Friday, 8 January 2021

JKPSC KAS 2021 Notification Out : 257 Posts (Prelims Exams in July, 2021)


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JKPSC KAS 2021 for 257 Posts Approved. Read this post for Notification and Important Dates

Big Update: On 8th Jan 2021, JKPSC has released the Short Notice for the conduct of Combined Competitive Preliminary Exam-2021 (KAS). Official Notification will be coming in the 3rd Week of January. Prelims Exams to be held in July, 2021.


If you are from Jammu and Kashmir, and looking for Gazetted posts in Government Departments, then there is no better time than this. And when we talk of Gazetted Jobs in J&K, it's JKPSC that we are referring too. JKPSC is the recruitment agency under J&K Government, that does the recruitment for Gazetted Level Posts in Government Departments. Other than this, the most popular exam conducted by the Commission is JKPSC KAS Exam and In this post, we will discuss each and every detail of Upcoming JKPSC KAS Exam 2021.

In the month of Sept-2020, J&K Government has identified 553 Posts to be filled in various departments through Direct Recruitment by JKPSC. Out of these, we have already informed you about the upcoming 90 Assistant Registrar Posts in the Cooperative Department and other posts will also be notified in due course of time. For more details, you can read our previous post on JKPSC Recruitment 2021

But this is not the Topic of Today's Post. Today, we have some very good news for all of you waiting for the announcement of KAS Exam 2021. You might all be aware that JKPSC has not announced the Notification for KAS Exams in the Last 2 years (2019 & 2020), but 2021 will definitely end this dry spell and soon you will see the KAS Notification in 2021.

 JKSSB Recruitment 2021: (Minimum 50,000 Posts)

In this post, we will discuss the complete details of the Upcoming JKPSC KAS Exam 2021. Applicants willing to apply for this exam must read this post till the end, so that they get to know the details of this Most popular Competitive Exam in J&K.

JKPSC KAS 2021 (Vacancy Details)

JKPSC will soon announce the Official Notification and inviting the Online Application for the KAS Exam through Combined Competitive Examination 2021. As per the sources, there are 257 vacancies that are all set to be forwarded to JKPSC for selection through Direct Recruitment.

Out of these 257 vacancies

  1. 56 Posts for Junior Scale Cadre
  2. 60 for J&K Accounts Service
  3. 141 for J&K Police Service

Here is the Category wise Break-up of these vacancies

Applicants should note that this is the for the first time after the reorganization of State in UT's that vacancies for J&K Administrative services are being notified. In 2019 and 2020 there is no advertisement of vacancies for JKPSC KAS Exam. Last time KAS Notification was announced in 2018 for which the recruitment process was completed in 2021. Now in 2021, there will be fresh vacancies to be filled through JKPSC KAS Exam 2021

When the JKPSC KAS Notification 2021 will be announced?

If you remember, in the past Honorable Lt Governor of J&K has asked the government departments to speed up the recruitment process and refer all the available vacancies to recruitment agencies. On the directions of Lt. Governor, a high-level meeting regarding referral of vacancies for KAS Exam was held last month in the Chamber of Commissioner Secretary General Administration Department (GAD)

In this meeting representatives of various departments, submitted the List of J&K Administrative Services vacancies to GAD which prepared a proposal to refer 257 vacancies. The proposal was recently sent to Lt. Governor, who is learnt to have approved the same for selection.

As per the sources, the Vacancies are likely to be referred to JKPSC in the coming 2-3 Day, and we can expect the Official Advertisement in  1st Or 2nd Week of January 2021.

Finally, on 8th January 2021, JKPSC has announced the Schedule for Conduct of Combined Competitive (Premils) Exams-2021. As per the Official Notice, Advertisement willl be announced in the 3rd Week of January and Prelims Exam is scheduled to be held in July-2021

 What is the Eligibility Criteria?

Applicants willing to appear in the JKPSC KAS Exam must full fill the below-mentioned eligibility conditions

1) Domicile: Applicant should be a Domicile of Jammu and Kashmir, as per the Domicile Rules Issued by MHA on 1st April 2020 and later amended on 3rd April, 2020. 

2) Age-Limit: Applicant must have attained the age of 21 years and maximum age should not exceed 32 years. The cut-off date for determining the age limit is 1st Jan 2021. However, there is relaxation in upper age limit as per the J&K Govt Rules

3) Educational Qualification: Applicant must have a Degree in any Discipline from a recognized University in India OR from a foreign university.

4) No. of Attempts: This is not an examination, where you can appear at unlimited times. Like the UPSC Exam, KAS Exam too has a limitation on the number of attempts. Here is the category-wise listing of attempts for KAS Exam

  • Open Merit: 6 attempts
  • RBA/Social Castes / ALC /PSP: 9 attempts
  • SC/ST: No Limitation


We have made this page to provide updates on the Upcoming KAS 2021 Exam. If you have any queries, you can directly ask us in the comments section below. We shall individually reply to each of the Queries in the comment box.

News Source: This article appears in the Daily Excelsior Dated 24th Dec, 2020 

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  1. Sir what is the maximum age to appear in the kas Exam

    1. You must have Graduate degree u will be eligible for kas recruitment

    2. what about students who are in their final year of graduation? Can they apply too?

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    1. Download the syllabus from here. Available at the bottom. Thanks

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