TS Malini tops first stream of maiden KAS exam, rank list out

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Thiruvananthapuram: TS Malini topped the first stream of the maiden Kerala Administrative Service (KAS) examination held by the Public Service Commission.

Akhila Chacko and Anup Kumar topped the second and third streams, respectively.

PSC Chairman MK Sakeer announced the results a short while ago. The results of the KAS preliminary examination were declared in August. Subsequently, the Mains and the interview round were held.

The Kerala Administrative Service will be functional from November 1, coinciding with the Kerala Foundation Day.

The rank list has a validity of one year.

The Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms has identified 105 vacancies. Of this, 90 vacancies will be reported to the PSC. Thirty people from each of the three streams would be appointed in the first batch.

In all, 3190 candidates had qualified to appear for the main examination held in November after qualifying in the preliminary round held on February 22, 2020.

The Main examination comprised three papers in the descriptive format. Each paper was of 2 hours each for a maximum of 100 marks per paper.

The preliminary exam comprised two papers with objective type questions.

As many as 5,76,243 applicants from three streams had applied for the maiden KAS exam held along the lines of the Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

The three streams of KAS recruitment are those made by direct appointment from the public; direct recruitment from among confirmed or approved probationers in any Government Departments; and direct recruitment from among candidates holding Gazetted Officers, Class I, post in the government.


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