KPSC KAS Mock Tests - Importance
Gauge your subject knowledge
Mock Tests are online tests that closely simulate the actual exams. They are often based on the previous year's question papers, giving you an idea of what to and what not to prepare for. Mock tests are a great way to gauge your subject knowledge as well as practice for the actual test. It helps you to not only prepare for the test but also get familiar with how the test is conducted and how the questions are framed. A mock test can be made in two ways. You can either attempt a sample paper from previous year's question papers, or you can attend Oliveboard's KAS Mock Tests curated by Karnataka's top faculties.
It simultes the experience of attending Real Exams
Mock tests are simulated tests of real exams. The idea is to provide students with an opportunity to practice the exam under exam conditions, so that they can learn to tackle it confidently when the time comes. Mock tests can be designed in different ways and focus on different areas, such as the questions the student might face, the strategy of answering questions, remembering formulas and facts, etc.
Strategy Building and Time Management
The primary benefit of a mock test is that it helps students to prepare well for the exam in terms of time management and strategy. If students practice enough with mock tests, they would be able to solve most questions in the actual test without much difficulty. Ideally, students should start practicing with mock tests at least two months before the exam date.
About KAS Exam
Karnataka Administrative Service (KAS) is the civil service of Karnataka state in India. The Public Service Commission conducts exams to recruit candidates for the service. These young officers recruited by KPSC take up various administrative posts at the district and state levels. At the start, they play the role of Sub Divisional Magistrate and, on promotion, Additional District Magistrates. After promotion to IAS, they take up various key positions at the district level as Deputy Commissioners and also equivalent IAS cadre jobs at the state level.
KAS Exam Pattern
- The first stage is the preliminary examination that consists of two papers, both of which are objective type (MCQs).
- The second stage is the mains. There are 7 papers in all that include descriptive/essay-type questions. Previously there were 2 optional papers; however, they have been eliminated now.
- The final stage is the interview round.
The KAS exam pattern for the preliminary exams can be understood by the following points:
- The exam comprises mainly 2 papers.
- The examination is held through an offline mode.
- Papers 1 and 2 have MCQ-based questions.
- Each correct answer is given 2 marks, and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer.
- Both the papers will be of 200 marks each.