JKPSC KAS 2022: Mains Admit Card Out, Exam Date, Syllabus & Prelims Result

Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service 2022 ( KAS )

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Rachit Kumar Saxena

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Updated on Feb 10, 2023 17:27 IST

JKPSC KAS admit card 2022 was released online on February 10, 2022. The Commission released the KAS 2022 admit card online only and the candidates were required to download their JKPSC KAS admit card 2022 from the official website jkpsc.nic.in. The Commission conducted the JKPSC KAS 2022 main exam from February 20 to March 2, 2022. The exam was conducted offline only.

KAS 2023 exam dates were very important because no exam in the state will be conducted having same eligibility criteria on these dates. The Commission conducted the KAS Main exam 2022 in offline mode. KAS prelims 2022 result was released online on August 17, 2022. The Commission released the KAS prelims result pdf online only. Jammu Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) conducted the KAS 2022 prelims exam on July 31, 2022. JKPSC released the Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) prelims tentative answer key on July 31, 2022. KPSC released the official KAS 2022 notification on April 19, 2022. The total number of KAS 2022 vacancies are 220. Out of the total, 100 vacancies were notified for Jammu Kashmir Administrative Services (JKAS). The last date to apply for the exam was May 29,2022. 

What is KAS?

Jammu and Kashmir Combined Competitive Exam (CCE)  is the topmost exam conducted by JKPSC. The exam is conducted yearly to recruit the candidates to various services notified under the KAS exam. The recruitment will be done through a Combined Competitive Exam, 2022. KAS officers work like the State PCS officers and they are only second to the IAS officers working in the state.

What is the full form of KAS?

The full form of KAS is Kasmir Administrative Service. Now it can be seen in the official notification that the name is now J&K Administrative Service (JKAS).

KAS 2023 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of KAS 2022 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

20 Feb '23 -

02 Mar '23

KAS 2022 Main Exam Dates

17 Aug '22

KAS 2022 Prelims Result

31 Jul '22

KAS 2022 Prelims Exam

How many services are there in KAS 2022 exam?

 There are three services that are notified under the exam. The KAS exam includes the following services :

  • Junior Scale of J&K Administrative Service
  • J&K Police (Gazetted) Service
  • J&K Accounts (Gazetted) Service

KAS 2022 Exam Overview

The candidates can see below the JKPSC KAS 2022 exam highlights.

JKPSC KAS 2022 Highlights

Exam Name

Combine Competitive Exam, 2022

Conducting Body

Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC)

Exam Level

State-wide

KAS Vacancies

220

Exam Mode

Offline - Pen and Paper Mode

Exam Stages

Prelims - Main(Written) - Main(Interview)

Application Fee(Prelims)

INR 1000

Exam Helpdesk No.

Summer(May to Oct)-Srinagar-0194-2310369

Winter(Nov to April)-Jammu -01912566541

Official Website

http://jkpsc.nic.in/

KAS 2022 Result

KAS 2022 prelims result was released online on August 17, 2022. The commission declared 4,932 candidates declared eligible to appear in the main exam. The marks of the KAS main exam (written) and the personality test are added to draw a final merit list. JKPSC release the KAS result as per the number of vacancies. The names and roll numbers of the candidates are mentioned in the results.

KAS 2022-23 Eligibility Criteria

The KAS eligibility criteria was defined in the KAS notification 2022. In the official notification, there was a mention that the KAS exam 2022 was conducted as per the rules given in the 'SR-103" of the year 2018. As per the rules given in the Combined Competitive Examination rules (SR-103), the eligibility criteria for applying online for JKPSC KAS are as follows.

KAS Residential Status

The candidate must be a permanent resident of the state. Recently, after Jammu and Kashmir became Union Territory, the rules for the permanent resident status were released by the Government of India. For this clause, the candidates must refer to the notification.
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KAS 2022 Educational Qualification

The candidates must be a graduate from any recognised university in India or from a Foreign University, the degree of which is declared equivalent to the degree from a recognised university by the Government of India. The candidates who appeared in their final year exam fully on or before the last date of the KAS application were allowed to appear in the KAS 2022 Preliminary Exam. Such candidates need to produce proof of their Bachelor’s degree with the application to the KAS main exam.

KAS 2022 Age Limit

As per the rules for the Combined Competitive Examination, the candidates must have attained the age of 21 years but not attained the age of 32 years. The commission also provides age relaxation for the candidates belonging to certain reserved categories in the following manner:

Category

Age relaxation

Upper Age Limit

Scheduled Caste/ Schedule tribe/RBS/Social Castes/ALC

2 years

34

A person holding a civil post in the State in a Substantive capacity (in-service candidates)

2 years

34

Physically Challenged

3 years

35

The person holding office in a substantive capacity will be certified by the Head of Department of his department, where he or she has served for at least two years. The in-service candidates need to take permission from the Head of Office and send a hardcopy copy of the online application to the commission.

KAS 2022 Number of Attempts

Any candidate who is eligible for the KAS exam shall be permitted six attempts at the examination. The JKPSC provides the additional number of attempts to certain categories in the following manner.

Category

Number of Attempts(Allowed)

General/Economically Weaker Section(EWS)

6

Resident of Backward Area(RBA), Social Castes & Actual Line of Control

9

SC/ST

Till the age limit

Person with Disabilities of General Category

9

KAS Notification 2022

KAS notification is the most important official document which mentions the vacancies, application fee, application dates, exam dates and other important eligibility conditions. It is the first official announcement that kick-starts the KAS application process. KAS 2022 notification was released online on April 19, 2022. The candidates should read all the eligibility conditions given in the official notification because the rules mentioned in the notification will govern the conduct of the exam.

KAS Application 2022-23

KAS application 2022 was activated on April 25,2022, as per the dates given in the official notification. The candidates need to check all the eligibility conditions and then only fill the application form because if the candidate does not conform to any of the eligibility conditions, the candidature of the candidate will be cancelled at any stage. The KAS application details will become the official records once the application is accepted.

KAS 2022 Vacancies

The KAS 2022 notification mentioned the number of vacancies in the KAS 2022 Combined Competitive Examination. The service-wise vacancies are as follows.

Sl. No.

Service Name

Vacancies

1

Junior Scale of J&K Administrative Service

100

2

J&K Police(G) Service

50

3

J&K Accounts (G) Service

70

Total

220

The candidates can see here KAS 2022 Vacancies with the category-wise breakup.

KAS 2022 Exam Pattern

The KAS exam pattern is akin to the UPSC exam pattern. The KAS exam is conducted in two phases.

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Main Exam

KAS Prelims Exam Pattern

KAS prelims exam is the first stage of the recruitment process. The candidates need to understand the pattern full to score better in the exam.

Paper

Questions

Marks

General Studies Paper- I 

100

200

General Studies Paper-II (Aptitude Test)

80

200

Total

400

The candidates can see here the KAS 2022 Exam Pattern in detail.

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KAS 2022 Syllabus

KAS 2022 syllabus was notified in the official KAS notification. The KAS syllabus is very much similar to the IAS syllabus. KAS prelims exam will be an objective type exam and there will be two papers. The KAS 2022 syllabus was also notified as per rule 'SR-103'.

KAS Prelims Syllabus

The KAS prelims syllabus as mentioned in the rules is as follows.

General Studies Paper I (200 Marks)

  • Current events of National and International importance;
  • History of India and Indian National Movement;
  • Indian and World Geography–Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the world;
  • Indian Polity and Governance–Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues etc;
  • Economic and Social Development–Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives etc;
  • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change–that do not require subject specialization;
  • General Science;

Note: Questions pertaining to the state of Jammu & Kashmir may also be asked in this paper.

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General Studies Paper-II (200 Marks)

  • Comprehension;
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability;
  • Decision-making and problem-solving;
  • General mental ability;
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc.–Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.–Class X level)

Note 1: Paper-II of the Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.

Note 2: The questions will be of multiple-choice, objective type.

Note 3: It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore, a candidate will be disqualified in case he/she does not appear in both the papers of the Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination.

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KAS 2022 Selection Process

The KAS exam is a two-stage exam and the candidates need to qualify in each stage to get the call for the next stage. The KAS exam has the following two stages :

  • KAS prelims exam
  • KAS Main Exam

The KAS interview is a part of the KAS main exam and it is conducted at the office premises of the JKPSC.

KAS main exam

KAS main exam is conducted in offline mode at the designated exam centres of the state. The KAS main exam pattern is similar to the IAS main exam. The only difference is the marks of the English Paper and interview marks.

JKPSC KAS Exam 2021 Update

JKPSC KAS Result 2021 was released online on January 20, 2023. The Commission released the JKPSC KAS result 2021 online only and the candidates are required to check their result online only. The Commission released the roll number of the qualified candidates. The Commission selected 108 candidates for the Medical Examination. After the Medical examination, these candidates will be appointed to the concerned departments. The candidature of two candidates were cancelled. 

JKPSC conducted the KAS prelims 2021 on October 24, 2021. In the KAS Prelims 2021 exam, 20,790 candidates appeared and 4,462 candidates were passed for the KAS main exam 2021. The KAS main 2021 exam was conducted from April 8, 2022 to April 18, 2022. The total number of candidates appeared in the main exam was 3,916. The Commission selected 648 candidates for the interview phase. The JKPSC conducted the KAS 2021 interviews from December 5, 2022, to January 19, 2023.

KAS Contact Information

Summer Office May to October

The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission

Solina, Srinagar, Kashmir

Telephone-0194-2310369

Fax-0194-2455089

Winter Office November to April

The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission

Commission Resham Ghar Colony, Bakshi Nagar, Jammu

Telephone -0191-2566541

Fax-0191-2566710

 

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