Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) KAS Exam Subjects 2022

Kerala Administrative Service (KAS) preliminary exam was conducted on February 22, 2020 by the Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC). The preliminary exam was followed by the second phase i.e. the Main examination, which was conducted on November 20 and 21, 2020. After the interview, the final result of the KAS exam was declared on October 8, 2021.

The KAS exam notification for the year 2022 is awaited. Any new updates related to the Kerala PSC KAS will be made available here. You can also check the official website of Kerala Public Service Commission for recent updates.

You can check the following links to get an idea of the KAS examination, syllabus, booklist exam pattern and more.

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Kerala PSC KAS Preliminary Exam 2020-2021 Subjects

The topics or subjects that are part of the KAS preliminary exam Paper 1 and Paper 2 are enlisted below:

S.No.

Paper(s)

Topics

1.

PAPER-I

General Studies- I

A) History (India and Kerala)

  • Ancient and Medieval Period
  • Modern Period
  • Kerala History (from 18th century)

B) History of the World (from mid 18th century)

C) Cultural Heritage of Kerala

D) Indian Constitution, Public Administration, Political System, Governance, Social Justice and International Relations

E) Reasoning, Mental Ability & Simple Arithmetic

F) Geography

2.

PAPER -II

General Studies- II

A) Economy and Planning

B) Science and Technology

C) Current Events

D) Language Proficiency – English

EI) Language Proficiency – Malayalam OR

(EII) Language Proficiency – Kannada OR

(EIII) Language Proficiency – Tamil

You can go through the
Kerala PSC KAS Syllabus page to get a detailed list of topics for the KAS Preliminary examination. You can also refer to the following book lists and other resources to prepare for the KAS preliminary exam: Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Books and Study Materials for Paper 1

Topics

Books and Study Materials for Paper 1

A) History (India and Kerala)

B) History of the World (from mid 18th century)

C) Cultural Heritage of Kerala

D) Indian Constitution, Public Administration, Political System, Governance, Social Justice and International Relations

  • Indian Polity – M Laxmikanth

E) Reasoning, Mental Ability & Simple Arithmetic

F) Geography

Books and Study Materials for Paper 2

Kerala PSC KAS Main Examination 2020-2021 Subjects

Kerala PSC KAS Main examination is of descriptive type and comprises 3 Papers i.e. Paper 1, 2 and 3. Candidates can answer Paper 1, 2 and 3 either in English or Malayalam. The topics or subjects for the main examination are similar to the preliminary exam. However, the Main exam does not have any paper on reasoning or arithmetic or language proficiency. The main examination comprises the following subjects/topics:

S.No.

Paper

Topics

1.

PAPER-I

General Studies

A) History (India and Kerala)

  • Ancient and Medieval Period
  • Modern Period
  • Kerala History (from 18th century)

B) History of the World (from mid 18th century)

C) Cultural Heritage of Kerala

2.

PAPER -II

General Studies

A) Indian Constitution, Public Administration, Political System, Governance, Social Justice and International Relations

B) Science and Technology

C) Current issues based on the topics given in A and B

3.

PAPER -III

General Studies

A) Economy and Planning

B) Geography

C) Current issues based on A and B

You can use the preliminary exam book lists and linked pages given above to prepare for the main examination as well. However, you need to keep in mind the type (descriptive in nature) of questions that are generally asked for the KAS Main examination while preparing for Paper 1, 2 and 3. You can refer to the previous year questions of KAS exams to familiarize yourself with the main exam pattern.

You can refer to the official website of Kerala Public Service Commission for recent updates on the upcoming KAS examination.

If you are preparing for other government exams, then click on Latest Notifications of Government Exams for recent updates.

KPSC KAS also stands for Karnataka Public Service Commission- Karnataka Administrative Service. If you plan to prepare for Karnataka PSC examination, then go through the links given in the table below:

Karnataka Public Service Commission – Karnataka Administrative Service

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