Every state has its own Public Service Commission. The PSCs were forged by the constitution of India. They operate to recruit applicants to the office of civil servants in their respective states. This includes posts of high reputation and some of the most sought after ones by candidates. The Kerala PSC like every other state’s PSC invites applications to a wide range of posts and assesses the candidates on required fields, as necessitated by the appointing authority. It uses various avenues of screening, including written tests, physical efficiency tests, practical tests and so on.
What jobs are offered?
With a long list of 100+ vacancies, every state PSC never fails to catch the attention of those looking to fast-track their career or find a more lucrative job. Here are some of the jobs offered. While you’re at it, please do keep in mind, that each job mentioned here will have multiple vacancies that are to be filled by deserving candidates
- Assistant Professor
- Data Entry Operator
- Theatre Mechanic
- Junior Audit Assistant
- Store Keeper
- Typist Clerk and Typist Clerk Grade II
- Legal Assistant
- Auxiliary Nurse Midwife
- Carpenter and Carpenter Cum Packer
- Woman Police Constable (Exclusive Recruitment from Scheduled Tribes candidates)
- Driver -cum- Office Attendant (Exclusive Recruitment for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates)
- Seaman (Exclusive Recruitment for Scheduled Tribes candidates)
- Attender Grade II (Exclusive Recruitment for Scheduled Tribes candidates)
- Lift Operator (Exclusive Recruitment from Scheduled Tribes candidates)
- Veterinary Surgeon
- Violin Lecturer
- Veena Lecturer
- Divisional Accountant
- Caretaker (Female)
- Junior Systems Officer
- Marketing Organizer
Are you eligible?
Each post offered by the Public Service Commission of any state has its own eligibility criteria. Knowing the regional language or native tongue is almost always a must for most posts or at least being fluent in the regional language could give you the edge over someone else with very similar credentials. For example, if you are applying for a job in the KPSC (Kerala Public Service Commission) then for certain posts, when the qualifications of two candidates are equal, the one with proficiency in the Malayalam language will be given preference. To know more, check out this article on Kerala PSC Eligibility Criteria.
Here are a few examples to help you better understand the eligibility criteria and the diversity of posts:
For the post of an Assistant Professor in Business Administration, a candidate is required to have a masters degree in the concerned subject with a minimum of 55% (or an equivalent), along with a good academic record. The candidate must also have passed a Comprehensive Test in the concerned subject (conducted by the UGC or any agency appropriately constituted by the state government).
For the post of a Legal Assistant, the applicant is required to possess a bachelor’s degree in law from a recognized university. He/She will also need to have adequate experience as a Legal assistant or as an advocate.
Why the State PSC?
Lock on to the right post, and you have yourself a reputed job that not only earns you a generous salary but also offers job security – just as most other government jobs offer. The posts in the State’s PSC are coveted and it is understandable that the competition is very high. As there are posts for people from all walks of life, the state PSC is a commonly sought after option while building one’s career path, whichever field of work he/she might be in. The question is therefore not “why?”, but rather “why not?”. The overall eligible age for recruitment to various jobs is restricted from 18 to 50 years of age, with each job having its own eligible age group. This can give you an idea of how welcoming the state PSC recruitment is, and also of the number of competitors you can expect for each post.
Every year, the PSCs of each state release a notification, announcing the jobs offered and the vacancies for each post. The eligibility criteria are less prone to modification and remain more or less the same every year. Mentioned within this notification, is the eligibility criteria and the procedure to apply for the respective exams. State PSCs offer the leisure of signing up your jobs from your couch through their online portals. Through the state PSC, you can find yourself working for major government departments such as the department of medical education, state’s collegiate education, administrative tribunal etc.
Do make use of such opportunities the Government offers, as this provides a window to accelerate your career. We hope you found this article helpful. Feel free to skim through our other articles should you feel the curiosity to learn more.