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


Government of Karnataka, Department of Rural Development and Panchayath Raj (RDPR) has been initiated the process of recruitment of Panchayath Development Officers (PDO) and Grama Panchayath Secretary (Grade-1) posts. The Panchayath Raj Department of Karnataka has chosen Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) for conducting the examinations and instructed the prescribed examination fee in favor of the Government. 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. General (GM), 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B Candidates : Rs.500
  2. SC, ST, Cat-1, PwD and Ex-Servicemen : Rs.300



The following dates are tentative dates as the Dept. of Panchayath Raj requested from the Karnataka Examination Authority for the PDO and Grama Panchayath Secretary (Grade-1) Recruitment:

  1. Starting of Online Application Registration (Tentative) : August 2016 (Ends on 15th October 2016)
  2. Tentative Date of Competitive Examination : December 2016 (revised)


The official notification for PDO Recruitment will be announces soon. The notification includes the age limits, educational qualification, exact dates for submission of applications and payment of fees, etc.

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.

Please Note: The information provided above are not final. They might vary with the official notification issued by RDPR or KEA in near future. We strongly suggest you to refer the official notification, once it is available.

PDO Examination- Syllabus PDO Recruitment- Official Letter
PDO Examination - Model Question Paper (Kannada) PDO Examination - Model Question Paper (English)

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