Kerala PSC Station Officer Syllabus 2023: Check Exam Pattern

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Kerala PSC Station Officer Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2023 – Overview

Board NameKerala Public Service Commission (Kerala PSC)
PostsStation Officer
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Job LocationKerala
Selection Process

Kerala PSC Station Officer Exam Pattern 2023

The Kerala PSC Station Officer question paper of the recruitment test will be 100 questions with a Maximum mark of 100 marks and All questions carry equal marks. The Exam duration of the Kerala PSC Station Officer paper will be 2 Hours. for each wrong answer, a -0 mark will be deducted. Below the given table is for the Kerala PSC Station Officer Exam Pattern 2023.

  • Total Question – 100 Questions
  • Total Marks –  100 Marks
  • Exam Duration – 2 Hours
  • Language – English and Hindi
  • Mode of Exam –
  • Negative Marking – no
PartsMain TopicsMarks
Part IPhysics (Degree Level)12 Marks
Part IIChemistry (Degree Level)12 Marks
Part IIIZoology (Degree Level)12 Marks
Part IVBotany (Degree Level)12 Marks
Part VMathematics (Degree Level)12 Marks
Part VIJob-Related Topics20 Marks
Part VIIGeneral Knowledge, Current Affairs, Renaissance in Kerala10 Marks
Part VIIIBasics of Computer10 Marks
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Subject Wise – Kerala PSC Station Officer Syllabus 2023

Part I: Physics (Degree Level) 

Module 1. Properties of Matter (3 marks)

Elasticity ­Modulus of elasticity, the three elastic moduli, Surface tension­ shapes of drops, the concept of excess of pressure, capillary rise, variation of surface tension with temperature, Fluid Dynamics­ Streamline and turbulent flow, equation of continuity, Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications, Viscosity coefficient of viscosity, Stoke’s formula, variation of viscosity with temperature.

Module 2. Thermal Physics (2 marks)

Thermal conductivity, coefficient of thermal conductivity, Weidman Franz law, Radiation of heat, Stefan’s law, Zeroth Law and First law of Thermodynamics, differential form of first law, different thermodynamic processes, specific heat capacities, Carnot’s heat engine, entropy.

Module 3. Optics (3 marks)

Interference of light­ The principle of superposition, coherent sources, Double slit interference, interference in thin films, Newton’s Rings, Diffraction Fresnel diffraction, Half­ period zones, Fraunhofer diffraction­diffraction at a single slit, diffraction grating, LASER­ Basic principle, He-­Ne laser, optical fiber step, index fiber, graded index fiber, numerical aperture.

Module 4. Modern Physics (4 marks)

Black body radiation curve, photoelectric effect, Compton effect, Bohr model­ hydrogen atom, wave nature of particles, uncertainty principle, wave function, Vector atom model­ quantum numbers associated with vector atom model, L­S and J­J couplings, Zeeman effect, Anomalous Zeeman effect, Paschen­ Back effect, Stark effect, Solids­ Amorphous and Crystalline Materials, Unit Cell, Types of Lattices, Miller Indices, Nucleus Constituents of nucleus and their intrinsic properties, binding energy, Nuclear fission, and nuclear fusion processes.

Part II: Chemistry 

Module 1. Inorganic chemistry (4 marks)

Atomic structure­ Bohr’s atom model, Hydrogen spectrum, Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, de Broglie hypothesis, Quantum numbers. periodicity atomic radius, ionization energy, electron affinity, electronegativity, and classification of elements into s, p, d, and f blocks. Preparation, properties, and uses of hydrogen and hydrides. The hardness of water Types, causes, and consequences. Chemical bonding­ Ionic, covalent, coordinate and metallic bonds, hydrogen bonding. Theories of acids and bases, effects of solvents on ionic strength, leveling effect. Solubility product, common ion effect, and their applications. Theory of titration­ acid ­base, redox, precipitation, and complexometric titrations. Indicators, Gravimetric analysis. Metallurgy­ Various steps involved in metallurgical processes. Sources, effects, and consequences of air, water, soil, noise, thermal, and radioactive pollution.

Module 2. Organic chemistry ( 4 marks)

Nomenclature, basic concepts of reaction mechanism­ addition, substitution, and elimination reactions. Preparation and properties of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aromatic hydrocarbons, cycloalkanes, alcohols, phenols, ethers, epoxides, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, amines, and nitro compounds. Petroleum­ Refining of crude oil, knocking, octane number, cetane number, cracking. Polymers ­Classification, Thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics, Rubber.

Module 3. Physical chemistry ( 4 marks)

Gaseous state­ Gas laws, Kinetic gas equation, Ideal and real gases. Thermodynamics­ first, second and third laws of thermodynamics. Enthalpies of formation, combustion, neutralization, solution and hydration, and heat capacities. Chemical kinetics– integrated rate laws and half­lives of zero, first, second, and third order reactions. Arrhenius equation, chain reactions. Theories of catalysis, industrial application of catalysis. Photochemistry­ Laws of photochemistry, Quantum yield. Physical and chemical adsorption, applications of adsorption. Chemical and ionic equilibria­ Factors affecting equilibrium, Le­ Chatelier’s principle and its applications. Hydrolysis of salts and their effects. pH and pOH, Buffer action. Electrochemistry­ Conductance, Kohlrausch’s law, and its applications, transport number, Types of electrodes, primary and secondary cells, Fuel cells. Basic principles and applications of UV­-Vis, IR, NMR, and ESR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry.

Part III: Zoology 

Module 1 (3 marks)

A balanced diet, PEM, vitamins, minerals, and their deficiencies. Blood ­ composition and functions, blood groups, blood clotting, anticoagulants. Heart­ conducting system and pacemaker, heartbeat, pulse and blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases ­arteriosclerosis, myocardial infarction, electrocardiogram, angiogram, angioplasty. Structure of hemoglobin, transport of oxygen, oxyhemoglobin curve, Bohr effect, transport of carbon dioxide, apnoea, dyspnoea, hypoxia, asphyxia, carbon monoxide poisoning, bronchitis, asthma. Physiological effects of smoking.

Module 2 (3 marks)

Types of muscles, red and white muscles. Ultrastructure of striated muscle fiber, muscle proteins, muscle twitch, all or none law, summation, tetanus, tonus, fatigue, oxygen debt, rigor mortis. Physiological and biochemical events in muscle contraction. Structure of brain. Neurons ­ structure, types of neurons, nerve impulse propagation. Synapses and synaptic transmission, neurotransmitters. Reflex action, electroencephalogram. Endocrine glands in man, hormones, and disorders.

Module 3 (3 marks)

Cell theory, prokaryotic cells and eukaryotic cells, structure, and functions of Mitochondria, Golgi bodies, Lysosomes, Ribosomes, and Nucleus. Chromatin ­ euchromatin and heterochromatin, nucleosomes, Watson ­ Crick model of DNA. Chromosome – structure, giant chromosomes­ polytene, and lampbrush chromosomes. Human karyotype, pedigree analysis, DNA fingerprinting, chromosomal anomalies in man­ autosomal (Down’s syndrome, Edward’s syndrome), autosomal (Klinefelter’s syndrome, Turner’s syndrome). Inborn errors of metabolism­ Phenylketonuria, Alkaptonuria, Albinism.

Module 4 (3 marks)

Types of immunity­ innate, acquired, active, passive, humoral, and cell-mediated. Cells of the immune system ­ T cells, B cells, and plasma cells. Primary and secondary lymphoid organs. Antigens, haptens, epitopes, antibodies ­ general structure, different classes of antibodies. Hypersensitivity, immunodeficiency diseases, immunization ­passive and active, vaccination.


Module­1 The plant Kingdom (2 marks)

Plant cell­ structure, cell wall and organelles, totipotency, diversity of cells and tissues (types) Plant groups­ algae, bryophytes, pteridophytes, gymnosperms and angiosperms­ diversity of thallus structure and modes of reproduction Mesophytes, hydrophytes, epiphytes and halophytes­ adaptations morphological, anatomical and physiological

Module­ 2 Plant morphology and anatomy (3 marks)

Modifications­ Root, stem, and leaf modifications with examples Inflorescence­ Major Types (racemose and cymose) with examples Fruits­ kinds of fruits (simple fleshy, simple dry, multiple and aggregate fruits) with suitable examples Primary structures of dicot and monocot stem and roots; structure of dicot and monocot leaves Secondary growth­ normal secondary growth in dicot stem and root; anomalous secondary growth (examples only)

Module – 3 Plant Physiology (3 marks)

Absorption of water­ Transpiration pull theory only Translocation­ Munch’s hypothesis and bidirectional transport only Photosynthesis­ cyclic and noncyclic electron flow for trapping solar energy by green plants­ Co2 fixation by Calvin cycle, Warburg effect Growth and Phytohormones­ growth curve and major physiological effects of hormones like auxins, gibberellins, cytokinins, abscisic acid, and ethylene

Module­ 4 Economic Botany (2 marks)

Major pulses, cereals, and millets Sugar yielding and fiber yielding plants­ sugar cane, Beta vulgaris, cotton, and hemp Oil yielding plants­ mustard, sunflower, oil palm, and coconut Morphology of useful parts in jack fruit, pineapple and coconut

Module ­5 Plant Biodiversity and conservation (2 marks)

Biodiversity hotspots, environment protection laws, deforestation and impacts, forest fires and biodiversity depletion, anthropogenic factors Conservation strategies­ exsitu and insitu­ wild life sanctuaries, National parks, Botanic Gardens; Major Wildlife sanctuaries, National Parks and Botanic Gardens of India and Kerala.

Environmental Science

1. Environmental Pollutions:­ Air pollution, Water Pollution, Soil Pollution, Marine Pollution, Noise Pollution, Thermal Pollution.

2. Solid Waste Management:­ Waste Minimization, Recycling and Re­use, Consuming environment friendly products. E-waste Management.

3. Environmental Issues:­ Climate Changes, Global Warming, Acid Rain, Ozone layer depletion

Part V: Mathematics 

Module 1:- Linear Algebra: Matrix – multiplication – determinants – transpose – symmetric matrix – Hermitian matrix – rank – characteristic roots-Cayley’s theorem (2 Marks)
Module 2:- Complex numbers: Basic definitions-basic operations with complex numbers-Real and imaginary part – a polar form of a complex number products- quotients – powers – modulus – roots of the complex number- the nth root of unity (2 Mark)
Module 3: – Analytic Geometry: distance formula – a straight line – the angle between lines – general second-degree equation to represent circle – ellipse – parabola- hyperbola- polar coordinate – cylindrical coordinate – spherical coordinates. (1 Mark)
Module 4:- Calculus: limit of a function – indeterminate form – L’ Hospital’s rule – continuous function – derivatives – increasing and decreasing function – critical points – stationary points – maxima and minima – concave up and concave down – point of inflections ( 2 Mark)
Module 5:- First Order Differential Equation: Order – degree – separable equation – linear equation – exact equation – homogeneous equation with constant coefficients. ( 1 Mark)
Module 6: -Vector calculus: Position vector of a point – magnitude – dot product – projection of vector – the angle between vectors – cross product – scalar triple products – gradient – divergent – curl- solenoidal vector – irrotational vector. (2 Marks)
Module 7: ­ Abstract Algebra: Group – properties and examples – subgroup­ cyclic groups – Permutations – rings – integral domains – ideals – fields. ( 2 Marks )

Part VI: Job-Related Topics (20 Marks)

I. Basics of Fire (2 Marks)

a. Fire triangle
b. Basics of fire extinguishment
c. Spread of fired. Fire Extinguishers
e. Properties of Water

II. Heat and Combustion (4 Marks)

a. Flash Point
b. Fire Point
c. Range of flammability
d. Critical Temperature
e. Critical Pressure
f. Types of Combustion
g. Smoke and Ventilation
h. Modes of Heat Transfer

III. Electricity (2 Marks)

a. Ohm’s Law
b. Conductor and Insulator – Properties
c. Joule’s Law
d. Static Electricity
e. Earthing, Bonding, and Grounding
f. Lightning protection
g. Electrostatic spark & Electric Arc
h. Transformer

IV. Basic Life Support (First Aid) (3 Marks)

a. Concept of First Aid
b. CPR
c. Bleeding
d. Fractures
e. Burns
f. Chocking
g. Drowning
h. Snake Bite

V. Fluid Mechanics (1 Mark)

a. Bernoulli’s Theorem and Venturi effect
b. Pascal’s Law
c. Velocity and flow
d. The flow of water through pipes
e. Jet Reaction

VI. Pumps (2 Marks)

a. Different types of Pumps
b. The efficiency of Pump
c. Priming System
d. Cooling System for pumps

VII. Hazardous Chemicals (2 Marks)

a. Hazardous Substances
b. Acids Alkalis
c. Explosives
d. Water Reactive Chemicals
e. Radio Active Materials – chances of emergency, handling, and History of emergencies
f. Storage, Handling, and Transportation Emergencies – History

VIII. Liquid and Gaseous Fuels (2 Marks)

a. Petroleum products
b. LPG, LNG, and CNG
c. Cryogenic Gases

IX. Building Construction (2 Mark)

a. Structural Fire Protection
b. Elements of structure
c. Elements of Construction
d. The behavior of different construction materials in fire
e. Fire Resistance

Part VII: Renaissance in Kerala & General Knowledge, Current Affairs (10 Marks)


Towards A New Society

Introduction to English education – various missionary organizations and their functioning, the founding of educational institutions, and factories. printing press – CMS Press etc.

Efforts To Reform The Society

(A) Socio-Religious reform Movements

SNDP Yogam, Nair Service Society, Yogakshema Sabha, Sadhu Jana Paripalana Sangham, Vaala Samudaya Parishkarani Sabha, Samathwa Samajam, Islam Dharma Paripalana Sangham, Prathyaksha Raksha Daiva Sabha, Sahodara Prasthanam, etc.

(B) Struggles and Social Revolts

Upper cloth revolts.Channar agitation, Vaikom Sathyagraha, Guruvayoor Sathyagraha, Paliyam Sathyagraha. Kuttamkulam Sathyagraha, Temple Entry Proclamation, Temple Entry Act.Malyalee Memorial, Ezhava Memorial, etc.

Malabar riots, Civil Disobedience Movement, Abstention movement, etc.

Role Of Press In Renaissance

Malayalee, Swadeshabhimani, Vivekodayam, Mithavadi, Swaraj, Malayala Manorama, Bhashaposhini, Mathrubhoomi, Kerala Kaumudi, Samadarsi, Kesari, AI-Ameen, Prabhatham, Yukthivadi, Deepika – Nasrani Deepika, etc

Awakening Through Literature

Novel, Drama, Poetry, Purogamana Sahithya Prasthanam, Nataka Prashtanam, Library movement, etc

Women And Social Change

Parvathi Nenmenimangalam, Arya Pallam, A V Kuttimalu Amma, Lalitha Prabhu.Akkamma Cheriyan, Anna Chandi, Lalithambika Antharjanam and others

Leaders Of Renaissance

Thycaud Ayya Vaikundar, Sree Narayana Guru, Ayyan Kali.Chattampi Swamikal, Brahmananda Sivayogi, Vagbhadananda, Poikayil Yohannan(Kumara Guru) Dr Palpu, Palakkunnath Abraham Malpan, Mampuram Thangal, Sahodaran Ayyappan, Pandit K P Karuppan, Pampadi John Joseph, Mannathu Padmanabhan, V T Bhattathirippad, Vakkom Abdul Khadar Maulavi, Makthi Thangal, Blessed Elias Kuriakose Chaavra, Barrister G P Pillai, TK Madhavan, Moorkoth Kumaran, C. Krishnan, K P Kesava Menon, Dr.Ayyathan Gopalan, C V Kunjuraman, Kuroor Neelakantan Namboothiripad, Velukkutty Arayan, K P Vellon, P K Chathan Master, K Kelappan, P. Krishna Pillai, A K Gopalan, T R Krishnaswami Iyer, C Kesavan. Swami Ananda Theerthan, M C Joseph, Kuttippuzha Krishnapillai, Nidheerikkal Manikathanar, and others

Literary Figures

Kodungallur Kunhikkuttan Thampuran, Kerala Varma Valiyakoyi Thampuran, Kandathil Varghese Mappila. Kumaran Asan, Vallathol Narayana Menon, Ulloor S Parameswara Iyer, G Sankara Kurup, Changampuzha Krishna Pillai, Chandu Menon, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer. Kesav Dev, Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, Ponkunnam Varky, S K Pottakkad and others

General Knowledge and Current Affairs


Basics of Computer

1. Hardware

Input Devices (Names and uses)
Output Devices (Names and uses/features)
Memory devices – Primary and Secondary (Examples, Features)
Evolution of the Computing Machines
Generation of Computers

2. Software

Different types of Programming Languages

Types of Errors

Classification – System software and Application software

Operating System – Functions and examples

Popular Application software packages – Word processors, Spreadsheets, Database packages, Presentations, Image editors (Uses, features and fundamental concepts of each)
Basics of programming – Types of instructions (Input, Output, Store, Control, Transfer) (Languages need not be considered)

3. Computer Networks

Types of networks – LAN, WAN, MAN (Features and application area) Network Devices – Media, Switch, Hub, Router, Bridge, Gateway (Uses of each)

4. Internet

Services – WWW, E-mail, Search engines (Examples and purposes)
Social Media (Examples and features)
Web Designing – Browser, HTML (Basics only)

5. Cyber Crimes and Cyber Laws

Types of Cyber Crimes (Awareness level)
Information Technology Act and Other Laws (Awareness level)

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Kerala PSC Station Officer Syllabus 2023 – FAQs

Q.1 For how many marks, Kerala PSC Station Officer Exam will be held?

Kerala PSC Station Officer Exam will be held for 200 Marks.

Q.2 Who is conducting the Kerala PSC Station Officer Exam?

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Q.3 What is the Exam duration for Kerala PSC Station Officer Exam?

The Exam duration for Kerala PSC Station Officer Exam is 180 Minutes.

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