Discuss Forum
Mock Tests
  • Banking & Insurance
  • Regulatory
  • MBA Exams
  • SSC Exams
  • Railway Exams
  • JAIIB-CAIIB Exams
  • Karnataka Exams
  • Tamil Nadu Exams
  • Judiciary Exams
  • Law Entrance Exams
  • Agriculture Exams
  • J&K Exams
  • UP Exams
  • Rajasthan Exams
  • Uttarakhand Exams
  • Punjab Exams
  • Haryana Exams
  • MP Exams
  • Teaching Exams
  • Chhattisgarh Exams
Category
  • Banking & Insurance
  • Regulatory
  • UPSC
  • MBA Exams
  • SSC Exams
  • Railway Exams
  • JAIIB-CAIIB Exams
  • Karnataka Exams
  • Tamil Nadu Exams
  • Judiciary Exams
  • Law Entrance Exams
  • Agriculture Exams
  • Engineering Exams
  • J&K Exams
  • UP Exams
  • Rajasthan Exams
  • Uttarakhand Exams
  • Punjab Exams
  • Haryana Exams
  • Bihar Exams
  • MP Exams
  • Defence Exams
  • Teaching Exams
  • Himachal Pradesh Exams
  • Chhattisgarh Exams
JAIIB-CAIIB Exams
Teaching Exams
Chhattisgarh Exams
JAIIB-CAIIB Exams
Engineering Exams
Defence Exams
Teaching Exams
Himachal Pradesh Exams
Chhattisgarh Exams

KAS Syllabus - Full Details

The KPSC hires candidates for various Group A and Group B job openings through the GPE examination. The KPSC GPE is the main entry point for an individual to make a Karnataka Administrative Service (KAS) career. The KAS officers have a good chance to be promoted to IAS officers if they maintain an excellent performance record. The KPSC sets the KAS syllabus for the GPE examination. This KAS syllabus is generic for posts of Dy. Superintendent of Police, Assistant Commissioner, Tehsildar, Assistant Labour Commissioner, and so on.
Candidates should note that KPSC KAS is also short for Karnataka Public Service Commission – Kerala Administrative Service.

KAS Syllabus

The KPSC KAS examination is held in three different stages:
Stage 1 is the preliminary examination that consists of two papers, both of which are objective type (MCQs).
Stage 2 comprises the mains. There are 7 papers in all that include descriptive/essay type questions. Previously there were 2 optional papers; however, those have been eliminated now.
Stage 3 is the interview.
It is essential to go through the entire KAS syllabus carefully to do well in the KAS exam.

KAS Syllabus for Preliminary Examination

The GPE examination helps to filter the candidates for the main examination. Based on the KPSC GPE 9th Amendment Rules established in 2011, the KAS Prelims exam comprises two papers.

Following are the details of the KAS syllabus:

Paper 1Paper 2
  • Hundred objective-type questions, each carrying 2 marks.
  • Negative Marking, which is 0.25 marks
  • The exam duration of 2 hours.
  • Hundred objective-type questions, each carrying 2 marks.
  • Negative Marking, which is 0.25 marks
  • The exam duration of 2 hours.

In the KAS Syllabus of the preliminary examination, the level of mental ability questions is generally of the SSLC (10th standard) level, and the rest of the questions are of degree level. The KAS syllabus is very similar to the IAS syllabus for the preliminary exam.

Following is the detailed KAS syllabus of the Preliminary Paper 1:

  • Current Affairs
  • International and National Importance
  • Indian History
  • Understanding of Social, Cultural, Political, and Economic aspects
  • Special Focus on Karnataka
  • Emphasis on the Indian National Movement
  • World and Indian Geography
  • Special Focus on Karnataka
  • Indian and Political Economy
  • Economic Reforms
  • Indian Political System
  • Poverty Decrease and Rural Development
  • Social Sector initiatives etc.

Following is the detailed KAS syllabus of the Preliminary Paper 2:

  • Essential State Government schemes
  • Current events (State)
  • General Science and Technology
  • General understanding of a well-educated person
  • Developments and implications/contemporary issues
  • Ecology and Environment
  • Generic understanding of climate change, biodiversity, health, and ecology that does not need any subject specialization.
  • Mental Ability
  • Data interpretation (charts, data sufficiency, tables, graphs, and so on.
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Basic numeracy
  • Comprehension

KAS Syllabus for the Mains Examination

Based on the KPSC KAS Exam Pattern, only those candidates who clear the KAS Prelims examination successfully can appear for the main examination. The main examination comprises nine theory papers. Out of these nine papers, two (English and Kannada Language) are qualifying in nature.
There is quite a bit of overlap of the KPSC KAS Syllabus with the UPSC Syllabus other than sections related only to the Karnataka state.

Following is the KAS syllabus for mains of the KPSC Gazetted Probationers examination:
Qualifying Papers:

  • English
  • Kannada
EnglishKannada
2 hours of time duration2 hours of time duration
150 marks150 marks
35% qualifying criterion35% qualifying criterion
SyllabusSyllabus
Precise – 25 marksPrecise – 25 marks
Usage- 25 marksUsage- 25 marks
Short Essay – 25 marksShort Essay – 25 marks
Comprehension – 25 marksComprehension – 25 marks
Communication Skills – 25 marksCommunication Skills – 25 marks
Vocabulary – 25 marksVocabulary – 25 marks

KAS Syllabus Interview

The aim of the interview as a part of the KAS syllabus examination is to assess if the candidate is suitable or appropriate for a job in the public service. The interview test is set up to evaluate if the candidate is mentally cut out for the post. In general terms, we can say that this assessment is not only to evaluate a candidate's intellectual qualities but also the social traits and the candidates interest level in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be evaluated are:

  • Essential powers of assimilation
  • Mental attentiveness
  • Logical and clear exposition
  • Stability of judgment
  • Depth and variety of interest
  • The capability of leadership and social cohesion
  • Moral and intellectual integrity

KAS syllabus for the main examination also comprises the KAS interviews. A panel of members of the JKPSC conducts the KAS interview. These panel members have access to the candidates record of career. The is a purposive interview and a direct conversation between the candidate and the board members. Experts assist the commission in the Behavioural Sciences and Public Administration, as may be nominated/selected by the commission's Chairman.

Conclusion

The KAS syllabus is considered the guiding force for KAS preparation, and students should prepare on all the topics that are a part of the KAS syllabus. Candidates who study the syllabus carefully can get through the KAS examination easily. The KAS syllabus is the toughest as almost a million aspirants appear for this exam. The KAS syllabus may also seem challenging at it is a vast and lengthy subject. It is important to adhere to each of the points while preparing to be relaxed and confident while appearing for the exam.

Find the Right Plan

Flexible pricing options for all the aspirants

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.

Take a Mock Test Now

200 Marks 100 Qs 120 Min
Or
Email Id
19 of 100 left 81%

Please wait while we process your request....

×

Contact Details

 

 
 
 
 

Total Amount

 

Please wait...

Open in app