Kondotty: A fireman in the Kerala Government Service could be a role model for lakhs of youth aspiring to land a job after clearing public tests.
Mohammed Faris, who is from Kondotty in Malappuram district, has made it to more than 12 ranks lists of the Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC). Among these, his cent percent success in the last-grade exam for Company/Corporation/Board jobs stands out. Twelve people, including Faris, scored 100 marks in this public exam. With the bonus of weightage marks, nine on the list even got more than 100 marks.
Civil police officer, civil excise officer, village field assistant, beat forest officer, and Lower Division Clerk are some of the PSC rank lists with his name. Among these, he secured the 75th rank in the fire and rescue service fireman (trainee) and the 90th rank in the last grade exam for Malappuram district. He is currently working as fireman in Thiruvananthapuram.
Though he got recruitment calls based on five rank lists, including civil police officer, he did not take up these. He is ready to quit his fireman job if he gets a posting close to his house rank list under the last grade rank list for jobs in Company/Corporation/Board.
He had undergone training at Manjeri Samana Academy. Along with this, he went for combined studies with eight of his friends. Six of them have got through government service.
He advises PSC job aspirants to attempt as many model question papers as they can.
Candidates can benefit a lot by checking the old question papers of the PSC, he noted. "Along with these, I attempted several model question papers," he added.
Farris gave stress on current affairs during preparations.
"I used to depend on Thozhilveedhi and Competition Winner a lot. I mainly focus on current affairs. I also saved up the exercise portions on Thozhilveedhi. I still have a huge collection of these. The current LDC test training is also good,” he added.
Faris, who has a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, is the son of Kondotty natives Subair Haji and Rafiya.