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JKPSC Syllabus 2024, Exam Pattern For Prelims & Mains

JKPSC Syllabus

The JKPSC KAS syllabus and exam pattern are determined by the JKPSC, the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission. For the written exam, the JKPSC KAS syllabus 2024 PDF is offered and made accessible on the JKPSC website.

JKPSC Syllabus 2024

Knowing the JKPSC Syllabus and Exam pattern will be crucial to your preparation since it will enable you to focus just on the subjects that are relevant to the JKPSC exam. Check the JKPSC Syllabus 2024 in the table given below:

JKPSC Syllabus Prelims

Subject for Prelims Prelims Syllabus
GS – Paper I
  • Indian History and Freedom Struggle Movement;
  • Geography of the world and India
  • Indian Constitution, Governance, and Indian Polity
  • Economy of India
  • Environment and Ecology
  • Science and Technology
  • Current Events of all Issues around National and International Issues
GS – Paper-II
  • English Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability;
  • Decision-making and problem-solving;
  • General Aptitude & Mental Ability

JKPSC Syllabus for Mains

Subject for Mains Mains Syllabus
English Paper
  • English Language – Comprehension Passage Writing,
  • Writing of Precis,
  • Vocabulary and Usage,
  • Short Essays.
Paper I of General Studies Art and Culture: Heritage of India and Culture, Indian Art Forms, Indian Literature and Architecture of India.

History of India – Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, and issues. The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

World History – Industrial Revolution, World War I and II, redrawing of National Boundaries, Colonization and Decolonization, Different Political Philosophies such as Communism, Capitalism, Socialism etc.

Society – Diversity of India. Role of women and women’s organizations, Issues on Population, Poverty and Unemployment, Issues Related to Developmental Urbanization. Globalization and its on Indian society, social empowerment, Communalism, Regionalism & secularism.

Geography – World Physical Geography, Distribution of Natural Resources, Important Geophysical phenomena – Earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, Cyclone etc., geographical features and their location, changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and icecaps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

Paper-II of General Studies
  • Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
  • Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
    Separation of powers between various organs disputes redressal mechanisms and institutions.
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries.
    Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
  • Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
  • Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.
  • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
  • Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
  • Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
  • Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
  • Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e governance-applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
  • Role of civil services in a democracy.
  • India and its neighbourhood- relations.
  • Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
  • Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
  • Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.
Paper III of General Studies Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.

  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • Government Budgeting.
  • Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.
  • Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
  • Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  • Land reforms in India.
  • Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
  • Investment models.
  • Science and technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.
  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
  • Disaster and disaster management.
  • Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
  • Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
  • Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cybersecurity; money-laundering and its prevention.
  • Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.
  • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.
Paper IV -Ethics and Integrity
  • Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; the role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
  • Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
  • Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections.
  • Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world.
  • Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
  • Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
  • Case Studies on above issues.
Subjects of Optional Paper
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Law
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical science
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science & International Relations;
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • Literature of any one of the following languages:
    • Arabic, Dogri, English, Hindi, Kashmiri, Persian, Punjabi, Sanskrit and Urdu.
  • The syllabus for the optional subject will be available in some time.
Interview Stage
  • Mental alertness
  • Critical powers of assimilation
  • Clear and logical exposition
  • Balance of judgement
  • Variety and depth of interest
  • Ability for social cohesion and leadership
  • Intellectual and moral integrity

JKPSC Exam Pattern 2024

The JKPSC KAS exam pattern is divided into 3 parts. The candidates must go through all the 3 parts to be qualified. The three stages of the examination include:

JKPSC Exam Pattern for Prelims

  • Preliminary Examination is objective in Nature.
  • It is of 2 Papers consisting of 200 marks each which is 2 hours.
  • Candidates who clear the Preliminary Examination will be invited for the main examination.
JKPSC Exam Pattern 2024 Prelims
Paper Marks
Paper-I 200
Paper-II 200
Total 400

JKPSC Exam Pattern for Main

  • The main paper is descriptive in Nature which has been discussed below.
  • Candidates must score the minimum qualifying marks to be qualified for the next round of the selection process.
JKPSC Exam Pattern for Mains
Paper Marks
English 300
Paper-I 250
Paper-II 250
Paper-III 250
Paper-IV 250
Paper-V 250
Paper-VI 250
Paper-VII 250
Total 2050

JKPSC Exam Pattern for Interview

Personal Interview is the last round for the selection process of JKPSC. The Candidates who clear the mains examination will be called for the Interview round by the Jammu and Kashmir Commission.


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JKPSC Syllabus FAQs

What is the syllabus of JKPSC exam?

The syllabus for JKPSC Mains for General Studies consists of Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography, Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations of India etc.

How many papers are there in JKPSC?

The Main Examination consists of written examination and a Personality Test (Interview). The written examination will consist of eight (8) papers of conventional essay type out of which one (01) paper will be of qualifying nature

What is the exam pattern of KAS in Jammu and Kashmir?

The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 400 marks as per the detailed syllabus

What is qualifying marks for JKPSC Prelims?

The qualifying mark for the JKPSC Prelims exam is 33%. Candidates must score 33% in both Paper-I and Paper-II.

What is the pay level of JKPSC?

The annual JKPSC AE Salary ranges from INR 6 lakhs to INR 19 lakhs on an average.


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