Notification For The Post of Deputy Collector Land Revenue - Kerala Civil Service (Executive)
GAZETTE DATE : 31.12.2010
LAST DATE : 09.02.2011
CATEGORY No : 441/2010
1. Department : Land Revenue - Kerala Civil Service (Executive)
2. Name of Post : Deputy Collector
3. Scale of Pay : Rs. 12930-20250/-
4. Number of vacancy : 4 (four)
The above vacancies are now in existence. The list of selected candidates published by the commission in
response to this notification shall remain in force for a minimum period of one year provided that the said list will
continue to be in force till the publication of a new list after the expiry of three years whichever is earlier. Candidates will be advised from the said list against the vacancies noted above and that may be reported to the commission in writing during the period of currency of the list.
5. Method of appointment : Direct Recruitment.
6. Age :
20-35; only candidates born between 02.01.1975 and 01.01.1990 (both dates included)
are eligible to apply for this post. Other backward communities and SC/ST candidates are eligible for usual age
relaxations. (For conditions regarding the age relaxation please see para (2) of the General Conditions)
7. Qualifications :
1. Must have obtained the B.A., B.Sc. or B.Com. Degree or any equivalent or
higher degree of any recognized University.
2. Must satisfy a medical Board as to his Physical Fitness and capacity for active outdoor
Deputy Collector Trainees appointed by Direct Recruitment will produce at the time of joining duty a Medical
Certificate of health in the prescribed form from the Medical Officer of rank not lower than a Civil Surgeon
Gr.I/Professor, Medical College, before they are admitted to duty by the District Collectors, concerned.
2. 3% of the vacancies are reserved for Physically handicapped (Orthopaedic-Upper Extremities, Lower
Extremities, Low vision) candidates as per G.O.(P) No.43/2009/SWD dated 13.10.2009. All PH candidates
except those in Orthopaedic-Upper Extremities, Lower Extremities, Low vision categories are not eligible to
apply for this post. The selection of PH candidates will be subjected to the assessment of suitability done by
8. Written Examination :
Candidates who have submitted valid applications for the post will be called for Written Tests
( A Preliminary and final examinations). The written examination is subject to the conditions stipulated in para 9 of the general conditions. The Syllabus for the preliminary and final examination will be as follows:-
The Syllabus for the Preliminary Examination will be as follows:-
1. General Knowledge and Current Affairs :- 50 marks
2. English Language – Vocabulary & Grammar :- 25 marks
3. Test of Reasoning including quantitative SSLC Level Mathematics :- 25 marks
The Test will be of Objective Type (Multiple Choice – OMR Valuation). Duration of the Test will be 75 minutes and
Maximum Marks will be 100.
The Syllabus for the Final Examination
The Final Examination shall consist of two papers
Paper I – General Studies
Time : 3 hours
This Paper shall consists of 4 parts viz.
Part 1 :-
i) Cultural Heritage of India with emphasis on 20th century.
ii) Post Independent Indian Polity.
iii) Social and Cultural Movements in Kerala
Part 2 :-
i) Present Indian economy in the Global Environment.
ii) Development and Environmental Issues.
iii) Kerala Economy :-
1) Kerala Model Development
2) Food Security
3) Group Initiatives
4) Role of Non Resident Indians
5) Role of Co-operatives
6) Women Empowernment.
i) A General Overview of the Indian Constitution
ii) 86th Amendment to the Constitution and Consequential Enactments.
iii) Role of District Collectors in Administration – Situation Analysis.
i) Recent Land Laws enacted in Kerala:-
1) Kerala Protection of River bank and Regulation of removal of sand Act, 2001
2) Ecological Fragile Land Act, 2005
3) Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land and Wet Land Act,2008.
ii) Decentralisation in Administration – Local Self Government.
Part 4 :-
i) Science and Technology – Information Communication Technology, Space Technology etc.
ii) General Awareness of the modern trends in life sciences.
(Medium of Questions : English)
N.B:- Candidates are to answer the questions either in English or in the Regional Languages, viz, Malayalam, Tamil or
Kannada. The same medium should be used throughout.
Paper II – Data Appreciation, Problem Solving and Essay Writing.
Time :1 hour
There shall be following 3 parts in Paper II viz.
Part I – Data Appreciation and Interpretation. The candidates will be asked to draw their own conclusions from the data presented in a tabular form or graphically or otherwise.
Part II – Problem solving – Duly ‘structured’ situation will be presented to the candidates and they will be asked to
suggest their own solution to the problems arising out of the situation. Alternatively they maybe called upon to prove their understanding of the situation by answering certain searching questions based on the situation.
Part III – Essay Writing – The candidates will have to write a short essay not exceeding 500 words on a given topic.
(Medium of Questions : English)
N.B :- Part I and II can be answered in English or in the Regional languages and Part III should be answered in
Malayalam or Tamil or Kannada.
9. Date of Preliminary and final examinations.
i) Preliminary : 09.04.2011
ii) Final : 16.07.2011
Every person appointed as Deputy Collector by Direct Recruitment shall from the date on which he completes the training be on probation for a total period of two years on duty within a continuous period of three years.
A probationer recruited as Deputy Collector, shall within the prescribed period of probation, pass the
following Tests, if he has not already passed the tests.
i) The Revenue Test
ii) The Criminal Judicial Test (A candidate who possesses a degree in Law shall not be required to pass the criminal Judicial test).
iii) Account Test (Lower)
iv) Survey Test (Higher)
Training:- Every person recruited shall also undergo such a training as may be prescribed by the Government
from time to time. Such persons shall during the period of training draw allowances, as may be
prescribed by the Government from time to time. The period of training shall not count for increments
in the time scale of pay.
11. Mode of submitting application:
The applications shall be submitted online only. Detailed instructions regarding the submission of applications
are available in the website of the KPSC viz. www.keralapsc.org. No application fee is required. Documents to prove qualification, age and community have to be produced as and when called for.
12. Last date of receipt of application: 09/02/2011 Wednesday up to 5.00 pm.
13. Address to which applications are to be sent:-On-line:.www.keralapsc.org.