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Kerala PSC Secretariat Assistant Exam 2012: Qualifications equivalent to DCA

Kerala PSC has recognized qualifications equivalent to DCA (Duration of 6 months) for the post of Assistants in Secratariat, PSC and Local Fund Audit. The commision has decided to accept the suggestion of Technical Education Director.

Kerala PSC Secretariat Assistant Exam 2012: Qualifications equivalent to DCA

 Method of Selection

There will be two level of examinations followed by an interview. Preliminary examination which is of objective type is the qualification exam. The candidates who pass preliminary exam can write the main exam. Those who pass the main exam will be called for interview.
Scale of Pay:  Rs 13900 - Rs 22360
Age Limit
For General Category: Minimum 18 years to Maximum 35 years
For OBC: 38 years
For SC/ST: 40 years
Syllabus for Secretariat Assistant Preliminary Examination
There will be 100 objective type multiple choice questions for 100 marks. Duration of the exam will be 75 minutes.  The Topics expected are General Knowledge, General English, Mental Ability, Reasoning and Arithmetic. Normally one who score around 60 marks will be  qualified for the main exam.
Syllabus for Secretariat Assistant Main Exam
Secretariat Assistant Main Exam will be descriptive in nature. Duration is 2 and half hours. Topics are General Knowledge, General English, and Regional Language.
Educational Qualifications:
Candidates should be graduates in any discipline including professional degrees. Candidates should also have passed 6 months Computer Course. Diploma in Computer Applications (DCA) is the recommended course for the Computer Proficiency.
Details of courses which are equivalent to DCA are provided below:
1. Computer Operator and Programming Assistant (COPA) course having 1 year duration from National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT)
2. Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) course having 1 year duration from Universities, State Boards & Technical Education (SBTE), Institute of Human Resource Development (IHRD) & Lal Bahadur Sasthri Centre for Science and Technology (LBS)
3. Post Diploma in Software Engineering having 1 year duration from State Board of Technical Education (SBTE), Institute of Human Resource Development (IHRD).
4. a) B.Tech (Computer Science and Engineering) 
   b) B.Tech (Information Technology) having 4 year duration from any University.
5. 1) Diploma in Computer Engineering
   2) Diploma in Computer Hardware Maintenance
   3) Diploma in Commercial Practice
   4) Diploma in Information Technology
   5) Diploma in Computer Application and Business Management (CABM) having 3 year duration from State Board of Technical Education (SBTE).
6. a) Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
   b) MSc. Computer Science
   c) MSc.(IT)
   d) BSc. (Computer Science)
   e) BCA
   f) BCom with Computer having  3 or 2 year duration for PG courses and 3 year duration for UG courses from Universities recognized by UGC.
7. a) Higher Secondary with Computer Science
   b) Higher Secondary with Computer Application
   c) VHSE with Computer Science
   d) VHSE with Computer Application
from a) Department of Higher Secondary Education b) Department of Vocational Higher Secondary Education
8. Department of Electronics Accreditation for Computer Courses (DOEACC) such as
  a) O Level
  b) A Level
  c) B Level
  d) C Level from DOEACC society now named as National Institute of Electronic and Information Technology
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3 Response to "Kerala PSC Secretariat Assistant Exam 2012: Qualifications equivalent to DCA "

Razak k July 15, 2012 at 02:44 PM

Sir iam completed bsc electronics from calicut university under ihrd college of applied science computer is ower subsidery paper can i write secteriate assistent exam now with out an extra DCA certificate please help me

riaz September 04, 2012 at 02:30 PM

To Respected Kerala Chief Minister, Kerala IT Minister, & Director of Kerala PSC Iam writing this letter to bring to your notice that ; By doing such a DCA course is of no use to the people. The computer knowledge a person should have to work as a secretary is :MS-word, excel, powerpoint, internet, email and minimum 45-wpm typing speed...This is all that is required of computer knowledge to become a secretary of office assistant . Now a days even a 8th standard student has this knowledge. Then what is the use of doing a DCA course and that too in a psc approved centre by spending 12,000rs is only with the intension of making money for these approved computer centres .... and the syllabus they included for this DCA in these approved centres include :programming languages like C++, java,database etc...pls tell me what a secretary would do by learning these programming languages? For the sake of God please dont take actions like this that is of no use to the related job. rgds

Savitha.M.T September 26, 2012 at 04:56 AM

Sir iam completed MSC Microbiology from Bharathidasan university & Bsc Microbiology from kannur university.can i write secteriate assistent exam now with out an extra DCA certificate please help me

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