Kerala PSC ICDS Supervisor 2019 Detailed Syllabus

Kerala Public Service Commission invites application from female candidates for recruitment to the post of Supervisor under the ICDS. Interested candidates shall apply online through the official website of the Commission, under the One Time Registration Scheme. The last date for receiving application is January 30th 2019.

Detailed Syllabus for Kerala PSC ICDS Supervisor 2019

The written test consists of 100 questions to be answered in 75 minutes. The questions belonging to the following four parts are expected.

  • Home Science
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Psychology
The detailed syllabus for Kerala PSC ICDS Supervisor 2019 is provided below:




  •  Physiology and Microbiology


Digestive system, Cardio Vascular System and Reproductive system. Food Microbiology, food poisoning, food spoilage, food born infection, Diseases caused by Microorganism (a) Bacterial Pneumonia, Meningitis, Cholera, Syphilis, Diphtheria, Leprosy (b) Virus – AIDS, Rabies, German measles, Measles, mumps, Polio Mellitus (c) Amoebic dysentery, malaria.


  •  Child development and Welfare


The neonates – Characteristics, abilities and adjustments, reflexes – agar test, neonatal care – Immunization, – Breastfeeding Advantages. Importance of early stimulation, Discipline and guidance for children, preschool education – objectives, types, pre-school personnel, pre-school records. Child-rearing practices of parents, parental attitudes, family’s influence on the personality and behaviour development of children. Responsible parenthood (acceptance, injection and overprotection), Population education definition problems of overpopulation, small family norm, family planning, sex education, STD.


  •  Human Nutrition and Dietetics


Good Nutrition, Malnutrition, balanced diet, RDA, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, vitamins and minerals— Classification, functions, Sources and deficiencies, dietary fibre, Diet in fevers, Diarrhoea, constipation, Pregnancy, Lactation, Pre-school and adolescents. Meal planning, Therapeutic nutrition, Important National and International agencies.


  • Extension education and communication


Extension Education, definition, need principles, philosophy, the difference between formal, informal and extension education. Community development – objectives, history of community development programmes in India, Poverty alleviation programmes in India. Programme development – Planning execution and evaluation. Communication methods, Audiovisual aids – classification.


  • Basic food science


Food groups, cereals and cereal products, pulse and legumes, nuts and oilseeds, vegetables and fruits, milk and milk products, Meat, fish, egg and poultry, Beverages, spice and condiments – composition and nutrient value, selection of these foods and storage.





  •  Family


Nature, composition, characteristics, types.- Patriarchal and matriarchal family Joint family, extended family, nuclear family, merits and demerits of joint family Disintegration of the joint family in India, changing role of family, modern trends.


  • Social Problems


Domestic violence, alcoholism, dowry, dowry deaths, legislations related To dowry drug addiction, child labour, child abuse, rights of children, violence against Women, problems of elderly, social psychological and economic, social security measures Educated unemployment, and underemployment.


  •  Developmental Issues


Poverty alleviation programmes, consumerism, rural-urban Disparities, Environmental degradation- air pollution, water pollution, solid waste Management, climatic change, problems of induced displacement- social, economic, and cultural problems of displaced people.


  • Women and Development

Women in governance, gender issues, empowerment of Women, the participation of women in socio-political activities, women in Panchayat Raj Institutions, the role of self-help groups in the socio-economic development of women.

  • Tools and Techniques of data collection


Primary and secondary data, observation-Participant and non-participant, interview schedule, questionnaire, structured and Unstructured, open and closed questions and case study method.





  • Developmental Psychology (Human Behaviour in Social Environment)


Growth vs. development -developmental task (by Havighurst) – the biophysical psychological and socio-cultural changes happening during life span – Prenatal, Early Childhood, Late Childhood, Puberty, Adolescence, Young Adulthood, Middle Adulthood and Old Age – Hazards


  •  Developmental Welfare Needs across the Life Span


Prenatal care –immunisation – breastfeeding – parenting – preschool education – sex education and menstrual hygiene – prevention of substance abuse – vocational guidance – premarital counselling – career guidance and planning – retirement planning – bereavement.


  • Family Counselling


 Family as an Institution – dysfunctional families – Family Systems Theory – Enmeshment and Boundaries – Issues: separation, divorce, remarriage -Family Life Cycle: Independence, Coupling (marriage), Parenting: babies through adolescence, Launching adult children, Retirement – Family and Couple Therapy.


  • Working with Groups


Groups – Types of groups: in-groups, outgroups, primary, secondary and reference – Group Dynamics: dyads and triads, competition, conflict, cooperation and cohesion, coercion, accommodation – Stages of Group Formation -Social Group Work (working with groups) – social group work process (Intake, Study, Diagnosis, Programme Development, Implementation of the programme, Evaluation)


  • Reproductive Health & Family Planning


Adolescent Sexual Health (ARSH) – Contraception: temporary and permanent methods – factors affecting fertility – Infertility -STIs & HIV/AIDS – Safe Motherhood and Responsible Parenthood – Population Pyramids Unwanted Pregnancy & Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act.





  • Introduction to Psychology


Psychology-approaches to psychology: structuralism-functionalism-behaviorism-Gestalt psychology. Biological – psychoanalytic -Humanistic – Cognitive approaches-methods in psychology observation- case study-survey and experimental methods.


  • Biological basis of behaviour


Brain and behaviour- neuron structure of neuron synapse- neurotransmitters-CNS- Sensory and motor processing- cortical localization- localization of language localization of perception.


  •  Sensation Perception and Consciousness


Sensory thresholds subliminal perceptions colour perception-cues-Perception of form pattern or objects-figure and Ground-0 contour-perceptual constancies-Size-shape- orientation-brightness-illusion-type of illusions-ESP-states of consciousness-biological rhythms-dream and sleep-ASCmeditation.


  • Psychological Processes


Learning: classical conditioning-operant conditioning cognitive learning-observational learning-Memory: encoding-storage and retrieval process-sensory, short term and long term memories-chunking- working memory semantic and episodic memory-explicit and implicit memory forgetting: decay interference- repression-amnesia-mnemonics-cognitive process-Images and concept prototypes- language-deductive and inductive reasoning decision making- problem solving-motivation-need, drive, incentives biological and psychological motives – hierarchy of needs-extrinsic and intrinsic motives-intelligence-concepts of IQ.


  • Personality and Abnormal Behaviour


Approaches to personality- Major ideas of Freud’s theory- assessment of personality-self report-projective measures-DSM-ICD classification-anxiety disorders-mood disorders- schizophrenia-personality disorders.
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