Last March, 1500 posts of Panchayat Development Officers in the pay scale of Rs.37000-70,850 were upgraded to Senior Panchayat Development Officers in the pay scale of Rs.40900-78200 (Group B Junior Band). The remaining 4521 Panchayat Development Officer posts were continued in the pay scale of Rs.37000-70,850 (in Group C Group). The announcement of the government proceedings has informed that the recruitment procedure will be issued separately for the newly announced senior PDO, PDO posts.
Thus, among the vacant posts in the state government Panchayat Raj Department, new notifications are likely to be released for 326 Panchayat Development Officers, 635 Grade-1 Secretaries, 340 Grade-2 Secretaries, 625 Second Grade Assistants.
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What are the post qualifications for PDO posts? How much is the salary? What will be the exam pattern? How to apply? Read all the information below.
Which recruiting authority will conduct the recruitment process for PDO post?
Karnataka Examinations Authority will notify and conduct the recruitment process for the post of PDO / Panchayat Development Officer.
What are the qualifications for the post of Panchayat Development Officer?
Gram Panchayat Development Officer must have passed any degree. or shall have passed a qualification recognized by the Government as equivalent to such examination.
Can those who are pursuing final degree apply for PDO post?
Degree pass candidates can apply within the prescribed last date for submission of application. But those who are still studying are not allowed to apply.
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How to apply for PDO post?
Along with the notification, the Karnataka Examinations Authority will release an online link to apply. Click on the given link, you can apply by giving the personal details, qualification details asked there. KEA website address is kea.kar.nic.in.
Age Qualifications for PDO Posts
Must be at least 18 years old.
Maximum age for general category candidates should not exceed 35 years.
For backward category candidates, maximum age should not exceed 38 years.
SC/ST/Category-1 candidates should not exceed 40 years.
How is the recruitment test for the post of Panchayat Development Officer?
A competitive examination is conducted for a total of 400 marks.
Paper-1 – Examination for 200 Marks.
There will be 100 marks for General Knowledge, General Kannada, General English and total 200 marks for the exam. Exam duration 2 hours.
There will be objective multiple choice questions.
Paper-2- There will be an exam of 200 marks.
100 questions on Rural Development and Panchayat Raj will be asked for 200 marks. The exam will be of two hours duration.
This paper is objective multiple choice model paper.
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How much is the salary for PDO post?
PDO Pay Scale Rs.37000-70,850 (Group C Band).
Senior Panchayat Development Officer Pay Scale Rs.40900-78200 (Group B Junior Band).
Selection for the Panchayat Development Officer posts will be done first on the basis of the superiority of the marks obtained in the recruitment examination and according to the prevailing reservation rules and considering the preference given by the candidates.
Exam Fee Details
Examination Fee for General / OBC Categories : Rs.500.
Rs.250 for SC / ST / Category-1 candidates.
What is the Syllabus for PDO Exam? What to read?
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