The constituent body of the Karnataka Public Service Commission has its head office at four districts like Mysore, Gulbarga, Belgaum and Shimoga.
The KPSC’s function is to recruitment of the candidates on the basis of interviews, preliminary exam, main exam and interview, only examination, screening test and interview, examination and interview only.
Most of the appointments are done on preliminary exam, main exam, which he’s given by only eligible candidates and interview of passing candidates only. Candidates should be well prepared for the exams as the questions asked are quite complex and needs candidate to be well versed with the different subjects.
Important Dates For KPSC Exam
Last date for online registration – last week of May 2013
KAS main exam tentative date – June 2013
Eligibility For KPSC Exam 2013
The KPSC has set some eligibility criteria so they can choose the best candidates who are capable of handling the job that is given to them and help in the daily tasks as well.
1. Candidates age limit is provided in the advertisement. The posts may demand candidate who are not less than 18 or 21 and not more than 35 or 45 years of age as many be the posts.
2. Age relaxation is only applied to the candidates in the reserved category and to those who are specially categorized.
3. Candidates should also have educational qualification as needed in the post. Most of the posts require the candidate to have a graduation degree from a recognized university.
4. Physical fitness is also required according to the vacancy in various posts.
Application Form For KPSC
To sit for the KPSC exam, it is necessary for the candidate to apply or register with the KPSC. Candidates have to buy the application form the official website www.kpsc.kar.nic.in and fill the form accurately. Forms filled with incorrect information or left blank will be rejected and candidates will not be able to sit for the exam. There are various other things to be attached to the form like the caste certificate, income certificate, graduation certificate, etc on the date of application.
Application fee of Rs. 300 is to be paid at any branch of the Syndicate bank. However, it is only for the general candidate. The fee for the candidates in the reserved category is Rs. 25/-. Candidates have to be aware of the notifications that are displayed on the official website or in the local leading newspapers.
KPSC Exam Pattern
The KPSC exam is conducted in a three stage process. The first is the preliminary exam, the second is main exam and the third is interviewed. However, not all candidates are elected for the main exam or even the interview. Only a few score well and reach till the interview. All the papers are objective type and come with multiple choices.
The preliminary exam comprises of 2 papers that carry 200 marks each. Each question carries two marks. The duration is about two hours. The subjects are general studies related to current affairs and Humanities. Paper II is comprised of general studies, general science and technology environment and ecology, general mental ability.
The main exam comprises of subjects like Kannada, English, general studies I, general studies II other 4 subjects can be elected out of the 30 subjects provided.