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KPSC 2023

The Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) is responsible for organizing the State Level Civil Services examinations, which cater to various positions within the state. The upcoming KPSC Exam in 2023 aims to fill vacancies across Groups A, B, C, and D. Typically, the KPSC selection process encompasses three main stages: Prelims, Mains, and Interview, although the specific selection procedures may differ depending on the positions available. This article provides comprehensive information about KPSC 2023, offering candidates all the necessary details they need to know.

KPSC Exam 2023 Overview

KPSC Exam 2023 will be conducted to fill in the vacancies in Groups A, B, C, and D. The KPSC selection process generally includes three stages- Prelims, Mains, and Interview though for various positions, the selection procedure varies. Candidates can check the table given below to get a brief idea about KPSC 2023.

Particulars Details
Full-Form of the Exam Karnataka Public Service Commission Recruitment 2023
Name of the Organization Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC)
Frequency Annually
Exam Level State
Mode of Application Online
Exam Mode Offline
Language English and Kannada
Official Websites kpsc.kar.nic.in

KPSC Notification 2023

The KPSC 2023 notification will be available on the organization’s official website from April 2023 onwards. Exam dates, eligibility requirements, age relaxations, the application process, exam format, and curriculum will be mentioned in the KPSC Notification 2023 PDF. Candidates can check the KPSC 2023 Notification from the link given below.

KPSC 2023 Notification PDF Download! (To be active soon)

KPSC Vacancy 2023

The KPSC 2023 notification will be available on the organization’s official website from September 2023 onwards. Information regarding KPSC Vacancy 2023 will be provided in KPSC Notification 2023. Candidates can check the KPSC Vacancy 2023 from the table given below:

Posts Vacancies (Tentative)
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Interior Dept.
Asst. Commissioner of Commercial Taxes, Commercial Tax Dept.
Asst. Labour Commissioner, Labour Dept.
Tesildar Grade II, Revenue Dept.
Commercial Tax Officer, Commercial Tax Dept.
Asst. Superintendent, Dept. of Prisons
Deputy Superintendent of Excise, Excise Dept.
Labour Officer, Labour Dept.
Asst Director, Dept. of Tourism
Asst. Director, Dept. of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs
Asst. Director of Audit Co-operative Societies, Dept of Audit

KPSC Exam Date 2023

Application for KPSC Exam 2023 will be invited from April 2023 onwards on the official website. KPSC Exam 2023 will be conducted in November 2023(Tentative). Candidates can check the  KPSC Exam Date 2023 along with the other important dates of the exam from the table given below.

Events Dates (Tentative)
Application Form Release Date September 2023 (Tentative)
End Date to apply October 2023 (Tentative)
Admit Card release date November 2023 (Tentative)
Exam Date November 2023 (Tentative)
Result Release Date December 2023

KPSC Exam Pattern 2023

KPSC Exam 2023 will be conducted in three phases:

  • Preliminary
  • KPSC Main
  • Interview Round

To advance to the final round of the selection process, an applicant must pass all phases of the KPSC exam pattern 2023. The prelims and the main sections are required to be qualified to reach the interview section.

KPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2023

The KPSC Prelims exam pattern 2023 is given below:

Particulars Details
Mode of Exam Offline
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
Number of Questions 200 questions
Total Weightage 200 (2 marks each)
Number of Papers 2 (Paper I and Paper II)
Duration of each Exam 2 hours(each)

KPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2023

The KPSC Mains exam pattern is given below:

Paper Duration Marks
English 2 hours 150 (35% Qualifying Criteria)
Kannada 2 hours 150 (35% Qualifying Criteria)
Paper 1- Essay 3 hours 250
Paper 2- General Studies 1 3 hours 250
Paper 3- General Studies 2 3 hours 250
Paper 4- General Studies 3 3 hours 250
Paper 5- General Studies 4 3 hours 250
Paper 6- Optional Paper 1 3 hours 250
Paper 7- Optional Paper 2 3 hours 250

KPSC Syllabus 2023

The Prelims Exam Syllabus for the KPSC Exam 2023 is provided in the table below:

Exam Syllabus
Paper 1
  • General Studies
  • Current Affairs of National & International Importance
  • Indian Polity and Economic
  • Indian History
  • Indian and World Geography
  • Humanities
  • General Studies
  • Current Affairs of State and Local Importance
  • Broad Understanding
  • Environment and Ecology.
  • Understanding of issues on biodiversity, climate change, ecology, and health with no subject specialization.
  • Important State Government Schemes
  • Contemporary issues/developments and implications.
  • General Science & Technology
  • Comprehension

The Mains Exam Syllabus for the KPSC Exam is provided in the table below.

Exam Syllabus
  • Comprehension
  • Precis
  • Usage
  • Vocabulary
  • Short Essay
  • Communication
Paper-2 Kannada
  • Comprehension
  • Precis
  • Usage
  • Vocabulary
  • Short Essay
  • Communication
Paper-3 Essay Two essays in Kannada/ English

  • Essay 1: Topic of National/ International Issues
  • Essay: Topic of State/ Local Issues
Paper-4 General Studies I
  • History and Cultural Heritage of India & Karnataka
  • Cultural Heritage of India
  • Modern History of India (beginning of the 19th century onwards)
  • Kadambas – Hoysalas
  • The Vijaynagar Empire
  • Modern Mysore
  • Karnataka Freedom movement and Unification
  • Political and Social Perspective
  • Post-Independence Karnataka
  • Social Change & Modernisation
  • Political System and Government
  • Decentralization of Power
  • Socio-economic system
Paper-5 General Studies II
  • Overview of the Indian Constitution
  • Nature of the Indian Constitution
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Distribution of Powers (Legislative)
  • Unicameral and Bicameral legislatures
  • Important Amendments
  • Welfare machinery in India
  • Union and State services
  • Public Administration and Management – International Relations
  • Public and Private Administration
  • Organization structure
  • Organizational behavior and concepts of management
  • Informal and formal organization
  • Management techniques and tools
  • Administrative Reforms
  • UN and Specialised agencies
Paper-6 General Studies III
  • Role/ impact of Science & Technology in Indian Development, Information Technology in Public Domain
  • Basics of Science and Tech
  • Space Tech & Science
  • Energy Resources
  • Disasters, Pollution, and Pests
  • Related Perception
  • Knowledge society
  • Rural upliftment and Science & Tech
  • Advancement and Modern Trends in Natural Sciences, Life Sciences, Agricultural Science
  • Sericulture and Horticulture
  • Biotechnology initiatives
  • Animal Husbandry (dairy, fishery and veterinary sciences)
  • Development policies (Agriculture), programs and trade
  • Hygiene & health
General Studies IV.
  • Ethics
  • Determinants, Essence, and Consequences
  • Ethics in public administration
  • Accountability and ethical governance
  • RTI and Concept of public service
  • Human values
  • Integrity
  • Impartiality, Integrity, objectivity, and non-partisanship
  • Aptitude
  • Aptitude and foundational values for civil service
  • Emotional intelligence and contribution of social thinkers
  • Case studies of the above issues.

KPSC Eligibility Criteria 2023

Candidates can check the eligibility criteria for the KPSC Exam 2023:

KPSC Educational Qualification 2023

  • Candidates applying for the KPSC Recruitment Exam 2023 must have completed any degree from a recognized university or institute.
  • Candidates who have written final year exams but are awaiting results are also allowed to apply for the exam. However, the selection process won’t move forward until the degree course has been successfully completed.

KPSC Nationality Criteria 2023

The candidate must be a citizen of India and a domicile of Karnataka State to be eligible to apply for the KPSC recruitment examination 2023.

KPSC Age Criteria 2023

The age range for applicants for the KPSC recruitment exam 2023 is 21 to 35. There will be some age relaxations for candidates in the reserved categories. Candidates from reserved categories may view the age relaxation in the required standards listed below:

Category Relaxation Maximum Age
GN No Relaxation 35 years
SC 5 years 40 years
ST 5 years 40 years
CAT-1 5 years 40 years
2A 3 years 38 years
2B 3 years 38 years
3A 3 years 38 years
3B 3 years 38 years
Ex-MP No. of years in service
PH/Widow aspirant 10 years 45 years

KPSC Application Form 2023

Candidates must complete the online application forms for the exam that will be available on the official websites. Below are the stages to filling out the KPSC application form 2023:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of KPSC: https://www.kpsc.kar.nic.in/
  • Step 2: Candidates can register for KPSC Recruitment 2023 by clicking the link above and providing a valid email address, mobile number, and other necessary information.
  • Step 3: A registration ID and password will be provided to your email and cell number following successful registration.
  • Step 4: Login and finish filling out the application form by providing the relevant personal, academic, and other information.
  • Step 5: Upload the required files, including scanned signatures and photos.
  • Step 6: Pay the exam fee via debit card/credit card or net banking method.
  • Step 7: Recheck the application form carefully before final submission.
  • Step 8: Submit the application form and get a copy of the same for future references

Documents required for KPSC Application Form 2023

Th application form would require the following information:

  • Personal Information
  • Academic Qualifications: High School, Intermediate and Graduation Mark Sheet
  • Correspondence address
  • Upload the passport size photograph and signature with prescriptive specifications

KPSC Application Fees 2023

Candidates from the general category must pay an application cost of INR 500, however, candidates from the SC/ST or OBC castes must pay INR 250, and candidates with disabilities are not required to pay any application fee at all.

KPSC Admit Card 2023

Candidates can download the admit card from the KPSC website. The steps to download the KPSC Admit Card are as follows:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of KPSC: https://www.kpsc.kar.nic.in/
  • Step 2: Click on the “KPSC Recruitment Exam Admit Card” link.
  • Step 3: Enter your login credentials such as your Registration ID and Password.
  • Step 4: Enter the Captcha as shown on the screen
  • Step 5: Click on the “Login” button and your admit card will be available on the page.
  • Step 6: Check the information on the admissions card, then save it to your computer for future use.

KPSC Answer Key 2023

The KPSC answer key will be released after the KPSC exam. KPSC will release the answer key for each stage separately. First, the KPSC Prelims answer key will be declared by the authorities. The KPSC Final answer key will be displayed after the main exam.

KPSC Result 2023

KPSC results 2023 will be available on the official website. After the Interview round is over, the final merit list will be prepared. Candidates can download the KPSC result 2023 by following the steps given below:

  • Step1: Visit the KPSC official website http://kpsc.kar.nic.in/
  • Step2: Click on the “KPSC Recruitment Results” link
  • Step3: Type in your login information, including your Registration ID and Password.
  • Step4: Enter the Captcha as shown on the screen.
  • Step5: Click on the “Login” button and your results will be available on the page.

KPSC Expected Cut-Off 2023

The KPSC Cutoff marks differ from time to time depending on certain factors such as:

  • The number of vacancies in that particular year.
  • The number of candidates applying for the examination
  • The number of applicants clearing the exam.

The expected cutoff marks for the KPSC exam are tabulated below:

Category KPSC Expected Cut-Off
General 185
SC 150
ST 163
C1 168
2A 150
3A 175
3B 172
2B 135

KPSC Salary & Benefits 2023

The salaries of the various KPSC posts are based on the 7th pay commission. They are subjected to increase with yearly increments. Here is the salary for each post:

Post Salary
First Division Assistant INR 14,550 to INR 26,700
Second Division Assistant INR 21,400 to INR 4,200
Tahsildar INR 35,000 to INR 65,000
Group A Officer INR 67,000
Group B Officer INR 55,000
Junior Training Officer INR 17,650 to INR 32,000
Civil Services INR 52,650- INR 97,100
Headmaster And Teacher INR 33,450 to INR 62,000
Assistant Engineer INR 43,100 – INR 83,900

There are several perks and benefits along with less workload. The employees enjoy retirement holidays, health insurance, maternity and paternity leave, job training, paid holidays, and professional development.


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What does KPSC stands for?

KPSC stands for Karnataka Public Service Commission.

Is there any provision of optional papers in KPSC KAS Mains Examination?

No, KPSC KAS Mains exam has only 7 papers(2 qualifying papers+5 Compulsory) – essay/descriptive type (Earlier there were 2 optional papers which are have been scrapped now.)

How old is the Current Syllabus of KPSC KAS?

The current KPSC KAS syllabus is as per the Karnataka Recruitment of Gazette Probationers (Appointment by Competitive Examination), 9th Amendment Rules, 2011.

What is the age limit for applying for KPSC KAS?

The age of the general candidate must be in the range of 21 years to 35 years.

Who appoints members of KPSC?

The Governor of Karnataka

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