KSP SI (Karnataka State Industrial Security Force) Exam Syllabus 2022

The registration window for the SI (Karnataka State Industrial Security Force) exam closed on March 3, 2022. The exam dates for the Physical Standard Test and Endurance test are yet to be notified. If you are planning to appear for the exam, go through the syllabus and exam pattern given in the next section. You can also refer to the official notification published by the Karnataka State Police on its website. All updates related to the KSP SI exam will be made available on this page. 

Syllabus and Exam Pattern of the KSP SI KSISF Test 2022

The KSP SI exam for the Karnataka State Industrial Security Force is conducted in two stages:

  1. Physical Standard Test (PST) and Endurance Test (ET)
  2. Written Test

The details of the 2 stages are given below.

Stage 1: Physical Standard Test (PST)

Candidates who clear the Physical Standard Test (PST) can appear for the endurance test.  The minimum eligibility criteria for the PST are given in the tables below:

Physical Standard Test (PST) for Men and Transgender Male Candidates (Excluding Women, Inservice & Ex-Servicemen)

S.No. Description Qualifying Time/Distance
1 Height  170 cms for Men and Transgender Male
2 Chest 86 Cms- When fully expanded (Minimum expansion must be 5  cms)

PST for Women, Transgender Women, In-Service Candidates  and Ex-Servicemen

S.No. Description Qualifying Time/Distance
1 Height 158 Cm for Women and Transgender women

168 Cm for Inservice & No Height for Ex servicemen

2 Chest (Men only) 86 cm- When fully expanded (Minimum Expansion must be 5 Cm) – For  Inservice & Ex-servicemen
3 Weight  (Women only) 45 Kg

Stage 2:   Endurance Test (ET)

Candidates who pass the PST are eligible to appear for the Endurance test. Candidates have to pass the Physical Standard Test  (PST) and Endurance Test (ET) to qualify for the next stage of the KSP SI exam. The events and minimum eligibility criteria for the ET are given in the tables below:

Endurance Test For All Direct Candidates (Excluding Women, In-service & Ex-Servicemen)

Name of the Post Event Qualifying Time/Distance
SI (KSISF) 1600m Run  6.30 minutes
Long Jump 

Or 

High Jump

3.80m (In 3 chances only) 

Or 

1.20m (In 3 chances only)

Shotput (7.26 Kgs)  5.60m (In 3 chances only)

Endurance Test For Women, In-service Candidates & Ex-Serviceman

Name of the Post  Event Qualifying Time & Distance
SI (KSISF) 400m Run  2 Minutes

(In-service women)

2 min 30 seconds

Long Jump 

Or 

High Jump

(Direct Exservicemen)

2.50m (In 3 chances only) 

(Inservice Male)

3.20 m (In 3 chances only)

(In-service Women)

2m (3 chances only)

OR

(Direct Exservicemen)

0.90 m (In 3 chances only)

(Inservice Male)

1 m (In 3 chances only)

(Inservice Women)

0.80 m (In 3 chances only)

Shot Put ( 4 Kg)  (Direct Exservicemen)

3.75m (In 3 chances only)

Shot Put ( 7.26 Kg) (Inservice Male)

4.50m (In 3 chances only)

Shot Put ( 4 Kg)  (Inservice Women)

3. 5m (In 3 chances only)

Stage 3: Written Test

The written test consists of two papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is descriptive in nature and Paper 2 is of objective type. More details about the exam pattern and syllabus is given in the table below.

Syllabus and Exam Pattern of the Written Test 2022

Papers Papers Duration of the Exam Total Marks
Paper 1
  • It contains 2 parts and is for a duration of 1 hour.

Part 1: Essay writing in English or Kannada (30 Marks)

Part 2: Translation of Passage from English to Kannada and Kannada to English (20 marks)

  • There is no minimum qualifying score for Paper 1
1 hour 50
Paper 2
  • Exam is of objective type with MCQs
  • There is negative marking of 0.375 marks for each wrong answer
  • It consists of questions pertaining to general studies comprising:
  1. General knowledge based questions on
  1. Science
  2. Geography
  3. Modern Indian History; National Freedom Movement
  4. Indian Constitution; Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles
  1. General Mental Ability
    1. Computational skills
    2. Spatial recognition skills
    3. Comprehension
    4. Judgement
    5. Decision making capability
    6. Moral Education
  • Candidates must score 30% or more to pass the written exam 
  • Based on marks scored in the written exam, a provisional list comprising the names of selected candidates will be prepared by the Selection Authority. Written test will be followed by Medical examination.
1 hour 30 minutes 150 marks

Stage 3: Medical Examination

Medical examination of the selected candidates will take place after the release of the provisional list. The Medical examination will be conducted by a Medical Board. The venue, time and date for the medical examination will be decided by the Selection Authority.

After completion of the medical examination, a final list comprising the names of selected candidates will be published by the Selection Authority. This final list will also be sent to the Appointment Authority, which will enquire and verify the documents and antecedents of candidates before appointing the selected candidates.

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