Karnataka Administrative Services (KAS) 2024 Exam: Notification, Vacancies, and Application Process

Karnataka Administrative Services (KAS) 2024 Exam: Notification, Vacancies, and Application Process

The Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) has officially released the notification for the Karnataka Administrative Services (KAS) 2024 Exam. This article provides detailed information about the notification release date, vacancies, eligibility criteria, application process, and exam pattern.

Notification Release and Important Dates

The notification for the Karnataka Administrative Services (KAS) 2024 Exam was officially released by the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) on February 29, 2024. Aspirants interested in applying for Group A or B posts in various departments of the Government of Karnataka should note the following important dates:

Exam NameOrganizationNotification ReleaseApplication Form DateExam Date
KAS 2024KPSCFebruary 29, 2024March 4 to April 3, 2024May 5, 2024


The KPSC KAS 2024 exam offers a total of 384 vacancies, categorized into Group A and Group B posts as follows:

Group A Posts – 159 Vacancies:

Assistant Commissioner40
Assistant Commissioner of Commercial Taxation41
Assistant Director of Treasury Department02
Executive Officer/ Assistant Secretary40
Deputy Superintendent of Police Home Department09
Assistant Director Grade-I20
District Backward Classes Welfare Officer/ Assistant Director/ Principal (PETC)07

Group B Posts – 225 Vacancies:

Thahashildar Grade-II51
Commercial Tax Inspector59
Labour Officer04
Assistant Superintendent03
Regulator of Co-Department Assistant Operative Societies12
Assistant Director of Audit09
Deputy Superintendent of Excise10
Employment Officer03
Assistant Director04
Chief Urban01
Assistant Treasurer46
Assistant Director, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department09
Assistant Director of Tourism Department02
Section Officer, Government of Karnataka Government Secretariat05
Assistant Director (Grade-2), Social Welfare Department07

Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the KPSC KAS 2024 exam, candidates must ensure they meet the following eligibility criteria:

Educational Qualification:

  • Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a UGC recognized University.

Age Limit:

  • The age of candidates should be between 21 to 35 years, with a relaxation of 5 years for reserved candidates.

Application Fee

Candidates applying for the KAS 2024 exam must pay the following application fees:

  • Open Category: ₹600
  • 2(A), 2(B), 3(A), 3(B): ₹300
  • Ex-servicemen: ₹50

Selection Process

The selection process for the KPSC KAS 2024 Exam consists of three stages:

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Interview

Exam Pattern


  • Mode: Offline
  • Duration: 2 hours for each paper
  • Number of Papers: Two (Paper I & II)
  • Question Type: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Medium: English
  • Marking Scheme: Each question carries 2 marks; 0.25 marks deducted for every incorrect answer
  1. Paper I: General Studies (National and International), Humanities (Indian Constitution, History and Geography of India and Karnataka, Economy)
  2. Paper II: General Studies (State), Science and Technology, Environment and Ecology, General Mental Ability (Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, Problem Solving, Data Interpretation) – 10th Standard level


  • Mode: Offline
  • Duration: 3 hours for each paper
  • Number of Papers: Nine (2 qualifying, 4 general, 2 optional)
  • Question Type: Descriptive type questions
  • Total Marks: 1750
  • Medium: English (Language papers will be set in their respective languages)
  1. Qualifying Papers: Essay, General Studies 1, General Studies 2, General Studies 3, General Studies 4, Optional Paper 1, Optional Paper 2


  • Mode: In-person
  • Questions From: Generally cover current affairs and national importance.

How to Apply

To apply for the KPSC KAS 2024 Exam, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official website of the Karnataka Public Service Commission.
  2. Find and click on the option ‘Apply Online – KAS 2024 Exam’.
  3. Fill in the required details such as Name, Email ID, Educational Qualification, etc.
  4. Upload documents with photographs and signatures in the specified format.
  5. Pay the application fee using a debit card, credit card, NET banking, or UPI.
  6. Submit the application form.

By following the steps outlined above, aspirants can successfully apply for the KPSC KAS 2024 Exam and prepare for a career in the administrative services of Karnataka. For further updates and details, stay tuned to the official KPSC website.

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