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Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC) has announced about recruitment for the post of Fireman. The commission will conduct an exam to recruit suitable candidates. The recruitment will be done through a Written exam and Physical Efficiency Test (PET). The written exam will be conducted shortly.
Candidates who have applied for this post should start their preparation at the earliest. This will give enough time to complete the syllabus and to revise and practice more question papers and mock tests. Through this article, we give all applicants an idea of study materials that can help in the preparation for exam. Candidates should have a clear idea about the syllabus and pattern of the exam so that they can choose the best study materials for preparation.
Kerala PSC Fireman Exam Pattern
Candidates should have a clear idea about the exam pattern and the syllabus. An effective study plan can be made only on the basis of the syllabus and exam pattern. Kerala PSC will shortlist eligible candidates for the post of Fireman through a two stage process:
- Written Test
- Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
The first stage of the recruitment process will be a written test. All the candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria put forth by the Commission will be called for the test. The written exam is an Objective OMR based exam. There will be 100 questions for a total of 100 marks. Every right answer will be awarded one mark and 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. The duration of the exam will be one hour and fifteen minutes. The table below shows the topic wise mark distribution.
|Topics||Number of Questions||Total Marks||Duration of exam|
|Simple Arithmetic & Mental Ability||20||20||1 hour 15 minutes|
|Other subjects (Economy, Constitution, General Awareness, Arts, Sports & literature, Computer Science, and First Aid)||40||40|
Kerala PSC Fireman Exam – Useful Books
|NCERT and SCERT Social textbooks of classes 8 to 10
E. Sreedhara Menon
|Indian Polity||Indian Polity by Lakshmikanth|
|High school grammar by Wren and Martin’s English Grammar and Composition.||Wren and Martin|
|Fast Track Objective Arithmetic (Arihant)
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
S.Chand and R.S.Agarwal
|Kerala Navodhanam Talent Publication||–|
|Objective Question Bank of Computer Awareness for General Competitions||Arihant|
Apart from the above mentioned books, candidates should also prepare for post related topics like Fire, First Aid and Information Technology Act 2000.
Kerala PSC Fireman Exam – Video Classes
Video classes are more helpful than books and other pdf materials as these visuals are etched in the memory. These help candidates to memorize the topics in a better way.
|General Knowledge||Click here|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Click here|
|General English||Click here|
Kerala PSC Fireman Exam – Previous Question Papers PDF
Attempting previous question papers is an important part of any exam preparation. While going through the previous papers, candidates get an idea about the important topics in the syllabus. Some questions are repeated every year. Practicing these papers gives the candidates an idea about frequently asked questions and topics and this will help them to ensure that they cover these topics thoroughly. Once they have attempted few papers, candidates get an idea about the time they can spend on a question and about negative marking. This will help them greatly during the exams.
|Previous Question Paper 1||Download PDF|
|Previous Question Paper 2||Download PDF|
|Previous Question Paper 3||Download PDF|
Kerala PSC Fireman Exam Mock Tests
Mock tests are also equally important in preparing for any exams. They are replicated tests based on the actual exam pattern. They provide a better perspective of what kind of questions will appear in the exam. They also provide much practice and helps in time management too.
Entri App provides a great online platform for all those aspiring to appear for various bank exams, government exams and other competitive exams. Our team of experts provide short and precise video classes which helps in learning the concepts. Users get access to flash cards and quizzes and can attempt unlimited mock exams with the same pattern as that of the real exams. We also provide PDFs of previous years’ question papers with solutions.