Assistant Prison Officer


Gazette Date: 30/12/2016

Last Date: 01/02/2017

Category No: 456/2016
Applications are invited online only through ONE TIME REGISTRATION from qualified candidates for selection to the post mentioned below. Candidates who have AADHAAR card should add AADHAAR card as I.D. Proof in their profile.

1. Department : Prisons
2. Name of Post : Assistant Prison Officer
Note: Differently abled candidates and female
candidates are not eligible to apply for the post.
3. Scale of Pay : R 20,000-45,800/-
4. Number of vacancies : Unit wise:-
(1) Thiruvananthapuram Unit – Anticipated
(This Unit includes Thiruvananthapuram,
Kollam, Pathanamthitta, and Alappuzha
(2) Thrissur Unit – Anticipated
(This Unit includes Kottayam, Idukki,
Ernakulam and Thrissur Districts)
(3) Kannur Unit – Anticipated
(This Unit includes Kasaragod, Kannur,
Kozhikode, Wayanad, Malappuram and
Palakkad Districts)
Note:- (i) Candidates are prohibited from applying to more than one Unit in response to the

(ii) The name of the post, qualification and related conditions for selection is notified as per the provisions included in G.O. (P) No. 89/2014/Home dated 06.05.2014 and G.O.(P) No. 266/2010/Home dated 09.12.2010.

(iii) Separate Ranked List will be prepared for Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur and Kannur Units in pursuance of this notification. The Ranked List thus prepared and published by the Commission, shall remain in force for a minimum period of one year, subject to the condition that the said list will continue to be in force till the publication of new list after the expiry of the minimum period of one year or till the expiry of three years whichever is earlier. In case no candidate is advised from the ranked list till the expiry of the period of three years, the duration of the ranked list shall be extended for a further period of one year or till at least one candidate is advised from the list whichever is earlier.

(iv) The selection in pursuance of the notification will be made on a Unit basis subject to the special conditions laid down in G.O (Ms)No.92/80/Home dated 24.09.1980. All postings and transfers of members of the service shall be made by the IG of prisons. Candidates already in Government service holding this post in any of the units are prohibited from applying again for this post, but they can apply to higher posts when notified.

(v) As the recruitment of Assistant Prison Officer in the prisons Department is being done on Unit wise, a candidate thus appointed in Thiruvananthapuram/ Thrissur/Kannur unit is bound to serve in any of the institutions under the jurisdiction of the Unit concerned.

(vi) (a) Every person appointed to the Post shall from the date on which he joins duty be on probation for a total period of two years on duty within a continuous period of three years.
(b) They shall undergo in-service training as prescribed by the Head of Department.

(c) They shall pass Kerala Jail Subordinate officers test within the period of probation unless they have already passed the test.

(d) Statewise Seniority List will be maintained on the warder establishment for the purpose of promotion to other categories.

5. Method of appointment: Direct Recruitment (Unit wise)

6. Age limit : 18-36 i.e. candidates born between 02.01.1980 and
01.01.1998 (Both dates included) only are eligible to
apply for the post. Other Backward Communities and
SC/ST candidates are eligible for usual age relaxation.
Note: For concessions allowed to upper age limit,
subject to the condition that the maximum age limit
shall in no case exceed 50 years, please see Para (2) of
the General conditions under Part II of this notification.
7. Qualifications:- (a) Educational Qualifications:

Pass in SSLC or its equivalent qualification

[Rule 10(a)(ii) of Part II of the KS & SSR is applicable]

(b) Physical fitness:


(i) Must have at least 165 cm height and must be minimum 81.3 cms round the chest on full exhalation and must have a chest expansion of 5 cms

Note: A height of 160 cm will be sufficient for the candidates belonging to SC and ST. The above conditions regarding chest measurements will be applicable for SC/ST candidates also.

(ii) Eye sight:-

Must be certified to possess the visual standards specified below without glasses.
Vision Right Eye Left Eye
(a) Distant Vision 6/6 Snellen 6/6 Snellen
(b) Near Vision 0.5 Snellen 0.5 Snellen

Each eye must have a full field of vision. Colour blindness, squint or any morbid conditions of the eye or lids of either eye will be deemed to be a disqualification.

(iii) Must be free from apparent physical defects like knock knee, flat foot, varicose veins, bow legs, deformed limbs, irregular and protruding teeth, defective speech and hearing.

(iv) Must qualify in any five events out of the eight events of the National Physical Efficiency One Star Standard Test, as specified below.

Sl. Events One Star Standards
(i) 100 Metres Run :14 seconds
(ii) High Jump :132.20 cms (4’ 6”)
(iii) Long Jump :457.20 cms (15’)
(iv) Putting the shot :609.60 cms (20’)
(weight of the shot
7264 gm)
(v) Throwing cricket ball :6096 cms (200’)

(vi) Rope Climbing :365.80 cms (12’)
(Using hands only)
(vii) Pull-ups or Chinning : 8 times
(viii) 1500 metres run : 5 min 44 seconds

Note: The Physical measurement of candidates will be taken at the time of physical efficiency test and those who do not possess the prescribed physical measurement will not be admitted for the physical efficiency test. If accidents or injuries happened to a candidate while participating in the Physical Efficiency Test, he will not be given further chance to participate in the test. The candidates should produce at the time of Physical Efficiency Test, a Medical Certificate in original in the form prescribed hereunder certifying to their physical fitness and eye sight without glasses. The Medical Certificate should be one obtained from a Medical Officer under the Government not below the rank of an Assistant Surgeon/Junior Consultant and the same shall be uploaded in the OTR Profile by the candidate at time of Certificate Verification.

I have this day medically examined Sri………………………………………………. (Name &

address) and found that he has no disease or infirmity, which would render him unsuitable for Government Service. His age according to his own statement is ……………………………..

and by appearance is ……………………….. and his standards of vision is as follows.

Standards of Vision

(without glasses)

Right Eye Left Eye

i) Distant Vision ………….Snellen ………… Snellen

ii) Near Vision ………….Snellen ………… Snellen
iii) Field of Vision …………………

(Specify whether field of vision is full or not. Entries such as Normal, Good etc are inappropriate here)

iv) Colour Blindness …………………………..
v) Squint…………………………..
vi) Any morbid condition of the eyes or lids of either eye ………………………….

He is physically fit for the post of Assistant Prison Officer in the Prisons Department.
Place: Signature
Date : Name and Designation of the Medical Officer
(Office Seal)

Note: Details regarding standards of vision should be clearly stated in the Certificate as given above and vague statement such as Vision Normal/good will not be accepted. Specification for each eye should be stated separately. If the specifications are not as indicated above, the officer issuing the Certificate should certify whether the candidate has got better standards of vision or worse standards of vision as the case may be, otherwise the Certificate will not be accepted.

8. Mode of submitting application:-
Candidates must register as per “ONE TIME REGISTRATION” with the Official Website of Kerala Public Service Commission viz ‘’ before applying for the post. Candidates who have registered shall apply by logging on to the ‘Apply Now’ button of the respective posts in the Notification link to apply for a post. No application fee is required. Candidates can view and have a print-out of the details on the Registration Card by clicking the link Registration Card after entering the home page. Candidates are responsible for the correctness of the personal information and secrecy of password. Before the final submission of the application on the profile, candidates must ensure the correctness of the information on their profile. They must quote their User-ID for further communication with the Commission. Application submitted is provisional and cannot be deleted or altered after submission. The Application will be summarily rejected if non compliance with the notification is found in due course of processing. Documents to prove Qualification, Community, Age etc. have to be produced as and when called for.

9. Last date for receipt of : 01.02.2017 Wednesday up to 12.00 Midnight. applications
10. If Written Test/OMR Test is conducted as a part of the selection Admission Tickets

for eligible candidates will be made available in their Profile for One Time Registration and the date of downloading will be included in the Examination Calendar. Candidates can download Admission Ticket for 15 days from this date. Candidates who have downloaded the Admission Ticket will alone be permitted to attend the examination.

(For details, please see the General Conditions given as Part II of this Notification)