Village Extension Officer: Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Job Profile, Salary

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Kerala PSC Exams

Village Extension Officer: Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Job Profile, Salary

Kerala PSC has invited applications from the Village Extension Officer(VEO) positions for Matriculates. The recruitment process for the Village Extension Officer is a district-wise selection and the exam is scheduled for different slots. 

VEO Exam Pattern and syllabus will be similar to LGS recruitments. The questions will be of matriculation level and the language of the question is Malayalamam (except for the English section).

Kerala PSC VEO Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Exam pattern

  • No. of questions – 100
  • Duration – 1 hr 15 mins (75 mins)

Syllabus

The Kerala PSC VEO syllabus is majorly divided into 4 parts:

 

Part I: Mental Ability and Simple Arithmetic – 20 marks.

Part II: Current Affairs and General Knowledge –  50 marks.

Part III: General English –  20 marks.

Part IV: Regional Language (Kannada, Malayalam, or Tamil) – 10 marks. 

 

Simple Arithmetic and  Mental Ability – 20 Marks

 

Simple Arithmetic

 

  • Numbers and Basic Operations
  • Fraction and Decimal Numbers
  • Percentage and Average, Ages
  • Profit and Loss and Discount
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Time and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Laws of Exponents
  • Progressions
  • Mensuration

 

Mental Ability

  • Alpha Numeric Series
  • Problems on Mathematical signs
  • Analogy – Word Analogy, Alphabet Analogy, Number Analogy
  • Odd man out
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Family Relations
  • Sense of Direction
  • Time and Angles
  • Time in a clock and its reflection
  • Date and Calendar

 

English -10 marks

 

  • Different Parts of Speech
  • Agreement of Verb and Subject
  • Confusion of Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Comparison of Adjectives
  • The Definite and the Indefinite Articles
  • Uses of Primary and Mode Auxiliary Verbs
  • Tag Questions
  • Infinitive and Gerunds
  • Tenses and Tenses in Conditional Tenses
  • Adverbs and Position of adverbs
  • Prepositions
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Active and Passive voice
  • Sentence Correction
  • Singular and Plural, Change of Gender, Collective Nouns
  • Word Formation from other words and the use of prefix or suffix
  • Compound words
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Phrasal Verbs and Foreign Words and Phrases
  • One Word Substitutes
  • Idioms and their Meanings
  • Spelling Test

 

General Knowledge and Current Affairs – 50 Marks

 

  • Basic facts about Kerala, historical and Geographical Importance, Social, Economical and Industrial Achievements as a State.
  • Facts about India, Geographical Peculiarities, Rivers and Riverside Projects, Minerals and Important Industries, Developments and Advancements in the field of Transportation and Telecommunication, Various States, Basic Facts about Union Territories.
  • Medieval India, Revolt of 1857, Indian Politics Associated with Independence, India after Independence, Indian Foreign Policy, etc.
  • Five Years plans of India, Banking, Insurance, Rural Development Programs of Central and State Governments, Social Development Projects, Features of Indian Constitution.
  • Indian Human Rights Law of 1993, Human Rights Commission, Right to Information Act, Central, and State Information Commissions, Laws which came into effect in the year 1989 and 1995 regarding the protection of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes. Citizen Rights Law 1955, Women Empowerment, Cyber Laws, etc.
  • Current affairs – Politics, Economics, Literature, Science, Art-Culture, Sports

 

Malayalam – 10 marks

 

Literature 

Grammar

General Science – 10 Marks

  • Atoms and Elements
  • Vitamins and Diseases
  • Basic features of Human Body
  • Government Health Schemes
  • Environment and its issues
  • Forest and Forest resources
  • Crops in Kerala
  • Solar System
  • Light and Sound
  • Heat and Temperature
  • Motions
  • Work and Energy
  • Hydrogen and Oxygen
  • Chemistry in daily life
  • Minerals and Ores

Kerala PSC VEO Recruitment 2020 Salary 

There is a good pay rate and reward for a village extension officer. According to 2019 reports, the pay scale of a VEO is  Rs 20,000-Rs 45,800. 

Kerala PSC VEO Recruitment 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Education Qualification 

 

  • The candidates should have passed the Class 10 exam 
  • The candidate who has passed SSLC examination with 40 percent or similar should apply. 

 

Age Limit

  • For the general category, the age limit for applying for the post is 19 to 36. As per PSC standards, age relaxation is for OBC and SC/ST candidates.

 

Kerala PSC VEO Recruitment 2020 Exam Dates

The tentative exam date for VEO Recruitment 2020 is yet to be announced by the Public Service Commission. 

Kerala PSC VEO Recruitment 2020 Admit Card

 

A few days before the exam date, the Kerala PSC VEO admission card will be released. It is necessary for candidates to download it from the official website and to print it out. The downloading process for the admission card is as follows: 

  • Go to the Thulasi website of the Kerala PSC and log in using your credentials. 
  • Click on the option ‘OMR/Descriptive Test’ shown on this page. 
  • Enter the details required, such as category code, bar code number, date of birth, etc., and click on “Continue” 
  • On the screen, your Kerala PSC VEO hall ticket will be displayed. You can download it. 
  • Take a print out and save the same hard copy. Without your hall ticket, you will not be allowed in the exam hall.

Kerala PSC VEO Recruitment 2020 Cutoffs 

Depending on the candidates’ aggregate results and performance, the Kerala PSC VEO cut off varies. With regard to district wise vacancies, it is also subject to scrutiny. The approximate cut-offs for different districts for the 2019 examinations ranged from 57 [Wayanad, lowest] to 72 [Thiruvananthapuram, highest]. Here are the expected cut off marks for 2020 from the Kerala PSC VEO.

 

Name Of The District Expected Cut Off Marks
Kasargod 59.33
Kannur 58.33
Wayanad 57
Kozhikode 61
Malappuram 65.67
Palakkad 65
Thrissur 64.33
Idukki 57.67
Kottayam 62
Pathanamthitta 67.67
Ernakulam 60
Alappuzha 66.33
Thiruvananthapuram 70.33
Kollam 67

 

We, at Direction, wish you all the best for your upcoming Kerala PSC VEO Recruitment 2020. Also, if you need guidance for preparation, contact us here

 

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