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[Studyplan] Kashmir Administrative Services (KAS) General Studies (Mains)
Exam by JKPSC topicwise booklist strategy & tips
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This is a guest article by Mr.Shoaib Noor for the benet of Kashmir Administrative service (KAS)
1. KAS Prelims 2012: Brief analysis for result
2. KAS Mains 2012 :Introduction
3. KAS General Studies Paper 1
1. Modern History of India and Indian Culture
2. Current Events of National Importance
3. Current Events of International Importance
4. Statistics
4. KAS General Studies (GS) Paper 2
1. Indian Polity
2. Geography of Jammu and Kashmir
3. Indian Economy
4. Geography of India
5. Science and Technology
5. Additional Tips for KAS
6. About the Author

KAS Prelims 2012: Brief analysis for result

KAS Prelims 2012 that was held on 5th August 2012
On 28th August 2012, Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission declared the Result of this
Out of 17696 Candidates who had enrolled for KAS Prelims 2012, 14464 candidates appeared in
the exam.
1625 aspirants were declared successful.
The Cuto was 306.933 Marks which was much higher than the Previous Year.
The Following Subject wise list of successful candidates again shows the skewed nature of KAS
results and the need for Moderation and scaling in KAS Results from Preliminary to Mains Exam is
the need of the hour.

Sociology 432

Public Administration 256

Political-Science 278

Veterinary-Sciences 148

Geography 143

Law 99

History 92

Economics 49

Botany 37

Agriculture 28

Zoology 24

Psychology 19

Statistics 10

Commerce 8

Physics 7

Geology 4

Mechanical-engineering 4

Chemistry 3

Mathematics,Philosophy,Electrical Engineering 1

Civil Engineering None

KAS Mains 2012 :Introduction

It is tentatively scheduled 15th February 2013. Before you start your Journey towards your
Cherished Goal, Plan. Remember If You Fail to Plan, you Plan to fail. Your Plan should be based on
a clear Understanding of what is required of you. As JKPSC mentions in its Syllabus The Mains
examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of
candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory.
The General studies (G.S) paper for KAS Mains exam requires very in-depth knowledge of wide
ranging topics from Indian National Movement, Indian Polity to Statistics. Unlike Prelims, where
just one or two time reading of a fact can work, here you have to not only have comprehend and
remember the facts but you should be able to write whatever is asked of you. So one needs to
understand whatever he is reading rather than cramming the facts.
A good base in General studies is important for clearing the civil services exam as well as for a
Better rank. As far as the exam is considered, 600 marks in the GS papers, 150 marks in essay and
250 marks in interview depend on your General knowledge base.
Thus around 1000-1200 marks depends directly on your General studies.

Here rst of all, I will give a list of reading materials which are must and need to be covered

1. NCERT Books (New NCERT can be legally downloaded free. Available in English, Hindi and Urdu
2. A brief history of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir (Spectrum Publication) (
india/1?pid=9788179304365&ad=mrunalrugm)[Hindi title : Adhunik Bharat Kaa itihas
3. Statistical Analysis (Spectrum Publication) (
817930437x/p/itmdyuksdjfrtt8k?pid=9788179304372&ad=mrunalrugm)[Hindi Title: Sakhiyaki
Vishlasan, Graph Avum Aaraikh (
4. Indian Polity by M.Laxmikanth (
ad=mrunalrugm&wgtid=FK-AF-SB&query=9780070153165)[Hindi Title: Bharat Ki Rajya Vyavstha
5. Our Constitution by Subhash Kashyap (
6. Geography of Jammu and Kashmir by Majid Hussain (
pid=9788170335719&ad=mrunalrugm) or G.N. Yatoo.
7. India Yearbook (Mrunal Edit: 2012s edition hard to nd, but 2011s edition legally free download,
Click me
8. Economic survey (Legally free Download,Click ME)
9. old psc papers can be downloaded from or


KAS General Studies Paper 1

Modern History of India and Indian Culture

The History of Modern India will cover history of the Country from about the middle of nineteenth
century and would also include questions on important personalities who shaped the freedom
movement and social reforms. The part relating to Indian culture will cover all aspects of Indian
culture from the ancient to modern times as well as principal features of literature, arts and
architecture. This Section is one of the Core areas of Paper-I. The total number of marks allocated to
this topic ranges from 140-160 marks. I.e. more than 50% of the total marks of Paper I. For its
complete understanding following books should be refered,

1. NCERTs Modern India by Bipin Chandra or SC Mittal of Class

XII (Old Version). Please note: In Kashmir, the old ncert text
books can be purchased from Ali muhammad and sons,
Lal chowk and S.N. Das college, Iqbal park
Eern India 2. Rajiv Ahirs A brief history of Modern India (Spectrum
( Publication) (
book? india-8179304361/p/itmd7zf5cjr26ksy/search-books-brief-

These books are Sucient. The latter one is also helpful for
specic topics such as Evolution of press, History of Western
education in India etc.

Current Events of National Importance

For Current National Events, the need is to read National Newspaper The Hindu regularly. Issues
such as Naxalism, Corruption, Nuclear Energy, Land Acquisition, Gender inequality, Poverty, etc.
should be focused on.
Yojana and Kurukshetra are also a good source of covering this section. Civil Service times or
Chronicle Should be consulted to keep oneself aware of the National Happenings.
India Year Book and Economic Survey should be selectively consulted .
[Mrunal Edit:
How to read India Yearbook, is given in separate article CLICK ME (]
How to read The Hindu, given in earlier article CLICK ME (
The Following chapters of India Year Book should be read: Agriculture, Education, Health and
Family Welfare, Planning, Rural and Urban Development, Welfare; Along with the following chapter
of Economic Survey: Human Development Equity.
[Mrunal Edit: to download Economic Survey for free, CLICK ME]

Current Events of International Importance

Civil Service Times and the International page of The Hindu Newspaper and would be handy for
updating yourself with International happenings.

Manorama Year Book is very important for understanding of International Organizations such as UN
and Regional Organizations and Blocs.
For Historical Background, one can read

1. NCERTs Political Science of XII class (Old Version) or

2. International Aairs by V.K. Khanna.

Chapters related to Indias Foreign Policy should be focused on. Try to have a Deep Understanding of
Important sections rather than a supercial viewpoint.

[Mrunal Edit: Some good PDF les from IGNOU for this topic were given in earlier an article: CLICK ME


Statistics is the last section of Paper I but should be

the rst one to be attempted in exam. This section
carries fty marks and one can score cent percent in
this section. For this section, NCERT XIth class
Statistics for Economics is essential for
Understanding the basics of statistics. .
Stat Spectrum
Statistical Analysis (Spectrum Publication)
analysis- (
817930437x/p/itmdyuksdjfrtt8k? 817930437x/p/itmdyuksdjfrtt8k?
pid=9788179304372&ad=mrunalrugm) is a good
book for practicing statistical problems.
Time management is the most important thing in
Statistics. This section should not be allocated take
more than 40 minutes in the exam and as such
Practicing of previous years paper is essential.

[Mrunal Edit:

some free study material uploaded earlier, CLICK ME to view lectures on statistics for GS
+ Mrunals youtube videos on statistics (
KAS General Studies (GS) Paper 2

Indian Polity

This part will include questions on the Constitution of India

as well as all constitutional, legal, administrative and other
issues emerging from the politico-administrative system
prevalent in the country.
For Indian Polity, Laxmikanths Indian Polity
Pol_E (
( ad=mrunalrugm&wgtid=FK-AF-SB&query=9780070153165) is
a must read.
AF-SB&query=9780070153165) Subash Kashyaps Our Constitution
pid=9788123707341&ad=mrunalrugm) should be read for
applied questions like Role of Governor, centre state
relations, Review of Constitution etc.

Geography of Jammu and Kashmir

Though this section is not a part of written syllabus, yet, 40-60 marks have been asked from the last
two years in this section. One should consult

1. Geography of Jammu and Kashmir by Majid Hussain (

kashmir-8185891168/p/itmdyuy7f4u9mz94?pid=9788185891163&ad=mrunalrugm) or G.N. Yatoo.

Indian Economy
NCERTs XIth class Indias Economic Development is essential for understanding the basics of
economics along with the Structure and problems of Indian economy.
For an in-depth analysis of Indian Economy, one could rely on Uma Kapilas Indian Economy.
For two markers Pratiyogta Darpan special issues are important.
The current happenings in Indian economy can be studied through Economic survey (2011) and
the Business page of The Hindu. The Following chapters of India Year Book should be Read: Basic
Economic data, Commerce, Finance, Corporate Aairs and Industry.

[Mrunal Edit:

Mrunals article on Economy :

( (
book? Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh, Tata Macgrawhill
Publication (
is also quite good alternative to Uma Kapila in terms of
language and latest topics.]

Geography of India
Questions can be asked from Physical, Economic and social Geography of India.

1. NCERT Indias Physical Geography of class XI and Indias People and Economy of class XII are enough
for covering this section.
2. Non- geography optional students dont have to go in-depth as not more than forty marks are
asked from this section.
3. The Following Chapters of India Year Book should be Read: Land and the People, Energy, Industry,
Transport, Water Resource From the Economic Survey, Read the chapters of Industry and Energy
Infrastructure and Communications.

Science and Technology

Nearly Eighty marks can be asked from both Conventional and applied topics. One should
concentrate more on Nanotechnology, Environment, Bio technology. Sci-tech column from The
Hindu, Yojana and Chronicles Science and Technology would be sucient.
Following chapter of Indian Year Book should be Read: Communication and Information
Technology, Defense, Environment, Mass Communication, S&T Development.

Overall One Must also give more emphasis to these following topics:-
1. Indian National Movement
2. Indian Polity
3. Science & Technology
4. Statistics

Additional Tips for KAS

One should rst read the basic books (NCERT) rather than going for journals and Reference books,
what is required as a rst step is the mastering of the basics of the subject.
While reading, your focus should be on the conceptual understanding rather than simply
memorizing the facts.
The Facts are easier to memorize if the concepts are clear. The facts can be memorized by Using
Mnemonics or other methods .The ultimate success depends on not what all you have read but
how much you retain it Solve as many questions as possible.
One should solve all the previous years questions of KAS and solve them again and again. There
should be no ambiguity in the answers. Writing skill comes through practice.
Writing skill is also based on your knowledge base and conceptual understanding. This only can
give ow and lucidity to your answers.
The conceptual understanding will make your answer well organized and well integrated. Thus,
writing skill and content both should complement and supplement each other.

Fi amaanillah

About the Author

Mr.Noor Mr.Shoaib Noor is a Researcher, Administrator and Teacher.

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in KAS for preparing exam questions on current aairs
we should know current aairs of how much time before the exam


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Where can i get Old Ncert books in kashmir..
Sir plz intimate me soon

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u can nd in ur village or town it is a easy way to collect them


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R/sir How many pecentage in graduation required for kashmir administrative
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u must be graduate ,,that is enough !


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Sir i m d studnt of bsc ist year Nd my subjts are zool chem nd biotech may i
take chem nd zoolgy subts for kas


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asalamalikum sir i m student of BG 2nd year and my subjects r pol science
sociology and comp i prepare 4 kas exam plz guide me.

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A/s sir g i m a student of B.A part 3rd sir my subjects r political economic Urdu
and English , which subject i can choose for preliminary and main examination
plz guide me how i can prepare for KAS exam and what is the procedure
,pattern for exam plz plz plz


pls tell me the number of attempts in kashmir administrative service exam
thank you


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What are the additional (optional) subjects in commerce for kas.


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asalamu alykum sir .Im student of bsc ist year. what I have to do for preparing
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I Prepeare K A S examintion how can i preoeare this exam please guide
me sir

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Huge vacancies are comming up in jpsc for kas


R/sir m the student of sem 5 i want to clear kas exam .. mi sub. are
zoology botany nd chem.. so how .. I can prepare for kas .??which books
shall i use ? .. plz sir tell me .


I had already gone twice with the change in optionals
At rst I went with the Geography as optional although it was not my Subject.
2nd time I opted sociology

But the results were same not qualifying just circling around 50% in both

What is the basic requirement n strategy do plz mention


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sir asalamualykum i am a p.g student sir my subjects are
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which author poltical book we best prepare exam.KAS


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suggest books for zoology as a optional



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