Kerala Administrative Service Detailed Syllabus | Kerala PSC KAS Exam 2019

Kerala Administrative Service (KAS) 2019 Syllabus. Download Complete Syllabus for Prelims and Mains Exams of KAS by Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC)


Kerala Administrative service is the most prestigious exam which is to be conducted first time by Kerala Public Service Commission. As we all know for any examination the two fundamental reference guides are the syllabus and previous year question papers. Kerala Administrative Service (KAS) detailed syllabus is discussed below and you can download the syllabus in pdf format from ths website.

Syllabus helps us to understand what to study for the examination and up to what width whereas previous year question papers helps us to understand the depth of study required in each topic. But unfortunately for KAS exam we have only the possible syllabus and no previous question papers.
Is it sufficient to start the preparation for KAS and to have an early edge on the exam? The answer is a big ‘Yes’. Now let’s look at how we can start our preparation confidently with available syllabus and information with us.

Let us start the preparation today itself and get an edge over the other candidates who are waiting for the syllabus.

Now, we will discuss the probable syllabus for Kerala Administrative Service exam.
The first official notification regarding Kerala Administrative Service was released on 29th December 2017 which is called the Kerala Administrative Service (KAS) Rules 2018. The Rule 14 of the above notification, titled as ‘Mode of Recruitment’ stated that
The scheme of examination shall be decided by Government in consultation with the Kerala State Public Service Commission and shall be on the pattern, rigour and standard adopted by the Union Public Service Commission in the examination for the recruitment to the Civil Services
Now let us look at the pattern of the civil service examination conducted by UPSC, the prestigious examination popularly known as IAS exam.

The Civil Service Exam (UPSC IAS exam) is conducted in three stages:
  • Civil Services Exam (Preliminary)  – Objective Type
  • Civil Services Exam (Main) – Descriptive Type
  • Personality Test / Interview

We can expect the same pattern for KAS exam conducted by KPSC also. Thus there can be three stages for Kerala Administrative Service examination.

Exam Pattern

As per available sources, there will be three stages for the examination and we will examine each stage in detail for understanding the requirements of the exam.


Now let us look at the possible syllabus for each stage of the exam. The syllabus will be in line with UPSC IAS exam with focus on Kerala


The Syllabus published by Kerala PSC in its official KAS notification is mentioned below. The Syllabus for preliminary exam is below.

DETAILED SYLLABUS 

PAPER -I

GENERAL STUDIES -I 

(A) History (India and Kerala) 

1)Ancient and Medieval Period :- (i) Salient features and major landmarks of ancient and medieval India (ii) Art, culture, literature and Architecutre (iii) Major Dynasties, their administrative system, social, religious and economic conditions prominent movements.



2) Modern Period :- (i) Modern Indian History (from the 18th century upto the present) significant events, personalities and issues (ii) India – Struggle for independence (iii) Social and religious reform movements in the 19th and 20th century (iv) India after Independence, Post independent consolidation and reorganisation (v) Independent India and her neighbours.



3) Kerala History (from 18th century):- (i) Pre-Independence socio-political movements. Formation of Kerala State, Political parties, movements, Governments, Landmark legislations and policies.

(B) History of the World (from mid 18th century) 

(i) Industrial revolution (ii) World wars (iii) Redrawal of National boundaries (iv) Colonialisation and decolonialisation, (v) Globalisation (vi) Communism, Capitalism, Socialism – their forms and effects in society.

(C) Cultural Heritage of Kerala: 


1) Cultural Heritage of Kerala Art Forms, literature, sculpture, architecture, salient features of society 2) Kerala Tribal culture, Pilgrimage, Tourist places, Folk Culture, Cinema, Theatre 3) History and revolution of Malayalam language and literature.

(D) Indian Constitution, Public Administration, Political System, Governance, Social Justice and International Relations 


1) Indian Constitution and its salient features 2) Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States, Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, function, power and privilages. Issues and challenges pertaining to Federal Structure – Devolution of Power and Finances upto local levels and challenges therein 3) Constitutional Authorities – Powers, Functions and Responsibilities 4) Panchayati Raj, Public Policy and Governance, Impact of L.P.G on Governance 5) Statutory, Regulatory and Quasi judicial bodies 6) Rights Issues (Human rights, Women rights, SC/ST rights, Child rights, etc.), Imporatant Acts 7) India's Foreign Policy, International Organisations, International Treaties and Forums, their structure and mandate 8) Judiciary in India – Structure and functions, imporatant provisions relating to Emergency and Constitutional amendments, Judicial review, Public Interest Litigation, Land Revenue Laws 9) Fundamental rights, fundamental duties and Directive Principles 10) Principles of Administrative Law.


(E) Reasoning, Mental Ability & Simple Arithmetic 


(1) Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability,Number series, Coding – Decoding, problems related to Relations, Shapes and their sub- sections, Venn Diagram, problems based on Clock, Calendar and Age, Simple Arithmetic.

(F) Geography 


1) General Geography: Solar system, Motion of Earth, Concept of time, Seasons, Internal structure of the Earth, Major Landforms and their features. Atmosphere – Structure and Composition, elements and factors of Climate, Airmasses and Fronts, atmospheric disturbances. Oceans: Physical, Chemical and Biological characteriestics, Hydrological Disasters, Marine and Continental Resources 2) Physical, Social, Economic Geography of World, India and Kerala 3) Geophysical phenomena like Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcanoes, Cyclone, Flood, Landslides.



PAPER -II 

GENRAL STUDIES -II 


(A) Economy and Planning 


1) Indian economy on the eve of independence. Indian economy in 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. 2) 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. 3) Industrial Policy, Public Sector enterprises and their performance, Growth and pattern of industrialization, Small-scale sector, Productivity in industrial sector, SEZ and industrialization, foreign investment and competition policy, e-Commerce, Effects of liberalisation on the economy. 4) Infrastructure in Indian Economy, Meaning and importance of insfrastructure – Water Supply and Sanitation- Energy and Power – Science and Technology – Rural and Urban Insfrastructure, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, Telecommunication, Dams, Inland Waterways. Social Impact Assessment. 5) Trends and Patterns in structure of 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. 6) 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 NonBanking Financial Institutions and reforms, GST: Concept and Implications. Stock exchange and share market. 7) Trend, Composition, Structure and direction of India's Foreign Trade. India's Balance of payments situation in post reforms period. 8) Economy of Kerala State-an overview, Population, Major agriculture, Industry, Service sector issues. Insfrastructure and resources, Major Developmental Projects, Programmes and Schemes. Co-opeartive Sector. History and relevant policies in traditional industies, IT Sector, Pravasi and Foreign remittance. 9) 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.


(B) Science and Technology 


1) Science and Technology: Nature and scope of Science and Technology, Relevance of S&T, National policy on S&T and innovations, Basics of everyday science, Human body, Public Health and Community Medicine, Food and Nutrition, Health Care. Institutes and Organization in India promoting intergration of S&T and Innovation, their activities and contributions, Contribution of Prominent Indian Scientists. 2) ICT : Nature and Scope of ICT, ICT in day today life, ICT and industry, ICT and Governance – various Government schemes promoting use of ICT, e-Governance Programmes and Services, Netiquettes, Cyber Security concerns – National Cyber Crime Policy. MIS. Artificial Intelligence – benefits and impacts, Robotics. 3) Technology in Space and Defence: Evolution of Indian Space Programme, ISRO – it's activities and achievements, various Satellite Programmes – DRDO-vision, mission and activities. 4) Energy requirement and efficiency: India's existing energy needs and deficit, India's energy resources and dependence, Renewable and Non-renewable energy resources,Energy Policy of India – Govt.Policies and Programmes, Energy Security and Nuclear Policy of India. 5) Environmental Science : Issues and concerns related to environment, its legal aspects, policies and treaties for the protection of environment at the National and the International level, Environment protection for sustainable development. Biodiversity – its importance and concerns, Climate change, International initiatives (Policies, Protocols) and India's commitment, Western Ghats, Features, Characteriestics and issues. Forest and wildlife – Legal framework for Forest and Wildlife Conservation in India. Environmental Hazards, Pollution, Carbon Emission, Global Warming. National action plans on climate change and Disaster Management. Developments in Biotechnology, Green Technology and Nanotechnology.

(C) Current Events



(D) Language Proficiency - English 

1) Tenses 2) Synonyms 3) Phrasal Verbs 4) Antonyms 5) Error Correction 6) Adjectives 7) Adverbs 8) Reported Speech 9) Active Voice 10) Passive Voice 11) Auxiliary Verb 12) Question Tag 13) Degrees of Comparison 14) Punctuation 15) Idioms and Phrases 16) Simple Compound Complex Sentences 17) Connectives 18) Prepositional Verbs 19) Prepositions 20) Concord 21) Pronouns – 9 types 22) Word Order and Sentence Order. (EI)

Language Proficiency - Malayalam 

1) പദശുദ്ധി 2) വാക്യശുദ്ധി 3) പരിഭാഷ 4) ഒറ്റപദം 5) പരയായം 6) വിപരീത പദം 7) ൈശൈലിക്ള്‍ പഴഞ്ചൊല്ഞ്ചാല്ലുക്ള്‍ 8) സമാനപദം 9) േചേര്‍ത്തൊല്ത്തെഴുതുക് 10) സ്ത്രീലിംഗം പുല്ലിംഗം 11) വചേനം 12) പിരിൊല്ച്ചെഴുതല്‍ 13) ഘടക് പദം (വാക്യം േചേര്‍ത്തൊല്ത്തെഴുതുക്) 14) ഭരണഭാഷയുമായി ബന്ധപ്പൊല്പ്പെട്ട് ഒരു ഖണ്ഡിക് നല്കി അതിൊല്ന ആധാരമാക്കി േചോദയങ്ങള്‍ 15) ഔദ്യേദയാഗിക് ഭാഷാ പദാവലി, വിപുലനം, സംഗ്രഹം.
OR (EII)

Language Proficiency - Kannada 

1) Word Purity / Correct Word 2) Correct Sentence 3) Translation 4) One Word / Single Word / One Word Substitution 5) Synonyms 6) Antonyms 7) Idioms and Proverbs 8) Equivalent Word 9) Join the Word 10) Feminine Gender, Masculine Gender 11) Number 12) Sort and Write 13) Add Phrases 14) Comprehension
OR (EIII)

Language Proficiency - Tamil 

1) Correct Word 2) Correct Structure of Sentence 3) Translation 4) Single Word 5) Synonyms 6) Antonyms / Opposite 7) Phrases and Proverbs 8) Equal Word 9) Join the Word 10) Gender Classification – Feminine, Masculine 11) Singular, Plural 12) Separate 13) Add Phrases 14) Comprehension

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