Mistakes to avoid in KPSC KAS Exam 2022- Preparational Guidelines

Karnataka Public Services Commission (KPSC) conducts the recruitment process of Karnataka Administrative Services (KAS) every year. The official notification will be issued on its official website for the KPSC Exam. The candidates should apply before the last date to appear in the examination. Candidates can fill the application form on the official website, where candidates will be required to upload their correct personal information and digital copies of mandatory documents. On payment of application fees, they can submit the application form. 

KPSC KAS Exam 2022 is a state-level examination. The examination is conducted in three stages

1. Preliminary Examination.

2. Mains Examination.

3. Interview

Preparational Guidelines for the KPSC KAS Exam 2022: 

Lakhs of aspirants appear in these competitive examinations, and few can succeed in the examination. The methodology for preparation is always important while you undertake any task. Sometimes minute mistakes can cause a major setback in terms of career enhancements. Candidates should prepare well in advance before the release of notification so that they are well-prepared for the recruitment process. 

Until the commission publishes the examination notification, let’s focus on the mistakes candidates should avoid for the KPSC KAS Exams 2022.

1. Ignorance of syllabus: 

The candidates should make a thorough analysis of the syllabus declared by the commission in its notification. An incomplete observance may lead the candidates in trouble during the examination. Zero or incomplete knowledge of any topic during the examination will lead to failure, thus leading to an opportunity, time, and expenditure loss. 

2. Non-preparation of study plan: 

Candidates need to prepare the study plan for the KAS Exam based on estimated examination dates to make optimum utilization of time. The study plan will enable the candidates to stay on track and allow them to monitor their progress along with the study plan. Any deviation or lagging in syllabus completion will be detected earlier. Thus study plan has immense relevance in exam preparation. 

3. Ignoring the state-related information: 

Candidates often tend to ignore the state-specific information, which is usually the area of focus during the state-specific examinations. They should lay more emphasis on state-related history, geography, politics, economy, and environmental developments to excel during the examination. The syllabus always conveys the direction of knowledge build-up. Less importance to syllabus consideration will put the candidates on the backfoot on this end as well. 

4. Disregarding the significance of Qualifying Papers: 

Candidates are required to obtain at least 35 percent marks to qualify in each Kannada and English language paper. It is essential to put required efforts to qualify these papers. Failure to obtain the qualifying marks will disqualify them from the examination and make them ineligible to appear for the main examination. 

5. Covering in-depth knowledge of important topics: 

The topics that acquire the highest weightage in the examination should be referred to multiple times. Each aspect of such topic should be touched, thus enabling the candidates to answer all types of questions related to such topics with almost confidence. Candidates should refer to notes of various authors related to such subjects and topics to understand the topic more preciously. 

6. Ignoring the importance of revision: 

Understanding the topic and preparing the handwritten notes can be effective in revising the important topics multiple times. It is very important to revise the notes of important topics at frequent intervals to get comfortable with those topics. Failure to revise these topics will confuse them during the KPSC exam


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7. Not appearing for mock test: 

The candidates often, during the preparation, forget or ignore to appear for the mock test. Continuous preparation and zero analysis and testing of preparations can never make a student exam ready unless they have appeared for the mock tests. Mock tests provide the early analysis of exam preparations, required improvements in different areas, and incorporate those improvements in their study plan. Thus ignoring the relevance of exam tests can be a huge blunder on the part of candidates. Mock tests also enable to fight the exam fear to a great extent, thus enabling the students to face the examination with a relaxed mind and confidence. 

8. Referring to new books just before exams: 

Referring to new study material a few days before the examination can make the students uncomfortable. So it is always advisable to refer to the notes which were studied during the preparations. Also, try to avoid referring too many notes to a single topic. This can be stressful during the exams. Students can prepare their notes after referring to different materials that capture the crux of the topic and then refer to them during revision and exams. 

Tips for preparation of KPSC KAS Exam 2022: 

1. Prepare a study plan and daily timetable, enabling you to devote the fixed number of hours daily for study. 

2. Be honest with your efforts and focus on effective and strategic study techniques (Don’t just take a book in the front and ride in your dreams, Make studies more interesting by linking them practically). 

3. Never waste time on topics with whom you are comfortable. Take a quick revision of those topics and jump over the high-weightage topics. This technique will enable you to cover the entire syllabus with confidence. 

4. Give mock tests and solve previous year’s question papers. This will provide you with an idea of the examination question paper pattern. 

5. Manage our time effectively and stay updated with current affairs. 


It is important on the part of candidates to adhere to the guidelines, procedures, and syllabus carefully to qualify for the recruitment process. If you have any other doubts or need clarifications, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

In how many stages is the KAS Exam conducted?

The recruitment process for Karnataka Administrative services takes place in three stages- Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

Is there any negative marking in KAS Prelims Exams?

Yes, there is a 0.25 negative marking for every wrong answer to the question. Therefore candidates should choose the option wisely in an objective-type paper.

How many papers are required to appear in the KPSC exam (Mains)?

The candidates are required to appear in seven papers. Out of which, two are qualifying in nature and five are general papers.

Which department is allotted to the selected candidates after clearing all the stages?

The candidates are allotted the department as per the preference submitted by them in the application form.