Karnataka PDO Recruitment 2016 – Karnataka Examinations Authority had issued a notification for direct recruitment for the post of Panchayath Development Officer and Grama Panchayath Secretary Grade-1. Candidates can check all the information related to Karnataka PDO Recruitment 2016 here like application form, important dates, admit card, result, etc.

Latest: The Revised Result of KPDO has been declared. Candidates can check the result from the “Result” page link from the link given below.

Karnataka PDO Recruitment 2016

Karnataka Examinations Authority will conduct the competitive examination for recruitment of the Panchayath Development Officer and Grama Panchayath Secretary Grade-1. Interested candidates can apply online as per the schedule. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying.

Events Dates
Availability of Application Form 16 Sep 2016
Application Form Ends On 15 Oct 2016
Last date to pay the  Application fee 18 Oct 2016
Date of Exam 29 Jan 2017

Vacancy Details

Post Name

  • Panchayath Development Officer
  • Grama Panchayath Secretary Grade 1

Total No. of Post

  • Panchayath Development Officer – 815
  • Grama Panchayath Secretary Grade 1 – 809

Pay Scale

  • Panchayath Development Officer – Rs. 20,000/- to Rs. 36,300/-
  • Grama Panchayath Secretary Grade 1 – Rs. 14,550/- to Rs. 26,700/-

Educational Qualification : Candidates should have completed the Graduation degree in the relevant stream from any recognized Institute or University.

Age Limit : Between 18 years to 35 years

Application Fee

    • For General Merit and Others – Rs. 500/-
    • For SC, ST, Category-1 – Rs. 250/-
    • No fee for differently abled candidates (Candidates with 40% and above disability and who are having a certificate to that effect from District Surgeon)

How to Apply ?

  1. Candidates first have to fill the application form.
  2. Submit the application fee.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for Karnataka PDO Recruitment 2016 can first check the eligibility criteria which is given below.

  • Candidates should have completed the graduation degree from the recognized Institute or University.
  • The minimum age of the candidates should be not less than 18 years.
  • Maximum age of the candidates :
    • SC / ST Candidates – 40 years
    • For Category -2A, 2B, 3A, 3B – 38 years.
    • For General – 35 years.

Exam Pattern

Paper Subject Marks Number of
Paper – I General Knowledge, General
Kannada, General English
200 100 2 Hrs
Paper – II
(Specifi c
Rural Development and
Panchayat Raj
200 100 2 Hrs
  • Common Examination will be conducted for both Panchayath Development Officers and Grama Panchayath Secretary Grade-1 Posts.
  • Examination will be of Objective Type

Selection Process

Selection process of Karnataka PDO Recruitment 2016 consist only written exam. The selection of the candidates will be based on the performance of the candidates in the written exam.

There will be no other round after the written exam. Candidates have to qualify the written exam to get selected for Karnataka PDO Recruitment 2016.

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