How To Prepare For Kerala PSC Fireman/Firewomen Exam? – Blog | Talent Academy, Kerala


Since the completion of the 12th level preliminary exam, candidates have been eagerly awaiting the Kerala PSC Fireman/ Firewoman Exam. Fireman and firewoman recruitment is held for the Kerala fire and rescue department. As this is the first time that women are being recruited into the fire and rescue department, this exam is quite important. Kerala Public Service Commission will soon announce the dates for the main exam while the syllabus for the same is already uploaded on the official website.

Scale of Pay

 Rs. 20,000 – 45,800

Number of Vacancies

The number of vacancies is not yet declared for the fireman recruitment; however the recruitment will be done against the vacancies being reported during the existence of the rank list.

Vacancies for firewomen: a total of 100 vacancies are reported for firewomen and the distribution of vacancies is as follows.

District Vacancy
Thiruvananthapuram   5
Ernakulam   5
Kozhikode 5
Pathanamthitta   5
Kannur   5
Kasaragod   5
Alappuzha   5
Kollam   5
Palakkad   5
Kottayam   5
Idukki   5
Wayanad   5
Thrissur 5
Malappuram 5

Age Limit

Only candidates between 18 and 26 are qualified to apply to the post of fireman/woman.


Educational qualification

Pass in Plus Two or its equivalent

Physical qualification


The Candidates must be physically fit and should possess the following minimum physical standards as prescribed below.

  For General Candidates For SC/ST Candidates
Height 165 cms 160 cms
Weight  50 Kgs 48 Kgs
Chest 81 cms 76 cms
Chest Expansion  5 cms 5 cms
  • Must have proficiency in swimming

Note:- The proficiency in swimming will be tested by a practical test conducted by the commission. The following are the criteria for the swimming test.

 (i) 50m swimming trial to be completed within two minutes.

 (ii) Two minute floating ability at the deeper sides of the swimming pool.

Candidates must qualify both the events to be considered as qualified in the swimming test.

Firewoman Qualification:

  • Must not be less than 152 cms in height (without footwear)

Note: In the case of SC/ST candidates the minimum height measurement shall be 150 cms.

  • Must have proficiency in swimming

Visual Standards

Right Eye Left Eye
Distant vision 6/6 Snellen 6/6 Snellen
Near vision 0.5 Snellen 0.5 Snellen
Field of Vision Full Full

Colour Blindness, Squint or any morbid conditions of the eyes or lids of either eye shall be a disqualification for appointment.

Kerala PSC fireman/women exam pattern and syllabus

A total of 100 questions are asked for 100 marks. A right answer gives one mark while a wrong answer leads to a penalty of 0.33 marks.


PSC has uploaded the detailed syllabus on the official website. Since the exam is around the corners all candidates should start preparing for the same as soon as possible.

To download the syllabus click here

S. No Subject Marks

 I. General knowledge
Constitution of India
Kerala – Governance and Administrative
Biology and General Health
Arts, sports, literature, culture  


Current Affairs  


Maths and Mental Ability


General English


Regional  Languages ​​(Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil)


Special Topics

First Aid
The IT ACT.2000


Selection Process

A common preliminary examination: As part of the new rules, PSC has introduced a two-tier examination system to all the 10th,12th and degree level posts. A preliminary examination is conducted for multiple posts which require the same educational qualification.

Main examination:  The cut off is decided by PSC based on the number of vacancies, level of the examination, number of candidates attending the exam and many other factors.  Candidates qualifying the prelims can write the main examination specific to each post.

Physical test: Candidates who clear the main exam are shortlisted for the physical test. A candidate has to qualify five out of 8 items in the physical test. A final rank list is made based on the marks in the main examination where the physical test is qualifying in nature. A separate rank list is generated for each district, and the cut-off may differ from district to district depending on the number of vacancies and other factors.

Physical Efficiency Test


 Events One Star Standards
100 Meters Run 14 Seconds
High Jump 132.20 cm
Long Jump 457.2 cm
Putting the Shot (7264 grams)  609.6 cm
Throwing the cricket ball 6096 cm
 Rope Climbing(only with hands) 365.80 cm
Pull Ups or chinning 8 times
1500 Meter Run 5 minutes 44 Seconds

Fire Woman

Item Standards of Efficiency
100 Metres Race 17 Seconds
High Jump 106.00 cm
 Long Jump 305.00 cm
Putting the shot of (4 Kg) 488.00 cm
200 Metres Race 36 Seconds
Throwing the throw ball 14 m
Shuttle Race(4 X 25 m)  26 Seconds
Skipping (One minute) 80 times  

How to prepare for the fireman/women main examination?

Always follow the syllabus 

Be a beginner or a veteran, as the initial step, anyone who prepares for any competitive exam should analyze the syllabus thoroughly. During this era of information overflow, every candidate will get plenty of materials and content for preparation. The toughest task is to select the facts relevant to the exam. The best solution to avoid this situation is to stick to the syllabus. Analyze the syllabus thoroughly and keep the syllabus in mind whenever you prepare. This helps you save a lot of time and effort. 

Go through the previous year’s question paper

Previous year’s question papers are the best tool to understand the exam pattern and area of importance. Note the repeatedly asked questions and study that area along with related facts. However, there can be slight variations in the weightage and topics concerning the modified syllabus. The syllabus and previous year’s questions together will give you a brief idea of the things required to clear the exam with a good score. Once you are thorough with this you can identify the questions asked in the previous year’s exam and the potent questions while you read any material. You can follow the book published by Talent Academy to avail 100s of previous question papers and related facts. The related facts will save a lot of time and effort in searching for the connected facts of any questions. Click here or image below to buy now.

Practice mock tests regularly 

Excellence is only achieved through intensive training and practice, without regular practice and revision you will easily forget the facts you have already prepared. Mock tests help you to acquire the best time management skills and measuring your progress gives you a clear idea of where you stand. The mock test is a clear demonstration of your actual exams and if you get practiced with this you can write the actual exam without any tension. You can strengthen the weakest parts and revise all facts regularly. Try to attend at least one mock test per day and identify the mistakes you do in the mock exams so that you can avoid them in the actual exams. You can use the previous year’s question booklet to practice. To attend the mock tests created according to the new syllabus and the pattern of the latest PSC exams join us by downloading the Neyyar Learning app.

Choose the best rank file to assist you in your preparations 

Selecting a good rank file is as important as following the syllabus and almost everyone preparing for the government exams chooses the best rank file as their basic study material. To achieve a government job at the earliest, you can use the rank file which includes everything listed in the syllabus. For immediate success, you can use the rank file prepared by Talent Academy, the most popular rank file among the Kerala PSC candidates. The book covers everything required to clear the exam with maximum output and made with ultimate accuracy to avoid any errors. The book includes the topic listed in the 12th level main exams (fireman/firewoman, civil excise officer, civil police officer and beat forest officer) Click here or image to buy the ranking file

Make reading newspaper a habit

When you go through the syllabus you can see a high weightage is given to the current affairs part. To score good marks in the current affairs part you have to study it daily. An orderly study can help you in scoring full marks in current affairs. Apart from this, the habit of reading a newspaper increases your memory capacity, awareness of the globe, and vocabulary. If you require current affairs in the most comprehensive way you can buy the book published by Talent Academy which includes current affairs of the past 3 years. To get the videos on daily current affairs you can follow the YouTube channel. Also, the Talent Academy official website updates current affairs every day. 

Join a coaching institute for better training 

Exams like fireman/firewoman include topics that are specific to the post. If you have noticed the previous year’s question papers of the fire force exam, you can see some rarest questions that were asked. To save your time and effort, it is better to attend a coaching institution. The experienced faculty members will help you learn everything with ease. A strict and systematic coaching center will let you study without losing consistency. The well-planned and arranged courses of Talent Academy are the best companion for every candidate who dreams of achieving a government job. Our classes are designed with at most care, besides our long-term experience in the field of PSC coaching helps us teach everything most simply.   

To achieve the dream you have to work smart. Avoid all the distractions and consistently work for your goal. Visualize the great future that is ahead of you and prepare without losing any energy. We wish you all the very best in your success. 

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