SECRETARIAT ASSISTANT is included in Degree Level Common Preliminary Exam – Latest update, Exam Date: – Blog | Talent Academy, Kerala


PSC Degree Level Prelims & Secretariat Assistant Prelims

Kerala PSC has announced to conduct the Common Degree Level Preliminary Exam in September. PSC has also decided to include the exams for the following posts apart from the posts mentioned in the notification released on 05/2021 in the common degree level examination.

Degree Level Prelims & Mains Secretariat Assistant


Sl.No. Cat. No Name of post and Department Method of Appointment Statewide or District
1.007/2021 Junior Manager (General) in Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd. Direct Statewide
2. 023/2021 Women Sub Inspector in Kerala Police Service SR for ST only Statewide
3. 024/2021 Sub Inspector of Police in Kerala Police Service SR for ST only Statewide
4. 025/2021 Assistant in Finance Department SR for SC/ST Statewide
5. 057/2021 Assistant/Auditor in Govt. Secretariat/ Kerala Public Service Commission/ Advocate General’s Office (Ernakulam)/ Local Fund Audit Department/ Office of the Vigilance Tribunal/ Special Judge and Enquiry Commissioner Office Direct Statewide
6. 058/2021 Assistant/Auditor in Govt. Secretariat/ Kerala Public Service Commission/ Advocate General’s Office (Ernakulam)/ Local Fund Audit Department/ Office of the Vigilance Tribunal/ Special Judge and Enquiry Commissioner Office By Transfer from low paid employees Statewide

CLICK HERE for the official Notification.

What is the exam pattern for the common degree level preliminary exam?

As part of the recent changes made in the examination pattern, for all degree level posts there will be preliminary and main exams. The preliminary exam will be OMR-based Multiple choice (four choices for each question) 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. The preliminary is qualifying in nature. A candidate who qualifies the prelims is eligible to write the mains exam.

How to Crack Degree Level Common Preliminary Exam:

Anyone with the right approach and proper guidance can clear any PSC Exam in the very first attempt itself. A consistent and determined preparation strategy is the key to success. Effective and smart plan for utilizing the available time is also equally important because the exam is now in the door-step. In this era of information overflow, the first step in smart preparation is to know the Do’s and Don’ts. Now let us discuss the Preparation Strategy for the exam.

1. Stick on the syllabus
This is the first and foremost step an aspirant should follow while preparing for any competitive exam. You should go through the syllabus very carefully and chose the best materials based on the syllabus. Familiarising the syllabus will help you to study topics based on their relevance and you can clearly distinguish between the wanted and unwanted topics.

The syllabus for the common degree level preliminary exam includes the topics

  • 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

For the detailed syllabus of Kerala PSC common graduate level exam CLICK HERE

2. Analyse previous years question papers
After getting an overview of the syllabus you can now practise the previous year’s question paper. Attend the previous year’s degree question papers regularly. This gives you a lucid idea about the nature of the questions asked. Whenever you read or study something you will automatically recognize the important topics if you are familiar with previous questions. Note down the related facts and try hard to reduce the negative marking. To save time in collecting related facts you can use the Degree Level Previous Year Questions & Answers with Explanation book published by TALENT Academy. It provides the previous year’s questions & answers with the explanation and includes the connected facts.

Degree level preliminary exam previous question

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3. Select a Rank File for your preparation
A good rank file is your best companion throughout the journey for the Govt job. For this, you can use the Degree Level Common Preliminary Exam Rank File published by TALENT Academy. The rank file is made with utmost care and accuracy. The rank file includes only the relevant topics. The systematic presentation of the rank file makes the preparation easy. Prepare short notes on important topics in the syllabus and revise them regularly. Start with the topics from where more number of questions are coming in the exam. The book is available in all popular bookstalls across Kerala.

degree level preliminary exam rank file

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. Habit of Reading Newspapers daily
If you have checked the updated syllabus of Kerala PSC, you can observe a higher weightage for current affairs. So, you should give more preference to current affairs. Read a newspaper daily, write down the points, and revise them. Along with this you can use the Current Affairs Special Edition book published by TALENT Academy which covers each and every important areas from current affairs the exam point of view. In addition to this, you can watch Talent Academy’s YouTube channel that updates current affairs with related facts everyday.

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5. Practise Mock Tests.

It is very important that you must practise maximum number of mock tests as you can. That will give you a clear idea about the pace and direction of the progress. Practice questions will tell you whether you are in the right direction or not. Practising mock tests help you manage your time, accuracy, reducing tension etc.
Neyyar Learning App provides you with ample quantity of practice questions curated by highly experienced educators.

Download our Neyyar Learning App from Google Play Store today itself.

6. Join a Coaching Institute
Most of the candidates get confused and mislead when they start to prepare for the PSC Exam. There is an ocean of information around you and you will waste your time and energy by end up with all these things. Studying everything that you get is not a good strategy to follow. Be selective about the materials and learn only the required facts. Do not worry about that, a good Mentor can help you to study what the exam exactly demands. Talent Academy, being the veteran of Kerala PSC Coaching, provides you with the best classes (Online (Live/Recorded) Offline Coaching 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 specialised in the subjects concerned.
You can also get the opportunity of joining the group of the most ambitious students and Future Officers with the Kerala Government from Talent Academy. Talent Academy provides different modes of Coaching for the Degree Level Common Preliminary Exam:

  1. Degree Level Common Preliminary Exam Online Live Classes, (LINK for Joining)
  2. Degree Level Common Preliminary Exam Online Recorded Classes. (LINK for Joining)
  3. Degree Level Common Preliminary Exam 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)

Winners are the people who have never lost the faith in them and they worked with consistency. Pick yourself up and do everything possible to get to the position you want. Remember practice is the key, work hard until you reach there. Wish you all Good Luck and the best wishes.


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