The KPSC-KAS-Gazetted Probationary exam is conducted in three stages, of which Prelims is the initial stages. In this stage, candidates have to write two papers of 200 marks each. The total examination is for 400 marks. It has General Studies Paper-1 and General Studies Paper-2. Based on the cut-off, candidates are selected in the ratio 1:20 for the mains exam.