Monday, February 24, 2020

KAS Exam 2020 Official Answer Key & Question Paper

KAS 2020 | Kerala Administrative Service Exam Answer Key & Question Paper

Kerala PSC has conducted the Preliminary exam for the post of Kerala Administrative Service Exam on February 22, 2020. The KAS 2020 Exam was attempted by Lakhs of candidates all over the state.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

LDC : Previous Question Papers

Here you can download the previous question papers of Kerala PSC LDC/ LD Clerk/ Lower Division Clerk in pdf format.

LDC- Previous Question Papers

Kerala PSC has published notification for the post of  LDC/ LD Clerk/ Lower Division Clerk in district wise. Through analysing the previous question papers of LDC/ LD Clerk/ Lower Division Clerk you can understand the method and pattern of the LDC/ LD Clerk/ Lower Division Clerk exam.

LDC 2020: PSC Notification

LDC 2020: PSC Notification
Kerala PSC has published notification for the post of Lower Division Clerk (LDC). It is a district wise exam. The category no of LDC  notification is 207/2019 and the late date to apply for the post is December 18th, 2019. 
Qualification : SSLC or equivalent

LDC Previous Question Papers

LDC Exam Syllabus

Age Limit: Candidates age limit should be between 18-36, Only candidates born between 02-01-1977 and 01-01-1995 (both dates included) are eligible to apply for the post with usual relaxation to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward communities.
LD Clerk (LDC/Lower Division Clerk) Exam will be in Malayalam/Tamil/Kannada. It will be consisted of 100 questions.
Part I - Simple Arithmetic and Mental Ability
Part II – General Knowledge and Current Affairs
Part III – General English
Part IV – Regional Language (Malayalam/Tamil/Kannada)

Friday, November 1, 2019

KAS Notification | Kerala PSC 186/2019

KAS Notification : Coming Soon
Kerala PSC has published the notification and detailed syllabus of KAS (Kerala Administrative Services) Exam. KAS recruits Junior Time Scale officers to departments under the Government of Kerala just below the hierarchy of IAS officers. The exam will be the biggest exam conducted by the Kerala PSC in terms of career prospects.

There will be 4% reservation for differently abled people.

Department : Kerala Administrative Service
Name of Post : KAS Officer (Junior Time Scale) Trainee
Scale of pay/ Salary of KAS : As per KAS
CATEGORY NO. 186/2019 – 188/2019

KAS Age Limit

 STREAM-1 21-32. Candidates who have born in between 02.01.1987 and 01.01.1998 (both dates are included) are eligible to apply for this post. Changes are allowable to the above dates, to the eligible reserved categories for age relaxation. STREAM - 2 21-40. Candidates who have born in between 02.01.1979 and 01.01.1998 (both dates are included) are eligible to apply for this post. Changes are allowable to the above dates, to the eligible reserved categories for age relaxation. STREAM – 3 Must not have completed 50 years of age on the 1st January of the year in which this notification is published.

KAS Qualifications

Any Degree

KAS Exam Date

KAS preliminary exam will be held in February 2020. Rank List will be published in November 2020.

KAS - Preliminary Exam

KAS Preliminary test will be only a screening test. Marks obtained by the candidates in this test will not be considered for the final Rank List. 

Paper 1 : 100 marks
100 Objective type General Knowledge questions from all areas.
Paper 2 : 100 Marks
GK : 50 Qns
Regional Language : 30 Qns
English Language : 20 Qns

KAS : Main Exam

3 Papers of 100 marks each. 
Total : 300 Marks
Detailed syllabus will come soon.

KAS : Interview

Interview will be of 50 Marks. Only candidates with qualifying marks in Main exam will be called for Interview.

KAS Syllabus

(Preliminary Examination)


(A) History (India and Kerala)

1)Ancient and Medieval Period :-
(i) Salient features and major landmarks of ancient and medieval
India (ii) Art, culture, literature and Architecutre (iii) Major
Dynasties, their administrative system, social, religious and
economic conditions prominent movements

2) Modern Period :-
(i) Modern Indian History (from the 18th century upto the present)
significant events, personalities and issues (ii) India – Struggle for
independence (iii) Social and religious reform movements in the 19th
and 20th century (iv) India after Independence, Post independent
consolidation and reorganisation (v) Independent India and her

3) Kerala History (from 18th century):-
(i) Pre-Independence socio-political movements. Formation of
Kerala State, Political parties, movements, Governments,
Landmark legislations and policies.

 (B) History of the World (from mid 18th

(i) Industrial revolution (ii) World wars (iii) Redrawal of National
boundaries (iv) Colonialisation and decolonialisation,
(v) Globalisation (vi) Communism, Capitalism, Socialism – their
forms and effects in society.

(C) Cultural Heritage of Kerala:
1) Cultural Heritage of Kerala Art Forms, literature, sculpture,
architecture, salient features of society
 2) Kerala Tribal culture,
Pilgrimage, Tourist places, Folk Culture, Cinema, Theatre

3) History and revolution of Malayalam language and literature. 
(D) Indian Constitution, Public Administration, Political System,
Governance, Social Justice and International Relations

1) Indian Constitution and its salient features 
2) Functions and
Responsibilities of the Union and the States, Parliament and State
Legislatures – structure, function, power and privilages. Issues
and challenges pertaining to Federal Structure – Devolution of
Power and Finances upto local levels and challenges therein

3) Constitutional Authorities – Powers, Functions and
4) Panchayati Raj, Public Policy and Governance,
Impact of L.P.G on Governance 
5) Statutory, Regulatory and
Quasi judicial bodies 
6) Rights Issues (Human rights, Women
rights, SC/ST rights, Child rights, etc.), Imporatant Acts
 7) India's
Foreign Policy, International Organisations, International Treaties
and Forums, their structure and mandate 
8) Judiciary in India –
Structure and functions, imporatant provisions relating to
Emergency and Constitutional amendments, Judicial review,
Public Interest Litigation, Land Revenue Laws
 9) Fundamental
rights, fundamental duties and Directive Principles
 10) Principles
of Administrative Law.

(E) Reasoning, Mental Ability & Simple Arithmetic
(1) Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability,Number series,
Coding – Decoding, problems related to Relations, Shapes and
their sub- sections, Venn Diagram, problems based on Clock,
Calendar and Age, Simple Arithmetic.

 (F) Geography
1) General Geography: Solar system, Motion of Earth, Concept
of time, Seasons, Internal structure of the Earth, Major
Landforms and their features. Atmosphere – Structure and
Composition, elements and factors of Climate, Airmasses and
Fronts, atmospheric disturbances. Oceans: Physical, Chemical
and Biological characteriestics, Hydrological Disasters, Marine
and Continental Resources 

2) Physical, Social, Economic
Geography of World, India and Kerala 

3) Geophysical
phenomena like Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcanoes, Cyclone,
Flood, Landslides. 


(A) Economy and Planning
1) Indian economy on the eve of independence. Indian economy in
post reform period – new economic reforms, NITI Aayog, National
Income and Per Capita Income, Sectoral Composition (Output and
Employment) – Primary, Secondary and Tertiary. Development under
different policy regimes (including Five Year Plans) – Goals,
Constraints, Institutions and Policy framework.

2) Agriculture Sector, Land Reforms in India, Technological change in
Agriculture – Major Crops and Cropping patterns in various parts of
the Country, Irrigation, Pricing of agriculture inputs and outputs,
Agricultural Finance Policy and Marketing, Issues in Food Security
and Public Distribution System, Green Revolution, Policies for
sustainable agriculture and organic farming.

3) Industrial Policy, Public Sector enterprises and their performance,
Growth and pattern of industrialization, Small-scale sector,
Productivity in industrial sector, SEZ and industrialization, foreign
investment and competition policy, e-Commerce, Effects of
liberalisation on the economy.

4) Infrastructure in Indian Economy, Meaning and importance of
insfrastructure – Water Supply and Sanitation- Energy and Power –
Science and Technology – Rural and Urban Insfrastructure, Ports,
Roads, Airports, Railways, Telecommunication, Dams, Inland
Waterways. Social Impact Assessment.

5) Trends and Patterns in structure of population over time – Growth
rate, Gender Rural-Urban Migration, Literacy, Regional Structure and
trends of Poverty and Inequality, Unemployment – trends, Structure
and National Rural Employment policies. Indicators of development –
Physical Quality of Life Index,Human Development Index, Human
Poverty Index, Gender Development Index, National Happiness Index.
6) Indian Public Finance, Government Budgeting, Indian Tax System,

Public Expenditure, Public Debt, Deficit and Subsidies in the Indian
Economy. Centre-State financial relation. Recent fiscal and monetary
policy issues and their impact, structure of Indian Banking and NonBanking Financial Institutions and reforms, GST: Concept and
Implications. Stock exchange and share market.

7) Trend, Composition, Structure and direction of India's Foreign
Trade. India's Balance of payments situation in post reforms period.

8) Economy of Kerala State-an overview, Population, Major
agriculture, Industry, Service sector issues. Insfrastructure and
resources, Major Developmental Projects, Programmes and Schemes.
Co-opeartive Sector. History and relevant policies in traditional
industies, IT Sector, Pravasi and Foreign remittance.

9) Kerala model development – (Land reforms, Social security,
devolution of Power, Decentralised Planning, Housing, Tourism,
Women Empowerment, Social Welfare Schemes, Disaster
Management. Role and Function of Kerala Planning Board,
Achievements of Kerala in Health and Education Sector: Policies,
Programmes, Initiatives and Impacts.

(B) Science and Technology
1) Science and Technology: Nature and scope of Science and
Technology, Relevance of S&T, National policy on S&T and
innovations, Basics of everyday science, Human body, Public Health
and Community Medicine, Food and Nutrition, Health Care.
 Institutes and Organization in India promoting intergration of S&T
and Innovation, their activities and contributions, Contribution of
Prominent Indian Scientists.

2) ICT : Nature and Scope of ICT, ICT in day today life, ICT and
industry, ICT and Governance – various Government schemes
promoting use of ICT, e-Governance Programmes and Services,
Netiquettes, Cyber Security concerns – National Cyber Crime Policy.
MIS. Artificial Intelligence – benefits and impacts, Robotics.

3) Technology in Space and Defence: Evolution of Indian Space
Programme, ISRO – it's activities and achievements, various Satellite
Programmes – DRDO-vision, mission and activities.

4) Energy requirement and efficiency: India's existing energy needs
and deficit, India's energy resources and dependence, Renewable and
Non-renewable energy resources,Energy Policy of India –
Govt.Policies and Programmes, Energy Security and Nuclear Policy of

5) Environmental Science : Issues and concerns related to
environment, its legal aspects, policies and treaties for the protection of
environment at the National and the International level, Environment
protection for sustainable development.
 Biodiversity – its importance and concerns, Climate change,
International initiatives (Policies, Protocols) and India's commitment,
Western Ghats, Features, Characteriestics and issues.
 Forest and wildlife – Legal framework for Forest and Wildlife
Conservation in India.
 Environmental Hazards, Pollution, Carbon Emission, Global
Warming. National action plans on climate change and Disaster
 Developments in Biotechnology, Green Technology and

(C) Current Events

(D) Language Proficiency - English

1) Tenses 2) Synonyms 3) Phrasal Verbs 4) Antonyms 5) Error
Correction 6) Adjectives 7) Adverbs 8) Reported Speech
9) Active Voice 10) Passive Voice 11) Auxiliary Verb
12) Question Tag 13) Degrees of Comparison 14) Punctuation
15) Idioms and Phrases 16) Simple Compound Complex
Sentences 17) Connectives 18) Prepositional Verbs
19) Prepositions 20) Concord 21) Pronouns – 9 types 22) Word
Order and Sentence Order.

(EI) Language Proficiency - Malayalam

1) പദശുദ്ധി 2) വാക്യശുദ്ധി 3) പരിഭാഷ 4) ഒറ്റപദം 5) പരയായം 6)
വിപരീത പദം 7) ൈശൈലിക്ള്‍ പഴഞ്ചൊല്ഞ്ചാല്ലുക്ള്‍ 8) സമാനപദം 9)
േചേര്‍ത്തൊല്ത്തെഴുതുക് 10) സ്ത്രീലിംഗം പുല്ലിംഗം 11) വചേനം 12) പിരിൊല്ച്ചെഴുതല്‍ 13)
ഘടക് പദം (വാക്യം േചേര്‍ത്തൊല്ത്തെഴുതുക്) 14) ഭരണഭാഷയുമായി ബന്ധപ്പൊല്പ്പെട്ട്
ഒരു ഖണ്ഡിക് നല്കി അതിൊല്ന ആധാരമാക്കി േചോദയങ്ങള്‍ 15) ഔദ്യേദയാഗിക്
ഭാഷാ പദാവലി, വിപുലനം, സംഗ്രഹം.

(EII) Language Proficiency - Kannada
1) Word Purity / Correct Word 2) Correct Sentence
3) Translation 4) One Word / Single Word / One Word
Substitution 5) Synonyms 6) Antonyms 7) Idioms and Proverbs
8) Equivalent Word 9) Join the Word 10) Feminine Gender,
Masculine Gender 11) Number 12) Sort and Write
13) Add Phrases 14) Comprehension

(EIII) Language Proficiency - Tamil
1) Correct Word 2) Correct Structure of Sentence 3) Translation
4) Single Word 5) Synonyms 6) Antonyms / Opposite
7) Phrases and Proverbs 8) Equal Word 9) Join the Word
10) Gender Classification – Feminine, Masculine 11) Singular,
Plural 12) Separate 13) Add Phrases 14) Comprehension

II Main Examination Main examination will be a descriptive type examination containing 3 papers of 100 marks each and 2 hours duration. The date of main examination will be published with the aforesaid list.

III INTERVIEW The maximum marks for interview is fixed as 50 marks. Marks of Main examination and interview will be considered for ranking.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Kerala PSC VEO Exam - Oct 26 - Solved Question Paper

Exam for the post of Village Extension Officer VEO was condcuted by Kerala PSC on 26th October 2019. The exam was for the districts Kollam, Idukki and Kannur.

Village Extension Officer VEO Answer Key | Expected Cut Off

The VEO exam for Kannur, Idukki and Kollam was conducted on October 26th by Kerala PSC.

Kerala PSC conducted Village Extension Officer Exam 2019 for the districts Thiruvananathapuram and Kozhikode on 12th October 2019. The VEO exam was condcuted in 851 exam centres across Kerala by PSC. 2.04 Lakhs candidates had applied for the VEO exam in Thiruvananathapuram and Kozhikode districts.

he answer key and expected cut off of VEO exam 2019 conducted on October 26 will be uploaded soon.

The exam for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode disricts was conducted on October 12. This is stage 2 of VEO exams and other stages will follow.

Here you can download answer key of Village Exension Officer exam by Kerala PSC conducted on October 26 for Kannur, Idukki and Kollam districts

Category No276/2018

The answer key and expected cut off of VEO exam 2019 is available in this page.

VEO October 26 Exam (Kollam, Kannur, Idukki) - Answer Key

Download October 26 VEO exam - Kollam, Kannur Idukki - Question Paper (CODE B)

Download VEO Exam - Kollam, Kannur Idukki - Answer Key (CODE A)
Download VEO Exam - Kollam, Kannur Idukki - Answer Key (CODE B)
Download VEO Exam - Kollam, Kannur Idukki - Answer Key (CODE C)
Download VEO Exam - Kollam, Kannur Idukki - Answer Key (CODE D)

Expected Cut Off

We expect a cut off of 78-82 for VEO exam - Kollam, Kannur Idukki conducted on October 26. The exam was easy one compared to other recent exams by Kerala PSC.

VEO October 12 Exam (Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode)

Download Village Extension Officer VEO Answer Key (Code C) - October 12
Download VEO - Question Paper (Code C)- October 12

Download VEO Solved Question Paper with Marked Answers -- October 12

VEO exam Expected Cut Off - October 12

The VEO exam was a bit difficult. So we expect low cut off scores this time. However due to high competition and the fact that the exam is a long waited one, the expected cut off the VEO exam is between 75 and 80.

Difficulty Level of VEO exam 2019:
English : Easy
Maths: Easy
GK : Moderate
Malayalam: Moderate
Overall: Moderate with few Unexpected Questions

Previous Question Papers Of VEO Exam

Kerala PSC will be holding VEO exam for other districts very soon. In the meantime you can go through Previous Question Papers of Village Extension Officer exam.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Fireman Exam Syllubas | Kerala PSC

Fireman 139/2019 Syllubas
The Kerala PSC is to conduct examination for the post of Fireman (Trainee) in the Fire and Rescue Department.
Fireman Notification 139/2019

An Objective Type Test (OMR Valuation) based on the qualification prescribed for the post.
Main Topics:-

  • Part I : General Knowledge, Current Affairs & Renaissance in Kerala
  • Part II: Mental Ability&Simple Arithmetic 
  • Part III : General English 

Educational Qualifications: Pass in Plus Two or its equivalent. Note: ( KS & SSR Rule 10(a)(ii) Part II applicable) Diploma in Computer Application is Preferential.
Physical Qualifications : The Candidates must be physically fit and should possess the following minimum physical standards as prescribed in the notification.

Maximum Marks:100
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Medium of Questions : English

Fireman Notification 139/2019

Fireman Notification 139/2019
Kerala PSC has published the notification for the post of FIREMAN on 15th October 2019. Applications are invited online only by ‘One Time Registration’ from qualified candidates. Candidates who have AADHAR card should add AADHAR as ID proof in their Profile.

  • Department : Fire and Rescue Services 
  • Name of post : Fireman (Trainee) 
  • Scale of Pay : Rs. 20,000 – 45,800
  • Number of Vacancies : Not Estimated
  • Method of appointment : Direct recruitment (Differently Abled and female candidates are not eligible to apply for this post.) 
  • Age Limit : 18-26
  • Educational Qualifications: Pass in Plus Two or its equivalent. Note: ( KS & SSR Rule 10(a)(ii) Part II applicable) Diploma in Computer Application is Preferential.
  • Physical Qualifications : The Candidates must be physically fit and should possess the following minimum physical standards as prescribed below.
  • For General Candidates - Height: 165 cm, Weight: 50kg, Chest - 81 cm, Chest expansion: - 5cm
  • For SC/ST Candidates - Height:160 cms , Weight: 48 Kgs , Chest: 76 cms, Chest Expansion: 5 cms
  • Must have proficiency in swimming
  • Must possess the Visual Standards specified in the notification

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Village Extension Officer VEO Solved Question Paper

Exam for the post of Village Extension Officer VEO was condcuted by Kerala PSC on 12th October 2019. The VEO exam was conducted for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode districts only and the exam for other districts will be held later.
Category No276/2018