Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) has rescheduled the KAS 2016 exam. The Prelims exam was earlier proposed to be held on February 19, 2017, however, the exam date has been shifted to March now. There were reports that JKPSC would conduct the prelims exam on two days, however, the official notification clarifies that the exam will be held on March 12 only.
JKPSC had published the Notification No. PSC/EXM/2016/52 on June 18 for organizing the Combined Competitive Examination (KAS 2016) to fill 277 posts under Administrative Service, Police Service and Accounts Service. The distribution of vacancies goes as 269 posts in Junior Scale of J&K Administrative Service, 2 posts in J&K Police (Gazetted) Service and 6 posts in J&K Accounts (Gazetted) Service. The application process had commenced on June 22 and the preliminary exam was initially scheduled to be held on September 25, but due to disruptive conditions across the State, the application dates were extended with quashing of the prelims exam date.
JKPSC issued a notice on December 14 stating that the KAS 2016 preliminary exam which was earlier scheduled for 19 February will now be held on 12 March. The KAS Prelims 2016 would be conducted in two sessions across Anantnag, Baramulla, Doda, Jammu, Kargil, Leh, Rajouri, Srinagar districts.
The official notice issued under the authority of Shakeel ul Rehman, Secretary & Controller of Examinations, JKPSC also gave the applicants one day chance to deposit the fee, in case someone had not done the same. The applicants can also check the fee status at the official website of Commission and if the fee status is not updated, the same can be checked from the concerned JK Bank Branch.
The Preliminary exam would consist of two papers with total 450 marks. The exam will consist of objective type questions and each paper will be of 2 hours duration. Paper 1 (General Studies) will be of 150 marks, while Paper 2 (Concerned Subject) will be of 300 marks. The candidates will have one subject from Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Geology, Indian History, Law, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Statistics and Zoology.
The selection process consists of preliminary exam, main exam and interview.