The Government of Karnataka has announced as many as 1624 vacancies for Panchayath Development Officers and Grama Panchayath Secretary in Grade 1. Among the total posts, 815 are for Panchayath Development Officers and 809 for Grama Panchayath Secretary in the department of RDPR. The recruitment process will be carried out by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA).

The application procedure for the Grama Panchayath Secretary and Panchayath Development Officers has started on September 16 and last date to fill online application form is October 15, 2016. The details on KEA Recruitment 2016 like eligibility criteria, selection procedure, important dates and how to apply are given below.   

Post and Vacancy Details:


No. of Vacancy

Pay Scale

Panchayath Development Officer


Rs. 20,000-36,300

Grama Panchayath Secretary


Rs. 14,550-26,700

Age Limit and Qualification for KEA Recruitment 2016:

Age Limit: 21 to 35 years

Education Qualification: Candidates must have graduate degree from recognized University/Institute.


Application Procedure: The application form for KEA recruitment 2016 can be filled in online mode only. Interested candidates are advised to read the application procedure carefully before applying because any mistake will lead to cancellation of candidates.  Candidates can apply for KEA recruitment 2016 from the link given below on this page.  


Application Fee:


Fee for One post

Fee for Two post

For General Merit and Others

Rs. 500

Rs. 750

For Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, Category-1

Rs. 250

Rs. 400

For Differently Abled candidates (Candidates with 40% and above disability and who are having a certificate to that effect from District Surgeon)

No Fees

Selection Process: Candidates will be selected based on their performance in written test.


Important Dates:

KEA 2016 Exam Events

Important Dates

Commencement of entry of online Application


Last Date to Enter online Application


Last date to pay the fees in the Computerized e-Post Office


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