Under Article 320(1) of the Constitution, it is the duty of the State Public Service Commission to
             conduct Examinations and Recruitment for appointments to the services of the State.

             Discharging the aforesaid function is the Constitutional obligation of the State Service Commission.

             Under Clause 3 of Article 320, the Commission should  be consulted by the Government on  matters
             described in clause (3) B  to  (e) of the Constitution.

             In exercise of the  powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India, the
             Governor of Karnataka has made the following rules/regulations for making selections to various
             categories of posts in the State Civil Services on the  basis of

                         1)      Both Competitive Examination and Personality test.

2)      Only by Interview

3)      Only by Competitive Examination


The following Rules/ Regulations framed by the State Government are being followed by the KPSC while recruiting candidates to various categories of posts and    services.

             (1)   The Karnataka Civil Services (General Recruitment) Rules 1977.

(2)   The Karnataka Recruitment of Gazetted Probationers (Appointment by Competitive Examination) Rules , 1997.

(3)   The Karnataka Public Works Engineering Department Services  (Recruitment of Assistant  Executive Engineers Division-I by Competitive Examination) Rules  1973 and the Karnataka Recruitment of Assistant Executive Engineers- Division-I (Special ) Rules, 1979.

(4)   The Karnataka Education Department  Services (Department of Public Instruction)  (Recruitment)  Rules, 1967.

(5)   The Karnataka State Civil Services  (Direct Recruitment by Selection) 

      Rules, 1973.

(6)   The Karnataka Civil Services  (Recruitment to the Ministerial Post)