Kerala Public Service Commission (Kerala Administrative Services) Exam
Kerala Public Service Commission (Kerala Administrative Services) Exam

Kerala PSC Syllabus 2024: Download Prelims & Mains Syllabus for KAS Recruitment

The Kerala PSC syllabus for the Kerala Administrative Services (KAS) Recruitment exam is released by the Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) on its official website.
Kerala PSC Syllabus 2024

Kerala PSC Syllabus 2024

Kerala PSC Syllabus 2024: The Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) releases the Kerala PSC syllabus on its official website. The syllabus is released for both prelims and mains examinations. Students preparing for the exam must be aware of the syllabus prescribed by the commission. The commission releases the syllabus for the Kerala PSC KAS exam along with the notification. 

The syllabus released by the commission comes in a PDF format containing the topics & subtopics from where questions are asked in the examination. Students must read the syllabus PDF carefully before they start their preparation. The preparation for the Kerala PSC KAS exam must be accompanied by understanding the syllabus & exam pattern and practising the previous year's question papers.

Also Read: Kerala PSC Exam Pattern 2024

The Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) will soon release the syllabus for the Kerala Administrative Services (KAS) Recruitment exam on its official website. This article will be updated with the official syllabus PDF as soon it is available on the website of the commission. 

Kerala PSC KAS Syllabus 2024

The Kerala PSC exam for recruitment under Kerala Administrative Services (KAS) is conducted in three stages: Preliminary, Mains, and Interview. There is some variation in the syllabus of the papers in all three stages. Students should, however, start their preparation as a whole rather than approach each stage separately. A preliminary examination includes two objective papers, whereas a main examination includes three descriptive papers.

Kerala PSC Syllabus 2024: Preliminary Exam

The Kerala PSC preliminary examination is divided into two papers. The Kerala PSC KAS Paper I includes questions from General Studies I, while Paper II includes questions from General Studies II, Language Proficiency in Malayalam/Tamil/Kannada, and Language Proficiency in English. 

The detailed syllabus for the preliminary examination is as follows:

Kerala PSC KAS Exam 2024: Paper 1 Syllabus

History (India & Kerala)

  • Ancient & Medieval Period: (i) Salient features and major landmarks of ancient and medieval India (ii) Art, culture, literature and Architecture (iii) Major Dynasties, their administrative system, social, religious and economic conditions prominent movements
  • Modern Period: (i) Modern Indian History (from the 18th century up to the present) significant events, personalities and issues (ii) India – Struggle for independence (iii) Social and religious reform movements in the 19th and 20th century (iv) India after Independence, Post independent consolidation and reorganisation (v) Independent India and her neighbours. 
  • Kerala History (from 18th century): (i) Pre-Independence socio-political movements. Formation of Kerala State, Political parties, movements, Governments, Landmark legislation and policies. 

History of the World (From Mid 18th Century)

(i) Industrial Revolution (ii) World Wars (iii) Redrawal of National boundaries (iv) Colonialisation and decolonisation, (v) Globalisation (vi) Communism, Capitalism, Socialism – their forms and effects in society. 

Cultural Heritage of Kerala

1) Cultural Heritage of Kerala Art Forms, literature, sculpture, architecture, salient features of society 2) Kerala Tribal culture, Pilgrimage, Tourist places, Folk Culture, Cinema, Theatre 3) History and revolution of Malayalam language and literature. 

Indian Constitution, Public Administration, Political System, Governance, Social Justice and International Relations

1) Indian Constitution and its salient features 2) Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States, Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, function, power and privileges. Issues and challenges pertaining to Federal Structure – Devolution of Power and Finances up to local levels and challenges therein  3) Constitutional Authorities – Powers, Functions and Responsibilities 4) Panchayati Raj, Public Policy and Governance, Impact of L.P.G on Governance 5) Statutory, Regulatory and Quasi-judicial bodies 6) Rights Issues (Human rights, Women rights, SC/ST rights, Child rights, etc.), Important Acts 7) India's Foreign Policy, International Organisations, International Treaties and Forums, their structure and mandate 8) Judiciary in India – Structure and functions, important provisions relating to Emergency and Constitutional amendments, Judicial review, Public Interest Litigation, Land Revenue Laws 9) Fundamental rights, fundamental duties and Directive Principles 10) Principles of Administrative Law.

Reasoning, Mental Ability & Simple Arithmetic

(1) Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability, Number series, Coding–Decoding, problems related to Relations, Shapes and their sub-sections, Venn Diagram, problems based on Clock, Calendar and Age, Simple Arithmetic. 


1) General Geography: Solar system, Motion of Earth, Concept of time, Seasons, Internal structure of the Earth, Major Landforms and their features. Atmosphere – Structure and Composition, elements and factors of Climate, Airmasses and

Fronts, atmospheric disturbances. Oceans: Physical, Chemical and Biological characteristics, Hydrological Disasters, Marine and Continental Resources 2) Physical, Social, and Economic Geography of the World, India and Kerala 3) Geophysical phenomena like Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcanoes, Cyclone, Flood, and Landslides.

Kerala PSC KAS Exam 2024: Paper 2 Syllabus

Candidates can check the Kerala PSC KAS exam syllabus for Paper II in the table below:




Economy & Planning

1) Indian economy on the eve of independence. Indian economy in post-reform period – new economic reforms, NITI Aayog, National Income and Per Capita Income, Sectoral Composition (Output and Employment) – Primary, Secondary and Tertiary. Development under different policy regimes (including Five Year Plans) – Goals, Constraints, Institutions and Policy Framework.

2) Agriculture Sector, Land Reforms in India, Technological change in Agriculture – Major Crops and Cropping patterns in various parts of the Country, Irrigation, Pricing of agriculture inputs and outputs, Agricultural Finance Policy and Marketing, Issues in Food Security and Public Distribution System, Green Revolution, Policies for sustainable agriculture and organic farming.

3) Industrial Policy, Public Sector enterprises and their performance, Growth and pattern of industrialization, Small-scale sector, Productivity in the industrial sector, SEZ and industrialization, foreign investment and competition policy, e-Commerce, Effects of liberalisation on the economy.

Science & Technology

1) Science and Technology: Nature and scope of Science and Technology, Relevance of S&T, National policy on S&T and innovations, Basics of everyday science, Human body, Public Health and Community Medicine, Food and Nutrition, Health Care. Institutes and Organisations in India promoting the integration of S&T and Innovation, their activities and contributions, and the Contribution of Prominent Indian Scientists.

2) ICT: Nature and Scope of ICT, ICT in day today life, ICT and industry, ICT and Governance – various Government schemes promoting the use of ICT, e-Governance Programmes and Services, Netiquettes, Cyber Security concerns – National Cyber Crime Policy. MIS. Artificial Intelligence – benefits and impacts, Robotics.

3) Technology in Space and Defence: Evolution of Indian Space Programme, ISRO – it's activities and achievements, various Satellite Programmes – DRDO-vision, mission and activities. 

Current Events

State, National & International

Language Proficiency (English)

1) Tenses 2) Synonyms 3) Phrasal Verbs 4) Antonyms 5) Error Correction 6) Adjectives 7) Adverbs 8) Reported Speech 9) Active Voice 10) Passive Voice 11) Auxiliary Verb 12) Question Tag 13) Degrees of Comparison 14) Punctuation 15) Idioms and Phrases 16) Simple Compound Complex Sentences 17) Connectives 18) Prepositional Verbs 19) Prepositions 20) Concord 21) Pronouns – 9 types 22) Word Order and Sentence Order. 

Language Proficiency (Malayalam)

1) പദശുദ്ധി 2) വാക്യശുദ്ധി 3) പരിഭാഷ 4) ഒറ്റപദം 5) പരയായം 6)

വിപരീത പദം 7) ൈശൈലിക്ള്‍ പഴഞ്ചൊല്ഞ്ചാല്ലുക്ള്‍ 8) സമാനപദം 9) േചേര്‍ത്തൊല്ത്തെഴുതുക് 10) സ്ത്രീലിംഗം പുല്ലിംഗം 11) വചേനം 12) പിരിൊല്ച്ചെഴുതല്‍ 13)

ഘടക് പദം (വാക്യം േചേര്‍ത്തൊല്ത്തെഴുതുക്) 14) ഭരണഭാഷയുമായി ബന്ധപ്പൊല്പ്പെട്ട് ഒരു ഖണ്ഡിക് നല്കി അതിൊല്ന ആധാരമാക്കി േചോദയങ്ങള്‍ 15) ഔദ്യേദയാഗിക് ഭാഷാ പദാവലി, വിപുലനം, സംഗ്രഹം. 

Language Proficiency (Kannada)

1) Word Purity / Correct Word 2) Correct Sentence 3) Translation 4) One Word / Single Word / One Word Substitution 5) Synonyms 6) Antonyms 7) Idioms and Proverbs 8) Equivalent Word 9) Join the Word 10) Feminine Gender, Masculine Gender 11) Number 12) Sort and Write 13) Add Phrases 14) Comprehension

Language Proficiency (Tamil)

1) Correct Word 2) Correct Structure of Sentence 3) Translation 4) Single Word 5) Synonyms 6) Antonyms / Opposite 7) Phrases and Proverbs 8) Equal Word 9) Join the Word 10) Gender Classification – Feminine, Masculine 11) Singular, Plural 12) Separate 13) Add Phrases 14) Comprehension

Kerala PSC KAS Exam Syllabus PDF (Prelims)

Candidates can download the Kerala PSC syllabus PDF for the preliminary examination from the link below:

Kerala PSC KAS Exam Syllabus PDF (Prelims)

Kerala PSC Syllabus 2024: Mains Examination

Paper I, Paper II, and Paper III comprise the Kerala PSC KAS mains examination. All three papers include questions from General Studies. All of the papers in the Kerala PSC Mains examination follow the same syllabus as the General Studies component of the preliminary exam. The only difference is that the questions in the mains examination are descriptive.

Students can download the Kerala PSC syllabus PDF for the mains examination from the link below:

Kerala PSC KAS Exam Syllabus PDF (Mains)

Kerala PSC Syllabus 2024: Interview

The Interview round is the last stage of the Kerala PSC exam selection process. Candidates who clear the mains examination are called for the interview round. There is no defined syllabus for the interview round. Candidates can refer to the below key points to know what is expected from them during the interview/personality test.

  • Candidates will be judged on the basis of their knowledge of their graduation/postgraduation subject.
  • Candidates will be asked questions from General Studies (Static)
  • Candidates will be judged on the basis of their knowledge of Current Events (State, National & International)
  • The interview panel will also judge the candidate’s ability, confidence, and overall personality.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Kerala PSC Syllabus 2024?

The Kerala PSC syllabus consists of subjects and their topics & subtopics from where questions are asked in the examination.

Who releases the Kerala PSC Syllabus 2024?

The Kerala Public Service Commission releases the Kerala PSC syllabus for both prelims & mains examination on its official website.

Is there any change in the Kerala PSC syllabus 2024?

The latest syllabus for the Kerala PSC exam 2024 has not been yet released. The latest version of the syllabus PDF will be available on this page as soon as it is released by the commission.

What is the Kerala PSC exam pattern for the prelims examination?

The Kerala PSC exam pattern for the preliminary examination is tabulated below:



Question Type


Paper I

General Studies





Paper II

General Studies



.Language Proficiency Malayalam/Tamil/Kannada



Language Proficiency English




How to cover the Kerala PSC KAS syllabus 2024?

The Kerala PSC KAS syllabus is comprehensive. As a result, students must begin their preparation as soon as possible. To learn the fundamentals of any subject, students must study NCERT books or State board books. It is essential to read the newspaper every day and take notes in order to prepare for current events of national and worldwide relevance.