KERALA ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE (KAS)

KERALA ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE (KAS)

The Kerala Administrative Service (KAS) conducted by Kerala Public Service Commission is a game changer, opening a unique career opportunity for young aspirants and for several existing employees to enter, the coveted Civil Service (IAS) in the home cadre. Be an early bird….

Direct recruitment to KAS is held for recruitment to the second level of gazetted posts (i.e; Deputy Collector & equivalent) in selected Departments of the State Govt. The standard of Preliminary Examination is of degree level.

The examination would be conducted in three stages viz; Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and Interview/Personality Test.

Watch out for KAS Notification & KAS Syllabus for more details 

  1. History & Culture of Kerala – Indian History,(Ancient, Medieval and Modern History) Socio- Cultural and Political movements, including Freedom Movement.
  2. Kerala Renaissance.
  3. Physical, Social and Economic Geography of Kerala, India and World.
  4. Polity – Political System– Indian Constitution, Public Administration, important Legislations of Central and State Governments, Panchayati Raj etc.
  5. Public policy, Right issues etc.
  6. Indian Economy, Economic Development Strategies, Niti Ayog, Planning. “Kerala model” of development and its challenges, Inclusive growth etc
  7. Development programmes of Government both at the Centre and State.
  8. Demographic and Social Issues – Child Labour, Protection, Welfare and Empowerment of Women and Children, Problems of senior citizens etc.
  9. Environment and Development, Bio-diversity, Climate Change with special reference to Kerala,
  10. Disaster Risk Management – Man-made disasters and Natural disasters, mitigation and response mechanism.
  11. Current affairs of State, National and International importance.
  12. General Knowledge including Books & authors, Sports, General Science and Technology
  13. English Language Comprehension Skills, Précis writing, Essay writing
  14. Translation from English to Malayalam and viceversa.
  15. Malayalam Language and Literature.
  16. Logical reasoning and Analytical ability, Numerical ability, Data interpretation, Numbers and their relation etc.
  17. National Security, Internal Security threats, Insurgency.
  18. International terrorism, Types of terrorism – Origin and Evolution
  19. Nuclear & Space programmes.
  20. Science & Technology, Artificial intelligence, Robotics, Nanotechnology, Cloud computing, genomics, Biotechnology.
  21. World History in brief.
  22. Indian Foreign Policy – Basics, Evolution, Changing dynamics.
  23. UN Systems- Evolution and Relevance, India’s membership in United Nation’s Security Council. International/Regional Organizations/ SAARC, ASEAN, EU etc.
  24. Multilateral Financial and Banking Organizations – WTO, IMF, ADB, AIIB, BRICS Bank.

Reference books list

⦁ A survey of Kerala History- Sreedhara Menon
⦁ Kerala History and its Makers – Sreedhara Menon
⦁ Kerala Charithram – Sreedhara Menon
⦁ Keralavum Swantantriya Samaravum – Sreedhara Menon
⦁ Cultural Heritage of Kerala- Sreedhara Menon
⦁ Kerala Charithram Kaikumbilil – Velayudhan Panikassery
⦁ Kerala Charithram (Part I and II) – Rajan Gurukkal & Raghava Warrier
⦁ Kerala through ages- MGS Narayanan
⦁ NCERT Books-8th to 12th (Civics,History,Science,Geography,Economics)
⦁ Indian Polity – Laxmikanth
⦁ India’s struggle for independence- Bipan Chandra
⦁ Indian Economy- Ramesh Singh
⦁ India Year Book 2017
⦁ Manorama Year Book 2017
⦁ Geography- Goh Cheng Leong
⦁ India Economic survey 2017
⦁ Kerala Economic survey 2017
⦁ Social Problems in India- Ram Ahuja
⦁ Our Parliament- Subhash Kashyap
⦁ India after independence – Bipan Chandra
⦁ Environment- Shankar IAS Chennai
⦁ Mc-Graw Hill GK Manual for Civil Services exam
⦁ Newspaper – The Hindu
⦁ Magazines- Yojna, Kurukshetra, Frontline, Kerala calling.

(This list is NOT exhaustive.)

(This list is NOT exhaustive.)

Courses

9.30am to 12.30pm (Monday through Friday)

6.30pm to 8.30pm (Monday through Friday)

10am to 4pm

Course fee : Rs. 18,000/-