The Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) is the apex body for recruitment of staff for Karnataka government service. The Commission conducts the Civil Service and Departmental Examinations prescribed for Government servants which are specified in the Karnataka Public Service Commission and Karnataka Civil Services (Service and Kannada Language Examinations)Rules, 1974 twice a year (1st session between January to June and 2nd session between July to December every year). The Examinations will be conducted in accordance with such syllabus specified in any general or special orders of the Government.
Established in 1951,the selection of the candidates for the KPSC is done on the basis of marks scored by the candidates in the commission's examination (preliminary and main) and interview.
Vacancies for Group-A, Group-B, Group-C and Group-D are filled direct recruitment through Karnataka State Civil Services(Direct Recruitment by Competitive Examination and Selections)(General) Rules, 2006.
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.
Candidates on the basis of marks secured in the qualifying examinations and interview for Technical Posts and on the basis of marks secured in the Competitive Examinations and interview for Non-Technicalposts.The Competitive Examinations will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice.On receipt of the requisition from the Government/Department, Commission scrutinizes the proposals of the Government/Department with reference to the Cadre and Recruitment Rules of the Department, which govern the recruitment to such posts and also for satisfying the classification of vacancies reserved for SCs, STs and other Backward Classes.
The Commission openly advertises by a notification in the Karnataka Gazette and in the widely circulated newspapers specifying the conditions of eligibility, the nature of competition, the provisional number of vacancies to be filled, reservation in favour of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other backward classes and all other relevant particulars.
As per these rules, to qualify for the interview, candidates have to first qualify in the Compulsory Kannada Language Examination conducted by the Commission. However, candidates who have passed the SSLC examination or any examination declared as equivalent thereto by the State Government or any examination higher than the SSLC examination in which Kannada is the main language or the second language or an optional subject(but not one of the subjects in a composite paper). If they have studied and passed in Kannada medium, or have passed the Kannada language test conducted by the Commission earlier. In accordance with these rules are exempted from passing the Compulsory Kannada Language Examination.For More Information Visit : http://kpsc.kar.nic.in/