The Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC) has announced that the Plus Two-level Common Preliminary Examination for 85 posts would be held on April 10. However, the date could be shifted to the second half of May or June considering the upcoming Legislative Assembly Election in the state.
The public examiner also published the syllabus for this screening test that acts as a qualifier for the main round.
The posts for which the recruitments are made with the Plus Two-level Common Preliminary Exam include police constable, civil excise officer, beat forest officer, fireman, firewomen etc.
With the introduction of the Common Preliminary Exam, there won't be any separate recruitment tests of SSLC and Plus-Two levels for filling up various posts.
For the preliminary examination there would be 50 questions related to Current Affairs, 20 each on General English and Mathematics/Mental Ability; and 10 in the Regional Language section.
Number of candidates
Over 15 lakh job seekers have applied for the Plus-Two level exams of the PSC and in the Common Preliminary Exam, around six lakh candidates are expected to appear.
The applicants for various posts are: Civil Excise Officer – 3,35,855; Civil Police Officer – 3,17,017; Fireman – 2,50,495 and Woman Civil Police Officer – 2,05,617.
Last date for confirmation
Currently, candidates' confirmation on their choices can be given for 83 posts until February 9. Meanwhile, February 5 has been set as the date to start confirmation for the Armed Police Assistant Sub Inspector (Special recruitment ST) and Assistant Sub-Inspector (special recruitment for STs) posts.
The PSC informed that candidates who have applied for more than one post should confirm each of them. Another crucial aspect to note during confirmation is indicating the medium of the question paper – whether it should be in Malayalam, Tamil or Kannada.
Candidates would be given the question paper only in the selected language. Moreover, candidates should choose the exam centre in the same district where their communication address is located as per the given profile.
The PSC has also warned candidates that their applications would be rejected if they fail to carry out the confirmation before the deadline.