kas exam pattern
The pattern of the competitive examinations conducted by the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) is all set undergo a sea change after a long gap of four decades.
Another feature is change in the ratio for mains and interview. Instead of the 1:20 from prelims to mains, it will be 1:5 and instead of 1:5 from mains to interview it will be 1:3.
“We have come with the new structure to reduce political intervention in appointments and ensure justice to meritorious and eligible candidates,” said a KPSC member.
The modification of the examination process was taken up following demand by the candidates that the testing system should meet the present-day requirements.
The proposed new pattern is as follows
karnataka civil service exam prelims
karnataka civil service exam mains
karnataka civil service exam interview/personality test
Stage 1 – kas exam prelims(objective type questions)
There are two papers in KAS (Prelims) Exam. Paper – I & Paper – II. Each paper contains two parts. Part – I & Part – II. The questions will be in both Kannada & English. 200 questions carry 400 marks.
Paper – I :
- Part – I (National / International / Current Affairs)
- Part – II (Humanities / Arts / History)
change in the ratio for kas prelims exam is Instead of the 1:20 from prelims to mains, it will be 1:5
stage 2 kas exam mains
[descriptive exam for 9 papers out of which 2 papers are qualifying and 7 papers are counted for arriving merit list]
change in the ratio for kas mains exam instead of 1:5 from mains to interview it will be 1:3.
|old kas exam pattern||old kas exam marks||new kas exam pattern||new marks|
|qualifying papers||qualifying papers|
|compulsory papers||compulsory papers|
|essay paper 1||NA||essay paper 1||250(3hrs)|
|general studies paper 2||300(3hrs)||general studies paper 2||250(3hrs)|
|general studies paper 3||300(3hrs)||general studies paper 3||250(3hrs)|
|optional subject 2 paper 4||300(3hrs)||general studies paper 4||250(3hrs)|
|optional subject 2 paper 5||300(3hrs)||general studies paper 5||250(3hrs)|
|optional subject 1 paper 6||300(3hrs)||optional subject paper 6||250(3hrs)|
|optional subject 1 paper 7||300(3hrs)||optional subject paper7||250(3hrs)|
|total marks||1800||total marks||1750|
stage 3 – kas exam personality or interview test
personality test/Interview stage
total 200 marks
Out of 3 candidates interviewed for each vacancies 1 candidates will be recommended for final selection
process of arriving final merit list merit
Those who qualify in kas prelims exam only allowed to attend kas mains exam. In kas mains exam out of 9 papers only 7 papers are considered for arriving merit list
Arriving merit list after mains exam
mains exam 7 papers marks + interview or personality test marks = merit list