Kerala Administrative Service (KAS)

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Method of Appointment

Stream 1

Direct Recruitment

Stream 2

By Direct recruitment from among full members or approved probationers in any Government Departments.

Stream 3

By Direct Recruitment from among candidates holding Ist Gazetted post or above in Departments in the schedule-1 and equivalent posts in common categories listed in Scheduled-1.

Eligibility

Stream 1

Candidates who have born in between 02.01.1987 and 01.01.1998 (both dates are included) are eligible to apply for this post. Changes are allowable to the above dates, to the eligible reserved categories for age relaxation.

Stream 2

Candidates who have born in between 02.01.1979 and 01.01.1998 (both dates are included) are eligible to apply for this post. Changes are allowable to the above dates, to the eligible reserved categories for age relaxation.

Stream 3

Must not have completed 50 years of age on the 1st January of the year in which this notification is published.

Scheme of Examination

Phase 1 – Preliminary Exam – 90 minutes – 100 marks

Paper 1 – General Studies (English) – Objective Multiple Choice – 90 minutes – 100 marks

Paper 2 – 90 minutes – 100 marks

Part 1 – General Studies (English) – Objective Multiple Choice – 50 marks

Part 2 – Language Proficiency (Malayalam/Tamil/Kannada) – Objective Multiple Choice – 30 marks

Part 3 – Language Proficiency (English) – 20 marks

Phase II Main Exam – 300 marks

Paper 1 – Descriptive Exam (English/Malayalam) – 2 hours – 100 marks

Paper 2 – Descriptive Exam (English/Malayalam) – 2 hours – 100 marks

Paper 3 – Descriptive Exam (English/Malayalam) – 2 hours – 100 marks

III Interview 50

Note 1: The marks obtained in the preliminary examination by the candidate will not be considered for ranking.

*Note 2: Questions of Main examination will be provided in English. Answers can be written either in English or in Official Language ie. in Malayalam.

Detailed Preliminary Exam Syllabus

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Detailed PSC KAS Exam Notification

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