The Block Development Officer (BDO) 2020 recruitment is planning under the authority of Kerala Public Service Commission. The notification is not yet released due to the lock down situation of Covid’19. The interested candidates can check out previous year recruitment for the time. When the notification is released the candidates can apply for the post through ‘One Time Registration’ portal in the Kerala PSC Thulasi Login page. There is no need to send the hard copy of the application to the concern department. This articles provides the Kerala PSC Block Development Officer (BDO) 2020: Syllabus and Exam Pattern.
Kerala PSC Block Development Officer (BDO) 2020: Syllabus and Exam Pattern
Kerala PSC has a strict format of recruiting candidates to the post. Firstly, they invites application for the job position and notifies through media, the applicants are required to appear for the written examination, which is conducted to shortlist the applicants on the basis of their performance to the next step that is Personal interview.
Exam pattern of BDO 2020
The exam pattern of Kerala PSC Block Development Officer is objective type questions or OMR, which will be conducted in an offline mode.
- The total marks of the examination is 100.
- The number of questions will be also 100.
- For each right answer, one mark will be credited.
- 0.33 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
- The medium of examination can be opted by the applicant.
Part I – Quantitative Aptitude
Part II-Mental Ability and Test of Reasoning
Part III-General Science
Part IV-Current Affairs
Part V-Facts about India
Part VI-Renaissance of Kerala
Part VII-Constitution of India and Civil rights
Part VIII-General English
Part IX –Social welfare schemes and measures
Part X-Information Technology and Cyber Laws
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Syllabus of BDO 2020
1. Quantitative Aptitude
Numbers-Test of Divisibility- H.C.F& L.C.M- Simplification – Ratio & Proportions Percentage-Interest-Time& Work- Time& Distance- Area- Volume- Calendar – Clocks – Trains – Problems on Age, etc.
2. Mental Ability and Test of Reasoning Calculation & Logic
Coding & Decoding- Classification-Synonym-Antonym-Letter & Number Series- Odd Man Out-Analogy- Common Sense Test- Alphabetical Arrangement of Words- Date and Calendar- Sense of Direction-Etc.
3. General Science
Common Scientific Facts- Important Scientific Phenomena- Other basic facts in the field of Science, etc.
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4. Current Affairs
Important World, National and Regional Events related to the Political and Scientific fields, Sports, Cinema and Literature, etc.
5. Facts about India
Geography of India- Physical Features- Climate-Soils- Rivers- Famous Sites, etc. Demography- Economic and Social Development-Poverty Alleviation-Economy and Planning-Etc. History of India- Period from 1857 to 1947- National Movement- Etc.
6. Facts about Kerala
- Geographical Facts
Physical Features- Climate-Soils- Rivers- Famous Sites – Etc.
- 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, Etc.
7. Constitution of India and Civil Rights
Basic Facts-Features-Citizenship- Fundamental Rights & Duties- Directive Principle Union Government- Legislature- State Executive – Union Territories- Apex Courts Comptroller and Auditor General- Public Service Commissions and Other Important Offices- Important Amendments- Etc. 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- Etc.
8. General English 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-Etc. Vocabulary- Gender- Singular and Plural- Synonyms- Antonyms- One word Substitutes Problem concerning words- Idioms and their meanings-Etc.
9. Social Welfare Schemes & 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.
10. Information Technology and Cyber Laws
Fundamentals of Computers- Internet Etc. – Cyber Laws
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