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Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) Recruitment 2021: Vacancies, Application Form, Admit Card, Result

Updated On - July 05 2021 by Swagota Nandi

Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) Recruitment 2021 will be done for the various posts under the Government offices and its Subordinates in Karnataka. Therefore, the aspirants of the Karnataka State Public Service Commission (PSC) must fill the application form of KPSC. The selection of the candidates will be on the basis of the Karnataka PSC recruitment exam 2021. The advertisement for various Group A, B, C, and D level posts will be available on the official website of KPSC. So, the interested candidates must visit the official website to get all the KPSC Notification and exam dates. Check this article to get more details about the Karnataka Public Service Commission exam dates, application form, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, result, merit list, interview, counselling, etc.

Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) Recruitment Application Form 2021

The application form for various technical and non-technical posts under the state government offices of Karnataka will be advertised on the official website. Candidates can also check the vacancies and number of posts through the KPSC recruitment notification. The job recruitment notification in Karnataka State PSC will also be available in the local newspapers. Therefore, the candidates must be conscious about the notification of the recruitment through the KPSC exam. Karnataka Public Service Commission selects the candidates through the combined level entrance exam. Those applicants who qualify all the levels of the screening process are finally recruited to the eligible post.

Important Dates of KPSC Recruitment 2021

The dates of the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) recruitment exam will be announced along with the advertisement. However, these dates are tentative and are likely to be changed as per the orders of the commission. The tentative dates of KPSC recruitment 2021 are given in the table below:
Dates (Tentative)
Application begins
July 2021
Last date of application
September 2021
Last of fee payment
October 2021
Date of release of admit card
November 2021
Date of Prelims
4th, 5th, 19th December 2021
Date of release of answer key
December 2021
Date of Mains examination
January 2021

KPSC Recruitment 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The Karnataka Public Service Commission lays a few basic eligibility criteria for the applicants. Only those candidates who fulfill the minimum eligibility requirements can take part in the Upcoming KPSC recruitment 2021. Therefore, the candidates must check all the details like age limit, educational qualification, domicile, etc before applying for the KPSC latest recruitment process. The basic eligibility criteria for various posts are given below:
  • Only the Indian National candidates can apply for the KPSC recruitment exam.
  • The age of the applicants must be between 21 to 35 years. However, the relaxation of age is given to candidates belonging to reserved categories.
  • The candidates applying for KPSC must have passed 12th/ Graduation/ PostGraduation from any recognized Board/ Universities, as per the requirement of the posts.

Post-wise Educational Qualifications

Name of the Post
Minimum Education Qualification
Departmental Exam 2020 II Session
Degree, Graduate, B.L, B.Com, LLB
Group 'A' ACF Main Exam
Gazetted Probationers 2017-18
As per the KPSC recruitment norms
Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF)
B.Sc. Forestry
Assistant Controller
As per the KPSC recruitment norms
Group-C Non-Technical
SSLC, PUC, Degree, B.Com, BBM
AYUSH Dept Jobs
Degree, Diploma, BAMS, BUMS, Post Graduate
PWD Asst Engineer
Diploma or Degree in Civil Engineering
Group A & Group B
Graduation, B.E. degree, MBA
Assistant Director
Graduation / BE-B.Tech
12th, Diploma, ITI
Gazetted Probationary
Any Degree
Any Degree
Professor & Assistant Professor
Master's Degree, M.Phil, Ph.D

How to Apply for Karnataka State PSC Recruitment 2021?

The application form of Karnataka Public Service Commission Recruitment exam will be released online on the official website. Therefore, the candidates must apply using the link provided in the latest Notification section. One must read all the instructions before proceeding to fill the online form. For the ease of the candidates we have explained the steps to apply for KPSC recruitment is the following points give below:
  • First of all, the applicants must visit the official website of Karnataka Public Service Commission,
  • On this portal, you must check the latest recruitment notifications. The advertisement of Upcoming KPSC recruitment 2021 will be highlighted in this section. Here, the applicants will have to do their registration using their name, mobile number, email id, and other personal details. After completing the registration, you will have to Login using New User Registration credentials.
  • Once you Log in as a New User you will be redirected to the application form portal. You must fill in all the details required in the online form. The details must be correct and in the same format as prescribed in the advertisement.
  • After filling in all the personal details, you will have to fill in the educational qualification details.
  • Then upload your scanned copy of the photograph and signature. The documents have to be in the same format as prescribed in the form.
  • Once the upload is completed, you will be directed to the fee payment portal. Here, the applicants must pay the application fee using online payment gateways.
  • If the fee payment is successful, you will receive an acknowledgment slip.
  • Take a print of the application form and keep a copy with you for future references.

KPSC Karnataka Admit Card 2021

As the application form process will be completed for all the candidates, the official authorities will issue the hall ticket for the exam. Candidates who have successfully filled the application form can download the Karnataka Public Service Commission admit card from the official website. The admit card of the Karnataka PSC exam will contain details like the name of the exam, post applied for, date and time of exam, venue, things to carry and NOT to carry in the exam hall, and other important instructions for the candidates. It is mandatory for all the candidates to carry a hard copy of the admit card with them on the day of the exam. Without valid identity proof and hall ticket, no candidates will be allowed to sit for the exam.

KPSC Exam Pattern 2021

Karnataka Public Service Commission recruitment exam is based on two stages, Preliminary and Mains. The candidates who have applied for the recruitment exam of KPSC must check the pattern of the exam and marking scheme. This will help the candidates to prepare efficiently for the competitive exam. The exam pattern for both stages are given in this section.

Preliminary Exam (Stage-I) Exam Pattern (Objective-type)

Paper I- (100 MCQs of 2 marks each)
General Studies (National and International)
Humanities (Indian Constitution, History and Geography of India and Karnataka, Economy)
Paper-II- (100 MCQs of 2 marks each)
General Studies (State)
Science and Technology, Environment and Ecology
General Mental Ability (Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, Problem Solving, Data Interpretation)- 10th Standard level


Mains Exam (Stage-II) Exam Pattern (Subjective)

  • KPSC Mains has 9 papers: 2 qualifying papers, 4 general papers, and 2 optional papers.
  • The total marks is about 1750.
  • The seven papers that are counted for final merit are:
General Studies 1
General Studies 2
General Studies 3
General Studies 4
Optional Paper 1
Optional Paper 2

Syllabus of Karnataka Public Service Exam

It is very important for the candidates to prepare for the Karnataka PSC exam as per the syllabus prescribed by the conducting body. There are two papers in both the exams. The following section will give details of the syllabus asked in Karnataka Public Service exams for various posts.
KPSC (Karnataka Public Service Commission) syllabus of Prelims Paper 1
KPSC (Karnataka Public Service Commission) syllabus of Prelims Paper 2
Current Affairs- National and International Importance
Current affairs and current events related to the state of Karnataka
Indian History- History of Karnataka and Indian National Movement
Important schemes of the Karnataka State Government
Indian and World Geography along with the Geography of Karnataka
Broad Understanding of topics from General Science and Technology
Polity and Indian Economy- Political System of India and Economic Reforms
Ecology and Environment- Biodiversity, Climate Change, Health, Ecology, etc.
General Mental Ability- Basic Numeracy, Data Interpretation, Charts, Graphs, Tables, Comprehension, Logical Reasoning.

Karnataka PSC Mains Exam Syllabus

Qualifying Papers
  • Kannada
  • English
  • Both of these test papers will be of 150 marks and the duration of the test is 2 hours. The qualifying criteria for this exam is 35%.
  • Syllabus and Marks distribution is as follows:
  • Comprehension- 25 marks
  • Precise- 25 marks
  • Short Essay- 25 marks
  • Vocabulary- 25 marks
  • Communication Skills- 25 marks
  • Usage- 25 marks


PAPER 1: Essay Type
  • The duration of the essay paper is 3 hours and is of 250 marks.
  • The topics in the essay paper will be National and International issues and State or Local Issues.


Syllabus of General Studies I 
Cultural Heritage of India
Decentralization of Power
Modern History of India (beginning of the 19th century onwards)
Socio-economic system
Kadambas – Hoysalas
Rural social system and Rural dev
The Vijaynagar Empire (1336-1799)
Indian Economy
Modern Mysore (1799-1947)
India and International Economic Relations
Karnataka Freedom movement and Unification (1885-1956)
Development Patterns
Post-Independence Karnataka
Planning and Planning Goals
Social Change & Movements
Social Change & Modernisation
Rural Development
Political System and Government
Rural Development Initiatives
Data Collection Analysis & Interpretation


Syllabus of General Studies II
Lithosphere, Atmosphere, Hydrosphere
Distribution of Powers (Legislative)
Continental physiography and demographic distribution
Unicameral and Bicameral legislatures
Indian Physiography
Important Amendments
Industrial Planning & Development
Welfare machinery in India
Physiographic divisions (Karnataka)
Union and State services
Urban land use policy and Urbanisation (Karnataka)
Public and Private Administration
Nature of the Indian Constitution
Organization structure
Fundamental Rights
Organisational behaviour and concepts of management
Informal and formal organization
Administrative Reforms
Management techniques and tools
UN and Specialised agencies


General Studies III
Basics of Science and Tech
Biotechnology initiatives
Space Tech & Science
Animal Husbandry (dairy, fishery and veterinary sciences)
Energy Resources
Development policies (Agriculture), programmes and trade
Disasters, Pollution and Pests
Hygiene & health
Related Perception
Environment Conservation
Knowledge society
Natural Resources
Rural upliftment and Science & Tech
Biodiversity & Ecosystem
Natural Science
Solid Waste Management & Environmental Pollution
Agriculture Science
Role of Information Tech in Environment and Human Health
Sericulture and Horticulture
State-community-civil society interface
General Studies IV
Ethics – determinants, essence and consequences
Ethics in public administration
Accountability and ethical governance
RTI and concept of public service
Human values
Impartiality, integrity and non-partisanship
Aptitude and foundational values for civil service
Emotional intelligence and contribution of social thinkers

Karnataka Public Service Commission Result 2021

Once the examination process is completed, the officials will declare the result of the Karnataka PSC recruitment exam. The result of the Preliminary and Mains exam will be declared separately. Candidates can check their rank and scorecard online from the official website. However, we will also upload a direct link to check the result of the Karnataka State PSC exam in this article. Therefore, the applicants can check their results by entering their roll number.

Highlights of Karnataka Public Service Commission Recruitment 2021

Name of the Exam
Karnataka Administrative Services (KAS)
Conducting Body
Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC)
Level of the Exam
State Level
Frequency of the Exam
Once in a year based on the vacancy
Mode of Application
Mode of the Exam
Number of Stages
Three (Prelims, Mains and Interview)
Location of Posting
All over Karnataka
Name of the Posts
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Assistant Commissioner, Assistant Labour Commissioner, Tahsildar Grade II, Commercial Tax Officer, Asst Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent of Excise, Assistant Director, Labour Officer
Website of the Exam

About KPSC 

Karnataka Public Service Commission, commonly known as KPSC, is a government organizing body that conducts the combined level exams for the recruitment of various group A, B, C, D level posts in the government offices of Karnataka state. The commission is constituted by its core members who release the notification for various government posts. It also conducts interviews and releases the merit list of the shortlisted candidates. All the state government job recruitments are being done by the KPSC exam. 

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