How to Prepare for Kerala Public Service Commission’s 10th Level Common Preliminary Exam? – Blog | Talent Academy, Kerala


Kerala Public Service Commission’s preliminary test for the 10th level, across various posts in 76 categories has been scheduled for 15th May. This is a common preliminary examination for all posts where a minimum qualification of 10th is required.

This article will help you to make a brief understanding of the examination pattern and preparation.

What are the eligibility criteria?

Candidates who have passed matriculation and are between 18 and 36 years (Relaxations are also available as per government rules for various categories) of age are eligible to apply for this exam. More than 6 million candidates have applied across 157 posts.

Major posts

The important posts for which recruitment will be held are Junior Assistant in Agro Industries Corporation, Village Field Assistant in the revenue department, reserve watcher/Depot watcher in the forest department, Police Constable in the Indian Reserve Battalion, LD Clerk in BEVCO, Assistant Prison Officer in the prisons department, Female prison Officer, last Grade Servant in various companies/boards/corporations and Peon/Attender in Kerala Co-operative Rubber Marketing Federation.

What is the 10th-level preliminary exam pattern?

This is the second time, the 10th-level preliminary exam conducted as per the new pattern. The first 10th-level preliminary exam for 192 posts was held in four phases in February and March 2021.

Kerala PSC 10th Level Preliminary Examination consists of 100 questions with an OMR-based question paper. One mark will be given for each correct answer. For every wrong answer, 0.33 marks will be deducted. No marks will be deducted for questions not attempted or not answered.

The question paper medium should be in Malayalam / Tamil / Kannada. The total duration of the examination is 1 hour and 15 minutes.

What are the Exam preparation strategies?

As we all know, a government job is a dream for many, and we need a proper plan and strategy to crack it. 

Thumb Rules of Success:

  1. Always Follow the Syllabus:

This is the first step one should follow when preparing for any competitive exam. This is more relevant under the current scenario as there are too many resources/study materials available online these days; one may quickly get confused about what to learn and what not to learn. To overcome this situation, you should have a thorough understanding of the syllabus. You should thoroughly analyze and follow the syllabus. Always keep the syllabus with you and stick to the syllabus when you study. This will help you identify what is relevant from the exam point of view, and you can easily save your precious time from learning unwanted/unrelated things.

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2. Analyze previous year’s question papers:

This is as important as analyzing the syllabus. Previous year question papers will help you understand the nature of questions asked, exam patterns, etc. Once you are thorough with the syllabus and previous year’s question papers, you will have a fair idea of what is required to clear this exam. The moment you read some materials or attend classes, you will be able to correlate things such as which part of the syllabus it comes from, the type of questions asked from those areas in the previous years, and based on that, what kind of questions one can expect in upcoming exam, etc. TALENT ACADEMY’s Kerala PSC 10th Level Prelims Previous Questions will be your perfect companion in this regard. It provides the previous year’s questions & answers with the explanation and includes the connected facts as well. So, this will save a lot of time for you from doing the research work to find connected/related facts. You can buy this book from the following link.

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  • Practice Mock Tests

Practice is the key to your success in any competition. The more you practice, the more your chances of succeeding in this exam. Practice will help you to strengthen your weak areas, effective time management in the exam hall, and keep you ready for the exam at any time. Neyyar App provides you with great questions for practice curated by the highly trained research wing of Talent Academy. So, download Neyyar App from Play Store today and start practising daily until your exam.

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  • Select one Best Rank File for your preparation.

Selecting the best study material is the starting point of your journey to success. Rank File is a must for your immediate success as most aspirants follow rank files as the primary material for their preparation; you don’t avoid it. As everyone knows, most of the candidates (from a beginner to a veteran) follow Talent Academy’s Rank Files. TALENT ACADEMY’s 10th Level Prelims SCERT Plus is prepared with the utmost care and caters to the needs of the students. It is strictly as per the syllabus and with no mistakes. It covers everything relevant for the exam and thus makes sure that no stones are left unturned in your journey to success. It is available in all popular bookstalls across Kerala. Also, you can buy it online from the following link.

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  • Read newspapers daily:

Current Affairs play a crucial role in most competitive exams, and Kerala PSC Exams are no exemption. To succeed in the exam and life/career, one must have a basic idea about what is happening around him and form his own opinion about the same to succeed in the exam and life/career. Many students consider current affairs a tough row to hoe. If you read a newspaper every day and note down the points, you can easily crack it. In addition to this, you can use the Current Affairs Books published by Talent Academy, which cover all the important current affairs relevant from the exam point of view. The Daily Current Affairs classes provided on TALENT ACADEMY’s YouTube Channel are beneficial for those preparing for Kerala PSC Exams. (Remember, PSC has already started to weigh more on current affairs as part of the new approach). You can buy the book on the current affairs from the following link.


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  • Join A Coaching Institute:

Everyone has realized the importance of Government Jobs, and there is stiff competition for each post as the number of applicants is more but the number of vacancies is very less in comparison. This leads to the one-stop solution that is joining a good coaching center that can help you achieve your dream job within a short period. If you seriously think of clearing the exam this time, you needn’t worry about other things… You can join the group of ambitious students and Future Officers with the Kerala Government from Talent Academy. Talent Academy provides different modes of Coaching for the 10th Level Preliminary Exam.

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A consistent and dedicated preparation will help you clear the examination with a good rank. Your aim should not just pass the cut-off but also to achieve the job at the earliest opportunity. So, live every bit of your life with this dream till you reach there and stay away from distractions. All the best for your promising journey. We also welcome you to join the group of our highly motivated students and let the Talent Academy be the Partner for your SUCCESS….

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