A Comprehensive Guide to Crack Kerala PSC Degree Level Exams

Radhakrishnan K T

Kerala PSC


Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC) is an esteemed government organization that conducts competitive examinations for various job vacancies in the state. The degree level exams are a golden opportunity for candidates seeking prestigious government positions. As a retired Assistant Registrar at Kannur University, I have witnessed the dedication and hard work that goes into preparing for these exams. In this blog post, I will share a detailed strategy to help you ace the Kerala PSC degree level examinations.

Understand the Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The first step in your preparation should be to thoroughly understand the exam pattern and syllabus. This will help you plan your studies and allocate time to each subject effectively. The degree level exams generally consist of objective type questions, covering subjects such as General Knowledge, General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, and subject-specific topics.

Visit the official Kerala PSC website (https://www.keralapsc.gov.in/) to download the detailed syllabus for your specific exam. Studying the syllabus will help you identify important topics and focus on them during your preparation.

Make a Realistic Study Plan

A well-structured study plan is essential for efficient preparation. Allocate dedicated time for each subject, considering your strengths and weaknesses. Make sure you reserve ample time for revision and practice tests. Follow the plan consistently and make adjustments if required. Remember, consistency is the key to success.

Build a Strong Foundation in Core Subjects

A strong foundation in core subjects will help you solve complex questions with ease. For the degree level exams, pay special attention to General Knowledge, General English, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning. Read newspapers and magazines regularly to stay updated on current affairs. For General English, focus on grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and sentence correction. Practice quantitative aptitude and reasoning questions daily to enhance your problem-solving skills.

Use Standard Reference Books

Select the right study materials to gain a comprehensive understanding of each subject. Use standard reference books that cover the syllabus in detail. Some recommended books for Kerala PSC degree level exams are:

Kerala PSC Degree Level Exam Guide by Dr. S. Kannan
General Knowledge by Lucent Publications
Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by Dr. R.S. Aggarwal

Take Regular Mock Tests

Regular practice tests help evaluate your preparation level, identify weak areas, and improve your overall performance. Attempt mock tests for specific subjects as well as full-length tests simulating the actual exam. Analyze your performance after each test and work on areas that require improvement.

Make Short Notes and Revise Regularly

As you progress through your preparation, make short notes on important topics, formulas, and concepts. This will help you quickly revise the syllabus before the exam. Revisit these notes regularly to retain the information better.

Stay Updated on Current Affairs

Stay informed about current events, both national and international, as they form an integral part of the General Knowledge section. Regularly read newspapers, magazines, and follow reliable online sources for the latest news. Additionally, you can refer to monthly current affairs magazines or compilations for a comprehensive update.

Join a Study Group or Online Forum

Joining a study group or participating in online forums can help you exchange ideas, discuss complex topics, and learn from others’ experiences. Engaging in group discussions can enhance your understanding of the subject matter and motivate you to stay

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