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Kerala PSC Deputy Collector Exam 2011
Biggest recruitment examination conducted by Kerala PSC(Public Service Commission) is Deputy Collector examination.
Deputy Collector post is a short cut to Indian Civil Services. A person gets designated as Deputy Collector gets direct promotion to the post of ADM (Additional District Magistrate) and RDO (Revenue Divisional Officer). After that the person will be bestowed with IAS. In general a person selected as Deputy Collector will be promoted to the IAS within 7 to 8 years. Then he will be posted as District Collector. Notification for the Deputy Collector Recruitment is issued by Kerala Public Service Commissionas per the Gazette Date 31.12.2010. Category no. 441/2010. Number of vacancy is 4. Method of appointment is direct recruitment. Eligibility of Kerala PSC Deputy Collector Exam 2011 Examination is candidate should pass B.A., B.Sc. or B.Com. Degree or any equivalent or higher degree of any recognized University and he should satisfy a medical Board as to his Physical Fitness and capacity for active outdoor work. Those candidates who have born between 02.01.1975 and 01.01.1990 are only eligible to apply for this Kerala Deputy Collector recruitment. The age of candidate should be in between 20 and 35. OBC and SC/ST candidates are eligible for usual age concession. Last date of application is 09.02.2011
Selection procedure of Kerala PSC Deputy Collector 2011 Exam
There are 3 steps in the selection procedure of Kerala PSC Deputy Collector 2011 Exam. From the candidates who have sent valid applications will be called for written tests. There are 2 written tests for Kerala PSC Deputy Collector 2011 Exam. First one is a preliminary exam and the other is main exam. The candidates who have passed is called for personal interview.
Preliminary Exam pattern of Kerala PSC Deputy Collector 2011 Exam
The first stage of the selection process of Deputy Collector is Preliminary Examination. Only those who succeed this exam will be able to appear for main exam and afterward interview. The mark scored in the preliminary exam will be considered only in this stage. That is it won't be considered after main exam. Criteria for the selection of candidates for interview are purely based on marks scored for main exam. In preliminary exam there will be 100 questions with 1 mark each. Then total marks are 100. The duration of the exam is 75 minute. Date of preliminary exam is on 09.04.2011.
Syllabus for Deputy Collector preliminary Examination
Section 1 - General Knowledge
Section 2 - General English
Section – 3 Arithmetic
Main Exam pattern of Kerala PSC Deputy Collector 2011 ExamMain exam pattern of Kerala PSC deputy collector 2011 exam will be descriptive in nature. The duration of the exam will be 4 hours and maximum marks are 200. There will be two papers for the main exam. Date of Final exam is on 16.07.2011. There are two papers in main exam. First paper is general studies and second paper is data appreciation, problem solving and essay writing. Total duration of exam is 4 hours. Total mark is 400.
Syllabus for Deputy Collector Main Exam
There are two papers in main exam.
Paper 1 – General Studies
Time – 3 hours, Total mark – 150, Medium of Questions - English. The paper has 4 parts.
1. Cultural Heritage of India with emphasis on 20th century.
2. Post Independent Indian Polity.
3. Social and Cultural Movements in Kerala
4. Part 2
a. Present Indian economy in the Global Environment.
i. Development and Environmental Issues.
b. Kerala Economy :-
5. Kerala Model Development
6. Food Security
7. Group Initiatives
8. Role of Non Resident Indians
9. Role of Co-operatives
1. A General Overview of the Indian Constitution
2. 86th Amendment to the Constitution and Consequential Enactments.
3. Role of District Collectors in Administration – Situation Analysis.
1) Recent Land Laws enacted in Kerala:-
a) Kerala Protection of River bank and Regulation of removal of sand Act, 2001
b) Ecological Fragile Land Act, 2005
c) Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land and Wet Land Act,2008.
2) Decentralization in Administration – Local Self Government.
1) Science and Technology – Information Communication Technology, Space Technology etc.
2) General Awareness of the modern trends in life sciences.
Paper 1 - Data Appreciation, Problem Solving And Essay Writing
Time – 1 hours, Total mark – 50, Medium of Questions - English. The paper has 3 parts.
Part 1- Data Appreciation
Part 2 - Problem Solving
Part 3 - Essay Writing
The qualified candidates in the main exam will be eligible for personal interview. The final ranking of the candidates in the rank list of Kerala PSC Deputy Collector depends upon the performance in the interview and mark scored in the main exam.
Kerala PSC Deputy Collector Personal Interview Model Questions
The common questions in the interview will be about the following factors;
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