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.
For an effective administration of the Government, it is the policy of the Government to recruit dynamic youngsters in the administration of the State. For this purpose Gazetted probationers Rules of 1966 has been introduced. It is provided in the Rules that the Commission should invite applications from the eligible candidates for recruitment to the posts coming under Group I & II Civil Service posts. Up to 1997, these examinations were conducted at a single stage followed by Personality Test.
Candidate should Possesses Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree awarded by a University established Law in India are Possesses an equivalent qualification.
Age limit: Every candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and not attained the age of 35 years as on the last date specified for receipt of application or on such other date as may be specified by the Government.
Unlimited number of attempts in case of candidate belongs to SC/ST (Age limit
7 attempts in case of candidate belongs other backward caste.
5 attempts to General Merit candidates.