With lakhs of applicants against a few vacant positions, the Kerala PSC Secretariat Assistant exam is highly competitive and stressful for the aspirants. With increasing cut-off scores and decreasing, vacancies success in the exam may sound luck to some. Most of us ignore the preparation part till we heard about the exam date. That’s a bad idea especially for competitive exams like PSC where current affairs and speed plays an important factor in success. Daily practice and reading are essentials, and you must take this as a habit at least 06 months before the final test date. Let’s check some tips to improve your Kerala PSC Secretariat Assistant Exam preparation.
Kerala PSC Secretariat Assistant Preparation Tips 2022
PSC Exams can be very stressful for some, they often ask aspirants to cram a bunch of information into a couple of hour’s work. To avoid this stress and last-minute anxiety, start your preparation early so that you feel confident going in on the day. Early preparation will give you the best chance of retaining the necessary information and giving it the meaning that will help you to score on the test. If you are new to this whole exam scenario, start reading high school textbooks and make sure that you have a very clear idea of basic facts. If you don’t know about the Indian political system, then mugging up the Indian polity and its history may not be helpful for you.
Through Secretariat Assistant position recruitment, the candidates will be hired to Government Secretariat, Kerala Public Service Commission, Advocate General’s Office (Ernakulam), Local Fund Audit Department, Office of the Vigilance Tribunal, Special Judge and Enquiry Commissioner Office as Assistants on the pay scale of ₹ 27800-59400/.
The exam pattern for the Secretariat Assistant/ Auditor is:
| Quantitative Aptitude
Mental Ability and Test of Reasoning
Facts about India
Renaissance of Kerala
Constitution of India and Civil rights
Social welfare schemes and measures
Information Technology and Cyber Laws
|100||1 hour 15 minutes|
How to Prepare for Secretariat Assistant Exam
One of the important secretariat assistant preparation strategies is a timetable. Create one that suits you, and try to follow that. No need to fill every hour with topics, because honestly you can’t follow that and it will end up in any dust bin. Make a realistic plan and stick to that. A workable timetable will increase your sense of control over the syllabus and also will help you to become more efficient with your time.
Use previous year question papers to direct your study and take notes. This will give you an idea of the sorts of questions and the overall structure of the PSC exam. Practice previous year exam papers and mock papers under exam conditions, i.e, with time limit and silence.
Effective revision enables you to get the facts from your short term memory into your long term memory. Don’t fall into the trap of spending study time mindlessly watching some random videos without writing notes. The more ‘active’ you are in writing notes, and solving the questions the better you will be able to remember them on the exam day.
Once you are completely sure of your basics, then start referring to advanced books and question papers to get the hang of the exam. You can refer to the following books for your Secretariat Assistant preparations:
- For Current Affairs daily updates read any newspaper or Entri App.
- Kerala PSC publishes PSC bulletins books with 25000 previous questions
- Yearbooks of various publications
- SCERT and NCERT textbooks from class 6 to 10 to cover Basic Science, History and Geography topics
- A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning (S.Chand) by R.S.Agarwal.
- Sura’s Publications Kerala PSC Police Constable-Indian Reserve Battalion
- Kerala Navodhanam Talent Publication
- High school grammar by Wren and Martin’s English Grammar and Composition
- Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by S.Chand, R.S.Agarwal.
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