SECRETARIAT ASSISTANT EXAMS

A Wonderful Job for Graduates in Kerala

Getting a job based on graduation is the dream of millions of job seekers in India. Assistant popularly known as Secretariat Assistant is such a job. It is a common rank list for appointment in a few major organizations in Kerala. They are Government Secretariat, Public Service Commission, Local Fund Audit, Advocate General’s Office and Anti Corruption Bureau.

Getting in the Rank List doesn’t guarantee a job in Secretariat. But majority of vacancies are filled in the three wings of Secretariat – Finance Department, Legislature, and General Administration of Secretariat. So once a candidate enters in the rank list, he has 60% chance to get into Secretariat Service. No one needs to be worried about this; other services are also equally attractive.

The most attractive feature of Secretariat Assistant is its promotion scope, growth, authority and power. The following is the promotion hierarchy of the Secretariat Assistant:

  • Assistant
  • Section Officer
  • Under Secretary
  • Deputy Secretary
  • Joint Secretary
  • Additional Secretary
  • Special Secretary

Only the first phase of the job is clerical in nature. When one gets the first major promotion and becomes section officer, he becomes a Gazetted Officer, a coveted Government position, viewed with respect and awe. Section Officer is a middle management job, well respected and acknowledged by all Government officials and department heads and politicians and the general public. Promotion from Section Officer to other levels is very significant and remarkable.

Under Secretary

Deputy Secretary

Joint Secretary

They are top level management positions. At this level, the officials become not only decision makers but also contribute greatly for the smooth and efficient administration of the state.

Additional Secretary & Special Secretary are almost department heads.

So Secretariat Assistant is an excellent opportunity for making great success in one’s life.

How to win the job

PSC makes periodic notifications for the post. Now the new notification has been published. The candidate can submit application for the post now through online PSC official website.

Age: 18 to 36 (38 for OBC, 40 for SC/ST)

Syllabus for Secretariat Assistant

Just facing 100 objective type questions successfully, you get the opportunity to win a wonderful job with Kerala Government. The topics included in the syllabus are General Knowledge, General English, Reasoning and Arithmetic. (Mental Ability) There will be 100 questions for 100 marks. There will be negative marks as well. For each wrong answer, one third mark will be deducted, ie .33 mark. The duration of the exam is 75 minutes. The date of examination will be announce later.

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