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Block Development Officer

Block Development Officer or BDO is an exam conducted by the Kerala Public Service Commission. It is a very ambitious post for candidate dreaming for a job with the Government Of Kerala.

A Block Development Officer is in charge of the developmental activities going on in a Block or Panchayat. He holds the torch for all the projects and schemes beneficial for an area .If he puts his heart in to this job,its a post where he can sincerely serve the needful of our country.

Duties of a Block Development Officer Kerala PSC

A duty of Block Development Officer is similar to a civil service officer. If a Civil Service Officer looks after a district or a ministry, a BDO looks after the well being of an area. He will have all the facilities to promote the development of an area. He can initiate schemes, solve problems of villagers and sanction projects.

A Block Development Officer will mostly have duties assigned to him by the government .During the time of elections he will act as an Election duty officer. He will be given the responsibility to distribute ration cards to BPL families. Above all,he can report the needs of the panchayat to the government official such as the drinking water, maintenance of roads and schools ,Medical dispensaries etc.Thus,a post of a Block Development Officer is essential to the development of a rural area.

Career Growth of Block Development Officer Kerala PSC

As mentioned above, Block development Officer is a very ambitious post. It opens the doors to highly powerful designations.

A Block development Officer is eligible to receive a conferred IAS from the government. This is the story of a candidate who started his career as BDO in the state of Kerala. He entered service as a Block development officer in 1983 and became Deputy Collector in 1993, after a serving the state for 10 years. In 2009, he was conferred IAS.

This shows how a person starting a career as BDO can reach to a height of a topmost administrator in the country.

Kerala PSC Block Development Officer Application

The aspirants of Kerala PSC Block Development Officer must first register themselves in the ‘ ONE TIME REGISTRATION TULASIwebsite as per Official Kerala PSC webiste.. After registration, log into your just made profile using the id and password used during registration. Find the post you want to apply and click on ‘Apply Now’. No application fee is charged for either registration or application.

Kerala PSC BDO Age limit

Candidates applying for the post of Secretariat Assistant must be above 18 yrs and below 36 yrs of age .Age relaxations will be provided to the candidates according to the rules of reservation.

Kerala PSC Age Relaxations


Age Relaxation





Kerala PSC BDO 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 -Average 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