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KPSC KAS Syllabus 2018 in Kannada/English (Prelims/Mains) Download PDF

KPSC KAS Syllabus

Download PDF of KPSC KAS Syllabus in Kannada/English from this page!! Karnataka Public Service Commission conducts prelims followed by mains exam and interview for the assortment of the contenders on various civil service posts (Group 1 Services) under Karnataka Government. Qualified contenders in prelims will able to participate in further procedure. With the help of Karnataka Administrative Services (KAS) Exam Syllabus of Prelims and Mains, you can do better preparation and crack the examination.

Apart from the KAS Exam Syllabus of Karnataka Civil Service, you can check KAS Preliminary and main Exam pattern also that can help you to understand the marking scheme. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and download or check the complete KPSC KAS Syllabus 2018 that comprises questions from General Studies, Humanities, General Science & Technology, Environment & Ecology, General Mental Ability, Kannada and English by moving your cursor downwards on this page, designed by team.

KPSC KAS Syllabus

KPSC KAS Syllabus 2018 Prelims Exam


General Studies

Current events of National and Internationalimportance
Sports and GamesAwards and Honours
Social SciencesMatters of everyday observation
Important days, etc.


History of India

Social, economic, cultural and political aspects with a focus on Indian  national movement (especially Karnataka)

World GeographyGeography of India (especially Karnataka)
Indian polity and economy

Rural development

Planning and economic reforms in India‐sustainable development
poverty alleviationDemographics
Social sector initiatives, etc.


General Studies

  • Current events of State importance
  • Important State Government programmes, etc.

General Science & Technology, Environment & Ecology

Contemporary developments in science and technology and their implicationsBiodiversity and climate change
General health issuesEnvironmental Ecology, etc.

General Mental Ability

ComprehensionLogical Reasoning
Analytical AbilityDecision making and problem solving
Basic innumeracyData interpretation, etc.

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KPSC KAS Main Syllabus

Kannada/ English

Precis writingUsage
VocabularyShort Essay
Communication skillsComprehension of given passage


  • Topics of International/ National importance
  • Topics of State/ Local Importance

General Studies-I

Culture Heritage of IndiaTowards transforming Indian Society: Major Schools of thought
From Kadambas to HoysalasVijayanagara Empire and thereafter
Modern MysoreFreedom Movement in Karnataka and Unification
Post Independent KarnatakaSocial Change & Movements, Modernisation
India and International Economic relationsDecentralization
Data Collection Analysis, etc.

General Studies-II

LithospherePhysiography of continents and Demographic distribution
Industrial Planning and developmentUrban land use policy and urbanization
Fundamental rightsDistribution of legislative powers
Important amendments of the constitutionWelfare mechanism in India
Services under Union and statePrivate and public administration
Management tools and techniquesAdministrative reforms
United nations and specialized agencies, etc.—-

General Studies-III

Basics of Science & TechnologyEnergy resources
Disasters, pests and pollutionRural upliftment and Science & Technology
Natural and Agricultural ScienceHorticulture and Sericulture
Initiatives in BiotechnologyAnimal Husbandry
Agriculture development policies, programmes and tradeHealth and hygiene
Natural ResourcesEco system and biodiversity
Environmental pollution and solid waste managementRole of IT in environment and human health, etc.

General Studies-IV

Determinants and consequences of ethics in human actionEthics in private and public relationships
Ethics in public administrationEthical dilemmas in private and public institutions
Accountability and ethical governanceEthical issues in international relations and funding
Information sharing and transparency in governmentIntegrity
Tolerance and compassion towards weaker sectionsAptitude and foundation values for civil service
Emotional intelligence, etc.

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KPSC KAS Exam Pattern

KPSC KAS Prelims Exam Pattern 2018

  • 100 questions will be asked in each paper.
  • Each question carries 2 marks.
  • 25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
  • Questions in Karnataka Civil Service Preliminary Exam will be based on Degree standard.
  • In General Mental Ability section, questions will be standard of 10th level.
PapersSubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
1General Studies related to National and International importance40802 hours
2General Studies related to state importance40802 hours
General Science & Technology, Environment & Ecology3060
General Mental Ability3060

KPSC KAS Main Exam Pattern 2018:

  • Only descriptive type questions will be asked in KAS main exam.
  • Each paper carries separate marks and duration.
  • There will be no negative marking.
  • Minimum qualifying marks in Kannada and English paper is 35%.
  • Compulsory papers of main exam will be in a standard of Degree level.
Type of PapersSubjectsMarksDuration
Qualifying PapersKannada1502 hours
English1502 hours
Compulsory PapersPaper 1: Essay2503 hours
Paper 2: General Studies-I2503 hours
Paper 3: General Studies-II2503 hours
Paper 4: General Studies-III2503 hours
Paper 5: General Studies-IV2503 hours
Paper 6: Optional Subject-I2503 hours
Paper 7: Optional Subject-II2503 hours

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One Response to "KPSC KAS Syllabus 2018 in Kannada/English (Prelims/Mains) Download PDF"

  1. pandurang patil

    Whether all which are those papers will be decriptive and objective in main exam? sir plz inform about that

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