JKPSC KAS 2021. Apply Online (Know the Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam date, Vacancies, Cut off)

JKPSC KAS 2021: The JKPSC (Jammu Kashmir Public Service Commission) released a short notice on 8 January 2021 on its official website for conducting combined competitive exam (KAS – 2021). The preliminary exam is tentatively scheduled to be held in July 2021 and mains is scheduled for October 2021. In this post, we cover all the details regarding JKPSC KAS exam including Eligibility criteria, Syllabus for the Preliminary and mains, Exam date, Total Vacancies, Previous years question papers, Cut off.

The JKPSC released the following number of vacancies for direct recruitment:

(i) Junior Scale of J&K Administrative Service: 56 Posts.
(ii) J&K Police (Gazetted) Service:141 Posts.
(iii) J&K Accounts (Gazetted) Service:60 Posts.
Number of vacancies

Important Dates

Release of Official Notification January, 2021
Start of Online Applicationto be announced
Last Date to applyto be announced
Prelims DateJuly, 2021 (Tentative)
Mains DateOctober, 2021 (Tentative)
Important Dates for JKPSC KAS
Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination 2021 (KAS)

Eligibility Criteria:-

In order to be eligible for the examination, a candidate must satisfy the following conditions,

(i) that he is a permanent resident of the State;

(ii) that he has attained the age of 21 years but not attained the age of 32 years on  1st January of 2021.

Note, However age relaxation is given to the candidates other than Open Merit.

Important Details

Number of Vacancies257
Application ModeOnline
Conduct of ExaminationOffline
Number of Attempts (for OM)6
Upper Age31 (for General)

JKPSC KAS Examination Process

The Combined Competitive Examination shall comprise of two successive stages:-

  1. Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for Main Examination; and
  2. Combined Competitive (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various services and posts.

Preliminary Examination

This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination shall count only for short-listing of the candidates for the Main examination.

Paper 1200 Marks2 Hours
Paper 2200 Marks2 Hours
Preliminary Examination

Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).
The Paper-II of the Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with
minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.

Main Examination:

The written examination will consist of the following 8 papers:

English (Qualifying Paper)300 Marks3 Hours
250 Marks3 Hours
General Studies–I
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and
Geography of the World and Society)
250 Marks3 Hours
General Studies –II
(Governance, Constitution, Polity,
Social Justice and International relations)
250 Marks3 Hours
General Studies –III
(Technology, Economic Development,
Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and
Disaster Management)
250 Marks3 Hours
General Studies –IV
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
250 Marks3 Hours
Optional Subject – Paper -I
250 Marks3 Hours
Optional Subject – Paper-II
250 Marks3 Hours
Sub Total (Written test) 1750 Marks3 Hours
Grand Total: 2000 Marks

Optional Subjects for JKPSC KAS

Candidates may choose any one of the optional subjects from amongst the list of the subjects given below:-

  1. Agriculture
  2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science:
  3. Anthropology:
  4. Botany:
  5. Chemistry:
  6. Civil Engineering:
  7. Commerce and Accountancy:
  8. Economics:
  9. Electrical Engineering:
  10. Geography:
  11. Geology;
  12. History:
  13. Law;
  14. Management;
  15. Mathematics;
  16. Mechanical Engineering;
  17. Medical science;
  18. Philosophy;
  19. Physics;
  20. Political Science & International Relations;
  21. Psychology;
  22. Public Administration:
  23. Sociology;
  24. Statistics;
  25. Zoology;
  26. Literature of any one of the following languages:

Arabic, Dogri, English, Hindi, Kashmiri, Persian, Punjabi, Sanskrit and Urdu.

JKPSC KAS 2021 Syllabus

Download the syllabus from this link:

Previous Question Papers of JKPSC KAS

You can download the previous Years Question papers from official link: http://jkpsc.nic.in/static/forms/Old_questionPapers.html

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