Kerala PSC High School Assistant 2020 – Syllabus, Exam Pattern

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Kerala PSC High School Assistant 2020 – Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Kerala public service commission (KPSC) is a public service organization to recruit candidates for various posts in civil service in the state of Kerala. Selection of applicants is based on the score secured by the candidate.

The KPSC has released recruitment notice for the post of High School Assistant (HSA)

Interested eligible candidates can apply for the examination on Kerala PSC Thulasi One Time Registration portal. The examination date and confirmation date will be published later. 

KPSC High School Assistant 2020: Overview
AuthorityKerala Public Service Commission (PSC)
Name of the postHigh School Assistant
Exam TypeObjective multiple choice
Exam modeOMR/ Online
Exam duration1 hour 15 minutes
Total marks100
Negative markingYes

The pay scale for Kerala PSC High School Assistant 2020 is Rs.14,620-25,280/- per month.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree or a Post Graduate Degree in the required subject of the vacancy. The required subject must be the main subject of the degree of the candidate. The candidate should also have a B. Ed/B.T. in the concerned subject from an institution recognized by the universities in Kerala.

Age limit:- 18-43 years. 

Candidates born between 02.01.1976 and 01.01.2001 (both dates included) are eligible to apply for the post.

Exam Pattern

The candidate must choose their preferred medium (language) of examination in the application form. The available mediums are Tamil/ English/ Kannada/ Malayalam/ Arabic/ Sanskrit/ Hindi. The Kerala PSC HSA Question Paper will be in the language/medium selected by the candidate.

  • The exam is in either in Offline/Online mode.
  • The exam pattern is Objective type.
  • Total number of questions is 100.
  • Each right answer carries one mark.
  • 0.33 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Duration of the examination is 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • The question paper has two parts A and B. Part A is the common paper for all. Part B is the core subject in which the applicant has the degree.

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KPSC High School Assistant 2020 syllabus is based on the High School Assistant vacancies across Kerala. The subjects depend upon the vacancies and can include major subjects such as English, Malayalam, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Kannada, Natural Science, Physical Science, Social Science and Mathematics. 

Part AModule I : Renaissance and freedom movementModule II: General Knowledge and current affairsModule III: Methodology of teaching the subject 
Part BCore subject

Methodology of teaching the subject

  • History/conceptual development. Need and Significance, Meaning Nature and Scope of the Subject.
  • Correlation with other subjects and life situations
  • Aims, Objectives, and Values of Teaching – Taxonomy of Educational Objectives – Old and revised Pedagogic analysis- Need, Significance and Principles.
  • Planning of instruction at Secondary level- Need and importance. Psychological bases of Teaching the subject – Implications of Piaget, Bruner, Gagne, Vygotsky, Ausubel and Gardener – Individual difference, Motivation, Maxims of teaching.
  • Methods and Strategies of teaching the subject- Models of Teaching, Techniques of individualizing instruction.
  • Curriculum – Definition, Principles, Modern trends and organizational approaches, Curriculum reforms – NCF/KCF.
  • Instructional resources- Laboratory, Library, Club, Museum- Visual and Audio-Visual aids – Community based resources – e-resources – Text book, Work book and Hand book.
  • Assessment; Evaluation- Concepts, Purpose, Types, Principles, Modern techniques – CCE and Grading- Tools and techniques – Qualities of a good test – Types of test items- Evaluation of projects, Seminars and Assignments – Achievement test, Diagnostic test – Construction, Characteristics, interpretation and remediation.
  • Teacher – Qualities and Competencies – different roles – Personal Qualities – Essential teaching skills – Microteaching – Action research.

Syllabus for the individual subjects can be downloaded here:

Kerala PSC High School Assistant 2020: Syllabus


We hope to give the candidates an idea of the Kerala PSC High School Assistant Exam 2020 regarding the eligibility, syllabus and exam pattern. 

We wish you the very best for your upcoming examinations. We can also help you to prepare for exam through mock tests, video classes and live interactions resulting in faster and easier preparation. 

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