Kerala Administrative Service

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For the first ever examination of the Kerala Administrative Service, we had developed a unique approach by weaving together patterns of both UPSC Civil Service examination and Kerala PSC examinations. From developing a pedagogy to hand picking faculties to developing unique well researched materials, we have carefully planned and crafted each and every step for the examination. We expertise in addressing the unique challenges posed by the KAS examination. The results speak for itself to understand the effectiveness of our carefully crafted approach. For the preliminary examination 263 students coached by us cleared and for the mains examination, 242 students by our guidance. This is around 42% of the total candidates who have appeared for the examination. Our teaching and mentoring techniques are constantly evaluated and monitored to ensure that we achieve more results in the next KAS examination.

KAS, like the Indian Administrative Services, is a dynamic and strong position. If you pass the KAS exam, you will be assigned to several departments of the Kerala government as a 2nd Gazetted officer.

In addition, the recruitment of KAS officials will cover vacant positions and act as a feeder service for IAS officers

Get Kerala Administrative Service courses and resources

  1. Courses curated by a team of PSC and UPSC experts
  2. Highly qualified faculty team for each subject
  3. Mentorships and Weekly tests to support your preparation
  4. Online or Offline courses based on your convenience
  5. Test series with detailed answer keys

After clearing KAS you will be posted in high level government posts that are part of the Kerala administrative service including posts like Deputy collectors, District labour officers and District educational officers. The posts accessed through KAS are the highest posts in state government that you can enter directly through an exam, other than the UPSC civil service exams. Further you will be eligible to be conferred with the Indian administrative services after certain years of Service. Needless to say, success in KAS guarantees you prestige, power and a good lifestyle.

Preliminary Examination

General Studies -I
Paper 1

  • History (India and Kerala)
    • Ancient and Medieval Period
    • Modern Period
    • Kerala History (from 18th century
  • History of the World (from mid 18th century)
  • Cultural Heritage of Kerala:
  • Indian Constitution, Public Administration, Political System,
    Governance, Social Justice and International Relations
  • Reasoning, Mental Ability & Simple Arithmetic
  • Geography

General Studies -I
Paper 1

  • Economy and Planning
  • Science and Technology
  • Current Events
  • Language Proficiency – English
  • Language Proficiency – Malayalam or (EII) Language Proficiency – Kannada or (EIII) Language Proficiency – Tamil

1.          How can I prepare for the KAS examination and which subjects should I study for?

Ans : You can prepare for KAS  through systematic preparation based on analysis of the syllabus and conversation with toppers. An institute like KAS mentor can provide you all these. If you are interested, do check our new KAS course.

2.         How many stages does KAS exam have?

Ans : KAS consists of 3 stages, an objective type preliminary examination, a descriptive type mains examination and an Interview. A successful candidate should pass all the three stages to be selected to the Kerala Administrative Service.

 3.       I am not a Kerala native, can I apply for KAS examination?
Ans: Yes. All Indian Citizens are eligible to apply for KAS.

4.         What is the age limit to appear in KAS examination?

Ans :

Stream-1 Post  

Minimum Age – 21

Maximum Age – 32


Stream-2 Post 

Minimum Age – 21

Maximum Age – 40


Stream-3 Post 

Must not have completed 50 years of age on the 1st of January of the exam year

Kerala PSC KAS Age Relaxation


3 years



5 years



5 years


Differently abled (vision, hearing, speech)

15 years


Orthopaedically differently abled

10 years



Maximum age limit will be relaxed to the extent of the period of service put in by them in the Defence Forces and the period of unemployment on discharge up to a maximum of five years


 5.         Do I need a degree to appear in KAS examination?

Ans : Yes. A bachelor’s degree including a professional course in any subject from a University recognized by a University established by Kerala Government or UGC or awarded by National Institutes established by the Government of India is required to apply for KAS examination


6       I do not know Malayalam, can I apply for KAS examination?

Ans: Yes you can. But remember that preliminary examination of KAS has a language component that will check your proficiency in Kannada / Tamil / Malayalam.

7      What are stream 1, stream 2 and stream 3 posts in KAS examination?

Ans :

Stream I  consists of any candidate having the requisite qualifications including age and educational qualifications to attempt KAS. In short, this is the stream through which open recruitment to KAS is conducted.

Stream II consists of Direct recruitment from among full members or approved probationers in any Government Departments

Stream III consists of candidates holding Ist Gazetted post or above in Departments in the schedule-1 of KAS rules and  and equivalent posts in common categories listed in Scheduled-1. Please click the link to check the schedules : KAS-SCHEDULE-1-2.pdf (keralapsc.gov.in)