Everything about KPSC AE: Exam Pattern, Syllabus, & Salary

Everything about KPSC AE: Exam Pattern, Syllabus, & Salary

The Assistant Engineer (AE) exam conducted by KPSC is a highly sought-after examination for engineering graduates aspiring to work in government departments in Karnataka state.

Tejanand Rompicherla

The KPSC AE Exam refers to the Karnataka Public Service Commission Assistant Engineer Exam. The KPSC is a renowned state-level recruiting agency responsible for conducting various competitive exams in the state of Karnataka, India. The Assistant Engineer (AE) exam conducted by KPSC is a highly sought-after examination for engineering graduates aspiring to work in government departments in Karnataka state.

Every year, a significant number of aspiring engineers, approximately 20,000 students, participate in the KPSC AE Exam. This examination serves as a gateway for individuals seeking employment opportunities as Assistant Engineers in various government departments and agencies in Karnataka. The considerable turnout of candidates reflects the enthusiasm and ambition of young engineers in the state, as they aim to secure a prestigious position in the government sector. The KPSC AE Exam plays a vital role in evaluating the knowledge, skills, and aptitude of these candidates, ensuring that only the most qualified individuals are selected to contribute to the development and progress of Karnataka's infrastructure and engineering projects.‌

KPSC AE Exam Pattern




Negative Marking

Time Duration

Paper I

General Studies

200 Marks

0.25 marks for every wrong answer

90 Minutes

Paper II

Technical Subject

200 Marks

120 Minutes


400 Marks

3 Hr 30 Mins

KPSC AE Exam Important Details

KPSC AE Exam Streams

Civil / Electrical Engineering

KPSC AE Exam Eligibility

Degree holder in CE/EE from a recognized university

KPSC AE Exam Selection Process

  • Written Test

  • Interview

KPSC AE Exam Language

English & Kannada

KPSC AE Exam Frequency

Once a Year

KPSC AE Exam Level

State Level

KPSC AE Exam Job Location


KPSC AE Exam Mode of Application


KPSC AE Exam Age Limit

  • Minimum - 18 Years

  • Maximum -  35 Years

KPSC AE Exam Fee


KPSC AE Application Fees

UR/ General

INR 600/-


INR 50/-

2A, 2B, 3A & 3B

INR 300/-

SC/ ST/ Cat-1/ PH


KPSC AE Civil Engineering

KPSC AE Exam Syllabus

KPSC AE Paper I Syllabus

  • Current events
  • General Science
  • Social sciences
  • Indian Society & Dynamics
  • Indian constitution
  • Indian History
  • Indian Geography
  • Land Reforms in Karnataka
  • The Social/cultural history of Karnataka
  • Rural development, panchayat raj institutions, and rural cooperatives
  • The economy of Karnataka
  • Questions related to matters of everyday observation
  • Practical knowledgeability
  • Quantitative aptitude
  • Environmental and developmental problems of Karnataka
  • The Role of Science & Technology
  • Mental Ability

KPSC AE Exam  Technical Syllabus



KPSC AE Exam Civil Engineering Syllabus

  • Civil Engineering Materials And Construction

  • Solid Mechanics, Structural Analysis

  • Concrete Technology

  • Reinforced Concrete Structures

  • Steel Structures

  • PSC Structures 

  • Fluid Mechanics, Hydrology & Water Resources Engineering

  • Hydraulic Structures

  • Soil Mechanics And Foundation Engineering

  • Transportation Engineering

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Surveying

  • Bridge Engineering

  • Estimation, Costing, And Specifications

  • Construction And Project Management

  • Environmental Studies

KPSC AE Exam Electrical Engineering Syllabus

  • Electrical Circuits and Measurements

  • Electromagnetics

  • Electrical Machines and Transformers

  • Analog and Digital Electronics

  • Power Electronics

  • Microprocessors &Microcontrollers

  •  Signals and Systems

  • Electric Power Systems

  • Power System Analysis and Stability and Control

  • Electrical Power Utilization

  • Management and Entrepreneurship

KPSC AE Salary Structure

Candidates selected through KPSC AE Recruitment are not only rewarded with an attractive salary but also receive a range of additional allowances and benefits. According to the latest information, the monthly salary for KPSC AE positions falls within the range of INR 43,100 to INR 83,900.

KPSC Assistant Engineer Allowances

In addition to this base salary, recruited candidates enjoy various allowances, including travel allowance, housing rent allowance, medical allowances, and travel allowances. These additional benefits provide financial support and contribute to the overall well-being of the KPSC AE employees.

KPSC AE Exam Application Process

  • Visit the KPSC official website and navigate to the AE exam application portal.
  • Register yourself by creating an account if you are a new user or log in using your existing credentials.
  • Provide the required information accurately in the online application form.
  • Scan and upload the necessary documents as mentioned in the application form.
  • Pay the application fee through the available online payment options.
  • Double-check all the information provided in the application form and ensure that the uploaded documents are clear and legible.
  • Once you are satisfied with the accuracy of the details, submit the application form.
  • After successful submission, download and take a printout of the completed application form.
  • Keep track of the official notifications and updates regarding the release of the admit card for the AE exam.

KPSC AE Exam Preparation

Prepare for the AE exam by studying the relevant subjects and topics as per the syllabus provided in the notification. Utilize study materials, reference books, and online resources to enhance your preparation.

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