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Secretariat Assistant Exam 2021: Tips to clear the exam in first attempt.

Secretariat Assistant is one of the most glamorous and sought-after post among graduates in Kerala. Kerala PSC conducts this exam once in every three-four years’ time frame. So, if you miss an opportunity, it will cost you 3-4 years of your precious time for next chance. Clearing this exam in your first attempt requires a good strategy, proper guidance & full dedication.

The preliminary exam for the secretariat assistant is at the doorsteps. It’s time to accelerate your preparation without wasting a single second. Before we discuss about the preparation strategy in detail, first let us see some of the basic things one must know about the Secretariat Assistant post.

What are the Payscale and vacancy?

The pay scale for the secretariat assistant position 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.

Exam pattern:

As part of the new approach, Kerala PSC has now introduced a two-tier exam system for most of the posts. Tier 1 is a common preliminary exam conducted for several posts that require the same qualification. The preliminary exam is only qualifying in nature. And a Tier 2 – the main exam is conducted for the candidates who clear the preliminary exam which is specific for a post. In the case of secretariat assistant, a common degree level preliminary exam and the main exam specific for the post of secretariat assistant is conducted. The preliminary exam includes 100 questions with four options for each question. For every right answer, you will get one mark and a penalty of 1/3 marks for each wrong answer.

Syllabus for Secretariat Assistant Preliminary Exam:

The syllabus for common degree-level exam is as follows.

  • History
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Civics
  • Indian constitution
  • Arts, Sports, and Literature.
  • Computer science
  • Science and technology
  • General English
  • Maths and mental ability
  • Regional language
  • Current affairs

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How to prepare for the exam:

Now let us discuss about the preparation strategy to clear Secretariat Assistant Exam in your very first attempt.

Preparation should always be a systematic process. Determination and a positive approach are the best step to begin by. As per the notification, there is not much time left for the exam, you should use the maximum time to reach the top strata. Know your strong and weak points.

Learn the pulse of the exam you are going to write. To achieve these you have to follow certain steps, let us discuss them right now.

Stick on to the syllabus:

This is the common strategy for all competitive exams. You should strictly follow the syllabus whenever you prepare for any exam. Go through the syllabus very carefully and prepare notes on the important topics. When you are familiar with the syllabus, you can choose the correct material for your preparation and avoid the information that is not required for the exam.

Practice previous years question papers:

When you are done with the syllabus analysis, you can now practice the previous year’s question paper. With the help of the repeated questions, you can identify the area of importance. Regular practice of previous years’ questions can help you to predict questions for the upcoming exams. Talent Academy’s degree level previous year Questions & Answers with Explanation book will be really helpful for you in this regard. You can buy this book online from the link given below.

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Choose the best Rank File:

A rank file always serves as the best resource for competitive exams. The degree level common preliminary level exam rank file published by Talent Academy is the best choice for the preparation of the secretariat assistant exam and it is known for its authenticity. The rank file is catered professionally and includes sufficient information to become the toper. The rank file is updated according to the trends of Kerala PSC and it contains all the relevant facts. You can buy this book online from the link given below.

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Read a newspaper daily:

A newspaper is a good source for current affairs preparation. Newspaper reading does not only help you to score marks in exams but also helps you to become a better version of yourself. If you have checked the current trends on PSC, you can observe a higher weightage has given to current affairs. There is plenty of resources available for current affairs online and offline. It is not possible to spend too much time collecting the facts. To avoid this issue you can choose a single resource that contains all the required information. The Current Affairs Special Edition book published by Talent Academy will be a great help in this regard. This book is made carefully from an exam point of view. This includes all the related facts that are required. You can buy this book online from the link given below.

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Also, the daily current affairs videos posted in Talent Academy’s YouTube channel will be helpful for understanding that day’s important current affairs from the exam point of view. This will help you prepare current affairs on a daily basis so that at the time of exam, you just need to revise. You can follow the link given below to visit our YouTube channel.

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Practice mock tests:

Practice is the key to your success in any competition and there is no alternative to it. To analyse your progress, you should practice mock tests daily. Practice can help you to increase the speed and reinforce the facts you already learned. Neyyar Learning App provides you with ample practice questions curated by highly trained individuals. So, download Neyyar Learning App from Google Play Store today itself.

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Join a coaching institute:

To not get overwhelmed by the information overflow you will need proper guidance. A good mentor is someone who helps you in distinguishing between the essential and inessential facts. Talent Academy, the maestro in the field of competitive exam, provide you with the best classes and materials. The courses are packed with enough information to top the exam and you do not have to search for anything else to complete the syllabus. The courses are designed in a professional way where each subject is handled by Top Educators in Kerala specialized in the subjects concerned.

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 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 (LINK For Joining)
    Now Online Live mode and it will restart immediately after Govt Permission. If you join now, make use of this facility to convert it to Offline at any of our coaching centres.

You should concentrate on bringing the best inside you. Put the maximum effort to become the toper in everything you do. Be confident and consistent for a beautiful tomorrow.

Wishing all the best for your journey.


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