JKPSC KAS Syllabus 2019 - Jammu and Kashmir Public Service (JKPSC) prescribes the syllabus of JKPSC KAS combined competitive exam. As per the notification JKPSC KAS comprises of preliminary, mains and personality test. By knowing JKPSC KAS syllabus 2019 candidates can have a clear idea of the about the questions asked in preliminary and mains exam and the marks distribution of different papers.

JKPSC KAS Syllabus 2019

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Candidates can also know about the weightage allotted to different units and chapters and plan the strategy on how to prepare for chapters with high or low weighatge. JKPSC KAS 2019 prelims exam will have 1 paper - General studies. The mains exam of JKPSC KAS comprises of 8 papers. All the papers of mains exam will have different topics and syllabus. The detailed JKPSC KAS syllabus 2019 is given below.

JKPSC KAS Syllabus 2019 - Preliminary Exam

JKPSC KAS syllabus 2019 comprises of General Studies. Paper 1 of preliminary exam of JKPSC KAS 2019 syllabus covers the topics of general science, current events, world geography, Indian polity, economy, Indian National Movement and also questions on General Mental Ability. Candidates can check the detailed JKPSC KAS syllabus 2019 for preliminary exam below.



Paper 1 - General Studies

General Science

General appreciation and understanding

of science, including matters of everyday observation and experience

Current events of national and international importance, History of India

General understanding of the subject in

its social, economic and political aspects

World Geography

Physical, social and economic geography of the country, including the main features of Indian agricultural and natural resources.

Indian Polity and Economy

Indian Polity and Economy will test knowledge on the country’s, the political system, Panchayati raj, community development and planning in India

Indian National Movement and also questions on General Mental Ability

Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the

nineteenth-century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of Independence.

JKPSC KAS Syllabus 2019 - Mains Syllabus

The mains exam of JKPSC KAS comprises of 8 papers. Check the detailed JKPSC KAS syllabus 2019 for preliminary exam below.

JKPSC KAS Mains Syllabus for Compulsory paper



Paper 1 - General English

Comprehension of given passages, Usage and vocabulary, Precise writing, Short Essay.

Paper 2 - Essay in English

Current topics

Paper 3 - General Studies

Modern History of India and Indian Culture, Current events of national and international importance, Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams

Paper 4 - General Studies

Indian Polity, Indian Economy and Geography of India, The role and impact of Science and technology in the development of India.

JKPSC KAS Mains Syllabus for Optional Papers




Paper 1 - Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their management and conservation. Physical and social environment as factors of crop distribution and

production. Climatic elements as factors of crop growth, impact of changing environments on cropping pattern as indicators of environments. Environmental pollution and associated hazards to crops, animals and humans, Water use efficiency in relation to crop production criteria for scheduling irrigations, ways and means of reducing runoff losses of irrigation water, Drainage of

waterlogged soils etc.

Paper 2 - Heredity and variation, Mendel's law of inheritance, Chromosomal theory of

inheritance, Cytoplasmic inheritance, Sex-linked, sex influenced and sex limited characters. Spontaneous and induced mutations. Quantitative characters, Origin and domestication of field crop. Morphology patterns of variations in varieties and related species of important field crops. Causes and utilization of variations

in crop improvement.

Animal Husbandry and Husbandry and Veterinary Science

Paper 1 - Animal Nutrition: Energy sources, energy, metabolism and requirements for maintenance and production of milk, meat, eggs and wool. Evaluation of feeds as sources of energy, Advanced Applied Animal Nutrition- A critical review and evaluation of feeding experiments, digestibility and balance studies. Feeding standards and measures of feed energy. Nutrition requirements for growth, maintenance and production Balanced

Rations etc.

Paper 2 - Genetics and Animal breeding: Probability applied to Mendelian inheritance Hardy Weinberg Law. Concept and measurement of inbreeding and heterozygosity

Wright's approach in contrast to Malecot's Estimation of Parameters and measurements. Fisher's theorem of natural selection, polymorphism. Polygenic systems and inheritance of quantitative traits. Casual components of variation Biometrical models and covariance between relatives. The theory of Patho coefficient applied to quantitative genetic analysis. Heritability Repeatability and selection models.


Paper 1 - Marriage: The problems of universal definition; incest and prohibited

categories; preferential forms of marriage; marriage payments; the family as the corner stone of human society; universality and the family, functions of the family; diverse forms of family nuclear, extended, joint etc. Stability and change in the family, etc.

Paper 2 - Indian Anthropology

The growth of Indian anthropology. The distinctiveness of anthropological

contribution in the study of tribal and peasant sections of the Indian population. The basic concepts used Great tradition and little tradition. Sacred complex Universalization

and parochialization, Sanskritization and Westernization; Dominant caste. Tribe-caste continuum, Nature-Man-Spirit complex, etc.


Paper 1 - Microbiology: viruses, bacteria, plasmids- structure and reproduction. General

account of infection and immunology, Microbes in agriculture industry & medicine, and air, soil and water. Control of pollution using micro-organisms, Morphogenesis, Polarity symmetry and totipotency. Differentiation and dedifferentiation of cells and organs. Factors of morphogenesis, Methodology and applications of cell, tissues, organ and protoplast cultures from vegetative and reproductive parts, Somatic hybrids etc

Paper 2 - Cell Biology : Scope and perspective General knowledge of modern tools and techniques in the study of cytology-Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells-structural and

ultrastructural details. Functions of organelles including membranes. Detailed study of mitosis and meiosis, etc.

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JKPSC KAS 2019 Exam pattern - Preliminary Exam

The exam pattern of JKPSC KAS 2019 comprises of 2 papers - General Studies and Any one subjects chosen by the candidate. Both the papers of JKPSC KAS preliminary exam will be of objective type. Each paper will be conducted for two hours where there will no scheme of negative marking.

Structure of JKPSC KAS Preliminary Exam pattern





Paper 1

General Studies


2 hours

Paper 2

Any one optional subjects


2 hours

Total marks

400 marks

4 hours

Exam Pattern of JKPSC KAS 2019 - Mains Exam

The exam pattern of JKPSC KAS 2019 will be prescribed by JKPSC. The paper I of JKPSC KAS 2018 mains exam will be based on matriculation standard and will be of qualifying nature. The marks obtained by the candidates will not will be added in preparing the final merit of the qualified candidates. Candidates can check the detailed syllabus of JKPSC KAS mains syllabus below.

Structure of JKPSC KAS Mains Exam pattern




Paper 1

General English

300 marks

Paper 2

Essay in English

150 marks

Paper 3 and 4

General Studies

300 marks (each paper)

Paper 5, 6, 7 and 8

Any two optional subjects

JKPSC KAS 2019 List of Optional Subjects for mains exam

The list of mains optional subjects for JKPSC KAS 2019 is given below.




Political Science




Public Administration










Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science






Civil Engineering






Electrical Engineering






Indian History






Mechanical Engineering







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Questions related to JKPSC KAS

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Sir what is the age limit criteria for the candidates i.e general,ST,SC,OBC etc for the 2020 KAS exam.

Mayank Chowdhary 4th Mar, 2020

A candidate has to attain a minimum of 21 years to attempt the KPSC exam as on the last date of the KAS application form. The maximum age limit for applying for KAS exam is 35 years. For ST,SC,OBC category people, the age limit changes upto 40 years with unlimited number of attempts allowed for the exam.

Refer the link below to get a more detailed information -


Best wishes. Thankyou.


when will the 2020 KAS forms be out?

Aman Raj Student Expert 28th Jan, 2020

Hello Mam

Jammu and Kashmir Public Commission (JKPSC) will release the recruitment notification for JKPSC KAS. Interested and eligible candidates can send the application form by online mode through the official website @jkpsc.nic.in. The applications will be accepted from May 2020 to June 2020. Candidates who are applying for this post should be a permanent resident of Jammu & Kashmir state. Candidates who are graduates in Bachelor’s Degree in any subject can apply for this post. Candidates will be recruited on the basis of the written test and interview.


KAS exam will be conducted this year or not

Malini S N 25th Jan, 2020

The KPSC KAS recruitment for the year 2020 has not started yet and an official notification by the commission is not out as of now.It is expected to have a official notification release on May 2020 and it is speculated that the KAS prelims will be conducted by August 2020.You will notified with the other details after the official notification release.


in which month will be prelims of jkpsc 2020 taken

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 2nd Jan, 2020


as per the previous years exam schedule,  most probably on the month of February the jkpsc  prelims will conduct.

however I suggest you to regularly check the official website for upcoming updates.


would KAS be effective after the abrogation of article 370? does it work as it was doing before and would it continue to recruit kAS officers as it had been doing before?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 22nd Sep, 2019
Dear Abid, Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission or JKPSC  is responsible to conduct all exams on behalf of state government. This is not just unique for the State of Jammu and Kashmir but every State has its own Public Service Commission that conducts the relevamt State's examinations. So the Status of Article 370 will not have any impact on this Institution. Everything will continue to be normal on the recruitment part.
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