As per the expert committee recommendation ,the karnataka state government is in process of  changing the title of kpsc kas exam from “gazetted probationars” to”karnataka civil service”.

This proposal will also include the changes in the kas exam pattern,syllabus and marks

The proposed new kpsc kas mains exam pattern Here in this kas exam pattern or kas exam syllabus the appointed committee gave more importance to general studies in kas mains exam than selective optional subjects as earlier.

 

KAS (Prelims) Exam Pattern

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)

Part – I contains 40 questions from National & International current affairs carries 80 marks in total. Part – II contains 60 questions from humanities, Arts & History carries 120 marks in total.  So from both the parts, Paper – I  contains 100 questions that carry 200 marks.

Paper – II :

  • Part – I (General Knowledge / Karnataka State Current Affairs)
  • Part – II (Science & Technology, Environment & Ecology / General Mental Ability)

Part – I contains 40 questions from General Knowledge / Karnataka State current affairs carries 80 marks in total. Part – II contains 30 questions from Science & Technology carries 60 marks & 30 questions related to General Mental Ability carrying 60 marks totaling 120 marks.  So from both the parts, Paper – I  contains 100 questions that carry 200 marks.

kas mains exam syllabus and exam pattern

revised new kpsc kas mains exam pattern comparison

old kas exam pattern old kas exam marks new kas exam pattern new marks
qualifying papers qualifying papers
kannada 150(2hrs) kannada 150(2hrs)
english 150(2hrs) english 150(2hrs)
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

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personality test/Interview stage

total 200 marks

 

Brief information about kas exam marks


 

prelims test                                                       400 marks [only qualifying not used in arriving merit list]


 

mains test                                                          1750 marks

interview/personality test                             200 marks

Grand total                                                       1950