KPSC Recruitment 2021

What is KPSC 2021? KPSC is an abbreviation for Karnataka Public Service Commission and is a state-level government exam that is conducted every year to recruit several Group A and Group B posts through the GPE (Gazetted Probationers Exam). Any candidate who wishes to serve the country through the Karnataka Administrative Services must give this exam as it is the gateway to the same. Candidates who excel in this exam can also be promoted to IAS levels. The candidates who are interested in the KPSC 2021 and comply with eligibility criteria can read the Notification and Apply Online.

KPSC Exam Dates 2021

The candidates who wish to apply for KPSC 2021 must be very well aware of the tentative dates of KPSC. Knowing the dates beforehand gives the candidate enough time to plan the schedule and prepare for the exam accordingly. 

Starting Date to Apply Online 06/02/2020
Last Date to Apply Online 06/03/2020
Last Date for Payment of Fee 07/03/2020
Date of Kannada Language Exam 09/05/2020 (Changed to 10/05/2020)

KPSC Eligibility Criteria

Before registering for the KPSC 2021, the candidate must be aware of the eligibility criteria for the same.

  1. Age Limit: The minimum age required for KPSC is 21, and the maximum age is 35.
  2. The number of attempts: A candidate can attempt KPSC for a maximum of 5 times (general category. ) OBC candidates can attempt the exam 7 times, and SC/ST categories can attempt the exam as many time as they want (as long as they fall in the age limit)
  3. Qualification: The candidate must hold any (bachelor’s or master’s) degree from a recognized university. 

Various relaxation in age limit based on the category is as given below:

Category Relaxation in criteria Maximum Age
GM 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 candidates 10 years 45 years

KPSC Application Fee

The KPSC 2020 fee can be paid both online and offline. The fee varies for various categories. The fee division is as given below:

For General INR 600+35
For OBC (2A/2B/3A & 3B) INR 300+35
For Ex Military Person INR 50+35
SC/ ST/ Cat1/ PH Nill

Posts Under KPSC 2021

Various positions fall under the KPSC 2021, and their details are as given below: 

Vacancy Details

S. No. Post Name Total
Group A Posts
1 Deputy Superintendent of Police 03
2 Assistant Commissioner 02
3 Assistant Labour Commissioner 02
Group B Posts
4 Tahsildar Grade II 50
5 Commercial Tax Officer 07
6 Assistant Superintendent 06
7 Deputy Superintendent of Excise 05
8 Assistant Director (Food) 02
9 Assistant Director of Audit of Co-operative Societies 14
10 Labour Officer 04
11 Assistant Director (Tourism) 11

Exam Pattern for KPSC 2021

The KPSC is divided into two papers, and each of them consists of 100 marks in prelims. Each question consists of two marks, and ¼ marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. The General Mental Ability questions will be of 10th standard level.

Paper 1:

Paper 1 No of questions Total Marks Exam Duration Negative Marking
  • General Studies
  • Humanities
  • 40
  • 60
  • 80
  • 120
  • 2 hours
  • Yes (1/4 marks deducted for every incorrect answer)

Paper 2:

Paper 2 No of questions Total Marks Exam Duration Negative Marking
  • General Studies related to state
  • Science and Technology, Environment and Ecology
  • General Mental Ability
  • 40
  • 30
  • 30
  • 80
  • 60
  • 60
  • 2 hours
  • Yes (0.25 marks penalty for every incorrect answer)

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