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KPSC PDO Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2024

The Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) has released the KPSC PDO Syllabus 2024 for the Panchayat Development Officer (PDO) Exam. Candidates will be selected based on a written exam which will be conducted by the KPSC on a single day. It will consist of two papers i.e. Paper I and Paper II. The KPSC PDO Syllabus includes subjects such as General Knowledge, General English, General Kannada, and Computer Knowledge.

Collecting the knowledge of the syllabus and understanding the exam pattern can help you to smoothen your preparation for the upcoming examination. Candidates must identify their weaker areas from the topics mentioned in the syllabus and focus on them to increase their overall scores for the examination.

KPSC PDO Exam Pattern 2024

Each paper in the KPSC PDO Exam will carry 100 marks. Paper I will only have questions from General Knowledge to be attempted in 90 Minutes. Paper II will include questions from Kannada, English, and Computer Knowledge. The duration of Paper II is two hours. Overall, the written exam will be of 200 marks and will have objective questions only. There is also a negative marking of 1/4th of the marks.

KPSC PDO Exam Pattern 2024
Paper Subjects Marks
Paper I General Knowledge 100
Duration 90 Minutes
Paper II (a) General Kannada 35
(b) General English 35
(c) Computer Knowledge 30
Duration 120 Minutes
Total Marks 200

KPSC PDO Syllabus 2024 for Paper 1

The Syllabus for KPSC PDO Paper I is General Knowledge. The important topics for Paper I as per the notification are given below:

  • General knowledge of topics related to current events
  • General Science
  • Geography
  • Social Science
  • History of Indian Society and its development
  • History of India and Karnataka
  • Constitution of India and Public Administration
  • Practical Knowledge and Intellectual Ability (SSLC Level)
  • Social and Cultural History of Karnataka
  • Matters of land reforms and social changes in Karnataka after Independence
  • Economic System of Karnataka: strengths, weaknesses, and current status
  • Rural Development, Panchayat Raj Institutions and Rural Co-operative Societies
  • Role of Science and Technology for Effective Governance of Karnataka
  • Environmental Issues and Development of Karnataka
  • Mental Ability

Preparation Tips For Success in KPSC PDO Exam

Candidates appearing in the KPSC PDO 2024 exam can follow the given guidelines to succeed in this exam.

  • Refer to the official detailed syllabus and exam pattern carefully.
  • Check the official website www.kpsc.kar.nic.in for the latest syllabus of General Kannada and General English.
  • Utilize the syllabus and exam pattern by studying the given topics and concepts.
  • Practice previous year’s papers and attempt plenty of mock tests before your actual exam.
  • Keep revising and stay regular with your preparation.



What is the syllabus of PDO exam in KPSC?

The Karnataka PDO Syllabus 2024 comprises subjects like General Knowledge, General English, General Kannada, and Computer Knowledge. The exam will be divided into two papers to be conducted on the same day.

What is the exam pattern for KPSC PDO Exam 2024?

The KPSC PDO Exam Pattern consists of two papers. Both Paper I and Paper II will have 100 questions each. Each question will carry one mark. The duration of Paper I and Paper II is 90 minutes and 120 minutes, respectively.