GENERAL ADMINISTRATION SECRETARIAT
No. GAD 12 SSR 72, Bangalore, dated 8th January, 1974
G.S.R. 10 -Whereas for purposes of ensuring that the official duties of persons appointed to public services and posts in connection with the affairs of the State of Karnataka are satisfactorily performed, it is expedient to make provision requiring them to pass appropriate service examinations and the Kannada Language Examination;
Now, Therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India, and with the previous approval of the Government of India, under the proviso to sub-section (7) of Section 115 of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956 (Central Act 37 of 1956) communicated in letter No. 5/28/72-SR (s), dated 16th November 1972 of the Government of India, Department of Personnel, the Governor of Karnataka hereby makes the following rules, namely:-
1. Title and Commencement.-(1) These rules may be called the Karnataka Civil Services (Service and Kannada Language Examinations) Rules, 1974.
2. Definitions.-In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,-
*As amended in G.N. No. GAD 44 SSR 74 dated 7th February 1975. Gazette dated 27th February 1975.
3. Obligation of Government servants to pass certain examinations.-(1) Save as otherwise provided in these rules, every Government servant shall within the period prescribed in sub-rule (2) pass,-
** As amended in G.N. No. GAD 11 SSR 75 dated 21st May 1975.
As amended in G.N. No. DPAR 9 SSR 78 dated 27th May 1978. Gazetted dated 1st June 1978.
* G.N.No. DPAR 9 SSR 78 dated 16th March 1979.
Provided that a person appointed to any post on probation shall pass the said examinations within the period of his probation.
**[(b) Where after the commencement of these rules,-
Provided that the State Government may by general or special order, and for reasons to be recorded in writing extend the period under this sub-rule to such extent as it deems fit.
** As amended in G.N. No. DPAR 33 SSR 77 dated 9th July 1979. Gazetted dated 2nd August 1979.
Notification No. DPAR 41 SSR 80 dated 4th November 1980 Gazette dated 13th November 1980 (Effective 7th July 1977). the Kannada Language Examination and the prescribed examinations if any in accordance with the provisions of sub-rules (1) and (2);
Provided that in the case of a Government servant other than a person appointed to any post on probation, the increment in the time scale of pay shall be granted during the period allowed under sub-rule (2) for passing the examinations.
Provided further that this sub-rule shall not be applicable to a Government servant who has been allotted or deemed to have been allotted to serve in connection with the affairs of the State of Karnataka under Section 115 of the States Re-organisation Act, 1956 while holding the post which he held on 1st November 1956 or the higher post on first stage promotion.
*Provided also that nothing in clause (a) shall be applicable to a Government servant who has attained or who attains the age of 45 years for the purposes of earning annual increments only.
**Provided also that a Government servant who is blind and whose job does not require him to read and write shall be exempt from passing any written service examination or the Kannada Language Examination for purposes of confirmation and earning annual increments, but shall however pass the Kannada Language Viva-Voce Examination.
* As amended in G.N. No. DPAR 21 SSR 77 dated 28th November 1977. Gazette dated 1.12.1977.
** As amended in G.N. No. DPAR 3 SSR 82 dated 30th August 1982. Gazette dated 23rd September 1982.
*** As amended in G.N. No. DPAR 21 SSR 77 dated 28th November 1977. Gazette dated 1st December 1977.
4. Restriction on promotions and appointments by transfers.-(1) After the expiry of a period of two years from the date of commencement of these rules, or from the date of prescription of the service examinations whichever is later =[or from the date on which provision is made for promoting the holder of a post to higher post for which service examinations are already prescribed, no Government servant shall be eligible-
Provided that this clause shall not be applicable in respect of the first stage promotion to the higher post on or after 1st November 1956, of a Government servant who has been allotted or deemed to have been allotted to serve in connection with the affairs of the State of Karnataka under Section 115 of the States Re-organisation Act, 1956.
As amended in DPAR 33 SSR 77 dated 9th July 1979, Gazette dated 2nd August 1979.
** As amended in G.N. No. DPAR 41 SSR 78 dated 14th February 1979.
* As amended in G.N. No. GAD 30 SSR 76 dated 24th April 1976, Gazette dated 29th April 1976.
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5. Savings.-(1) A Government servant who has passed-
= Notification No. DPAR 61 SSR 79 dt.18.8.89, Gazette dated 18th August 1989. Government Notification No. DPAR 5 SSR 82 dated 5th June 1982, Gazette dated 8th July 1982.
As amended in G.No. GAD 44 SSR 74 dated 7th February 1975 Gazette dated 27th February 1975 and GAD 65 SSR 75 dated 10th March 1976 Gazette dated 18th March 1976, DPAR 27 SSR 77 dated 17th April 1978 Gazette dated 27th April 1978.
As Amend in G.N. No. DPAR 25 SSR 83, dated 9th January 1984. s Notification No. DPAR 39 SSR 87 (I), dt. 13.2.89 Gazette dt.23.3.89.
*Provided that a Government Servant who has passed on or before the eight day of July 1982, the Examination specified in clause (a) in which Kannada is one of the subjects in a composite paper shall, on obtaining a certificate of exemption under sub-rule (5) be deemed to have passed the Kannada Language Examination under these rules.
***Provided further that a Government servant holding Group- “C” post for which the educational qualification prescribed is less than S.S.L.C. shall, on obtaining a certificate of exemption under sub-rule (5) be deemed to have passed the kannada Language Examination under these rules, if such Government servant has passed Kannada as the main language, second language or an optional subject, but not as one of the subjects in a composite paper, in S.S.L.C. even if he has failed in other subjects.
**[“(2A) If in Schedule III, an examination is specified as equivalent to a service examination for any Department then, the said examination shall, not withstanding that it is not specified as equivalent to a similar service examination for any other Department be deemed to be the equivalent examination to the said service examination for such other Department also, for purposes of sub-rule (2)”;
* As amended in G.N. No. DPAR 25 SSR 82, dated 9th January 1984.
** As amended in G.N. No. GAD 44 SSR 74 dated 19th February 1975, Gazette dated 27th February 1975.
*** G.N. No. DPAR 29 SSR 89, dated 29.8.2003. Gazette dated 15.9.2003.
1956, who in his parent State, was exempt from passing any examination specified as equivalent to a service examination, in Schedule-III on the ground that he has passed some other examination, shall on obtaining a certificate of exemption under sub-rule (5) be deemed to have passed the said service examination under these rules.
Explanation.-For the purposes of this sub-rule “appropriate authority” means.:-
As amended in G.N. No. GAD 44 SSR 74 dated 17th February 1975, Gazette dated 27th February 1975. if the Head of the office is a Gazetted Officer, and if he is not a Gazetted Officer, the next official Superior who is a Gazetted Officer.
7. Effect of these rules.-These rules shall have effect notwithstanding anything contained in any rule made under the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution of India or in any order made by the Governor or the State Government in respect of any post, but shall not effect any provision made in any law or rule specifying the qualification *[other than passing of a service examination or Kannada language examination required for recruitment to any post or category of posts in respect of which no provision is made in Schedule-II to these rules.
** Notification No. DPAR 36 SSR 86, dated 27th July 1987, Gazette dated 3rd September 1987.
FORM - I
[Vide Rule 5 (5)
APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION
FORM - II
[Vide Rule 5 (5)
CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION
(Under sub-rule (5) of rule 5 of the Karnataka Civil Services
(Service and Kannada Language Examination) Rules, 1974
Sri..............................................(Designation).................... is exempt from passing the examinations specified below:-
Signature of the appropriate authority.
*FORM - III
[Vide Sub-Rule (4) of rule 6
Sri......................................(Designation)............................ ...................................Department, Government of Karnataka, has passed the following prescribed examination/examinations and the Kannada Examination.
Name of the Date of Register No. Examination Examination
Signature of the appropriate authority”
* Inserted in G.N.No. GAD 3 SSR 74 dated 19th June 1974, Gazette dated 27th June 1974.
SCHEDULE - I
I KANNADA LANGUAGE EXAMINATION
*[The examination shall consist of two parts namely;
Written examination and Viva-Voce examination. No Government servant shall be eligible for the Kannada Viva-Voce examination unless, he has passed the Kannada Written examination.
SYLLABUS FOR THE KANNADA LANGUAGE EXAMINATION
WRITTEN EXAMINATION TWO (O2) PAPERS KANNADA LANGUAGE EXAMINATION Paper - I
Maximum Marks - 100 Time - 02 Hours Questions from the following text books only
* Notification No. DPAR 17 SSR 96, dated 18.3.2002, Gazette dated 20.3.2002.
METHOD OF SETTING QUESTION
PAPER PART - I - OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS
1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words chosen from
KANNADA LANGUAGE EXAMINATION Paper - II
Maximum Marks - 50 Time - 01 Hour
Translation from English to Kannada and Vice-Versa (simple passages) Kannada language (Viva-Voce) examination (each candidate being examined separately).
Maximum Marks - 50
The Viva-Voce Examination is designed to find out whether the candidates have acquired knowledge of the Kannada language necessary of general and social interact with the public of the State, especially with the village people (common folk).
It is not designed to find out whether the candidates have become scholars in the language. What is expected of them is that they should be able to read and write the simple kannada; that they should be able to read and understand the petitions presented by the public, especially villagers; that they should be able to converse easily and with fluency with the people particularly the rural folk and that they should be able to understand the needs of the common people expressed in the local language. In consideration of these objectives; there is no need to insist on the acquisition of a higher degree of proficiency in the Kannada language or its literature.
The Commission may also arrange for an informal conversation between a villager and the candidate for a short duration of ten minutes. During this conversation the ability of the candidate to understand and put across, idea fluently in Kannada could be judged.
II - SERVICE EXAMINATIONS
14. Commercial Taxes (Part-I) Examination.
Notification No. DPAR 47 SSR 85, dated 3rd December 1985 Gazette dated 9th January 1986.
* Notification No. GAD 22 SSR 75 (C), dated 24th June 1975, Gazette dated 10th July 1975.
* Notification No. DPAR 11 SSR 2003, dated 3rd February 2004, Gazette dated 4th February 2004.
**42. Youth Services Manual.
***43. Karnataka Public Service Commission Manual Examination.
***44. Examination in Recruitment Rules. ****45. Factories and Boilers Law.
**46. Department of Social Welfare and Backward Classes Manual and Classification \ Reservation Part I and II.
***47. Karnataka Home Guards Manual. ****48. Co-operative Audit Examination. z49. Food and Civil Supplies Examinations. zz50. Electricity Laws Examination. zzz51. Electricity (Audit and Accounts) Laws (Higher) Part I and Part II Examination.
52. Electricity (Audit and Accounts) Laws (Lower)
The Karnataka Administrative Tribunal Examination. @54. The Karnataka Consumer Protection State Commission and District Forum Services Examination.
NOTE. The Syllabi for the different examinations specified above shall be as specified below.
** Notification No. DPAR 62 SSR 76, dated 29th April 1977, Gazette dated 12th May 1977.
*** Notification No. DPAR 1 SSC 77 (II), dated 28th January 1978, Gazette dated 2nd February 1978.
**** Notification No. DPAR 19 SSR 82, dated 18th December 1982, Gazette dated 20th January 1983.
** Notification No. DPAR 19 SSR 84, dated 31st October 1984, Gazette dated 8th November 1984.
*** Notification No. DPAR 4 SSR 86, dated 21st July 1986, Gazette dated 7th August 1986.
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z Notification No. DPAR 39 SSR 87(I), dated 13.2.89 Gazette dated 23.3.89. zz Notification No. DPAR 35 SSR 88(I), dated 23.3.90 Gazette dated 26.4.90. zz z Notification No. DPAR 3 SSR 2002(I), dated 26.10.2002 Gazette dated 28.10.2002. zz zz Notification No. DPAR 43 SSR 88(I), dated 26.3.90 Gazette dated 31.5.90.
Notification No.DPAR 09 SSR 2000 (1), dated 16-10-2004 Gazette dt:18-10-2004
*[Accounts (Higher) ExaminationPaper - I
Marks - 100 Time - 3 Hours
The Karnataka Civil Service Rules Volume - I
Paper - II
Marks - 100 Time - 3 Hours
Note.-**[(1) Candidates who have passed SAS (All parts) Examination are exempted from appearing for Accounts Higher and Accounts Lower Examination.
***[(2) Candidates who had obtained not less than 40 percent marks in Accounts Higher Examination Paper I held in any session earlier than June/July 1977 session of the examination shall be deemed to have passed Accounts Higher Examination.
****[(3) Candidates who have passed Treasury Accounts examination (All parts) are exempted from passing Accounts Higher Examination.”
* Notification No. DPAR 31 SSR 76, dated 24th July 1978, Gazette dated 3rd August 1978.
** Notification No. GAD 44 SSR 74, dated 7th February 1975, Gazette dated 27th February 1975. (effective from 10th January 1974)
*** Notification No. DPAR 54 SSR 78, dated 16th April 1979, Gazette dated 26th April 1979.
**** Notification No. DPAR 56 SSC 82, dated 18th December 1982. (effective from 10th January 1974).
2. Accounts (Lower) Examination
Marks - 100 Time - 2 Hours
Marks - 200 Time - 3 Hours Common for all regions
Revenue (Higher) Examination - Part I Paper - II
Marks - 200 Time - 3 Hours Common for all Regions
Minor Acts and Rules:-
Revenue Higher Examination Part II Paper - I
Marks - 100 Time - 2 Hours Common for all Regions
Miscellaneous Act and Survey Manual:-
* Notification No. DPAR 21 SSR 95, dated 5.12.96, Gazette dated 2.1.97.
* Notification No. DPAR 73 SSR 76, dated 27th May 1978, Gazette dated 8th June 1978.
Revenue Higher - Part II
Paper - II
Marks - 100 Time - 2 Hours.
Notification No. DPAR 30 SSR 04 dated 21-12-2004, Gazette dated 21-12-2004
4. Revenue (Lower)Paper - I
Marks - 200 Time - 3 Hours Common for all Regions
Karnataka Land Revenue Act and Rules:-
Note.- Question for Revenue Lower Examinations will be of any easy description.
Revenue (Lower) Paper - II
Marks - 200 Time - 3 Hours
Minor Acts and Rules - I:-
Note:- Question for Revenue Lower Examination will be of an easy description.