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.
- Age Limit: The minimum age required for KPSC is 21, and the maximum age is 35.
- 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)
- 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:
|S. No.||Post Name||Total|
|Group A Posts|
|1||Deputy Superintendent of Police||03|
|3||Assistant Labour Commissioner||02|
|Group B Posts|
|4||Tahsildar Grade II||50|
|5||Commercial Tax Officer||07|
|7||Deputy Superintendent of Excise||05|
|8||Assistant Director (Food)||02|
|9||Assistant Director of Audit of Co-operative Societies||14|
|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||No of questions||Total Marks||Exam Duration||Negative Marking|
|Paper 2||No of questions||Total Marks||Exam Duration||Negative Marking|