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Karnataka PDO Recruitment 2016-17 : Apply Online


Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) announced the recruitment of Panchayath Development Officers (PDO) and Grama Panchayath Secretary (Grade-1) posts. This recruitment process carries about 815 Panchayath Development Officers (PDO) and 809 Grama Panchayath Secretary (Grade-1) positions including the reserved vacancies for Hyderabad-Karnataka region.


Vacancies of Panchayath Development Officers (PDO) Direct Recruitment 2016-17

Panchayath Development Officers (PDO) Vacancies for 24 Districts (Other than H-K Region) : 638 Posts

Panchayath Development Officers (PDO) Vacancies for Hyderabad-Karnataka Region : 177 Posts

Vacancies of Grama Panchayath Secretary (Grade-1) Direct Recruitment 2016-17

Grama Panchayath Secretary (Grade-1) Vacancies for 24 Districts (Other than H-K Region) : 638 Posts

Grama Panchayath Secretary (Grade-1) Vacancies for Hyderabad-Karnataka Region : 171 Posts


  1. EDUCATIONAL : Must completed any bachelor’s degree (graduation) from recognised university
  2. AGE LIMIT : 
    1. Minimum Age : Completed 18 Years
    2. Maximum Age :
      1. General Merit : 35 Years
      2. 2A, 2B, 3A & 3B : 38 Years
      3. Cat-1, SC/ST : 40 Years


  1. Panchayath Development Officer (PDO) : Rs.20000-500- 21000-600- 24600-700- 28800-800- 33600-900-36300
  2. Grama Panchayath Secretary Grade-1: Rs.14550-350- 15600-400- 17200-450- 19000-500- 21000-600- 24600-700-26700


Selection of the PDO and Grama Panchayath Secretary (Grade-1) Posts are done through scores of competitive examination conducted by KEA. First preference will be given for PDO and the rest will be recruited for the later one. Please Note: There is no personal interview will be conducted for these posts.



For BOTH Posts

General (GM), 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B



SC, ST, Cat-1, PwD and Ex-Servicemen




  1. Starting of Online Application Registration  : 16 September 2016
  2. Last Date for Online Registration : 15 October 2016
  3. Last Date for Payment of Fees at Post Office : 18 October 2016
  4. Tentative Date of Competitive Examination : December 2016

Help line: 080 – 23 460 460Crust_PTR

Important Note: 

  1. The Degree results must be declared before applying to these posts. Result awaiting candidates are not eligible to apply for these posts.
  2. All the certificates includes, Kannada Medium Candidate, Rural Candidate, Caste Certificates, Physically Disability Certificate, Project Displaced Certificates, Hyderabad-Karnataka Reservation Claiming Certificate, etc are must be obtained on or before 15.10.2016

Syllabus for PDO Examination

We at CoastalHut have tried to provide the syllabus and model question papers for PDO Examinations. The below attachments help the job seekers to prepare for the PDO Jobs.

Also Read : PDO Recruitment 2016-17 : 1624 Posts in Karnataka Govt., Department of Panchayat Raj


Official NotificationApply Online PDO Vacancy Table - Non HK Region PDO Vacancy Table - HK Region GPS Vacancy Table - Non HK Region GPS Vacancy Table - HK Region PDO Examination- Syllabus PDO Exams- Model Question Papers

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