Assistant Prison Officer in Kerala

Kerala Public Service Commission has invited applications from eligible candidates for the post of Assistant Prison Officer in the Kerala Jail Service.

It is a statewide notification and the minimum educational qualification required to apply is a pass in SSLC.

You can see the most recent Assistant Prison Officer exam notification details and the minimum required qualifications from the table below.

Notification NumberName of the Post Last Date to Apply
600/2021 Assistant Prison Officer 19 - January - 2022

Minimum Requirements to Apply for Assistant Prison Officer Post

Educational Qualifications Pass in SSLC
Age Limit18 - 36
Method of appointmentDirect Recruitment
The Scale of Pay 20,000-45,800/-(PR)
Department Prisons

Details Of Older Notifications
Kerala PSC has issued two different notifications for Assistant Prison Officer recruitment. Category number 456/2016 is for male candidates and category number 457/2016 is for female candidates. The salary scale of both male and female Assistant Prison Officers in Kerala is 20000 - 45800 Indian Rupees per month. It is unit-wise recruitment and the expected vacancies of Assistant Prison Officers in each unit ( Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, and Kannur) are listed below. Both men and women candidates must have SSLC or equivalent to apply for Assistant Prison Officer. In addition to a written test, they have to pass a physical efficiency test conducted by Public Service Commission.

Kerala PSC has announced the examination date for the post of Assistant Prison Officer (Men and Women). The examination date is 27-October-2018 ( 01.30 PM to 03.15PM). Public Service Commission wants all the candidates to generate their hall tickets on or before 11-Aug-2018.

Syllabus & Previous Year Question Papers

CoreNetworkZ team updates the previous year's question papers of Assistant Prison Officer exams conducted by Kerala PSC. We will also update, expected questions with solutions.

  1. Assistant Prison Officer Previous Questions -Amazon

The Latest Assistant Prison Officer Examination syllabus updated by Kerala PSC is given in the chart below. An Objective Type Test (OMR Valuation) based on the qualification prescribed for the post. While preparing for this test, you must ensure that the study material is based on the syllabus provided below.

Part I: General Knowledge, Current Affairs & Renaissance in Kerala
Part IIGeneral English
Part IIISimple Arithmetic&Mental Ability

Procedure to Apply

The procedure to become Assistant Prison Officer (both male and female) in Kerala, you should follow the steps below.

  1. log in to the official Kerala PSC website using the link below

  2. Click on Notification

  3. Click on district wise direct recruitment

  4. Look for category number 600/2021 or 457/2016 and click Apply

Physical Requirements
  1. Physical Requirements of Male Assistant Prison Officer 

    1. Must have at least 165 cm height and must be minimum 81.3 cms round the chest on full exhalation and must have a chest expansion of 5 cms

  2. Physical fitness of Female Assistant Prison Officer

    1. Must have at least 150 cm height

Kerala Prison Officer Physical Test Items

To pass the female prison officer physical efficiency test, the candidate must pass any one of the five items in the list below. PSC will announce the date of the physical efficiency test of both male and female prison officers.

Events Requirements
100 Meter Run Within 17 Seconds
High Jump 1.06 meter
Long Jump 3.05 meter
Shot put (4kg) 4.88 meter
200-meter run 36 seconds
Throwing ball 14 meter
Shuttle Race 26 seconds
Skipping 80 times

Number of Vacancies
The number of Assistant Prison Officer vacancies reported so far in each unit:

Unit Number of Vacancies Cut Off Marks
Thiruvananthapuram Anticipated
Thrissur Anticipated
Kannur Anticipated

Details at a Glance
Name of the post             : Assistant Prison Officer

Department                   :  Jail

Category number              : 456/2016  and 457/2016

Pay of Scale                 : 20000 - 45800 Rupees

Last date to apply           : 01.02.2017 Wednesday up to midnight

Examination date             :27-October-2018 ( 01.30 PM to 03.15PM)

Date of Publishing rank list :

Cut off marks                :

Reported Vacancies           : Anticipated