Knowledge, Skills And Abilities (KSA’s)

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Definition: Knowledge, Skills And Abilities (KSA’s)

KSA (Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities) are characteristics that enable an employee/worker to accomplish the activities that need to be performed in his/her job. It is a measure of how well a candidate is suited for the job that he/she holds presently.

The three components of the same are:

  • Knowledge – What all and how well the candidate knows the necessary information about the job
  • Skill – It is the ability to perform a task without conscious monitoring
  • Abilities – It is the attitude towards learning and perception about ability to perform & deliver



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