Everything about KPTCL Exam

Everything you need to know about KPTCL

KPTCL releases the notification to hire for various posts like Finance, Technical, and Non-Technical in the Power Corporation.


KPTCL,  Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd. is a Power distribution company owned by Karnataka State established on June 28th, 1999 under the Companies Act, 1956. It has a share capital of  2182.32 crores. After its establishment, it was changed to the Transmission and Distribution company of Karnataka Electricity Board. KPTCL consists of 12 directors which are headed by Chairman & Managing director and assisted by four functional directors.

Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd has five 400 Kv stations, hundred and five 220 Kv stations, four hundred and twenty-three 110 Kv stations, and 657 - 66 Kv stations. The Total Transmission Line in Circuit KM is 36858 as of 2019.

KPTCL releases the notification to hire for various posts like Finance, Technical, and Non-Technical in the Power Corporation.


  • Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE)
  • Personal Assistant (JPA)
  • Sub Station Attendant Assistant (SSAA)
  • Junior Lineman (JL)
  • Assistant Engineer (AE)
  • Junior Engineer (JE)
  • Asst. Accounts Officer (AAO)
  • Junior Station Attendant (JSA)

KPTCL Age Relaxation

The age limit of candidates who are applying for KPTCL must lie between  18 years to 35 years, for  IIA, IIB, IIIA, and IIIB categories it is relaxed to 38 years and the applicants of SC/ST category is 40 years.

KPTCL Exam Pattern






Time Duration

Section A

Core Subject

75 Questions

75 Marks

120 Minutes

Section B

General Awareness and Aptitude

25 Questions

25 Marks


100 Questions

100 Marks

120 Minutes

Paper-2 : Language / Computer Test





Computer Literacy

40 Questions

40 marks

                     120 Minutes

General English/ General Kannada

40 Questions

40 marks

KPTCL Exam Syllabus



KPTCL General Knowledge and Current Affairs Syllabus

  • Industries

  • Geography Games and Sports

  • Rural and Urban Administrative Structure

  • Energy Resources

  • Administrative Structure

  • Natural Resources

KPTCL Assistant Accounts Officer Syllabus

  • Micro Finance

  • General Insurance

  • Indirect Taxes

  • Accounting Standard

  • Direct Taxes

  • Strategic Cost Management

  • Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

  • International Business

  • Financial Management

  • Marketing of Bank Products

  • Management of Insurance Companies

  • E-Commerce Operations Research and Quantitative Techniques

KPTCL General English Syllabus

  • Depth knowledge of English knowledge. 

  • Correct and incorrect attempts.

  • English grammar

  • Paragraph construction

  • Antonyms

KPTCL  Assistant Engineer Civil Syllabus

  • Hydraulic Structures and Irrigation Design – Drawing

  • Design and Drawing of RC structures

  • Air Pollution and Control

  • Computer-Aided Design

  • Structural Dynamics

  • Engineering Physics

  • Hydrology and Irrigation Engineering

  • Geotechnical Engineering

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Alternative Building Materials and Technologies

  • Design of RCC Structural Elements

  • Building Planning and Drawing

  • Design of Pre – Stressed Concrete Structures

  • Design and Drawing of Steel Structures

  • Water Resources Engineering

  • Construction Management & Engineering Economics

  • Pavement Materials and Construction

  • Geographic Information System

  • Urban Transport Planning

  • Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures

KPTCL Electronics and Telecommunications Syllabus

  • Basic Electronics

  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation

  • Transformers and Induction Machines

  • Introduction to Computer Programming

  • Signals and Systems

  • Microcontrollers

  • Artificial Neural Networks

  • Control Systems

  • VLSI Circuits and Design

  • Computer Control of Electrical Drives

  • Electromagnetic Compatibility

  • Electronic Circuits

  • Network Analysis

  • Power Electronics

  • Logic Design

  • Power System Operation and Control

  • Electrical Design, Estimation and Costing

  • Control Theory

  • Electrical Machine Design

  • Power System Analysis and Stability

  • Engineering Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry

  • Information and Network Security

  • Electrical Power Utilization

  • Field Theory

KPTCL Junior Engineer Electrical Syllabus

  • Digital Signal Processing

  • Energy Auditing & Demand Side Management

  • Electrical Distribution Systems

  • Electrical Power Quality

  • Chemistry

  • Industrial Drives and Applications

  • Computer-Aided Electrical Drawing

  • Power System Operation and Control

  • Logic Design

  • Mathematics

  • Microcontrollers

  • Signals and Systems

  • Physics

  • Introduction to Computer Programming

  • Electronic Circuits

  • Basic Electronics

  • Transformers and Induction Machines

  • Power System Analysis and Stability

  • Computer Techniques in Power System Analysis

  • Electrical Machine Design

  • Renewable Energy Sources

  • Electrical Design, Estimation and Costing

KPTCL Computer Science and Information Systems Syllabus

  • Network Management Systems

  • VLSI Design

  • Information and Network Security

  • Cloud, Grids, and Clusters

  • Software testing

  • Embedded Computing Systems

  • Neural Network

  • Data Warehousing and Data Mining

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Digital Signal Processing

  • Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing

  • Multimedia Computing

  • Mathematics

  • Data Structures

  • Statistical Methods

  • Physics and Chemistry

  • Software Engineering

  • Introduction to Computer Programming

  • Computer Organization

  • Basic Electronics

  • Computer Graphics

  • Object-Oriented Modeling and Design

KPTCL Computer Literacy Syllabus

  • MS Office Word

  • MS Access or DataBase Basic Concepts

  • Outlook Express or email handlings

  • Emails

  • Basic Computers Skills

  • Application packages

KPTCL Electrical and Electronics Syllabus

  • Network-Analysis

  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation

  • Logic Design

  • Digital System Design with VHDL

  • Artificial Neural Networks

  • Power System Planning

  • Engineering Physics and Chemistry

  • Mathematics related to Engg.

  • Introduction to Computer Programming

  • Electronic Circuits

  • Basic Electronics

  • Electric Power Generation

  • Computer-Aided Electrical Drawing

  • Digital Signal Processing

  • Computer Techniques- in-Power-System-Analysis

  • High Voltage Engineering

  • Electrical Power Utilization

  • Signals and Systems

  • DC Machines and Synchronous Machines

  • Transmission and Distribution

  • Linear IC’s and Applications

  • Computer Control of Electrical Drives

  • Industrial Drives and Applications

  • Control Theory

  • Switchgear and Protection

  • Power System Analysis and Stability

KPTCL General Aptitude Syllabus

  • Fractions & Decimals

  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest

  • Time & Distance

  • Percentage

  • Ratio & Proportion

  • Partnership

  • Profit & Loss

  • Average

  • Number System

  • HCF & LCM

KPTCL Exam Centers

Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Davanagere, Belagavi, Mysore, Hubli, Ballari, Kalaburgi (Gulbarga)

KPTCL Selection Process

The KPTCL exam has two stages of selection process

  • Written Exam
  • Personal Interview

KPTCL Application Fee


Application Fee

  • ST/SC

INR 350

  • Category- I, IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB

  • Unreserved / General

INR 600

  • PWD 


KPTCL Cut-Off Marks


Cut off Percentage 

Unreserved / General


Category- I, IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB




KPTCL Salary Structure



Assistant Engineer

INR 41,130 to 72,920

Assistant Executive Engineer

INR 20,600 to 43,850

Assistant Accounts Officer

INR 26,270 to 65,020

Junior Personal Assistant

INR 22,920 to 56,320

Junior Engineer 

INR 26,270 to 65,020

Junior Assistant

INR 20,220 to 51,640

Driver Grade II

INR 20,220-51,640

Junior Station Attendant

INR 16,370-35,180

Junior Power man

INR 16,370-35,180

KPTCL Trainee Apprentice Stipend Structure


Stipend per Month

Graduate Apprentice

INR 7000

Technician Apprentice

INR  5000

KPTCL Allowances

Karnataka Power Transmission has various allowances discussed below.

  • Dearness Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • City Compensation Allowance
  • Cash Duty Allowance
  • Special Pay (Mechanic, Driver, Lineman)
  • Personal Allowance (Mechanic, Driver, Lineman)
  • Shift Allowance
  • Phone Bill Allowance
  • Hill Allowance
  • Specialized Work Allowance
  • Washing Allowance
  • Convey Allowance
  • Camp Allowance for Hotline Staff
  • Advance Salary on request
  • Momento on retirement
  • Leave Travel Concession
  • Bonus
  • Medical Allowance
  • Accident  Grant
  • Payment of  Ex Gratia for Funeral Allowances

KPTCL Career Growth

The promotion cycle of KPTCL is based on the performance of a candidate starting from a career.

  • Assistant Engineer
  • Assistant Executive Engineer
  • Executive Engineer
  • Superintending Engineer
  • Chief Engineer

KPTCL Roles and Responsibilities

  • In the training period the candidates need to understand the various aspects of work such as the functioning of departmental ground units and procedures.
  • If Shift jobs in stations are there then the candidates need to maintain the field work and majorly rely on the testing but not directly contact the public.
  • Maintenance of KV, LV, Substation lines, meter testing, technically assisting, and getting into direct contact with the public.

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