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Eligibilty Criteria

The basic eligibility criteria for the post of KPSC Commercial Tax Officer is that the candidate should have a bachelor’s degree. Apart from this, the candidate should be between 21 to 35 years of age.

KPSC Commercial Tax Officer Age Limit

The lower age limit is 21 years and the upper age limit varies according to the category to which the candidate belongs.

Category Upper Age Limit
General 35 years
Cat 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B 38 years
Category I/PWD 40 years

KPSC Commercial Tax Officer Educational Qualification

  • The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university or college.
  • The candidates who are in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for KPSC Commercial Tax Officer Recruitment 2022.
Exam Pattern

The KPSC Commercial Tax Officer Recruitment 2022 Exam pattern for the examination is given below:

KPSC Commercial Tax Officer Recruitment Preliminary Exam

  • The prelims consist of two papers
  • It is an objective type exam
  • The marks obtained in the prelims exam is not counted in merit. They are only qualifying in nature.
  • The language of the question paper is English.
  • The duration of each of the two papers is 2 hours.
  • Each question is of two marks.
  • For every wrong answer, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks.
Paper Subject Number of Que Marks Duration
Paper -1 GS (National and International) 40 80 2 hours
Humanities (Indian Constitution, History of India and Karnataka, Geography of India and Karnataka, Economy) 60 120
Paper - 2 General Studies - State Importance 40 80 2 hours
Science and Technology, Environment and Ecology 30 60
Mental Ability 30 60

KPSC Commercial Tax Officer Recruitment Main Exam

  • Candidates who clear the prelims are eligible for the main examination.
  • It includes 9 papers; 2 papers are qualifying in nature.
  • The question papers for the exam will be descriptive type.
  • Each paper will be of 3 hours.
  • The language of the question papers is in English. Although, the language papers will be set in their respective languages.
Paper Subject Marks Duration
Qualifying Papers Kannada 150 2 hours
English 150 2 hours
Compulsory Papers Paper 1 Essay 250 3 hours
Paper 2 General Studies 1 250 3 hours
Paper 3 General Studies 2 250 3 hours
Paper 4 General Studies 3 250 3 hours
Paper 5 General Studies 4 250 3 hours
Paper 6 Optional Subject 1 250 3 hours
Paper 7 Optional Subject 2 250 3 hours
Total Marks 1750 -

The detailed KPSC Commercial Tax Officer Recruitment syllabus for the examis given below:

Preliminary Exam

KPSC Commercial Tax Officer Prelims Paper ‐ I

  • Current Affairs - National and International Importance.
  • Politics and Indian Economy, rural development, demographics, Indian planning, and economic reforms, poverty alleviation, social sector initiatives, and more.
  • Indian History – General understanding in its social, political, cultural, and economic aspects focusing on the national movement of India emphasizing on Karnataka Humanities.
  • World and Indian Geography with special emphasis on Karnataka.

    KPSC Commercial Tax Officer Prelims Paper ‐ II

    • Biodiversity and climate change
    • General Mental Ability- Logical reasoning, Analytical ability, and Comprehension
    • Problem-solving
    • Current State events and their importance
    • General Science and Technology, Environment and Ecology-contemporary developments in science & technology
    • Environmental ecology
    • Data interpretation (charts, data sufficiency, graphs, tables, and more)
    • Decision making
    • Basic innumeracy

    KPSC Commercial Tax Officer Main Syllabus

    Paper Important Topics
    Essay National, International, State and Local Issues
    General Studies-1
    • Rural Development Initiatives
    • Indian Economy
    • Karnataka Freedom movement
    • Modern History of India
    • Rural social system
    • Data Collection Analysis & Interpretation
    • Decentralization of Power
    • India and International Economic Relations
    • Socio-economic system
    • Cultural Heritage of India
    • Development Patterns
    • Rural Dev
    • Modern Mysore
    • Planning and Planning Goals
    • Political System and Government
    • Post-Independence Karnataka
    • Social Change, Movements, and Modernization
    General Studies-2
    • Public and Private Administration
    • Welfare machinery in India
    • Distribution of Legislative Powers
    • Informal and formal organization
    • Indian Physiography
    • Industrial Planning and Development
    • Urban land-use policy and Urbanization in Karnataka
    • Nature of the Indian Constitution Organizational behavior & concepts of management
    • UN and Specialized agencies
    • Organization structure
    • Lithosphere, Atmosphere, and Hydrosphere
    • Fundamental Rights
    • Management techniques and tools
    • Union and State services
    • Unicameral and Bicameral legislatures
    • Important Amendments
    • Physiographic divisions of Karnataka
    • Administrative Reforms
    • Physiography of Continents & their demographic distribution
    General Studies – 3
    • Agriculture Science Disasters, Pests, and Pollution
    • Energy Resources
    • Natural Science
    • Related Perception
    • Role of Information Technology in Human Health & Environment
    • Sericulture and Horticulture
    • Rural upliftment
    • Space Technology and Science
    • Basics of Science and Technology
    • Knowledge society
    • Biodiversity and Ecosystem
    • Animal Husbandry
    • State-community-civil society interface
    • Development policies, programs, and trade
    • Biotechnology initiatives
    • Environment Conservation
    • Natural Resources
    • Health and Hygiene
    • Solid Waste Management and Environmental Pollution
    General Studies – 4
    • Ethics in public administration
    • Human values
    • Ethics – essence, determinants, and consequences
    • Ethical and ethical governance
    • RTI and concept of public service
    • Foundational and aptitude values for civil service
    • Emotional intelligence and contribution of social thinkers
    • Impartiality, integrity, and non-partisanship

    KPSC Commercial Tax Officer Mains Optional Subjects

    The KPSC Mains optional subjects are given below, the candidate has a choice of optional subjects from the given list:

    Paper Topics
    Group1: Optional Subjects
    • Agriculture, Agriculture Marketing, Sericulture and Cooperation
    • Animal Husbandry
    • Veterinary Sciences and Fisheries
    • Anthropology
    • Botany
    • Chemistry
    • Civil Engineering
    • Commerce and Accountancy
    • Economics
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Geography
    • Geology
    • History
    • Law
    • Management
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Philosophy
    • Physics
    • Political Science and International Relations
    • Psychology
    • Public Administration
    • Sociology
    • Statistics
    • Zoology
    • Rural Development and Cooperation
    Group 2: Choose one Literature subject from the given list
    • Kannada
    • Urdu
    • Hindi
    • Hindi
    • English

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