Karnataka Police

Karnataka Police Recruitment 2022: Latest News, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

September 8, 2022

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The Karnataka State Police (KSP) Department is a government agency. It handles law enforcement in the state of Karnataka.   This department gets led by the Inspector General and Director-General of Karnataka Police. The department hires over 387 men and women for CPC posts every year. But, the official notification gets published every year on (rec21.ksp-online.in).   This year the department will hire over 9000 applicants for various posts. The official notification got released on 19th Aug 2021. Some applicants want to be government CPCs. They dream of working under the KSP Department. They should stay updated by visiting the official website. Also, the applicants should read the official notification before sitting for the exam. It includes all information about this exam.


Also, almost 250 vacancies are there. They are for Cooks, Barbers, Sweepers, Water Carriers, and Dhobis under this department. For these, the online applications already began on 30th July 2021. But they will end on 30th Aug 2021. So, there is some time for the applicants who want to apply for these posts. The last date for the payment of the application fee is 1st Sept 2021. The applicants have to go to the official website and start filling up the application forms. The online applications for the CPC posts started from 19th Aug 2021. The same day as the day of the official notification got released. But, the last date to submit the online application form is 6th Sept 2021. The candidates can pay the application fee latest by 8th Sept 2021. After that, the submission of the online applications will get closed. Also, the application fees will get closed. There are two ways in which they select the applicants. First of all, the written exam. The second one is the physical exam. Hundreds of aspirants already applied for these posts. They dream of working as police or CPCs in the KSP Department. The exam date will get released may be on Sept 2021. Hence, the candidates must stay updated by visiting the official site every day.


Name of the DepartmentKarnataka State Police
Online Notification Release19th Aug 2021
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Online Applications Submission19th Aug – 6th Sept 2021
Last date for submission of Application fees8th Sept 2021
Selection ProcessWritten Exam and Physical Exam

KSP Exams Notification and News

The official website already published the notification on 19th Aug 2021. All the requirements got released on this notification. Also, this notification holds various necessary information. It includes exam patterns, vacancies, eligibility requirements, application status, etc.   Hence, the applicants should read this notification before appearing for the exam. As a result, it will increase some knowledge of the applicants. They can get an idea about the KSP Exams. This official notification is there below on the official website. But, the exam dates have not yet got mentioned. The student has to give the written exam first. If the student passes the exam, they should pass the physical exam next. After that, the applicant has to clear the Interview round. Then, the Tolerance exam is next. It will lead to the final selection of the students.

No. of the Notification04/Recruitment-04/2021-22
Name of The OrganizationKSP
Type of JobCivil Police Constables (CPCs)
Under which CategoryPolice or Defence Jobs
Total Vacancies387
The release date of the official notification19th Aug 2021
First date for the online application form19th Aug 2021
Last date for the online application form6th Sept 2021
Final date to pay the online application fee8th Sept 2021
Exam datesNot yet mentioned
Posting to the LocationKarnataka
Official Website Names1.     rec21.ksp-online.in 2.     cpcins21.ksponline.co.in

KSP Exams Dates

The exam dates for KSP Exams have not got declared yet. But, the tentative month is Sept 2021. The admit card will get released 10-15 days before the exam. The exam dates will get declared on the official website of the KSP Department. Hence, the students must keep themselves updated. They should visit the official site every day. If the applicant passes this exam, they will get the Physical exam dates. If the applicants get qualified, they will get the important dates. There are dates for the Interview round and Endurance exams. The students will get hired in this way. Also, the exam dates will get mentioned in the most known newspapers of Karnataka. So, the applicants will know about the dates when it will get declared.

KSP ExamsImportant Dates
Date of the notification release19th Aug 2021
Commencement of the online application forms19th Aug 2021
The final date of the online application forms6th Sept 2021
Release date of Prelims Admit Card15 days before the exam date
Prelims Exams dateSept 2021
Release date of Answer KeyNot yet mentioned
Release date of ResultsNot yet mentioned
Release date of Cut-off MarksNot yet mentioned
Mains Exams dateSept 2021
Release date of Answer KeyNot yet mentioned
Release date of ResultsNot yet mentioned
Release date of Cut-off MarksNot yet mentioned
Date of PST ExamsNot yet mentioned
Date of PET ExamsNot yet mentioned

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KSP Exams Application Fee

The application form registration began on 19th Aug 2021. But, the last date for the online application registration is 6th Sept 2021. Also, the applicants have to pay the application fees online latest by 8th Sept 2021. If the applicants do not pay the fees, then the registration will not get completed. Then, the application form will not get submitted. After that, the applicant will not get the admit card. Also, the applicant cannot sit for the exam. Hence, it is compulsory to pay the application fees. Next, the application fees can get paid online mode. They can also get paid offline mode. First of all, in online payment, the applicants can pay through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking. Second of all, in offline mode, the applicants can pay through the SBI Bank Challan. Also, by HDFC Bank Challan/Post Office. Moreover, there are different application fees fixed for various categories and posts. Below is the tabular form for the application fee details.

DesignationsCategoriesApplication fees
CPCs (Both men and women)General/OBC(2A/2B/3A/3B) SC/ST/CAT-011.     400/- 2.     200/-
Cooks, Barbers, Sweepers, Water Carrier, and DhobiGeneral/OBC(2A/2B/3A/3B) SC/ST/CAT-011.     250/- 2.     100/-
Civil Police Sub-Inspector (CPSI) (Both men and women)General/OBC(2A/2B/3A/3B) SC/ST/CAT-011.     500/- 2.     250/-
Scientific Officer (SO)General/OBC(2A/2B/3A/3B) SC/ST/CAT-01As per advertisement

KSP Exams Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications –

This criterion is on the official notification of the KSP Exams. Hence, the applicants must visit the official website. It is to get further information on this detail. These qualifications vary according to different designations.

DesignationsEducational Qualifications
CPCs (Both men and women)PUC/12th Std.(CBSE/ICSE/SSE)/Equivalent Qualification.
Cooks, Barbers, Sweepers, Water Carrier, and Dhobi10th Std.(CBSE/ICSE/SSE)/SSLC/Equivalent Qualification.
CPSI (Both men and women)Any Degree from reputed University by UGC/Equivalent.
AC, SRPC, and BandsmenSSLC(CBSE/ICSE/SSC/State Board/Equivalent/KOS/NIOS) (From National Institute of Open School)
RASIDegree(any)from reputed University by UGC/Equivalent
Jailor and Wardero   Jailor: Bachelor’s Degree/Equivalent o   Warder: SSLC/10th Std./Equivalent
SODegree(Bachelor/Master/M.Tech) from any reputed university. Should have not less than two years of research experience. It should be as a research scholar. It should be in any research institution recognized by the Government (except Photography).

Nationality –

This criterion also gets declared on the official notification. Hence, the applicants must visit the official website to get further information. Nationality also varies according to different designations.

APC1. Must have citizenship of India. 2. Applicable only for male applicants.
CPSI (Both men and women)1. Must have citizenship of India. 2. Applicable only for male applicants. 3. It is for Kannada residents especially. 4. The applicants must be proficient in the Kannada language-both in reading and writing.
CPCs (Both men and women)Must have citizenship of India.
SRPC and BandsmenThe applicant should be an Indian Citizen.

Age limit –

This criterion also gets declared on the official notification of the KSP Exams. Hence, the applicants must visit the official website to get further information. Age limit varies according to different designations and categories.

DesignationsCategoryAge limit
CPCs (Both men and women)General19-31
Cooks, Barbers, Sweepers, Water Carrier, and Dhobi (Min age – 18)General30
CPSI (Both men and women) (Min age – 21)General30
AC, SRPC, and Bandsmen (Min age – 18)General25
Jailor and Warder (Min age – 20) (Max year – 26)General28
RASIGeneralMax Age: 40 Min Age: 21

KSP Exams Vacancies

Every year, lots of applicants sit for this exam. It is to get Government Police posts in Karnataka. But, according to the no. of applicants apply, the no. of vacancies is less. Hence, the aspirants have to work hard. It is to get that deserved position, and the competition gets tough. Below is the tabular form for KSP Exams Vacancies. The no. of vacancies depends upon the designation. The designations that the aspirants wish to apply for so much.

DesignationsNo. of Vacancies
CPCs (Both men and women)387
Cooks+Barbers+Sweepers+Water Carriers+Dhobis81+45+58+13+53=250
CPSI (Both men and women)402
AC, SRPC, and Bandsmen2672+1449
Jailor and Warder662

Vacancies According to the Job Posting Locations

The applicants can get a clear idea about the vacancies by reading the notification. This notification is available on the official website of the KSP Department. Also, there are 4000 vacancies under the KSP department. It is according to the job posting locations.

Job Posting LocationsNo. of Vacancies
Bangalore (District)135
Mysore (Nagara)180
Uttara Kannada130
Bangalore (Nagara)1500
Bangalore Railways70
Hubli- Dharwad200
Dakshina Kannada Mangalore75
Mysore (District)115

KSP Department Salary

There is not much information given on the salary details of the KSP Department. The applicants can get selected for any posts under this department. They will get a good salary according to their position. There are two main advantages to these government police posts. So everyone aspires to become one. First of all, job satisfaction. Second of all, the good amount of salary. The selected applicants will get a handsome pay scale. It is according to the government rules. Also, the income rises according to the promotion and growth of the employees. Although, the salary of each position does not get mentioned on the official website. But, the employees of the KSP department get a pay scale ranging from Rs. 23,500/- to Rs. 47,650/- Also, the applicants get some allowances and benefits with the handsome pay scale. They are :

  1. Dearness Allowance
  2. Travelling Allowance
  3. EPFO (Employee’s Provident Fund Organization)
  4. Transport Allowance
  5. Retirement Pension
  6. Leaves (Sick, Casual, Paternity/Maternity)
  7. House Rent Allowance

Syllabus of KSP Exams

The KSP Exams syllabus is similar for all the posts under the KSP department. But, the actual selection comes from two exams. PST and PET. The syllabus already got published on the official website. Hence, the applicants can download the syllabus PDF from the official website. In this way, the applicants can prepare themselves better for the exam. So, the applicants must download and save the syllabus PDF for future references.

A brief idea about the KSP Recruitment Exams Syllabus:

  1. General Awareness.
  2. Logical Reasoning.
  3. General Mental Ability.
  4. GK.
  5. Numerical Aptitude.
  6. Basic Numeracy and Data Interpretation.
  7. Decision Making and Problem Solving.
  8. Mathematical Ability.
  9. IT and its Application.
  10. Analytical Ability.

KSP Exams Pattern

The KSP Exam consists of two subject papers. First of all, Paper – I contain descriptive-type questions. It includes essays, translations, etc. Second of all, Paper-II contains objective-type questions. MCQ questions with a total of 150 marks. Every wrong answer has 1/4th negative marking on it. Hence, the applicants need to be very careful. It is when attending to the MCQ questions. The exam pattern for KSP Exams is there below in a tabular form.

Exam PapersSubject NamesScoresTiming
Paper – I (Descriptive-type questions)Essay Writing (Eng/Kannada)201.5 hours
Summary Writing (Eng/Kannada)10
Translation (Eng to Kannada and Kannada to Eng)20
Paper-II (MCQ questions)GK Indian Struggle of Independence Hist Sc Literature Current Affairs General Studies Indian Constitution Mental and Policy Education Geog Arts1501.5 hours

For more information about Karnataka Police Exam Pattern and Syllabus click here

KSP Exams Admit Card

The KSP Department publishes the admit card on the official website every year. The admit card gets released 10-15 days before the exam starts. It comes in PDF format. The link for the admit card gets declared on the official notification. Hence, the applicants must click on the link and check for the admit card when it gets released. Then, the applicants must check the details on the admit card. They should check whether they are correct or not.

If the exam details on the admit card are correct, then the applicant must download it. Then, save the admit card PDF for future references. The applicant must download the admit card early to avoid the server rush later on the website. Without the admit card, the applicants cannot sit in the exam. They must take a printout of the admit card. Then, carry it to the exam center to take the exam. The details on the admit card can get incorrect. Then they must contact the official authorities.

For more information about Karnataka Police Admit Card click here

Result for KSP Exams

Every year, the KSP department releases the Exam results. They release it on their official website in PDF format. The applicants must log in by typing their registration no and Password to check the results. Then, the applicant must read the result notification. There, the applicants will find a link for the result option and all the details about it. After that, the applicants must select this link to view the result PDF. There, the applicants must search for their Name and Registration No to see their scores. This PDF should get saved and downloaded by the applicants for future references. The applicants can also take a printout of this result.

For more information about Karnataka Police Result click here

How to apply for KSP Exams?

  1. First of all, the applicants must visit the official website at rec21.ksp-online.in
  2. Second of all, the applicants have to register themselves on the official website. It is by entering their Email ID, phone no., and passcode.
  3. After that, the official website homepage appears on the computer screen. On the homepage, the applicant must search for the “NEWS” section.
  4. Next, the applicant must go to the notification part.
  5. Then, the applicants have to find the “KARNATAKA POLICE RECRUITMENT 2021 NOTIFICATION” PDF. They immediately have to download it.
  6. Next, the applicants must read the notification PDF. It is to understand that whether they are eligible for the exam or not.
  7. The applicants should search for the “APPLY ONLINE” link on the official website. Then, press on the link.
  8. Next, the application form appears on the computer screen.
  9. After that, offline, the applicant must download the application form. Then, fill it up with the correct information. In online, the applicants must fill in the details. The details should get filled with accurate info.
  10. Then, the applicant has to pay the fees online. It can be through various online payment options. In the case of offline, the applicants can pay with a demand draft.
  11. Next, for online, the applicants can click on the “SUBMIT” button. Then, submit the form. The applicants have to download the filled-up application form. Then, print it out for future references.
  12. In offline, the applicants have to attach all the necessary documents. It should get attach along with the filled-up application form and the demand draft. Then, the applicants have to send all these documents by post. The application must get sent to the address mentioned on the official website.

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Q. Is there any necessary update on the KSP Exams date for the Constable position?

No. There is no update on the KSP Exams date for the Constable position so far.

Q. Can the applicants check the syllabus in online mode?

Yes. The applicants can get the syllabus in online mode.

Q. Can the applicants download the admit card much before the exam starts?

Yes. The applicants can get the admit card on the official website. They get that within 10-15 days before the exam begins. Hence, there is plenty of time.

Q. Name the four subjects that are in the KSP Exams syllabus?

Mental Ability, Eng. /Kannada language, GK, and Arithmetic.

Q. When is the KSP Exam starts?

The KSP Exam dates have not got released yet. But, it will get published on Sept 2021 tentatively.

Q. How can an applicant get the KSP Exams Admit card?

The applicant can download the KSP Exams Admit Card from the official website in online mode only. It will not get sent to the address of the applicants by post.

Q. When did the online application registration begin for the KSP Exams?

The online application registration for the KSP Exams began on 19th Aug 2021.

Q. Is a physical exam compulsory for the KSP Exams?

Yes. The physical exam is very much necessary for the KSP Exams.

Q. Can the applicant send the KSP Exams application form by post?

Yes. The applicants can apply for the registration process online. Also, they can do it offline mode.

Q. Is there any negative marking on the KSP written exam?

Yes. There is 1/4th of negative marking applicable. It is for every incorrect answer on the KSP Exams MCQ questions.

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