LDC Kerala PSC Syllabus and Strategy (How to prepare?)

LDC Kerala PSC Syllabus and Strategy (How to prepare?)

LDC Kerala PSC exam notification is expected in June 2013. The syllabus for the LDC Kerala exam is given below (Note: This syllabus is only suggestive in nature, based on previous years papers.Candidates are advised to visit www.keralapsc.gov.in for authentic information).  Further details will be updated as soon as LDC Kerala PSC 2013 notification comes is released by Kerala PSC.

LDC Kerala PSC syllabus – Analysis

In order to be successful in LDC Kerala PSC exam, we need to know the syllabus first. Remember that SYLLABUS IS THE KING. After going through the syllabus once, you will be able to know two things. Firstly what is the degree of importance given to various topics in LDC Kerala PSC exam and secondly which all area you feel you are weak, are included in the syllabus.

Once you come to know the degree of importance of each topic you can start preparing accordingly. You will also be able to divide time accordingly. Coming to you weaker areas, you need to plan and make a strategy. You should put more hardwork and burn midnight oil  in order to come out successful in LDC Kerala PSC exam .

Remember Gandhiji’s words…..

“Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning”


(Note : Medium of questions : Malayalam/Tamil/Kannada)

Maximum marks : – 100 (One mark for each correct answer. There will be negative marking)

Time : 1 hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes)

1. Part I : General Knowledge and Current Affairs – 50 Marks

2. Part II : Simple Arithmetic and Mental Ability – 20 Marks

3. Part III: General English –  20 Marks

4. Part IV: Regional Language (Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada) – 10 Marks

LDC KERALA  PSC EXAM Syllabus in detail

Now let us expand each topic mentioned above..

I) General Knowledge and Current Affairs : Topics to cover

1. History

  • World History
  • Indian History
  • Kerala History

2. Geography

  • Physical Geography
  • World Geography
  • Indian Geography

3. Economics

4. Facts about kerala

5. Indian Constitution

6. Science

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Astronomy

7. Computers

8. Basic GK

  • International days
  • Largest, Biggest, smallest etc…
  • Countries and capitals, currencies, heads
  • Parliaments
  • International organisations, Head Quarters, Heads
  • Religions
  • Instruments, scales, basic units
  • Inventions and discovery
  • Aliases
  • Firsts in India
  • Firsts in kerala
  • World leaders

9. Awards and Honours

10. Books and autthors – Literature

11. Sports

II). Simple Arithmetic and Mental ablity

  • Simplification
  • Squares and square roots
  • Fractions
  • Law of exponents
  • Profit and Loss
  • Percentages
  • Time and work
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Averages
  • Time and distance
  • Problems on ages
  • Simple and compound interest

Mental ability

  • Analogy
  • Series completion
  • Classification – Odd man out
  • Coding and de-coding
  • Puzzle
  • Direction test
  • Ranking test
  • Mathematical operations
  • Blood Relation

III). General English

  • Tenses
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Use of articles
  • Idioms
  • One word substitutes
  • Active and Passive voice
  • Prepositions
  • Conjuctions
  • Clauses
  • Direct and indirect speech
  • Spelling mistakes
  • Sentence correction
  • Comprehension

IV) Regional Language (Malayalam/ Tamil/ Kannada) :

This test is to test your proficiency in regional language

Disclaimer: The above given syllabus is only suggestive in nature, based on past experiences. Candidates are advised to visit www.keralapsc.gov.in for authentic information.


LDC Kerala PSC exam is like a mini-IAS  exam for keralites. The reason is that once a person enters the service as an LDC, he gets a lot of promotion opportunities and reach very high positions.

  • LDC
  • UDC

Also you get the opportunity to reach the following posts

  • BDO

Hence it is a golden opportunity for those aspiring for very high posts and so the competition in LDC Kerala PSC exam is very very high.

But, you need not worry. Lakhs of people may apply for the post. But out of these not all are serious in their studies or we can say they lack the determination.They don’t prepare regularly. They think of exam only after getting hallticket.

Do you have the determination and will to succeed in the LDC Kerala PSC exam If yes then start preparing now itself. Monitor your progress daily.


Let me make clear one thing. The preparation strategy is different for different people. It depends on your strength and weaknesses. So know your strength and weaknesses. If possible join a good coaching class . Should I join? It is not mandatory. But then you should be so determinant, so regular, know your strength and weaknesses, remain focussed, constantly test yourself on your own. Coaching classes help you to remain focussed and the regular tests conducted by them will increase your competitive spirit.

Maths and mental ability for LDC Kerala PSC exam : One thing I would like to advise is that practise a lot in maths and mental ability section. In this section you should be able to score full marks that is 20 marks. If you practise well then these are sure shot marks. You should improve your speed.Keep a small formulae book and revise often. Learn maths shortcuts to arrive at answer quickly.

English for LDC Kerala PSC exam : Next you should focus on english too where you can score well if you become thorough in topic like identifying the mistakes, incorrect sentences, grammar portions etc.  Solve as many such questions as possible from previous question papers or model papers.You will become confident in english portion by practising this way. Also find out the rules in grammar and practise.

We cannot prepare 100% in idioms, antonyms, synonyms of one word. But try to cover as much as possible. Other grammar portions are easily scorable.

VERY IMPORTANT: Try to find out what are the common mistakes or wrong usage made in english and PSC asks such questions only. Focus on that and you will score more

The General Knowledge and General Awareness for LDC Kerala PSC exam  . This section is vast. Hence you have to put in intelligent effort. Write down the topics which come under GK section and then systematically cover those topics. Test yourself often and try to find out where you stand.


For General Knowlege section you should go for any standard guide and magazines like Thozhilvaratha…

For general awareness section  www.gktoday.in is a good website, which gives lots of objective questions and current affairs.

You should make your own memory codes, tricks etc.. Our website www.psctricks.com is for helping you in making such tricks and so we willl be updating the tricks, tips, shortcuts as far as possible.

Revise a lot : There is no alternate to revision. Study well and revise, revise, revise. Dont just cover the syllabus for the sake of covering. Revise as many number of times and make sure that you know the topic in and out.

Solve a lot of old question papers and model papers for LDC Kerala PSC exam It is not enough if you just learn, learn and learn. You have to test your self and only then you will know your progress. You should compete with yourself. You should better your performance daily.

Find time for physical activity and meditation : You should always allot a few minutes for physical activities like walking, playing or yoga etc..  Only then your mind will be alert. Moreover practising meditation daily for a few minutes will help you a lot.  It will remove worries and help to stay calm and improve concentration, focus etc…

Health : Take care of your health especially your eyes. Dont over strain. You should give rest to them. While revising close your eyes. Also after every hour give 5 to 10 minutes break.

Drink a lot of water: Our brain needs a lot of oxygen while studying and the best way to give it oxygen is by drinking a lot of water. Keep a bottle full of water near you always.










4 thoughts on “LDC Kerala PSC Syllabus and Strategy (How to prepare?)

  1. thanku for this much details

  2. Gopika G Nair says:

    Iam an 18year old girl who is intensly wish to recieve a gov. Job.This site gives me the basic idea of ldc exam.Thankyou

  3. may i know the cut off mark in ldc malappuram 22 feb 2014 ?

  4. beautiful site with lots of information and advises
    thank you so much sir…….

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