Kerala LD Clerk Mains Examination

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.

For those who have passed SSLC (10th standard), the best choice to enter government service is LDC. Lower Division Clerk (LDC) exam by Kerala PSC opens a door for thousands of youth to Kerala Government service.

Right now, everyone is eagerly waiting for the next Kerala LDC exam notification. PSC has announced the latest LDC Exam notification to recruit eligible candidates to the Lower Division Clerk post in the various Kerala Government departments.

This time PSC conducts a two-tier system for LDC aspirants. A common preliminary test for all jobs with SSLC as the basic qualification, and a mains examination for those who cleared the tenth level preliminary examination.

You can see the LDC notification details from the charts below.

Notification Number Name Of the Post Last Date to Apply
207/2019 Lower Division Clerk 18.12.2019

LDC is a group C service that allows a person to work in his district. In most cases, he will get the chance to 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.

Let us check the number of LDC vacancies reported in your district from the chart below.

The Number of Reported LDC Vacancies for This Year

As we said before, Kerala PSC conducts different LDC examinations for different districts. Each district has a different number of LD Clerk vacancies.

Let us check the number of reported LD Clerk vacancies, the LDC exam date, expected cut-off marks, and the date to publish the rank list from the chart below.

LD Clerk Examination Date
Reported LD Clerk Vacancies
Scale of pay 19000-43600/- Indian Rupees
Expected LD Clerk Exam Cut off Marks
Date to Publish the LDC Rank list
Mode of ExaminationWritten Exam (OMR)
Media of TestMalayalam

The monthly salary of an LD Clerk in Kerala is 19000-43600/- Indian Rupees.

Eligibility Criteria For Kerala LDC Exam 2021

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

Those who have not this minimum qualification cannot attend the examination.

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 SC/ST category, the upper age limit for LDC is 41 years.

How to Apply For Kerala LDC 2021 Exam

Candidates must apply for Lower Division Clerk through One Time Profile on 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 need to create a profile first by following the instructions provided on the page.

You will find the exam notification under the notification area.

How to Join KAS After LD Clerk

If you are looking for KAS posts in Kerala Government Service, the LDC exam is a golden opportunity.

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

Kerala LDC Exam (Tenth Level Mains) 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.

An Objective Type Test (OMR Valuation) based on the qualification prescribed for the post.
Part I: General Knowledge, Current Affairs & Renaissance in Kerala
Part II: General English
Part III: Mental Ability & Simple Arithmetic
Part IV: Regional Language (Malayalam/Tamil/Kannada)
(Maximum Marks: 100) (Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes)
(Medium of Questions: Malayalam/Tamil/Kannada)

Kerala PSC LDC 2021 Mains Examination Date

Since we are expecting the Lower Division Clerk examination notification, we can only assume the exact exam dates.

Kerala PSC conducts different exams for different districts. So, the Kerala PSC will conduct a separate LDC examination for each district.

You can check the chart provided below for the examination date of your district.

District Number of Vacancies Cut Off Marks
Thiruvananthapuram -- --

Kerala LDC Prelims Cut Off Mark

Let us check the expected cut-off marks for the LD Clerk examination. PSC conducts different examinations for the LD Clerk posts in different districts.

Cut Off mark for your district is determined by the difficulty level of the question paper, the number of candidates who appeared on the examination, approximate vacancies, overall scoring by candidates, etc.

To predict your chances, it is better to analyze the cut-off marks for LDC exams conducted in previous years.

By analyzing the trends, it seems that Trivandrum and Kollam are the districts having the highest cut-off marks.

Kerala PSC has invited applications for LDC in various Kerala Government Departments for those having minimum SSLC or equivalent qualification.

The total anticipated vacancies in 14 districts are around 12000. LDC rank list has three years of validity.

How to Secure Top Rank in Kerala LDC 2021 Mains Exam

If you work smartly, it will be easy to get a good rank in the Kerala LDC 2021 Examination. Here we would like to give you some ways to secure a higher score in the LDC examination.

  • If you have no idea about the exam or exam pattern first suggestion is to join a reputed PSC Coaching center.

  • Reading News Papers daily

  • Use best selling rank files

  • Read PSC oriented magazines

  • Go through previous year question papers

You can use Google to read reviews about the best LDC coaching centers in your city. For example, use keywords like 'best LDC coaching institute in Trivandrum or Cochin or Chennai or Calicut, etc.