KAS Notification 2024

KAS Exam Pattern

Mastering the KAS Preliminary Exam: Your Gateway to Success

The Karnataka Administrative Service (KAS) Preliminary Exam serves as the first hurdle in the journey towards a rewarding administrative career in Karnataka. Designed to assess candidates’ aptitude and general knowledge, the prelims act as a screening test to qualify for the subsequent stages of the KAS exam prelims process.

The KAS Preliminary Exam comprises objective-type questions and is divided into two papers: General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II (CSAT). Paper I evaluates candidates on various subjects such as History, Geography, Polity, Economy, Science & Technology, Environment, and Current Affairs. Paper II assesses the aptitude and reasoning abilities of candidates.

To excel in the KAS Preliminary Exam, aspirants must adopt a strategic approach to preparation. Here are some key tips:

Understand the Exam Pattern: Familiarize yourself with the exam pattern, marking scheme, and syllabus prescribed by the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC).

Comprehensive Study Material: Refer to standard study materials covering all relevant topics. Focus on clarity of concepts rather than rote memorization.

Time Management: Practice time-bound mock tests to improve speed and accuracy. Allocate sufficient time to each section based on your strengths and weaknesses.

Current Affairs: Stay updated with current events, government schemes, and national/international developments. Regularly read newspapers, magazines, and online portals for comprehensive coverage.

Practice Previous Years’ Papers: Solve previous years’ question papers to understand the exam pattern and identify important topics. This will also help in improving time management skills.

Mock Tests and Revision: Take regular mock tests to assess your preparation level and identify areas needing improvement. Revise regularly to reinforce concepts and formulas.

Stay Calm and Confident: Maintain a positive attitude and stay calm during the exam. Manage exam anxiety by practising relaxation techniques and positive visualization.

By following these tips and strategies, candidates can enhance their chances of success in the KAS Preliminary Exam and move closer to realizing their aspirations of serving the state through administrative roles.

Himalai IAS Coaching Center has demonstrated exceptional expertise in preparing students for the KAS Preliminary Exam. Through our comprehensive curriculum, experienced faculty, and innovative teaching methods, they have successfully guided numerous aspirants towards exam success. Our focus on conceptual clarity, current affairs, and practice tests ensures that students are well-prepared and confident on exam day. 

KAS Exam pattern is based on objective-type questions. The commission conducts exams offline at centers in different cities. The candidate will get OMR sheets for answers in KAS Prelims. The KPSC schedules the KAS Prelims exam in a single day. The exam duration is two hours for each paper. The exam is based on negative marking. The commission will deduct 1/4th of the marks allotted to a specific question if the answer is wrong.

KAS Prelims Paper 1

KAS Prelims Paper 2

KAS Exam 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 Exam 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 numeracy (numbers and their relations, the order   of magnitude etc.,) and data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.

Course Details

   Classes are molded around KPSC syllabus

    • Flexible Learning -Synchronized  Online classes and classroom training or both available as preferred by students 
    • Classes are taken by Himalai alumni IAS, KAS. who are serving officers now and Subject Experts
    • Enjoy the Benefit of Life Time Validity
    • Access to 26 years of Rich resources.
    • All general studies will be taught on subject wise, topic wise and chapter wise
    • Individual based special classes will be additional to the students along with ongoing classes
    • Every students preparations are individually monitored by the mentors everyday
    • Simplified Summary Based study materialsExam oriented Simple summary based study materials for all the subjects for quick recap of the concepts both in Hardcopies and Online.
    • Test Series and Quizzes  – Test are conducted regularly both on Online and Offline Daily, Weekly and Monthly on Current affairs, subject wise, topic wise and chapter wise.  
    • Current Affairs – Exclusive classes, materials, quizzes and periodicals for Current Affairs on Monthly, weekly and daily  
    • All are well specialized on Exams standard
    • State and National Affair
    • International Affairs
    • Contemporary issues specific to Socio economical India
    • Special focus on Editorials
    • Government of India Events and schemes
    • International Organization etc.
    • Economic Survey of India.

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