KPSC KAS Exam Pattern
KPSC KAS Prelims Exam Pattern
- KPSC KAS Preliminary Examination consists of two papers of objective type (multiple choice).
- Each paper shall be of a maximum of 200 marks and a duration of two hours
- 100 questions will be asked in each paper.
- Each question carries 2 marks.
- 25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answered the question.
- Questions in Karnataka Civil Service Preliminary Exam will be based on Degree standards.
- In the General Mental Ability section, questions will be standard for the 10th level.
|Subject Area||No. of Questions||Marks|
|General Studies related to National and International Importance||40||80|
|General Studies related to State Importance||40||80|
|General Science and Technology, Environment and Ecology||30||60|
|General Mental Ability||30||60|
KPSC KAS Main Exam Pattern :
- Only descriptive type questions will be asked in KAS main exam.
- Each paper carries separate marks and duration.
- There will be no negative marking.
- Minimum qualifying marks in Kannada and English paper is 35%.
- Compulsory papers of main exam will be in a standard of Degree level.
|Type of Papers||Subjects||Marks||Duration|
|Qualifying Papers||Kannada||150||2 hours|
|Compulsory Papers||Paper 1: Essay||250||3 hours|
|Paper 2: General Studies-I||250||3 hours|
|Paper 3: General Studies-II||250||3 hours|
|Paper 4: General Studies-III||250||3 hours|
|Paper 5: General Studies-IV||250||3 hours|
|Paper 6: Optional Subject-I||250||3 hours|
|Paper 7: Optional Subject-II||250||3 hours|
Download KPSC KAS Syllabus PDFs
KPSC KAS Preliminary Exam Syllabus
KPSC Main Exam General Studies Syllabus
Syllabus for Optional Subjects included under KPSC KAS Mains Exam
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|Animal Husbandry Veterinary Science & Fisheries||Get PDF|
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|Political Science & I. R.||Get PDF|
|Rural Development & Cooperation||Get PDF|
|Literature of any one of the following languages: English, Hindi, Kannada & Urdu||Get PDF|
KPSC KAS Syllabus
KPSC KAS Syllabus Prelims Exam
The Preliminary Examination of Karnataka Administrative Service (KAS) consists of two papers of objective-type questions. Paper-I covers the topics from General Studies while Paper-II includes questions from Humanities. You can check out the detailed KPSC KAS Pre Syllabus 2019 which is provided below:
|Current events in National and International||importance|
|Sports and Games||Awards and Honours|
|Social Sciences||Matters of everyday observation|
|Important days, etc.||—|
|Indian History||Social, economic, cultural and political aspects with a focus on the Indian national movement (especially Karnataka)|
|World Geography||Geography of India (especially Karnataka)|
|Indian polity and Indian Economy||Rural development|
|Planning and economic reforms in India‐||sustainable development|
|Social sector initiatives, etc.||—|
|Current events of State importance important State Government programmes, etc.|
|General Science & Technology, Environment & Ecology|
|Contemporary developments in science and technology and their implications||Biodiversity and climate change|
|General health issues||Environmental Ecology, etc.|
|General Mental Ability|
|Analytical Ability||Decision-making and problem-solving|
|Basic innumeracy||Data interpretation, etc.|
KPSC KAS Main Syllabus
KPSC KAS Mains Examination consists of 02 qualifying papers of Kannada & English and 07 compulsory papers of Essay, General Studies and two optional papers. You can get the details of topics included under each section here in the table facilitated below:
|Communication Skills||Comprehension Passages|
|Topics of International/ National importanceTopics of State/ Local Importance|
|Culture Heritage of India||Towards transforming Indian Society: Major Schools of thought|
|From Kadambas to Hoysalas||Vijayanagara Empire and thereafter|
|Modern Mysore||Freedom Movement in Karnataka and Unification|
|Post-Independent Karnataka||Social Change & Movements, Modernisation|
|India and International Economic relations||Decentralization|
|Data Collection Analysis, etc.||—|
|Lithosphere||Physiography of continents and Demographic distribution|
|Industrial Planning and development||Urban land use policy and urbanization|
|Fundamental rights||Distribution of legislative powers|
|Important amendments to the constitution||Welfare mechanism in India|
|Services under Union and state||Private and public administration|
|Management tools and techniques||Administrative reforms|
|United Nations and specialized agencies, etc.||–|
|Basics of Science & Technology||Energy resources|
|Disasters, pests and pollution||Rural upliftment and Science & Technology|
|Natural and Agricultural Science||Horticulture and Sericulture|
|Initiatives in Biotechnology||Animal Husbandry|
|Agriculture development policies, programmes and trade||Health and hygiene|
|Natural Resources||Ecosystem and biodiversity|
|Environmental pollution and solid waste management||Role of IT in the environment and human health, etc.|
|Determinants and consequences of ethics in human action||Ethics in private and public relationships|
|Ethics in public administration||Ethical dilemmas in private and public institutions|
|Accountability and ethical governance||Ethical issues in international relations and funding|
|Information sharing and transparency in government||Integrity|
|Tolerance and compassion towards weaker sections||Aptitude and foundation values for civil service|
|Emotional intelligence, etc.|