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  • Complete syllabus coverage - Classes are molded around complete coverage of KPSC Syllabus in application to Prelims, Mains and Interview.
  • Personalized strategy based coaching – We understand the requirements of Students and Personalize the Strategies for each student.
  • Flexible Learning –Online Live classes or classroom training or both available as preferred by students
  • Medium of Classes - All the classes, discussion sessions are conducted in KANNADA and ENGLISH medium
  • Life Time Validity – Once you enrolled with us as a student we support you till you clear the exams and get into your dreamed services.
  • Teaching Approach – KPSC syllabus Result oriented coaching
    1. Foundation classes – Focus on basic from NCERT , Karnataka Education board Text books and other standard resources
    2. Advanced classes – Subject wise Concepts clarity in application with Current affairs, India year book, Handbill of Karnataka, Central and State Government documents etc.
    3. Integrated course – Prelims cum Mains oriented classes for easy understanding and quick preparation.
  • Teaching Faculties –Classes are conducted by recently cleared officers and Subject Experts dedicated to impart right dos and don’ts and teaching methodology
  • Right Direction at your service – Access to 23 years of rich sources and expertise, recently cleared Himalai Toppers and Subject Experts.
  • Flexi Classes - Regular and weekend Online Live classes, Test cum discussion classes, One on one Discussion sessions with faculties and Recently cleared Himalai officers, Recorded classes, Doubt clarification classes, Backup, Special classes, includes two revisions and Class room Training.
  • Simplified Summary Based study materials – Exam oriented Simple summary based study materials for all the subjects for quick recap of the concepts both in Hardcopies and Online in Kannada and English medium.
  • Test Series and Quizzes – Test are conducted regularly both on Online and Offline Daily, Weekly and Monthly on Current affairs, General mental ability, subject wise, topic wise and chapter wise.
    Written Assignments for mains will be initiated during prelims preparation. Both in Kannada and English medium for better understanding
  • Current Affairs – We at Himalai provide you with most consolidated study materials for current affairs which are specially designed In Kannada and English Medium
    • Facts and Facets – Contemporary Issues related to Regional, National, international updates.
    • Daily current affairs Updates and quizzes
    • Monthly compilation of Karnataka Government events, schemes and programmes.
    • Simple compilation of India Year Book and Hand Bill of Karnataka
    • Simple Compilation of Economic survey of India and Karnataka Economic survey
    • Simple Compilation of Entire Rural and Urban development Schemes and Program
    • Special Edition on Science & technology development and innovations
    • Special Case studies of Karnataka Social and Economic life.
    • Karnataka Governance and Political impact on Lives of State
    • State and Central schemes and Programs
    • International Organization etc.
  • NCERT based Training - All the subjects of General studies are taught Based on NCERT, Standard Text books and Karnataka Government documentaries
  • Applied level Training - Every question in the exams will be based on Current affairs and Basics of subjects, we teach the inter connection of the subject with Current affairs.
  • Special Classes - Classes on Current affairs, General mental ability, News paper reading and News channels, India year Book, notes making and its relevance to specific subject concepts and its limitations of preparation.
  • What to Read and What not to - Special sessions on Map Reading, NCERT and Karnataka education board Text Books, standard text books reading, Daily current affairs, General studies and its limitations of preparation.
  • Performance and analysis - Each student will be personally counseled for understanding thier performance through One to one mentoring and Discussion for an easy and smooth preparation based on the personalized strategy plan prepared on regular intervals.
  • Quick Recap - Before exams Fast Track High classes with high priority Exam oriented classes through online and Classes room for a Quick Revisit of all the subjects and current affairs before exams.
  • Preparatory exams and Discussions – Exclusive and specially designed to secure highest marks in Prelims, two months before the exams these tests are conducted which are based on following
    1. Subject wise
    2. Topic wise
    3. Full Length Test as per the standards of UPSC
    4. Current affairs
    5. Previous year Question papers etc.
  • Synopsis of Question and answers - Soon after the completion of every Test gist’s of Explanation will be provided for better understand and clarity on concepts
  • Writing Practice – Writing practice will be provided as per the syllabus standards of UPSC and KPSC Mains for GS 1, GS 2 GS 3 Essay and Ethics integrality classes and Evaluations during prelims preparation classes for quick preparation, easy understanding and clarity on prelim and mains.

KPSC (KAS) Mains NEW Pattern

In 2020 KPSC as introduced NEW KAS Mains examination pattern by removing optional subject there by reducing KAS mains marks from 1750 to 1250

This will certainly impart a different way of approach in preparation as the Expectation on General studies has increased.

Leave your worries to us, we will help you clearing mains with outstanding scores with the below said features.

Personalized strategy preparation with recently cleared Himalai toppers and Experts for Mains

  • We prepare you to the KAS mains form the day one of classes During through “WRITING PRACTICE”
  • Writing Practice – For the first 3 months candidates will be given with open book writing assignment
  • OPEN BOOK TEST – This is the most applauded method at Himalai which helps the candidates to understand the right way of answering with right content and to increase the Proficiency of writing
  • Essay Writing Practice – Essay is the focal Point of the Mains and also good scoring one, we ensure the students’ scores highest marks in essay with regular training on Essay Writing based on EDITORIALS and Contemporary issues in state and Nation
  • Exam answers presentation and methods – More than knowledge of the subject the Presentation of the answers in authenticated manner will define the strength of candidates.
  • Special classes on Exam oriented content presentation – Himalai students who are successful in KAS Mains will teach how to PRESENT the ANSWERS and DESIGN the Presentation
  • Effortless and Easeful Training- Complete coverage of the entire syllabus in mains as per KPSC Notification, conducted by Himalai students who recently cleared KAS, IAS and subject experts.
  • Classes at your Service- Full fledged online and offline classes for GS 1, 2, 3 Ethics, essay and optional subjects
  • Test cum Discussion session - 100 written test series from each Chapter of General Studies 1, 2 and 3 with performance Evaluation.
  • 24/7 facilities and Teaching - During mains students are provided with 24/7 library and Support, with direct access to 23years of Expertise and facilities.


Special Training by Himalai all India highest marks holders and Himalai Team.

  • 100 mock interviews.
  • Exclusive training at Bangalore
  • Training by cleared candidates and experts.
  • Special guidelines in DAF filling.
  • In person personalized monitoring during interview training till joining the service.
  • Felicitation Ceremony.

About KAS Exams

KPSC – Karnataka Public service Commission (KPSC) is a government agency of Karnataka state, aimed to make recruitments to various civil services through competitive and departmental examinations

  • To conduct examinations including civil and departmental for appointments in the state.
  • To advise the state government on all matters relating to the methods of recruitment.
  • To consult the Union Public Service Commission in framing the rules and recruitment procedures

Gazette Probationary Officers - They are executive/managerial level ranked public servants in India. Authority for a gazette officer to issue an official stamp comes from the President of India or the Governors of States.

KAS (Karnataka Administrative service) – Is chiefly known as KAS Exams but indeed its one of the State gazette service, which is more powerful and impactful in comparison to all other services.

KPSC recruits both Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ officers through Karnataka KAS exam. The state commission allots the services according to the ranking obtained by candidates in KAS exam.

Karnataka Administrative services (KAS) posts

Group 'A' Services

  • Karnataka Administrative Service – Assistant Commissioner
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police (DYSP)
  • Assistant director/ District Treasury Officer
  • Assistant Commissioner Commercial Taxes
  • Assistant Labor Commissioner
  • Executive Officer / Assistant Secretary (Panchayath Raj)
  • District Backward ClassesWelfare Officer

Group 'B’

  • Tahsildar, Karnataka Administrative Service
  • District Income Tax Officer
  • Assistant Superintendent of Prisons
  • Deputy Superintendent of Excise (Excise Dept.)
  • Assistant Treasury Officer
  • Assistant Director (Food & Civil Supplies Dept.)
  • Assistant Director (Agriculture Marketing Dept.)
  • Assistant Registrar of Co-operative Societies
  • Assistant Director (Co-operative Audit Dept.)
  • District labour officer
  • Assistant Director (Youth Services Dept.)
  • District employment officer

KAS Exams will be common for all the above mentioned services, one must appear for the same exams in order to be recruited for any of these services. based on the rank obtained by the candidate in the exam the service will be decided.


KAS Age Limit:

Minimum Age - The candidate must have attained the age of 21 years
Based on caste category the age limits and number of attempts will vary

Maximum KAS Age Limit and Number of attempts-

Categories(Minimum 21 Years) Maximum age No. Of attempts
General 35 5
Category 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B 38 7
SC/ST 40 Up to 40 years (Unlimited)
Blind, deaf-mute, Ortho- Handicapped 45 Up to 45 years (Unlimited)

KAS Exam Educational Qualification-

  • Undergraduate pursuing final semester
  • Graduates of any discipline
  • Postgraduates of any discipline

Educational qualification for KPSC exam is a degree from a university established by law in India or possesses an equivalent qualification.

KAS Examination Syllabus

  • KAS Exams will be in Three stages – Preliminary, Mains and Interview
  • All the three stages are compulsory for qualifying to be selected for services
  • Qualification to the next stage will be followed by the previous stage’s performance
  • Prelims stage is just qualifying but the marks are not counted for the final selection
  • Mains also consists few qualifying papers which are must to pass but not counted for final selection
  • Each stage varies from each other and has all together different intentions to be followed
  • Prelims is Objective type
  • Mains is Descriptive type
  • Interview is a discussion module
  • All the stages will have a set of Cutoff marks, one must fulfill that list to be qualified.

KAS Prelims Exam Pattern

  • Here the questions are of objective type or MCQs.
  • The commission will conduct the KPSC exam in offline mode and OMR sheets are issued for answering in prelims.
  • Usually, KPSC will schedule KAS prelims exam in a single day, with two hours duration for each paper.
  • KAS negative marking scheme: every wrong answer, the commission will deduct 1/4th of the marks allotted to that specific question.

KAS Prelims Paper 1

Subjects No of Questions Marks Duration
General Studies related to National and International importance 40 80 2Hrs
Humanities 60 120
Total 100 200

KAS Prelims Paper 2

General studies related to state importance 40 80 2Hrs
General science & technology environment & ecology 30 60
General Mental Ability 30 60
Total 100 200

KAS Mains examination pattern

  • It is a descriptive type of examination conducted over five consecutive days.
  • Choice of the optional subject plays a crucial role in KAS preparation.
  • KPSC conducts KAS mains completely offline and a candidate can choose to answer questions in Kannada or English medium.
  • Himalai KAS coaching center provides KAS coaching in Kannada medium to facilitate Kannada medium KAS aspirants. Himalai will not only provide KAS study material in Kannada but also KAS classes, KAS test,and KAS current affairs will be provided in Kannada.

Language Paper

Qualifying Papers Language Marks Duration
Kannada 150 2Hrs
English 150 2Hrs

Language Paper

Papers Subject Marks Duration
Paper 1 Essay (2Nos. 125 each) 250 3Hrs
Paper 2 General studies 1 250 3Hrs
Paper 3 General studies 2 250 3Hrs
Paper 4 General studies 3 250 3Hrs
Paper 5 General studies 4 250 3Hrs

Language Paper

KAS Personality Test 200 Marks
Grand Total (Mains+ Interview) 1750 Marks

KAS Prelims Syllabus Paper 1

  • Current Affairs - Karnataka current affairs, National and International Importance on current events, persons in news, India and Karnataka Budget Highlights, Karnataka economic survey, India economic survey, Schemes in Karnataka and India.
  • Humanities - History of India: Indian Modern history, Indian ancient History, Indian Medieval history. – Emphasis shall be on the broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic, cultural and political aspects with a focus on Indian national movement with special emphasis on Karnataka History: Karnataka modern History, Karnataka medieval History, Karnataka Ancient history.
  • Geography - World Geography and Geography of India with a focus on Karnataka Geography.
  • Indian Polity and economy - The country’s political system, rural development, planning and economic reforms in India‐ sustainable development, poverty alleviation, demographics, social sector initiatives etc., Karnataka economics , Indian economy

KAS Prelims Syllabus Paper 2

  • Current Affairs - Karnataka Budget Highlights, Karnataka economic survey, India economic survey, Schemes in Karnataka and India. Karnataka Government programme
  • General Science and Technology - Environmental science & Ecology‐contemporary developments in science and technology and their implications including matters of everyday observations and experience, as may be expected of a well-educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline general issues on Health, environmentalecology, biodiversity and climate change that do not require subject specialization
  • General Mental Ability - Comprehension, Logical reasoning, and Analytical ability, Decision making, problem-solving, Basic innumeracy (numbers and their relations, the order of magnitude etc.,) and data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.

KAS Mains General Studies 1 1 Syllabus

Section I- History and Cultural Heritage (India & Karnataka)

  • Indus Civilization: Distinction between Indus Civilization and Vedic Civilization– Evolution of Varna, Jathi/caste system – Religious condition – the emergence of religious movements.
  • Literature: Sanskrit Literature (Ancient): Vedic Literature, the epics,and the Puranas: their impact on the life and culture of the Indian People; Prose works on polity, ethics (neeti), popular stories and Pancha Tantra (only important works); Mughal contributions to literature.
  • Science and Technology: Mathematics, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Physiology and Medicine (including Surgery), Ship-building, Mining and Metallurgy, Engineering and Architecture.
  • Arts (Excluding Karnataka): The Maurya and Gupta periods; The Khajuraho temples; Jain temples at Mount Abu and the Odishyan temples; Pallava, Chola and Pandyan contributions. The Mughal architecture; Cathedral architecture: Bom Jesus-Old Goa, St. Paul’s- Kolkata and St. Thomas- Chennai. Painting: Ajanta frescoes; Mughal and Rajput schools of painting. Dance and Music: Classical music and dance; Mughal contributions to music. Folk arts of India.
  • India’s cultural contributions to the outside world: Central Asia, China, Japan, South-East Asia and Sri Lanka.
  • Religions of India-
    1. Hindu Dharma: Principles and practices and its Evolution
    2. Jainism: Principles and practices and its Evolution
    3. Buddhism: Principles and practices and its Evolution
    4. Christianity: Principles and practices and its Evolution
    5. Islam: Principles and practices and its Evolution.
    6. Sikhism: Principles and practices and its Evolution.

Unit 2: Toward transforming Indian Society: Major schools of thought Modern Indian History – from the beginning of the 19th Century, Reforms and Reformers,

  • Eradication of Social and religious wrongs
  • The Vedas for all – The Casteless society
  • Ideal of service
  • Emancipation of the Depressed class
  • “Two-Nation” theory and Islamic revivalism
  • Empowerment of the Depressed class through religion and education
  • Hindutva and Patriotism
  • The Dravida Movement
  • Struggle for the emancipation of Dalits and their empowerment
  • Socialist approach and Total Revolution
  • Gram Swaraj, Satyagraha,and Bhoodana

Unit 3: From Kadambas to the Hoysalas.

  • Antiquity of Karnataka; Kannada language and literature; Extent of Kannada Nadu; State and District Gazetteers; Museums and Archives in Karnataka; Preservation and protection of historical monuments – work of Archaeological Survey of India – World Heritage Sites in Karnataka.
  • From Kadambas to the Hoysalas: Contributions to Architecture, sculpture, literature,and religion.

Unit 4: The Vijayanagara Empire and thereafter (1336-1799).

  • Vijayanagara Empire: Origin, aims,and aspiration of the Empire – Vidyaranya. Political history: Harihara, Bukka, Immadi Devaraya, Krishnadevaraya and Aliya Ramaraya – The battle of Talikote and its consequences. The glory of the capital – Administration – Society, economy and religion; Arts: Painting; Music, Dance, Literature, Architecture and Sculpture; Foreign accounts of Vijayanagara.
  • Religious sects: Shankaracharya, Ramanujacharya, Madhwacharya – Sri Basaveshvara, Veerashaivism andVachana movement – Haridasa movement – Kalamukha, Shakta and Pashupatha sects.
  • The Bahman Shahis: Mahamud Gawan - Contributions of the Bahamani – Adil Shahis of Bijapur: Contributions to literature and architecture – Sufis in Karnataka.
  • Chikkadevaraja Wodeyar – Contributions; The Nayakas of Keladi and Chitradurga; Rani Chennamma & Sangolli Rayanna of Kittur, The Yalahanka Nadaprabhu; Hyder Ali and Tippu Sultan (1761-1799).

Unit 5: Modern Mysore (1799-1947)

  • Krishna Raja Wodeyar III – his contributions;
  • Armed rebellion in Karnataka against the British in Karnataka
  • Commissioner’s Rule (1831-1881)
  • Nizam’s rule in Hyderabad – Karnataka
  • The progress of Mysore under the Dewans.

Unit 6: Freedom Movement in Karnataka and Unification (1885-1956)

  • Rise of Nationalism; Pre-Gandhian era (1885-1920); Gandhian era (1920-1948).
  • Freedom movement in Hyderabad – Karnataka
  • Important personalities in Freedom Struggle.
  • Unification of Karnataka;
  • Social and Cultural developments:

Section II- Social and Political Perspective

  • Post-Independent Karnataka
  • Social Change and Movements
  • Social Change and Modernization
  • Decentralization of power
  • Socio Economic System
  • Rural Social system and Rural Development

Section III - Indian Economy – Planning- Rural Development

  • Indian Economy
  • India and International economic relations
  • Development patterns and disparities among regions and between rural and urban areas,
  • Planning
  • Decentralization
  • Rural Development
  • Rural Development Initiatives
  • Data Collection Analysis

KAS Mains General Studies 2

Section I- Physical Features and Natural Resources

  • Geography of the world
  • Geography of India
  • Geography of Karnataka

Section II- Overview of Indian Constitution

  • Nature of the Constitution
  • Fundamental rights
  • Distribution of Legislative powers
  • Unicameral and Bicameral legislations
  • Important Amendments of the Constitution
  • Welfare mechanism in India
  • Services under the Union and State

KAS Mains General Studies 3

Section I- Role and Impact of Science and Technology in Development of Indian, Information Technology in Public Domain

  • Basics of Science and Technology:
  • SPACE Science and Technology
  • Energy Resources
  • Disasters, Pests and Pollution
  • Related Perceptions
  • Knowledge Society
  • Rural Upliftment in Science & Technology

Section II -Advancement and Modern Trends in Natural Sciences, Life Sciences, Agricultural Science, Health and Hygiene

  • Natural Science
  • Agriculture Science
  • Initiatives in Biotechnology
  • Animal Husbandry (veterinary, dairy and fishery sciences)
  • Agriculture development policies, programs and trade
  • Health and Hygiene

Section III- Challenges and Issues of Development on Environment & Ecology

  • Environmental Segments: Promotion and protection
  • Natural Resources Forest -.
  • Eco System and Biodiversity Ecology
  • Environment Pollution and Solid Waste Management:
  • Role of Information Technology in Environment and Human Health
  • State community

KAS Mains General Studies 4

Section I-Ethics

  • Ethics in private and public relationships.
  • Ethics in public administration,
  • Accountability and ethical governance,
  • Concept of public service
  • Human values

Section II-Integrity

Section III-Aptitude

KAS Interview - 200 Marks

KAS Interview is a test of Personality but not the test of Knowledge and intelligence, KPSC Tests the Personality imparting to the services and allots the marks.

First impressions are the last impressions. Right From the way you walk into the room to how you sit in the chair; your body language is the first thing the interviewers watch out for. It is better that you remain polite throughout the meeting if the environment created by the interviewer seems to be unpleasant. This may be done deliberately to test your patience. While a sense of humor is vital to tackle the interview questions put forth, serious questions asked must be dealt with a serious answer. Just as how the first impression is important, follow the same approach to create a good last impression. A polite thank you and a handshake would be right about enough to close the interview

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