KPSC KAS Recruitment Notification 2022

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KPSC KAS Mains Result Out (2020 Cycle)! The Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) has released the Mains Result for the KPSC KAS Exam 2020 on 28th July 2022. The KPSC will release the KPSC KAS Recruitment Notification 2022 soon. The KPSC conducts the Karnataka Administrative Services (KAS) Exam each year for interested candidates to fill up the vacant seats. The KPSC KAS recruitment for state civil service positions is done through this exam.

  • Previously, the KPSC KAS Recruitment Notification has released about 106 vacancies for the posts like Tehsildar, Assistant Director, and more in both groups A and B have been unveiled by the recruitment organization. The vacancy for this year is expected to be equal to or more than the previous year's cycle.
  • Every year a huge number of candidates apply for the exam to secure a position, but the exam is known to be highly competitive and hence it becomes one of the factors to affect the KPSC KAS Cut Off marks.

Candidates aiming to join the Karnataka PSC as a Karnataka Administrative Service officer should know the exam and its related aspects. Read this article until the end to get an idea about the KPSC KAS Recruitment 2022 exam. We have provided all the details to release any confusion of the aspirants.

KPSC KAS Recruitment Notification 2022 Overview

Name of the Board

Karnataka Public Service Commission


Official Website

Name of the post

KPSC administrative posts


2019 – 2020


Total Vacancies


To be announced

Selection Process

Prelims, Mains, Interview

To be announced

Exam Center Location


To be announced

Exam Mode


To be announced

Download the previous official KPSC KAS Recruitment Notification here!

KPSC KAS Latest Updates:

28th July 2022: KPSC KAS 2020 Mains Result Out!

The Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC), on 28th July 2022, has released the Mains Result for the KPSC KAS Exam 2020. Candidates can check their roll numbers in the list released by the KPSC to check their result status. Check out the Mains 2020 result from the PDF provided below:

Download KPSC KAS 2020 Mains Result PDF

KPSC KAS Recruitment 2022 Vacancy

There have been no official updates regarding the availability of KPSC KAS vacancy 2022 details. The KPSC KAS exam will be held after the official website issues the admit cards of the candidates. Although, the KPSC had released vacancy details in various departments for KPSC KAS recruitment 2020. The candidates can get an idea about the availability of vacancies from previous year notification.

See below for complete information about the vacancies for different posts in the KPSC KAS exam.


Post Name


Available Vacancies

Group A

Deputy Superintendent of Police

Interior Department


Assistant commissioner of commercial taxes

Economic Department


Assistant Labour Commissioner

Labour Department


Group B

Tehsildar Grade II

Revenue Department


Commercial Tax Officer

Economic Department


Assistant Superintendents

Department of Prisons


Deputy Superintendent of Excise

Economic Department


Assistant Director

Department of Food


Assistant Director of the audit of Cooperative societies

Department of Audit


Labour officer

Labour department


Assistant Director

Department of Tourism




KPSC KAS Recruitment 2022 Apply Online

The official website of the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) has yet not released any official notification about the KPSC KAS Recruitment examination 2022. Once the official site updates it, we will update here too. Previously, the KPSC KAS exam application was released by the KPSC in February after the release of the official notification on 31st January 2020.

The official website will have all the updates available for the upcoming exam. Admit cards for the KPSC KAS Exam will soon be available to students on the official website itself. All candidates should gear up with preparation for the exam and get all their documents ready for the next stage as well. Prelims exam is to be held first, followed by the main exam, and an interview for final selection. Given below are the steps for the KPSC KAS Recruitment Online Application:

How to Apply for KPSC KAS Recruitment 2022?

The KPSC KAS application forms available on the official website can be filled up as follows by the interested candidates:

Step 1: Go to the official website of KPSC.

Step 2: Find the notification for the KAS exam in the recruitment 2022 section.

Step 3: The KPSC KAS Apply Online button will be showing up here, click on it.

Step 4: An application form will open up next, and every candidate must fill it very carefully.

Step 5: Ensure that you have checked the eligibility criteria before filling out the form.

Step 6: Keep all the required scanned documents ready as you might need to upload them as well.

Step 7: Once the form is filled, click on apply and note down the ID and password you get after that as it will be needed in the future.

KPSC KAS Recruitment Application Fees

The KPSC KAS Exam 2022 application fee will be based on the category of the candidates. Hence, given below are the category-wise Karnataka PSC KAS Exam application fees as prescribed by the Commission as per the previous notification is as follows:


Application Fees

General category

INR 600/-

2A, 2B, 3A, 3B posts

INR 300/-

Ex-military men

INR 50/-

KPSC KAS Recruitment Selection Process 2022

Candidates who are willing to apply for the KPSC KAS Exam 2022 should know the selection process beforehand. Candidates will have to go through certain stages to get selected finally. We have provided detailed insights regarding the KPSC KAS selection process as expected.

  • Prelims: The first stage in the selection process for KPSC KAS recruitment is the Prelims exam, which consists of 2 papers of objective-type questions. Candidates who clear the prelims stage will only be eligible for the next exam stage, the Mains.
  • Mains: The mains stage consists of written exams to be given by selected candidates from the Prelims stage. There are 9 papers in total, and all of them are essay/ descriptive type papers. All the candidates appearing for the mains exam will also be eligible for the interview stage. The mains stage specifically is of 1750 marks.
  • Interview: All candidates who have been filtered from the Prelims stage are eligible for the interview. This is a qualifying round for all students, and only the final merit list is released after this. This entire stage has been allotted 200 marks.
  • Document Verification: Selected candidates who have cleared the mains stage and the interview stage are called up for document verification, post which they are given the post that they had applied for.

Documents Required for KPSC KAS Recruitment

The document verification stage of the KPSC KAS Recruitment is an important part of the selection process, and the selected candidates are required to submit all the certificates mentioned below to complete the recruitment.

  • Educational qualification certificates of 10th and 12th both.
  • Caste certificate if the candidate has applied under it.
  • Passport size photographs of the candidate.
  • Domicile certificate stating candidate is a resident.

KPSC KAS Recruitment Eligibility Criteria 2022

All applicants need to check the KPSC KAS Eligibility Criteria before filling the application form as their application can be rejected if they fail to satisfy any of the eligibility conditions. Given below are the eligibility criteria as prescribed by the Karnataka PSC officials in the previous year's KPSC KAS Recruitment Notification:

KPSC KAS Age Limit

Across the general category, the minimum age limit is 21 years, and the maximum age is 35 years for any candidate. For other categories, this limit has been exceeded to 40 years.

Minimum Age: 21 years

Maximum Age: 35 years

KPSC KAS Educational Qualifications

For all applicants of the KPSC KAS exam, it is a must to have a graduate degree from a recognized board or university in the country. All candidates must also know the Kannada language.

KPSC KAS Eligibility Criteria – Number of Attempts

Applicants in the General category can attempt examinations up to five times, while candidates in the OBC category are qualified till 7 Attempts. The SC/ ST category candidates are not bound in the number of attempts.

KPSC KAS Eligibility Criteria – Experience

For the KPSC KAS Eligibility Stream 1 post, no unique experience is required. But applicants must be active probationers in any government agency for Stream 2 positions. Similarly, applicants must have ended probation in any Cadre for the Stream 3 positions.

Know more details KPSC KAS Eligibility Criteria here.

KPSC KAS Recruitment Syllabus 2022

The KPSC KAS Exam Syllabus differs based on the exam stage that the candidate is at. All three stages, which are the prelims, mains, and interview test, have different sets of knowledge. The prelims exam syllabus will be of 10th and 12th standard. Given below is the paper-wise Syllabus as mentioned in the previous year’s KPSC KAS Recruitment notice.

Paper-wise KPSC KAS Syllabus (Prelims)

Paper I

  • General Studies
  • Humanities


  • General Studies
  • General Science & Technology, Environment and Ecology.
  • General Mental Ability

The mains exam syllabus is of Honours degree level consisting of 9 papers. Out of the 9 papers, English and Kannada are compulsory, and the minimum required marks are 35%. The division of subjects among the among 9 papers is as follows:

Paper-wise KPSC KAS Syllabus (Mains)

Paper-1 English Exam

  • Comprehension
  • Precis
  • Usage
  • Vocabulary
  • Short Essay
  • Communication

Paper-2 Kannada Exam

  • Comprehension
  • Precis
  • Usage
  • Vocabulary
  • Short Essay
  • Communication

Paper-3 Essay

Two essays in Kannada/ English

  • Essay 1: Topic of National/ International Issues
  • Essay: Topic of State/ Local Issues

Paper-4 General Studies I

  • History & cultural heritage of Karnataka and India.
  • The social and political perspective
  • Indian economy, planning, rural development, data collection analysis

Paper-5 General Studies II

  • Physical features and natural resources
  • Overview of the Indian Constitution
  • Public Administration and Management- International relations

Paper-6 General Studies III

  • Role and impact of science and technology in the development of India, IT in public domain
  • Advancement and modern trends in natural science, life sciences, agricultural science, health, and hygiene
  • Challenges and issues of development on environment and ecology

Paper-7 General studies IV

  • Ethics
  • Integrity
  • Aptitude

Paper 8

Any optional subject (Given-Below)

Paper 9

Any optional subject (Given-Below)

The candidates can opt from the following subjects for the optional papers:

  • Agriculture, marketing, sericulture, and agriculture cooperation
  • Animal husbandry, fisheries, and veterinary sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Law
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physics
  • Political science and International relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • Rural development and cooperation
  • Literature in anyone: English any 1: English, Hindi, Kannada, or Urdu
  • The interview stage is a personality test to check soft skills etc.

Get access to the detailed KPSC KAS Exam Syllabus here.

KPSC KAS Recruitment Exam Pattern 2022

The KPSC KAS exam takes place in three stages, the first being the prelims, the second being the mains, and the last part of the exam being the interview session with the Karnataka PSC officials. Candidates who clear the prelims stage are only allowed to move further with the selection process.

KPSC KAS Prelims Exam Pattern

  • The exam consists of 2 papers.
  • The exam is conducted offline.
  • Paper 1 and 2 will have objective-type questions.
  • Each correct answer will be awarded 2 marks and has a negative marking of 0.25 marks.
  • Both the papers will be of 200 marks each.

The division of marks between the two papers is done as follows:

Prelims Paper 1

No of Questions

Total Marks

Exam Duration

Negative Marking

General Studies



2 hours

0.25 for every incorrect answer




Prelims Paper 2

No of Questions

Total Marks

Exam Duration

Negative Marking

General Studies



2 hours

0.25 for every incorrect answer

Science & Technology, Environment, and Ecology



General Mental Ability



The marks obtained in the prelims exam will not be counted for the final merit list.

KPSC KAS Mains Exam Pattern

  • The exam consists of 9 papers.
  • The exam will have descriptive-type questions.
  • There is no negative marking for any wrong answer.
  • The total is 1750 marks.

The KPSC KAS exam pattern details for the Mains stage is given below:

Mains Paper




2 hours

150 (35% qualifying criteria)


2 hours

150 (35% qualifying criteria)

Paper 1 – Essay

3 hours


Paper 2 – General Studies I

3 hours


Paper 3 – General Studies II

3 hours


Paper 4 – General Studies III

3 hours


Paper 5 – General Studies IV

3 hours


Paper 6 – Optional paper I

3 hours


Paper 7 – Optional paper II

3 hours


Interview/ Personality Test

After clearing the initial stages of the KPSC KAS Selection Process, shortlisted candidates are selected for an interview round. The interview session is also known as the personality test that the candidate goes through. Here are a few points to keep in mind while sitting for the personality test.

  • The personality test is taken by the members from KPSC.
  • The maximum marks allotted to the interview are 200.
  • Mental caliber, the balance of judgment, and leadership qualities are the few aspects that will be tested in the interview.
  • Candidate’s final marks are an average of the individual marks given by the four-panel members of the test board.
  • The final result after the interview is cumulative of the Mains marks and interview marks.

Check Karnataka PSC Previous Year Paper Mock Test here

KPSC KAS Recruitment Exam Date 2022

The KPSC has yet not released any official notice stating about the exam dates of the Group 'A' Assistant in the Karnataka State Audit and Accounting Department. The exam date for KPSC Gazetted Probationer Group 'A' and B is still to be announced. Interested candidates can keep tabs on this section to know the KPSC KAS Exam Dates. We shall update here as soon as there is any notification about the same.


Exam Date

KPSC KAS Recruitment 2022

To be announced soon

Prelims Admit Card Release

To be announced soon

Prelims Exam Date

To be announced soon

Prelims Result Release Date

To be announced soon

Mains Admit Card Release

To be announced soon

Mains Exam Date

To be announced soon

Mains Result Release Date

To be announced soon

Interview Dates

To be announced soon

Final Merit List Release Date

To be announced soon

KPSC KAS Admit Card 2022

To appear for the KPSC KAS prelims exam, all candidates must carry their KPSC KAS 2022 Hall Ticket along with them into the exam hall. Hall tickets for the Karnataka PSC KAS Exam will be made available at least a week before the exam date. Hence, all candidates should download it in time and verify that all information on it is correct. Once the KPSC KAS Recruitment admit card 2022 is available, it can be downloaded with the following steps:

Step 1: Open the official website of KPSC.

Step 2: Find the notifications section of the website and look for the KPSC KAS hall ticket link

Step 3: Click on the notification, and a new tab will open up.

Step 4: Now enter your login information.

Step 5: Once logged in, your admit card will be shown with all details.

Step 6: The download button will be present at the end of the page.

Step 7: A PDF will be downloaded after clicking the download button.

Read more details about KPSC KAS Hall Ticket here.

KPSC KAS Recruitment Salary

The salary is the most motivating factor to prepare for any competitive exam. When it comes to the Karnataka PSC KAS exam, the selected candidates are paid a handsome amount of KPSC KAS Salary. Below, we have provided the KPSC KAS Salary structure of various posts in the cadre as was specified in the previous notification:

Name of the Post


Deputy Superintendent of Police

INR 30,400/- to 51,300/-

Assistant Commissioner

INR 28,100/- to 50,100/-

Assistant Labour Commissioner

INR 28,100/- to 50,100/-

KPSC KAS Recruitment 2022 Cut-off

The KPSC KAS cut off marks are decided on multiple factors that are:

  • The level of difficulty of the exam
  • Number of vacancies available in the current year
  • Number of candidates appearing for the exam

Based on the last year's KPSC KAS cut off and various other factors, below is the expected KPSC KAS Cut-off marks 2022:

Category-wise KPSC KAS Cut Off (Expected)

















KPSC KAS Answer Key 2022

The KPSC KAS answer key is released by officials at the Karnataka PSC for the prelims exams as soon as the exams are conducted. Candidates can check the answer key to calculate their final scores in the exam. To download the KPSC KAS Recruitment 2022 answer key from the official website, follow the below-given steps:

Step 1: Go to the official KPSC website.

Step 2: Click on the Key Answers tab available on the official website of KPSC.

Step 3: Click on the KPSC KAS answer key 2022 to view the answer key.

Step 4: Once the answer key is available, download it in the PDF format and match your answers.

How to Prepare for the KPSC KAS Exam?

The KPSC KAS Exam is a very complicated one. Hence, it requires hardcore preparation and consistent study. Apart from all the preparation, the candidates will need preparation strategies that can help them. Below we have provided below some of the preparation strategies for the KPSC KAS Exam.

  • Be well aware of the KPSC KAS Syllabus and Exam Pattern.
  • Prepare a timetable and allot enough time to solve practice sets, test series, previous years’ papers, etc.
  • Concentrate on all the sections and give them equal time and energy so that any important topic is not missed out.
  • Take short naps during your study schedule to regain your concentration and focus
  • Study regularly with breaks. Make sure to revise once a week.

Best Books for KPSC KAS Recruitment 2022

Books are an important part in the preparation process of any exam. The KPSC KAS exam is quite challenging and hence requires a good set of books. For that, the below section gives an idea of the best books for the KPSC KAS Exam featuring recommended authors to ease the exam preparations.

Sr. No

Book Name

Author/ Publisher



General Knowledge


This book contains extensive information that gives details about international and national affairs. Also it is the most recommended book for the preparation of general knowledge part of all government exams.


General Studies


The content in this book is organized in such a way that each fact is easy to find. A large number of practice questions are given in this book.


General Knowledge


It is the most referred book for general knowledge. It is updated every year to include the latest developments in science, politics, literature, and other fields.


NCERT books


The condensed information present in this book will help candidates to grasp as much information as possible.


Indian Polity


This book is especially designed for KPSC exams. It includes concise notes that are helpful in revision.

KPSC KAS Recruitment 2022 Result

KPSC KAS Result for all the stages of the selection process will be released on its official website after the successful completion of all phases of the 2022 examination. However, the KPSC has released the KAS Mains Result 2020. Here we have provided the detailed steps to download your result for the exam:

Download KPSC KAS 2020 Mains Result PDF


Step 1: Visit the official website of KPSC.

Step 2: Click on the 'What’s new?' tab on the left-hand side and check for the section that reads the announcement of results.

Step 3: Click on the KPSC KAS Mains 202 result link.

Step 4: Log in to the portal with your registration ID and Password.

Step 5: Download the result and also take a printout of the same for future reference.

Candidates must note that the final merits list will be prepared based on their performance in the main and personal interviews. The candidates who fall under the merit list will be considered qualified.

All the aspiring candidates must now be having a fair idea and a clear understanding of the KPSC KAS exam 2022. Candidates can now start preparing themselves for the exam by undertaking mock tests and series which will help them do better in the examination. You can also start preparing for all types of government exams and get quicker access to any required information through our PrepForSure Application. Get the App NOW!