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How to get Top Rank in Kerala PSC Exams
Posted On: 04-Apr-2018
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How to get Top Rank in Kerala PSC Exams

How to Get Top Rank in Kerala PSC Exams?

When a candidate starts to think about earning a Government Job the first thing which comes to their mind is 'Examination'. Yes, Every candidate who wants a Government Job should come through the Hurdle called Examination. Competitive Examination, Unlike University examination, these Examinations ask you to compete with other candidates on your way. Thus, Making it hard to clear the examination. The Minimum pass mark for the Examination is calculated by the overall mark secured by all candidates, Called Cut Off Mark ( ). To grab the job a candidate dream off needs not just a mere passing of the exam, but securing higher marks and reaching the top of the Final Rank list. After the first hurdle called Examination next come to the Interview ( Know more about Performing Better in Interview ).

Here, We will give you Tips for Preparing, Studying and Performing a better way and Achieve the dream job you have dreamt off.

1. Only Study What you really need to Study

Studying for PSC Examination is like swimming in the middle of the sea. If you are going to study everything under the sun, Sorry to say, You will not make it. The only thing you have to do is 'make the sea into a pond'. Studying according to the Syllabus is the Only way to make a Sea into a Pond.

2. The syllabus is your Bible

Study the syllabus, Know what you need and what you do not need first. By this, you can truncate the number of things you need to study. Whatever exam you are trying to crack, first, Get the syllabus for that exam. You can Get the Syllabus of Kerala PSC Exams from here ( Kerala PSC Exam Syllabus ).

3. Go through previous years question papers

Kerala PSC Examination questions include a good chance of repeated questions. Thus, Working out as question papers of past 3 years will give you a very good chance to attend repeated questions for the Examination. Apart from this, Working out Previous year question papers helps you to get an idea of the question pattern and the way it is asked. Thus, A strategy plan for preparing and studying can be made by yourself.

4. Time Management

Time Management is crucial for Examination. Practicing question papers with a time limit is the best way to manage your time wisely at the Examination. Soon after getting the question paper for the Examination, first, spare a minute or two to go through all the questions in the question paper and mark those questions that you are 101% confident to answer. After answering all the questions you are confident to answer, start with the questions you are 80% - 90% confident to answer. If you are sure that questions which you are confident to answer will not give you a pass or Cut Off the mark, then try to attempt the questions which are 50% confident to answer with the awareness of negative marking. Likewise, you can manage your available time wisely. Try our Online Exam application which helps you to attend a question within the available time. ( )

5. Newspapers for Current Affairs

It is true that about 5% - 10% of the Kerala PSC questions comes from the current affairs. Every Kerala PSC aspirants should read newspapers every day. News articles like Budget, New Schemes, Foreign Affairs, Editorials, Science & Technology News are some of the areas which have the most probability for a question. It is advised to follow standard newspapers either in Malayalam or English regularly. It is also adviced that a regular follow up of Standard English Newspapers shall be done for more informative content.

6. Follow Quality Reference Books

The Book you are referring to the Examination have a big role to play. To avoid learning wrong information it is advised to follow only Books with quality content from trusted publishers. Keep in mind, Do not follow many books. Following many books will lose your time and create confusions. One or Two Quality books are enough for PSC Examinations. Revising One Book ten times is better than revising ten books one time.You can Buy Reference Books Online from below.

7. Revise Regulerly

It doesn't matter how much you study, if you do not revise regularly you will forget those. It is just like polishing a car regularly, if done regularly it will shine else it will get dusted.
Tip:We will share a revising technique for remembering all those you studied. Imagine, you are planning to study a whole book with ten chapters in ten days. When you study the first chapter on the first day, write down important points on a notebook. On the second day, Before starting to study the second chapter, Revise the important points you had mentioned in the notebook and study the second chapter. While studying the second one, write down the important points like you had done for the first chapter. likewise, on the Tenth day, You will be revising all the important points of the nine chapters and study the tenth chapter. By this, you will not forget the Important points of the previous chapters while studying the new one.

8. Do not stress yourself

It is important to make sure not to stress yourself. Have a good sleep at night for about 6-7 hours. If you do not have adequate sleep the stress level will get high and the ability to remember will reduce. It is strongly adviced that a minimum of 7 - 8 hours of sleep is needed on the day before the Examination.

9. Regular Exercise or Meditation

It is advised to perform any exercise or meditation or both regularly. This will help in good blood circulation and keeps your brain active and alert. It also helps you to concentrate and understand or remember the concepts easily.
If you are really into the right preparation and strategic plan for the Exam, you don’t even need to attend a coaching center. But never forget you are competing with lakhs of candidates who attend such classes. Always remember all they get is regular motivation to study and some tips or tricks to solve certain kind of questions which you can always find in solved question banks. so friends, don’t get distracted, stay focused, get up after every fall because there is no one else to do it for you. Best of Luck For Yoy Examination.

About Author: An MBBS doctor currently preparing for PG Medical Entrance Examination. The author had secured top ranks in many competitive examinations with sheer hard work and intelligence.

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Terms and Definitions:

TPO (Temporarily Passed Over): During a selection year (the date on which the Ranked List of candidates comes into force to the date on which it expires) the reservation turns should not exceed 50% of the total vacancies.While observing the 50% rule it may become necessary to pass over certain reservation turns and to fill up the subsequent OC turns.Such passing over the turn is only temporary and hence referred to as Temporarily Passed over.

NCA (No Candidate Available): When the required number of candidates belonging to Backward Class or SC/ST to fill up the vacancies reserved for them may not be available in the Ranked list.This situation is termed as NCA.In such cases the following procedure is being followed.If a suitable candidate is not available for selection from the group of communities classified as "SC" in the turn alloted from such group,the said group shall be passed over and the post shall be filled up by a suitable candidate from the group of communities classified as "ST" and vice versa If a suitable candidate is not available for selection from any particular community or group of communities (Backward Class) such vacancy shall be kept unfilled, notified separately for that community or group of communities for that selection year and shall be filled by direct recruitment exclusively from among that community or group of communities.

Rotation Chart: There are two rotation charts wherein the turns 1 to 100 are arranged for direct recruitment Viz
(1) For posts included in the Kerala Last Grade Service
(2) For posts other than those included in the Last Grade Service
Turns alloted for Backward classes as well as for Open Competition candidates are specifically mentioned in these charts.

50 % Rule: The Rule stipulates that the number of Backward class candidates advised for a post in a selection year shall not exceed 50 % of the total advice made in that selection year.

Selection Year: One selection year for the purpose of this rule shall be the period from the date on which the Ranked List of candidates comes into force to the date on which it expires.

Ranked List: It is the list of candidates wherein their names are arranged according to their Ranks. Generally, Rank list consists of Main List and Supplementary Llist. Advices for appointment are made from this list based on the ranks candidates and observing the Rules of Reservation.

Main List: Main List is a part of the Ranked List and it includes the names of eligible candidates who secured marks equal to or higher than the Cut-off-mark fixed by the Commission for the respective selection. The Ranks of the Candidates in the Main List are assigned according to the total marks secured by them in the written test, interview, physical efficiency test etc.

Supplementary List: In the Ranked lists, there are supplementary lists also in respect of each Reservation classes via Ezhava, Muslim, SC, ST etc. Supplementary Lists for each Backward Class is prepared by including Candidates belonging to that particular Backward Class who secured marks equal to or above the cut-off-marks fixed for that class by the Commission, but below the cut-off-marks fixed for the Main List. The Candidates from the supplementary Lists for a particular Backward Class are considered for advice when no candidate belonging to that class in available in the Main List for Advice. The supplementary Lists cease to exist when the respective Main List exhausts.

Cut-off-Mark: Inorder to include sufficient number candidates in the Main List and supplementary Lists in a Ranked List, the Commission prescribe minimum marks to be secured by the Candidates for their inclusion in the Ranked List. These prescribed minimum marks are known as Cut-off-marks. Cut-off-marks for Main List and various Supplementary Lists in a Ranked List will not be the same.

Direct Recruitment: Direct Recruitment is the recruitment in which any eligible candidate irrespective of his/her caste or status can apply. The Commission resort to various methods like written test, Interview, Physical efficiency test etc in the process of conducting Direct Recruitment.

Special Recruitment for SC/ST: If a Recruitment is special Recruitment for SC/ST, eligible SC or ST candidates alone can participate in it.

Recruitment by Transfer: Recruitment by Transfer means that the said Recruitment is earmarked for the Candidates serving in other posts under same or different Services, as laid down in the Special Rules for the purpose.

*** Important Notice :- This Information is ONLY for Reference and may have ERRORS. Please check with the original documents from Kerala PSC Official website link given above. ***