One can apply for the selection to a particular post when
the selection is notified by the Kerala Public Service Commission
in the Kerala Gazette or in the PSC Bulletin, News papers
etc. The applicant’s candidature in the said selection
is valid only if he/she satisfies all the eligibility criteria
specified for the selection as well as the modalities for
applying for the said selection. The application forms
designed and printed by the Commission are available in
all the offices of the Commission and Post Offices in Kerala.
When does the Commission notify a selection?
Commission notifies the selection to a post after vacancy
for the post is reported to the commission by the respective
What are the conditions to be satisfied by a person for
applying to a selection to a post?
person applying for a selection shall satisfy all the eligibility
criteria given under the Notification concerned and General
Conditions under part II of part IB Kerala Gazette.
What are the age limits prescribed for the selection to
posts conducted by the Kerala Public Service Commission?
age limits (upper&lower) for a particular post are given
in detail under the selection/Notification for that post.
Normally, 5 years relaxation is given to SC/ST Candidates
and 3 years to OBC Candidates.
Which is the date based on which the age of an applicant
day of reckoning age of an applicant for a selection is
the 1st day of January of the year in which the Commission
published the Notification for that particular Selection.
If the applicant is found underaged/overaged as on the date
aforesaid he will be ineligible for he selection.
If an applicant acquired the Qualifications prescribed subsequent
to the last date of receipt of application for the selection
concerned, will his application be admitted for the said
the applicant shall acquire all the prescribed educational
qualification for the post within the last date fixed in
the notification for the receipt of the application prescribed.
If an applicant sends applications to more than one District
Office of the Commission applying for the same post , the
selection for which is District-wise and published under
the same Category number in the same Notification, what
will be the fate of his candidature in the said selection?
such applications will be rejected. If the applicant was
included in the Short List/Ranked List, his Register Number/Name
would be deleted for the said list. In case, such an applicant
got appointment to the post, his Advice for appointment
would be cancelled by the Commission and he will be terminated
from service by the appointment authority.
How many years will a Ranked List published by the Commission
Ranked Lists published by the Commission remain in force
for a period of one year from the date on which it was brought
into force provided that the said list will continue to
be in force till the publication of a new list after the
expiry of the minimum period of one year or till the expiry
of 3 years whichever is earlier. For more details go to
VALIDITY OF RANKED
Give the details of percentage of Reservation given to the
OBC and SC/ST candidates?
those mentioned above)
How are the Ranks of candidates in a selection assigned
while preparing the Ranked List concerned?
Ranks are assigned based on the descending order of total
marks secured in the W/T and interview by each candidate.
If more than one candidate secures equal mark, then respective
Rank position of such candidates are assigned in the descending
order of their age. If the age is also same, then their
names are arranged in the Ranked List alphabetically.
The Backward Class Rank holders in a PSC rank list will
be advised for appointment against Reservation turns alone.
Is it true?
The BC Rank Holders are considered for Advice against either
Open Competition (OC) turn or Backward Class (BC) turn while
working out Rotation .
Which are the documents to be attached with the application?
documents need be attached along with the application.
Will the Commission accept a Non Creamy Layer Certificate
issued prior to a period of 3 months?
The Commission accept the Non-Creamy Layer Certificate issued
within one year.
Will the Commission accept a Non-Creamy Layer Certificate
issued in relation to jobs under Central Government?
The Commission accept such NCLCs also.
of the total vacancies for Special Recruitment for SC and
ST only are reserved for the Scheduled Tribes and the places
allotted to SC and ST are decided out of every 5 vacancies.
That is, out of every 5 vacancies, one will be filled up
Q.16.When does the Commission accept equivalent
qualifications in selections?
there is no provision to accept in a selection the equivalent
qualification in the Special Rule, qualification other than
those prescribed in the Rule cannot be accepted. Qualification
can be accepted as equivalent only after it is declared
by executive orders and proper amendments are issued to
questions of general nature may be addressed to the Public
Relations Officer, Kerala Public Service Commission, Thulasi
Hills, Pattom, TVPM – 4. The questions will be answered
through PSC Bulletin, the official fortnightly publication
of the Commission.