Kerala PSC Divisional Accountant : Eligibility, Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Kerala PSC Divisional Accountant

Kerala Public Service Commission(PSC) has postponed the exam dates of the Degree level exam and is planning for the preliminary exam. Online submission began on 23rd February 2021 and ended by 14th march 2021; Kerala PSC released the admit card in September 2021. Updating dates and schedules will keep you well-prepared for the exam. For more details regarding the Degree level exam 2021, log on to the official website of Kerala PSC. Now let us dive into more information on the Kerala PSC exam.

Are you worried about your Kerala PSC Divisional Accountant exam? Don’t worry. We have got you covered. The below article will give you an insight into all the details like syllabus, eligibility criteria and much more regarding the exam. So read on and remain tension-free.

Eligibility criteria for Divisional Accountant Exam

The age limit of candidates belonging to Muslim, Ezhava, OBC and LC/AI is 18-39 years, i.e. candidates born between 02.01.1980 and 01.01.2001(both dates inclusive) are eligible to apply for the Degree level exam of Kerala PSC. For scheduled caste, the age limit is further extended, i.e. from 18-41 years.

Regarding educational qualifications, candidates must possess a post-graduation degree in commerce from a recognised university. Candidates who have passed the inter examination of Chartered Accountants or Institute of Cost and Work Accountants of India are also eligible to write the exam. Here also special consideration is there for scheduled caste. A degree from a recognised university makes them suitable to appear for the exam. Candidates with other equivalent educational qualifications must produce the government order proving its validity.

If there is a change in the community or caste that you entered in the 10th certificate, you need to provide the Gazette Notification at the time of certificate verification. You will also be required to produce the Non-creamy layer certificate and community certificate.

Exam pattern of Divisional Accountant of Kerala PSC

Knowing the exam pattern is the first step of preparation for any exams. The duration of the Kerala PSC Degree level exam 2021 is 3 hours. The questions will be for 500 marks. Out of which 150 marks will be for General Knowledge Precis and General English 1, 150 for Elementary bookkeeping and 200 for Arithmetic and mensuration(Elementary but practical). General candidates must procure a 40% pass mark for papers one and 2 and 50% for papers 3. SC/ST candidates need to get a pass percentage of 30% on papers one and 2 and 35% on papers 3. Candidates can attempt the degree level exam only three times. You must sign a declaration form related to your number of attempts in front of the committee.

There are three stages of the selection process for the Degree level exam: Written Exam, Personal Interview and Document Verification.

Syllabus of Kerala PSC’s Divisional Accountant exam 2021

General knowledge Precis and General English

Here you will get questions on general knowledge and general English. They will test your writing skills in English. You will also be required to make a precis of a given speech.

Elementary Book Keeping

The important topics covered under this subject are: 

  •  Profit and Loss Trading
  •  Book Keeping up to Trial Balance
  •  Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Cheques
  •  Depreciation, Sinking Fund, Reserves, Reserve Funds, Secret Reserve
  •  Self-Balancing Ledgers
  •  The Portion relating to Voyage Account
  •  Capital and Revenue, Revenue Account, Receipts and Payments Accounts, Income and Expenditure Account
  •  Cost Accounts, Cost Book Mining Company and Manufacturing and Working Accounts
  •  Double Account system.

You can refer to accounting books like “The Students Complete Commercial Book Keeping, Accounting And Banking” by Arthur Fieldhouse and “Advanced Accounts” by R.N.Carter for Elementary Book Keeping modules.

Arithmetic Mensuration

Pierpoint’s prescribed book for this subject is “Mensuration for Indian Schools and Colleges” part 1. The module is similar to the Matriculation or School Leaving Certificate Examination.

Career opportunities for Divisional Accountants

Getting a government job is the dream of all Indians because it provides a sense of stability and security. There are seven vacancies under the Divisional Accountant Cadre, and all the seven are direct recruitments. After clearing the Kerala PSC exam, you will work in government organisations like Irrigation and Harbour Engineering Departments, Kerala State Audit Department, Kerala Public Service Commission etc. You will be hired as Assistant of Administrative secretariate and Finance secretariat, Auditors, Senior Accounts, etc. Whatever the post is, you will have a secured life after clearing the Kerala PSC’s Divisional Accountant exam.

Going for exams well-prepared boosts your confidence and will help you give your best. For all accountancy-related preparations, visit the official website of Finprov Learning, India’s favourite account-education destination. Join Finprov and make a smooth entry into the accounting world.

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