Kerala PSC LDC Exam Pattern 2021 - Paper Pattern for Prelims & Mains

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Sep 9, 2021Kerala PSC has released mains exam date of LDC Exam, Check Mains Exam date, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Latest Update
Kerala PSC has released mains exam date of LDC Exam, Check Mains Exam date, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Latest Update
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Kerala PSC LDC Exam Pattern 2021

The Kerala Public Service Commission (കേരള പബ്ലിക് സർവീസ് കമ്മീഷൻ ) released the revised Kerala PSC LDC Exam Pattern on the official website All candidates who are interested in the exam and are planning to apply online for the state government services must check the latest exam pattern to start their preparation. The commission conducts the examinations for various Lower division clerk posts. The Kerala PSC LDC exam is the most important exam among the Kerala aspirants. 

The Kerala PSC LDC exam will be conducted in two phases; Prelims and Mains. Both the exams are OMR-based objective-type tests. The time duration of the exam is 1 hour 15 minutes. The maximum mark of the exam is 100. Each question carries a +1 mark and there is a negative marking of 1/3 for every wrong answer.

Kerala PSC LDC Exam Pattern 2021 Highlights

The highlights of the Kerala PSC LDC exam pattern are described here. Check the important points below:

Kerala PSC LDC Exam Pattern 2021


Kerala Public Services Commission (Kerala PSC)


Exam Pattern

Total Marks

  • Prelims: 100 marks
  • Mains: 100 marks

Time Duration

  • Prelims: 1 Hour 15 Minutes 
  • Mains: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

Exam Date

To be notified

Official Website

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Kerala PSC LDC Exam Pattern 2021 - Selection Process

Kerala PSC LDC has two rounds of the selection process. The Kerala PSC LDC Selection Process starts with the online application. After successfully submitting the Kerala PSC LDC online application candidates will be called for the Prelims exam. Kerala PSC LDC prelims qualified candidates will be called for the Mains exam. The various stages of the Kerala PCS LDC selection process involve: 

  • Phase I: Preliminary Exam
  • Phase II: Mains Exam

The final selection of the candidates will be made based on the successful candidates of each phase.

Kerala PSC LDC Prelims Exam 2021

The Kerala LDC exam has four sections of a total of 100 marks. The sections are Simple Arithmetic & Mental Ability, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, General English, and Regional Language (Malayalam/ Tamil/ Kannada). Check the detailed mark distribution below.



Total Duration

Indian History


1 hour and 15 minutes

India Facts


Kerala Facts


Constitution & Commissions


Kerala Renaissance & History




Physical Science (Physical & Chemistry)


Current Affairs


Maths & Mental Ability




Kerala PSC LDC Level Mains Exam 2021

The mains exam has questions mainly from general knowledge, current affairs, quantitative aptitude, English, and regional language (Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil). Check the mark distribution in the table.

Kerala LDC Mains Exam Pattern









Indian Constitution


Kerala- Governance, and System of Administration


Life Science and Public Health






Arts, Literature, Culture, Sports


Basics of Computer


Important Acts


Current Affairs


Simple Arithmetic, Mental Ability, and Reasoning


General English


Regional Language (Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil)


Kerala PSC LDC Syllabus 2021

After going through the exam pattern candidates must check the syllabus for better preparation. Knowledge of the syllabus helps candidates in utilizing the time in the right place. Here we have presented the syllabus for all 4 sections.

Simple Arithmetic & Mental Ability

  • Numbers - Test of Divisibility
  • C.F and L.C.M – Simplification
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Percentage and Interest
  • Time and Work – Time and Distance
  • Area, Volume (Mensuration)
  • Calendar, Clocks, Train related questions
  • Problems on Age
  • Calculation and Logic - Coding and Decoding
  • Classification
  • Letter and Number Series
  • Finding odd one
  • Alphabetical Arrangement of Words - Date and Calendar
  • Direction

Check Kerala PSC LDC Syllabus 2021

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Kerala PSC LDC Application Form 2021


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How many questions are asked in Kerala PSC LDC Preliminary Exam?

  • There are a total of 100 questions with 100 marks.

How to download Kerala PSC LDC previous year paper?

  • We have provided the Past year's Kerala PSC paper on our website and app. You can download the paper and prepare the same.

Where can I find questions related to General Science for Kerala PSC Exam?

  • You can download the General Science Pdf from our website & app. You can download the complete study material.

What type of questions are asked in the Kerala PSC LDC exam?

  • Both prelims and mains paper of Kerala PSC LDC exam is objective type.

How many papers are in the Kerala PSC LDC Mains exam?

  • The written examination will consist of 1 paper and the time duration of the paper will be 1 hour 15 minutes.