Kerala PSC LDC Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2020

Kerala PSC LDC syllabus and exam pattern

Lower Division Clerk (LD Clerk) examination is one of the most popular and highly competitive recruitment tests in Kerala. Kerala Public Service Commission usually invited the applications from the eligible candidates in an interval of three years to fill the Lower Division Clerk(LDC) position across various departments. The last recruitment drive was in 2017 and the next is expected to be in June 2020. Here we are bringing you the Kerala PSC LDC syllabus and exam pattern 2020.

Kerala PSC LD Clerk Qualification

  • Education: Higher Secondary(+2) from any recognized board or University
  • Age: 21 -35 years old. Relaxations based on government norms are applicable.

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Kerala PSC LD Clerk Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2020

Exam Pattern

  • Total Number of Questions: 100
  • Duration of the exam: 01 hours 15 minutes


Candidates can expect the questions from the following topics:

Simple arithmetic and Mental Ability

  • Number Systems and basic mathematical operations
  • Percentages, Averages
  • Profit and loss, Simple and compound Interests
  • Time and Distance, Time and Work
  • Ration and Proportion
  • Mensuration- Volumes, Area, Total Surface Area
  • Law of exponents
  • Progressions

Mental Ability

  • Series
  • Problems on Mathematical signs
  • Analogy – Word Analogy, Alphabet Analogy, Number Analogy
  • Odd man out
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Family Relation
  • Sense of Direction
  • Time and Angles
  • Time in a clock and its reflection
  • Date and Calendar
  • Clerical Ability

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General Knowledge and Current Affairs

  • Geography – Kerala, and India
  • Basic facts about Kerala- Geography, History, Industries, etc
  • River systems and mountain ranges in India
  • States and Union Territories
  • Medieval India, First war of Independence, Indian Independence History
  • Five-year plans, Banking & Insurance, Different Schemes(Central & State government-sponsored)
  • Human rights act, Human Rights Commissions, SC/ST acts, SC/ST commissions, Women Protection bills, commissions, etc
  • Polity, Economics, Science, Literature, Art & Culture, Sports – Current Affairs
  • National Parks, Biospheres, etc

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General Science

  • Basics of Human Organs
  • Vitamins and Diseases
  • Disease and carriers
  • Important Agricultural Schemes in Kerala
  • Important Crops in Kerala
  • Forest Resources
  • Environment and Pollution
  • Atom and its structures
  • Ores and Minerals
  • Elements and its groups
  • Chemistry in everyday life
  • Work and Energy, Power, Electricity
  • Heat and Temperature
  • Solar System
  • Sound and Light

General English

  • Types of Sentences and Interchange of Sentences
  • Different Parts of Speech, Agreement of Verb and Subject
  • Confusion of Adjectives and Adverbs, Comparison of Adjectives
  • Articles – The Definite and the Indefinite Articles, Uses of Primary and Model Auxiliary Verbs
  • Tag Questions, Infinitive, and Gerunds
  • Tenses, Tenses in Conditional Tenses
  • Adverbs and Position of adverbs, Prepositions
  •  The Use of Correlatives
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Active and Passive voice, Correction of Sentences
  • Singular & Plural, Change of Gender, Collective Nouns
  • Word Formation from other words and use of prefix or suffix, Compound words
  • Synonyms, Antonyms, Phrasal Verbs
  • Foreign Words and Phrases, One Word Substitutes
  • Words often confused, Spelling Test
  • Idioms and their Meanings

Malayalam/ Tamil

  • Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives
  • Sentence and Word Correction
  • Idioms, One Word Substitution
  • Synonyms, Antonyms
  • Use of Punctuation marks
  • Literature
  • Translation, etc.

Interested Candidates can download the Kerala PSC LDC Syllabus and exam pattern 2020 from here: LD CLERK SYLLABUS

Candidates can download the previous year LD Clerk question papers from here: PSC LD Clerk Previous Year Question Papers

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