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KAS Exam Pattern

KAS Exam Pattern

Even though all three stages of KAS exam have some similarities in topics of KAS syllabus, they have completely different KPSC exam pattern.

KAS Prelims Exam Pattern

  • KPSC prelims questions are of objective/ MCQ type.
  • Furthermore, the commission will conduct the KPSC exam in offline mode and will issue OMR sheets for answering in prelims.
  • Usually, KPSC will schedule KAS prelims exam in a single day. That is with two hours duration for each paper.

The main question that raises for KAS prelims is ‘Does KAS prelims have negative marking?’

Yes, negative marking is applicable for wrong answers in prelims.

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 exam pattern

  • KPSC Mains is a descriptive type of examination conducted over five consecutive days.
  • Choice of the KAS 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.

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A. KAS Language Paper

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

B. KAS Compulsory 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
Paper 6 KAS Optional subject paper 1 250 3Hrs
Paper 7 KAS Optional subject paper 2 250 3Hrs
Total (Written exam) 1750 Marks

KAS Interview

KAS Personality Test 200 Marks
Grand Total (Mains + Interview) 1950 Marks
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