Kerala Administrative Services (KAS) examination is conducted by Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC).
Kerala Administrative Service (KAS) is the Civil Service Examination of Kerala. Candidates are selected to this post via KAS examination.
KAS came in to force from January 2018. Kerala Civil Service Executive’s Special Rules has been published notification under Govt orders. – G.O.(P) No. 12-2017-P and ARD. The first notification for Kerala Administrative Service (KAS) will be published soon.
For Direct Recruitment of KAS Officer (Junior Time Scale) Stream 1, must not have completed 32 years of age on 1st January of the year in which application for appointment is invited. Age relaxation for reservations will be applicable.
Lower Age Limit: 21 years
Age Relaxation: 3 years for OBC, 5 years for SC/ST
For Direct Stream II must not complete an age limit of 40 years on 1st January of the year in which appointment application is invited. Age relaxation for reservations will be applicable.
By transfer appointment from candidates who are holding first gazetted posts in Govt departments and equivalent posts in common categories shouldn’t have completed 50 age limit as on 1st January of the year in which application for appointment is invited.
According to the Kerala Civil Service Executive Special Rules, KAS officers will be posted in 29 departments of Government of Kerala including Kerala Secretariat public administration & finance.
The Exam Scheme for KAS
The selection for KAS involves three stages
PSC is about to finalize the complete syllabus for the KAS examination Below mentioned topics are expected to be in the KAS Preliminary Examination which is objective multiple choice type questions.
The above syllabus is the probable one, PSC is about to finalize it, more topic may be included in the current syllabus.
KAS Main Exam will be descriptive in nature. There will be multiple papers for KAS. It is unlikely to have optional papers like UPSC Civil Service Exam.
The subjects expected in Main Exam
Final hurdle for KAS success is Interview or Personality Test ,The candidate’s aptitude for government service, his overall personality will be assessed.
The following points will be focused.
An interview will have 20% weight age compared to Main Exam mark.( Would be finalized when official Notification would be released by the Government of Kerala)