Kerala High court assistant exam is a golden opportunity for all the aspirants who are looking for a good government job. Have you applied for the post? This article will give you an insight to the Kerala High Court Assistant Exam. Here we discuss the syllabus, qualifications, and exam pattern of the Kerala High Court Assistant Examination. With the right strategies, proper guidance and consistent practice you can crack this exam in the very first attempt.


Bachelor’s degree with at least 55% marks or master’s degree or law degree Awarded or recognized by any of the universities in Kerala. 


A total number of 55 vacancies are anticipated. The vacancies reported during the validity period will be filled from the rank list. A candidate should earn at least 45% marks in the written test and 35% marks in the interview session. The cut-off mark is decided by the concerned authority based on the performance of candidates and vacancies.  


Salary Range is ₹ 39300-83000


The selection process takes place in three steps. The exam is conducted for 2.25 hours and includes an objective test and a descriptive exam.

1. Objective examination – The total mark for the objective exam is100 and each question will have four choices. You can score one mark for every right answer you attempt. while every wrong answer will carry a penalty of ¼ marks from the total marks obtained. You have to finish the entire exam in 75 minutes. 

2. Descriptive exam. – The exam is conducted for an hour and includes 60 marks in total. The descriptive paper of the candidates is evaluated only if they are included in the shortlist for the interview.

3. Interview: Candidates who have scored a minimum of 45% marks in the objective type exam are shortlisted to attend the interview. Only candidates with a minimum 35% mark in the interview will be considered for the final rank list.  

Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Objective Exam 

English 50
General knowledge 40 Facts about India and Kerala General science Information Technology Current Affairs
Basic Maths and Reasoning 10

The descriptive test with 60 minutes duration (60 marks) consists of precis, comprehension and short essays.

How to prepare?

A proper strategy and systematic study plan are essential to clear any competitive exam. The following thumb rules will help you to clear any competitive exam.

Study based on the syllabus:

A complete understanding of the syllabus is the first step to your success. Once you understood the syllabus thoroughly you will get clarity of which areas to cover for the exam. Always remember to provide more importance to the topics with high weightage of marks. When it comes to the high-court assistant exam, with out any doubt one can say that English is the most important subject as it carries 50 marks in the objective & 60 mark in the descriptive exams. For objective English ‘Smile with English’ written by Adv. Gireesh Neyyar will be a very good companion.

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Smile with English’ written by Adv. Gireesh Neyyar

Practice Previous year’s questions.

Practicing previous year questions will help you to understand the pattern of the exam and the type of questions that are being asked. This will help you to prepare in a more systematic and result oriented way. You will get a clarity on how questions will be framed from the area you are studying. Once you are thorough with the syllabus and previous year questions half the battle is won.

Attempt Maximum Model Tests.

Once you cover the complete syllabus and done with the previous year questions, now it’s time to attempt as many model exams as possible. Model exams will help you realise your weak areas and strengthen it before the actual exam. Also, it will help you to know about your preparedness and performance comparison with your fellow competitors. This will also help you in effective time management during the actual exam. The more model tests you practice the more your success rate will be.

Read a good English newspaper.

Reading a good English newspaper like the Hindu or Indian Express will help you in many ways during the preparation. As you are well aware about the importance of English in the High Court Assistant Exam, the habitual news paper reading will help you to build a strong base in both objective and descriptive English. It will help you to build a strong vocabulary which is essential for both objective and descriptive tests. Apart from this, newspaper reading will automatically improve your essay writing, letter writing, precis writing and comprehension skills. It will help you to build your own view point about important events happening around the world which is very much essential for your interview preparation.

Join a coaching institute 

Most of us require a consistent support system to maintain our spirit in the long term. Advice from an experienced person can also reduce our hard work to get on track. A coaching class can fill the gaps that come up when you prepare for any exam. Talent Academy providing dedicated coaching programme for the Kerala High-Court Assistant exam through the Neyyar Learning App. This course is packed with the lessons which are required for the high court assistant exam and are based on the syllabus. The main benefits of the course include classes, tests, and materials that are vital to reaching the top position in the examination.  Join with us today and let us work together to achieve your dream job.

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