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KPSC Exam 2024 Syllabus based and Chapterwise Study Notes available


Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) has released official notification for recruitment to 571 posts. Those candidates who fulfill the eligibility conditions set by the Commission.

The Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) Preliminary Examination is the first step in the recruitment process for various government jobs in the state of Karnataka, India. This examination is a crucial stage for aspirants seeking employment in different state government departments.

The KPSC KAS Exam Schedule has been released. - The prelims exam will be held on 21st July 2024.

Educational Qualification — A candidate must have pursued the Bachelor's Degree from a UGC recognised University. Age Limit — One's age must not be below 21 years or above 35 years, and there will be upper age relaxation for 5 years for reserved candidates.

The pay scale for the salary of KAS officer per month is Rs 47600-Rs 151100 in Level 8. Moreover, the JKPSC KAS in hand salary will be approximately between Rs 65,000-Rs 70,000 per month with allowances.


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KPSC KAS Exam Pattern

The Karnataka Public Service Commission Syllabus for both the prelims and mains exam is different. The detailed study of the syllabus for KPSC KAS Recruitment 2024 helps the candidates to prepare diligently.

  • The preliminary exam is mainly divided into two papers - Paper 1 & Paper 2.

  • Both the papers carry 200 marks each

  • Mains exams have 9 papers and make a total of 1750 marks.

Part I: Preliminary exam

Paper Exam Subjects No. of Questions Marks
Paper I General Studies related to National and
International importance
40 80
Humanities 60 120
Total 100 200
Paper II General Studies related to State Importance 40 80
General Science & Tech, Environment &
30 60
General Mental Ability 30 60
Total 100 200

Part II: Main Examination

Paper Subjects Marks
Paper-I Kannada 150
Paper-II English 150
Paper III & IV General Studies 300
Paper V,VI, VII, & VIII Two subjects to be selected from the list of optional subject. Each subject will have two papers 300(Each Paper)

KPSC Karnataka Administrative Services Mains Exam Subject-wise Topics:



Paper-1 English

  • Comprehension
  • Precis
  • Usage
  • Vocabulary
  • Short Essay
  • Communication

Paper-2 Kannada

  • Comprehension
  • Precis
  • Usage
  • Vocabulary
  • Short Essay
  • Communication

Paper-3 Essay

Two essays in Kannada/ English

  • Essay 1: Topic of National/ International Issues
  • Essay: Topic of State/ Local Issues

Paper-4 General Studies I

  • History 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 Power
  • Socio-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
  • Decentralization
  • Rural Development Initiatives
  • Data Collection Analysis & Interpretation

Paper-5 General Studies II

  • Physical 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 III

  • Role/ 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 IV

  • Ethics
  • Determinants, Essence, and Consequences
  • Ethics in public administration
  • Accountability and ethical governance
  • RTI and Concept of public service
  • Human values
  • Integrity
  • Impartiality, Integrity, objectivity, and non-partisanship
  • Aptitude
  • Aptitude and foundational values for civil service
  • Emotional intelligence and contribution of social thinkers
  • Case studies of the above issues.

Paper- 8

Option Paper 1 (Given Below)

Paper- 9

Option Paper 2 (Given Below)

The candidates can opt from the following subjects for the optional papers:

  • Agriculture, marketing, sericulture, and agriculture cooperation
  • Animal husbandry, fisheries, and veterinary sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Electrical engineering
  • geography
  • geology
  • History
  • Law
  • Management
  • mathematics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physics
  • Political science and International relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • Rural development and cooperation
  • Literature in any 1: English, Hindi, Kannada, or Urdu.

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