Karnataka PDO Syllabus 2024: PDO Exam Pattern

KPSC PDO Syllabus 2024: The selection process primarily involves a Written (Offline) Test, which is divided into two papers. General Knowledge and General Kannada, Common English, and Rural Development and Panchayat Raj. The entire examination carries a total weightage of 400 marks. PDO Syllabus 2024 pdf is available in official website.

PDO syllabus in Kannada

Karnataka PDO Syllabus 2024
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PDO Exam Pattern 2024

The Karnataka PDO Exam in 2024 will be conducted through a written examination. Here’s a detailed breakdown of its exam pattern:

  • The exam will consist of objective multiple-choice questions (MCQs) OMR based, making it easier for candidates to answer.
  • Each paper of the KEA PDO Exam will contain 100 MCQs, providing a comprehensive assessment of candidates’ knowledge.
  • The total marks for the examination will be 200, with equal weightage given to both papers.
  • Candidates will be awarded 2 mark for each correct answer, but there will be a penalty of 0.25 marks deducted(negative marking) for each incorrect answer.
  • Both Paper I and Paper II will have a duration of 2 hours each, giving candidates ample time to complete the exam sections.
PaperSubjectsMarks Duration
Paper – IGeneral Knowledge1001 Hours 30 Minutes
Paper – II(a) General Kannada352 Hours
(b) General English35
(c) Computer knowledge30
Total2003 hours 30 mins.

Karnataka PDO Syllabus 2024 – General Knowledge

SubjectSyllabus
General KnowledgeGeneral Knowledge of topics relating to current events.
General sciences.
Geography.
Indian society and its dynamics.
Social sciences.
Indian history.
Indian constitution and public administration.
Practical knowledge and mental ability. (SSLC Level)
Social and cultural history of Karnataka.
Land reforms and social changes in Karnataka after independence.
Karnataka’s economy: its strength and weakness; present status.
Rural development, Panchayat raj institutions and rural co-operatives.
Role of science and technology for effective administration of Karnataka.
Environmental problems and the development issues of Karnataka.

KPSC PDO Syllabus 2024: General Kannada

SubjectSyllabus
General KannadaKannada grammar.
Vocabulary.
Spelling.
Synonyms.
Antonyms.
Power to understand and comprehend English language and ability to discriminate between correct and incorrect usage.

KPSC PDO Syllabus 2024: General English

SubjectSyllabus
General KannadaEnglish grammar.
Vocabulary.
Spelling.
Synonyms.
Antonyms.
Power to understand and comprehend English language and ability to discriminate between correct and incorrect usage.

KEA PDO & GPS Syllabus – Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Knowledge

SubjectSyllabus
Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Knowledge[Constitution of Grama Panchayat.
Functions, Duties, and Powers of Grama Panchayats, Adhyaksha, and Upadhyaksha.
Staff of Grama Panchayats.
Conversion of a smaller urban area or a transitional area and amalgamation.
Taxes and Fees.
Grants and Funds of Grama Panchayats.
Financial Control and Audit.
Constitution of Taluk Panchayat.
Constitution of Zilla Panchayat.
Inspection and Supervision.
Miscellaneous.
Special Rural Development Programmes.

PDO Exam subject wise marks distribution: PDO Syllabus 2024

PaperSubjectsMarks 
Paper – IGeneral Knowledge100
Paper – II(a) General Kannada35
(b) General English35
(c) Computer knowledge30
Karnataka PDO Syllabus 2024

FAQ’s

What is the salary of a Karnataka PDO in 2024?

₹37,900/- to ₹70,850/- per month

What is the age limit for PDO 2024?

18 to 35

Is there any interview for PDO?

The list of the shortlisted candidates who qualify in the written examination will be called for the next stage i.e. interview

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