Thiruvananthapuram: The preliminary test results of the Kerala Administrative Service exam will be announced on August 26.
Kerala Public Service Commission Chairman MK Sakeer made the announcement on Tuesday.
Out of the 3.77 lakh who appeared for Stream 1 of the KAS examination, 3,000 to 4,000 candidates will be shortlisted to the next round.
Out of the 22,000 who appeared for Stream 2 of the exam, 1,500 to 2,000 will be selected for the next round, and around 500 to 750 will be selected from the 1000 candidates who appeared for Stream 3 of the exam.
The dates of the mains examination are yet to be announced.
The preliminary examination for selecting the first KAS batch in the state was conducted on February 22, 2020.
Like the UPSC civil services examinations, KAS examinations also have two parts -- the Preliminary and the Mains. The KAS preliminary test also has two papers as in the UPSC exam. While UPSC allots two hours each for each paper in the Prelims, PSC allots only one and half hours each for the two papers for KAS preliminary examinations.
The Preliminary test is like a screening test with candidates clearing it will become eligible to appear in the Main examination. The main examinations are descriptive and have three papers of 100 marks each. Duration of each paper is two hours. Finally, there will be a face-to-face Interview to judge the mental calibre of the candidates. The interview is for 50 marks. The final selection will be on the basis of the marks of the Mains and the Interview.