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Kerala PSC Recruitment 2021: Kerela Public Service Commission

Kerala PSC Recruitment 2020: Kerela Public Service Commission is a body created by the Constitution of India. Kerela Public Service Commission advises the Government on all matters relating to civil services referred to it under Article 320 (3) of the Constitution and publishes notifications inviting applications for selection to various posts as per the requisitions of the appointing authorities. Kerela PSC conducts the written test, practical tests, physical efficiency test, and interview, prepares ranked list based on the performance of the candidates and advises candidates for appointment strictly based on their merit, and observing the rules of reservation as and when vacancies are reported. All the candidates who want to be part of Kerela PSC can check out the post below and know more about KPSC recruitment.

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Exam Name Kerela Public Service Commission (KPSC)
Conducting Authority Government of Kerela
Mode of Test Online/Offline
Age Limit 18-42 years

Kerala PSC Recruitment: Posts

Kerala PSC’s recruitment exams range from lower qualification posts to top-notch posts. Posts for which Kerela PSC conducts recruitment exams have been listed below.

  • Account Assistant
  • Police Constable
  • District Sainik Welfare
  • Assistant in secretariat
  • Municipal secretary
  • Panchayat secretary
  • Divisional officer
  • Sub-inspector (police)
  • Inspector (excise)
  • Motor Transport Inspector
  • Food Safety Officer
  • Assistant Professor
  • Medical Officer
  • Peon Cum Watcher
  • Assistant Manager
  • Mortuary Technician Grade II
  • Excise Inspectors
  • Assistant Engineer
  • Lower Division Clerk
  • Junior Assistant
  • Village Oil Inspector
  • Divisional Accounts Officer
  • Pharmacist Grade II
  • Scientific Assistant

Kerala PSC Recruitment: Educational Qualification

The minimum educational qualifications essential to be possessed by the aspirants to be eligible for the Kerela PSC recruitment exam varies from post to post. The minimum educational qualification required for most of the posts under Kerela PSC recruitment is that the candidates must have passed the 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

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Kerala PSC Recruitment: Age Limit

Stream-1 Post
  • Minimum Age – 21
  • Maximum Age – 32
Stream-2 Post
  • Minimum Age – 21
  • Maximum Age – 40
Stream-3 Post Must not have completed 50 years of age

Note Age relaxation as per govt. norms

Kerala PSC Recruitment: Exam Pattern

The Kerela PSC recruitment exam pattern varies from post to posts. The exam pattern for the Lower divisional Clerk post has been given below.

  • The written exam containing 100 multiple choice questions will be conducted.
  • Each question will carry 1 mark.
  • The total time duration of 1 hour and 15 mins.
  • A negative marking of 1/4 will be there.

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Kerala PSC Recruitment: Syllabus

Early preparation always helps candidates in performing better in the exam. We have provided a proper exam syllabus in the following modules. Candidates can go through that check out the syllabus

Simple Arithmetic

Quantitative aptitude is a very important and scoring section. In this section, questions will be asked from topics like Ratio and proportion, Progressions, Mensuration, Time and work etc. Remember that accuracy and time management is the key to score in quantitative Aptitude. 

  • Simple and compound interest percentage
  • Fraction and decimal numbers
  • Time and distance
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Progressions
  • Mensuration
  • Time and work
  • Profit and loss
  • Progressions
  • Numbers and basic operations
  • Laws of exponents
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Numbers and basic operations
  • Average
  • Laws of exponents
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Fraction and decimal numbers
  • Time and work
  • Average
  • Mensuration
  • Time and distance
  • Profit and loss

Mental Ability

In this section, the candidates’ mental ability and logical thinking is tested. Candidates must try to attempt question as quickly as possible to save time for other sections.

  • Series
  • Problems on Mathematical signs
  • Analogy – Word Analogy, Alphabet Analogy, Number Analogy
  • Odd man out
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Family Relation
  • Sense of Direction
  • Time and Angles
  • Time in a clock and its reflection
  • Date and Calendar
  • Clerical Ability

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

While preparing for the current affairs section to keep the previous year question papers along with them and understand what type of questions has been asked. Current Affairs is an everyday job that cannot be missed even for a day.

  • Geography – Kerala, and India
  • Basic facts about Kerala- Geography, History, Industries, etc
  • River systems and mountain ranges in India
  • States and Union Territories
  • Medieval India, First war of Independence, Indian Independence History
  • Five-year plans, Banking & Insurance, Different Schemes(Central & State government-sponsored)
  • Human rights act, Human Rights Commissions, SC/ST acts, SC/ST commissions, Women Protection bills, commissions, etc
  • Polity, Economics, Science, Literature, Art & Culture, Sports – Current Affairs
  • National Parks, Biospheres, etc

General Science

General Science contains Physics, Chemistry and Biology in essence. Generally, students from science or engineering backgrounds find this section easy. Only basic questions are asked in exams.

  • Basics of Human Organs
  • Vitamins and Diseases
  • Disease and carriers
  • Important Agricultural Schemes in Kerala
  • Important Crops in Kerala
  • Forest Resources
  • Environment and Pollution
  • Atom and its structures
  • Ores and Minerals
  • Elements and their groups
  • Chemistry in everyday life
  • Work and Energy, Power, Electricity
  • Heat and Temperature
  • Solar System
  • Sound and Light

General English

English constitutes a vital part of all the examinations. Questions in this section will be designed to test the candidate‘s understanding and knowledge of the English Language. The syllabus and topics asked in the exam have been mentioned below

  • Types of Sentences and Interchange of Sentences
  • Different Parts of Speech, Agreement of Verb and Subject
  • Confusion of Adjectives and Adverbs, Comparison of Adjectives
  • Articles – The Definite and the Indefinite Articles, Uses of Primary and Model Auxiliary Verbs
  • Tag Questions, Infinitive, and Gerunds
  • Tenses, Tenses in Conditional Tenses
  • Adverbs and Position of adverbs, Prepositions
  •  The Use of Correlatives
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Active and Passive voice, Correction of Sentences
  • Singular & Plural, Change of Gender, Collective Nouns
  • Word Formation from other words and use of prefix or suffix, Compound words
  • Synonyms, Antonyms, Phrasal Verbs
  • Foreign Words and Phrases, One Word Substitutes
  • Words often confused, Spelling Test
  • Idioms and their Meanings

Malayalam/ Tamil

The candidates must also be able to understand the regional language i.e Malayalam/ Tamil. The questions asked will test the candidate’s fluency in the language. The syllabus and topics asked in the exam have been mentioned below

  • Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives
  • Sentence and Word Correction
  • Idioms, One Word Substitution
  • Synonyms, Antonyms
  • Use of Punctuation marks
  • Literature
  • Translation, etc.

Frequently Asked Question

Q. Can a 12th pass candidate apply for the Kerela PSC recruitment exams?

Ans. Yes, there is a huge scope for 12th pass candidates in Kerela PSC recruitment. The minimum age required to apply for Kerela PSC exams is 18 years.

Q. What is the Minimum and maximum age limit for the Kerela PSC recruitment exam?

Ans. The minimum age limit for candidates is 18 years and the maximum age limit for candidates is 42 years to be eligible for the Kerela PSC exams

Q. What are some of the posts for which Kerala PSC conducts recruitment?

Ans. Kerala PSC conducts recruitment for several posts like Sub-inspector (police), Inspector (excise), Motor Transport Inspector, Food Safety Officer, Assistant Professor, Medical Officer

Q. Applications are free or fee is charged?
Ans. The application fee for general candidates is Rs. 300/-, for reserved candidates Rs. 150/-

Q. When will the admit card be released for the Kerela PSC exams?
Ans. The Admit Card is generally released 8-10 days before the exam date.

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