Secretariat Assistant is one of the most sought-after government jobs in Kerala. It is a rank list which helps graduates secure a job in major organizations of Kerala like Government Secretariat, Public Service Commission, Local Fund Audit, Advocate General’s Office and Anti Corruption Bureau. Graduates would have to appear for the Kerala psc examination to be a part of the rank list. The promotion scope, authority, and power make it a rather attractive and secure job.
This year, the exam is likely to be conducted in October. Candidates should register as per the one-time registration portal through the official website of Kerala Public Service Commission, before applying for secretariat assistant. Given the number of candidates and the level of competitiveness, candidates should be well prepared for the exam to secure a good score. This years’ syllabus, as well as the exam pattern, is given below.
Kerala psc Secretariat Assistant Exam 2018 Syllabus and Pattern
|Quantitative Aptitude||Numbers-Test of Divisibility- H.C.F & L.C.M- Simplification - Ratio & Proportions- Percentage-Interest-Time& Work- Time& Distance- Area- Volume- Calendar – Clocks – Trains - Problems on Age - Etc.||10*|
|Mental Ability and Test of Reasoning||Calculation & Logic -Coding & Decoding- Classification-Synonym-Antonym-Letter & Number Series- Odd Man Out-Analogy- Common Sense Test- Alphabetical Arrangement of Words- Date and Calendar- Sense of Direction-Etc.||10*|
|General Science||Common Scientific Facts- Important Scientific Phenomena- Other basic facts in the field of Science.- Etc||10*|
|Current Affairs||Important World, National and Regional Events related to the Political and Scientific fields, Sports, Cinema and Literature etc.||10*|
|Facts about India||Geography of India- Physical Features- Climate-Soils- Rivers- Famous Sites – Etc Demography- Economic and Social Development-Poverty Alleviation-Economy and Planning-Etc History of India- Period from 1857 to 1947- National Movement- Etc.||10*|
|Facts about Kerala||Geographical Facts- Physical Features- Climate-Soils- Rivers- Famous Sites – Etc||10*|
|Renaissance of Kerala||Important Events/ Movements/Leaders|
Brahmananda Swami Sivayogi, Chattampi Swami, Sree Narayana Guru, Vagbhatananda, Thycaud Ayya, Ayya Vaikundar, Poikayil Yohannan (Kumara Guru), Ayyankali, Pandit Karuppan, Mannathu Padmanabhan, V.T.Bhattathirippad, Dr. Palpu, Kumaranasan, Vakkom Moulavi, Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, Etc...
|Constitution of India and Civil Rights||Basic Facts-Features-Citizenship- Fundamental Rights & Duties- Directive Principle- Union Government- Legislature- State Executive - Union Territories- Apex Courts- Comptroller and Auditor General- Public Service Commissions and Other Important Offices- Important Amendments- Etc. Rights- Right to Education- Human Rights- Human Rights Commission- Right to Information- Information Commission- Social Audit- Lokayukta- Ombudsman- Women Empowerment- Women’s Commission- Legislation against Child Labour and Atrocities against women and Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes- Etc.||5*|
|General English||Grammar- Agreement of Subject and Verb- Confusing Adjectives and Adverbs-|
Comparison of Adjectives- Correct usage of Articles- Prepositions- Direct and Indirect
Speech- Active and Passive Voice- Correction in Sentences-Etc
Vocabulary- Gender- Singular, and Plural- Synonyms- Antonyms- One-word Substitutes-
The problem concerning words- Idioms and their meanings-Etc
|Social Welfare Schemes and Measures||Andyodaya Anna Yojana, Balika Samridhi Yojana, Bharat Nirman, Indira Awaas|
Yojana, Integrated Child Development Scheme, Jawahar Rozgar Yojana,
Kudumbasree, Mahila Samridhi Yojana, National Food for Work Programme,
NRDP, NREGP, Prime Minister's Rozgar Yojana, Rural Development Pradhan
Mantri Adharsh Gram Yojana, Samagra Awaas Yojana, Sampoorna Grameen
Rozgar Yojana, Valmiki Ambedkar Awaas Yojana, Rural Landless Employment
Guarantee Programme etc.
|Information Technology||Fundamentals of Computers- Internet Etc, Cyber Laws.||5*|
|Malayalam||Malayalam Grammar, Literature||5*|
The exam would be an objective type examination which carries a total of 100 marks. Each question carries one mark and there will be a negative ⅓ marks given for every wrong answer. The duration of the exam will be 2 hours.
60 Day study plan for Kerala PSC Secretariat Assistant Exam
Preparation is one of the most essential factors determining one’s success in any examination. This one is no different! The best part about the Secretariat assistant exam is that most of the topics that have been included in the syllabus have been covered by us over the years – be it mathematics, General Knowledge or English. So the topics that we should give more time are the ones we haven’t covered so far. It could be facts about India or Kerala or Renaissance of Kerala. Candidates must also keep themselves updated with the latest events in the world, especially in India. With proper preparation and determination, it is possible is score high ranks in the examination. Even 2 months are enough to ace the exam if you can make a realistic schedule and stick to it. Dedicate at least 6-8 hours every day.
A sample 60 day study plan is given below. You can follow it or make the required modifications to this depending on your needs.
Learn the basics.Spend the first two weeks covering the basics of as many topics as possible.Studying the basics will make the advanced topics easier to understand.
Cover the advanced topics.Try spending more time on topics you find difficult.Try to cover as many topics as possible. If you are not able to understand a topic properly.Then move on to the next topic.The practice session will give you better clarity.
|Week 6-7||Practice previous years and mock question papers.it will help you identify the important portions as well as give you better clarity on various topics.Practicing previous years question papers will help in time management.Previous years question papers are available here .
|Week 8||Revise.Go through everything you have learned and check if you have covered the entire syllabus.Try solving question papers on your own.Work on those tough problems and you’re good to go!|
Things to remember while preparing
- Read the newspapers every day. This will keep you updated on the current events taking place in India as well as around the world.
- Keep short notes. It will help you to revise and can be handy as a quick reference. Try to keep the notes short but at the same time, it should be easy for you to understand.
- Spent more time on those difficult topics but make sure that you brush up on the easy topics too as they can help increase your score.
- Keep aside one day of each week to revise what you have learned throughout that week. This could be a day during the weekend.
- Make it point to practice previous years and mock question papers, as it could help you learn more important things and learn the type of questions asked. For instance, you need not remember the names of the ministers of all the states over the years. It helps to know the names of ministers who have been in the news quite recently as questions are likely to be asked based on the recent events. Download the entri app today to gain access to mock question papers.
- Be sure to have a proper diet and take proper rest as this is required for the proper functioning of the brain and will help you recollect facts as well as solve problems.
With the right resources and hard work, it is easy to ace any test and secretariat assistant exam is no exception. If you’re well prepared it’s easy to secure a top rank and get that dream job of yours!
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