Kerala PSC Exam

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Kerala PSC Exam

Created under the Constitution of India, Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) is a state body that handles the responsibilities of selection and recruitment and all other matters mentioned under Article 320 (3). Kerela PSC exam is for PSC positions that take care of inviting applications, conducting written/online examinations, physical tests and interviews across a variety of posts and positions in the government. It works under strict guidelines for setting the eligibility, competency and rules of reservation of the state and centre.

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

What is the PSC Exam?

PSC stands for Public Service Commission. The state Public Service Commission is responsible for conducting all state-level exams. Every PSC Exam has its own exam pattern, date, eligibility criteria, etc.

Role of PSC 

A Public Services Commission is responsible for many roles. Each commission is responsible for maintaining proper function of their states. Here are some of the responsibilities of a PSC:

  1. Conduct state level examinations
  2. To advice on methods of recruitment of civil servants
  3. To advise on principles to be followed in appointing civil servants, their promotions and transfers.
  4. To advise on any claim done by someone who is serving under the government in a civil capacity regarding any award, pension, etc. 

Important Notifications for 2021

Kerala public service commission KPSC is a working body set to recruit candidates for various posts in civil service, under the state of Kerala. The admission of candidates is entirely based on the scores obtained by the applicant or on merit. Information related to recruitment in different departments has been updated in the first week of November. The dates shall be updated as per any further notification is released by the concerned authorities for this exam.

Official Notification Release November 2020
The last date/deadline to submit the application form 1st week of December 2020 (estimated)
Admit cards  Will be updated later
Exam date Prelims  1st week of February 2021 (estimated)
Result declaration for Prelims 1st week of May/June 2021 (estimated)
Availability of application form for mains examination  2nd week of August 2021 (estimated)
Mains examination  Will be updated later

Kerala PSC Posts Available for Recruitment in 2021

  • 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
  • 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

Other PSC Exams 2021

Exam Full Form Link Eligibility
APSC Assam Public Service Commission  21-38 years
APPSC Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission 18-42 Years
Arunachal Pradesh PSC Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission 21 – 32 Years
BPSC Bihar Public Service Commission 18-40 years
Goa PSC Goa Public Service Commission 21- 45 Years
GPSC Gujarat Public Service Commission 20- 35 Years
HPSC Haryana Public Service Commission 21- 27 Years
HPPSC Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission 18-45 years
JPSC Jharkhand Public Service Commission 18 – 35 Years
KPSC Karnataka Public Service Commission 18-35 years
Kerala PSC Kerala Public Service Commission 18-42 years
MPPSC Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission 21 – 40 years
MPSC Maharashtra Public Service Commission 18- 33 Years
Manipur PSC Manipur Public Service Commission 21- 30 Years
Meghalaya PSC Meghalaya Public Service Commission 21- 35 Years
Mizoram PSC Mizoram Public Service Commission 21-35 Years
OPSC Odisha Public Service Commission 21-32 years
PPSC Punjab Public Service Commission More than 21 years
RPSC Rajasthan Public Service Commission 18-40 years
TNPSC Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission 22-40 years
TSPSC Telangana State Public Service Commission 18-44 Years
Tripura PSC Tripura Public Service Commission 21-40 Years
Uttarakhand PSC Uttarakhand Public Service Commission 18-42 years
UPPSC Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission 21-40 years
WBPSC West Bengal Public Service Commission 21-39 years

Available Exams on Different PSC

Exam Available Positions
APSC 1. Assistant Engineer
2. Junior Engineer (Civil)
3. Assistant architect
APPSC 1. Andhra Pradesh Civil Service
2. Assistant Commissioner
3. Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat -2)
4. Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Men)
5. District Fire Officer
Arunachal Pradesh PSC Assistant Section OfficerSub-Inspector
BPSC 1. Assistant Forest Guard Officer
2. Assistant Public Prosecuting Officer
3. Motor Vehicle Inspector
4. Assistant Engineer
Goa PSC 1. Technical Officer
2. Veterinary Officer
3. State Tax Officer
4. Associate Professor
HPSC 1. Technical Advisor
2. Assistant Engineer
3. Deputy Director of Statistics
4. Deputy Director of Project
5. Assistant Labour Commissioner
HPPSC 1. Inspector
2. Election Kanungo
3. Extension Officer
4. Panchayat Inspector
JPSC 1. Deputy Collector
2. Executive officer
3. Planning Officer
4. Deputy Superintendent of Police
5. District Commandant
6. Assistant Planning Officer
KPSC 1. Junior Assistant
2. Second Division Assistant (SDA)
Kerala PSC 1. Account Assistant
2. Police Constable
3. District Sainik Welfare
4. Assistant in Secretariat
5. Municipal secretary
6. Panchayat secretary
7.. Divisional officer
8. Sub-inspector (police)
9. Inspector (excise)
10. Motor Transport Inspector
Mizoram PSC 1. Librarian Grade – II
2. Public Relation Officer
3. Veterinary Officer
4. Protection Officer
5/ Fisheries Development Officer
6. Asst. Agriculture Officer
PPSC 1. Legal Assistant
2. Junior Assistant
3. Principal
4. Head Master/ Mistress
RPSC 1. Sub-Inspectors
2. RPSC Rajasthan
3. Administrative Services
4. Veterinary Officer
5. School Lecturer
6. Fisheries Development Officer
7. Asst. Statistical Officer
8. Asst. Agriculture Officer
9. Junior Legal Officer
TNPSC 1. Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Taxes)
2. Deputy Collector
3. Assistant Director of Rural Development
TSPSC 1. Jr. Assistant
2. Jr. Steno
3. Typist
4. Manager
5. Junior Assistant Cum Typist
UPPSC 1. Assistant Prosecution Officer
2. Block Education Officer
3. Computer Assistant
4. Review Officer (ARO)
5. Assistant Review Officer (ARO)
6. Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF)
7. Range Forest Officer (RFO)
8. Assistant Manager

Application Form and Process

The application form for Kerala PSC Recruitments for the year of 2021 will be released on the official website. The candidates are required to download the application form and fill in all the details carefully. You can check all the details filled in the form carefully for avoiding any inconvenience further. Submit the form before the last date and keep a print for further reference. The steps of the registration process are:

  • Register yourself by creating a user id and password.
  • Log in to your account by entering the same user-id & password.
  • Choose from the list of posts on the portal and click on the respective ‘Apply Now’ button
  • The photograph uploaded must be taken after 31/12/2010 and must mention the name and date of the photograph taken. Moreover, this photograph will be available for all further applications until 10 years.
  • No application fee is charged for registration.
  • Take a printout of the submitted application by clicking on the ‘Registration Card’ link and keep it for future references.

Kerala PSC Exam: Syllabus February 2020

As per the official website, you can access the syllabus of the below-mentioned posts here. Further, for any given Kerala PSC exam, questions may be asked from a topic not mentioned explicitly as well. Further, the KPSC has specified the syllabus of the following positions which is further elaborated in the next section:

Junior Technical Officer (Civil) Assistant Engineer (Civil)-ETC-Kerala Finance Corporation
Junior Language Teacher (Sanskrit)-Education (Full Time) Chemist-Factories and Boiler
Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology-  Medical Education Assistant Labour Officer Grade-II-Labour
Junior Inspector of Co-Operative Societies Manager GR-II ETC-Co-Operation, Kerala State Co-Operative Consumer’s Federation Ltd
Assistant Engineer (Civil)-Irrigation (Direct Recruitment)/ Irrigation (Direct Recruitment From Departmental Candidates)

Apart from this, the candidates must also have good knowledge of the following topics:

  • Mental Ability
  • Simple Arithmetic
  • Geography
  • General Science
  • Indian Politics 
  • Economy of India 
  • Economy of state Kerala 
  • History of state Kerala
  • Environmental issues 
  • General English
  • Malayalam and Tamil

Note: The exam pattern for the Kerala PSC Exam varies from one post to the other

Eligibility Criteria for 2021 Exam

  • The candidate must be a permanent citizen of India.
  • The candidate must be a permanent domicile of the state Kerala.
  • The candidate must have a valid address and identity proof for the above.
  • He/she should have any graduate/ post-graduate/ professional degree from a recognised university. 
  • The university must be affiliated to UGC and NAAC or any other of their equivalents.
  • The candidates must have 50% aggregate (for General Category) and 45% aggregate (for ST/ SC/ OBC) in any stream (stream 1, stream 2, and stream 3) can apply for the Kerala PSC Exam 2021
  • Candidates must also be equally qualified for their desired post as per the official website.
  • Age limit varies from 21 (minimum) to 30-35 (maximum).
  • Age relaxation can be given to different categories as followings:
Categories  Age Relaxation 
OBC 3 years
Below poverty line  3 years 
SC/ST 5 years 
Widows  5 years 
Differently abled candidates  5 years 
Physically Disabled  10 years 

Kerala PSC Exam Pattern 

The Kerala PSC preliminary and mains both exams take place under strict supervision and guidance of the state government. 

Preliminary Exam 

  • The preliminary exam consists of 2 papers: General studies and Language proficiencies.
  • The total duration of both papers is 90 minutes each.
  • The medium of paper is English and Malayalam.
  • The paper consists of multiple choice questions (MCQs)
Paper  Subject Marks  Medium 
Paper I General studies  100 English 
Paper II General studies
Language proficiency 
Language proficiency 
Malayalam/ Tamil/ Kannada

Mains Exam

  • The Mains Exam consists of 3 papers
  • The total time duration for each paper is 120 minutes 
  • The medium of the paper will be in both languages i.e., English, Malayalam and Hindi (optional)
Paper  Medium  Marks  Exam Mode 
Paper I English/ Malayalam 100 Descriptive 
Paper II English/ Malayalam 100 Descriptive 
Paper III English/ Malayalam 100 Descriptive 
Interview Round  50

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