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Kashmir Administrative Exam (KAS) Combined Competitive Exam
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Kashmir Administrative Exam (KAS) or Combined Competitive Exam is organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC). The exam is held for the recruitment of eligible and desiring applicants for numerous posts in the Ministries and departments in Governmentof Jammu and Kashmir. The exam is organized yearly. This exam is state level exam and is held in offline mode.

Kashmir Administrative Exam (KAS) Combined Competitive Exam Conducting Body:

The Kashmir Public Service Commission is authorised to conduct the Civil Services Examination for entry level appointments to the various Civil Services of Kashmir. Kashmir PSC organizes the Civil Services Exam yearly for aspiring applicants.

Kashmir Administrative Exam (KAS) Combined Competitive Exam Important Dates:

Events

Dates

Mode

Link

Registration Date

25/04/2022

Offline

http://www.jkpsc.nic.in/

Application End Date

25/04/2022 to 15/05/2022

Admit Card

Will Be Updated Soon.

Preliminary Exam Date

26/06/2022

Mains Exam Date

28/10/2022

Result Date

Will Be Updated Soon.

Kashmir Administrative Exam (KAS) Combined Competitive Exam Selection Procedure:

The exam is held in Three phases

  • Preliminary Exam

  • Mains Exam

  • Interview

Kashmir Administrative Exam (KAS) Combined Competitive Exam -Exam Pattern:

Preliminary Examination:- The preliminary examination is of Qualifying nature and is held Offline. The examination consists of two papers of Objective nature. The applicants needs to select one optional subject from the list of the optional subject provided below.

The Exam Pattern is as follows:-

Paper

Subject

Max. Marks

Time Duration

Paper-1

General Studies

200 marks

2 hours

Paper-2

Optional Subject

200 marks

2 hours

Total

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400 marks

Note:- There is NO provision of negative marking. 

The list of Optional Subjects are as follows:-

Agriculture

Mathematics

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences

Mechanical Engineering

Botany

Philosophy

Chemistry

Physics

Civil Engineering

Political Science

Commerce

Psychology

Economics

Public Administration

Electrical Engineering

Sociology

Geography

Statistics

Geology

Zoology

Indian History

Law

Mains Examination:- The candidates who are shortlisted from the Preliminary examination are allowed to sit for the Mains examination.The JKPSC Mains examination have papers of Descriptive nature. Following is the exam paper pattern of the mains examination:-

Paper

Subject

Marks

Paper-I

General English(qualifying)

300 marks

Paper-II

Essay in English

250 marks

Paper-III

General Studies-I

250 marks

Paper-IV

General Studies-II

250 marks

Paper-V

Optional Subject-1 (Paper-I)

250 marks

Paper-VI

Optional Subject-1 (Paper-II)

250 marks

Paper-VII

Optional Subject-2 (Paper-I)

250 marks

Paper-VIII

Optional Subject-2 (Paper-II)

250 marks

Total

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1750 marks
 

The list of Optional Subjects are as follows:-

Agriculture

Mathematics

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences

Mechanical Engineering

Botany

Philosophy

Chemistry

Physics

Civil Engineering

Political Science

Commerce

Psychology

Economics

Public Administration

Electrical Engineering

Sociology

Geography

Statistics

Geology

Zoology

Indian History

Law

Anthropology

Interview:- The candidates who are shortlisted from the Mains examinations are called for the Interview ( 250 marks ). The Interview is conducted with the aim to access the awareness, intelligence, problem-solving ability and the suitability of the candidate towards the services.

Kashmir Administrative Exam (KAS) Combined Competitive Exam Eligibility Criteria:

  • Age Limit:- 21 to 35 years.

  • Educational Qualification:- Graduation or equivalent.

Kashmir Administrative Exam (KAS) Combined Competitive Exam Syllabus:

Prelims:

General Studies I:

  • General Science

  • Current events - National and International

  • History of India.

  • World Geography.

  • Indian Polity and Economy.

  • Indian National Movement

  • General Mental Ability

Mains:

Paper 1- English

  • Comprehension of given passages

  • Precise writing

  • Usage and vocabulary

  • Short Essay

Paper 2- Essay

Candidates are required to write an essay on a specific topic given. Credit is given for effective expression as stated by the Commission.

Paper-3

  • Modern History of India

  • Indian Culture

  • Current events - National and International 

  • Statistical analysis

Paper-4

  • Indian Polity

  • Indian Economy

  • Geography of India

  • Science and technology

Kashmir Administrative Exam (KAS) Combined Competitive Exam FAQs:

Ques 1. From where can a applicant get the information regarding the Kashmir Public Service Commission exam?

Ans. Applicants can get the information from the official website.

Ques 2. How can a applicant apply for KAS?

Ans. A applicant can apply for a post Online from the official website.
Ques 3. Which documents are required while filling the application?

Ans. Following are the documents:

  • Age Certificate

  • Caste Certificate

  • Qualification Certificate

  • Permanent Residence Certificate

  • Experience Certificate

Ques 4. Does a applicant studying in the final year of the Graduation apply for the exam?

Ans. No, the applicant must have completed the Graduation.

Ques 5. What is the educational qualification for KAS exam?

Ans. Any graduate from any recognised university or Foreign University which is accepted by the concerned authority.

Ques 6. Is there any negative marking in KAS?

Ans. No.

Ques 7. How many papers are there in KAS Mains?

Ans. There are total 8 papers out of which 1 is of English language, 1 is of English essay, 2 are General study papers and 4 are Optional papers. Paper 1 (English language) is of qualifying nature and the marks obtained in the paper are not considered for merit.

Ques 8. What is the requirement regarding Optional subjects?

Ans. The requirement is to choose 2 optional subjects for 4 optional papers.

 Ques 9. How many times a candidate can attempt for KAS?

Ans. For General candidates there are 4 attempts but there is no limit for Reserved category.

Ques 10. Are all papers in main examination of Descriptive nature?

Ans. Yes, all papers in Mains exam are Descriptive.

Ques 11. Is there any combination of subjects for Optional which can not be chosen by candidate?

Ans. Following are the subjects:

  • Anthropology and Sociology

  • Commerce and Accountancy and Management.

  • Agriculture and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science.

  • Mathematics and Statistics.

  • Management and Public Administration.

  • Philosophy and Psychology of the Engineering subject viz.

  • Political Science & International Relations and Public Administration.

  • Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Ques 12. Which marks are considered while preparing merit list?

Ans. The Mains and the Interview marks are considered for merit. Preliminary exam is just a screening test.

Ques 13. How can a applicant download the Admit card?

Ans. A applicant can download the admit card from the official website. 

 Ques 14. What precautions should be taken by a candidate while filling up the Online Application Form?

Ans. Please read the instructions attentive before filling up the Online Application Form.

Conclusion: Applicants willing to make their careers in the JKPSC have nice opportunity through this exam. Eligible applicants must take the benefit of this opportunity by preparing well for the exam. The team of estudentbook wishes you all the best for your upcoming future.

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