Kerala Government LD Clerk Recruitment Examination 2024

Last Updated:-Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Kerala PSC has announced the latest LDC examination notification and invited applications from eligible candidates. You can see the details of the Kerala PSC notification on LD clerk recruitment from the chart below.

Notification Number Name of the Post Last Date to Apply
503/2023 Clerk 03-01-2024

Let us check the complete details of the latest Kerala Government Lower Division Clerk recruitment examination. You can find all the necessary information in the chart below.

Name Of the Post Clerk
Category Number 503/2023
Number of Vacancies Anticipated
Salary Scale 26500-60700/-
Exam Center Notification -
LD Clerk Exam Date 27th July 2024
Expected Cut off mark -
Date of publishing rank list -

Kerala Public Service Commission conducts the LD Clerk test district-wise. It is not a statewide examination. So, each district will have a different LD Clerk exam date.

DistrictDate Of ExaminationNumber of Vacancies
Thiruvananthapuram Anticipated
Kollam Anticipated
Pathanamthitta Anticipated
Alappuzha Anticipated
Kottayam Anticipated
Idukki Anticipated
Ernakulam Anticipated
Thrissur Anticipated
Palakkad Anticipated
Malappuram Anticipated
Kozhikode Anticipated
Wayanad Anticipated
Kannur Anticipated
Kasaragod Anticipated

GJR Institute will update our students on the examination date for LD Clerk exams in each district.

What Is the Importance of the Kerala PSC Clerk Exam?

Getting a government job in India is a dream of millions of educated youth. Getting a group A service is a bit difficult and needs a lot of time for preparation and hard work.

The Government of Kerala has a decent salary scale for its Lower Divison clerks. The monthly salary of a clerk in Kerala Government service is 26500-60700 Indian rupees.

For Government job aspirants with SSLC (10th standard), the best choice to enter government service is the Clerk post.

Government Clerk ( previously known as the Lower Division Clerk (LDC) )examination by the Kerala PSC opens a door for thousands of youth to Kerala Government service.

The Differences Between LD Clerk and Other PSC Examinations?

LDC is a group C service that allows a person to work in his district. In most cases, he can work near his home.

It is because the Kerala LDC exam is a district-wise examination. Different districts have different exams and rank lists. Once selected, you are in group C service.

Eligibility Criteria For Kerala LDC Exam 2024

Let us check the minimum requirements (set by the Kerala Public Service Commission ) to appear for the Clerk post examination.

  1. The Educational Qualification

    SSLC or equivalent is the educational eligibility criteria for Kerala LDC.

  2. The Age Limit

    The minimum age to apply for the LDC examination is 18. The upper age limit to apply for the general category is 36 years. For OBC, the upper age limit is 39 years. For the SC/ST category, the upper age limit for LDC is 41 years.

How to Apply For Kerala LDC 2024 Exam?

Candidates must apply for Lower Division Clerk through One Time Profile on the Kerala PSC Official website. The link to the official website is:

You must use the user ID and password to log in to the website. If you are using this website for the first time, you must create a profile by following the instructions on the page. You will find the exam notification under the notification area.

How to Join KAS After LD Clerk?

The Kerala Government allows Clerical staff to join the KAS posts. Let us check about it.

Once you have joined as the LD Clerk, you must wait for the completion of your probation period. After the probation, you can apply for KAS through the Kerala Administrative Service exam Stream 2.

Kerala LDC Exam Pattern and Syllabus

It is an OMR-based examination that includes 100 objective-type questions. The examination is for 75 minutes. The medium of the Kerala LDC test is Malayalam.

One correct answer will get one mark, but you will get negative marks for the wrong answer. You will lose 0.33 marks for every wrong answer you mark. There are no negative marks for unanswered questions.

Let us check the syllabus of the Kerala PSC Clerk examination 2024. Visit the link to download the 2024 Kerala PSC LD Clerk exam detailed syllabus.

Kerala LDC Examination Cut-Off Mark

Let us check the expected cut-off marks for the LD Clerk examination.

PSC conducts different tests for the LD Clerk posts in each district. The Cut-Off mark for your district depends on the difficulty level of the question paper, the number of candidates who appeared on the examination, approximate vacancies, overall scoring by candidates, etc.

You can predict the expected cut-off mark by analyzing the previous cut-off marks. By analyzing the trends, it seems that Trivandrum and Kollam are the districts having the highest cut-off marks.

How to Secure Top Rank in Kerala LDC 2024 Exam?

If you work smartly, you can secure a high rank in the Kerala LDC 2024 Examination. Here, we would like to give you some ways to achieve higher scores in the LDC examination.

If you have no idea about the exam or exam pattern, the first suggestion is to join a reputed PSC Coaching center. You must follow the guidelines below after joining the institute.

  1. Reading News Papers daily

  2. Use the best-selling rank file.

  3. Read multiple PSC-oriented magazines.

  4. Go through previous years' question papers.

The GJR Institute is a well-known LD Clerk Exam coaching center in Kerala. We offer regular and weekend classes for LDC aspirants.

Tricks to Get More Marks in the Kerala LDC Exam

  1. Avoid Negative Marks

    Each wrong answer deducts 0.33 marks. If you are not sure about the correct answer, we suggest you leave that. Negative marks are one of the biggest reasons many candidates fail.

  2. Start to Learn the Repeated Questions

    According to the GovernmentJobsRecruitment team analysis, Kerala PSC asks repeated questions in LDC question papers. Study the repeated questions to get the maximum score on the LDC test.

  3. Avoid Tension

    PSC asks 10th-level questions in the LD Clerk question papers. You can answer most of the questions with a calm mind.

How to Prepare For Kerala LDC 2024 Examination With GJR Institute?

GovernmentJobsRecruitment (powered by GJR Institute) is one of the best Kerala LD Clerk exam preparation portals, which provides systematic syllabus-based study tips.

We will teach you how to score maximum marks in your next LDC test.

An Explanation for Kerala LD Clerk Exam Syllabus

Before taking the LDC test, you must understand the exam pattern. The below bullet points will give insights into the LDC exam pattern.

  1. Question paper sets in regional language.

  2. Each question papers carry 100 questions. Each correct answer scores one mark.

  3. The time to solve the question paper is 75 minutes.

  4. Each wrong answer burns 0.33 marks from your total score.

Kerala PSC LDC Repeated Questions Analysis

As we explained, the secret to winning the next LDC test is to practice with the maximum of repeatedly asking questions from the previous year's question papers.

Now, let us analyze the commonly asked questions in Kerala LD Clerk PSC examinations.

  1. Kerala LDC Repeatedly Asked General English Questions and Solutions

    If you carefully analyze the previous year's LDC question papers based on the new syllabus, you can see the following repeatedly asked English questions.

    • Active Voice/Passive Voice

      You can expect a question that asks to change the active voice to the passive voice or vice versa. Learn the rules to change the voice of a statement to score this question.

    • Direct and Indirect Speech

      You can expect one question that asks you to convert a direct statement into an indirect statement in the next LD Clerk Examination.

    • Questions on collective nouns

      You must know how to specify a group of things. For example, a herd of cattle, a troop of baboons, a parliament of owls, etc.

    • Change of Gender

      Another expected LDC question from the General English section is the gender change. You can score from this section by learning the male and female names of animals, birds, positions, etc.

  2. Repeatedly Asked GK Questions in LDC Tests

    If you are preparing for the LD Clerk examination, you must go through the commonly asked GK questions. It is a vast subject, and you should study only the necessary portion of the syllabus.

    • You must know rivers, mountains, hill stations, dams, and soil types in Kerala and India.

    • Kerala PSC asked different questions about the National Parks and Biospheres in the previous year's question papers.

    • You must check the previous years' LDC question papers for the questions from the States and Union Territories

    • Kerala PSC has asked multiple repeated questions in the LD Clerk examination on the topic of the Government Schemes.

  3. Current Affairs Questions For Kerala LDC Exam

    You can expect around ten questions from current affairs in the LDC test. Cover the following Current Affairs questions to score higher marks in the Kerala PSC LDC examination.

    • You must know the names of the past two years' Nobel prize winners. It is a repeatedly asked PSC question.

    • You should know the names of the persons in power in India. Examples:

      • The name of the CEO of the Niti Ayog,

      • Reserve Bank Governor,

      • Chief Ministers of the different states,

      • Supreme Court Chief Justice,

      • Central and State Government Ministers

    • Another expected GK question in the LDC examination is the name of the award winners.

      • Bharatiya Jnanpith award winners

      • Padma award winners

      • Popular literary award winners like Ezhuthachan Puraskaram, Arjuna, and Dronacharya award winners, etc.

      • Nobel Prize winners

  4. Kerala LDC Expected Science Questions and Answers

    You can expect a minimum of ten questions from the general science category. Let us remind you of the repeatedly asked LD Clerk exam questions from the general science section.

    • You can expect a question on the topic of Vitamins and Diseases.

    • While analyzing the previous years' LDC question papers, one of the most repeated questions is about Human organs.

    • Another important Chemistry question for the LDC examination is from Atomic structures.

    • Questions from Ores and Minerals were there in the previous years' LDC question papers. You should study the process of purifying or creating different chemical compounds, elements, acids, etc.

    • Kerala LDC question papers have at least one question on Sound and Light.

    • You can expect questions from Environment and Pollution in the LD Clerk question papers.

  5. Which Are The Expected Malayalam Questions in The LD Clerk Examination?

    There are ten questions from the Malayalam Section in the LDC question paper. Analysis of the commonly asked Malayalam questions in the LDC question paper are:

    • Synonyms and Antonyms is one repeatedly asked question from the Malayalam section in the LDC question paper.

    • Another expected Malayalam question in the LDC question paper is from the Literature and Awards. You can expect a question from the pen names of the Malayalam writers.

    • You will see questions from One Word Substitution and Idioms.

    • Another important LDC Malayalam question is about Sentence and Word Correction.

    • You can expect questions from Malayalam Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives. Expect questions from the Malayalam grammar section in LD Clerk question papers.

    • If you opt for Kannada or Tamil question papers for the LDC examination, you can expect Kannada and Tamil questions instead of Malayalam grammar.

  6. Which are the Repeated Simple Arithmetic and Mental Ability Questions in Kerala LDC Question papers?

    You can see ten questions from Mathematics in LDC question papers. Another ten questions from the Mental Ability section. This portion covers the repeatedly asked mathematics and mental ability questions in previous years' LDC question papers.

    • One of the repeated arithmetic questions in the LDC question paper is Profit and loss. Learn to solve questions from simple and compound interest rates.

    • You can expect a question from the Time and Distance portion. One of the common LDC questions is to find the velocity of the train and the distance covered.

    • You can expect questions from Time and Work. LDC question papers will have one question from Pipes and Cisterns. You can expect questions to find the time required to fill a tank when a pipe is open.

    • LDC question papers will have questions on Mensuration. You can expect questions to find the volume, surface area, and other measurements of various geometric forms.

    • You can expect questions to solve Percentages and Averages in the Kerala Government LDC recruitment question papers.

The Promotion Chart of an LD Clerk

Many students have asked GJR Institute about the promotion chances of a clerk in the Kerala Government service. Each Government department has different names for the promotion post.

LD Clerk (Junior Clerk) will be promoted to UD Clerk (Senior Clerk). The Senior Clerk will get a promotion to the post of Head Clerk.

The Head Clerk will get a promotion to Junior Superintendent, and the Junior Superintendent will get a promotion to Senior Superintendent.


  1. Julia James9:48 PM

    When will they conduct ldc exam for Kottayam district?

    1. Hello Julia,

      We have updated the LD Clerk examination date conducted for the Kottayam district.

  2. Anagha Sivakumar9:50 PM

    Good information. Thanks

    Can you tell me the date of clerk examination for students in Thiruvananthapuram district?

    Is there any chance to get exam center in city only?

    1. 1. PSC has published the LD clerk Exam date for Thiruvananthapuram district.

      2. A student cannot choose the examination center.

  3. Amalan9:53 PM

    Hello Sir,

    Can a nonkeralite appear for Kerala clerical exam?

  4. Gokul Vijayan11:40 PM

    Please put the download link for previous thiruvananthapuram ldc question paper

  5. Aneesh Mohan11:51 PM

    He sir, How to Prepare For Kerala LDC Examination With Repeated Questions?

  6. Vinil V Nair12:03 AM


    How many questions we can expect from current affairs section in clerk exam?


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