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Karnataka PSI Exam - Complete Details

About Karnataka PSI Exam

The Karnataka State Police Department is the law enforcement agency for the Indian state of Karnataka. The department is headed by the Director-General and Inspector General of Police. The exam is conducted for recruiting police sub-inspectors for the various districts in Karnataka.

Karnataka PSI Notification

Karnataka State Police (KSP) has announced notification for the recruitment of Police Sub Inspector (Civil) vacancies on March 05, 2021, @recruitment.ksp.gov.in. Candidates who have completed graduation and are interested in Karnataka PSI can apply online from April 01, 2021. A total of 402 vacancies have been released officially for this recruitment. As per the extension notice released again, the online application has been extended to 7th July 2021. For those candidates who are interested in police recruitment, this is a great opportunity to apply.

Karnataka PSI Exam- Overview

Department NameKarnataka State Police Department
Name of PostPolice Sub Inspector (PSI)
Total Positions402
Application Commencement Date23 January to 22 February 2021
Exam Date14 November 2021
KSP PSI Call Letter Available From15 days before the exam date
Official Websitehttp://psicivil21.ksp-online.in/

Karnataka Police Sub Inspector - Important Dates

Apply Online Start Date1st April 2021
Apply Online Last Date7th July 2021
Last Date for Payment of Fee9th July 2021

Karnataka PSI Mock Tests

Karnataka PSI Mock tests have the following features:

  • 20 Full-Length Mock Test in the latest pattern with detailed solutions
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Karnataka PSI Exam - Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

  • The candidates holding a Graduation Degree are eligible to apply.

Age Limit

For Direct Recruitment:

  • Age Limit: 21-30 Years

Karnataka PSI Application Fees

  • For GM & OBC (2A, 2B, 3A, 3B): Rs. 500/-
  • For SC, ST, CAT-01: Rs. 250/-

Application Process for Karnataka PSI 2021

  1. The online registration process will be active till July 7th, 2021.
  2. Register by creating a username and email id.
  3. Go to the Login Page
  4. Complete the application form by filling in all the details: credentials, email address, phone number, Education qualifications, and other contact details
  5. Upload signature, photograph, and required certificates
  6. Make payment and Submit
  7. Save the Application form for future reference.

Karnataka PSI Exam Pattern

The KSP Police Sub Inspector Exam will be of two types viz. Descriptive Type & Objective Type. The Descriptive type exam will have 50 marks while the objective type exam carries 150 marks. The time allotment for KSP PSI Exam is 1 Hr 30 Mins for each test.

KSP PSI Paper Pattern (Descriptive Test)

Paper 1Essay Writing (600 words)201 Hour 30 Minutes
Precis Writing10
Translation from English to Kannada and Vice Versa10+10

 KSP PSI Paper Pattern (Objective Type Test)

Paper 2Mental Ability and Current Affairs1501 Hour 30 Minutes

Note: 1/4th marks will be deducted for the wrong answer

Karnataka PSI Salary 

Karnataka PSI Salary is in the range of Rs. 37,900 to Rs. 70850/- per month

Karnataka Police Sub Inspector Selection Criteria

The selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of a written exam, endurance test and physical standard test.

For PSTCategoryHeightChestWeight 
 Male168 cm86 cm (5cm Expansion)
 Service Candidates168 cm86 cm (5cm Expansion)
 Female157 cmNot Applicable45 kgs
For ETRace/ RunningLong Jump (3 Chance)Shot Put (3 Chance)High Jump (3 Chance)
Male1600 meters in 7 minutes3.80 meters5.60 meters (7.26 kg)1.20 meters
Ex-Serviceman & Female400 meters in 2 minutes 10 Sec2.50 meters3.75 meters (4 kg)0.90 meters

Karnataka PSI Recruitment 2021- Vacancy

PostNo.of Vacancies
Police Sub Inspector (Civil) – 402 Posts402

Karnataka PSI Syllabus

Karnataka PSI Syllabus for Mental Ability

  1. Problems on Trains.
  2. Percentages.
  3. Ratios and Proportion.
  4. H.C.F. and L.C.M.
  5. Pipes and Cisterns.
  6. Problems on Ages.
  7. Data Interpretation.
  8. Mixture and Allegation.
  9. Boats and Streams.
  10. Simple & Compound Interest.
  11. Time and Work.
  12. Discounts.
  13. Average.
  14. Number System.
  15. Profit and Loss.
  16. Time and Distance.
  17. Clocks and Calendars.

Karnataka PSI Syllabus for Current Affairs

  1. General Policy.
  2. Countries and Capitals.
  3. International and National Organizations.
  4. Science and Technology.
  5. Science – Inventions & Discoveries.
  6. Important Days.
  7. Indian History.
  8. Books and Authors.
  9. Awards and Honors.
  10. Capitals of India.
  11. Indian Economy.
  12. Budget and Five Year Plans.
  13. GK – National and International.
  14. Indian National Movement.

Exam Date

14 November 2021

Total Vacancies



When is the Karnataka PSI Exam Date?

The exam date for Karnataka PSI exam is 14th November 2021

What is the age limit for Karnataka PSI? +

Minimum 21 years to Maximum 30 years.

What is the application fee for Karnataka PSI? +

For GM & OBC (2A, 2B, 3A, 3B): Rs. 500/- and For SC, ST, CAT-01: Rs. 250/-

What is the number of vacancies for Karnataka PSI 2021? +

402 vacancies are announced for Karnataka PSI.

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