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KAS Exam Date - Complete Details

The KPSC (Karnataka Public Service Commission) organizes exams to choose deserving applicants for the Karnataka Administrative Services position (KAS). However, the date for the KPSC KAS exam in 2021 has not yet been confirmed. However, in light of the present COVID-19 situation, Karnataka Public Service Commission will issue an official notice soon with the updated KAS exam date.

  • There are three stages to the KAS Exam process: prelims, mains, and interview.
  • Candidates should also be aware of the entire KPSC KAS syllabus to start preparation accordingly.
  • Along with the KPSC KAS official notification, the KPSC KAS Admit Card will be issued. The KPSC official website is the sole place where candidates may verify and get their respective admission cards.

Although the KPSC KAS notice has not yet been released, aspirants should be informed of the KPSC KAS exam date to begin their preparation. Candidates will find all of the relevant information about the KAS exam date in this post. The exam pattern for the prelims and mains exams is also described below for candidates.

KAS Exam Date and other important Dates 

The Karnataka PSC officials will announce the KPSC KAS Exam Date for the prelims stage of the exam. The Mains exam will be held when the prelims and selection procedure are completed. The Commission will disclose the timetable for the KAS mains exam date at a later date. Keep an eye on this section for critical KPSC KAS Exam Dates.

KPSC KAS Application form DateTo be announced
KPSC KAS Online Application Start DateTo be announced
KPSC KAS Online Application Last Date and TimeTo be announced
KPSC KAS The Last Date for Submission of FeeTo be announced
KPSC KAS Admit card Release DateTo be announced
KPSC KAS Exam DateTo be announced

Exam Pattern 

The Prelims and Mains written exams are part of the KPSC KAS Exam Pattern. Candidates who pass the preliminary exam are qualified to take the main exam. The table below shows the KPSC's Karnataka Administrative Services test pattern, adopted by both of these exams. The following are essential points that candidates should be aware of.

  • The preliminary exam consists of two papers, whereas the main exam consists of nine.
  • Candidates will have two hours for each paper in the preliminary examination.
  • A wrong answer in the preliminary exam will result in a 0.25 negative marking.
  • The question paper is written in English as well as in Kannada.
  • The Prelims test consists of multiple-choice questions, while the Mains exam consists of descriptive questions.
ExamPaperSubjectNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
PrelimsPaper IGeneral Studies and Humanities40 6080 120
Paper IIGeneral Studies on the Science, State, ecology, mental ability40 30 3080 60 60
MainsPaper IEnglish-150
Paper IIKannada-150
Paper IIIEssay2250
Paper IVGeneral Studies-I-250
Paper VGeneral Studies-II-250
Paper VIGeneral Studies-III-250
Paper VIIGeneral Studies-IV-250
Paper VIIIOptional subject-250
Paper IXOptional subject-250

Syllabus for KPSC KAS Recruitment

The KPSC will issue an official announcement for the Karnataka Administrative Services soon. It will go over the exam's subject-by-subject themes in greater detail. The full KPSC KAS Syllabus for prelims test papers, as listed in the previous year's notification, is available below.

PaperPrelims Syllabus
Paper I
  • General Studies
  • Humanities
Paper-II
  • General Studies
  • General Mental Ability
  • General Environment and Ecology, Science & Technology

This table contains the syllabus for the general studies and the language papers of the Mains exam.

PaperMains Syllabus
Paper-I English Exam
  • Comprehension
  • Precis
  • Usage
  • Vocabulary
  • Short Essay
  • Communication
Paper-II Kanada Exam
  • Comprehension
  • Precis
  • Usage
  • Vocabulary
  • Short Essay
  • Communication
Paper-III Essay

Two essays in Kannada/ English

  • Essay 1: Topic of International / National Issues
  • Essay: Topic of Local /State Issues
Paper-IV (General Studies)
  • History and heritage of India and Karnataka
  • The political and social-political perspective
  • Indian economy and planning
  • Rural development
  • Data collection and analysis
Paper V(General Studies)
  • Overview of the Indian constitution
  • Natural resources and physical features
  • Public administration and management
  • International relations
Paper VI (General Studies)
  • Technology and Science and its development in India
  • Advancement in Life science, natural science, agriculture, health, and hygiene
  • Challenges in the development of ecology and environment
Paper VII (general Studies)
  • Ethics
  • Integrity
  • Aptitude
Paper VIII (Optional subject)Given below
Paper IX (Optional subject)Given below

The following subjects are available to applicants:

  • Animal husbandry, veterinary sciences, and fisheries
  • Agriculture, sericulture, marketing, and agriculture cooperation
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Electrical engineering
  • geography
  • geology
  • History
  • Law
  • Management
  • mathematics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physics
  • Political science and international relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • Rural development and cooperation
  • Literature in English, Kannada, Hindi, or Urdu

Selection Process for KPSC's KAS

As previously stated, there are three parts to the KPSC process, two of which are written tests and one of which is a personal interview. The selection procedure is set up in such a way that the Commission may thoroughly evaluate each applicant. Because a person in the position of KAS has enormous and critical obligations, only the best candidates should be chosen.

  • Preliminary examination: It is a screening exam in which candidates are chosen on their performance in humanities subjects and general knowledge. The exam is a multiple-choice type. The preliminary exam has been rescheduled. Both Papers I and II will take place on the very same day.
  • Mains Written Exam: The KAS Mains exam day will be announced after the prelims selection is finished. The main test will consist of nine papers, two of which will be qualifying. The exam assesses the applicants' specialized knowledge of their chosen field in addition to their general knowledge.
  • Personal Interview: Following the mains exam, candidates chosen for the interview is three to five times the number of openings. A panel will interview these candidates to assess their practical knowledge, decision-making skills, and mental agility.

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FAQs

How can one apply for the KAS Exam?

You can apply for the exam online by visiting kpsc.kar.nic.in

What is the duration of the KAS Prelims? +

According to the KAS Exam pattern, KAS Prelims is divided into 2 papers, each of which is 2 hours duration.

How can I check the KAS vacancy? +

The vacancy varies every year. The vacancy for 2022 is yet to be released by the KPSC on their official website. Meanwhile, the applicants can check out the vacancy of 2020.

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