
- Short essay writing
- Translation from English to Kannada
- Qualifying paper English
- Comprehension in detail
- Language usage and verbs
- 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.