KPSC KAS Syllabus 2024, Exam Pattern And Syllabus Topic

Karnataka Public Service Commission has released the notification about the prelims exam. From the notification, it is expected that the KPSC KAS prelims exam 2024 will be conducted on 5 May 2024. After the prelims exam, candidates should go through the mains exam, and then the final selection of candidates is made for vacant posts. There are 386 vacancies released by KPSC for group A and group B posts, for which many candidates take part in the application process. Candidates who fill out their applications online for the KPSC KAS 2024 exam are suggested to stay updated about exam details.

The official syllabus pdf has been released on the official website. It is suggested to candidates to start their exam preparation earlier and follow the latest syllabus. It is suggested to applicants to cover all important topics mentioned in syllabus, and prepared well for their KAS 2024 exam. If you are also one who fills out the applications for the KPSC KAS 2024 exam or will appear in this exam, then you should follow the latest syllabus and prepare yourself as an expert.

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KPSC KAS Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2024

KPSC released the syllabus pdf on its website to help candidates follow the latest syllabus, cover all important topics, and prepare well for their exams. As the KPSC KAS prelims exam 2024 is scheduled to be conducted on 5 May, the exam patterns have also been released.

Exam Conducting BodyThe Karnataka Public Service Commission
Exam NameKPSC KAS Exam 2024
Prelims Exam Date 20245 May 2024
CategorySyllabus & Exam Pattern
Selection ProcessPrelims, Mains, Interview
Official website

KPSC KAS 2024 exam pattern

According to the KAS 2024 exam pattern, there are two papers conducted by the authority: prelims and mains. The candidates need to go through these papers to qualify for it. The prelims and mains exams are conducted offline. The paper consists of objective-type questions. Both papers comprise 200 marks each. Every correct answer attempt by the candidate gets 2 marks. Wrong answer attempt by candidate can deduct 0.25 marks. Let’s have a look at the detailed KPSC KAS 2024 prelims and mains exam pattern.

KAS Prelims exam pattern 2024

To learn about the KPSC KAS prelims Exam Pattern, you should look here. 

  • The exam comprises the 2 papers.
  • KAS 2024 prelims exam has been conducted in offline mode
  • There are objective-type questions asked in this exam
  • The candidate gets 2 marks on every correct answer
  • 0.25 marks are deducted on every wrong answer attempt by a candidate
  • Both papers are of 200 marks each
Paper 1No. Of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
General Studies40802 hours
Paper 2No. Of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
General Studies4080 2 hours
Science and Technology, Environment, and Ecology3060
General Mental Ability3060

KAS Mains Exam Pattern 2024

KAS Mains exam comprise the 9 papers, in which descriptive type questions, include essays are asked by candidates. There is no negative marking in this exam

English2 hours150 (35% Qualifying Criteria)
Kannada2 hours150 (35% Qualifying Criteria)
Paper 1 – Essay3 hours250
Paper 2 – General Studies 13 hours250
Paper 3 – General Studies 23 hours250
Paper 4 – General Studies 33 hours250
Paper 5 – General Studies 43 hours250
Paper 6 – Optional Paper 13 hours250
Paper 7 – Optional Paper 23 hours250

KAS Syllabus 2024

KAS syllabus for both prelims and mains exam are released by authority. The syllabus and included topics are different for both papers. It is important for candidates to prepare for their exam well and cover all topics of the prelims and mains exam syllabus. KPSC KAS prelims exam 2024 consists of 2 papers. Each paper comprises 200 marks. The KAS mains exam 2024 consists of 9 papers, for a total of 1750 marks.

KAS prelims exam syllabus 2024

Paper 1General Studies
Current Affairs of National & International Importance
Indian History
Indian and World Geography
Indian Polity and Economic  
Paper 2General Studies
Current Affairs of State and Local Importance
Important State Government Scheme
General Science & Technology
Broad Understanding
Contemporary issues/developments and implications
Environment and Ecology
Understanding of issues on biodiversity, climate change, ecology, and health with no subject specialization
General Mental Ability
Basic numeracy
Data interpretation
Logical reasoning and analytical ability

KAS Mains Syllabus 2024

Paper 1 EnglishComprehension
Short Essay
Paper 2 KannadaComprehension
Short Essay
Paper 3 EssayTwo essays in Kannada/ English
Essay 1: Topic of National/ International Issues
Essay 2: Topic of State/ Local Issues  
Paper 4 General Studies IHistory and Cultural Heritage of India & Karnataka
Cultural Heritage of India
Modern History of India (beginning of the 19th century onwards)
Kadambas – Hoysalas
The Vijaynagar Empire
Modern Mysore
Karnataka Freedom Movement and Unification
Political and Social Perspective
Post-Independence Karnataka
Social Change & Modernisation
Political System and Government
Decentralization of PowerSocio-economic system
Rural social system and development
Planning, Indian Economy, Rural Development- Data Collection, Analysis and Interpretation
Indian Economy
India & International Economic Relations
Development Patterns
Planning and planning goals
Rural Development Initiatives
Data Collection Analysis & Interpretation  
Paper 5 General Studies IIPhysical Features and Natural Resources
Lithosphere, Atmosphere, Hydrosphere
Continental physiography and demographic distribution
Indian Physiography
Industrial Planning & Development
Physiographic divisions (Karnataka)
Urban land-use policy and Urbanisation (Karnataka)
Overview of the Indian Constitution
Nature of the Indian Constitution
Fundamental Rights
Distribution of Powers (Legislative)
Unicameral and Bicameral legislatures
Important Amendments
Welfare machinery in India
Union and State services
Public Administration and Management – International Relations
Public and Private Administration
Organization structure
Organizational behavior and concepts of management
Informal and formal organization
Management techniques and tools
Administrative Reforms
UN and Specialised agencies  
Paper 6 General Studies IIIRole/ impact of Science & Technology in Indian Development, Information Technology in Public Domain
Basics of Science and Tech
Space Tech & Science
Energy Resources
Disasters, Pollution, and Pests
Related Perception
Knowledge society
Rural Upliftment and Science & Tech
Advancement and Modern Trends in Natural Sciences, Life Sciences, Agricultural Science
Sericulture and Horticulture
Biotechnology initiatives
Animal Husbandry (dairy, fishery, and veterinary sciences)Development policies (Agriculture), programs and trade
Hygiene & Health
Challenges and Issues in Development on Environment & Ecology
Environment Conservation
Natural Resources
Biodiversity & Ecosystem
Solid Waste Management & Environmental Pollution
Role of Information Tech in Environment and Human Health
State-community-civil society interface  
Paper 7 General Studies IVEthics
Determinants, Essence, and Consequences
Ethics in public administration accountability and ethical governance
RTI and Concept of Public Service
Human values
Impartiality, Integrity, objectivity, and non-partisanship
Aptitude and foundational values for civil service
Emotional intelligence and contribution of social thinkers
Case studies of the above issues  
Paper 8Option paper 1
Paper 9Option Paper 2

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