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
No of Questions
General Studies related to National and International importance
KAS Prelims Paper 2
General studies related to state importance
General science & technology environment & ecology
General Mental Ability
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.
Himalai KAS coaching center provides KAS coaching in Kannada medium to facilitate Kannada medium KAS aspirants. Himalai KAS coaching will provide KAS study material in Kannada, KAS classes Kannada, and also KAS current affairs in Kannada.
A. KAS Language Paper
B. KAS Compulsory Paper
Essay ( 2Nos. 125 each)
General studies 1
General studies 2
General studies 3
General studies 4
KAS Optional subject
KAS Optional subject
Total (Written exam)
KAS Personality Test
Grand Total (Mains + Interview)
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