Karnataka Administrative Service (KAS) is the Civil Services of Karnataka state. The Karnataka Public Service Commission conducts exams to recruit candidates for the service. The young officers recruited by KPSC take up various administrative posts at the district and state level. At the start they play the role of Sub Divisional Magistrate and the on promotion as Additional District Magistrates and then on promotion to IAS they take up various key positions at the district level as Deputy Commisioners and also equivalent IAS cadre jobs at the state level.