Gazette Date: 11/11/2016

Last Date: 14/12/2016

Category No: 340/2016


Applications are invited from qualified candidates for selection to the following post. Applications shall be submitted online only on the official website of the Kerala Public Service Commission after `One Time Registration’. Candidates who have already registered can apply through their profile.

1. Department : Excise
2. Name of post : Civil Excise Officer (Trainee)
Note: Differently abled candidates and female
candidates are not eligible to apply for the post.
3. Scale of pay : O 20,000 – 45,800/-
4. Number of Vacancies: : District wise

1. Thiruvananthapuram Anticipated
2. Kollam

3. Pathanamthitta
4. Alapuzha
5. Kottayam
6. Idukki
7. Ernakulam
8. Thrissur
9. Palakkad
10 Malappuram
. Kozhikkode
. Wayanad
. Kannur
. Kazaragod

(i) The name, educational qualification and age for this post is notified as per G.O.(P) No.264/10/TD dated 10.11.2010 (SRO No.1025/10) and G.O.(P) No.178/2015/TD dated 03.10.2015 (SRO No.669/15)

(ii) Candidates are prohibited from applying to more than one District in response to the notification.

(iii) Separate Ranked Lists will be prepared for each District in pursuance of this notification. The Ranked list thus prepared and published by the Commission, shall cease to be in force after one year from the date of finalization of the Ranked List (as per notification AV(2) 2376/14/GW dated 04.04.2016, Extra Ordinary Gazette dated 15.04.2016). Candidates will be advised from the said list against the vacancies that may be reported to the Commission in writing during the period of currency of the Ranked List.

(iv) The selection in pursuance of the notification will be made on a Revenue District basis subject to the special conditions laid down in G.O (Ms)No.154/71/PD dated 27.05.1971. A candidate advised for appointment in one Revenue District from the Ranked List prepared is not eligible for transfer to another District unless he completes five years continuous service from the date of commencement of service in the former District. Even if transfer is allowed after five years, it will be subject to the rules in G.O (Ms)No.4/61/PD, dated 02.01.1961.

Candidates already in Government service holding this post in anyone District are prohibited from applying again for this post, but they can apply to higher posts when notified.

(v) In the case of direct recruitment, preference shall be given to Ex-serviceman.

(vi) NCC Cadets having `A’ `B’ & `C’ Certificates will be given weightage marks at the rate of 2%, 3% and 5% respectively.

(vii) Civil Excise Officer (Trainee) shall not be appointed in the substantive post till the successful completion of basic training for a period of not less than six months, subject to the minimum of 180 working days as may be decided by the Commissioner of Excise. Persons undergoing basic training shall be paid stipend as may be fixed by the Government from time to time. All the persons who did not undergo basic training will be placed under orders of training within a period of two years and those who did not successfully complete the basic training shall not be considered for future promotion.

5. Method of Appointment : Direct Recruitment

Note: Ninety seven percent of the cadre strength shall be filled up or reserved to be filled up by direct recruitment
6. Age : 19-31. Candidates born between 2.1.1985 and 1.1.1997 (both dates included) are eligible to apply for this post.


(i) Other backward Communities and SC/ST candidates are eligible for age relaxation as per the conditions mentioned in Para 2(i) of the General Condition of this notification.

(ii) For concessions allowed in 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 :-
1. Educational: Must have passed the Plus Two examination or its equivalent.

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

2. Physical: Must not be less than 165 cms in height and 81 cms round the chest with a minimum expansion of 5 cms.


(i) In the case of a candidate belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes the minimum height shall be 160 cms and the minimum chest measurement shall be 76 cms with a minimum expansion of 5 cms.

3. Physique and Eye Eight

(i) Must be certified by a Medical Officer not below the rank of an Assistant Surgeon as to his physique fitness and capacity for active outdoor work. The Medical Certificate has to be produced as and when called for.

(ii) Must be certified to possess the visual standards specified below without glasses

Right Eye Left Eye
(a) Distant Vision 6/6 Snellen 6/6 Snellen
(b) Near Vision 0.5 Snellen 0.5 Snellen

(c) Each eye must have full field of vision, Colour blindness, squint or any other morbid condition of the eyes or lids or either eye will be deemed to be a disqualification

(iii) Must be free from apparent physical defects like knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein, bow legs, deformed limbs, irregular and protruding teeth, defective speech and hearing.
(iv) Medical Certificate form a Medical Officer not below the rank of an Assistant Surgeon/Junior Consultant should be produced at the time of Physical Efficiency Test/Endurance Test and should be uploaded in their Profile at the time of Certificate Verification. A format of Medical Certificate is given below.



I have this day medically examined Sri………………………………………………. (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 Civil Excise Officer in the Excise 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 specification 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.

4. Must qualify in the Endurance Test of completing two kilometers race within 13 minutes

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

Serial. Events One Star Standard

1 100 Meters Race 14 Sec

2 High Jump 132.20 cm

3 Long Jump 457.20 cm

4 Putting the shot (7264 gm) 609.60 cm

5 Throwing the Cricket ball 6096 cm

6 Rope climbing (Hands only) 365.80 cm

7 Pull up or Chinning 8 times

8 1500 meter Race 5 Minutes 44 sec.

The Physical measurement of candidates will be taken at the time of physical efficiency test or endurance test and those who do not possess the prescribed physical measurement will not be admitted for the physical efficiency test or endurance test. If accidents or injuries happen to a candidate while participating in the Physical Efficiency Test or Endurance Test, he will not be given further chance to participate in the test.

8. Mode of submitting applications:-

Candidates must register as per ‘ONE TIME REGISTRATION’ with the official Website of Kerala Public Service Commission www.keralapsc. before applying for the post. Candidates who have registered can apply by logging on to their profile using their User-ID and password. Candidates must click on the ‘Apply Now’ button of the respective posts in the Notification Link to applying for a post. The Photograph uploaded should be one taken on or after 31/12/2010. Name of the candidate and the date of taking photograph should be printed at the bottom portion. The photograph once uploaded meeting all requirements shall valid for 10 years from the date of uploading. There is no change in other instructions regarding the uploading of photographs. No application fee is required. Candidates shall take a printout of the application by clicking the link ‘Applications’ in their profile. 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 correctness of the information on their profile. They must quote the 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 noncompliance with the notification is found in due course of processing. Documents to prove qualification, Experience, Community, age etc have to be produced as and when called for.

9. Last date of receipt of applications : 14.12.2016, Wednesday upto 12 midnight

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 Calender. 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 with respect to photo, ID card etc please see the General Conditions given below as Part II of this Notification).