Kerala PSC Degree Level Preliminary Exam Detailed Syllabus Download PDF

Kerala PSC Degree Level Preliminary Exam Syllabus download PDF

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INDIAMedieval India – Political History-Administrative reforms-
Contributions – Establishment of the British- First War of Independence – Formation
of INC- Swadeshi Movement- Social Reform movement- Newspapers – Literature
and Art during the freedom struggle –Independent Movement & MahathmaGandhi-
Extremist Movement in India – India’s independent- Post independent period-State
reorganization – Development in Science, Education, and Technology – Foreign
policy- Political History after 1951.

WORLD – Great revolution in England- American War of Independence –
French revolution- Russian Revolution – Chinese revolution- Political History after
second World war- UNO and other International Organization



  1. Basics of Geography Earth Structure – Atmosphere –RocksLandforms-
    Pressure Belt and Winds- Temperature and Seasons- Global Issues- Global warming various
    forms of Pollutions – Maps- Topographic Maps and Signs – Remote Sensing
    – Geographic Information System-Oceans and its various movements – Continents –
    World Nations and its specific features.
  2. INDIA Physiography– States and Its features- Northern Mountain Region
    Rivers- Northern Great Plain – Peninsular Plateau- Costal Plain – ClimateNatural
    Agriculture – Minerals and Industries- Energy Sources- Transport system
    – Road- Water- Railway- Air.
  3. Kerala– – Physiography- Districts and Its features- Rivers- Climate – Natural
    Vegetation- Wild life- Agriculture and research centers – Minerals and Industries-
    Energy Sources- Transport system – Road- Water- Railway- Air.


  • National Income – Per Capita Income – Factors of Production- Economic Sectors of

  • Production – Indian Economic Planning– Five Year Plans- NITI Aayog – Types and
    Functions of Economic Institutions – Reserve Bank & Functions – Public revenue – Tax
    and Non Tax revenue – Public Expenditure – Budget – Fiscal Policy – Consumer
    Protection & Rights

    Public Administration – Bureaucracy –Features and Function – Indian Civil Service –
    State Civil Service – E_Governance – Information Commission and Right to
    information Act – Lokpal & Lokayuktha – Government – Executive, Judiciary,
    Legislature. Election – Political Parties. Human Rights – Human Rights Organizations.
    Act and Rules regarding Consumer Protection, Watershed Management – Labour and
    Employment, National Rural Employment Policies, Land Reforms, Protection of
    women, Children, and Old age People, Social Welfare, Social Security. Socio-Economic
    Statistical Data.
    Constituent Assembly – Preamble – Fundamental Rights – Directive principles –
    Fundamental Duties – Citizenship – Constitutional Amendments – Panchayath Raj –
    Constitutional Institutions and their Functions – Emergency- Union List- State List –
    Concurrent List

    Basics of Computer
     Hardware
    o Input Devices (Names and uses)
    o Output Devices (Names and uses/features)
    o Memory devices – Primary and Secondary (Examples, Features)
     Software
    o Classification – System software and Application software
    o Operating System – Functions and examples
    o Popular Application software packages – Word processors, Spreadsheets, Database
    packages, Presentation, Image editors (Uses, features and fundamental concepts of each)
    o Basics of programming – Types of instructions (Input, Output, Store, Control transfer)
    (Languages need not be considered)
     Computer Networks
    o Types of networks – LAN, WAN, MAN (Features and application area)
    o Network Devices – Media, Switch, Hub, Router, Bridge, Gateway (Uses of each)
     Internet
    o Services – WWW, E-mail, Search engines (Examples and purposes)
    o Social Media (Examples and features)
    o Web Designing – Browser, HTML (Basics only)
     Cyber Crimes and Cyber Laws
    o Types of crimes (Awareness level)
    o IT Act and Other laws (Awareness level)

  1. Science and Technology: Nature and scope of Science and Technology, Relevance of S&T,
    National policy on S&T and innovations, Basics of everyday science, Human body, Public
    Health and Community Medicine, Food and Nutrition, Health Care. Institutes and
    Organization in India promoting integration of S&T and Innovation, their activities and
    contributions, Contribution of Prominent Indian Scientists.

  2. 2) Technology in Space and Defence:
    Evolution of Indian Space Programme, ISRO – it’s
    activities and achievements, various Satellite Programmes
    – DRDO-vision, mission and
    3) Energy requirement and efficiency: India’s existing energy needs and deficit, India’s energy
    resources and dependence, Renewable and Non-renewable energy resources, Energy Policy
    of India – Govt. Policies and Programmes, Energy Security and Nuclear Policy of India.
    4) Environmental Science: Issues and concerns related to environment, its legal aspects,
    policies and treaties for the protection of environment at the National and the International
    level, Environment protection for sustainable development.
    Biodiversity – its importance and concerns, Climate change, International initiatives
    (Policies, Protocols) and India’s commitment, Western Ghats, Features, Characteristics and
    issues. Forest and wildlife – Legal framework for Forest and Wildlife Conservation in
    India. Environmental Hazards, Pollution, Carbon Emission, Global Warming.
    Developments in Biotechnology, Green Technology and Nanotechnology.
  • Current Affairs

  • A. English Grammar
  • Types of Sentences and Interchange of Sentences.
  • Different Parts of Speech.
  • Agreement of Verb and Subject.
  • Confusion of Adjectives and Adverbs.
    5 Comparison of Adjectives
  • Adverbs and Position of adverbs
  • Articles – The Definite and the Indefinite Articles.
  • Uses of Primary and Model Auxi l iary Verbs
  • Tag Questions
  • Infinitive and Gerunds
  • Tenses
  • Tenses in Conditional Sentences
  • Prepositions
  • The Use of Correlatives
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Active and Passive voice
  • Correction of Sentences
    B. Vocabulary
  • Singular & Plural, Change of Gender, Collective Nouns
  • Word formation from other words and use of prefix or suffix
  • Compound words
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Phrasal Verbs
  • Foreign Words and Phrases
  • One Word Substitutes
  • Words often confused
  • Spelling Test
  • Idioms and their Meanings
  • Translation of a sentence/proverb in to Malayalam
    Regional Language


1) Word Purity / Correct Word
2) Correct Sentence
3) Translation
4) One Word / Single Word / One Word Substitution
5) Synonyms
6) Antonyms
7) Idioms and Proverbs
8) Equivalent Word
9) Join the Word
10) Feminine Gender, Masculine Gender
11) Number
12) Sort and Write


1) Correct Word
2) Correct Structure of Sentence
3) Translation
4) Single Word
5) Synonyms
6) Antonyms / Opposite
7) Phrases and Proverbs
8) Equal Word
9) Join the Word
10) Gender Classification – Feminine, Masculine
11) Singular, Plural
12) Separate
13) Adding Phrases

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