About the Exam

The Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC), established in 1951 under the provisions of the Constitution, recruits candidates to the various civil services across the state. The selection is done on the basis of marks scored by candidates in the commission’s examination ( preliminary and main) and personality test. For some services in the state, the commission only conducts written competitive examination or takes a personality test of the candidate.

Karnataka Public Service Commission Examination Process

Karnataka Administrative Service examination is a three stage process:Stage I. Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) for the Selection of candidates to the main examination; and

Stage II. Main Examination (Written Examination) for selection of candidates to the personality test.

Stage III.Personality test: For final selection of candidates to various posts/ cadres

Information on Age and Eligibility are provided in KPSC website : http://kpsc.kar.nic.in/

Examination Process at 3 stages as before:

*** Preliminary Exam ---> having 2 papers
       Paper1 General studies
       Paper2 Mostly as CSAT paper2

***Mains Exam --->
      Optional Subject 1--->Paper1 and Paper2
      Optional Subject 2--->Paper1 and Paper2
      General studies paper--->Paper1 and Paper2
      Compulsory English and Compulsory Kannada
List of optional Subjects which you can choose is provided in the KPSC official Site at:
***Personality Test
   Candidates selected in mains will be called for personality test

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