Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) is the public service commission of the state of Karnataka which conducts state level civil services examinations for different posts in the state. The exam is conducted to recruit individuals for various posts in different governmental bodies. The official notification regarding the examination is available on the official website of the commission, i.e., www. kpsc.kar.nic.in
KPSC conducts such competitive examinations every year and acts as an advisory body to the government of Karnataka. The details regarding the examination are given below.
|Name of the Exam||Karnataka Administrative Services (KAS)|
|Conducting Body||Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC)|
|Level of the Exam||State Level|
|Frequency of the Exam||Once in a year based on the vacancy|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of the Exam||Offline|
|Number of Stages||Three (Prelims, Mains and Interview)|
|Location of Posting||All over Karnataka|
|Name of the Posts||Deputy Superintendent of Police, Assistant Commissioner, Assistant Labour Commissioner, Tahsildar Grade II, Commercial Tax Officer, Asst Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent of Excise, Assistant Director, Labour Officer|
|Website of the Exam||kpsc.kar.nic.in|
The dates of the KPSC (Karnataka Public Service Commission) exams have not been released yet. The examination dates will be announced on the official website of the paper. However, the tentative dates of the exam are given below:
|KPSC 2020 Exam Events||KPSC 2020 Exam Dates|
|Application begins||Yet to be announced|
|Last date of application||Yet to be announced|
|Last of fee payment||Yet to be announced|
|Date of release of admit card||Yet to be announced|
|Date of Prelims||Yet to be announced|
|Date of release of answer key||Yet to be announced|
|Date of Mains examination||Yet to be announced|
The basic eligibility criteria that are required for the candidates to be eligible for the KPSC (Karnataka Public Service Commission) exam has been given below:
Below are given the steps to be followed in order to apply for the KPSC (Karnataka Public Service Commission) exam:
The admit card will be made available on the official website of the exam a few weeks before the exam date has been scheduled. You can easily find out if you keep a regular tab of the website.
Below are given the steps to download the KPSC (Karnataka Public Service Commission) admit card:
KPSC (Karnataka Public Service Commission) is conducted in different phases. There are three stages of the exam, i.e., Preliminary exam, Mains exam and Interview. To clear the exam, candidates must qualify all these phases to reach the final level of the selection process. Below is given the exam pattern of the KPSC (Karnataka Public Service Commission) exam for the year 2020.
The first stage of clearing the KPSC exam is the Preliminary Examination. A candidate has to appear for the objective test consisting of the Multiple Choice Questions in order to clear the KPSC exam.
|Paper I- (100 MCQs of 2 marks each)||General Studies (National and International)||40|
|Humanities (Indian Constitution, History and Geography of India and Karnataka, Economy)||60|
|Paper II- (100 MCQs of 2 marks each)||General Studies (State)||40|
|Science and Technology, Environment and Ecology||30|
|General Mental Ability (Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, Problem Solving, Data Interpretation)- 10th Standard level||30|
The second stage of the KPSC recruitment process is the Mains Examination. The candidates who clear the Preliminary Examination are called for the Mains Examination. Preliminary Examination is of qualifying nature but marks obtained in Mains Examination are counted for merit.
The final stage of the KPSC recruitment process is the Interview session. The candidates who clear both preliminary and mains examination are called for the final interview.
Below is given the syllabus of the KPSC (Karnataka Public Service Commission) examination.
The detailed KPSC (Karnataka Public Service Commission) syllabus of Prelims Paper 1 is:
The detailed KPSC (Karnataka Public Service Commission) syllabus of Prelims Paper 2 is:
The KPSC (Karnataka Public Service Commission) syllabus for KPSC Mains exam is as follows:
The KPSC syllabus for the General Studies papers in the Main exam is given in the table below:
|Cultural Heritage of India||Decentralization of Power|
|Modern History of India (beginning of the 19th century onwards)||Socio-economic system|
|Kadambas – Hoysalas||Rural social system and Rural dev|
|The Vijaynagar Empire (1336-1799)||Indian Economy|
|Modern Mysore (1799-1947)||India and International Economic Relations|
|Karnataka Freedom movement and Unification (1885-1956)||Development Patterns|
|Post-Independence Karnataka||Planning and Planning Goals|
|Social Change & Movements||Decentralisation|
|Social Change & Modernisation||Rural Dev|
|Political System and Government||Rural Development Initiatives|
|Data Collection Analysis & Interpretation||-|
|Lithosphere, Atmosphere, Hydrosphere||Distribution of Powers (Legislative)|
|Continental physiography and demographic distribution||Unicameral and Bicameral legislatures|
|Indian Physiography||Important Amendments|
|Industrial Planning & Development||Welfare machinery in India|
|Physiographic divisions (Karnataka)||Union and State services|
|Urban land use policy and Urbanisation (Karnataka)||Public and Private Administration|
|Nature of the Indian Constitution||Organisation structure|
|Fundamental Rights||Organisational behaviour and concepts of management|
|Informal and formal organization||Administrative Reforms|
|Management techniques and tools||UN and Specialised agencies|
The syllabus of this paper is given below:
|Basics of Science and Tech||Biotechnology initiatives|
|Space Tech & Science||Animal Husbandry (dairy, fishery and veterinary sciences)|
|Energy Resources||Development policies (Agriculture), programmes and trade|
|Disasters, Pollution and Pests||Hygiene & health|
|Related Perception||Environment Conservation|
|Knowledge society||Natural Resources|
|Rural upliftment and Science & Tech||Biodiversity & Ecosystem|
|Natural Science||Solid Waste Management & Environmental Pollution|
|Agriculture Science||Role of Information Tech in Environment and Human Health|
|Sericulture and Horticulture||State-community-civil society interface|
The syllabus of this paper is given below:
|Ethics – determinants, essence and consequences|
|Ethics in public administration|
|Accountability and ethical governance|
|RTI and concept of public service|
|Impartiality, integrity and non-partisanship|
|Aptitude and foundational values for civil service|
|Emotional intelligence and contribution of social thinkers|
KPSC KAS is a state level examination organized by the Karnataka Public Service Commission to fill the vacancies in the civil services examinations in the state of Karnataka. The positions that are filled through this exam come under the Group A and Group B cadre in the state bureaucracy.
This year, KPSC has announced 7 Grade A and 99 Grade B vacancies. Below are given the details and information regarding the posts filled by this examination:
|Name of the Post||Number Of Vacancies|
|Deputy Superintendent of Police, Interior Department||3|
|Assistant Commissioner of Commercial Taxes, Commercial Tax Department||2|
|Assistant Labour Commissioner, Labour Department||2|
|Tehsildar Grade II, Revenue Department||50|
|Commercial Tax Officer, Commercial Tax Department||7|
|Assistant Superintendent, Department of Prisons||6|
|Deputy Superintendent of Excise, Excise Department||5|
|Assistant Director, Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs||2|
|Assistant Director of Audit of Co-operative Societies, Department of Audit (Co-operative Societies)||14|
|Labour Office, Labour Department||4|
|Assistant Director, Department of Tourism||11|
The selection process for the KPSC (Karnataka Public Service Commission) exam comprises several stages. Below are given certain stages which a candidate has to pass in order to clear the KPSC examination. Below given are the stages that a candidate has to clear to qualify the KPSC examination.
To clear any examination, one must prepare with full focus and dedication throughout the preparation process. A proper preparation strategy along with revision part is necessary to clear any examination. Below are given some important preparation tips to prepare for KPSC examination:
Ques. What is the application fee for the JKPSC examination?
Ans. The application fees of the KPSC examination is INR 500 of general category applicants and INR 250 for reserved category aspirants. The aspirants applying from the PwD category are exempted from payment of fees.
Ques. How many papers are there in the Mains stage of the KPSC exam and what is the duration of each paper?
Ans. There are 9 papers conducted in the Mains stage of the KPSC examination and the duration of each paper is 3 hours.
Ques. How many stages are there in the JKPSC paper?
Ans. KPSC (Karnataka Public Service Commission) exam is conducted in different phases. There are basically three stages of the exam, i.e., Preliminary Examination, Mains Examination and Interview.
Ques. What is the basic educational qualification required to appear for the KPSC exam?
Ans. The educational qualification of the candidates appearing for the exam is that the candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized University.
Ques. How many papers are there in the Mains examination?
Ans. There are 9 papers in the Mains Examination. Out of 9 papers, 2 of them are qualifying in nature while the rest 7 papers are counted for merit.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.