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Secretariat Assistant

Kerala PSC Secretariat Assistant is an exam conducted by the Kerala Public Service Commission .The Kerala PSC conducts Secretariat Assistant exam for the departments of Secretariat, Public Service Commissions, Local Fund Audit, Advocate General’s Office and Anti-Corruption Bureau.

Kerala Public Service Commission received 5 lakh applications for the post of Secretariat Assistant in 2015.Out of 5 lakh applications, only 2000-3000 candidates were chosen for the rank list. Students must be very competitive as the exam is conducted state wide in Kerala. There will be only one rank list for the Secretariat Assistant exam.

Kerala PSC Secretariat Assistant Exam Career Growth

The growth of Secretariat Assistant is incredible .The post ranges from Section Officer to Special Secretary .Look at the hierarchy below to understand the various posts in the career growth of a Secretariat Assistant.

Secretariat Assistant--> Section Officer-->Under secretary-->Deputy Secretary-->Joint Secretary-->Additional Secretary-->Special Secretary.

The post of a Section Officer in a Secretariat is a gazette post. The post of Special Secretary is equivalent to the powers and status of a senior IAS Officer. There is no doubt the job of a Secretariat Assistant will provide a attractive salary, better scope in promotion and incredible power and influence.

Kerala PSC Secretariat Assistant Notification

Kerala PSC releases its notification in the gap of two to three years. After issuing notification in 2012 and 2015 Kerala PSC has not yet released its notification. We can expect the next notification by the end of 2017 or beginning of 2018.

The Kerala PSC notification will be available in the PSC website. Candidates who have registered their profile with the ONE TIME REGISTRATION TULASI as per Kerala PSC website will be able to see the new notification, in the new notifications list.

Kerala PSC Secretariat Assistant Application

All the aspirants of Kerala PSC must first register in the ONE TIME REGISTRATION TULASI in the Kerala PSC Tulasi website. After the registration, with the help of given username and password, candidates must log in to the profile and apply for the eligible post. No application fee is charged for either registration or application.

Kerala PSC Secretariat Assistant Salary

The salary for Secretariat Assistant can vary from Rs 13,900 -24,040.The 10th pay revision which has been accepted by the Kerala Cabinet will apply to the salary of all the government employees. After the application of 10th pay revision, the pay scales of secretariat assistant can go high.

Kerala PSC Secretariat Assistant 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 Relaxation


Age Relaxation






Kerala PSC Secretariat Assistant Educational Qualification

A degree in any faculty from a recognized university or its equivalent.

.Kerala PSC Secretariat Assistant Exam Pattern

Kerala PSC Secretariat Assistant exam is an objective type multiple choice based exam. The exam contains 100 questions for 100 marks. The duration of the exam is 75 minutes. The medium is English. Each question carries one mark and .33 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Kerala PSC Secretariat Assistant 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

Kerala PSC Secretariat Assistant Cut Off 2015

The cut off marks for the Secretariat assistant exam held on 2015 is 69 out of 100.Aspirants must keep the above cut off in mind while preparing for the next Secretariat Assistant exam.

To view the 2015 Secretariat Assistant Notification

Category 638/2014

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