Kerala PSC KAS Syllabus 2023
Kerala PSC KAS Syllabus 2023: Kerala PSC KAS Syllabus 2023 has been published on the official website of the Kerala Public Service Commission. It is now time to begin studying for the exam. You must have a complete understanding of the syllabus to pass the exam, thus reading and understanding the Kerala PSC KAS Syllabus properly. You can get the Kerala PSC KAS Syllabus in PDF format by clicking the link provided below.
Kerala PSC KAS Syllabus 2023-Overview
Kerala PSC conducts the Kerala Administrative Services (KAS) Exam for various administrative positions in the Kerala government. Kerala PSC will announce the Kerala PSC KAS jobs and vacancy details in its official notification. Candidates must know the details of the exam pattern and Kerala PSC KAS Syllabus 2023. We have shared the details of Kerala PSC KAS Syllabus 2023 in below the table.
|Kerala PSC KAS Syllabus 2023|
|Organization||Kerala Public Service Commission|
|Post Name||KAS Officer (Trainee)|
|Exam Name||Kerala Administrative Services (KAS)|
|Subjects covered in Kerala PSC KAS syllabus for Prelims||GENERAL STUDIES -I
GENERAL STUDIES -II
|Exam Mode||Prelims: Objective
|Total Marks||Prelims: 200
|Exam Duration||Prelims: 03 Hours
Mains: 06 Hours
|Selection Process||Prelims, Mains and Interview|
Kerala PSC KAS Prelims Exam Pattern 2023
Candidates can view the table here, the KAS Prelims Exam Pattern is provided below
|S No||Details of Papers||Maximum Marks||Exam Duration||Number of Questions|
|1||Paper I: General Studies||100||90 minutes||100|
|2||Paper-II: Part I General Studies||50||90 minutes||50|
|3||Paper-II: Part II Language Proficiency in Malayalam/ Tamil/ Kannada||30||30|
|4||Paper-II: Part II Language Proficiency in English||20||20|
KAS Mains Exam Pattern 2023
Candidates check the KAS Mains Exam Pattern 2023 in below the table.
|S No||Details of Papers||Maximum Marks||Exam Duration||Medium|
|100||120 minutes||English/ Malayalam|
|100||120 minutes||English/ Malayalam|
|100||120 minutes||English/ Malayalam|
Exam Pattern For the Kerala PSC KAS Interview
The final stage involves reviewing the candidate’s personality. This will be worth 50 points. Candidates who qualify for the Mains Exam will be invited to the interview/Personality Test. This interview will examine the candidates’ mental abilities to examination.
KAS Prelims Syllabus 2023
The Kerala PSC KAS Preliminary Exam is held to select candidates for the Mains Examination. The Kerala Public Service Commission defines the KAS Prelims test as having two papers: Paper I and Paper II.
A) History (India and Kerala)
1)Ancient and Medieval Period :-
(i) significant characteristics and key landmarks of ancient and medieval India; (ii) Art, culture, literature, and architecture; and (iii) key Dynasties, their administrative systems, social, religious, and economic situations; and prominent movements.
2) Modern Period :-
(i) Modern Indian History (from the 18th century up to the present) significant events, personalities and issues (ii) India – Struggle for independence (iii) Social and religious reform movements in the 19th and 20th centuries (iv) India after Independence, Post independent consolidation and reorganisation (v) Independent India and her neighbours.
3) Kerala History (from 18th century):-
(i) Pre-Independence socio-political movements. Formation of Kerala State, Political parties, movements, Governments, Landmark legislation and policies.
(B) History of the World (from mid 18th century)
(i) Industrial Revolution (ii) World Wars (iii) Redrawal of National boundaries (iv) Colonialisation and decolonisation, (v) Globalisation (vi) Communism, Capitalism, Socialism – their forms and effects in society.
C) Cultural Heritage of Kerala:
1) Cultural Heritage of Kerala Art Forms, literature, sculpture, architecture, salient features of society 2) Kerala Tribal culture, Pilgrimage, Tourist places, Folk Culture, Cinema, Theatre
3) History and evolution of Malayalam language and literature.
(D) Indian Constitution, Public Administration, Political System, Governance, Social Justice and International Relations
1) Indian Constitution and its salient features 2) Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States, Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, function, power and privileges. Issues and challenges pertaining to Federal Structure – Devolution of Power and Finances up to local levels and challenges therein 3) Constitutional Authorities – Powers, Functions and Responsibilities 4) Panchayati Raj, Public Policy and Governance, Impact of L.P.G on Governance 5) Statutory, Regulatory and Quasi-judicial bodies 6) Rights Issues (Human rights, Women rights, SC/ST rights, Child rights, etc.), Important Acts 7) India’s Foreign Policy, International Organisations, International Treaties and Forums, their structure and mandate 8) Judiciary in India – Structure and functions, important provisions relating to Emergency and Constitutional amendments, Judicial review, Public Interest Litigation, Land Revenue Laws 9) Fundamental rights, fundamental duties and Directive Principles 10) Principles of Administrative Law.
(E) Reasoning, Mental Ability & Simple Arithmetic
(1) Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability, Number series, Coding-Decoding, problems related to Relations, Shapes and their sub-sections, Venn Diagram, problems based on Clock,
Calendar and Age, Simple Arithmetic.
1) General Geography: Solar system, Motion of Earth, Concept of time, Seasons, Internal structure of the Earth, Major Landforms and their features. Atmosphere – Structure and Composition, elements and factors of Climate, air masses and Fronts, atmospheric disturbances. Oceans: Physical, Chemical and Biological characteristics, Hydrological Disasters, Marine and Continental Resources 2) Physical, Social, and Economic Geography of the World, India and Kerala 3) Geophysical phenomena like Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcanoes, Cyclone, Flood, and Landslides.
KAS Prelims Paper-II Syllabus: General Studies-II
The following is the KAS syllabus for Prelims Paper-II General Studies-II:
A) Economy and Planning
1) Indian economy on the eve of independence. Indian economy in a post-reform period – new economic reforms, NITI Aayog, National Income and Per Capita Income, Sectoral Composition (Output and Employment) – Primary, Secondary and Tertiary. Development under different policy regimes (including Five Year Plans) – Goals, Constraints, Institutions and Policy framework.
2) Agriculture Sector, Land Reforms in India, Technological change in Agriculture – Major Crops and Cropping patterns in various parts of the Country, Irrigation, Pricing of agriculture inputs and outputs, Agricultural Finance Policy and Marketing, Issues in Food Security and Public Distribution System, Green Revolution, Policies for sustainable agriculture and organic farming.
3) Industrial Policy, Public Sector enterprises and their performance, Growth and pattern of industrialization, Small-scale sector, Productivity in the industrial sector, SEZ and industrialization, foreign investment and competition policy, e-commerce, Effects of liberalisation on the economy.
4) Infrastructure in Indian Economy, Meaning and importance of infrastructure – Water Supply and Sanitation- Energy and Power – Science and Technology – Rural and Urban Infrastructure, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, Telecommunication, Dams, Inland Waterways. Social Impact Assessment.
5) Trends and Patterns in the structure of the population over time – Growth rate, Gender Rural-Urban Migration, Literacy, Regional Structure and trends of Poverty and Inequality, Unemployment – trends, Structure and National Rural Employment policies. Indicators of development – Physical Quality of Life Index,Human Development Index, Human Poverty Index, Gender Development Index, and National Happiness Index.
6) Indian Public Finance, Government Budgeting, Indian Tax System, Public Expenditure, Public Debt, Deficit and Subsidies in the Indian Economy. Centre-State financial relation. Recent fiscal and monetary policy issues and their impact, the structure of Indian Banking and NonBanking Financial Institutions and reforms, GST: Concept and Implications. Stock exchange and share market.
7) Trend, Composition, Structure and direction of India’s Foreign Trade. India’s Balance of payments situation in post reforms period.
8) Economy of Kerala State- An overview, Population, Major agriculture, Industry, Service sector issues. Insfrastructure and resources, Major Developmental Projects, Programmes and Schemes. Co-opeartive Sector. History and relevant policies in traditional industies, IT Sector, Pravasi and Foreign remittance.
9) Kerala model development – (Land reforms, Social security, devolution of Power, Decentralised Planning, Housing, Tourism, Women Empowerment, Social Welfare Schemes, Disaster Management. Role and Function of Kerala Planning Board, Achievements of Kerala in Health and Education Sector: Policies, Programmes, Initiatives and Impacts.
(B) Science and Technology
1) Science and Technology: Nature and scope of Science and Technology, Relevance of S&T, National policy on S&T and innovations, Basics of everyday science, Human body, Public Health and Community Medicine, Food and Nutrition, Health Care. Institutes and Organizations in India promoting integration of S&T and Innovation, their activities and contributions, Contribution of Prominent Indian Scientists.
2) ICT: Nature and Scope of ICT, ICT in day-to-day life, ICT and industry, ICT and Governance – various Government schemes promoting the use of ICT, e-governance Programmes and Services, Netiquettes, Cyber Security concerns – National Cyber Crime Policy. MIS. Artificial Intelligence – benefits and impacts, Robotics.
3) Technology in Space and Defence: Evolution of Indian Space Programme, ISRO – its activities and achievements, various Satellite Programmes – DRDO-vision, mission and activities.
4) Energy requirement and efficiency: India’s existing energy needs and deficit, India’s energy resources and dependence, Renewable and Non-renewable energy resources, Energy Policy of India – Govt.Policies and Programmes, Energy Security and Nuclear Policy of India.
5) Environmental Science: Issues and concerns related to the environment, its legal aspects, policies and treaties for the protection of the environment at the National and International level, and Environmental protection for sustainable development.
Biodiversity – its importance and concerns, Climate change, International initiatives (Policies, Protocols) and India’s commitment, Western Ghats, Features, characteristics and issues.
Forest and wildlife – Legal framework for Forest and Wildlife Conservation in India.
Environmental Hazards, Pollution, Carbon Emission, Global Warming. National action plans on climate change and Disaster Management.
Developments in Biotechnology, Green Technology and Nanotechnology.
(C) Current Events
(D) Language Proficiency – English
1) Tenses 2) Synonyms 3) Phrasal Verbs 4) Antonyms 5) Error Correction 6) Adjectives 7) Adverbs 8) Reported Speech 9) Active Voice 10) Passive Voice 11) Auxiliary Verb 12) Question Tag 13) Degrees of Comparison 14) Punctuation 15) Idioms and Phrases 16) Simple Compound Complex Sentences 17) Connectives 18) Prepositional Verbs 19) Prepositions 20) Concord 21) Pronouns – 9 types 22) Word Order and Sentence Order.
( EI) Language Proficiency – Malayalam
Punctuation 2. Single word 3. Synonym 4. Synonym 5. Antonym 6. Feminine and Masculine 7. Paraphrasing 8. Conjugation 9. Word 10. Participle (sentence conjugation) 11. Sentence purity 12. Idioms – Idioms 13. Summary 14. Expansion 15. Official-Language Vocabulary 16. Translation 17. Passage Based Questions on Official Language
(EII) Language Proficiency – Kannada
1) Word Purity / Correct Word 2) Correct Sentence 3) Translation 4) One Word / Single Word / One Word Substitution 5) Synonyms 6) Antonyms 7) Idioms and Proverbs 8) Equivalent Word 9) Join the Word 10) Feminine Gender, Masculine Gender 11) Number 12) Sort and Write 13) Add Phrases 14) Comprehension
(EIII) Language Proficiency – Tamil
1) Correct Word 2) Correct Structure of Sentence 3) Translation 4) Single Word 5) Synonyms 6) Antonyms / Opposite 7) Phrases and Proverbs 8) Equal Word 9) Join the Word 10) Gender Classification – Feminine, Masculine 11) Singular, Plural 12) Separate 13) Add Phrases 14) Comprehension.
Kerala PSC KAS Syllabus 2023 PDF
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