Kerala PSC ICDS Supervisor notification is out. The ICDS or the Integrated Child Development Service is a Scheme in the Social Welfare Department of the Kerala government. Anybody with matriculation and experience as Anganwadi worker is eligible for these posts. Here we are discussing about the ICDS Supervisor eligibility, exam pattern, and syllabus. This ICDS Supervisor post is reserved exclusively for women, and the differently-abled candidate is ineligible to for this post.
Kerala PSC ICDS Supervisor 2019- 2020 Eligibility
The essential qualifications for ICDS Supervisor posts are:
- . Pass in SSLC/ Matriculation or equivalent.
- 10 (ten) years of experience as an Anganwadi worker under the Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) Scheme in the Social Welfare Department.
Candidates must not have completed 50 years of age as of January 01, 2019. No relaxation in the upper age limit will be allowed under any circumstances for any applicants.
ICDS Supervisor Vacancy and Salary 2020
- Number of Vacancies (as on December 12, 2019): 62
- Pay Scale: Rs. 26500/ – Rs.56700/
- Date of Notification: December 11, 2019
- Last Date for Application: January 15, 2020
Interested candidates can submit their application through the official application portal of the Kerala Public Service Commission after registering under the One Time Registration Scheme.
ICDS Supervisor Exam Pattern and Syllabus
Kerala PSC ICDS Exam Pattern
- Number of Questions: 100
- Maximum Marks: 100 Marks
- Language of Exam: English
Kerala PSC ICDS Supervisor Syllabus
Part I HOME SCIENCE
Physiology and Microbiology
Digestive system, Cardio Vascular System and Reproductive system. Food Microbiology, food poisoning, food spoilage, food born infection, Diseases caused by Microorganism (a) Bacterial Pneumonia, Meningitis, Cholera, Syphilis, Diphtheria, Leprosy (b) Virus – AIDS, Rabies, German measles, Measles, Mumps, Polio Mellitus (c) Amoebic dysentery, malaria.
Child development and Welfare
The neonates – Characteristics, abilities and adjustments, reflexes – agar test, neonatal care – Immunization, – Breastfeeding Advantages. Importance of early stimulation, Discipline, and guidance for children, preschool education – objectives, types, pre-school personnel, pre-school records. Child-rearing practices of parents, parental attitudes, family’s influence on the personality and behavior development of children. Responsible parenthood (acceptance, injection, and overprotection), Population education definition problems of overpopulation, small family norm, family planning, sex education, STD.
Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Good Nutrition, Malnutrition, balanced diet, RDA, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, vitamins, and minerals— Classification, functions, Sources and deficiencies, dietary fiber, Diet in fevers, Diarrhoea, constipation, Pregnancy, Lactation, Pre-school, and adolescents. Meal planning, Therapeutic nutrition, Important National and International agencies.
Extension education and communication
Extension Education, definition, need principles, philosophy, the difference between formal, informal and extension education. Community development – objectives, history of community development programs in India, Poverty alleviation programs in India. Program development – Planning execution and evaluation. Communication methods, Audiovisual aids – classification.
Basic food science
Food groups, cereals and cereal products, pulse and legumes, nuts and oilseeds, vegetables and fruits, milk and milk products, meat, fish, egg and poultry, Beverages, spice and condiments – composition and nutrient value, selection of these foods and storage.
Part II SOCIOLOGY
Nature, composition, characteristics, types.- Patriarchal and matriarchal family Joint family, extended family, nuclear family, merits and demerits of joint family Disintegration of the joint family in India, changing role of family, modern trends.
Domestic violence, alcoholism, dowry, dowry deaths, legislations related To dowry drug addiction, child labor, child abuse, rights of children, violence against Women, problems of elderly, social psychological and economic, social security measures Educated unemployment, and underemployment.
Poverty alleviation programs, consumerism, rural-urban Disparities, Environmental degradation- air pollution, water pollution, solid waste management, climatic change, problems of induced displacement- social, economic, and cultural problems of displaced people.
Women and Development
Women in governance, gender issues, empowerment of women, the participation of women in socio-political activities, women in Panchayat Raj Institutions, the role of self-help groups in the socio-economic development of women.
Tools and Techniques of data collection
Primary and secondary data, observation-Participant and non-participant, interview schedule, questionnaire, structured and Unstructured, open and closed questions and case study method.
Part III SOCIAL WORK
Developmental Psychology (Human Behaviour in Social Environment)
Growth vs. development -developmental task (by Havighurst) – the biophysical psychological and socio-cultural changes happening during life span – Prenatal, Early Childhood, Late Childhood, Puberty, Adolescence, Young Adulthood, Middle Adulthood, and Old Age – Hazards
Developmental Welfare Needs across the Life Span
Prenatal care –immunization – breastfeeding – parenting – preschool education – sex education and menstrual hygiene – prevention of substance abuse – vocational guidance – premarital counseling – career guidance and planning – retirement planning – bereavement.
Family as an Institution – dysfunctional families – Family Systems Theory – Enmeshment and Boundaries – Issues: separation, divorce, remarriage -Family Life Cycle: Independence, Coupling (marriage), Parenting: babies through adolescence, Launching adult children, Retirement – Family and Couple Therapy.
Working with Groups
Groups – Types of groups: in-groups, outgroups, primary, secondary and reference – Group Dynamics: dyads and triads, competition, conflict, cooperation and cohesion, coercion, accommodation – Stages of Group Formation -Social Group Work (working with groups) – social group work process (Intake, Study, Diagnosis, Programme Development, Implementation of the program, Evaluation)
Reproductive Health & Family Planning
Adolescent Sexual Health (ARSH) – Contraception: temporary and permanent methods – factors affecting fertility – Infertility -STIs & HIV/AIDS – Safe Motherhood and Responsible Parenthood – Population Pyramids Unwanted Pregnancy & Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act.
Part IV PSYCHOLOGY
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology-approaches to psychology: structuralism-functionalism-behaviorism-Gestalt psychology. Biological – psychoanalytic -Humanistic – Cognitive approaches-methods in psychology observation- case study-survey and experimental methods.
The biological basis of behavior
Brain and behavior- neuron structure of neuron synapse- neurotransmitters-CNS- Sensory and motor processing- cortical localization- localization of language localization of perception.
Sensation Perception and Consciousness
Sensory thresholds subliminal perceptions color perception-cues-Perception of form pattern or objects-figure and Ground-0 contour-perceptual constancies-Size-shape- orientation-brightness-illusion-type of illusions-ESP-states of consciousness-biological rhythms-dream and sleep-ASCmeditation.
Learning: classical conditioning-operant conditioning cognitive learning-observational learning-Memory: encoding-storage and retrieval process-sensory, short term and long term memories-chunking- working memory semantic and episodic memory-explicit and implicit memory forgetting: decay interference- repression-amnesia-mnemonics-cognitive process-Images and concept prototypes- language-deductive and inductive reasoning decision making- problem solving-motivation-need, drive, incentives biological and psychological motives – hierarchy of needs-extrinsic and intrinsic motives-intelligence-concepts of IQ.
Personality and Abnormal Behaviour
Approaches to personality- Major ideas of Freud’s theory- assessment of personality-self report-projective measures-DSM-ICD classification-anxiety disorders-mood disorders- schizophrenia-personality disorders.
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