RDO (RURAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER) Exam

Stages and Syllabus

KPSC RDO Exam Pattern

Part I A – Mental Ability and General Science
Part I B – General Knowledge & Current Affairs
Part II – General English
Part III – Regional Language (To be answered in
Malayalam/Tamil/Kannada)

a) Paragraph writing – 2 Nos.(Each not exceeding 200 words)
b) Short Essay – 1 No. (Not exceeding 500 words)
c) Translation

Topics for Paragraph Writing and Short Essay

  1. General Subjects (Other than those mentioned as Item 2)
    1. Agri based small scale and cottage industries and its role in rural
      economy.
    2. Planning – Decentralised planning — Significance of Local Self
      Government.
  2. Centre-State relationship — Central Government sponsored rural
  3. development programs.
  4. Planning Commission, Finance Commission — Its impact on rural
    development.
  5. Skill development in rural population — Women empowerment —
    Role of Kudumbasree etc.in rural women population.
  6. National Rural Employment Guarantee Program and Rural
    Development.
  7. Credit mobilization — Credit intake capacity in rural population —
    Role of’ rural banks and co-operative credit societies.
  8. Information Technology — Scope of providing employment
    facilities in rural areas.
  9. Eco-tourism and rural development.
  10. Problems in Tribal Sector.

Syllabus

In graduation candidates must have minimum 50% marks.
Exam syllabus for Preliminary exam is :

  1. Quantitative Aptitude.
  2. Numerical Aptitude.
  3. English Grammer.
  4. General Knowledge
  5. Computer.

Exam syllabus for Mains exam is :

  1. Hindi Language.
  2. English Language.
  3. History and Geography.
  4. Computer.

Previous Year Question Paper

Download free Rural Development and Cooperation Sample Papers …
https://market.edugorilla.com › KPSC › Rural Development and Cooperation

Question Paper – Introduction to Rural Development 2016 – 2017 BA …
https://www.shaalaa.com › … › Introduction to Rural Development › 2016 – 2017

Question Paper – Introduction to Rural Development 2015 – 2016 BA …
https://www.shaalaa.com › … › Introduction to Rural Development › 2015 – 2016

RDO Booklist for preparation
Panchayat& Rural Development/Panchayat Development Officer
https://www.amazon.in/Panchayat-Development-Officer-Engineer…/B00OLGKJT6

How to Apply:

Interested and eligible candidates may apply online through KPSC website – http://www.kpsc.kar.nic.in

Career Growth

First Promotion:

  • Block Development Officer (534 post in blocks) or Executive Magistrate (Total 147 post) having scale of 9300-34800 (PB II) Grade Pay 4800.

Second Promotion:

  • Assistant Project Officer (APO) 138 post.
  • Assistant District Development Officer 228 post.
  • Assistant Commissionaire Development Officer 54 post commissionaires level.
  • Assistant Director having 40 post state level.
  • Assistant Project Officer (APO), Assistant District Development Officer, Assistant Commissionaire Development Officer and Assistant Director (Total post 460)having Pay scale of 9300-34800 (PB II ) Grade Pay 5400

Third Promotion:

  • Project officer cum-Director, Account administration and Self employment, 38 post district level.
  • Project Officer-Cum-Director, National Employment Programme, 38 post district level.
  • District Development Officer, 38 post district level.
  • Chief Executive Officer, 38 post district level.
  • Deputy Dirrector,20 State level.
  • All the above 172 post in this category will having under 15600-3900 (PB III) Grade Pay 6600.

Fourth Promotion:

  • Deputy Development Commissioner cum Chief Executive officer 10 post.
  • Commissionaire Development Officer 9 post in Commissionaires.
  • Joint Director 15 post at state level.
  • Deputy Development Commissioner cum.
  • Chief Executive officer, Commissionaire Development Officer and Joint Director (total 34 post)Will come under 15600-39100 (PB III) Grade pay 7600

Fifth Promotion:

  • Additional Director 5 post State level.
  • ay scale 37400-67000 (PB IV) Grade pay 8700.
  • Total cadre strength 1961.