KPSC Eligibility 2022: Age Limit, Qualifications & more

Every year, the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) publishes the KPSC KAS Eligibility Criteria along with the official exam notification. The KPSC KAS Exam is one of the best ways for candidates to join the state’s Public Service Commission as a gazetted officer.

  • Before beginning the application process, all candidates interested in these exams should review the KPSC KAS Eligibility Criteria. Even if the candidates pass the exams, they will not be capable of filling the vacancies if they do not meet all of the required eligibility criteria.
  • Candidates must be over the age of 21 and under the age of 50 for various streams, according to the KPSC KAS Eligibility conditions.
  • Aspirants must also have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or its equivalent, as well as sufficient proof of education qualifications as per the KPSC KAS Eligibility Criteria.

Applicants must also check their category, as relaxations are available to those who fall into specific reserved categories. Candidates who meet all of the KPSC KAS Eligibility Criteria and pass all stages of the KPSC KAS exam will be offered a position with the state commission.

Karnataka Public Service Commission 2022 (KPSC) Highlights

Name of the exam Karnataka Administrative Services (KAS) 2022
Conducted By Karnataka Public Service Commission
Type of Examination Prelims (1st stage), Mains (2nd stage) and Interview (3rd and Last stage)
Type of Job State Government
Frequency of the Exam Once in a Year
Application Mode Online
Mode of Exam Offline
Location of Posting All over Karnataka
Official Website

Names of Group A and Group B posts in various government departments in Karnataka:

  1. Treasury Officer
  2. Tahsildar
  3. Labour Officer
  4. Assistant Commissioner Commercial Taxes
  5. Assistant Director
  6. Deputy Superintendent of Police
  7. Deputy Superintendent of Excise
  8. Commercial Tax Officer
  9. District Social welfare Officer
  10. Assistant Commissioner (KAS)
  11. Executive Officer Panchayat Raj

KPSC KAS Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who want to take the Karnataka PSC KAS Exam 2022 must meet all of the eligibility requirements. The official notification for the KPSC KAS has yet to be released. The following are indeed the KPSC KAS Eligibility Criteria to be followed, as per the previous year’s notification:

Age Limit 21 to 50 years (depends upon the stream)
Number of Attempts 5 Attempts for General Category
Educational Qualification Bachelor’s Degree and a professional course in any subject from any University recognized or established by Kerala Government or UGC or awarded by the National Institutes established by Government of India
Important Points Mentioned below
Experience Stream 2: Must be an active probationer in any Government DepartmentStream 3: Must have completed probation in any Cadre.
Nationality Indian

KPSC Eligibility: Age Limit

The Karnataka Public Service Commission sets an age limit for all candidates taking the KAS exams. Candidates in the General category must be between the ages of 21 and 50, depending on the stream. The following table shows the age limit for each stream:

StreamMinimum Age LimitMaximum Age Limit
Stream 12132
Stream 22140
Stream 3N/A50

Age Relaxations

Candidates are given age relaxations based on the categories they fall into. The following are the age relaxations for various categories:

Category Age Relaxations
Differently-abled candidates (speech, vision, and hearing) 15 years
OBC 03 years
Orthopedically differently-abled candidates 10 years
Widows 05 years
SC/ST 05 years
Ex-Servicemen The extent of service put by the candidates in the defense sector for up to 5 years.

KPSC Eligibility: Educational Qualification

The commission will determine the educational qualification standards, and candidates will need to demonstrate that they meet those standards. The Educational Qualification is almost exactly the same for all three streams, with some additional requirements for each stream.

According to the KPSC KAS Eligibility Criteria for educational qualifications, applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree, as well as a professional course in any subject, from any University recognised or established by the Kerala Government or UGC, or awarded by the National Institutes established by the Government of India, in order to fulfil the KPSC KAS Eligibility criteria. This requirement is in place so that candidates can meet the educational requirements of the KPSC KAS Eligibility criteria.

KPSC Eligibility : Nationality

According to the requirements for eligibility that have been outlined by the Commission, each and every applicant who submits an application to take the Karnataka PSC KAS Exams must be a citizen of India. Candidates are welcome to submit their applications for the KPSC KAS examination from any of India’s states. Despite this, candidates are required to be proficient in the Kannada language in order to pass the test.

Candidates have the option of selecting English as the examination language for all of the remaining sections. Applicants from other states are required to meet the same educational requirements and age restrictions as candidates from their own state.

KAS Number of Attempts

The higher authority in charge of the Karnataka Administrative Services has detailed the KPSC KAS Eligibility Criteria, which includes the maximum number of times an applicant can submit an application. The commission sets a fixed limit on the number of tries available to candidates in each category based on their qualifications. Candidates who fall into the General category are only allowed to take the examinations a total of five times, whereas candidates who fall into the OBC category are permitted to take the examinations a total of seven times. For applicants who fall into the SC or ST categories, there is no limit on the number of attempts that can be made.

Category Number of Attempts
General Category 5 Attempts
OBC 7 Attempts
SC/ ST/ CAT-1 No Limit


When it comes to Stream 1 posts for the KPSC KAS Eligibility, no prior experience of any kind is required. In contrast, candidates for Stream 2 posts are required to be active probationers in any government department they apply to. Candidates must also have successfully completed their probationary period in any Cadre in order to be considered for Stream 3 positions.

Eligibility criteria for Medical background Candidates

  • Candidates who did not finish the internship but managed to pass the final year examination at the time of the submission of their application for the KAS Main exam are provisionally admitted to the exam.
  • A copy of the candidate’s final professional medical exam certificate, issued by the educational establishment or university from which they graduated, must also be submitted along with the application form for the main exam when it is turned in by the candidate.
  • In addition, candidates are required to bring an original degree certificate from an accredited university or institute with them to the interview. This degree certificate should state that the candidates have fulfilled all of the requirements, including the internship.

Eligibility Criteria – Important Points

If any improper behaviour on the part of the candidates is discovered, the commission has the complete authority to:

  • Disqualify the applicants from consideration for selection or admission for a given amount of time.
  • Indefinitely disqualified from participating in any state civil service activities
  • Remove candidates from consideration for the exam.

Those applicants who are found to have violated any of the following standards may be subject to disciplinary action:

  1. Misbehaving in the exams
  2. Impersonating
  3. Submitting fake documents
  4. Producing material information in the Examination Hall
  5. Attempting to use unfair means to qualify the exams
  6. Making false statements


u003cstrongu003eWhat is the minimum academic qualification to apply for the KPSC 2022 exam?u003c/strongu003e

A Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree from a recognised university, or its equivalent, is required to apply.

Is there any age relaxation for physically handicapped candidates in KPSC KAS exam?

Yes, PH candidates in the KPSC KAS exam are given a 10-year age relaxation.

u003cstrongu003eHow many attempts are there in the KPSC exam?u003c/strongu003e

The number of times candidates can take the KPSC KAS Exam is capped at 5. There is a maximum of five attempts allowed for candidates seeking the General Merit position in the Gazetted Probationers examination. Candidates who fall under the OBC category are eligible for two additional tries, bringing their total number of opportunities to compete up to 7.

u003cstrongu003eFor which posts KPSC recruit candidates?u003c/strongu003e

Exam for Gazetted Probationers is used to select candidates for Group A and Group B officer positions in the Karnataka Administrative Services (GPE).

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