The Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) is the government body responsible for the recruitment of various government service posts. The body conducts various exams for various posts. The posts range from Class 1 to Class 3, and the syllabus varies depending on the post offered. However, the syllabus for the mains and the General Studies remains the same, with only the syllabus for the Post Specific Paper varying. Some papers also have Physical Fitness tests. It is extremely important to be completely thorough with the syllabus for the paper. This will ensure that you perform your best in the paper.
Here is a general examination pattern for the KPSC Post -
|Post||Duration||Medium of Instruction||Mode of Exam||Total Marks|
|Asst. Professor in Pulmonary Medicine||1 Hour 15 Minutes||English||Objective||100|
|Asst. Editor (Archaeology)||3 hours||English/Malayalam||Written||100|
|ICDS Supervisor||1 Hour 15 Minutes||English||Objective||100|
|Lower Division Clerk||1 Hour 15 Minutes||Malayalam/Tamil/Kannada/English||Objective||100|
|Computer Assistant||1 Hour 15 Minutes||English||Objective||100|
|Fireman Driver-Pump Operator||1 Hour 15 Minutes||English||Objective||100|
|Drudger Cleaner||1 Hour 15 Minutes||English||Objective||100|
|Junior Instructor||1 Hour 15 Minutes||English||Objective||100|
|Training Instructor(Plumber)||1 Hour 15 Minutes||English||Objective||100|
|Asst. Professor in Pulmonary Medicine||Based on Educational Qualification(PG Level)|
|Asst. Editor (Archaeology)||Based on Educational Qualification(PG Level)|
|ICDS Supervisor||Based on Educational Qualifications|
|Lower Division Clerk||General Knowledge, General Knowledge, Simple Arithmetic and Mental Ability, Regional Language(Malayalam/Tamil/Kannada)|
|Computer Assistant||General Knowledge, Current Affairs & Renaissance of Kerala, Computer Word Processing, Typewriting, General English|
|Fireman Driver-Pump Operator||General English, General Knowledge, Mental Ability, First Aid, HDV Driving Licence|
|Drudger Cleaner||Based on Educational Qualifications|
|Junior Instructor||Based on Educational Qualifications|
|Training Instructor(Plumber)||Based on Educational Qualifications|
The KPSC recruitment for Kerala Administrative Service(KAS) has been announced and it will consist of 3 general papers. The KPSC KAS 2021 exam pattern is -
|1||General Studies 1||60 Mins||100|
|2||General Studies 2||60 Mins||100|
|3||General Studies 3||60 Mins||100|
The detailed KPSC Syllabus for KAS Paper 1 General Studies is as follows -
|General Studies - 1||
|General Studies - 2||
|General Studies - 3||
|A.||History(India and Kerala)||Ancient and Medieval Period History, landmarks of ancient and medieval India, Major Dynasties of India, Art, Culture, Literature and Architecture, Modern Indian History, Significant Events and Personalities, Struggle for Independence, Post-Independence India, Neighbours, Kerala History, Pre-Independence socio-political movements, State of Kerala, Political Parties, Governments, Legislations and Policies|
|B.||History of the World||Industrial Revolution, Communism, Capitalism, Socialism, Colonisation and decolonisation, Redrawal of National boundaries, World War 1 & 2|
|C.||Cultural Heritage of Kerala||Art forms, Literature, sculpture, architecture, society, Folk Culture, Cinema, Theatre, Kerala Tribal culture, Malayalam language and literature|
|A.||Indian Constitution, Public Administration, Political System, Governance, International Relations and Social Justice||Constitution and its features, Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States, Parliament and State Legislatures, Federal Structure Panchayati Raj, Public Policy and Governance, Rights Issue, India's Foreign Policy, Fundamental rights, fundamental duties and Directive Principles, Principles of Administrative Law.|
|B.||Science and Technology||Nature, Scope, Relevance, National policy on S&T and Innovations, Basics of everyday science, Public Health, Human Body, Food and Nutrition, Community Medicine, ICT, Technology in Space and Defence, Energy requirement and efficiency, Environmental Science, Biodiversity, Forest and wildlife, Environmental Hazards, Developments in Biotechnology.|
|C.||Current Issues||Current Issues of National, International and Local Interest|
|A.||Economics and Planning||Pre and Post Independence Economy, NITI Aayog, Sectoral Composition, Agriculture Sector, Land reforms in India, Technological change in Agriculture, Industrial Policy, Public Sector, Infrastructure in Indian Economy, Trends and Patterns in the structure of the population, Indian Public Finance, India's Foreign Trade, Economy of Kerala State, Kerala model development|
|B.||Geography||General Geography, Physical, Social, Economic Geography of World, India and Kerala, Geophysical phenomena|
|C.||Current Issue||Current Issues in Economy and Planning & Geography|
Ques. How to check the syllabus for each post?
Ans. The candidate will have to go to the official website of Kerala Public Service Commission by clicking here. Under “Recruitments” you will find “Post Wise Syllabus”. Here, you can check the detailed syllabus for each post.
Ques. How to check the latest updates regarding the available posts?
Ans. To check the available posts, go to the official website of KPSC by clicking here. Under “Recruitments”, you will find “Notifications”. Here you can find all the latest posts and other updates regarding KPSC. Alternatively, you can also check this page as it will be regularly updated with the latest details.
Ques. How to apply for KPSC?
Ans. To register for KPSC recruitment exams, you will have to register on the website of KPSC, by clicking here. Once you have registered with all relevant details and a valid email address, you will receive other details.
Ques. What are the requirements for KPSC Physical Tests?
Ans. The requirements vary from post to post. To check physical testability, you have to go to the official website of KPSC by clicking here. Under “Recruitment”, you can find “Physical Efficiency Tests”. Find the relevant post and carefully note down details.
Ques. What is the syllabus for Practical Tests of KPSC?
Ans. The syllabus for KPSC 2021 Practical Tests also vary based on the post. For example, peons recruitment has a practical for Cycling, Police Constables have practicals for Cycling, etc. To check, go to the official website of KPSC by clicking here. Under “Recruitment”, you can find “Practical Tests”.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.