Kerala PSC Secretariat Assistant Study Plan 2021

The assistant/auditor examination commonly known as the secretariat assistant examination is one of the most sought-after degree level exam conducted by the Kerala PSC which provides with excellent career opportunity. Being the most sought-after graduate exam, the Secretariat assistant exam has been the dream of many aspirants. This examination is conducted for the positions in Government Secretariat, Kerala Public Service Commission, Advocate General’s Office (Ernakulum), Local Fund Audit Department, vigilance Tribunal, Special Judges, and Enquiry Commissioner Office. So, this article will help you to make a brief understanding of the examination pattern and preparation.

What are the eligibility criteria, pay scale, and number of vacancies?

Candidates should have passed Graduation in any faculty from a recognized university or its equivalent and should have the age between 18 and 36 years (Relaxations are also available please see notification LINK). The pay scale for secretariat assistant is ₹ 27800 – 59400/ month. Vacancies for the post are not estimated and the candidates included in the list will be appointed against the vacancies reported during the period of the validity of the list.

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What is the secretariat Assistant exam pattern?

For many years PSC followed a single Objective exam for Secretariat Assistant posts. However part of the recent changes in the examination pattern all posts Kerala PSC has announced a major change in the secretariat assistant examination also. There will be preliminary and main exams. The preliminary exam will be OMR-based Multiple choice (four choices for each question) Objective Questions with 100 questions for 100 marks. There will be negative marks for every  wrong answer. Each right answer gets one mark and 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. The duration of the exam will be 75 minutes.

Candidates secure above the Cut-Off marks will be included in the main list. Cut off marks for the last secretariat assistant exam was 75.33 and 1006 candidates were included in the main list. Compared to the previous year’s exams, the last exam had a higher cut-off since PSC reduced the number of candidates included.

What are the Secretariat Assistant Exam preparation strategies?

As we all know the secretariat assistant post is a dream for many, we need a proper plan and strategy to crack it. 

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  • 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 easily get confused, what to learn and what not to learn. To overcome this situation, you should have a thorough understanding of the syllabus. You should thoroughly analyse and follow the syllabus. Always keep the syllabus with you and stick to the syllabus when you study. This will help you to identify what is relevant for the exam point of view and you can easily save your precious time from learning unwanted/unrelated things.

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  • Analyse previous year question papers:

This is as important as analysing the syllabus. Previous year question papers will help you to understand the nature of questions asked, exam pattern etc. Once you are thorough with the syllabus and previous year question papers, you will have a fair idea of what is required for clearing 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, the type of questions asked from those area in the previous years and based on that what type of questions one can expect in upcoming exam etc. TALENT ACADEMY’s Degree Level Previous Questions & Explanation will be your perfect companion in this regard. It not only provides previous year questions & answers with explanation, but included the connected facts as well. So, this will save a lot of time for you from doing the research work for finding connected/related facts. You can buy this book from the following link.

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  • Practice Degree level Questions:

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 keeping you ready for the exam at any point of time. Neyyar Learning App provides you ample questions for practice curated by the highly trained research wing of Talent Academy. So, download Neyyar Learning App from Google Play Store today itself and start practicing on a daily basis till 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 of the aspirants follow rank files as the basic material for their preparation you don’t avoid it. As everyone knows most of the candidates (from a beginner to the veteran) follow Talent Rank Files. Talent Academy’s Rank Files are prepared with utmost care, cater to the needs of the students. Its strictly as per the syllabus and with no mistakes. It covers everything which is relevant for the exam and thus make sure that no stones are left unturned in your journey to success. Its 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 plays a crucial role in most of the competitive exams and Kerala PSC Exams are no exemption. It is important that one should have the basic idea about what is happening around him and form his own opinion about the same for being successful in exam as well as life/career. Many students consider current affairs as a tough row to hoe. If you read a newspaper every day and note down the points, you can crack it with ease. In addition to this, you can use the Current Affairs Books published by Talent Academy, which covers all the important current affairs relevant from the exam point of view. The Daily Current Affairs classes provided in TALENT ACADEMY’s YouTube Channel is very much useful for those who are preparing for Kerala PSC Exams. (Remember, PSC has already started to weigh more on current affairs nowadays, as a part of the new approach.). You can buy the current affairs book from the following link.

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  • Practise Mock Test:

Mock Tests will make sure that your preparation is in the right direction. It’s important to identify your weak areas and strengthen it before the actual exam and mock tests will help you in this regard. Try to solve at least one Mock Test, a day. Never hesitate to do this. Practising mock Tests will help you to plan your studies and to acquire the time management skill which is very important in every exam. Spend more time on your weak areas and make sure that, you are not repeating the same mistakes in the actual exam. You can also use previous year’s question booklet for practice.

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  • Join A Coaching Institute:

As you know everyone is realised the importance of the Government Jobs which leads to the one stop solution that is joining a good coaching centre which can help you to achieve your dream job within a short span of time. If you seriously think of achieving the post of Secretariat Assistant this time, you needn’t worry about other things… You just JOIN Now…

You can join to the group of ambitious students and Future Officers with the Kerala Government from Talent Academy. Talent Academy provides different modes of Coaching for Secretariat Assistant Exam.

  1. Secretariat Assistant Online Live Classes, (LINK for Joining)
  2. Secretariat Assistant Online Recorded Classes. (LINK For Joining)
  3. Secretariat Assistant Offline Classes (Now Online Live mode and it will Restart immediately after Govt Permission. If you join make use of this facility you can convert it to Offline at any of our coaching centres) (LINK For Joining)

A consistent and dedicated preparation will help you to clear the examination with a good rank. Your aim should not just to pass the cut-off but to achieve the job at the earliest. 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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