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Everything You Need To Know About KPSC Preparation

Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) is a constitutional agency Its constitutional mandate is to conduct the most prestigious Karnataka Public Service Exam to recruit Group 'A' Officers for Karnataka State. KPSC exam preparation requires hard work and the correct guidance as candidates often face time constraints and get demotivated due to the complexity of the syllabus of the KPSC Exam. Here KPSC coaching classes appear as saviors. Let us tell you everything about the KPSC exam so that you can start your preparation smoothly.

Table of Contents

  1. About KPSC Examination
  2. Role of Coaching in KPSC Preparation
  3. Reasons to join Online Coaching for KPSC - Online KPSC Course
  4. Why one should join Chahal Academy for KPSC ?
  5. Stages of Karnataka Public Service Commission Examination Examination
      • Preliminary Examination
      • Mains Examination
      • Interview
  6. Eligibility Criteria
      • Academic Qualification for KPSC Exam
      • KPSC Exam Age Limit
      • Number of Attempts
  7. Cut-off Marks
  8. How to prepare for KPSC
      • For Prelims
      • For Mains
      • For Interview
  9. Conclusion

About KPSC Examination:-

Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) conducts exams for posts of Group A, B, C, and D in the state bureaucracy. It was established on 18th May 1951. Shivashankarappa S Sahukar was appointed as its chairman in 2021. The posts under KPSC include both technical and non-technical positions in Group 'A', 'B', 'C', and Group 'D' services. A few posts under Group 'A' and 'B' Services are-

  • FDA(First Division Assistant)
  • SDA(Second Division Assistant)
  • Excise(Sub Inspector)
  • RPC(Head Master and Teacher)
  • Junior Training Officer
  • Drug Inspector
  • Assistant Secretary
  • Assistant Librarian
  • Panchayat Development Officer
  • Assistant Conservator of forests
  • Gazettes Probationers

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Role of Coaching in KPSC Preparation

Coaching is the key to preparing for State Public Service Exams. It increases your chances to crack the exam and make you successful as it smartly reduces the candidate’s load by giving exactly what to study. It provides you with a brief study of examination patterns. But don't forget - no one can guarantee your success and it is the candidate's choice whether to choose it or not. Coaching provides you with everything that you need to pass the exam. From study material to guidance, it covers everything.

Reasons to join Online Coaching for KPSC – Online KPSC course

Online coaching

  • Offline KPSC coachings have a fixed timetable but online coaching classes are flexible and more suitable for working professionals, college students, home-makers, etc. Candidates can save time because they do not have to travel between the coaching site and home and can prepare at their convenience. Also, these classes are relatively less costly than offline classes.

Why one should join Chahal Academy for KPSC?

In the field of Civil Services Chahal Academy is a one-stop solution for all your queries. It has the best faculty members, high-quality study material. The candidate need not have to go through a process to collect the study material. Also, students can fully trust Chahal Academy for KPSC preparation as it provides everything needed for a candidate's learning environment. Chahal Academy's online course includes -

  1. We provide more than 400 hours of the KPSC Foundation Course lectures to our students.
  2. Our course includes coverage of the syllabus in Topic-wise modules.
  3. Lectures are delivered by the most trusted and senior faculty of our Academy. Moreover, the subject matter experts are supported by an up-to-date content team.
  4. Simultaneously, you get personal attention in case of any Most importantly, the videos of lectures are available 24x7. So, you can watch the videos according to your preference.
  5. Above all, the course is super inexpensive.
  6. We focus on strengthening the base of the student.
  7. The study material is available in soft copy that covers a static portion and up-to-date daily - monthly current affairs.

Stages of Karnataka Public Service Commission Examination

Karnataka Public Service Commission conducts the examination in three stages –
  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview

Preliminary Examination:

  1. The prelim stage has 2 papers that are conducted offline on the same day. The prelims stage has just objective questions (MCQ) and acts as a filter for the main examination and the marks of KAS prelims are ignored for the final merit list. In short, the candidate should be well prepared for this stage as the cut-offs are different every year.
  2. Each paper is of 100 questions.
  3. Each question is of 2 marks and 0.25% marks are deducted for every wrong answer.

KPSC Main Exam Pattern:

  • The main exam consists of 9 papers.
  • Kannada and English are compulsory language papers and qualifying in nature.
  • A minimum of 35% marks is required to clear both language papers.
  • However, the questions are of honors degree level.
  • The duration is of 2 hours and the total marks are 1750.

Merit-ranking Papers Duration Marks
Paper-I Essay 3 hours 250
Paper-II General Studies I 3 hours 250
Paper-III General Studies II 3 hours 250
Paper-IV General Studies III 3 hours 250
Paper-V General Studies IV 3 hours 250
Paper-VI Optional Paper I 3 hours 250
Paper-VII Optional Paper II 3 hours 250
Above all, the optional subjects are -
  • Agri Marketing, Agriculture, Cooperation and Sericulture
  • Veterinary Sciences, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Accountancy and Commerce
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Law
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • International Relations and Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • Cooperation and Rural Development
  • The literature of any one of the following languages: English, Hindi, Urdu and Kannada.

KPSC Interview:

KPSC Mock Interview

The candidate who scores more than the cut-off in mains is shortlisted for the interview with the KPSC board. A few points are mentioned below to remember -
  • The ratio of candidates shortlisted for KPSC interviews to the vacancies was 1:3 earlier but it has been increased to 1:5 in recent years.
  • The Interview board is constituted by the KPSC chairman, consisting of 4 members. Out of the members, 2 persons should be KPSC members, and the other 2 members will be either retired All Indian Service officers or professors from IIT, IIM, or central university.
  • The maximum marks for the Interview are 200.
  • Also, the other 2 members will be from either Retired All Indian Service officers or Retired professors from IIT, IIM or central university.
  • The interview tests the mental caliber, judgment ability, and social awareness of the candidate.
  • The final KPSC KAS result constitutes the sum of the marks obtained in the mains and interview.

Eligibility Criteria

Firstly, the candidate should fill the details properly and should submit the documents for verification. Secondly, students should go through the syllabus thoroughly in order to crack it. Moreover, options in the KAS form are -

Academic Qualification for KPSC Exam

The rules which govern eligibility for Gazetted Probationers exams are - Rule 7 Karnataka Recruitment of Gazetted Probationers Rules, 1997 and the 8th amendment, Rules 2010. According to the rules, the candidate who has completed a bachelor's degree from a university established by the law of India or of state, or from a recognized university is eligible. Also, the candidates who are in the last year of graduation can apply for KPSC too but they have to submit proof of completion before the main exams.
  • Further, candidates with medical backgrounds can apply for KPSC if they have passed the final year but have not completed an internship but a certificate from the university should be attached stating that they have passed the final medical exam
  • The KPSC doesn't consider marks, percentages, or streams of Graduation degree for Eligibility criteria.

KPSC Exam Age Limit

The student must be 21 years old for the submission of the application and the maximum age limit of the candidate should be 35 years for the general category. But the relaxation criteria in the age limit for KPSC to reserved category candidates are as below -
Category Relaxation in criteria Maximum Age
GM(General Merit) No relaxation 25 years
SC 5 years 40 years
ST 5 years 40 years
PH/Widow candidates 10 years 45 years

Number of Attempts

  • For the general category candidate, only 5 attempts are allowed.
  • The OBC category candidate has 7 attempts
  • The SC/ST students have unlimited attempts until they reach the maximum age limit..

How to Prepare for KPSC?

For Prelims:

  • Focus on the basics of KPSC prelims. Go through the syllabus and the Previous Year Question Papers to get an insight into what to study and what not to.
  • Newspaper - Read it daily and pay attention to the main facts and famous people of Karnataka to stay updated.
  • Read fewer books - Prepare a booklist for the preparation, pay attention that you pick the best books for every subject.
  • Notes - You should keep your notes very short and precise. Further, it takes months and months to prepare for the exam, so start writing down your notes from the very beginning.
  • Revision is the key - Revision is the key to keeping everything in your mind. Therefore, do it as much as you can. Remember, practice will make you perfect.
  • Mock tests - To brush up on your knowledge, do appear for multiple mock tests. Since prelims is the first and foremost stage, you will move on to the next main stage only after passing it.

For Mains:

  • Newspaper - Again, the newspaper is your way to go because it is very important to keep yourself updated about every event in the country.
  • Government Websites - Always take content from government websites because the information is 100% authentic on these websites.
  • Notes - Always prepare your notes smartly and precisely. Further, make the notes of prelims and mains together.
  • Mock Test -Do practice lots of questions because it will make you prepared for further hurdles. Moreover, it will improve your writing speed and skills.
  • Revision - Revision will keep everything in your mind and help you produce answers easily in the exam.

For Interview:

For this stage, candidates have to sit for the Mock Interviews. This will prepare the candidate for the final day. Also, go through the application form thoroughly and be updated with the current affairs.

Conclusion

The candidate has to be prepared and confident. However, it depends on the person's hard work and focus if they will be able to crack it. Also, it is about how smart are you and not just about how much bookish knowledge one acquires. To know more, visit the official website of KPSC for more information.