Kerala PSC 2024: Notification, Dates, Application, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

The full form of KPSC/ Kerala PSC is Kerala Public Service Commission. This commission has been established in the year 1965, it is a civil services organization and also acts as an advisor for the Kerala Government. KPSC is headquartered at Thulasi Hills, Pattom Palace, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

The commission of Kerala public service recruits eligible aspirants for different posts in civil services, under the supervision of the state government of Kerala. The total no. of intakes is pre-decided by the officials of KPSC for recruitment for different posts.

The eligible candidates will be selected on the basis of marks secured in the mains and interview phases. The KPSC conducts the physical exam for mains and group discussion/interview for further rounds to test the logical and practical thinking of the candidates.

Here we have provided almost every important part for KPSC recruitment such as the Application process, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, etc. For more updated detailed information about this recruitment, refer to the official website of Kerala PSC.


Kerala PSC 2024 Highlights

Exam NameKerala Public Service Commission 2024
AcronymKPSC 2024
Responsible AuthorityKerala public service commission
Job locationState of Kerala
Level of ExamState-Level
No. of Posts Offered 60+ posts in Civil Services
Mode of applicationOnline
Language of examinationBilingual i.e. English and Malayalam
Selection processPhase 1: Preliminary examination (screening test)phase 2: Mains examinationPhase 3: Interview
Official websitehttps://www.keralapsc.gov.in/home-2

Kerala PSC 2024 Important Dates

The official notification for the exams that will be held by Kerala psc in January 2024 can be found below. You can read or download it very easily.

EventTentative Dates for 2024
Notification ReleaseTo be announced
Application Start DateTo be announced
Application End DateTo be announced
Admit Card ReleaseTo be announced
Written Exam DateTo be announced
Results AnnouncementTo be announced
Interview/Document VerificationTo be announced
Final Result DeclarationTo be announced

KPSC 2024 Vacancy Description

The Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) is anticipated to offer a variety of job openings in a number of industries in 2024. Aspiring job seekers looking for openings at KPSC can anticipate openings in positions across various departments and roles. These openings could be for jobs in management, engineering, healthcare, education, and other fields. The official KPSC website and other trustworthy sources should be checked frequently for updates on open positions, eligibility requirements, application processes, and other recruitment-related information if a person is interested in pursuing a career with KPSC. Candidates will be able to prepare and apply for appropriate positions in accordance with the specifications set forth for KPSC 2024 recruitment thanks to the official notifications from KPSC, which will provide comprehensive details about the vacancies.

The post-wise no. of vacancies from 2022 has been tabulated below, it will give candidates a rough idea about the nature of vacancies.

PostsNo. of Posts
Driver Grade-II (HDV)14 posts
Lecturer Grade-II (rural development)2 posts
Dietician Grade-II1 post
High school assistance (Arabic) (IV-VIIth-IInd) NCA13 posts
Pharmacists (homeopathy) with Vth NCA2 posts
Pharmacists (homeopathy) with VIIth NCA1 posts
LP-UP school teacher (Kannada medium)7+4 posts
Driver grade-cum-OA (Tourism, excise, police, and transport)2 posts
Excise civil officer (woman)6 posts
High school assistant (Mathematics and Natural science)3 posts
Many moreRefer to the official Notification

Kerala PSC 2024 Application process

The Kerala PSC application form is available online. First candidates need to register themselves on the official website. Given below are the procedure to fill the application form-

  1. To apply for the Kerala PSC exam, first visit the official website of KPSC.
  2. Register yourself by creating a single time registration pin.
  3. Further, candidates have to choose their job preference ad then have to fill in other details. After filling in the details, click on the “Apply Now” button.
  4. Later on, candidates have to check and verify the details provided by them in the application form like name, contact no., post preference, etc.
  5. After confirming the details, the upload will have to upload their photograph, signature, and thumb impression in the same format prescribed in the notification by the officials.
  6. After uploading the required documents, candidates have to pay the application charges through online mode using debit/credit cards/ online banking/NEFT, etc.
  7. After completing the application process, candidates have to take a print out of the application form and application fee slip for future references.
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Kerala PSC 2024 Eligibility criteria

Educational Qualifications

  • Those candidates who have completed their graduation/post-graduation/any professional degree from any stream (from UGC or NAAC or equivalent affiliated university or institution) with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks for the General category (45% marks for SC/ST/OBC) shall be eligible to apply.
  • Candidates applying for particular posts must be equally qualified with required aggregate marks as per the requirement needed for the posts. Check the official website for more info.

Domicile

  • Candidates must a permanent domicile of the state, Kerala and they have their residential proof at the time of selection process.

Age Limit

  • The age limit of the candidates will vary from 21 to 30 years.
  • The minimum age should be 21 years however the maximum age should be 30 years.
  • Relaxation will be provided to those who are physically disabled/ below the poverty line/ OBC/SC/ST, etc.
  • The maximum relaxation will be given up to10 years depending on the ability and category of the candidates as per the norm of the Kerala Government.

Age Relaxation

CategoryRelaxation
Below poverty line3 years
OBC3 years
SC/ST/Widows/Differently-abled5 years
Physically disabled10 years

Additional Requirements

  • At the time of final selection, candidates have to present a fitness medical certificate by a certified doctor.
  • Candidates who are applying for Stream 2 vacancies, must hold regular working 3-5 years of experience certificate from any state government official, and during their working tenure, they should not hold any kind of punishment/ criminal offenses/ suspension.
  • For candidates who are applying for Stream 3 vacancies, must have completed a period of probation in the government cadre and their age should not exceed 50 years (on and before 01.01.2024).

Kerala PSC 2024 Exam Pattern

The exam of Kerala PSC will be consist of three phases: Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

Preliminary Exam

  • No. of Papers: 2 (General studies and Language proficiencies)
  • Duration of Exam: 90 minutes (for each paper)
  • Total Marks: 200 marks
  • Type of Questions: MCQs
  • The Medium of Paper: English and Malayalam

Paper 1

SubjectMarksMediumExam ModeDuration
General Studies100EnglishMCQ90 minutes

Paper 2

SubjectMarksMediumExam ModeDuration
General Studies50EnglishMCQ 
Language Proficiency30Malayalam/ Tamil/ KannadaMCQ 
Language Proficiency20EnglishMCQ 
Total100  90 minutes

Mains Exam

  • No. of Papers: 3
  • Type of Paper: Descriptive
  • Total Duration: 120 minutes (for each paper)
  • The medium of the Paper: English and Malayalam
  • Total Marks: 300 marks
PaperMediumExam ModeMarksDuration
IEnglish/ MalayalamDescriptive100120 minutes
IIEnglish/ MalayalamDescriptive100120 minutes
IIIEnglish/ MalayalamDescriptive100120 minutes
Total   300 

Interview/ Personality Test

After clearing the mains exam, selected candidates will be called for an interview. The interview will be held in face-to-face mode. The evaluation of marks of the candidates will be out of 50 marks.


KPSC 2024 Syllabus

For the latest updates about the syllabus of the KPSC exam, it is highly recommended to visit the official website and download the KPSC syllabus for each phase.

The basic content and important topics of the Kerala PSC syllabus are as follow:

  1. Politics of post-independent India.
  2. History of state Kerala and knowledge about the ancient and modern heritage of the state.
  3. Present economic background of India
  4. Geographical nature of the state of Kerala.
  5. Environmental issues and developmental aspects.
  6. Food security.
  7. Knowledge about the heritage of India with an emphasis on the 20th century.
  8. Issues related to food security
  9. The economy of state Kerala.
  10. Role of residents of India.
  11. Social, cultural aspects of modern and rural society.
  12. Empowerment of women in past and present society.
  13. Indian constitution
  14. Role of non-residents of India
  15. Science and technology including basic knowledge of physics, chemistry, biology and maths( respective important topics)
  16. Ecological land act, 2005

KPSC 2024 Admit card

The admit card for the KPSC exam will be released on the fixed schedule as decided by the authority. The Kerala Public Service Commission will issue the admit card. For Pre and mains both, the admit card will be issued separately. It will be issued almost 3-4 weeks prior to the examination date. Candidates have to be active on the official website for all upcoming latest updates.

Candidates can download their admit card once the admit card window will get opened. Following details will be mentioned on your admit card, match the details carefully and if you see any discrepancy in the details, then contact the official immediately.

  1. Candidate’s Name
  2. Examination Center address
  3. Roll no.
  4. Time and date of the exam
  5. Candidate’s Photograph
  6. Candidate’s Signature
  7.  Important Instructions

It should be remembered by the candidates that they have to carry the hard copy of the digitally printed admit card along with one original photo proof ID card.


Kerala PSC 2024 Results

After the successful completion of the Prelims exam, the candidate will able to see their result for pre exams, once the official releases it. Similarly, after a few days of mains examination, the result for the same will be announced. Consequently, after every phase, the result will be declared separately.

The result uploaded by the officials of KPSC will be in pdf format. For more information about the result, and related dates, candidates are advised to refer to the official website.


Kerala PSC 2024 Selection Process

According to the Kerala PSC chairmen, Mr. MK Saker and the officials have taken a decision to implement some changes in the exam pattern to make the selection process precise and easier. This implementation will be carried out for the 2024 admission cycle as per the announcement (from the December application process).

For more details about the new exam, pattern candidates have to visit the KPSC website and read all the information thoroughly to clear their doubts.

The selection will be based on three phases:

  1. Prelims Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview

In the final merit list, the no. pre marks will not be included. Prelims will consider as a screening test only. Only the marks of the mains exam and interview will be the base of the final selection.


KPSC 2024 FAQs

What is the official website of KPSC?

The official website of KPSC is https://www.keralapsc.gov.in/home-2

Who is responsible for conducting the Kerala Civil Services examination?

The Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) is responsible for conducting the Kerala Civil Services examination.

What is the format of the preliminary exam paper in KPSC exam?

The preliminary exam paper in KPSC is of objective type and is of qualifying nature only. It serves as a screening test for candidates.

What is the format of the mains exam paper in KPSC exam?

The mains exam paper in KPSC is of descriptive type, where candidates are required to write detailed answers.

What are the age criteria for applying to KPSC exams?

The minimum age requirement for applying to KPSC exams is 21 years, and the maximum age limit is 30 years. However, relaxation in the upper age limit is provided as per the norms of the Kerala Government.

When was KPSC established and what is its role?

KPSC was established in the year 1965. It is a civil services organization that conducts various state government examinations for Group A, B, C, and D posts. Additionally, KPSC also serves as an advisor to the Kerala Government.

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