Kerala PSC KAS Preparation

Kerala Public Service Commission is conducting Kerala Administrative Service Exam for the post of KAS Officer (Junior Time Scale) Trainee Stream-1, Stream-2 and Stream-3.

Aspirants should know that KPSC KAS also stands for Karnataka Public Service Commission – Karnataka Administrative Service. Aspirants looking for information on Karnataka Administrative Service may check the links given below:

This article will help you with preparation tips for the examination and will help aid your performance in the Kerala PSC examination 2019.

The Kerala Administrative Service aspirants should also check out the IAS exam which is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). There is a significant overlap of the syllabus and the exam pattern of both KAS and IAS exam is similar.

Candidates who get selected in KAS can also be promoted to IAS officers if their work performance is exemplary.

Aspirants may read some important information regarding KPSC KAS exam before fetching the preparation tips for the exam:

  1. The Kerala PSC KAS Eligibility criteria should be well understood by the aspirants which they can check in the linked article.
  2. The first step to the exam is understanding the entire Kerala PSC KAS Syllabus which is very important so that candidates do not waste time reading unnecessary material.
  3. Get the Kerala PSC KAS Notification 2019 details here

Kerala PSC KAS Preparation Book List 2019:- Download PDF Here

Aspirants should keep a habit of checking the official website of Kerala Public Service Commission to be updated with the upcoming and on-going exams – https://keralapsc.gov.in/

How should one prepare for Kerala PSC Exam?

Aspirants first should know that Kerala Public Service Commission conducts exams for various posts including the post of Deputy Collector. Exams for Kerala Administrative Services (KAS) are divided into three stages:

  1. Prelims
  2. Main
  3. Personality Test

If aspirants are well-versed with the Kerala PSC Syllabus, they easily can segregate their notes for each of the topics asked in it. We will provide you with the preparation strategies for these topics below:

Preparation for Kerala PSC – Current Affairs

The golden rule of civil service exam preparation is reading the newspaper daily and staying up-to-date with the current affairs. The Hindu is generally considered to be the best newspaper for the civil services preparation.

To simplify your current affairs preparation, you can check Daily Video Analysis of The Hindu in the linked article.

Other than newspapers, a few important current affair preparation sources are:

  1. Press Information Bureau – Get PIB Summary here
  2. Rajya Sabha TV – Get Gist of RSTV here
  3. Yojana Magazine – Get Gist of Yojana here
  4. Daily News Analysis

Preparation for Kerala PSC – History

History is a subject syllabus of which overlaps with the syllabus of History in UPSC 2020. The History asked in Kerala PSC KAS exam is divided into five sections:

  1. Ancient History
  2. Modern History
  3. World History
  4. Kerala History
  5. Cultural Heritage of Kerala

The given links will provide you with notes of the above-mentioned topics from where you can download the respective notes:

  1. NCERT Notes: Ancient Indian History Notes
  2. NCERT Notes: Medieval Indian History Notes
  3. NCERT Notes: Modern Indian History Notes
  4. NCERT Notes: Art And Culture

For Kerala History, aspirants should refer to the school textbooks which can be very useful for the exam.

Preparation for Kerala PSC – Indian Polity

School textbooks for Polity are equally important for the exam. Candidates can take help of M.Lakshmikanth’s Indian Polity book to understand core areas of Constitution.

Candidates should do the same for the rest of the topics including Geography and Economics.

Kerala PSC Books

The table of important books for the topics mentioned in the Kerala PSC Syllabus:

Important books for Kerala PSC KAS Exam
  1. Thozhil Vartha Magazine
  2. Manorama & Matrubhumi Yearbook
  3. PSC Degree Level Exam Past Question Papers Answers & Explanations
  4. (KAS) Kerala Administrative Service super Rank file (preliminary exam)
  5. Kerala Administrative Service (KAS) Cracker I & II (IET Publications)

The sections in the syllabus of Kerala PSC overlap with that of UPSC hence, the following books too can be referred:

  1. A brief history of modern India – Rajiv Ahir (Spectrum Publications)
  2. Indian Polity – M Laxmikanth
  3. Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh
  4. India’s Struggle for Independence – Bipin Chandra
  5. Certificate Physical Geography- GC Leong

The following tips can be helpful for candidates for Kerala PSC KAS Exam 2019:

  1. Practising previous years’ question papers
  2. Solving MCQ for Prelims
  3. Answer writing practise for Mains

Kerala PSC KAS Preparation Book List 2019:- Download PDF Here

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