Stages and Syllabus

KPSC PDO Exam pattern

i) Paper1.

General Paper covering General Knowledge of topics relating to current events,
General Sciences, Indian History, Indian Geography, Social Science, matters of every day
observation, General Kannada, General English and
general mental ability as may be expected of a
person who has passed the prescribed qualifying examination.

ii) Paper-2. Specific Paper on Rural Development and Panchayat Raj.

Papers covering the status of
people in rural areas of Karnataka and India; Karnataka
panchayat Raj Act and system, Central and
State Programmes for rural development, drinking water and sanitation and Panchayat Raj.

(b) The papers shall be set in both Kannada and English


Karnataka PDO :-English Syllabus

  • Idioms
  • phrases
  • Synonyms.
  • Antonyms.
  • Verb tenses.
  • Comprehension.
  • Precis-writing.
  • Prepositions.
  • Parts of speech.
  • Vocabulary & usage.
  • Correction of spellings
  • Fill in the blanks.
  • Correction of sentences.
  • Active Voice & Passive Voice.
  • Re-arrangement of sentences

General Knowledge Syllabus

  • Indian Polity
  • General Science.
  • Important Days.
  • Economy – India.
  • Science & Technology.
  • Awards & Honors
  • People & Personalities.
  • Books & Authors.
  • Indian Constitution.
  • Indian Constitution.
  • National & International Organizations
  • Social- Economic and Cultural Issues

Karnataka PDO -Mental Ability Syllabus

  • Coding Test
  • Analogy Test.
  • Decoding Test.
  • Alphabetical Test.
  • Deductive Logic.
  • Series Completion Test
  • Direction Sense Test.
  • Arranging in Order.
  • Blood Relation Test
  • Assumption Type Test
  • Spotting out the Dissimilar
  • Number Test
  • Time Sequence Test.
  • Statement & Arguments.
  • Most Essential Component & Venn Diagram
  • Assigning Artificial Value to Arithmetical Signs

Mathematical Skills Syllabus

  • Factors.
  • Indices
  • Ratio
  • Proportion.
  • Graph.
  • Equations.
  • Lines & Angles.
  • Interest.
  • Statistics.
  • Percentage.
  • Evaluation.
  • Plane figures-
  • Square & Square Root.
  • Area of Plane Figures
  • Cube and Cube Root
  • Surface Area &Volume.
  • Algebraic Expressions.
  • Nature of Mathematics
  • The Language of Mathematics.
  • Community Mathematics.
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum.

Career Growth

Panchayath Development Officer:
1. All duties as entrusted by the Gram Panchayat.
2. Supervise other functionaries.
3. Perform such other duties as the Intermediate Panchayat, District Panchayat or the State Government may direct.

Information About The Exam Conduction Board

The Central government plans to appoint a development officer in panchayats across the country,to accelerate the implementation of rural development schemes. The officer will play the role of a ‘catalyst’ and address issues of service delivery.
The Central government plans to appoint a development officer in each of the 2.4 lakh panchayats to accelerate the implementation of rural development schemes. The officer should be a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) or a person with similar qualifications.

New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) The government is working on a proposal to appoint a development officer in each of the 2.4 lakh panchayats to facilitate proper implementation of its schemes, Rural Development Minister C.P. Joshi said Thursday.

The government spends lakhs of rupees for development in panchayats but there wasn’t enough back-up support for implementation of schemes to accelerate rural development, Joshi said at a national conference here of state ministers in charge of sanitation.

He suggested at the meet on accelerating the Total Sanitation Campaign that the panchayat development officer should be a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) or a person with similar qualifications.

The officer would be assisted by people with technical and accounting skills besides those relating to extension services.

‘Villages should get services of educated youth… We require different type of intervention at the grassroots… to play a role of catalyst and address the issues of quality of delivery,’ he said.

The minister said the proposal for appointment of panchayat development officers was being formulated by his ministry and would be implemented by the states.

He said that of 2,44,000 panchayats in the country, about 70,000 did not have a functional panchayat office.

He said the Total Sanitation Campaign had rapidly changed the sanitation map of India and should involve panchayats in a bigger way besides reaching out to school children in rural areas.

Secretary in the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation Arun Kumar Misra said an estimated 1.1 billion people in the world openly defecate and 58 percent were in India, mainly in rural areas.

He said work done so far under the sanitation campaign had covered only one percent of the poorest in the country.

‘So far, we have done the thing that is easier. To reach to the poorest of the poor in the next five years will need more effort,’ he said.

United Nations Children’s Fund representative Karin Hulshof said every dollar spent on sanitation accrues benefit of nine dollars in terms of improved health, social and economic benefits.

The Total Sanitation Campaign, launched in 1999, aims at eradicating the practice of open defecation in a demand driven and participatory approach by involving panchayats and local communities.

The meeting aimed at accelerating the campaign in a mission mode and achieve the target of total sanitation by 2015, officials said.