Kerala PSC (Kerala Public Service Commission) Syllabus, KAS 2021: The Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) is the government body responsible for the recruitment of various government service posts. The body conducts various exams for various posts. The posts range from Class 1 to Class 3, and the syllabus varies depending on the post offered. However, the syllabus for the mains and the General Studies remains the same, with only the syllabus for the Post Specific Paper varying. Some papers also have Physical Fitness tests. It is extremely important to be completely thorough with the syllabus for the paper. This will ensure that you perform your best in the paper.
- The medium of instruction is primarily in English, with the respective language for specific papers such as Malayalam, Arabic etc.
- For specific papers, the syllabus will consist of questions based on the qualification required for the post.
- As per the latest notifications, the last post recruited for is that of Assistant Professor in Pulmonary Medicine.
The KPSC KAS Syllabus for Prelims 2020-21 is given below:
|Kerala PSC Syllabus (Prelims) – General Studies Paper I|
|History (India & Kerala)||Ancient India: Salient features and major landmarks of ancient and medieval India Art, culture, literature and Architecture Major Dynasties, their administrative system, social, religious and economic conditions prominent movements Modern Period: Modern Indian History (from the 18th century up to the present) significant events, personalities and issues India – Struggle for independence Social and religious reform movements in the 19th and 20th century India after Independence, Post-independence consolidation and reorganisation Independent India and her neighbours Download NCERT Notes on Modern Indian History here. Kerala History: Pre-Independence socio-political movements. Formation of Kerala State, Political parties, movements, Governments, Landmark legislation and policies.|
|History of the World (from mid 18th century)||World History: Industrial revolution World wars Redraw of National boundaries Colonisation and decolonization Globalisation Communism, Capitalism, Socialism – their forms and effects in society|
|Cultural Heritage of Kerala||Cultural Heritage of Kerala Art Forms, literature, sculpture, architecture, salient features of society Kerala Tribal culture, Pilgrimage, Tourist places, Folk Culture, Cinema, Theatre History and revolution of Malayalam language and literature|
|Indian Constitution, Public Administration, Political System, Governance, Social Justice and International Relations||Indian Constitution and its salient features 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 Constitutional Authorities – Powers, Functions and Responsibilities Panchayati Raj, Public Policy and Governance, Impact of L.P.G on Governance Statutory, Regulatory and Quasi-judicial bodies Rights Issues (Human rights, Women rights, SC/ST rights, Child rights, etc.), Important Acts India’s Foreign Policy, International Organisations, International Treaties and Forums, their structure and mandate Judiciary in India – Structure and functions, important provisions relating to Emergency and Constitutional amendments, Judicial review, Public Interest Litigation, Land Revenue Laws Fundamental rights, fundamental duties and Directive Principles Principles of Administrative Law|
|Reasoning, Mental Ability & Simple Arithmetic||Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability Number series Coding-Decoding Problems related to Relations, Shapes and their subsections Venn Diagram Problems based on Clock, Calendar and Age, Simple Arithmetic|
|Geography||General Geography Solar system Motion of Earth Concept of time Seasons The 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 Physical, Social, Economic Geography of World, India and Kerala Geophysical phenomena like Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcanoes, Cyclone, Flood, Landslides Download NCERT Geography notes here|
|Kerala PSC Syllabus (Prelims) – General Studies Paper-II|
|Economy and Planning||Economy||Indian economy on the eve of independence Indian economy in the 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|
|Agriculture||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|
|Industry||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|
|Infrastructure||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|
|Population||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 National Happiness Index|
|Finance||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 Structure of Indian Banking and Non-Banking Financial Institutions and reforms GST: Concept and Implications. Stock exchange and share market|
|Kerala||The economy of Kerala State-an overview, Population, Major agriculture, Industry, Service sector issues. Infrastructure and resources, Major Developmental Projects, Programmes and Schemes. Co-operative Sector. History and relevant policies in traditional industries, IT Sector, Pravasi and Foreign remittance. 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|
|Science & Technology||Technology|
|Technology in Space & Defence|
|Current Events||Check out following pages for notes from The Hindu, PIB, and Yojana Magazine and relevant current affairs updates: Current Affairs Government Schemes|
|Language Proficiency – English||Tenses Synonyms Phrasal Verbs Antonyms Error Correction Adjectives Adverbs Reported Speech Active Voice Passive Voice Auxiliary Verb Question Tag Degrees of Comparison Punctuation Idioms and Phrases Simple Compound Complex Sentences Connectives Prepositional Verbs Prepositions Concord Pronouns – 9 types Word Order and Sentence Order|