Kerala Public Service Commission is expected to release the notification of Block Development Officer notification soon. Lakhs of government job aspirants are waiting for this graduate level examination. The last notification was in 2016. This administrative level job is holding responsibilities related to the developmental activities in a Block or Panchayat. Those candidates who wish to serve society can apply for this job. BDO will be in charge of reaching the projects and schemes in a beneficial way to the respective panchayat or block. So let us see more about Syllabus and practice BDO Model Questions.
BDO: Eligibility Criteria
Age Limit: 18- 36 years. Relaxation in upper age limit will be available for eligible candidates.
Educational Qualification: A graduation in any discipline from a recognized university.
The exam consists of 100 questions from different subjects for 75 minutes. There will be negative marking of 0.33 marks for each wrong answer. The subjects included are:
Numbers-Test of Divisibility- H.C.F and L.C.M – Simplification – Ratio and Proportions – Percentage – Interest -Time and Work- Time and Distance- Area- Volume- Calendar – Clocks – Trains – Problems on Age.
Mental Ability and Test of Reasoning
Calculations and Logic -Coding and Decoding – Classification -Synonym and Antonym. Letter and Number Series – Odd Man Out – Analogy – Common Sense Test- Alphabetical Arrangement of Words- Date and Calendar- Sense of Direction – Blood Relations.
Common Scientific Facts – Important Scientific Phenomena – Other basic facts in the field of Science.
Important World, National and Regional Events related to the Political and Scientific fields, Sports, Cinema and Literature, etc.
Facts about India and Kerala
Geography Facts – Physical Features- Climate -Soils- Rivers- Famous Sites.
Demography- Economic and Social Development-Poverty Alleviation-Economy and Planning.
History of India- Period from 1857 to 1947- National Movement.
Renaissance of Kerala- Important Events/ Movements/Leaders
Brahmananda Swami Sivayogi, Chattampi Swami, Sree Narayana Guru, Vagbhatananda, Thycaud Ayya, Ayya Vaikundar, Poikayil Yohannan (Kumara Guru), Ayyankali, Pandit Karuppan, Mannathu Padmanabhan, V.T.Bhattathirippad, Dr. Palpu, Kumaranasan, Vakkom Moulavi, Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara.
Constitution of India and Civil Rights
Basic Facts-Features-Citizenship- Fundamental Rights & Duties- Directive PrincipleUnion Government- Legislature- State Executive – Union Territories.
Apex Courts. Comptroller and Auditor General- Public Service Commissions and Other Important Offices. Important Amendments.
Rights- Right to Education- Human Rights- Human Rights Commission- Right to Information- Information Commission- Social Audit- Lokayukta- Ombudsman- Women Empowerment- Women’s Commission- Legislation against Child Labour and Atrocities against women and Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
Grammar- Agreement of Subject and Verb- Confusing Adjectives and Adverbs. Comparison of Adjectives- Correct usage of Articles- Prepositions- Direct and Indirect Speech- Active and Passive Voice- Correction in Sentences.
Vocabulary- Gender- Singular, and Plural- Synonyms- Antonyms- One-word Substitutes. The problem concerning words- Idioms and their meanings.
Grammar, Common usages in the language, Literature, Awards.
Social Welfare Schemes and Measures
Andyodaya Anna Yojana, Balika Samridhi Yojana, Bharat Nirman, Indira Awaas Yojana, Integrated Child Development Scheme, Jawahar Rozgar Yojana, Kudumbasree, Mahila Samridhi Yojana, National Food for Work Programme, NRDP, NREGP, Prime Minister’s Rozgar Yojana, Rural Development Pradhan Mantri Adharsh Gram Yojana, Samagra Awaas Yojana, Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana, Valmiki Ambedkar Awaas Yojana, Rural Landless Employment Guarantee Programme, etc.
Information Technology and Cyber Laws
Fundamentals of Computers- Internet Etc – Cyber Laws.
BDO Model Questions
1. What is the perimeter of a circular plot which occupies an area of 616 sq.mtr?
A) 80 m
B) 74 m
C) 88 m
D) 76 m
2. The boundary between India and Pakistan was demarcated by:
C) Mount Batten
D) Sir Cyril Radcliff
3. The famous Electricity Agitation happened in 1936 at:
4. ” Sadhujana Paripalana Yogam” was started by:
A) Chattambi Swamikal
C) V. T. Bhattathiripad
D) Sree Narayana Guru
5. The normal term of office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India is:
A) 4 years
B) 6 years
C) 5 years
D) 7 years
6. He has _______ his habit of smoking.
A) Given out
B) Given back
C) Given away
D) Given up
7. ICMR recommends _____ to treat COVID-19.
D) None of these
8. International Literacy Day is observed on:
A) 8 November
B) 8 September
C) 15 July
D) 26 August
9. Overproduction of which hormone leads to exophthalmic goiter?
10. Position of India according to the World Happiness Report 2020.
Check the Answers
- C 2. D 3. A 4. B 5. B 6. D 7. A 8. B 9. B 10. A
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