Kerala Psc Assistant Surgeon Notification 2021-Assistant Surgeon Exam Syllabus

Kerala Psc Assistant Surgeon Notification 2021
Kerala PSC Exams

Kerala Psc Assistant Surgeon Notification 2021-Assistant Surgeon Exam Syllabus

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Recruitment Notification 2021 is expected to be issued shortly. Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon notification will be issued to recruit qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Surgeon/Casualty Medical Officer by the Kerala PSC (Public Service Commission). The exam is conducted to hire Assistant Surgeons in different healthcare departments. Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon is a state-level exam held to recruit qualified candidates in the state. There are 2 stages of this examination process – Written exam, interview and document verification. 

This article contains all of the information required for an applicant to pass the Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Recruitment 2021. Read on to learn more about the Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon vacancy details, the application process, syllabus, exam pattern, exam date eligibility, cutoffs, and frequently asked questions (FAQs). 

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Vacancy 2021

The vacancy details of Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon recruitment will be available after the release of the Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon notification 2021. The Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon recruitment had 138 vacancies last year. We are predicting to see a similar number of job vacancies this year. 

PostCategoryNumber of Vacancies
Assistant Surgeon/Casualty Medical OfficerLatin Catholic or Anglo Indian31
Scheduled Caste Converts to Christianity (SCCC)25
Scheduled Tribe22

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Apply Online 2021

To apply for Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon recruitment 2021, candidates must first register on the Kerala PSC Thulasi portal.

Step 1: Go to the Kerala Public Service Commission’s official website.

Step 2: Choose One-Time Registration. Register yourself with all the required details. 

Step 3: Once you’ve received your Kerala PSC registration ID and password, go to the Kerala PSC Thulasi website and log in with the ID and password you created.

Step 4: Find the Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon notification and click the ‘Apply Online’ link.

Step 5: Submit all the required details and document with your recent photo. 

Step 6: Submit the KPSC Assistant Surgeon application. Keep a copy for future reference.

Assistant Surgeon Application Fee 2021

There is no application fee to submit the application form for the Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon position. The Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon application fee is waived for candidates from all categories, communities, and backgrounds.

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Eligibility Criteria 2021

Kerala Assistant Surgeon Age Limit

  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Maximum Age: 42 years

The upper age limit varies depending on the category. The relaxations for various categories are as follows:

CategoryUpper Age-limit
General42 Years
Other Backward Classes (OBC)45 Years
Scheduled Class/Scheduled Tribe47 Years

In no case, the upper limit should be more than 50 years. 

Educational Qualification

  • A degree in modern medicine (MBBS) or an equivalent qualification is required.
  • Valid registration with Travancore Cochin Medical Council is required.


The candidate must be a resident of India. But, the residents of Kerala are given preference.

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Exam Syllabus 2021

The Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon exam is based on the knowledge gained during the candidates’ Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) or equivalent qualification. The following is the Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon syllabus:

Human Anatomy

  • General Anatomy 
  • General Embryology
  • Upper & Lower Limb 
  • Thorax 
  • Head and Neck 
  • Brain and Spinal Cord 
  • Abdomen, Pelvis and Perineum 
  • Genetics


  • Proteins 
  • Carbohydrates 
  • Lipids 
  • Metabolism of Lipids 
  • Metabolism of Amino acids 
  • Haemoglobin 
  • Vitamins 
  • Mineral Metabolism 
  • Maintenance of Homeostasis 
  • Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology 
  • Biochemistry of Cancer 
  • Clinical Chemistry

Human Physiology Including Bio-Physics

  • Haematology 
  • Cardiovascular System 
  • Respiratory System 
  • Gastrointestinal System 
  • Renal System 
  • Skin and Temperature regulation
  • Physiology of Reproduction, etc.

Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

  • Introduction to the subject, historical aspects of forensic medicine
  • Definition of forensic medicine, forensic pathology, and medical jurisprudence
  • Death sex
  • Medico-legal autopsy and exhumation
  • Mechanical injuries
  • Biological fluids
  • Forensic toxicology, etc.


  • General microbiology
  • Systematic bacteriology
  • Immunology
  • Virology
  • Parasitology
  • Mycology


  • Cell injury 
  • Infectious diseases 
  • Circulatory disturbances 
  • Growth disturbances 
  • Neuropathology 
  • Dermato-pathology, etc. 


  • General pharmacology and basic concepts of clinical pharmacology
  • GIT 
  • Drugs acting on the Endocrine system 
  • Chemotherapy 
  • Toxicology, etc.

Community Medicine

  • Concept of health and disease
  • Social and behavioural sciences
  • Environment and Health


  • Acute conjunctivitis
  • Trachoma
  • Dry eye
  • Photocoagulation
  • Retinal vascular diseases
  • Pharmacology, etc.


  • Introduction to diseases of the ear
  • Deafness
  • Disease of the inner ear
  • Tonsils
  • Hoarseness – diagnosis and management
  • Malignant lesions of the larynx and laryngopharynx
  • Hoarseness – diagnosis and management, etc.

Medicine & its Allied Specialities

  • Nutrition and nutritional disorders
  • Fluid and electrolyte balance
  • Disturbance of body temperature
  • Immunology
  • GI system
  • Haematology
  • Geriatrics
  • Rheumatology
  • Clinical pharmacy and therapeutics
  • The central nervous system, etc.


  • Classification of psychiatric disorders 
  • Aetiological factors in psychiatric disorders 
  • Clinical interview and mental state examination 
  • Organic brain syndrome 
  • Substance abuse 
  • Bipolar disorder, etc.


  • Production of X-rays 
  • Biological changes 
  • Skeletal radiology chest and Mediastinum 
  • Gastrointestinal system 
  • Neuroimaging modalities, etc.


  • Infections of skin 
  • Eczematous dermatitis 
  • Bullous skin lesion collagen disorder 
  • Pigmentary disturbances
  • Gastrogenic disorders etc.

Surgery & it’s Allied Specialities

  • Principles of surgery, genetics, history of surgery, surgical ethics
  • Trauma
  • Different types of wounds and their management
  • Principles of imaging techniques, etc.


  • Traumatology 
  • Definition of a fracture
  • Ankle injuries- Pott’s fracture 
  • Hand injuries 
  • Cold orthopaedics 
  • CTEV and flat foot 
  • CDH
  • Extensor mechanism injuries of the knee 
  • Fracture of tarsal bones, etc.


  • Introduction – the scope of Anaesthesiology 
  • Pre-anaesthetic check-up premedication 
  • General anaesthesia – Basal anaesthesia triads of anaesthesia 
  • Methods of pain relief
  • Inhalational agents 
  • Intravenous anaesthetic agents, etc.


  • Infectious diseases
  • Gastrointestinal tract and liver disorder

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

  • Pregnancy – Diagnosis
  • Clinical features
  • Assessment of period of gestation
  • Obstetric examination
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • Fetal surveillance
  • Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy 
  • Heart disease complicating pregnancy 
  • Anaemia in pregnancy 
  • Diabetes in pregnancy
  • Abnormal menstruation
  • Normal menstrual cycle – physiology of menstruation, etc

Family Welfare

  • Vasectomy
  • Contraception
  • Mode of action and administration of chemical contraceptives 
  • Side effects of contraceptives Community Medicine: The need for Family Welfare Planning, organisation of Family Planning service
  • Oral contraceptive
  • Paediatrics: Problems of child health in relation to large family
  • Contraindications for the administration of contraceptive
  • Nutritional problems of mother and child, etc.

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Exam Pattern 2021

Here are the exam details of the Kerala PSC assistant surgeon recruitment exam:

  • Total number of questions: 100
  • Total Marks: 100 marks
  • Time: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Questions will be of Multiple Choice (MCQs)
  • Subjects: Professional Knowledge
  • Language: English

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Salary 2021

Basic Pay – Rs 45,800 – Rs 89,000

Additional benefits – Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance and Medical Aid

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Books

Medical Sciences Assistant SurgeonOverallSakthi’s—-
Surface And Radiological Anatomy With A Clinical PerspectiveHuman AnatomyJaypeeAppaji Ashwini C
Fundamentals of BiochemistryBiochemistryS. ChandJ.L. Jain
Principles of Forensic Medicine & ToxicologyForensic Medicine & ToxicologyJaypeeRajesh Bardale
Medical Microbiology & ImmunologyMicrobiologyMcGraw HillElizabeth Joyce

Assistant Surgeon Kerala PSC Recruitment FAQs 2021 

Q. How can I get through the application of an Assistant Surgeon in Kerala PSC?

A. The Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) conducts the Assistant Surgeon examination. To apply online for Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon, candidates must use the ‘One-time registration’ process. 

Q. What is the application fee for the Assistant Surgeon Exam?

A. There is no application fee for this examination. 

Q. What is the age limit for Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon?

A. A general category candidate must be between the ages of 18 and 42. SC and ST candidates obtain a 5-year age relaxation, while OBC candidates obtain a 3-year age relaxation.

Q. What is the salary expectation for an Assistant Surgeon in KPSC?

A. Rs 45,800 to Rs 89,000 and benefits like DA, HRA & medical aid. 

Q. What is the tentative date for the Kerala Assistant Surgeon Interview?

A. There has been no official announcement about the Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon interview date. 

Q. How many vacancies are there for the Assistant Surgeon post?

A. The Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon vacancies are yet to be announced. 

Q. How many stages of selection are there in Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Recruitment 2021?

A. This exam is divided into 3 stages – Written test, interview & document verification. 

Learn with direction e-learning and attempt different mock tests for an easy way to crack the examination. Direction e-learning wishes good luck to all the aspirants.

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