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KPSC Exam Pattern 2014 Details of Examination and Paper Pattern

The Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) conducts the civil services exam for all the candidates who wish to work under different state administrative services of different cadres. The commission conducts the all India level exam basically for the recruitment of candidates in the Group I and II. The commission used to conduct the exam in single stage till the year 1997 which was later divided into the following two levels. The candidates preparing for the exam can take a look on the pattern of exam from the information as given below.

Exam Pattern for KPSC 2014:

The Karnataka Public Service Commission Civil Service Examination is conducted at the following two levels namely:

1. Preliminary Examination

2. Mains Examination and Personal Interview

1. Preliminary Examination:

The Preliminary Examination of the KPSC Civil Services Exam is an objective type paper having multiple choice questions of 100 Marks. The candidates will be given questions on the following sections:

Paper I: General Studies & Humanities

Paper II: General Studies, General Science & Technology and General Mental Ability

Total Number of Questions: 100

Total Marks Allotted: 200

Distribution of Questions:

Paper I: GS – 40 Questions

Humanities – 60 Questions

Paper II: GS (General Studies) – 40 Questions

General Science & Technology, Environment and Ecology – 30 Questions

General Mental Ability – 30 Questions

Marking Scheme:

The candidates will be given two marks for each question attempted by them whereas there will be no deduction for the wrong answers attempted by them.

Mode of Examination:

The exam will be held in the paper- pencil modes for all the candidates. The questions asked will be in Kannada and English language both. The level of questions raised will be of Matric and Degree for the aptitude test respectively.

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2. Main Examination

The Main Exam will be conducted for only those candidates who qualify in the preliminary examination. The Main Exam consists of questions on the following 8 papers:

Paper I: Kannada (150 Marks)

Paper II: English (150 Marks)

Paper III & IV: General Studies (300 Marks)

Paper V, VI, VII & VIII: 1200 Marks (Each paper of 300 Marks)

Total Marks Allotted: 2100

Personal Interview:

This shall be followed by the PI (Personal Interview) to be held for all the Prelims and Mains qualified candidates. The candidates selected finally for the Civil Services will be done on the basis of marks secured in all the three stages of exam.

Total Marks Allotted: 200

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