JKPSC KAS Preparation Strategy.

JKPSC KAS Preparation Strategy.

JKPSC KAS 2022 Prelims Preparation Strategy

Understand the Exam Pattern

The first step in preparing for JKPSC KAS is to be aware of the exam pattern. The JKPSC KAS selection is based on three stages:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Interview

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.
Paper Questions Marks Duration
General Studies Paper- I 100 200 2 hours
General Studies Paper-II 100 200 2 hours
Total 200 400 4 hours

JKPSC KAS Prelims Preparation Strategy

GS Paper 1

The prelims paper is qualifying in nature and contains 2 papers of 200 marks each. The General studies paper 1 is to test the candidate’s knowledge of current affairs, history, geography polity and topics related to general science and environmental issues and also questions pertaining to J&K from these topics.


Read Newspapers

The best way to prepare for General Studies – Paper 1 is to follow a routine of studying newspapers and going through the current affairs. Also, make sure to go through the editorials and op-ed page of leading English dailies for improving your English skills.

Follow NCERT Books

For subjects like history, geography, economics and polity the best strategy to prepare is by following NCERT textbooks for classes 11 and 12. The NCERT books act as a foundation for the JKPS KAS exam.

Questions from history will be from medieval India, kings and kingdoms, modern history topics like freedom struggle, important leaders, and events. Similarly, questions on geography will include topics such as rivers, mountains, states, railways, airports. Basically, the questions will be based on physical, social and economic geography of India and J&K.

In polity, the expected topics are related to Indian Constitution, Rights and Amendments, Political System and Governance, Various policies, Panchayati Raj etc.

For economics, candidates can refer books of NCERT for Class 11 and 12.

For general science, questions can come from physics, chemistry and biology and here also NCERT books and other reference study materials will prove to be perfect. Once you have covered everything, you will be more confident of performing well in this paper.

GS Paper 2

The GS Paper 2 is of 200 marks and tests a candidate’s ability to solve basic mathematical problems, comprehension, charts, data interpretation, mental ability, logical reasoning, and decision-making skills.

Aspiring candidates can try solving problems related to reasoning, quantitative ability and data interpretation using reference books available for government exams like R.S Aggarwal.

The questions asked in the GS Paper 2 will of Class 10th standard, therefore sufficient practice of problems of such level can help candidates clear the paper easily.

Create a Timetable

The candidates must keep in mind that preparation for any competitive exam begins much before the exam notification and following a timetable is very helpful for any exam preparation. The time table should include a routine and a study timetable, and candidates should allocate equal time to all of the subjects that they must study and stick to the programme.

Sound Knowledge of the Syllabus

Syllabus forms the heart of any exam preparation and candidates must have a thorough idea about the syllabus prescribed by the authority for the examination. Knowing the syllabus is helpful in choosing the books, mock tests and other resources for the exam.

Read and Practice

This step is very important part of the preparation as with proper practice a candidate is able to know strong and weak areas. Identifying the weak areas and working on them by more practice is the key to success in competitive exams.

Clear basics and develop strong foundation

It is impossible for everyone to know everything. Therefore, candidates should follow up their preparation with online videos to clear their basics and develop strong foundation for the subjects.

Time Management skills

The candidates should develop their time management skills for ensuring success in the JKPSC KAS exam. It can be developed by appearing for mock tests.

Practice Previous Year Papers

It is one of the best ways to get acquainted with the exam and also helps the candidate to develop an idea of the questions that can be encountered in the real exam. It is recommended to solve at least 5-10 previous year’s question papers.

Revision holds the Key

Try to revise all the key concepts for the exam, also revise your daily studies in order to form a clear idea about the concepts.

Take Mock Tests

The best way to test your level of preparation is to take mock tests. The scores obtained in the mocks will help you in assessing the preparation. Mock test analysis will also show areas of improvement which can be worked upon to score more in real exam.

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