Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC), KAS 2021

Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC), KAS 2021: Kerala Public Service Commission conducts Kerala Administrative Service Exam to recruit for various posts. The KPSC KAS is a three-tier examination – Prelims, Mains and Personality Test.

Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) announces the notification for the Kerala Administrative Services Exam (Kerala PSC KAS). All the eligible candidates can apply for the examination to begin a brightening career in bureaucracy. After qualifying the examination, candidates will be appointed as Deputy Superintendent of Police, Deputy Collector, Assistant Commissioner (C.T.) and District Registrar and other Group – 1 Service in the sort of State Government departments. It is advised to read the official advertisement from the official website. Eligibility Criteria, Important Dates, Application Fee, Exam Pattern, Admit Card and Result, etc about Kerala PSC KAS 2021 can be read in the article below;



The application form will be available on the official website. Before filling the application form, candidates must have to read the instruction carefully. Fill all the necessary details in the application form such as the name, address and other communication details. Also, provide the details of the educational qualification as what percentage of marks they have got in the bachelor program. Upload the scanned photo & signature in the application form. Pay the application fee through the credit card, debit card or net banking. Take a printout of the application for future reference. The online application form will be issued from the website.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • A bachelor’s degree from the recognized university or college, as well as a professional course in any subject, is required.
  • Candidates having equivalent qualifications should produce proof supporting their claim.
  • For different streams, candidates must have additional qualification as:

Stream- 1:

  • Only basic qualifications as above.

Stream- 2:

  • Candidates should be the approved probationer or full member of any of the government departments and should not belong to the 1st gazetted officer.
  • Should have regularized in the service in any of the cadre of the Kerala State & Subordinate Service Rules 1958 or should have served in the supernumerary post in Government for at least two years.
  • During the serving tenure, a candidate should not have been fined or imposed any penalty and should not have any criminal proceedings going on

Stream- 3:

  • Satisfactorily completed the period of probation in government cadre.
  • Candidate should not have any penalty imposed or charged with the criminal case.

Age Criteria

  • The age of the applicants should be between 21 years to 28 years.
  • The candidates of reserved categories will get relaxation in the upper age.
CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST05 years
OBC03 years
Differently abled candidates15 years
Orthopaedically differently-abled candidates10 years
Widows05 years

Selection Process

  • On the basis of the performance of the candidates in all the three examinations, the selection of the candidates will be done.
  • The pre-exam will be the first stage of the examination and it will be of qualifying nature.
  • Candidates can appear for the main examination, after the pre-examination.
  • The main exam will be written or of descriptive nature.

Exam Pattern:

Kerala PSC 2021 Preliminary Exam Pattern

Indicative sections with its respective marks in Kerala PSC Prelims exam are as follows:

PapersSectionsMaximum allocated Marks
General Studies Paper IHistory, World History, Kerala Cultural Heritage, Geography, Reasoning, Simple Arithmetic, Mental Ability, Public Administration, Social Justice, Indian Constitution, Governance, Political System, and International Relations100
General Studies Paper-IIPart I: General Studies100
Part II: Language Proficiency Tamil/Kannada/Malayalam
Part III: English Language Proficiency

Kerala PSC 2021 Mains Exam Pattern

Indicative sections and marks in Kerala PSC Mains exam are as follows:

PapersSectionsMaximum allocated Marks
General Studies Paper IIndian and Kerala History, World History, and Kerala Cultural Heritage100
General Studies Paper IIPaper-II100
General Studies Paper IIIGeography, Economics and Planning, and Current Issues in both Geography and Economics and Planning100

Kerala PSC Marking Scheme 2021

The Marking Scheme for Kerala PSC exams didn’t get changed for so long and thus this year too¸ it might be the same.

  • For Descriptive papers, the marking scheme will vary depending upon the questions asked.
  • For MCQs, 1 mark will be awarded for each correct response chosen by the Candidates.
  • Likewise, 13 marks gets reduced for each wrong answer chosen by the Candidates in the MCQ questions.

Kerala PSC 2021 Preliminary Exam Syllabus

Some of the Indicative sections and important topics in the papers are discussed below:

PaperSectionsImportant Topics
General Studies Paper IIndian and Kerala HistoryAncient India: Art, literature and Art Architecture Culture, Popular Dynasties and their activities and movements
Modern Period: Modern Indian History, India before and after Independence with reorganisation and consolidation, All religious and social reform movements in 19th and 20th century, and
Kerala History: Kerala Social and Politics movements before Independence, Kerala State Establishment, Governments, Political parties with their movements, and Landmark policies and legislation
World HistoryIndustrial revolution, Redraw of National boundaries, Globalisation, World wars, Colonisation and decolonisation, and Capitalism, Communism, and Socialism –with reference to their effects and forms in the society
Public Administration, Social Justice, Indian Constitution, Governance, Political System, and International RelationsIndian Constitution and its salient features, Constitutional Authorities, Responsibilities and Functions of the Union and the Parliament, States and State Legislatures, Judiciary in India, Principles of Administrative Law, etc.
GeographyEarth Motion, Seasons, Solar system, Atmosphere, Climate factors and elements, Concept of time, Geophysical phenomena, and Hydrological Disasters, Continental and Marine Resources, etc.
Reasoning, Mental Ability & Simple ArithmeticCoding-Decoding, Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability, Venn Diagram, Problems based on Calendar, Clock, and Age, Number series, Problems related to Shapes and their subsections and Relations, etc.
General Studies Paper IIGeneral Studies (Part I)Economy: Indian economy after the independence eve And after the reform movements
Agriculture: Pricing of agriculture inputs and outputs, Green Revolution, Irrigation, Issues in Public Distribution System and Food Security, etc.
Infrastructure: Water Supply and Sanitation, Meaning and significance of infrastructure, and Infrastructure in Indian Economy, etc.
Industry: Industrial Policy, Small-Scale sector, SEZ and industrialization, e-Commerce, Growth and pattern of industrialization, Productivity in the industrial sector, etc.
Finance: Indian Tax System, Centre-State financial relation, GST: Concept and Implications, Government Budgeting, Indian Public Finance, etc.
Population: Growth Trends and Patterns, Unemployment trends and its effects, etc.
Kerala: Economy and Developmental Model, etc.
Language Proficiency for all Languages (Part II and III)Synonyms, Antonyms, Tenses, Active Voice, Passive Voice, Adverbs, Adjectives, Punctuation, Prepositions, Pronouns, Error Correction, etc.

Kerala PSC 2021 Mains Exam Syllabus

Most sections in the mains exam and prelims exam are somewhat similar but some topics get added. Indicative sections and important topics for the Kerala PSC Mains exam are:

PaperSectionsImportant Topics
General Studies Paper IIndian and Kerala HistoryAncient India: Art, literature and Architecture, culture, Popular Dynasties and their activities and movements
Modern Period: Modern Indian History, India before and after Independence with reorganisation and consolidation, All religious and social reform movements in 19th and 20th century, and
Kerala History: Kerala Social and Politics movements before Independence, Kerala State Establishment, Governments, Political parties with their movements, and Landmark policies and legislation
World HistoryIndustrial revolution, Redraw of National boundaries, Globalisation, World wars, Colonisation and decolonisation, and Capitalism, Communism, and Socialism –with reference to their effects and forms in the society
Kerala Cultural HeritageArt Forms, sculpture, literature, architecture, society salient features, Tribal Culture, Folk Culture, Pilgrimage, Theatre, and Evolution and History of Malayalam language and its literature, etc.
General Studies Paper IIPublic Administration, Social Justice, Indian Constitution, Governance, Political System, and International RelationsIndian Constitution and its salient features, Constitutional Authorities, Responsibilities and Functions of the Union and the Parliament, States and State Legislatures, Judiciary in India, Principles of Administrative Law, etc.
Science and TechnologyTechnology, Energy, Technology in Space & Defence, Environmental Science, and ICT, etc.
Current IssuesIt includes the current issues of all topics/sections in this paper
General Studies Paper IIIGeographyEarth Motion, Seasons, Solar system, Atmosphere, Climate factors and elements, Concept of time, Geophysical phenomena, and Hydrological Disasters, Continental and Marine Resources, etc.
Economics and PlanningEconomy: Indian economy after the independence eve And after the reform movements
AgriculturePricing of agriculture inputs and outputs, Green Revolution, Irrigation, Issues in Public Distribution System and Food Security, etc.
InfrastructureWater Supply and Sanitation, Meaning and significance of infrastructure, and Infrastructure in Indian Economy, etc.
IndustryIndustrial Policy, Small-Scale sector, SEZ and industrialization, e-Commerce, Growth and pattern of industrialization, Productivity in the industrial sector, etc.
FinanceIndian Tax System, Centre-State financial relation, GST: Concept and Implications, Government Budgeting, Indian Public Finance, etc.
Indian Foreign TradeComposition, Trend, direction, and Structure
PopulationGrowth Trends and Patterns, Unemployment trends and its effects, etc.
Kerala EconomyOverview: Population, Agriculture, Infrastructure, and service sectors, etc.
Kerala Developmental ModelPower Devolution, Planning, Tourism, Disaster Management, etc.
Current Issues in both Geography and Economics and PlanningIt includes the current issues of all topics/sections in this paper

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