Karnataka Public Service Commission or the KPSC exam also known as the KAS exam was constituted under the provisions of the Constitution of India on 18 May 1951. It was done so in accordance with the provisions of clause 14 of the Public Service Commission, Regulations 1950.
The Karnataka Public Service Commission OR KPSC is the apex body for the staff selection. It is empowered to carry out recruitment and conduct Competitive Examinations, Departmental Examinations etc, for the various state governments' services. The office of the Public Service Commission is located in the building called "Udyoga Soudha".
The KAS exam can be defined as the state civil services of Karnataka. Usually students who write the IAS exam also write the Karnataka civil services exam if the hail from Karnataka. On long promotion they are finally get into the IAS if they get selected in the KAS or Karnataka Administrative Service. The same is true for other services of the state i.e. getting promoted to the national cadres. By giving the KPSC exam one can get into the KAS or other services and remain in their home state and finally get into the all India services through promotion. The competition is within the state alone. Therefore it is advisable for all students from Karnataka to appear for the KPSCE examination.
The following Rules/ Regulations framed by the State Government are being followed by the KPSC while recruiting candidates to various categories of posts and services.