KPSC FDA SDA Exam Pattern and Syllabus

KPSC FDA SDA Exam Pattern and Syllabus


The Government has released vacancies in thousands of different exams and a lakh of candidates applies for the examination. Every examination has a different syllabus and exam patterns and we here update the syllabus and the exam patterns according to the exam and serve for the aspirants to prepare for the examination. One should get a complete idea about the KPSC exam pattern and the KPSC exam syllabus from this post.

The syllabus exam pattern and the previous year’s papers will help to boost the preparation level of the candidate so do the regular preparation and the practice with which one can clear the examination.

The KPSC and SDA exam are of high honor so they are basically a good government job. They are largely on demand. so cracking the KPSC is not easy at all.  it will take great preparation to crack the exam.

KPSC invited applications from eligible candidates. Download the  KPSC FDA SDA Previous Papers and Model Papers from the official website to get a complete idea regarding the examination.


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KPSC FDA SDA Exam Pattern 

Basically, it consists of the written and the interview test.

All three papers need to be cleared. The KPSC paper is of 1:30 hrs of individual paper.

No Paper Marks Duration of Paper
1 Paper 1 (Compulsory Kannada) 150 1 Hrs. 30 Min.
2 Paper 2 (General English/ General Kannada) 100 1 Hrs. 30 Min.
3 General Knowledge 100 1 Hrs. 30 Min.


Preparation cannot begin without the syllabus. The syllabus is the list of all chapters of all subjects from which questions will appear in the examination. The syllabus is the spine of every examination and it needs to be checked before the preparation of the exam

The first and the second division consist of the interview and the written test. Applicants need to clear the interview Candidates will be having 3 main papers. Paper -I am a compulsory paper, that will be held for 150 marks. And the Compulsory paper in Kannada Language Paper. All the applicants must attend the paper-I. That is the same for all designations. The Paper-II is for General English/ General Kannada. Applicants can choose one among them based on their interests. The total number is 100 marks. The next one, Paper-III is for General Knowledge. Applicants must have General awareness/ GK to clear this section. Paper-III also will be held for 100 marks. Applicants can check the syllabus of each paper from the following.

The good part is, the KPSC FDA SDA syllabus is available in PDF format on the This makes it easily accessible. Moreover, the syllabus can never be lost.

Paper 1: Compulsory Kannada

Kannada is the mother tongue of the state so this language is a must.

Sr.No Syllabus Marks
1 Comprehensive
understanding of the subject
2 Usage of words 25
3 The brevity of the Subject 25
4 Knowledge of words 25
5 Short Essay 25
6 Translation from English to

Paper 2: General English/General Kannada

Knowledge of English is a must that compromises English grammar, sentence rearrangement, spotting the error, comprehension, etc Syllabus Marks
1 Spot the error Total Marks: 100
2 Fill in the blanks
3 Synonyms and antonyms
4 Idioms & phrases
5 Sentence improvement
6 Active & passive voices
7 Narration
8 Comprehension passages

Paper 3: General Knowledge

What has happened and what is currently running in the country and world, one should be well aware of this. Syllabus Marks
1 History Total Marks: 100
2 Culture
3 Geography
4 Economic Scene
5 General Policy
6 Scientific Research
7 Physics
8 Chemistry
9 Biology


The competition is tough so the candidate should make a strategy and plan accordingly so that they do not face any problem in clearing the exam. The paper is tough and there are many students for the exam so one should be well focused on this thing

Books for the Preparation of KPSC Exam

At first, here is a checklist for things you should be covering during your prep for KPSC FDA SDA exams:

  • Complete Paper Syllabus
  • Examination Pattern
  • Old Papers
  • Model Question Papers
  • Mock Test
  • Exam Related Important Books

These are some of the books that you should follow to crack the exam :

Author-Publisher-Seller Name Name of Book
Anurag Group of Publications SDA/FDA – General Knowledge & General English (Study Material In English)
Anurag Group of Publications SDA FDA Saamaanya Kannada
Anurag Group of Publications FDA SDA Previous Question Papers with Answers (16 OMR Sheet for Practice) – set of 2 books
Indian Book Academy KPSC KAS Prelims Solved Question Papers with 10 OMR Sheets for Practice (in Kannada)
K M Suresh FDA.SDA.PDO.DEd.BEd ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಕನ್ನಡ
Anurag Group of Publications Current Affairs – Useful for FDA SDA, BWSSB, RPF
Unnati Prakashana Saamaanya Kannada – FDA, SDA, B.Ed., D.Ed., PDO

Frequently Asked Questions – KPSC FDA SDA Exam FAQ


Q) How to prepare for the KPSC FDA SDA Exam?

As the applicants have applied for the KPSC FDA SDA Exam would have found relevant information about the Exam Pattern and the Exam Syllabus. Here we are providing you with FDA SDA past year question papers for the same. Download these FDA SDA question papers and start your studies afront. These papers are very beneficial for your KPSC Exam and improve your time management skills. 

These past 5-year question papers of the KPSC Exam have been provided free of cost for the candidates who have applied or will apply for the same. 

Q) What are the documents required for the SDA exam?

Candidates must have the degree of IInd PUC / 2yrs ITI / 10 + 2 (CBSE / ICSE) / 3 YEARS DIPLOMA Examination.

The open university will not be considered ads recognized university.

Q) Is there any negative marking in the KPSC FDA exam paper?

Yes, there will be negative marking. It will deduct 1/4th marks for every wrong answer.

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