KPSC Previous Year Papers - PDF Download

November 20, 2023
kpsc previous year question papers

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Karnataka Public Service Commission, or KPSC, is a state government-run agency that recruits candidates for Karnataka state civil services. The candidates can download PDFs of KPSG previous years’ question papers without hassle from this article.

KPSC conducts the entrance examinations for various posts such as Assistant Director of Town Planning, Assistant Controller & Audit Officer, Motor Vehicle Inspectors, Assistant Engineer/Junior Engineer, Assistant Conservator of Forests, Gazetted Probationers or Karnataka Administrative Services, and First and Second Division Assistants.

KAS or Karnataka Administrative Services or Gazetted Probationers is an exam that thousands of students aspire to qualify for yearly. This article provides the candidates with the download links to the KPSC’s previous years’ question papers for prelim and main examinations. Practicing the mock tests and solving previous years’ official question papers of the KPSC are helpful in exam preparation. Such practice will help candidates analyze the paper pattern and the questions’ difficulty level. The KPSC previous years’ question papers are readily available on the official website of the Karnataka Public Service Commission.

There are three phases—Prelims, Mains, and Personal Interviews—of the KPSC exam. The Prelims syllabus covers general studies and current affairs. It is a multiple choice, questions-based examination. The aspirants who clear the Prelims are allowed to appear in the Mains exam.

The Mains examination is a subjective exam where the deep understanding of the aspirants is evaluated for each subject. There are four general studies papers, along with an optional subject that the candidates need to choose. Both Prelims and Mains syllabus of the KPSC exam cover the higher secondary level syllabus. The main books that can help the candidates prepare well for the KPSC are NCERT books of Class 6 to Class 12.

The last step to clear the KPSC exam is a Personal Interview, where a board of interviewers meets the selected candidates. They ask questions about relevant topics to check a candidate’s knowledge, understanding and confidence.

Here are the PDF download links for the KPSC’s previous years’ question papers.

KPSC’s previous years’ question papers – Prelims

In the table below, aspirants can find the link for the KPSC KAS Prelims exam from 2014 to 2018. Studying these question papers can provide critical tips for adequate preparation for the KPSC exam.

Download the PDFs of the KPSC’s previous years’ question papers – Prelims

YearExam
2017-18Prelims Paper 1
Prelims Paper 2
2015Prelims Paper 1
Prelims Paper 2
2014Prelims Paper 1
Prelims Paper 2

KPSC’s previous years’ question papers – Mains

Mains is a subjective exam, and each paper covers a separate syllabus. Here are the links to the KPSC’s previous years’ question papers for the Mains exam.

Download the PDFs of the KPSC’s previous years’ question papers -Mains

YearExam
2017-18English
Kannada –
Essay –
General Studies 1 –
General Studies 2 –
General Studies 3 –
General Studies 4 –
2015English
Kannada –
Essay –
General Studies 1 –
General Studies 2 –
General Studies 3 –
General Studies 4 –
2014English
Kannada –
Essay –
General Studies 1 –
General Studies 2 –
General Studies 3 –
General Studies 4 –