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KPSC Exam 2022: Latest News, Date, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

September 8, 2022

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What is KPSC Exam?

KPSC exam is a civil services exam conducted by the Karnataka government to recruit officials for the vacancies in Groups A, B (Gazetted Prohibitions) C, and D. KPSC is also known as the Karnataka Public Service Commission conducts exams for 500 posts every year for the vacancies of assistant engineers, assistant superintendents and assistant directors in different departments like agriculture, health, home, revenue, etc. The KPSC exam is conducted twice a year in three stages as mentioned below:

  1. KPSC Prelims: Objective type exam carrying 200 marks each with 2 hours duration
  2. KPSC Mains: 9 descriptive papers (2 qualifying, 4 general, 2 optional)
  3. KPSC Interview: Personality test with general interview & Viva

About KPSC Exam: Overview

KPSC Exam Overview
Full Form of KPSCKarnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) Exam
Level of ExamState
FrequencyAnnually
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Application FeesRs 100
Exam ModeOffline
Selection CriteriaWritten Test & Interview
Exam DurationPrelims- 2 hrs & Mains – 3 hrs
LanguageEnglish and Kannada
KPSC Official Websitehttp://www.kpsc.kar.nic.in/

What Jobs Come Under KPSC?

KPSC refers to Karnataka Public Service Commission. The commission releases notifications for many jobs posts every year as mentioned below:

  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Assistant Commissioner
  • Assistant Labour Commissioner
  • Tahsildar Grade II
  • Commercial Tax Officer
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Deputy Superintendent of Excise
  • Assistant Director
  • Labour Officer

KPSC Exam Latest News & Updates (2022)

KPSC has recently released a notification dated 26 July 2022 regarding the recruitment of Assistant Statistical Officer in the department of the Directorate of Economics and Statistics. Similarly, another two KPSC exam Recruitment notifications have been released for the post of Assistant Electrical Inspector in Chief Electrical Inspectorate in HK and RPC. 

  • Notification dated 26 July 2022 released regarding the list of selected candidates for the post of Motor Vehicle Inspector in the Department of Transport. Read Notification
  • Final cut-off list for the post of Assistant Controller released for the State Audit and Accounts department. Read Notification

Latest KPSC Recruitment 2022 Notification

  • KPSC has recently released two new notifications regarding available job posts for 2022. These KPSC job posts are headed under the Direct Recruitment type, hence the candidates will be recruited directly under KPSC.

Click here to apply for the KPSC Job Posts

Available KPSC Job Posts 2022

Ad NoPost NameStart DateEnd Date
PSC-1-RTB-2/2022/RPCAssistant Electrical Inspector in Chief Electrical Inspectorate (RPC)25-Jul-2223-Aug-22
PSC-1-RTB-2/2022/HKAssistant Electrical Inspector in Chief Electrical Inspectorate (HK)25-Jul-2223-Aug-22
  • List of candidates who have qualified for the Kannada language examination held on 18 Sep 2021. Read Notification
  • Final list of Art & Drawing teachers at Karnataka Residential Education Institution Society. Read Notification
  • Job positions opened for Pharmacist in the Ayush Department and an additional list of Assistant Scientific officers in the Karnataka Pollution Department. Read Notification
  • Notification dated 25 Jun 2022 released for an additional list of selected candidates released for the position of second division assistant 2017. Read Notification
  • Revised list of selected candidates released for the position of headmaster at Moulana Azad Model Schools. Read Notification
  • Notification dated 24 May 2022 was released for the examination conducted for the post of Assistant Engineer/Junior Engineer in PWD, Assistant/First Division Assistant for the 2019 examination, and Assistant Controller in State Audit & Accounts Department. Read Notification
  • Result declared for Assistant/First Division Assistant for the 2019 KPSC examination. Read Notification
  • Notification released regarding the KPSC exam conducted for the post of Assistant Engineer/Junior Engineer in PWD. Read Notification

KPSC Exams Dates 2022 (SDA & FDA)

The exam dates of every examination conducted by KPSC are released through the notification on the official website of KPSC.  As per recent KPSC recruitment notifications, KPSC FDA & KPSC SDA exams are expected to be held shortly.  

Other KPSC Recruitment Posts & Vacancies (Exam Dates to be Declared)

KPSC Recruitment PostNo of Vacancies
Departmental Exam 2020 II SessionVarious Posts
Group ‘A’ ACF Main Exam24
Gazetted Probationers 2017-18Various Posts
Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF)16
Assistant Controller54
Group-C Non-Technical523
AYUSH Dept Jobs275
PWD Asst Engineer990
Group A & Group B251
Assistant Director21
SDA1279
Gazetted Probationary106
FDA / SDA820
AE & JE925
Professor & Assistant Professor1552

*The above posts were released by KPSC in recent years. All candidates appearing for the above-given examinations are advised to keep checking the KPSC exam dates. All the above-mentioned exam dates will be added once they are released by KPSC.  

Previous Year KPSC Exams Dates (2021)

Exam NameExam Date
Group C (Non-Technical) Adv.No. 01/202004 Dec to 5 Dec 2021
Forest Guard (Physical Test)27 Sep to 1 Oct 2021
Group A, B & C (Technical) – Adv. No. 01/202026 Oct to 30 Oct 2021
Civil Judge (Adv. no. HCRB/CJR 01/2021)30 Sep to 1 Oct 2021
Junior Assistant /SDA (RPC &HK)18 Sep to 19 Sep 2021
Fire Station Officer (Cancelled)29 Aug 2021

For more specific details regarding the exam dates do refer to KPSC Exam Dates.

KPSC Eligibility Criteria 2022

KPSC exam is one of the top government exams in the state of Karnataka. Each candidate applying for the KPSC exam 2022 must be eligible to give the Prelims and Mains examination. Hence, candidates must check the eligibility criteria with respect to educational qualifications, nationality, and age limit.

KPSC Eligibility Criteria: Education Qualification

  • There are a few differences in the educational qualifications as per the post you are applying for, however, possessing a graduate degree is mandatory for every candidate from any recognized or deemed university.
  • Moreover, any candidate pursuing their degree in the final year can apply for the examination as well. But the same is applicable only for the preliminary exams which is the stage 1 exam. Once the candidate is selected for the second stage, i.e., for the main examination, they have to submit their documents along with the degree certificate.
  • Medical students who completed their final year but not their internship are eligible to apply. Such students can produce their final year passing certificate during the mains examination and write the exam. But during the final interview process, all the candidates should submit every document mentioned in the notification of a particular post along with their internship certificate.

KPSC Eligibility Criteria: Nationality

  • Among all these qualifications, nationality is another important aspect of the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) examinations.
  • Therefore, all the candidates who are willing to apply for KPSC must be citizens of India.
  • NRIs are also eligible for these KPSC exams only if they are fluent in the Kannada Language.
  • Candidates from different states can also apply for the KPSC exams recruitment. However, applicants must be proficient with Kannada i.e they must read, write and speak the Kannada language.

KPSC Eligibility Criteria: Age limit

Age limit also plays a huge role in selecting the candidates for any competitive examination. This age limit is similar across different job roles however, the age limit differs according to social categories. Also, the minimum age limit to appear for the KPSC exam is 21 years. Any candidate under 21 years is not eligible to apply for the KPSC recruitment exam.

CategoryAge Limit
General Category35
OBC38
SC/ST/CAT-140
Physically Handicapped/Widows45

Therefore, the relaxation age for the candidates belonging to OBC is 3 years, SC/ST/CAT-1 is 5 years, and for Physically Handicapped/Widow candidates is 10 years.

KPSC Eligibility Criteria: Number of Attempts

Candidates applying for this exam have a specified number of attempts to qualify for the KPSC exam. However, relaxations for the number of attempts differ as per the social categories.

CategoryNumber of attempts
General Category5 Attempts
SC/ST/CAT-1No limit
OBC7 attempts

KPSC Application Fee (2022)

Candidates must apply for any of the KPSC examinations through online mode using the official website of KPSC. All candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the KPSC recruitment exam 2022. The application fee for the KPSC exam differs according to social categories as mentioned below:

CategoryKPSC Application Fees
Unreserved CategoryINR 500/-
SC/ ST/ OBCINR 250/-
PwDExempted

*Candidates can pay the application fee for the KPSC exam using a Debit/Credit Card or Net-banking.

How Can I Apply for KPSC Exam 2022?

  • Visit the official website of KPSC (Karnataka Public Service Commission)
  • Click on ‘Apply Online for Various Notifications’.
  • Now, click on the KPSC recruitment Notification as per your interest.
  • On the right-hand side, you will find a Login Page.
  • Click on ‘New User? Register Here..’.
  • You will receive an ID & password upon successful registration.
  • Login and fill out the application form providing your academic and personal details.
  • Upload the required scanned documents.
  • Pay the exam fee using a Debit/Credit card/Net banking.
  • Review your application thoroughly before paying the fee.
  • Submit the application and save it as a PDF.

*Applicants must also take a print of the KPSC Application form for future use.

KPSC Exam Hall Ticket 2022 (KPSC Admit Card)

The hall ticket for KPSC recruitment 2022 is released a few days or a month before the final examination. All applicants who applied for this exam are required to visit the official KPSC website to download their Admit Card.   

Details mentioned of KPSC Hall Ticket:

  • Candidate name
  • Registration number
  • Date of exam
  • Exam center
  • Duration of exam
  • Timings of exam
  • Instructions for Exam

How to Download KPSC Hall Ticket?

  • Visit the official website of KPSC.
  • Click on KPSC 2022 Hall Ticket/KPSC 2022 Admit Card.
  • Enter your registration number and password.
  • The KPSC Hall Ticket will be displayed on your screen.
  • Now, download your hall ticket and print it out.

KPSC Result: Declaration of KPSC Result 2022

KPSC consequently releases the results after a few months of the exam. Candidates can also check their performance prior to the declaration of the result using the answer key released within a week of the KPSC exam. So, the candidates can check their scores before the results are announced. The announcement of these results is done through notifications which are released on the official website. Furthermore, KPSC results for different stages will be released separately in the form of KPSC notifications. The final merit list of the exam will be declared after the KPSC interview round.

How to Check KPSC Result 2022?

  • Visit the official website of KPSC.
  • Click on ‘KPSC 2022 Results’.
  • Enter the registration no and password.
  • The result for KPSC 2022 will be displayed.
  • Download the KPSC Result 2022 and take a printout.

KPSC 2022 Expected Cut-off

The KPSC cut-off is expected to change from last year and it may depend on a few factors mentioned below:

  • Number of vacancies released by KPSC
  • Number of candidates applying for the vacancy
  • Number of applicants who have cleared the exam
CategoryExpected Cut-off Marks
General185
SC150
ST160
C1170
2A150
3A175
3B172
2B140

KPSC Salary Structure 2022

The Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) releases notifications regarding vacancies,  syllabus, exam dates, application dates,  along with salaries for every post. The salary structure depends upon the type of post the candidate is applying to. Moreover, the salary structure increases as per yearly increments.

KPSC PostSalary
First Division AssistantRs 14,550 to Rs 26,700
Second Division AssistantRs 21,400 to Rs 4,200
TahsildarRs 35,000 to Rs 65,000
Group A OfficerRs 67,000
Group B OfficerRs 55,000
Junior Training OfficerRs 17,650 to Rs 32,000
Headmaster And TeacherRs 33,450 to Rs 62,000

Additional Perks for KPSC Posts:

  • Retirement Holidays
  • Health Insurance
  • Maternity & Paternity Leaves
  • Paid Holidays
  • Professional Development
  • Paid Holidays

KPSC Syllabus 2022

KPSC releases the syllabus for the examinations on its official website. Candidates must prepare the KPSC Syllabus well to clear the prelims as well as mains exams. Therefore, these exams broadly consist of three different parts.

Aptitude test – KPSC Prelims Competitive Exam – KPSC Mains

KPSC Prelims Syllabus 2022

KPSC Prelims Paper I SyllabusKPSC Prelims Paper II Syllabus
Current Affairs: National & InternationalCurrent affairs & current events of Karnataka
Indian History: History of Karnataka & IndiaSchemes of Karnataka State Government
Indian, Karnataka & World GeographyTopics from General Science & Technology
Polity & Indian Economy: Political System & Economic ReformsEcology & Environment: Biodiversity, Climate Change etc
 General Mental Ability: Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning etc

KPSC Mains Exam Syllabus 2022

KPSC Mains Exam Syllabus 2022
EssayNational/International/State/Local issues
General Studies 1Cultural Heritage, Decentralization of Power, Modern History etc
General Studies 2Lithosphere, Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, Distribution of Powers etc
General Studies 3Basics of Science & Tech, Biotechnology, Animal Husbandry etc
General Studies 4Public Administration, Accountability, Ethical Governance, RTI etc

KPSC Mains Optional Exam 2022

KPSC Mains Optional Syllabus 2022
Civil EngineeringZoology
PhysicsBotany
PhilosophySociology
GeographyCommerce
Public AdministrationScience And Fisheries
LawGeology
EconomicsLiterature
Mechanical EngineeringManagement
StatisticsMathematics
Animal Husbandry VeterinaryAgriculture
Political ScienceAnthropology

KPSC Exam Pattern 2022

KPSC conducts three consecutive examinations for the candidates to recruit them for a particular applied post. Therefore, the candidates should qualify for all three phases preliminary, mains exam, and interview/viva.

KPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

KPSC Prelims Exam TypesTopicsMarks
Paper-I (100 MCQs: 2 marks each)General Studies (National & International)40
Humanities (Indian Constitution, History, Geography of India & Karnataka, Economy)60
Paper-II (100 MCQs: 2 marks each)General Studies (State)40
Science & Technology, Environment & Ecology30
General Mental Ability (Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, Problem Solving, Data Interpretation)- 10th Standard level30
  • The first stage of the KPSC exam is the preliminary examination which is divided into two papers.
  • Each paper carries 200 marks with 100 questions of 2 hours of duration.
  • All questions are multiple-choice questions (MCQs)carrying 2 marks each.
  • Each correct answer gets 2 marks, and each wrong answer is marked negatively with a deduction of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Also, the marks obtained in this exam are not considered in the final merit marks. This exam is only to filter non-eligible candidates.

KPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2022

Merit Exams for KPSC Mains
Essay
General Studies 1
General Studies 2
General Studies 3
General Studies 4
Optional Paper 1
Optional Paper 
  • The second phase is the mains exam which is written or descriptive in format.
  • The mains exam has 9 papers in total, 2 out of them are qualifying papers, 4 are general papers, and 2 are optional papers.
  • The total marks for this examination are 1750and each paper has a duration of 3 hours.
  • The examination is conducted in English, however, candidates will have to pass the Kannada language exam as well.
  • KPSC general and optional exams are considered for the final merit. All those who are qualified in the KPSC Mains exam are selected for the final interview round.

Also, read about HR interview questions to prepare for the KPSC Exam.

KPSC Interview/Viva 2022

The final round is the interview round. There is a huge panel of experts who conduct this examination. Therefore, the candidates should be confident and answer all the questions properly to get selected in this round.

Prepare for your KPSC interview by reading this guide about cracking personal interviews easily.

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Frequently Asked Questions About KPSC Exam (FAQs)

Q.1 What is KPSC?

Ans. The Karnataka Public Service Commission also known as KPSC is a recruitment board for the state of Karnataka. It was established five years after Indian Independence i.e., in the year 1951 on the 18th of May. KPSC is headed by a chairman along with a secretary, examination controller, and a few other members. This commission consists of about 16 chairmen and 64 members. The present chairman of this commission is Mr. Shivashankarappa S Sahukarwhile the Secretary is Ms. Sathyavati, and the controller of this examination is Ms. G.R.J. Divya Prabhu.

In addition to that, there are about seven members in the commission who are solely responsible for the recruitment process. The headquarters is located in UDYOG Souda, Ambedkar Veedhi in the capital city of Karnataka, Bengaluru. It is also one of the sister committees of Union Public Service (UPSC). Though UPSC helps in recruiting candidates for civil services from all over the country, KPSC is specified to the Karnataka State. This board recruits candidates by conducting various examinations and interviews for various services.

KPSC Composition

ChairmanSri. Shivashankarappa S. Sahukar
MembersDr. Chandrakant D.Shivakeri
Dr. H Ravikumar
Dr. Ronald Anil Fernandes
Sri. Vijaya Kumar D. Kuchanure
Sri. R.Girish
Prof. Rangaraj
Dr.M.B.Heggannavar
Dr. B.Prabhudev
Dr. Shantha Hosamani
Dr.H.S.Narendra
Sri.H.G.Pavithra
Smt.B.V.Geetha
SecretarySri Suralkar Vikas Kishor, I.A.S.,
Controller of ExaminationsSri. Nalini Atul. I.A.S.,

Q.2 Is the KPSC exam tough?

Ans. The KPSC exam has a difficulty level equivalent to the UPSC examinations. Hence, it is important for KPSC aspirants to prepare well for the examination in advance. Candidates must prepare according to the examination pattern mentioned by KPSC and thoroughly study the syllabus for KPSC Prelims and Mains. Furthermore, one must also prepare well for the interview/viva round as well.

Q.3 Is there an interview in KPSC?

Ans. After successfully clearing the KPSC Preliminary and Mains examination, the candidate must appear for an interview/viva.

  • The jury will consist of KPSC members and subject experts.
  • Candidates shall be selected on the basis of average marks provided by the panelists.
  • The interview will be conducted in a 1:3 ratio. (3 candidates to be interviewed for 1 job post)
  • Candidates will be interviewed for 25 to 30 minutes.

Read about ‘How to introduce yourself during an interview?

Q.4 Can we give KPSC exam after 12th?

Ans. No, the KPSC exam can’t be given straight after completing 12th. Every candidate appearing for the KPSC exam must have completed at least 3 years of graduation from a recognized university or College. Also, the minimum age limit to appear for KPSC is 21 years.

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