DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION

        The Commission conducts the Service/Departmental examinations prescribed for
officers and officials working in various Departments of Government as well as in the
local bodies, autonomous bodies, Universities, etc., as per the relevant rules, issued from
time to time in this regard and under Karnataka Public Service Commission (Conduct of
Service Examination) Rules, 1965 and KCS (Service and Kannada Language
Examinations) Rules, 1974.

       The Departmental Examinations are conducted twice a year. Most of the
examinations are conducted in all the district Head Quarters except a few which are held
at Divisional level Bangalore. The State Government employees working in New Delhi
and officers of All India Service under Probation are allowed to appear at Karnataka
Bhavan, New Delhi and at Lalbahadur Shastri Academy, Mussorie.

        The Commission conducts the service examinations in accordance with such
syllabi as specified in any general or special orders of the Government. The time and
date of holding the examination is determined by the Commission.

         The Commission publishes a notification two months prior to the date of holding
examination, calling for applications. A news item, indicating the publication of result,
date of next examination, the last date to submit the applications and such other
particulars is also published in major daily news papers and as well as in the web site of
the Commission.

       In respect of 62 subjects the Examinations are conducted in objective type with
OMR Sheets. For remaining 11 subjects the Examinations are conducted in conventional
type with the system of central valuation.

        During examinations, wherever permitted candidates may use the textbooks for
examinations not containing notes and commentaries. They shall not use guides. The
blind or disabled candidates who cannot write may take assistance of an amanuensis with
proper permission.

       Candidates found guilty of violation of any rule or giving any other false
information or commit any offence related to examination is liable to be debarred by the

       The result of every examination specifying the register numbers of the candidates
successful in the examination will be published by the Commission in the Karnataka
Gazette and a certificate, under the signature of the Secretary and Controller of
Departmental Examination will be issued to the successful candidates. No separate
marks cards are issued since the marks are published in the Commission’s web site along
with results.
                           Instructions to Candidates: -
        The candidates are given detailed instructions for filling up the application forms.
The applications of the candidates which do not conform the following instructions are
liable to be rejected if,

       1. Signature of the candidate not affixed in the application.
       2. Prescribed fee not paid.
       3. Candidates who are working in a private institution or working as local
          candidate/Daily wage employees/ MRE/ Contract Basis employee/
          Stipendiary graduates/and not a Govt.Servant are not eligible for taking
       4. Photo not affixed in the application as required.
       5. Official Superior has not signed in the relevant column prescribed in the
       6. Subject/s not mentioned in the application form.
       7. Incomplete application.
       8. Not possessing required service to appear for SAS examination/not passed
          Accounts Higher examination/details of Accounts higher examination not
       9. Candidate himself attesting the official Superior's certificate.


        For obtaining duplicate certificate/s an application should be submitted along with
the following documents:

       1. An affidavit indicating the reasons for applying for the same (with particulars
          of the register.no, session, subjects, Exam center/dist. Etc.)
       2. An attested copy of SSLC certificate or extract of Page 1 & 2 of Part-1 of the
          service register (indicating Father's name of the candidate)
       3. A certificate from the official superior regarding the designation & official
          address of the candidate at the time of particular Examinations.
       4. A fee of Rs.50/- for each subject in the form of Indian Postal order (IPO) or
          Demand Draft (DD) payable to the Secretary, Karnataka Public Service
          Commission, Bangalore-560001.
       5. If the Candidate furnished all the required documents/information the
          duplicate certificate will be issued within 15 days from the date of receipt of
          representation in the office of the Commission.

A candidate who has failed in any subject may apply for retotalling of marks within 30
days of publication of results in the Karnataka Gazettee by paying a sum of Rs. 50/- as
Fee (DD/IPO) for each subject.

Where the result of the candidate is altered consequent upon retotalling of marks, fee will
not be refunded. The decision of the Commission in this regard shall be final.

It is to be noted that the request for revaluation of the answer scripts will not be
entertained under any circumstances. Marks cards will not be issued since the marks will
be published in the website along with result.

        Candidates are advised to preserve the Admission Ticket (Containing Time-
Table) issued prior to the examinations for future reference, since duplicate of the same
will not be issued later.

N.B.: Any correspondence pertaining to the Departmental Examinations should be
addressed to the Secretary & Controller, Departmental Examinations, Karnataka Public
Service Commission, Bangalore, and should contain the relevant particulars of the
examinations such as correct name & address of the Candidate, Register No., Session,
Subjects, Centre/District, Fees, etc., wherever necessary should be enclosed with the

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