Kerala PSC KAS 2021-Exam Pattern, Admit Card, Syllabus, Selection Process

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Kerala PSC KAS 2021-Exam Pattern, Admit Card, Syllabus, Selection Process

Kerala PSC KAS 2021

Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) releases a notification for the Kerala Administrative Services Exam to pick qualified candidates for different positions in the state’s administrative, police, and revenue departments.  Candidates who complete the exam will be appointed as Deputy Superintendent of Police, Deputy Collector, Assistant Commissioner (C.T.) and District Registrar, and Category – 1 Service vacancies in different State Government offices. It is recommended that the candidates should read the official notification on the official website. 


Read on to know the eligibility criteria, important dates, application fee, exam pattern, admit card and results of Kerala PSC KAS 2021

Kerala PSC KAS 2021 Important Dates


Publication of official notification 1st week of November 2020
Last date to submit the application  1st week of December 2020
Admit Card Release Date  Yet to be announced 
Exam Date – Prelims 2nd week of February 2020
Date of results  Yet to be announced 
Exam Date – Mains Yet to be announced 

Kerala PSC KAS 2021 Application Form

An application form will be available on the official website. Candidates must carefully read the instructions before filling out the application form. Fill out the application form completely with necessary details like name, address, and other contact information. Also, provide specifics about your professional credentials, such as the percentage of marks earned in the bachelor’s program. Upload the scanned photograph and signature in the application form. The application fee should be paid using a credit card, debit card, or net banking. Take a printout of the application for future records.

Kerala PSC KAS 2021 Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must be an Indian resident.
  • The age limit for the candidates should be between 21 years and 28 years. 
  • Here’s the age relaxation that the candidates of the reserved category get. 


Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 05 years
OBC 03 years
Differently abled candidates 15 years
Orthopaedically differently-abled candidates 10 years
Widows 05 years


  • The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or college and a professional course certification in any subject.
  • Candidates with equal qualifications should have proof to back up their claims. 
  • Candidates for various streams must have additional qualifications such as:
    • Stream 1 – Same qualifications as above. 
    • Stream 2 – 
      • Candidates must be approved probationers or full members of any government department, and they must not be members of the 1st gazetted officer.
      • Should have regularised in any of the Kerala State & Subordinate Service Rules 1958 cadres or worked for at least 2 years in a supernumerary post in the government.
      • A candidate should not have been fined or levied any punishment during their service term, and no criminal proceedings should be pending.
    • Stream 3 –  
      • Successfully served the probation period in the government cadre.
      • There should be no penalties or criminal charges filed against the candidate.

Kerala PSC KAS 2021 Selection Process

  • The applicants will be selected based on their results in all the 3 examinations.
  • The pre-exam will be the first stage of the exam which will be of qualifying nature.
  • After the prelims, candidates should appear for the main examination.
  • The main exam would be either written or of descriptive nature. 

Kerala PSC KAS 2021 Exam Pattern

Preliminary Exam

Paper Subject Marks Medium Exam Mode Duration
I General Studies 100 English MCQ 90 minutes
II General Studies 50 English MCQ 90 minutes
  Language Proficiency 30 Malayalam/ Tamil/ Kannada MCQ
  Language Proficiency 20 English  

Main Exam and Interview

Paper Marks Medium Exam Mode Duration
I 100 English/ Malayalam Descriptive 120 minutes
II 100 English/ Malayalam Descriptive 120 minutes
III 100 English/ Malayalam Descriptive 120 minutes
Interview 50


Kerala PSC KAS 2021 Admit Card

Separate admit cards will be provided for each level of examination. Candidates can first download the admit card for the pre-examination after submitting the application form. It is important to bring your Admit Card to the test center. Without the admit card, the candidate will be unable to take the exam.


Kerala PSC KAS 2021 Results

  • The Kerala PSC KAS 2021 Results will be available on the official website. 
  • The results will be declared separately for prelims, mains and interviews. 

Kerala PSC KAS 2021 Syllabus 

  • Food Security
  • Group Initiatives
  • Role of Co-operatives
  • Role of Non-Resident Indians
  • Development and Environmental Issues
  • Women Empowerment
  • A General Overview of the Indian Constitution
  • Post-Independent Indian Polity
  • Cultural Heritage of India with emphasis on 20th century
  • Social and Cultural Movements in Kerala
  • Kerala Economy
  • Kerala Model Development
  • Present Indian economy in the Global Environment
  • Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land and Wet Land Act, 20
  • Kerala Protection of Riverbank and Regulation of removal of sand Act, 2001
  • Role of District Collectors in Administration – Situation Analysis
  • 86th Amendment to the Constitution and Consequential Enactments
  • Recent Land Laws enacted in Kerala
  • Ecological Fragile Land Act, 2005
  • Decentralization administration – Local Self-Government
  • General Awareness of the modern trends in life sciences
  • Science and Technology – Information Communication Technology, Space Technology, etc

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