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JKPSC KAS Exam 2022

JKPSC KAS 2022 recruitment has been released by Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) on its official website on 19th April 2022. As per the official JKPSC KAS notification, a total of 220 vacancies have been released for posts of J & K Administrative Service(Junior Scale), Police Service, and Accounts Service. JKPSC is also known as the Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) or the JKPSC KAS. The online application is open for candidates from 25th April to 7th June 2022.

JKPSC KAS 2022 Exam - Overview

Name of the ExamCombined Services Competitive Exam (CCE) or JKPSC KAS exam
Conducting BodyJammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission- JKPSC
Level of the ExamState Level
Frequency of the ExamOnce in a year, based on the vacancy
Mode of the ExamOffline
JKPSC Exam CentresSrinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Jammu, Doda and, Rajouri

To recruit candidates in Jammu and Kashmir in the following services:

  • Administrative service
  • Police service, and
  • Accounts service of Jammu & Kashmir.
Selection ProcessPrelims, Mains and Interview
PayscaleLevel 8 ( Rs.47600 - 151100)
Official Website of JKPSChttp://jkpsc.nic.in/

JKSPC KAS 2022 Exam - Important Dates

JKPSC KAS 2022 EventsDates
JKPSC KAS 2022 Official Notification Release Date19th April 2022
JKPSC KAS Online Application Start date25th April 2022
JKPSC KAS Last Date to Apply7th June 2022 (11:59 pm)
Dates to edit JKPSC application form8th to 10th June 2022
JKPSC KAS Prelims Admit Card Release Date 202215th July 2022
JKPSC KAS Prelims Exam Date 202231st July 2022 (tentative)
Provisional JKPSC KAS Answer Key 2022 To be announced
KAS Prelims Answer Key Challenge Window To be announced
JKPSC Prelims Result 2022 To be announced
JKPSC Mains Exam Date 202228th October 2022 (Tentative)

JKPSC KAS 2022 - Eligibility Criteria

There are several factors which determine the eligibility criteria for the JKPSC KAS Exam 2022 and are as follows

  • Age
  • Educational Qualification
  • Domicile
  • Physical Standards


The age limit for the JKPSC KAS 2022 Recruitment as on 1.1.2022 is as follows.

CategoryAge Limit
Open Merit Rank32
Reserved Category and in-service candidates34
Physically Challenged candidates35

Educational Qualification

  • Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university in India or a foreign university declared by the Government in consultation with the Commission to be equivalent to a degree from a recognized university.
  • For candidates appearing Bachelor's degree examination in 2022, they must provide proof that they have fully appeared for the said examination on or before the last date of filling the JKPSC Application form 2022 i.e 15th May 2022.


The candidate must be a domicile of UT of J&K.

Physical Standards

The Physical standards criteria are applicable for the candidates who are willing to join the J & K Police Services. The details are as follows:

Body MeasurementsFor MalesFor Females
Height165 cm150 cm
Chest Girth (min)84 cm79 cm
Expansion5 cm5 cm

JKPSC KAS 2022 - Vacancy

JKPSC KAS has announced a total of 220 vacancies in the official notification which are as follows:

J & K Administrative Service100
J & K Police Service50
J & K Accounts Service70

JKPSC KAS Selection Process

The selection process for JKPSC KAS 2022 is completed in three stages

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Interview (Personality Test)

JKPSC KAS 2022 - Exam Pattern

JKPSC KAS exam has three stages, therefore, the exam pattern for each stage varies with one another. You can check out the JKPSC exam pattern for the Prelims & Mains exam below.

JKPSC KAS Prelims Exam Pattern

JKPSC Prelims Exam is the first stage for the JKPSC selection process. Candidates securing minimum cutoff marks in the Prelims Exam of JKPSC KAS 2022 will be called to appear for the Mains Exam. The JKPSC KAS Prelims Exam will have two papers: General Studies Paper- I and General Studies Paper-II.

  • The JKPSC Prelims Exam comprises of 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) each for Paper 1 and 2.
  • Both the JKPSC Prelims Papers will be of 200 marks each.
  • For each incorrect answer in the JKPSC Prelims Exam, there is a penalty of 0.33 marks.
  • It is compulsory to score at least 33% in General Studies Paper-II.
General Studies Paper- I 1002002 hours
General Studies Paper-II1002002 hours
Total2004004 hours

JKPSC Mains Exam Pattern

The candidates who obtain the cutoff marks in the JKPSC CCE Prelims Exam will be called to appear for the JKPSC Mains Exam. The qualified candidates of the Prelims Exam will be issued an application form that they will have to fill up within the required time decided by the Commission.

  • The JKPSC Mains Exam shall comprise of a written examination and a personality test.
  • The JKPSC Mains Exam has eight (8) papers of conventional essay type.
  • Out of the eight mains paper, English Paper is qualifying in nature.
  • Candidates who will obtain the cutoff marks in the JKPSC Mains Exam will be called to appear for the Personality Test for Interview.
  • The JKPSC Interview shall be of 250 marks
Paper No.Paper NameMarks
1English300 (Qualifying Only)
3General Studies I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)250
4General Studies II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)250
5General Studies –III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)250
6General Studies –IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)250
7Optional Subject Paper I250
8Optional Subject Paper II250
 JKPSC Personality Test (Interview)250

JKPSC KAS 2022 - Syllabus

The syllabus for JKPSC KAS Prelims and Mains exam is as follows

JKPSC KAS Prelims Syllabus

Paper 1

  • Questions based on Jammu and Kashmir such as its history, polity, economy, major events, art, culture, etc.
  • General Science
  • General issues on Environmental ecology
  • Events of national and international importance
  • Indian Polity, Indian Constitution and amendments to it
  • Indian and World Geography
  • Economic and Social Development
  • Current events of National and International importance
  • Bio-diversity and Climate Change

Paper 2

  • Interpersonal skills, including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability;
  • Basic arithmetics and data interpretation ( Class X level)
  • General mental ability;
  • Decision-making and problem-solving
  • Comprehension

JKPSC KAS Mains Syllabus

  • Comprehension of given passages.
  • Precise writing.
  • Usage and vocabulary.
  • Short essays
Paper-iEssay on multiple topics

General studies-i:

  • Indian heritage and culture
  • World history
  • Geography.

General studies-ii:

  • Governance
  • Constitution
  • Polity, social justice
  • International relations.

General studies-iii:

  • Technology
  • Economic development
  • Biodiversity
  • Environment
  • Security
  • Disaster management.

General studies-iv:

  • Ethics
  • Integrity
  • Aptitude.
Paper-viOptional subject paper i
Paper-viiOptional subject paper ii

JKPSC KAS 2022 - How to Apply

The application process for JKPSC KAS is as follows:

Step 1: Visit official website jkpsc.nic.in

Step 2: Go to ‘Recruitment' – ‘Job/ Online Application' – ‘Combined Competitive Preliminary'

Step 3: Register and click on the apply link 

Step 4: Fill application form, submit documents

Step 5: Pay fee and submit form

Step 6: Download application form and take a printout.

JKPSC KAS 2022 - Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
Open Merit RankRs. 1000/-
Reserved Category and in-service candidatesRs. 500/-
Physically Challenged candidatesNil

JKPSC KAS 2022 Exam Centres

The candidates can choose the following exam centres

  • Srinagar
  • Baramulla
  • Anantnag
  • Jammu
  • Doda
  • Rajouri

JKPSC KAS 2022 Salary Structure

The candidates selected in JKPSC KAS 2022 will be paid under the Level 8 of the 7th CPC which is Rs.47600 - 151100.

Exam Date

31st July 2022

Total Vacancies



What is the Application Fee for the JKPSC Exam?

The category wise application fee is given below:
General – INR 1000
Reserved/PHC – INR 500

What is the last date for filling up the JKPSC KAS application? +

The last date to fill up the application form is May 15 2022.

What is the duration for the JKPSC prelim exam? +

The duration of Paper-I and Paper-II is 2 hours each. Therefore, candidates must complete their exams within this time frame.

How many stages are there in JKPSC KAS Exam? +

There are three stages i.e. Prelims, Mains and Interview.

When will the JKPSC KAS Online Application Start? +

The JKPSC KAS application process will start on 25th April 2022.

What is JKPSC KAS 2022 exam eligibility? +

The candidates are required to fulfill the age limit, domicile and qualification. Candidates willing to apply for JKPSC KAS must be a domicile of Jammu and Kashmir, have passed Graduation, and must not be over the age of 32 years.

How many JKPSC KAS vacancy 2022 are available? +

The total number of JKPSC KAS vacancy 2022 is 220.

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