Kerala LDC

Kerala Public Service Commission conducts Lower Division Clerk recruitment examination every three years in the 14 districts of Kerala State. LDC called as 'layman's IAS' provides a golden oppurchunity for the candidates who are waiting to get into Kerala government service.Hundreds of LD Clerk vacancies are reported every year from various departments of Kerala government.

Candidates with a pass in SSLC or equivalent examination are eligible to apply for the LD Clerk recruitment examination. Applicants who are eligible must apply through 'ONE TIME REGISTRATION' facility in the Kerala PSC thulasi website. Candidates who have already registered can log in to their profile using User id and password to apply for the LD Clerk examination. First time applicants must create their profile in thulasi website to apply for the LDC examination. 

Kerala LD Clerk Salary

Based on the current pay scale LD clerk salary ranges from 19000 to 43600. With the addition of DA and other allowances apart from the basic pay an LD clerk who got appointed in 2017 will receive more than 25000 as the monthly salary. 

The promotion opportunities for an LD clerk depends on the department he gets appointed. Kerala Revenue Department is one of the most prominent department which provides better job promotion opportunity for the LD Clerks

Kerala LDC Age limit


18-36 yrs


Relaxation provided (3 yrs)


Relaxation provided ( 5yrs)

 Kerala LDC Application

Kerala PSC will publish an official notification in its official website and in its print magazine PSC bulletin for the LD Clerk recruitments. Apart the from this most of the job magazines and dailies will be reporting the LDC notification details during the PSC notification. Usually PSC invites LDC recruitment examination applications in every three year to prepare LDC rank list for the 14 districts of the Kerala State. LD clerk rank lists will expire after the completion of minimum three year from the date of which the rank list came into effect or until the implementation of a new rank list.

Kerala PSC prepares separate LDC rank lists for all the 14 districts. Thiruvanathapuram and Eranakulam are the two prominent districts where maximum number of LDC appointments are taking place in recent years. Pathanamthitta is one of the district where fewer number of candidates got appointed from the LDC rank list. Candidates must select their examination district wisely during the application to increase their selection chances. Candidates can opt for any district safely since there is no weightage mark for the native district candidates.

Kerala LDC Career Growth

Kerala LDC holds a number of dignified posts under its designation of Lower Division Clerk.A lower division clerk can rise to a level of Deputy Collector or a Panchayat Secretary with hierarchic promotions.Departments under the Kerala Government are mainly divided into two categories of different character; Ministerial Employees and Ministerial Technical employees.

Ministerial Technical employees come under Agriculture,Wildlife Protection,PWD and Fisheries departments.Promotions under these departments are reported as follows:-


Scale of Pay



Senior Clerk


Head Clerk




Senior Suprent


Administrative Assistant



Ministerial Employees who come under Panchayat,Revenue,Sales Tax and Registration have better chances of promotion.A person joining as clerk in Revenue Department can eventually rise to a higher post of Deputy Collector, Thahsildar and Village Officer .There are also other dignified posts awaiting a lower division clerk of revenue department. 

Department of panchayat is another golden opporchunitywhich gives the LD clerk to rise into a post of Panchayat Deputy Director or Panchayat Secretary.

Kerala LDC Academic Qualification

Candidate must be a pass in SSLC or any other exam of equivalent standard to write the exam of Kerala LD clerk.

Exam pattern for Kerala LDC 


No of Question

General Knowledge and Current Affairs


Simple Arithmetic and Mental Ability


General English


General Knowledge in Regional Language(Malyalam,Tamil and Kannada)





Kerala LDC 2013-14 cut off District wise





























Kerala LDC Admit Card

Log into the the official website of and click on the link for LD Clerk admit card.Fill in the relevant details like Registration number/Roll number.Download and print the admit card for future use.

Kerala LDC Examination Syllabus

Part I –Quantitative Aptitude

LCM-HCF-Test of Divisibility -Numbers-Simplification-Ratio and Proportion-Percentage-Interest-Time and work-Time and Distance-Area and Volume-Calendar-Clocks-Trains-Problems on Age etc.

Part II-Mental Ability and Test of Reasoning

Sense of direction-Date and Calendar-Alphabetical Arrangement of words-Odd man out-Analogy-Common sense test-Numbers series-Coding and Decoding-Calculation and Logic-Odd man out-Dates and Calendar-etc

Part III-General Science

Important scientific phenomena-Other basic facts in the field of Science- Common scientific facts - etc

Part IV-Current Affairs

National and regional events related to political and scientific fields-Sports-Cinema and literature etc

Part V-Facts about India

Physical features-Geographical facts-Climate-rivers-soils-famous sites-Demography-economic and social development –National Development –Poverty Alleviation-Economy and Planning- Period from 1857-1947-National Movement -etc

Part VI-Renaissance of Kerala

Brahmanada Swami Sivyogi-Chatampi Swami-Sreenarayana Guru-Vaghbhatanadha-Thycaud Ayya-Ayya Vaikundar-Poikayil Yohannan –Ayankali-Pandit Karuppa-Mannathu Padmanabhan-V T Bhatathripadu-Dr Palpu –Kumaranasan-Vaikom Maulavi-Blessed Kuriakose Alias Chavara-etc 

Part VII-Constitution of India and Civil rights

Directive Principles-Basic Features-Union Government-Legislature- Fundamental rights and duties-Directive principle -union government-State Executives-Union Territories-General public service commission and its appointments-Legislature-State executive-Human rights -Human Rights Commission–Women Empowerment-Women’s Commission-Right to Information-Information Commission- Apex courts-Atrocities against Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribes-

Part VIII-General English

Grammar Agreement of Subject and Verb-Correct usage of articles-Direct and Indirect speech-Active and Passive voice-Singular and Plural-Synonyms and Antonyms-Prepositions-Adjectives-Correction in Sentences-Vocabulory-Gender-Idioms and their meanings-One word Substitutes-Antonyms-Synonyms-etc

Part IX –Social welfare schemes and measures

Antdyodaya Anna Yojana- Balika smridhi Yojana- Bharath Nirman- Indira Awaz Yojana-Prime Minister Rozgar Yojana-NREGA-Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana-Samgra Awaz Yojana-National Food For Work Programme-Rural Landless Employment Guarantee Program me- Integrated Child Development Scheme -etc

Part X-Information Technology and Cyber Laws

Fundamental of Computers-Cyber Laws-Internet-etc