KPSC Syllabus 2021 – SDA, FDA, Group A B C, ESI Exam Pattern, Subject, Questions

Latest KPSC Syllabus for FDA, SDA Exam 2021 – KPSC Exam Pattern for Technical/Non-Technical Group A, Group B, Group C posts.

The Karnataka Public Service Commission holds the written test for SDA, FDA, ESI, Excise Guard, Group A, Group B, Group C, etc posts each year. There are numerous Group A (Technical), Group B (Technical/ Non-Technical), Group C (Technical) Posts that are notified each year by KPSC.

On the other hand, the commission notifies the recruitment of Excise Sub Inspector, Excise Guard posts that will be filled up with the written test, physical test.

The schedule of the exams is mostly available with the job notification but it is the tentative one. There may be some change in these dates if the commission doesn’t get enough time to make preparations to hold the test.

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You must have complete knowledge of the KPSC Exam Pattern no matter when the exam will be held. The Group A, Group B, Group C, Excise Guard, ESI posts have been advertised by KPSC whose syllabus is shared by us in this article.

Post wise KPSC Syllabus 2021:

KPSC Exam Dates
Name of the Post Date of Exam
FDA 23 Jan, 28 Feb 2021
SDA 18th, 19th Sep 2021
Excise Sub-Inspector (ESI)
Excise Guard
Group A B C

KPSC Group A, B, C Syllabus 2021 – Technical, Non-Tech Exam Scheme

Exam Type Paper Marks Duration
Objective Type General Paper 200 1:30 min
Specific Paper 200 2 hrs

KPSC Group A, Group B, Group C Selection Scheme:

  • Written examination.
  • Personal Interview.
  • Documents Verification & Medical examination.

General Studies

  • Physics.
  • Chemistry.
  • Environment Science.
  • Geography.
  • General Knowledge.
  • Social Studies.


  • Time & Distance.
  • Simplification.
  • Time & Work.
  • Percentages.
  • Interest.
  • Problems on Ages.
  • Profit and Loss.
  • Pipes & Cisterns.
  • Averages.
  • Data Interpretation
  • Boats & Streams etc.

General English

  • Grammar.
  • Articles.
  • Hardware.
  • Antonyms.
  • Vocabulary.
  • Tenses.
  • Synonyms.
  • Idioms & Phrases.
  • Fill in the Blanks.
  • One Word Substitutions.
  • Error Correction.
  • Sentence Rearrangement.
  • Comprehension.

General Knowledge

  • Topics Relating to Current Events.
  • Geography.
  • General Sciences.
  • Indian Society and its Dynamics.
  • Social Sciences.
  • Indian Constitution and Public Administration.
  • History of India.
  • Mental Ability
  • Practical Knowledge.
  • Social changes and Land Reforms in Karnataka after Independence
  • Social and Cultural History of Karnataka.
  • Rural Development, Panchayat Raj Institutions, and Rural Co-operatives.
  • Karnataka’s Economy – its strength and weakness & present status.
  • Environmental problems and the Development issues of Karnataka
  • The role of Science and Technology for the efficient administration of Karnataka.

Electrical Engineering

  • Power Systems.
  • Control systems.
  • Electrical Circuits and Fields.
  • Measurements, Instrumentation and Transducers.
  • Electrical machines.
  • Computer Control of Processes, Networks
  • Industrial Instrumentation.
  • Power Electronics and Drives.
  • Analytical instrumentation.
  • Digital Electronics.
  • Digital Signal Processing.
  • Communication Engineering.


  • Strength Of Materials.
  • Fluid Mechanics And Machines.
  • Engineering Mechanics.
  • Air Compressor.
  • Heat Power.
  • Manufacturing Process.
  • Refrigerator and Air-Conditioning.
  • Welding And Allied Processes.
  • Machine Tools etc.

Civil Engg

  • Building Materials.
  • Surveying.
  • Hydraulics.
  • Estimating, Costing, and Valuation.
  • Transportation Engineering.
  • Soil Mechanics.
  • Concrete Technology.
  • Irrigation Engineering.
  • Environmental Engineering.
  • Structural Engineering.
  • Theory of structures.
  • Steel Design.

KPSC Excise Guard, ESI Exam Syllabus, Paper Pattern

The selection process for ESI & Excise Guard posts are as follows:

  • Physical Measurement Test.
  • Physical Endurance Test.
  • Written examination.
  • Medical Exam & Documents Verification.

The very first step is the Physical Measurement Test (PMT) in which the candidate’s weight and height must be checked. Those who are eligible as per the mentioned standards will be taking part in PET.

The Physical Endurance Test (PET) consists the various events to check out the candidate’s physical fitness. There will be events such as the 100 Meters race, high jump, long jump, etc. in Karnataka Excise department physical test.

ESI, Excise Guard Written Exam
Candidates who qualify the Physical test shall be called to participate in the written examination which follows the following pattern

Excise Sub Inspector (ESI) Exam Pattern

This written test to have two parts. Part I to have Questions of 50 Marks & Part II to have Questions of a total of 150 Marks. Only Objective type MCQ type Questions shall be asked in the paper.

Papers Subjects Marks Time
I Essay Writing in English or Kannada 30 90 Minutes
Translation of Passage from English to Kannada and Vice Versa 20
II General Studies (Objective Type) 150 90 Minutes
Total 200 3 Hours

KPSC Excise Guard Exam Pattern

Same as ESI Written Exam, the written test for Excise Guard posts is also divided into two Parts. Every part of the exam consists of questions for 200 marks. Each part carries the maximum allowed time of 02 Hours.

Subjects Marks Duration
Paper I. General English or Kannada 150 2 Hours
Paper-II. General knowledge 150 2 Hours
Total 300 4 Hours

KPSC SDA, FDA Exam Syllabus, Study Material 2021

Paper 1: Compulsory Kannada

Syllabus Marks
understanding of the subject
Usage of words 25
The brevity of the Subject 25
Knowledge of words 25
Short Essay 25
Translation from English to

Paper 2: General English/General Kannada

Syllabus Marks
Spot the error Total Marks: 100
Fill in the blanks
Synonyms and antonyms
Idioms & phrases
Sentence improvement
Active & passive voices
Comprehension passages

Paper 3:  General Knowledge

Syllabus Marks
History Total Marks: 100
Economic Scene
General Policy
Scientific Research

Karnataka PSC FDA SDA Exam Pattern

Name of paper Total Marks Time Duration
Paper 1 (Compulsory Kannada) 150 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Paper 2 (General English/General Kannada) 100 1 Hour 30 Minutes
General Knowledge 100 1 Hour 30 Minutes
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