Karnataka Public Service Commission

Karnataka Public Service Commission
Karnataka Public Service Commission, chiefly known as KPSC is a government agency of Karnataka state, aimed to make recruitments to various civil services through competitive and departmental examinations.


Karnataka state was initially serving without having any recruitment agency. But on 16 May 1921, the government laid the foundation of the Central Recruitment Board. It was headed by a commissioner secretary on 19 January 1940 when the country was under British rule. After 5 years of independence, the Public Service Commission was constituted on 18 May 1951 under the provisions of the Constitution of India and Public Service Commission Regulations 1950.


The commission performs its duties and functions in accordance with Article-320 and the Government of India act 1935. In case, the commission lacks recruitment transparency or performs its duties arbitrarily, it is responsible to follow the judicial proceedings in order to determine and enforce legal rights.
  1. To conduct examinations including civil and departmental for appointments in the state.
  2. To advise the state government on all matters relating to the methods of recruitment.
  3. To make appointments to civil services and promotions.
  4. To advise the state government in transferring the officers from one service to another.
  5. To grant pensions and awards in respect of injuries sustained by a person while serving under the Government in a civil capacity.
  6. To consult the Union Public Service Commission in framing the rules and recruitment procedures.
Exams Conducted by KPSC are,
  1. Gazetted Probationers
  2. First Division Assistant (FDA)
  3. Second Division Assistant (SDA)
  4. Sub-Inspector (Excise)
  5. Group C posts
  6. Head Master and Teacher (RPC)
  7. Junior Training Officer
  8. Drug Inspectors
  9. Assistant Secretary
  10. Assistant Librarian
  11. Assistant Conservator of Forests
  12. Junior Engineer
  13. Assistant Engineer
  14. Various Departments Exams


The KPSC Selection process will vary for the different posts that have been announced by the commission. To make it easier for the aspiring candidates we have provided the selection process for each post in the table below. Check the table below carefully and know what will be the selection process for the post you are applying for.
Post Name Selection Process
AE Written Test/Interview/Document Verification
JE Written Test/Interview/Document Verification
Group A Written Exam/Document Verification
Group B Written Exam/Document Verification
Group C Written Exam/Document Verification
KAS Prelims/Mains/Interview/Document Verification
Staff Nurse Written Exam/Document Verification
FDA Written Exam/Document Verification
SDA Written Exam/Document Verification
JTO Written Test/Interview/Document Verification
Sub-Inspector (Excise) Written Test/Interview/Document Verification
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