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KPSC 2022: Notification(Out), Application Form(released), Exam Date

Updated On - August 23 2022 by Sajjan Brahma

Kerala Public Service Commission conducts the Kerala state- level civil service exam every year. Through KPSC 2022, candidates will be selected for the various posts in the administrative department. The registration process of the KPSC will take place in an online mode at the official website Graduation in any discipline from the recognised University is the minimum eligibility requirement of the KPSC. The KPSC recruitment process takes place for the post such as officers in various fields, Lecturer, Senior Personal Assistant, Research Officers, etc. Read the article to get the details about the KPSC notification, important dates, eligibility, application and more. 

KPSC Exam Date 2022

The KPSC selection of the candidates is carried out by three processes.  
  1. Prelims Exam: First phase of the exam consists of multiple choice questions. 
  2. Mains Exam: Qualified prelims candidates have to give the exam, Question paper is of descriptive type. 
  3. Interview: Mains appeared candidates will be called for the interview. 
Check  KPSC Dates Here:
Dates (tentative) 


Applications commence from

August 2022

Applications end on
September 2022
Release of Prelims admit card
October 2022
Preliminary Exam date
November 2022
Declaration of Prelims result

To be notified soon

Release of mains admit card

To be notified soon

Mains Exam date

To be notified soon

Declaration of Final result

To be notified soon

KPSC Application Form 2022

Kerala PSC exam application form will take place online. Those who are willing to appear for the KPSC have to follow the given steps: 
  • Visit the official site of KPSC. 
  • Click on “Apply Online For KPSC 2022” against the notified post.
  • Register yourself by entering the details required. 
  •  Login id will be generated. 
  • Use the login id to sign in to the account. . 
  • Log in with the applicant’s login id and click on “Apply Now”.
  • Enter all the details required such as personal, education,etc, and upload the scanned copies of the photograph and signature.
  • Go through the details entered. If information is correct then move forward in the process or make the correction before the final submission. 
  • Pay the application fee through the net banking/debit card or credit card.
  • Download the filled form and take the print for future process. 

Important Things Required To Fill The KPSC Application form Are:

  • Valid Email Id and mobile number. 
  • Scanned copy of the signature, photograph  and other documents required. 
  • Aadhar Card Number
  • Banking Details for the payment of the application fee. 

 KPSC Eligibility Requirement 2022

The eligibility requirement  is the parameter set by the commission to fill the application form. Candidates have to fulfill the criteria in order to fill the form.  Check out the eligibility criteria here:
  • Must be a citizen of India.
  • Must have the domicile of Kerala. 
Educational Qualification
  • Graduated in any discipline from the recognised university. This is the minimum educational requirement. 
  • Candidates must have passed Bachelor’s Degree with 50% aggregate. (45% for the reserved category)
Age Criteria 
  • Candidates must have at least 21 years of age and not more than 30 years of age. (Age relaxation is there as per the Indian Government Norms)
Age Relaxation 
3 years
5 years
5 years
Below poverty line
3 years
Physically disabled
10 years
5 years


KPSC Syllabus 2022

Candidates appearing for the KPSC exam must be aware of the latest syllabus. Look into the syllabus as per the exam i.e prelims and mains exam. 


Paper 1: 
General Studies- 60 Marks 
  • Current affairs/events of national and international importance
  • Indian History and National Movement
  • Science- Inventions and Discoveries
  • Indian and world geography
  • General Politics
  • Economic Scene
  • Financial and Economic News
  • Books & Authors
  • Culture
  • Important Days
  • Awards Honors Etc
Humanities – 60 questions
Paper 2 
  • General Studies (State Importance) – 40 questions
State Current Events
State Government schemes.
  • General Science and Tech. Environment and Ecology – 30 questions
General Science and Technology
Environment and Ecology
  1. Broad understanding as may be expected of a well-educated person
  2. Contemporary issues/developments and implications
  1. Broad understanding of general issues on biodiversity, climate change, ecology, health that do not require a subject specialisation


  • General Mental Ability – 30 questions
  1. Basic numeracy
  2. Data interpretation (data sufficiency, charts, tables, graphs etc.)
  3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  4. Comprehension



Part A: General English  & Kannada (Qualifying Paper)
Paper 1:  General English (Qualifying Paper)
  • Comprehension
  • Precise Writing 
  • Short Essay
  • Usage and Vocabulary 
Paper 2:  Kannada (Qualifying Paper)
  • Comprehension
  • Precise Writing 
  • Short Essay
  • Usage and Vocabulary 
Part B: (Merit Papers)
Paper 1: Essay 
  • Topics will be provided out of which candidates have to select and write it.
Paper 2 : General Studies I 
  • Indian culture and Heritage
  • History and geography of India and the World
  • Cultural Heritage of India (select areas and topics)
  • Modern History of India (beginning of the 19th century onwards)
  • Kadambas – Hoysalas
  • Decentralization of Power
  • Socio-economic system
  • Rural social system and Rural dev
  • Indian Economy
  • India and International Economic Relations
  • Development Patterns
  • Planning and Planning Goals
  • Decentralisation
  • The Vijaynagar Empire (1336-1799)
  • Rural Dev
  • Rural Development Initiatives
  • Data Collection Analysis & Interpretation
  • Modern Mysore (1799-1947)
  • Karnataka Freedom movement and Unification (1885-1956)
  • Post-Independence Karnataka
  • Social Change & Movements
  • Social Change & Modernisation
  • Political System and Government. 
Paper 3: General Studies II 
  • Polity
  • Governance
  • Constitution
  • Social Justice
  • International Relations etc


  • 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 and Private Administration
  • Organisation structure
  • Organisational behaviour and concepts of management
  • Informal and formal organisation
  • Management techniques and tools
  • Administrative Reforms
  • UN and Specialised agencies
  • Lithosphere, Atmosphere, Hydrosphere
  • Continental physiography and demographic distribution
  • Indian Physiography
  • Industrial Planning & Development
  • Physiographic divisions (Karnataka)
  • Urban land use policy and Urbanisation (Karnataka)
Paper 4: General Studies III
  • Biodiversity
  • Technology
  • Environment 
  • Development
  • Disaster management
  • Security  
  • Basics of Science and Tech
  • Space Tech & Science
  • Development policies (Agriculture), programmes and trade
  • Hygiene & health
  • Environment Conservation
  • Natural Resources
  • Biodiversity & Ecosystem
  • Solid Waste Management & Environmental Pollution
  • Role of Information Tech in Environment and Human Health
  • State-community-civil society interface
  • Energy Resources
  • Disasters, Pollution and Pests
  • Related Perception
  • Knowledge society
  • Rural upliftment and Science & Tech
  • Natural Science
  • Agriculture Science
  • Sericulture and Horticulture
  • Biotechnology initiatives
  • Animal Husbandry (dairy, fishery and veterinary sciences)
Paper 5: General Studies IV
  • Integrity 
  • Aptitude 
  • Ethic
  • Ethics – determinants, essence and consequences
  • Ethics in public administration
  • Aptitude and foundational values for civil service
  • Emotional intelligence and contribution of social thinkers.
  • Accountability and ethical governance
  • RTI and concept of public service
  • Human values
  • Impartiality, integrity and non-partisanship
The optional Paper 6 & 7 has been removed. 

Kerala PSC Exam Pattern 

Kerala PSC is held to fill the various state administrative posts. The selection takes place in 3 stages.
  • KPSC Prelims Exam: 
  • KPSC Main Exam
  • Interview

1). KPSC Prelims Exam

  • Questions type: Objective
  • Language of questions: English
  • No. of Papers: 2
  • Duration of each paper: 2 hours
  • Marking scheme: 2 marks for each correct answer and 0.25  marks for each wrong response. 
No. of questions
General Studies-I
2 hrs
General Studies-III, Mental Ability Test, General Science and Environment. 
2 hrs


2). KPSC Main Exam

  • Questions Type: Descriptive
  • Number of Papers: 5
  • Duration of each paper: 3 hours
Qualifying Paper
Paper I
General English  
150  (35% qualifying criteria)
2  hrs
Paper II
Kannada Language
150 (35% qualifying criteria)
2 hrs
Merit List  Paper
Paper 1
Eassy (two essays (Kannada or English)
250 (125 Marks each)
3 hrs
Paper II
General Studies I
3 hrs
Paper III
General Studies II
3 hrs
Paper IV
General Studies III
3 hrs
Paper V
General Studies IV
3 hrs

KPSC Admit Card 2022

The registered candidates can download the KPSC admit card in an online mode. CAndidates have to visit the official site in order to have the admit card. KPSC hall ticket is mandatory for the candidates to carry it on the examination day. Check the process to have the admit card. 
  • Visit the official site of KPSC
  • A home page will appear on the screen
  • Click on the link for the KPSC hall ticket
  • Enter the username/application no. and password.
  • KPSC admit card will appear on the screen in pdf form
  • Download the admit card and take the print for future reference. 

KPSC Previous Years Question Paper 2022

The benefits of solving the previous papers are:
  • Candidates are aware of the types of questions and topics asked in the exam. 
  • Helps the candidates to analyse their weak and strong zones in the subjects. 
  • Boosts the preparation level. 
  • Helps to get an idea about the weightage of the chapters as per the subjects. 

KPSC Result 2022

KPSC results will be out as per the level of the exam. But the final merit list of the selected candidates will be out after the conclusion of the interview. The result contains the scores, name of the candidates and their roll no. One can view the result in the following way:
  • Visit the official site of KPSC
  • Locate and click on the “KPSC Result” link
  • Results will be available in pdf form. 
  • Download the result and go through the details carefully. 

KPSC Overview

Name of the Exam
Karnataka Administrative Services (KAS) 2022
Conducting Authority
Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC)
Application Mode
Name of Posts
Wide Variety of Posts under Group A and Group B Cadre
Exam Mode
Job Type
State Government
Job Location
Official Website

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KERALA PSC Important Dates

Admit card16 Oct - 31 Oct 2021
Form Date23 Oct - 11 Nov 2021

Kerala Public Service Commission Exam Pattern

Paper 1
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Total Marks:


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Multiple Choice Questions

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Form Start Date:

23 Oct 2021

Form End Date:

11 Nov 2021

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