Karnataka State Police (KSP) Exam 2022

Karnataka State Police (KSP), led by the Director-General of Police and the Inspector General of Police, conducts several exams for various posts and agencies every year.

In 2022, Karnataka State Police has announced more than 4000 vacancies ranging under various police agencies like traffic police, metropolitan force, border security force, Indian income tax department, narcotics control, railway protection force, etc. Therefore, all the aspiring eligible candidates can apply for the KSP recruitment 2022 exams.

The selection process of KSP exams has four stages:

  1. Written Exam
  2. Physical Test
  3. Medical Examination
  4. Interview

Candidates can also familiarize themselves with the list of other government exams conducted in the country at the linked article. Here, one can check the upcoming exams, important dates, etc. for their reference.

Important Dates for The Exam



27 January 2022

Online form submission

29 January 2022

Last date to pay the exam application fee

October 2022

KSP hall ticket issuance

To be announced

Prelim exam

To be announced

Mains exam

To be announced

2022 exam results

KSP Admit Card

The admit card for the KSP recruitment exams is released on the official website of the KSP department. Hence, it is crucial for candidates to regularly check the website to see whether the KSP admit card has been made available. Usually, the admit card is released 15-20 days before the exam. For example, in 2021, for the exam scheduled on 3 October 2021, the KSP hall ticket 2021 was released on 27 September 2021.

Make sure you check correctly all the details mentioned on the admit card. Some of the essential details are:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Photograph and signature
  • Registration number
  • Exam Centre Name and location
  • Exam date
  • Reporting time
  • Documents to carry for the exam
  • Any other instructions

Also, aspirants must check out the details about the Indian Police Service (IPS) exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. It is one of the highest grades examinations conducted in the country.

How to Download the KSP Admit Card?

Follow the steps mentioned below carefully to download the KSP admit card.

  • Open the official website of the Karnataka Police Department
  • Locate the link ‘Admit Card’ in the notification section
  • Enter the correct user ID and password
  • Download the admit card and save it
  • Take a printout of the to admit card while going to write the exam

Documents to Carry With KSP Admit Card

On the exam day, candidates will have to carry their KSP admit card along with the following things. So make sure you do not forget to carry these things along with you.

  • KSP admit card
  • Valid ID proof (Aadhaar card, PAN card, driving license, passport)
  • 1 passport size photograph
  • Blue/black ballpoint pen
  • Pencil
  • Mask and small sanitizer bottle

Given below are links for candidates’ reference from the perspective of state police examinations:

How to Set a New Password to Download the KSP Admit Card?

If you have forgotten your password and want to set a new password, you can do that easily. You need to remember your password or set a new password to download your admit card. Follow the steps mentioned below to set a new password:

  • Locate ‘forgot password’ on the login page
  • Enter the registered email id, and a link will be sent to your email
  • Open the email id you mentioned
  • Click on the link in the email
  • Set your new password
  • Retype your new password
  • Click on submit, and a new password will be sent to you
  • Use the new password to log in and download your KSP admit card

Eligibility Criteria for the Exam

All the candidates should check the eligibility criterion before applying for KSP recruitments. The eligibility criterion for each post might differ a little, but some essential criteria required for each position have been mentioned below:

  • The candidate has to be an Indian citizen
  • The candidate must have passed class 10th board from a recognized board or institution
  • Age must be between 18 and 25 for the general category
  • Age must be between 18 and 27 for SC/ST/OBC
  • Age must be between 18 and 30 for tribal positions candidates

Online Application Form

The steps to apply for the 2022 application form and receive the KSP admit card are as follows:

  • Open the official website of the Karnataka State Police Department
  • Register with an email address and mobile phone number
  • Locate the ‘News Section’ on the home page
  • Open the notification section
  • Find the PDF of the Karnataka Police Recruitment Notification 2022
  • Read the PDF carefully and check to see if you are eligible to apply for your desired post
  • Carefully read the instructions
  • Click on the link ‘Apply Online.’
  • Fill on the required information correctly
  • Pay the application fee
  • Submit the form successfully

Documents Required for The Application Form

  • Identity card (Voter ID, passport, ration card)
  • Residence certificate
  • Class 10th Marksheet
  • Class 12th Marksheet (if required)
  • Birth certificate
  • Driving License
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Pan Card
  • Passport size photographs

KSP Mains Exam Paper Pattern

The Karnataka State Police (KSP) exam is divided into three parts and carries 50 marks in total. The total duration of the exam is 90 minutes and consists of a language paper (English/Kannada).


Marks Carried

Essay writing

20 marks

Precise writing

10 marks

Sentence Translation

20 marks

We hope all the information mentioned above will be helpful for all the aspiring candidates for KSP 2022 exam. It is advisable to keep yourself updated by visiting the official website of KSP. Do not miss out on important dates and events related to the exam. It can be daunting to prepare for the exam alone. Do not hesitate to ask for help from friends and family when needed.

Candidates preparing for other government exams can get the Best Preparation Strategy for Competitive Exams at the linked article. For any further details, exam updates, study material or preparation tips, turn to BYJU’S for assistance.

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