Monday, October 1, 2012

Next Prelims Exam 2013???

I want to make one thing Very clear to all those who repeatedly ask about the Next prelims exam,
KPSC is yet to conduct 2011 mains exam itself, so for the Next Prelims there is still a Long WAIT ...
Keep reading the newspapers for the Exam announcements or visit KPSC official site. Meanwhile i will also post it when it is confirmed officially.

KPSC will give enough time for candidates to prepare thoroughly.Even if the Dates are announced it is subjected to Changes.

So all I want to say is, those who are going to write mains Pls prepare with confidence,you already had and going to have plentyyyy of time in your hands.

Those who are preparing for Next Prelims start your studies, You wont loose much if you prepare from now itself, instead will be more confident to face the exams.












80 comments:

Santosh said...

Thanks, can you recommend books or notes to prepare for 2013 exams.

Anonymous said...

When is KPSC mains (Nov-12 or Dec-12)

ramesh said...

Hello sir,
any idea when will the mains exam be held?

Anonymous said...

last round is money round, so forget abt tat 200 marks if ur not ready to pay. do well in mains and try scoring as much as u can otherwise gone

Anonymous said...

hi can anyone provide info regarding karnataka administrative reforms commission interim report by haranahalli ramaswamy 2001

questions regarding this are asked time and again

Anonymous said...

guys exams from december 15 to jan 6

Raghunandan S said...

Hello,

Timetable for KPSC GP Mains has been published in the KPSC website. Please check. All the very best

Raghunandan S

Nagaraj Hegde said...

will you plz recommend me a book for rural development & co-operation for kas mains?

Ashwini said...

@Nagaraj Hegde,
I have provided the list of books in Rural development books link in left. Pls check it. remember those were the book list i got it from internet, i haven't gone through any of them yet. Once i read i can recommend.

Ashwini said...

Please do not write such comments in public forum, it will cause fear for many, specially to those who are very seriously preparing for exams. Have you yourself given money to anyone? then how o you say that.Just study well... and be honest in your approach.

Anonymous said...

I haven't given money to any one but if you are not a topper in your category u need to pay...n ma cousin brother has paid too..m just highlighting the facts happening in karnataka as a responsible citizen...and every one including you know that we need to pay...:-)

Ashwini said...

You are wrong, I don't know these things, till its personally experienced one should not comment like this... If you tell your Cousin's name next time here, Lokayukta will catch him along with who got the money... and they will book you as well because even after knowing this illegal activity you were quiet... kidding... Concentrate only on studies and be that topper who need not have to pay any one...

Anonymous said...

so what about 2012 main and interview? is it over? or only after 2011 main and interview?pls tell ....

Ashwini said...

Please note that 2011 -12 exam mains is Planned to start from dec 15 this month after that Candidates selected from this will be called for interview. Then u can expect the call for Next prelims. Please read the blog thoroughly and then ask the Questions. thank you

Arjun J said...

Thanks Ashwini for giving gr8 help to aspirants for KAS. Tips, notes & updates you get here wont find elsewhere.

And one more request for all you log on to this blog is that they can too give their notes on topics which are frequent & are likely from exam point of view. They can send it to Ashwini & she can upload the same so that every1 gets benefited.

Thanks for your gr8 support.

Ashwini said...

@Arjun J,

Thank you,I will Upload any information sent by readers related to KAS studies .

Anonymous said...

KAS has negative marking in any of the written test.?

Arjun J said...

Dear Ashwini,

Can you plz update me with which topics to cover under rural development? You have syllabus for all exams like what all to study. Do you have same for KAS too? Please update if same so that it can be very useful.

Ashwini said...

@Arjun,

For KAS syllabus please check the Syllabus page at the top of the blog.
i haven't started studying Rural development yet. once i start i will update with the topics.

Anonymous said...

Hello Ashwini,i tried getting the information with regards to Age limit on the official site of KPSC, however could not find it.
Kindly share the age limit for KAS. Also it would be helpful if you let me know if a correspondence degree holder can apply for the prelims.

Your help is much appreciated.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Age Limit for GM is 35 years, and for some categories it is 38.Degree folder can always apply.

Anonymous said...

Hello, thanks for the age limit informaiton.

"correspondence" degree holder can apply for it? I am sorry i am repeating the question, however want to clarify if degree acquired through correspondence can apply for KAS.

Ashwini said...

U are eligible to write the exam, Please read The Eligibility Page at the top. check Page no 3 and 4

Anonymous said...

Thanks Ashwini.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ashwini,

please suggest the ref book for optional sub Psychology

thanks,
suma

Swathi said...

Hi Ashwini ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR 503 TECHNICAL/BACKLOG
GROUP A & B POSTS published in KPSC website.as i was eagerly waiting for the next prelim exam,i came to know that there is no any post matching to my qualification.i did my Garduation in Commerce(B.Com)but application invited for civil engg and MSw candidates.there is no chance for me, am very disappointed.can u plz suggest me when and wer i can apply.

Regards
Swathi

Ashwini said...

@Swathi,

the one you are saying is not the Civil service posts.
Karnataka Administrative services is different than these.
I am not sure if you are looking for some other exams. Pls read my posts. I have clearly stated that this year exam itself not over...

MUSIC IS LIFE said...

Hi Ashwini,
How far do you think the "Manorama year book" would be useful for national and international current affairs. Please provide your opinion and suggest others books if any.

Best Regards
T V Karthik

Ashwini said...

T V Karthik @ MUSIC IS LIFE,

Please see the detailed explanation under GS books Page at the Top.

ajay said...

I have completed mechanical engineering but i'm not interested to take mechanical engineering subjects so which subjects are suitable to be pls can u guide me...

ajay said...

hi i have completed mechanical engineering...i'm decided to take kas exam but i'm confused abt subjects i'm not interested to take engineering subjects so which subjects are suitable to can u pls guide...

Ashwini said...

Please read Various posts on the blog.

I am KAS Aspirant said...

Hi Ashu,

Thank you very much for creating this blog and sharing your expertise. wish you all the best.

I will be attending 2013 KAS exams for which i am yet to decide which optional subject to chose. since i come from B.E computer branch background none of the optional subjects are related to computers.so i am yet to decide.

From your side, can you please suggest me what are the good authors in english to prepare for prelims. kindly assist.

krishhari said...

hi I am final year BE student (EC),i want to take kas examination....does it become difficult to study non technical subjects as i am a technical student if so can u suggest any good institute for training....

Roopasri said...

Hi I am Roopasri..I want to take 2013-KAS exam..i started reading study materials but i am facing difficulty in current affairs i dont know how to cover all the current affairs..can u suggest me how to cover current affairs..

Chaithra Bs said...

hi im chaitra gowda. i'm interested to write KAS exam bt dnt knw hw d wer to apply plz let me knw wen wil be the 2013 KAS exam

Anonymous said...

KAS 2013 prelims will be held on MAY 26th 2013, a week after UPSC prelims 2013. Notification for KAS 2013 (267 posts) will be issued in February after UPSC notification.

Kick start your preparations for KAS and IAS as well.

Thanks and Regards
VTK

nytik Jain said...

Is there any negative marking in KAS exam??

nytik Jain said...

Is there any negative marking in KAS exam??

Ashwini said...

It might Be there from the Current Prelims onward as The State Cabinet has approved for the same.

Anonymous said...

Yes,
AS per the yesterday's state cabinet meeting, it is decided that there will be negative Marking in the Fore-coming KAS prelims exam-2013.
You can refer today's Newspaper either "The Hindu" or "Prajavani".

CHethan

nytik Jain said...

Hi can anyone suggest best books for KAS Prelims?

nytik Jain said...

Hi can anyone suggest best books for KAS Prelims?

Anonymous said...

hi,
Can i know when the application will be issued for KAS Prelims?

anil said...

hahahaha i seriously dont understand whats wrong with anonymous guys, they always come up with unknown facts like bribe and brastachar etc , may be our country is facing with that problem but always its not the answer i feel, because i saw in 2011 KAS rank holders one women he name is anitha she is a underprivileged bacward caste women but she scored 23rd RANK and she is a Assistant Commisioner you mean to tell she has given bribary to join to civil service,i appologise for ashwini on this public forum to tell all the anonymous or any other candidates who are KAS Aspirants not to spam the wrong messages which is not required for the administration...

Ashwini said...

nowadays am not publishing such messages who come up with things... like...we have to pay money an all... still they keep sending... above one i had to publish to say that these things actually don't exist....but Many still send such negative messages as anonymous users...

Anonymous said...

when is the 2013 KAS prelims

Anonymous said...

is it purposefully that you people ask such questions even after clarifying... Why dont you take sometime in looking around... Pls yaar Bhavanaon ko samjo yaar...

Akash B C said...

Any updates on KAS Prelims Exam 2013??. Any change in KAS mains syllabus like IAS

Anonymous said...

so for no update about kas 2013. nobody is having any idea. it should hav come in feb itself. it may bcoz of art 371 0r was waiting 4 upsc syllabus change. wait 4 some more time 4 latest........

vishal jamakhandi said...

hi i am vishal.i want to attend the kas exam .so how i m going to prepare??.please suggest

Anonymous said...

hai any update about next notification..... tell me yaar

Anonymous said...

It may be on 24 march

Anonymous said...

May be 24 march

Anonymous said...

May be 24 march

Anonymous said...

Is it sure?

Anonymous said...

yakappa hegee heltera march 24 banuvara . pls post truth

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to declare noticification. In election code of conduct

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to declare noticification. In election code of conduct

Anonymous said...

yes see prajavani news paper dated 23'rd march, page no-6

Anonymous said...

yes see march 23 prajavani news paper page 6

Anonymous said...

hi,

what is there in prajavani pls let us know.i try to find a copy but unable pls let us know about that report

tnx

Anonymous said...

kpsc is an independent & constitional body, model code of conduct does not apply to it. may issue notification before elections. problem is kpsc syllabus, as they themselves are not clear abt it.

Anonymous said...

I think notifications will be after election

Anonymous said...

Hi Ashwini,

Your effort is helping a lot of KAS aspirants like me. Hats of to you.

I saw the cut off percentage for mains exam in KPSC website - Can you please help me with a clarification

The cut off marks for GM - 939.50 but for GM/K(Kannada medium)-997
The cut off marks for 2A - 844.50 but for 2A/K (Kannada medium)-889.50 and for 2A/R(Rural)-858

The purpose of reservation for kannada medium and Rural candidates is to help them so that they can qualify even if they get few marks less when compared to the regular candidates. But according to above cut off GM kannada medium student cannot quaify if he has scored 939 or even 996.50. But a regular GM candidate living in city can qualify even if he has scored only 939.50

Same way 2A Rural candidate cannot qualify even if he has scored 844 or even 857.50. But a regular 2A candidate living in city can qualify even if he has scored only 844.50

This is injustice right? Then what is the purpose of having reservation?

Can you please explain me how they have arrived at these cut off percentage.It will be helpfull if you can also explain the whole process after Interview and seclection of vacant post by candiddates, how the reservations are considered while candidates selecty posts etc.

Anybody in this forum please help me if you know about this process

Ashwini said...

this is just as per my understanding
Note: All numbers mentioned here are imaginary and just for sake of understanding.
If the total no of posts are some 350 then it will be divided between the Various categories like GM rural kannada OBC etc etc...
The ratio of persons to be called for interview is based on this Reservation to various categories.

Suppose the required no of Rural kannada candidates is some 30 then if the interview ratio is 1:3 then some 90 people of Kannada rural Candidates has to be called for interview. so If there are more than 90 candidates who scored above the marks you have specified... and less people from English might have scored more than 950 or so ... it may not be injustice...
Hence check how many students from kannada medium are called for interview on this basis... if its otherwise then we can tell injustice been done ... I hope my understanding is correct... Others if you have some other explanation pls do share....

Anonymous said...

I understood your concept..but if that concepet is true then RESERVATION is only luck based.

The actual cut off marks(published in KPSC website) for GM is 939.50 but for GM/K(Kannada medium) it is 997.

Lets say a GM/K candidate has scored 996. Then will he not get a chance to attend interview?

or will they consider him under GM category and allow him to attend interview as the cutoff for GM is 939.50.


Ashwini said...

As i said check how many kannada Medium GM candidates have scored above 997, Can you imagine that if that had happened to the GM English medium guys??? I don't know if kpsc is using some other technique in calling people for interview. If our understanding is right(calculating no of people called for interview), then injustice can happen to any group ,it is when we or our group don't get an opportunity we get hurt, otherwise its the same kind of problem that every group is facing, we should be open minded enough to analyse each one's problem,... and like you said it might be just luck that should save one.
I understand everything you said, but is there anything we can do about this...I can say that there are a lot of things in the world which are not fair enough to satisfy every one's needs... so many things are not in our hands... but one thing we can still do is try try till we reach the goal... stop analyzing the results (if its going no where) concentrate on next Level...

Ashwini said...

or will they consider him under GM category and allow him to attend interview as the cutoff for GM is 939.50

Sorry ,I am not sure about this...

Anonymous said...

pls tell me wheather article 371j is applicabale to kas(group B) or not. pls verify it from D.P.R before posting. when is the next notification. pls pls let me know..............

Baza Waz said...

KPSC still strugling to come up with solid rules and guidelines, this might be causing lot of irregularities and misconception among the aspirants.
I personally met some of 2006 batch friends they expressed these views how they struggled to get through all these
May be they can just copy the UPSC guidelines for conducting the exams and selection process to bring more transparency on selection for various posts.

Anonymous said...

Can u suggest me the detailed syllabus for KAS Prelims and suggest any good book for the same....,

Anonymous said...

The pattern of the competitive examinations conducted by the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) is all set undergo a sea change after a long gap of four decades.

A sub-committee constituted by the Commission is likely to table its report recommending the new system in a couple of weeks and gazette notification is expected by January next year.

Transparency

The new structure aims to put an end to unnecessary delay in completing recruitment process, reduce scope for political intervention in government appointments, bring in more transparency, introduce corporate work culture and enable candidates to equip themselves with latest administrative skills such as e-governance.

The proposed structure comprises limited number of subjects, negative marking system and restricted ratio for mains and interviews. It eliminates optional subject system (at present there are 30 subjects) and will have five papers, all compulsory.

Prelims & Mains

There will be one paper in the preliminary round with 150 questions, each carrying two marks. Half a mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

The main examination comprises five compulsory papers in three categories – Essay, Humanities and Science. Excluding the Essay paper, other will have 20 units dealing with varied issues instead of specific issues. The units in the papers are such that candidate of any background will find it comfortable to study and answer.

There will be 40 questions in the examination, two from each unit. But, it is compulsory to answer questions from all 20 units. Each paper will be for 200 marks, each question carrying 10 marks. Limited number of answer sheets will be given to candidates for answering within the given space. Three different evaluators will evaluate answer scripts.

Another feature is change in the ratio for mains and interview. Instead of the 1:20 from prelims to mains, it will be 1:5 and instead of 1:5 from mains to interview it will be 1:3.

The Commission is planning to invite applications for several posts early next year and candidates will have to follow the new structure.

Ashwini said...

Please read various posts on the blog.

chethan said...

hi ,

do i kno when is next KAS prelims exam ??

Ashwini said...

Chethan,

It will be notified in coming days by KPSC on their web site and widely published in news papers.

Anonymous said...

can any one tell when is d next kas notification pls.......

Anonymous said...

any update on KAS-2013 prelims??

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Anonymous said...

Hi..may i know when is the next KAS prelims exam might be and which book must be reffered for the exam?