About JKPSC KAS 2019

Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission conducts JKPSC KAS recruitment for the posts or services such as Junior Scale of J&K Administrative Service, J&K Police (G) Service, J&K Accounts (G) Service. The selection process of JKPSC KAS involves two stages – preliminary and mains examination.To appear in the JKPSC KAS examination, candidates have to be between 21 to 32 years of age . The prelims examination is expected to be held in  September while the mains will be held in Feb/March 2020. The marks obtained in the JKPSC KAS preliminary examination is calculated for shortlisting of the candidates for the mains examination. However, candidates have to secure equal to or more than the minimum qualifying marks to appear in the mains examination. Eligible general category candidates can appear for JKPSC KAS six times while all other reserved category candidates can attempt nine times.

JKPSC KAS 2019 Highlights

Full Exam Name JKPSC Combined Competitive Exam
Short Exam Name JKPSC KAS
Conducting Body Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission
Languages English
Mode of Exam Offline

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JKPSC KAS 2019 Eligibility Criteria

JKPSC KAS Prelims Eligibility Criteria

The JKPSC KAS Prelims eligibility criteria define a candidate eligible if he/ she is a permanent resident of Jammu and Kashmir and is aged between 21- 32 years . Relaxation in upper age limit has been provided by the commission to candidates of certain categories. Moreover, candidates must possess a Bachelors degree (of any stream) of a recognised university. However, those whose results are awaiting can also appear for the prelims of JKPSC KAS.

The application form of JKPSC KAS is released separately for Prelims and Mains exam.  Candidates who will fulfill the eligibility criteria for the exam can fill the prelims application form of JKPSC KAS. The form will be available in online mode and candidates have to complete the registration process, fill in the personal information, upload the required documents and pay the requisite application form. 

The application fee for General category is Rs. 1000 and the reserved categories will have to pay Rs.500.

JKPSC KAS Prelims Application Details

Mode of Application : Online

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 1000
SC, OBC, ST Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 500

JKPSC KAS Prelims Syllabus

General Studies-paper 1

Optional Subject-paper 2

JKPSC KAS Mains Syllabus

General English-paper 1

General Studies-I-paper 2

General Studies-II-paper 3

General Studies-III-paper 4

General Studies-IV-paper 5

Agriculture-paper 1

Agriculture-paper 2

Animal husbandry and veterinary science-paper 1+

Animal husbandry and veterinary science-paper 1: Unit 01
.Anatomy, Pharmacology and Hygiene
Histology and histological techniques
Animal husbandry and veterinary science-paper 1: Unit 02
Animal diseases
Principles and methods of immunisation of animals against specific diseases—hard immunity—
Animal husbandry and veterinary science-paper 1: Unit 03
Veterinary public health
Animal husbandry and veterinary science-paper 1: Unit 04
Milk and milk products technology
Market milk
Animal husbandry and veterinary science-paper 1: Unit 05
Meat hygiene and technology
Meat hygiene
Animal husbandry and veterinary science-paper 1: Unit 06
Meat Technology
Physical and chemical characteristics of meat


Anthropology-paper1: Unit 01
Meaning, scope and development of anthropology
Anthropology-paper1: Unit 02
Relationships with other disciplines
Anthropology-paper1: Unit 03
Human evolution and emergence of man
Anthropology-paper1: Unit 04
Characteristics of primates
Anthropology-paper1: Unit 05
Phylogenetic status, characteristics and geographical distribution of the following
Anthropology-paper1: Unit 06
The nature of culture
Anthropology-paper1: Unit 07
The nature of society
Anthropology-paper1: Unit 08
Anthropology-paper1: Unit 09
Anthropology-paper1: Unit 10
Anthropology-paper1: Unit 11
Economic organization
Anthropology-paper1: Unit 12
Political organization and social control
Anthropology-paper1: Unit 13
Anthropology-paper1: Unit 14
Anthropological theories
Anthropology-paper1: Unit 15
Culture, language and communication
Anthropology-paper1: Unit 16
Research methods in anthropology
Anthropology-paper1: Unit 17
Human genetics
Anthropology-paper1: Unit 18
Applications of anthropology


Anthropology-paper2: Unit 01
Evolution of the Indian culture and civilization
Anthropology-paper2: Unit 02
Anthropology-paper2: Unit 03
Ethno-archaeology in India
Anthropology-paper2: Unit 04
Demographic profile of India
Anthropology-paper2: Unit 05
Caste system in India
Anthropology-paper2: Unit 06
Indian village
Anthropology-paper2: Unit 07
Tribal situation in India
Anthropology-paper2: Unit 08
Problems of the tribal communities

Botany-paper 1+

Botany-paper 1: Unit 01
Microbiology and plant pathology
Botany-paper 1: Unit 02
Botany-paper 1: Unit 03
Botany-paper 1: Unit 04
Plant resource development
Botany-paper 1: Unit 05
Morphogenesis :

Botany-paper 2+

Botany-paper 2: Unit 01
Cell biology
Botany-paper 2: Unit 02
Genetics, molecular biology and evolution
Botany-paper 2: Unit 03
Plant breeding, biotechnology and biostatistics
Botany-paper 2: Unit 04
Physiology and biochemistry
Botany-paper 2: Unit 05
Ecology and plant geography

Chemistry-paper 1+

Chemistry-paper 1: Unit 01
Atomic structure
Chemistry-paper 1: Unit 02
Chemical bonding
Chemistry-paper 1: Unit 03
Solid state
Chemistry-paper 1: Unit 04
The gaseous state and transport phenomenon
Chemistry-paper 1: Unit 05
Liquid state
Chemistry-paper 1: Unit 06
Chemistry-paper 1: Unit 07
Coordination chemistry
Chemistry-paper 1: Unit 08
Main group chemistry
Chemistry-paper 1: Unit 09
General chemistry of ‘f’ block element

Chemistry-paper 2+

Chemistry-paper 2: Unit 01
Delocalised covalent bonding
Chemistry-paper 2: Unit 02
Reaction mechanisms
Chemistry-paper 2: Unit 03
Reactive intermediates
Chemistry-paper 2: Unit 04
Substitution reactions
Chemistry-paper 2: Unit 05
Elimination reactions
Chemistry-paper 2: Unit 06
Addition reactions
Chemistry-paper 2: Unit 07
Reactions and rearrangements
Chemistry-paper 2: Unit 08
Synthetic uses of reagent
Chemistry-paper 2: Unit 09
Chemistry-paper 2: Unit 10

Civil engineering-paper 1+

Civil engineering-paper 1: Unit 01
Engineering mechanics, strength of materials and structural analysis
Civil engineering-paper 1: Unit 02
Design of structures
Civil engineering-paper 1: Unit 03
. Fluid mechanics, open channel flow and hydraulic machines
Civil engineering-paper 1: Unit 04
Geotechnical engineering

Civil engineering-paper 2+

Civil engineering-paper 2: Unit 01
Construction technology, equipment, planning and management
Civil engineering-paper 2: Unit 02
Surveying and transportation engineering
Civil engineering-paper 2: Unit 03
Hydrology, water resources and engineering
Civil engineering-paper 2: Unit 04
Environmental engineering
Civil engineering-paper 2: Unit 05
Environmental pollution

Commerce and accountancy-paper 1+

Commerce and accountancy-paper 1: Unit 01
Accounting and finance accounting, taxation & auditing
Commerce and accountancy-paper 1: Unit 02
Financial management, financial institutions and markets

Commerce and accountancy-paper 2+

Commerce and accountancy-paper 2: Unit 01
Organisation theory and behaviour
Commerce and accountancy-paper 2: Unit 02
Human resources management and industrial relations

Economics-paper 1+

Economics-paper 1: Unit 01
Advanced micro economics
Economics-paper 1: Unit 02
Advance macro economics
Economics-paper 1: Unit 03
Money-banking and finance
Economics-paper 1: Unit 04
International economics
Economics-paper 1: Unit 05
Growth and development

Economics-paper 2+

Economics-paper 2: Unit 01
Indian economics in post-independence era :
Economics-paper 2: Unit 02
Indian economy after independence

Electrical engineering-paper 1+

Electrical engineering-paper 1: Unit 01
Electrical engineering-paper 1: Unit 02
Signals and systems
Electrical engineering-paper 1: Unit 03
E.M. theory
Electrical engineering-paper 1: Unit 04
Digital electronics
Electrical engineering-paper 1: Unit 05
Energy conversion
Electrical engineering-paper 1: Unit 06
Power electronics and electric drives
Electrical engineering-paper 1: Unit 07
Analog communication

Electrical engineering-paper 2+

Electrical engineering-paper 2: Unit 01
Control systems
Electrical engineering-paper 2: Unit 02
Microprocessors and microcomputers
Electrical engineering-paper 2: Unit 03
Measurement and instrumentation
Electrical engineering-paper 2: Unit 04
Power systems: analysis and control
Electrical engineering-paper 2: Unit 05
Power system protection
Electrical engineering-paper 2: Unit 06
Digital communication


Geography-paper1: Unit 01
Principles of geography
Geography-paper1: Unit 02
Human geography


Geography-paper2: Unit 01
Geography of India

Geology-paper 1+

Geology-paper 1: Unit 01
General geology
Geology-paper 1: Unit 02
Geomorphology and remote sensing
Geology-paper 1: Unit 03
Structural geology
Geology-paper 1: Unit 04
Geology-paper 1: Unit 05
Indian stratigraphy
Geology-paper 1: Unit 06
Hydrogeology and engineering geology

Geology-paper 2+

Geology-paper 2: Unit 01
Mineralogy :
Geology-paper 2: Unit 02
Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Geology-paper 2: Unit 03
Sedimenary petrology
Geology-paper 2: Unit 04
Economic geology
Geology-paper 2: Unit 05
Geochemistry and environmental geology


History-paper1: Unit 01
History-paper1: Unit 02
Pre-history and proto-history
History-paper1: Unit 03
Indus valley civilization
History-paper1: Unit 04
Megalithic cultures
History-paper1: Unit 05
Period of Mahajanapadas
History-paper1: Unit 06
Mauryan empire
History-paper1: Unit 07
Post-Mauryan period (Indo-Greeks, Sakas, Kushanas, western Kshatrapas)
History-paper1: Unit 08
Early state and society in eastern India, Deccan and south India
History-paper1: Unit 09
Guptas, vakatakas and vardhanas:
History-paper1: Unit 10
Regional states during Gupta era
History-paper1: Unit 11
Themes in early Indian cultural history


History-paper2: Unit 01
European penetration into India
History-paper2: Unit 02
British expansion in India:
History-paper2: Unit 03
Early structure of the British raj
History-paper2: Unit 04
Economic impact of British colonial rule:
History-paper2: Unit 05
Social and cultural developments
History-paper2: Unit 06
Social and religious reform movements in bengal and other areas:

Law-paper 1+

Law-paper 1: Unit 01
Constitutional and administrative law
Law-paper 1: Unit 02
International law

Law-paper 2+

Law-paper 2: Unit 01
Law of crimes
Law-paper 2: Unit 02
Law of torts
Law-paper 2: Unit 03
Law of contracts and mercantile law
Law-paper 2: Unit 04
Contemporary legal developments


Management-paper1: Unit 01
Managerial function and process
Management-paper1: Unit 02
Organisational behaviour and design
Management-paper1: Unit 03
Accounting for managers
Management-paper1: Unit 04
Human resource management


Management-paper2: Unit 01
Quantitative techniques in decision-making
Management-paper2: Unit 02
Production and operations management
Management-paper2: Unit 03
Management information system
Management-paper2: Unit 04
Government business interface
Management-paper2: Unit 05
Strategic cost management :


Mathematics-paper1: Unit 01
Linear algebra
Mathematics-paper1: Unit 02
Mathematics-paper1: Unit 03
Analytic geometry
Mathematics-paper1: Unit 04
Ordinary differential equations
Mathematics-paper1: Unit 05
Dynamics and statics
Mathematics-paper1: Unit 06
Vector analysis


Mathematics-paper2: Unit 01
Mathematics-paper2: Unit 02
Real analysis
Mathematics-paper2: Unit 03
Complex analysis
Mathematics-paper2: Unit 04
Linear programming
Mathematics-paper2: Unit 05
Partial differential equations
Mathematics-paper2: Unit 06
Numerical analysis and computer programming
Mathematics-paper2: Unit 07
Mechanics and fluid dynamics : generalised coordinates; d’alemb

Mechanical engineering-paper1+

Mechanical engineering-paper1: Unit 01
Mechanical engineering-paper1: Unit 02
Engineering materials
Mechanical engineering-paper1: Unit 03
Theory of machines
Mechanical engineering-paper1: Unit 04
Manufacturing science

Mechanical engineering-paper2+

Mechanical engineering-paper2: Unit 01
Thermodynamics, gas dynamics turbine
Mechanical engineering-paper2: Unit 02
Heat transfer
Mechanical engineering-paper2: Unit 03
Engines :
Mechanical engineering-paper2: Unit 04
Steam engineering
Mechanical engineering-paper2: Unit 05
Refrigeration and air-conditioning

Medical science-paper 1+

Medical science-paper 1: Unit 01
Human anatomy
Medical science-paper 1: Unit 02
Human physiology
Medical science-paper 1: Unit 03
Medical science-paper 1: Unit 04
Medical science-paper 1: Unit 05

Medical science-paper 2+

Medical science-paper 2: Unit 01
General medicine
Medical science-paper 2: Unit 02
Medical science-paper 2: Unit 03
Medical science-paper 2: Unit 04
Obstetrics and gynaecology including family planning
Medical science-paper 2: Unit 05
Community medicine (Preventive and social medicine)

Philosophy-paper 1+

Philosophy-paper 1: Unit 01
History and problems of philosophy

Philosophy-paper 2+

Philosophy-paper 2: Unit 01
Socio-political philosophy
Philosophy-paper 2: Unit 02
Philosophy of religion

Physics- paper 1+

Physics- paper 1: Unit 01
Mechanics of particles
Physics- paper 1: Unit 02
Mechanics of rigid bodies
Physics- paper 1: Unit 03
Waves and optics
Physics- paper 1: Unit 04
Electricity and magnetism
Physics- paper 1: Unit 05
Electromagnetic waves and blackbody radiation
Physics- paper 1: Unit 06
Thermal and statistical physics

Physics- paper 2+

Physics- paper 2: Unit 01
Quantum mechanics
Physics- paper 2: Unit 02
Atomic and molecular physics
Physics- paper 2: Unit 03
Nuclear and particle physics
Physics- paper 2: Unit 04
Solid state physics, devices and electronics

Political science and international relations-paper1+

Political science and international relations-paper1: Unit 01
Political theory and Indian politics
Political science and international relations-paper1: Unit 02
Indian government and politics

Political science and international relations-paper2


Psychology-paper1: Unit 01
Foundations of psychology


Psychology-paper2: Unit 01
Issues and applications

Public administration-paper 1+

Public administration-paper 1: Unit 01
Administration theory

Public administration-paper 2+

Public administration-paper 2: Unit 01
Indian administration

Sociology-paper 1+

Sociology-paper 1: Unit 01
Fundamentals of sociology

Sociology-paper 2+

Sociology-paper 2: Unit 01
Indian society : structure and change


Statistics-paper1: Unit 01
Statistics-paper1: Unit 02
Statistical inference
Statistics-paper1: Unit 03
Linear inference and multivariate analysis
Statistics-paper1: Unit 04
Sampling theory and design of experiments


Statistics-paper2: Unit 01
Industrial statistics
Statistics-paper2: Unit 02
Optimization techniques
Statistics-paper2: Unit 03
Quantitative economics and official statistics
Statistics-paper2: Unit 04
Demography and psychometry


Zoology-paper1: Unit 01
Non-chordata and chordata
Zoology-paper1: Unit 02
Zoology-paper1: Unit 03
Zoology-paper1: Unit 04
Economic zoology
Zoology-paper1: Unit 05
Zoology-paper1: Unit 06
Instrumentation methods


Zoology-paper2: Unit 01
Cell biology
Zoology-paper2: Unit 02
Zoology-paper2: Unit 03
Zoology-paper2: Unit 04





English-paper 1

English-paper 2

Hindi paper1

Hindi paper 2



Persian-paper 1

Persian-paper 2







JKPSC KAS 2019 Exam Pattern

JKPSC KAS exam is conducted in different stages - Prelims and Main Examination. Candidates who will qualify in the prelims exam will only be eligible to appear for mains exam. With the help of exam pattern of JKPSC KAS, candidates will be able to know the type and nature of questions, total time allotted, marking scheme, different sections or sectional division of the exam etc.

JKPSC KAS Prelims Exam Pattern

JKPSC KAS Prelims will comprise of two papers, namely- General Studies I and General Studies II. Both papers will consist of multiple choice questions having 4 answer choices. Every correct answer rewards one mark while every incorrect answer deducts 0.33 mark. A blank answer will neither fetch nor deduct any marks. If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct. Maximum marks to be scored in each paper is 200. To qualify for appearing in JKPSC KAS Mains, candidates must score the minimum cutoff in General Studies I (will be announced by the commission) and at least 33% in General Studies II.

The admit card of JKPSC KAS is released in online mode for all the three stages. Candidates can download the admit card by using the required credentials in the login window. JKPSC KAS admit card will have details like exam timing, exam centres, name, gender, date of birth etc.  In case of any discrepancy in the admit card, candidates must immediately contact the exam conducting authority and get the necessary changes done in it.

JKPSC KAS 2019 Exam Centers

JKPSC KAS Prelims Exam Centers

State City
Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Passport
  • Aadhaar card
  • Pan card

JKPSC KAS result is declared separately for all the stages in online mode. Candidates are required to score the minimum qualifying marks in order to get shortlisted for the next stage of selection procedure. The final JKPSC KAS result is prepared by on the basis of the marks obtained in the mains exam and interview.

The cut off of JKPSC KAS is minimum qualifying marks that the candidates are required to obtain to get selected for the next stage.  JKPSC KAS cutoff is released for prelims, mains exam and final cutoff. 

The cutoff of final merit list is prepared on the basis of mains and personality test. JKPSC KAS cutoff for final merit list will be calculated out of 2000 marks.

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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.

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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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