KPSC FDA SDA Recruitment 2022

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KPSC FDA SDA MDV List for the 2019 cycle has been released. The candidates must note that the dv list is released for the Recruitment Cycle : 2019. The Karnataka Public Service Commission is one of the prominent organizations of the Karnataka state. The applicants can check the details on KPSC FDA SDA Recruitment further in the article.

  • The KPSC FDA SDA selection process is divided into two phases including written examination and interview or skill test.
  • The KPSC FDA SDA written examination has been concluded and the results shall be out soon.
  • The KPSC FDA SDA syllabus includes Kannada and English language and General Knowledge.

A total of 2401 vacancies were released for the ongoing recruitment cycle. A similar number of vacancies are expected to be released by the organization in the upcoming cycle.

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KPSC FDA SDA Recruitment Overview

Name of Organization

Karnataka Public Service Commission

FDA/SDA Full Form

First Division Assistant/Second Division Assistant

Exam Conducting Body

Karnataka Public Service Commission

Post Name


Total Vacancy

  • FDA: 1112

  • SDA: 1279

Last Date to Apply

6th March 2021

Admit Card Release Date

07th September 2021

Exam Date

18th & 19th September 2021

Result Date

7th July 2022 (Kannada Language, SDA)


Government Jobs In Karnataka


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KPSC SDA RPC Official Notification PDF

KPSC SDA HK Official Notification PDF

KPSC FDA RPC Official Notification PDF

KPSC FDA HK Official Notification PDF


3rd September 2022: KPSC SDA DV List 2019 Out!

The Karnataka Public Service Commission has released KPSC SDA List of Candidates shortlisted for the DV process has been released. The candidates can check the list using the direct links mentioned below.

Direct Link to Check KPSC SDA DV List (RPC)

Direct Link to Check KPSC SDA DV List (HK)

22nd August 2022: KPSC FDA SDA Marks 2018 -19 Out!

The Karnataka Public Service Commission has released KPSC FDA SDA Marks for the 2018-19 cycles. The candidates can download the marks by logging in with Username and Password. Below is the direct link to check the marks.

Direct Link to Check KPSC FDA SDA Marks 2018 – 19 

Check KPSC FDA SDA Marks Notice

7th July 2022: KPSC SDA Result for Kannada Language Out!

The KPSC has released the result for the Kannada Language Test conducted for the applicants of SDA Recruitment (Advt. No. 800-801/2019-20). Candidates can download their result using the link given below.

Download KPSC SDA Result (Kannada Language)

22nd October 2021: KPSC SDA Revised Answer Key Out

The KPSC SDA Revised Answer Key has been released. The objections on the provisional answer key were accepted till 29th September 2021 and the revised answer key has been released after considering all of them.

Download  KPSC SDA Revised Answer Key

22nd September 2021: KPSC SDA Answer Key Out

The KPSC has released the answer key for the KPSC SDA exam that took place on 19th September 2021. The objections are being accepted till 29th September 2021. Check the KPSC SDA Answer Key for more details.

KPSC FDA SDA Vacancy 2021

The candidates should note that the official notification for the concerned posts has not been published yet for the year 2021. However, we are providing essential information regarding the vacancies of the KPSC FDA SDA as per the previous year’s notification. The combined number of vacancies for the KPSC FDA/SDA recruitment was 2401 in the recruitment cycle of 2020. The KPSC has distributed the number of vacancies for each post in two regional categories i.e RPC and HK. Out of 2401 vacancies, 1112 were available for the post of First Division Assistant and the remaining 1289 openings were available for the Second Division Assistant. The highest number of vacancies for both posts are available for the RPC region. The post-wise and region-wise distribution of the vacancies is given in the table below.

















Read more about KPSC FDA SDA Vacancy here.

KPSC FDA SDA Apply Online 2021

Interested candidates for both posts must send the online applications through the KPSC online application portal. Any request for an offline application will not be entertained by the KPSC. Candidates can follow the given steps to apply.

Direct Link To Apply Online for KPSC FDA SDA Exam 2021

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Step 1: Click on the above-given link.

Step 2: Candidates have to register themselves if they are first-time users. Enter relevant details and generate a login ID and password.

Step 3: Find the link for KPSC FDA or KPSC SDA whichever post you wish to apply for.

Step 4: Click on 'Click Here To Apply'

Step 5: Enter all the relevant information required to fill the application form. If you are facing any trouble while uploading a photo/signature/thumb impression, use the photo resizing tool.

Step 6: Pay the application fee.

Step 7: Take a printout of the application form.

KPSC FDA SDA Application Fee

The application fee depends on the applicant's category. The application fee for the General/Unreserved category is Rs. 600. The SC/ST candidates are exempted. Every candidate, irrespective of the category will have to pay the processing fee of Rs. 35/- along with the application fee. The application fee is nonrefundable. The application fee for each category is as follows.


Application Fee

Processing Fee


Rs. 600/-

Rs. 35/-

2A, 2B, 3A, and 3B

Rs. 300/-


Rs. 50/-


Rs. 0/-

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KPSC FDA SDA Selection Process 2021

A. KPSC FDA Selection Process

It is expected that the selection process for the post of First Division Assistant will take place in two stages. The candidates will have to appear for the written examination before facing the final interview. The candidate will have to appear for a total of three papers. It is expected that the candidates may also have to appear for the skill test along with the interview. Hence the selection for the post of FDA will be as follows.

  1. Written examination
  2. Interview/Skill Test

B. KPSC SDA Selection Process

The candidates who will apply for the post of Second Division Assistant will also have to appear for the same type of written examination. The candidates who will successfully clear this examination will appear for document verification. The candidate may also have to face the interview in some cases. Hence, the selection process for SDA is as below.

  1. Written examination
  2. Document Verification/Interview

KPSC FDA SDA Eligibility Criteria 2021

In order to apply for this recruitment, a candidate has to satisfy certain rules of eligibility. These rules or criteria are defined in terms of age limit and educational qualification. The applications of the ineligible candidates will be rejected. Each criterion has been discussed below.

A. KPSC FDA Eligibility Criteria

  1. Age limit
    • Maximum Age: 35 years
    • Minimum Age: 21 years
  2. Educational Qualification: A Bachelor's degree/ equivalent from a UGC recognized university.

B. KPSC SDA Eligibility Criteria

  1. Age Limit:
    • Maximum Age: 35 years
    • Minimum Age: 18 years
  2. Educational Qualification: Candidate should be 12th class/ diploma/ ITI passed in the relevant stream from a recognized university.

Read more about KPSC FDA SDA Eligibility Criteria here

KPSC FDA SDA Syllabus 2021

A. KPSC FDA SDA Compulsory/Mandatory Kannada Syllabus

  • A comprehensive understanding
  • Translation from English to Kannada
  • Word knowledge
  • Short essay
  • Word experiment
  • Content abbreviation

B. KPSC FDA SDA General English/General Kannada Syllabus

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Spellings
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms

C. KPSC FDA SDA General Knowledge Syllabus

  • Indian Constitution
  • Current events
  • General science
  • Culture
  • Geography of India
  • Everyday observation
  • Indian History

Get detailed KPSC FDA SDA syllabus here

KPSC FDA SDA Exam Pattern 2021

Candidates must note that the pattern of examination will be the same for both FDA and SDA. The examination phase will consist of three papers namely, Mandatory Kannada, General English/ General Kannada and, General Knowledge. Candidates will have the choice to choose between General English and General Kannada for the second paper. The duration of each paper will be 90 minutes. All the papers will be objective type except Mandatory Kannada.







Compulsory/Mandatory Kannada



90 minutes


General English/ General Kannada

Objective type multiple choice questions


90 minutes


General Knowledge

Objective type multiple choice questions


90 minutes



270 minutes

Read more about KPSC FDA SDA Exam Pattern here

KPSC FDA SDA Admit Card 2021

The admit card will be released by the KPSC on their online portal approximately a week before the examination. It is mandatory for candidates to carry the admit card for the examination without fail. It is expected that the following steps can be used to download the admit card whenever it is released.

Direct Link To Download KPSC FDA SDA Hall Ticket

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Step 1: Click on the above given direct link.

Step 2: Log in using your credentials and entering the captcha.

Step 3: Find the link to download the admit card for the relevant stage of selection.

Step 4: Download the admit card.

Step 5: Take a print out on a clean white paper.

Read more about KPSC FDA SDA Admit card here.


Selected candidates will be offered wieat benefits with the salary. In addition to pay, they will also be eligible for various allowances as per the rules of the Karnataka Government.


Pay Scale

Additional Benefits

First Division Assistant (FDA)

INR 14,550 to 26,700/-

  • Medical Facilities
  • Transport Allowance
  • Pension

Second Division Assistant (SDA)

INR 21,400 to 42,000/-

KPSC FDA SDA Cut off 2021

The cut-off marks are the minimum qualifying marks that an aspirant must score. The cut-off depends on the category of the aspirant. The expected cut off for the written test is as follows. The cut off marks for FDA and SDA will be similar.


Cut off marks











Read more about KPSC FDA SDA cut off here.

KPSC FDA SDA Answer Key 2021

Once the examination is conducted, the KPSC will soon issue a tentative answer key on the official KPSC website. This key will consist of all the questions and their corresponding right options. Candidates will be given a deadline before which the candidates can challenge or raise objections. Candidates will have to pay a certain amount per objection. The details regarding this process will be released after the exam along with the tentative answer key itself. Once all the objections are addressed, the KPSC will release the final answer key.

Read more about KPSC FDA SDA Answer key.

How to Prepare for KPSC FDA SDA Exam 2021?

KPSC is one of the reputed organizations so the level of examination can be difficult. Here are some tips to help you with the KPSC FDA SDA exam preparations:

  • Read Kannada and English literature to understand the rules of both the languages. Focus on grammatical rules.
  • Stay updated with PrepForSure Current Affairs and score well in General Awareness.
  • Prepare well for the interview round and appear confident in front of the authorities.

Recommended Books for KPSC FDA SDA 2021

Given below are some of the recommended KPSC FDA SDA books by the experts for your reference. Study with these latest edition books and ace your examinations:





Kannada Grammar & Composition




Quick learning Objective General English


S Chand's

RS Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal

NCERT IX & X Books

(History, Civics, Geography)

General Awareness



Know Your State (Karnataka)

General Awareness



KPSC FDA SDA Result 2021

The KPSC candidates can make use of the following steps to check the result.

Step 1:Visit the KPSC website.

Step 2: Look for 'The Result' under the 'To the notice of applicant' section.

Step 3: Click on the link showing the result for the relevant stage of selection.

Step 4: Search for your registration number using CTRL+F.

Step 5: If your name appears you have qualified.

Step 6: Alternatively, candidates can access the KPSC Official Website

Step 7: Repeat the above steps.

Read more about KPSC FDA SDA result here

Hope this article was useful as well informative for all the aspirants. Candidates can download the PrepForSure App to get easy access to the various study materials. The app will help you with comprehensive study materials and will provide an interactive way of learning.