Kerala PSC to create record with largest exam today

Kerala PSC News 2015

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Public Service Commission will send a record number of candidates to the examination hall on Saturday.

The objective type examination for the appointment to the post of secretariat assistant will be held at a total of 2121 centres across the state at

An unprecedented 5,17,633 candidates have applied for the post where as there were only 4.70 lakh candidates for the SSLC examination.

The PSC conducts other examinations like the one for Lower Division Clerks, which has a higher number of candidates, in different phases and district-wise.

The PSC has only around 1,500 officials. Hence it is in a fix as it won’t be able to send own officials to all the centrers. The commission has decided to send its officials right from under secretary to the centres for flash inspections. The candidates who would be caught engaged in malpractice will be debarred from PSC examinations forever.

A total of Rs 3 crore is being spent for conducting the examination. The examination will have to be conducted again if any fault occurs at one centre. So the the PSC has directed all the officials to keep maximum vigil. Though the examination is known as secretariat assistant test, appointments to the offices of local fund audit, PSC, advocate general and vigilance tribunal will be held from the same rank list.

The examination will be based on the revised syllabus. The exam will end at 3.15 pm. Those who arrive at the centre after 1.30 pm will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. It’s also mandatory to bring a valid identity proof with photograph to appear for the examination.