Karnataka State Police Armed Police Constable Recruitment 2022

Karnataka State Police (KSP) has invited applications for filling up the vacant posts of Armed Police Constable (CAR/DAR). Interested candidates can check the eligibility criteria, age limit, salary, selection procedure, exam pattern, vacancy details, application fee, and other important details from the article below. The last date to apply for the post is November 30, 2022.

Important Dates

Starting Date to apply 19 September 2022
Last Date to apply 30 November 2022
Last Date to Pay Fees 02 December 2022
Written Exam Date To be announced
Date of Endurance Test To be announced
Date of Physical Standard Test To be announced

Educational Qualification: 

The candidates must have passed SSLC/ 10th Standard or Equivalent from a recognized board or institution.

Physical Standards: 

Category Height Chest
General 168 cm 86 cm (5 cm expansion)
SC/ST/CAT-1/Tribal 155 cm 75 cm (5 cm expansion)

Age Limit

Candidates willing to apply for the KSP Armed Police Constable Recruitment 2022 must have 

  • Minimum age of 18 years, and
  • Maximum age for General and OBC (2A, 2B, 3A, 3B) is 25 years
  • The maximum age for SC, ST, CAT-1, and Tribal is 27 years
  • The maximum age for the Tribal of Karnataka is 30 years.

Also, the reserved category candidates are provided with relaxation in upper age limit as per the government rules.


Candidates of the KSP Armed Police will be given salary at a pay scale of Rs 23500- 550- 24600- 600-27000- 650-29600-750- 32600-850-36000-950-39800-1100-46400-1250-47650 per month.

Additional benefits and allowances will be provided by the department as stated by the rules.

Selection Procedure

There are three stages in the selection process of the KSP Armed Police Constable Recruitment 2022.

  • Written Examination: The written exam will be an objective questions type test and will have questions based on general knowledge, mental ability, and current affairs. The exam will be for 100 marks and will be for one and a half hours.
  • Endurance Test: After qualifying for the written test, the candidates will be called for an endurance test. The endurance test will be conducted as follows:
Event Qualifying Time/Distance
Running (1600 meters) General/OBC: Within 6 minutes and 30 seconds

SC/ST/CAT-1/Tribal: Within 7 minutes

Long Jump or High Jump General/OBC: Long Jump – Minimum 3.80 meters in three attempts 

High Jump – Minimum 1.20 meters in three attempts SC/ST/CAT-1/Tribal: Long Jump – Minimum 3.45 meters in three attempts

High Jump – Minimum 1.05 meters in three attempts

Shot Put (7.26 kg) General/OBC: Minimum distance of 5.60 meters in three attempts

SC/ST/CAT-1/Tribal: Minimum distance of 5.10 meters in three attempts

  • Physical Standard Test: Thereafter, the candidates will have to undergo a physical standard test. Under this test, the candidate’s height, chest, and weight will be measured according to the prescribed standards.
  • At last, the final merit will be shared disclosing the final shortlisted candidates on the basis of the marks obtained in the written examination.

Exam Pattern

Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
General Knowledge 50 50 1 hour 30 minutes
Mental Ability 50 50

The exam will be conducted in English and Kannada medium. It will be having objective type questions and no marks will be deducted for any incorrect answer you mark.

Vacancy Details

Candidates are called to fill up 3484 vacant posts of Army Police Constable (CAR/DAR). The category wise distribution of the vacancies is shared below.

Category No. of Vacancies
General 1400
SC 559
ST 280
CAT-1 139
OBC (2A) 557
OBC (2B) 139
OBC (3A) 278
OBC (3B) 132

Application Fee

The applicants will have to pay a certain amount as application fees as prescribed by the concerned authorities. The fees will be paid as follows:

  • For General and OBC (2A, 2B, 3A, 3B) Candidates: Rs. 400/-
  • For SC, ST, CAT-1, Tribal Candidates: Rs. 200/-

The application fee can be paid in both online and offline modes. Through debit cards, credit cards, net banking in online mode or offline through challan. 

How to Apply

  • Check out the official website of Karnataka State Police and make sure you read out the official notification of recruitment.
  • Check that you fully satisfy the required eligibility for the post. If yes, then follow the steps shared below.
  • Click on the “Application for the Post of Armed Police Constable (Men & Male Transgender) (CAR/DAR) -2022” under “Current Recruitment”.
  • Thereafter click on “new application” and then start your registration on the official portal for the exam.
  • Make sure you have an active email Id and mobile number to register yourself.
  • Enter all the required basic information and after registration, you will be provided with login credentials.
  • After that enter all the details in the application form.
  • Then you will have to Upload your scanned photograph, signature, left thumb impression, and handwritten declaration in the format prescribed in the form.
  • Pay the application fee as per your category through online mode and finally, submit the application form.
  • Don’t forget to take a printout of the form for future reference.

Crucial Links

Official Website Click Here
Notification Link Click Here link 1

Click Here Link 2

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