KAS Preparation Tips 2022 - Check Best Preparation Strategy by BYJU's Exam Prep Experts

KAS Preparation Tips 2022 - Check Best Preparation Strategy by BYJU's Exam Prep Experts

BySATISH KUMAR GUPTA  |  Updated on: Feb 2, 2022
Check KPSC Preparation Tips 2022 - BYJU's Exam Prep Experts has provided a well tested preparation tips for prelims and mains exam of Administrative Services here.

Kerala Administrative Service Exam is also known as KAS Exam. To score high marks in any competitive exam sphere, candidates need a proper study plan and focused preparation. Most of the hardworking aspirants failed to plan for the study. Check the study tips and strategies provided by the experts to ace the exam. You not only qualify the exam but also get good rank after following the strategy.

KPSC KAS Preparation Tips 2022

BYJU's Exam Prep experts have prepared the comprehensive KAS preparation tips and strategy with the study plan for the KPSC Exam 2022. With experts tips you can utilize your time for maximum output. Aspirants must go through the article before starting their preparation.

It will help save your time and get a proper focus during the exam preparation.

KAS Preparation Tips & Strategy 2022

Know the KAS Exam Pattern 2022

  • The Kerala PSC will announce the notification for conducting the Kerala Administrative Service Examination 2022. Those changes are very small, but aspirants should know the KAS Exam Pattern and Kerala Administrative Service Exam syllabus.
  • The prelims examination of the KAS exam consists of 2 objective papers.
  • The Prelims Paper includes Subjects like Reasoning and Mathematical Ability, Malayalam Grammar, General English and General Studies, and current affairs.
  • The main exam is a descriptive type-based test. 
  • The main examination and interview marks are taken into account for making the final merit list. A prelims exam is just an eligibility exam to write the mains exam. The Marks of the Kerala Administrative Service prelims exam were not taken into account for preparing the merit list.

The pattern of the Kerala Administrative Service Prelims examination

Here we described the topics that come under the KAS Prelims examination pattern and the number of questions asked from each topic of the syllabus.

SL. No

Paper Details

Subject Area

Total Marks

Time Duration

Number of Questions


Paper I

General Studies


90 Minutes



Paper-II: Part I 

General Studies


90 Minutes



Paper-II: Part II 

Regional Language Proficiency 




Paper-II: Part III

Language Proficiency




Analysis of Previous Years’ KAS Question Papers

After analyzing the Exam syllabus of the KAS exam, you have to thoroughly analyze the exam pattern of the Kerala Administrative Service Examination 2022. Then Candidates have to download all the available previous year KAS Exam question papers from the official PSC website.

Steps to analyze previous years’ KAS question papers:

  • The first thing to analyze is the toughness and nature of the questions. How many questions of the exam are asked in the form of MCQs format? 
  • Then make the comparison of KAS's previous year question papers with the current syllabus provided by the Kerala PSC. 
  • Make short notes on important questions in the examination.
  • Make short notes on the important portions of the subjects that come under the official syllabus of the Kerala Administrative Service Exam.
  • Through this manner, Students can get an overall idea of previous years’ KAS question papers.

Preparing the KAS Exam Booklist 

  • Find proper KAS Books for each subject as per the official KAS exam syllabus given by the official website. By selecting each reference book for the subject, aspirants must thoroughly compare it with topics notified in the official KAS exam syllabus.
  • The material where you will find the maximum number of syllabus topics and explained in simple language should be chosen as your exam reference book.
  • Aspirants preparing for the KPSC exam must read the Kerala state board books, NCERT, and SCERT books up to the Plus Two standard. But subjects like Indian History, Polity, General Science and Technology must read the NCERT books up to the Twelfth standard.

How to prepare study notes

  • Making short study notes during the Kerala Administrative Service exam preparation is important. No one can score high marks in the competitive examination without making good notes and revising those notes.
  • Note the relevant things in bullet point format.
  • Make short notes using real-life relatable examples and letter codes.
  • Use color sketches or pencils for Headings, Abbreviations, Codewords, and underlines.
  • Use your mind mapping techniques for memorizing the topics.

How to create a KAS Study timetable

  •  Time is the most precious thing in any competitive exam sphere. So candidates have to properly do the time management to adequately cover all the topics in the syllabus.
  • So Candidates have to formulate a study timetable and implement it efficiently. The important thing to memorize in preparing the timetable is not to overburden yourself by including more subjects within a specific time limit.
  • Making a peer group is very useful for exam preparation.

Below is a model of the study timetable.

Subjects in syllabus

Time required

General Studies and Current Affairs

3 Hr

Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude


Malayalam Language

1 Hr

General English Language


Previous question papers and practice tests


Hours of study

  • It depends upon the individual’s capability. Everyone has genuine interests in different topics or sections. For example: if a student has more interest in mathematical ability, he must spend some time in General Knowledge and spend more time in other subjects. Through this manner, candidates can easily cover up the exam syllabus and help to get good marks in the exams.


  • Revision of the topics is the most vital part of any exam preparation. We know the mental capability of humans varies from individual to individual. So after studying a specific topic, students must revise that topic in 6-7 days. It helps to easily memorize the things that candidates studied previously.
  • Candidates should make their revision strategy for exam preparation. That strategy should meet their time needs, the mental capability of the person, etc. Never try to copy or imply others' revision plans for studying. It may lead to a severe crisis in your exam preparation.

By implementing a good plan, any candidate can easily crack the Kerala Administrative Service examination.

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