Prior to 1921, there was no Central Authority constituted in the State to advise Government and other Appointing Authorities in the matters of recruitment to the state civil services. Government and Appointing Authorities were making appointments in accordance with the principles laid down by Government from time to time. Through order No. 1827:80 E.A.G.308, dated:16-05-1921, the Government constituted for the first time a central agency for recruitments, named “Central Recruitment Board”. This Board was attached to the office of the Government Secretariat till 1940. Government appointed a Public Service Commissioner for the State in its Order No. 3685-3735-C.B. 103-39-1, dated: 19-01-1940.
The Office of the Central Recruitment Board which was a part of Mysore (Now Karnataka) Government Secretariat followed the Government Secretariat Manual, for office procedures. This was continued even in the office of the Public Service Commissioner and later in the office of the Public Service Commission with necessary notifications to carry out recruitment and conduct of Competitive Examinations, Departmental Examinations etc.
The KPSC (Karnataka Public Service Commission) , 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.
Age Limit: Candidates age limit should be between 18 to 35 years (For Jr Engineer Minimum age should be 21 years) for General, 38 years for Category-2A, 2B, 3A & 3B, 40 years for SC/ ST/ Category-1 for Both Posts. Refer the notification for complete details.
Educational Qualification:Candidates should possess Degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering for Assistant Engineer (Civil/ Mechanical), Diploma in Civil or Mechanical Engineering for Junior Engineer (Civil/ Mechanical).
Selection Process: Selection will be made on the basis of Kannada Language Test, Competitive Exam, Computer based recruitment test (CBRT).
Application Fee:Candidates should pay Rs. 300/- for General candidates and Rs. 150/- for Cat-2A/ 2B/ 3A/ 3B through e-payment Post Offices Only. There is no fee for SC/ ST/ Cat-1/ PH/ Ex-Serviceman candidates.
How to Apply: Eligible candidates may apply online through the website www.kpsc.kar.nic.in from 22-06-2017 to 22-07-2017 till 11:45 PM.
Instructions for Online Applicants
|Last Date to Apply Online||22/07/2017|
|Last Date for Payment of Fee||24-07-2017|
|Date of Kannada Language Test||08-09-2017|
|Competitive Exam for Asst Engineer(Civil/ Mechanical)||09-09-2017|
|Competitive Exam for Jr Engineer(Civil/ Mechanical)||10-09-2017|