Kerala PSC is a public service organization which works under the supervision of the Indian constitution. It was formed on 1st November 1956 and is also an advisor of the government, which acts under the article 320(3) of the constitution. Headquarter of Kerala public service commission is situated on Thulasi Hills, Pattom Palace, Thiruvananthapuram.
Kerala public service commission KPSC is a working body set to recruit candidates for various posts in civil service, under the state of Kerala. Intake of applicants is completely based on behalf of score secured by the candidate/on merit basis.
|Public notice to advertise on||1st week of November 2020|
|The last date for submission of the form||1st week of December 2020 (estimated)|
|Admit cards will be available on the website to download.||Will be notified by the officials as per the schedule decided.|
|Exam date for Prelims examination||Around 1st week of February 2021|
|Result date for Prelims examination||1st week of May-June 2021|
|Availability of application form for mains examination on the website.||1st – 2nd week of August 2021|
|Mains examination to be held on||September and November to be approx.|
After the mains examination takes place and its results will be out, the further interview selection procedure will begin and selected candidates will be appointed on the basis of their knowledge and skills.
KPSC plays a significant role by conducting written exams, which proceeds to a physical exam, group discussions, in-person interviews at different levels to appoint candidates for different grade services and posts. It also advises the Kerala government to recruit only qualified professionals from different streams.
Recently, Kerala PSC released a notification of 2021 cycle intake, for various posts including Deputy Collector, Assistant commissioner, Fire and rescue officer, Account officer, Matron, Staff Nurse, Medical officer, Assistant professor, Computer assistant grade II and many other posts in civil services. Eligible applicants can apply till 09’ September 2020.
Applicants who are seeking to work for the government official under the state of Kerala can apply for the respective posts according to a qualification they hold. To appear in the examination candidate needs to be a permanent resident of India and should have a proof of domicile in state Kerala.
Age limit varies between the age group of 21-30 years.
KPSC follows the recruitment procedure in the following three tiers: Preliminary, Mains, and Interview. It takes place for different posts for recruitment of different grade officers.
|Name of examination||KPSC|
|Organization name||Kerala public service commission|
|Post||More than 62 posts in a government department|
|Mode of application||500|
|Mode of examination||Online|
|Language of examination||English and Malayalam|
|Selection process||Phase 1: Preliminary examination (screening test) phase 2: Mains examination Phase 3: Interview|
|Job location||State of Kerala|
The application procedure will be completely online. To apply candidates can visit the official website and login/register themselves via generating one-time registration pin.
In the next section, they will be asked to opt for the desired post for which candidate is applying and after filling all the required details, they have to click on the “apply now “button.
Later application form will be redirected to check and verify sections where candidates have to confirm the provided details by themselves and have to upload the documents like a photograph of the candidate, signature, thumb impression etc. according to the mentioned format by the officials.
After uploading certain documents, fees will be deducted through online banking/ debit/ credit cards, NEFT, etc.
At the end of the whole admission process, it is must for the applicant to take a print out of the confirmation slip and registration card for future references.
|Application fees||NIL (not mentioned) According to the source, no application fee will be charged from any of the categories in the year 2020 and 2021.|
|Online payment||Through online mode only via, internet banking, debit/credit card (rupay, visa, master card), NEFT, E-challan.|
|Physically disabled||10 years|
|Below poverty line||3 years|
As per the chairman of PSC, Mr. MK Saker, have announced the change in examination pattern and this new examination pattern will be implemented from the 2021 admission cycle that is from December application process.
According to the officials, this new pattern will benefit in terms of making the selection process easier and precise for filling vacancies of different grade posts. They will also release final lists after the declaration of Mains results 2021 of the marks secured by the qualified candidates.
Marks obtained in the preliminary examination will only help candidates to confirm his/her eligibility to appear in the Mains examination. Marks of Preliminary examination will not be added in the Mains score list.
All the updates regarding the new examination pattern will soon be uploaded on the official website of Kerala public service commission.
Selection process of KPSC flows in three tiers:
To appear for the mains and get qualified for the Interview round it is must for a candidate to clear the Preliminary examination first with good marks.
KPSC preliminary and mains both examinations take place under the strict supervision and guidance of the government.
|I||General Studies||100||English||MCQ||90 minutes|
|II||General Studies||50||English||MCQ||90 minutes|
|Language Proficiency||30||Malayalam/ Tamil/ Kannada||MCQ|
|I||100||English/ Malayalam||Descriptive||120 minutes|
|II||100||English/ Malayalam||Descriptive||120 minutes|
|III||100||English/ Malayalam||Descriptive||120 minutes|
As per the schedule followed, Admit cards will be made available on the website by the month of December or January on the main website of the Kerala public service commission, almost a month prior to the Preliminary examination and by the month of August for the mains examination (just after the preliminary results get announced).
Point to remember:
Admit cards can be downloaded once made available from the official website and it consists of personal information about the candidate like:
It is important for a candidate to bring a printed copy of digitally generated admit card to the examination centre on the day of examination along with one id proof.
Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination premises without an admit card.
As a new examination pattern was introduced on 16th August 2020, therefore there are chances of change in the syllabus as well; rest the new update will clear all the doubts.
2021 KPSC aspirants are requested not to panic and wait for the latest new updates.
Most common and basic content of syllabus may include:
Check the official website for a more detailed syllabus according to the respective subject and stream. It is advisable to get a complete list of recommended books that will help to cover the syllabus.
Results for Prelims, Mains and Interview will be issued separately.
The result of 2020 prelims have already been announced on 26th May 2020, candidates can check their scorecard and can enrol for the mains by visiting the official website mentioned above. Results for the 2021 sessions will be declared as per the schedule uploaded by KPSC.
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Recently, KPSC has invited applicants to fill the vacant seats and generated notice mentioning the detailed description of the number of seats available to recruit candidates as per the requirement.
|Vacancy||No. of seats|
|Pharmasticts (homeopathy) with Vth NCA||2 posts|
|Pharmasticts (homeopathy) with VIIth NCA||1 posts|
|Driver grade II (HDV)||14 posts|
|Driver grade-cum-OA (Tourism, excise, police and transport)||2 posts|
|Excise civil officer (woman)||6 posts|
|LP-UP school teacher (Kannada medium)||7+4 posts|
|High school assistance (Arabic) (IV-VIIth-IInd) NCA||13 posts|
|High school assistant (Mathematics and Natural science)||3 posts|
|Dietician GrII||1 post|
|Lecturer Grade II (rural development)||2 posts|
|Many more||visit the official notice provided|
Ques. What is KPSC?
Ans. KPSC is a state level examination conducted by the working body of the government of Kerala to recruit candidates for various posts.
Ques. How many seats will be offered this year by PSC?
Ans. Approximately 500-650 vacant seats will be offered by the KPSC this year for recruitment of 65post of different grades divided in all categories.
Ques. Will Mains exam of Kerala state public commission held in month of September or it will stand postponed due to Covid?
Ans. KPSC has already generated a public notice recently addressing all the issues and stated to conduct entrance exam in the month of September, rest it is still unsure. Applicants have to wait for the final update from the officials.
Ques. Is there any change in the pattern of examination of the 2020-21 KPSC exam?
Ans. Yes, the Chairman of KPSC has recently tweeted about the new changes done in the examination pattern and also stated about the implementation of new patterns from the new cycle onwards. Soon they will update the official website as well and declare a detailed notice regarding that.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.