KAS Exam Pattern 2022 - Check Prelims & Mains Exam Pattern

KAS Exam Pattern 2022 - Check Prelims & Mains Exam Pattern

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Feb 2, 2022
KPSC Exam Pattern 2022 - Kerala PSC has revised the pattern of administrative services exam for prelims and mains exam. Check KAS Prelims Exam Pattern, KAS Mains Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme
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Kerala PSC releases the Exam pattern of KAS Exam in the notification. Here we have discussed the latest Kerala Administrative Service Exam Pattern 2022. Candidates can check the KPSC Prelims, Mains Exam Pattern to help candidates in their preparation. By going through this, candidates could get a well idea about the exam pattern, mark distribution of KAS Exam 2022.

KPSC KAS Exam Pattern 2022

All the candidates who are interested in the exam must apply for it through online mode. All the candidates must verify the exam pattern of the Kerala Administrative Service exam to start their KPSC preparation. The Kerala Public Service Commission recruits various class A gazetted rank officers through this exam. The KPSC KAS exam is one of the prestigious exams among job aspirants. 

The KAS exam will be conducted in three stages; Prelims exam, Mains Exam, and Personality test. Prelims exam is an objective-type OMR-based exam. The duration for the prelims exam is 3 hours ( 180 Minutes). Each question in the prelims exam carries one mark, and there is a negative marking of 1/3 for every wrong answer. The mains exam of Kerala Administrative Service Exam is of the descriptive type. There are three papers included in the KAS Mains Exam.

KAS Exam Pattern 2022 Highlights

The highlights of the Kerala Administrative Service exam pattern are described below. Check the important points here:

Kerala Administrative Service Exam Pattern 2022

Conducting Body

Kerala Public Services Commission (Kerala PSC)

Category

Exam Pattern


Exam Name

Kerala Administrative Service Exam 2022

Total Marks

  • Prelims: 200 marks
  • Mains: 300 marks
  • Personality Test: 50 Marks

Time Duration

  • Prelims: 180 Minutes
  • Mains: 360 Minutes

Prelims Exam Date

Notified Soon

Mains exam Date

Notified Soon

Official Website

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KPSC Exam Pattern 2022 Selection Process

The Kerala Administrative Service exam has three stages of the selection process. The KAS selection criteria begin with the online application through the official website. After successful submission of the KAS online application, candidates will be invited for the prelims exam. Candidates who passed the prelims exam are qualified for writing the KAS Mains exam. Then it was followed by the personality test; the various steps of the KPSC selection process involve: 

  • Stage I: Prelims Exam
  • Stage II: Mains Exam
  • Stage III: Personality Test

The final list of the qualified candidates will be made based on the score secured on the Mains exam and Personality. The marks of the prelims exam are not considered for the final rank list. It is only treated as an eligibility test.

KAS Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

The Kerala Administrative Service Prelims Exam has three sections of subjects. The sections are Regional Language (Tamil/ Kannada/Malayalam), General English, and General Awareness & Current Affairs. Check the detailed prelims paper analysis.

Paper Details

Subject Area

Total Marks

Time Duration

Number of Questions

Paper I

General Studies

100

90 Minutes

100

Paper-II: Part I 

General Studies

50

90 Minutes

50

Paper-II: Part II 

Regional Language Proficiency 

30

30

Paper-II: Part III

Language Proficiency

20

20

KPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2022

The KAS Mains Exam has questions from the General studies subject. General Studies subject includes the topic constitution, policies, national, state, international affairs & Current Affairs. Check the detailed main paper analysis.

For the KPSC Mains Exam, Students must have proper knowledge on topics that are noted in the syllabus.

Papers in Mains

Subjects

Time Duration

Number of Questions

Paper 1

General Studies

120 Minutes

100

Paper 2

General Studies

120 Minutes

100

Paper 3

General Studies

120 Minutes

100

KAS Exam Personality Test 2022

The KAS Exam personality test is similar to the personal interview of the UPSC Exam. The panel of eminent personalities should interview candidates who passed the KAS Mains Examination. The personality test is not an exam of a candidate's knowledge; it is about the candidate's personality, attitude, social awareness, etc. The maximum mark of the Personality test is 50 Marks.

KAS Exam Pattern 2022 - Syllabus

Having a good idea about the syllabus of the KAS exam 2022 gives confidence to the aspirants who are preparing for the exam.

Sections

Topics


General studies and Current Affairs

  • Geography of Kerala and India.
  • History of India & Kerala,
  • Administration and policies
  • Banking system,
  • Awards and achievements
  • Polity
  • Economics
  • Science
  • International Affairs
  • National and State Affairs
  • Literature
  • Environment
  • Books & Authors,
  • Sports
  • Kerala Renaissance 

General Science

  • Human organs,
  • Vitamins & Diseases,
  • Agricultural schemes,
  • Environment & Pollution,
  • Resources
  • Chemistry in everyday life,
  • Basic physics concepts 
  • Theories
  • Sound and light, Heat and Temperature,
  • Modern developments in science

General English

  • Basic Grammar
  • Parts of Speech
  • Tenses
  • Auxiliary Verb
  • singular and plural
  • Comparison of Adjectives
  • Confusing Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Degrees of Comparison
  • Conjunctions
  • Correct Usage of Articles, 
  • Prepositions
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Correction in Sentences.
  • Gender
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • One Word Substitution
  • Question tag
  • Idioms and Their Meanings
  • Problem Concerning Words
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling test

Regional Language ( Malayalam)

  • Grammar
  • Sabdangal
  • Vachakam
  • Dyothakam
  • Namam
  • Kriya
  • Bhedakam
  • Lingam 
  • Vachanam
  • Vibhakthi
  • Krith
  • Thadhitham
  • Prayogam
  • Samasam
  • Sandhi
  • Chinnangal
  • Ottapadam
  • Vipareetha Padam
  • Ethirlingam
  • Cherthezhuthuka
  • Pirichezhuthuka
  • Pazhamchollu
  • Sariyaya padham
  • Sariyaya Vakyam
  • Kadamkatha
  • Malayala Paribhasha
  • Paryayapadham
  • Samanapadham

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KPSC KAS Exam Pattern FAQs

  • There are 3 papers in the Kerala Administrative Service Mains Exam as per the latest KAS Exam Pattern.

  • The time duration of the KAS Prelims Exam is 3 hours according to latest KPSC Exam Pattern released by commission.

  • There are 2 papers in Prelims Exam 2022 as per the latest KAS Exam Pattern.

  • The KPSC Exam Pattern was revised recently by the commission.

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