Fireman Driver – Cum – Pump Operator 


: Fire & Rescue Services
: Fireman Driver­cum­Pump Operator (Trainee) (Special Recruitment from among SC/ST only) : ` 10480­18300/­ (PR)
: 16 (Sixteen)

Gazette Date: 30/12/2016

Last Date: 01/02/2017

Category No: 469/2016

Applications are invited from qualified Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates of Kerala State for selection to the following post. Applications must be submitted online through the official website of the Commission after One Time Registration. Candidates who have already registered can apply through their profile. The photo uploaded through One Time Registration should be the one taken after 31.12.2010 and also bear the name of candidate and the date of photo taken should be recorded in the bottom of the photograph. The uploaded photo will be having a validity of ten years from the date of photograph


1 Name of Department

2 Name of post

3 Scale of pay

4 No. of Vacancy

Note:­ The above Vacancies are now in existence. The Ranked list of selected candidates published by the Commission shall remain in force for a minimum period of one year and a maximum period of three years provided that the said list will not continue to be in force if a new list after the expiry of the minimum period of one year is published. Recruitment will be made for the above vacancy and also for the vacancies reported for Special Recruitment from Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe during the pendency of the list. Candidates against vacancies exclusively reported for Scheduled Tribes will also be advised from this list and only in the absence of Scheduled Tribe candidates in this list that fresh notification for Scheduled Tribes for vacancies reserved exclusively for them will be issued.

5 Method of Appointment : Direct Recruitment (Special Recruitment from among Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes).

Note:­ Applications received from candidates other than Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates will be rejected. Individual communications regarding the rejection of their applications for the above reason will not be issued.

6 Age : 18 – 31
Only Candidates born between 02.01.1985 and
01.01.1998 (both dates included) are eligible to apply for
this post. No other age relaxation will be allowed.
7 Qualifications

1 Must have passed Plus two or its equivalent Examination

2 Must possess a valid Motor Driving Licence with endorsement for driving heavy goods vehicles or heavy passenger vehicles with badge.

3 Must not be less than 160cms in height (without foot wear). Must not be less

than 48kgms in weight and must not be less than 76cms round the chest with a minimum expansion of not less than 5cms.

Preferential :­ Diploma in Computer Application
Note :­ 1 Women candidates and physically handicapped persons are not eligible to apply for the post.

2 Physical efficiency test will be Conducted by the Commission to assess the physical standards and suitability of the candidates for the arduous nature of work. Must qualify in at least 5 out of the 8 items of physical efficiency test showing the minimum standards of efficiency noted against each item (Physical measurements of Candidates will be taken before the commencement of the physical efficiency test). Candidates with required physical measurement alone will be admitted for the physical efficiency test.

Sl. Items Standard of Efficiency

1 100 metres Race 14 seconds
2 High Jump 132.20 cms
3 Long Jump 457.20 cms
4 Putting the shot (7264 gms) 609.60 cms
5 Throwing the Cricket ball 6096 cms
6 Rope Climbing (Only by hands) 365.80 cms
7 Pulling or Chinning 8 items
8 1500 metres race 5 minutes and 44 seconds


3 Must be certified to possess the visual standards specified below without

Visual Standards
Right Eye Left Eye
(a) Distant Vision 6/6 Snellen 6/6 Snellen
Near Vision 0.5 Snellen 0.5 Snellen
(b) Field of vision Full Full

4 Candidates should produce Medical Certificate issued by a Medical Officer not below the rank of a Civil Surgeon Gr.II as to their physique, fitness, capacity for rough outdoor work and also of the Visual Standards, if they satisfy the physical measurements and come out successful in the physical efficiency test.

The proficiency in driving will be tested by a practical test conducted by the Commission.


I have this day, medically examined Sri. …………………………………………………………….. (address) and

found that he has no diseases or infirmity which would render him unsuitable for Government Service.

His age according to his own statement is ……………………………………….. and by appearance
is ……………………………… years. His standards of vision (without glasses) are as follows:
Standards of Vision

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 conditions of the eye or Lids of either eye …………………………

(vii) He is physically fit for the post Fireman Driver-cum-Pump Operator (Trainee) (SR for SC/ST) in Fire & Rescue Services Department and has the capacity to do rough outdoor work.

Signature :
Place : Name and Designation of
Date : the Medical Officer

(Office Seal)

Preferential :­ Other conditions being equal, the Home Guard Volunteers who have completed a term of 3 years in that organization and who have satisfactorily undergone training in Fire Fighting during the period of tenure, will be treated as having preferential qualification for direct recruitment to the post.

Probation:­ Every person appointed to the post shall from the date on which he joins duty, after he completes the training and examination be on probation for a total period of two years on duty, within a continuous period of three years.

Training :­ Selected candidates should undergo a course of training for a period of 4 months in the State Fire Service Training School and pass the examination in the subject prescribed for the course.

Note :­ A Written and Practical Test will be conducted at the close of training. Those who fail to qualifiy themselves at the test, will have their training extended for a period of one month at the end of which, they will be tested again in the subjects in which they have failed. Those who fail to qualify themselves in the re­test will be discharged from service.

Bond :­ Every person appointed to the post shall execute a bond intending to serve the force for a period of not less than 5 years and to pay to Government a sum of L2,700/­ in case of failure to serve in the force for the said period.

8 Mode of Submitting application:

Candidates must register as per ‘ONE TIME REGISTRATION’ with the official website of Kerala Public Service Commission before applying for the post. Candidates who have registered can apply by logging on to their profile using their User­ID and password. Candidates must click on the ‘Apply Now’ button of the respective posts in the Notification Link to apply 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 Registration Card 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 User­ID 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. “Candidates who have Aadhar Card should add Aadhar card as I.D Proof in their profile”.

9 Last Date for receipt of applications 01.02.2017 Wednesday upto 12. Midnight.

10 Website Address :

11 Paragraphs two, three and twenty five (except the conditions laid down in the Rule 3

(C) of Part II of the kerala State and Subordinate Service Rules) are not applicable to this selection.

12 Appointment are made on the basis of the rank secured in the ranked list of candidates prepared in pursuance of this notification subject to the conditions laid down in G.O.(MS) No.142/72/PD dated 13.04.1972, G.O.(MS) No. 309/73/PD dated 29.11.1973, G.O.(P) No. 21/76/PD dated, 17.01.1976 and G.O.(P) No.25/94/GAD dated, 22.01.1994 allowing special reservations to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in accordance with the procedures made for this purpose from time to time and subject to the rules under sections 3(c), 17(a), 17(b) of Part II of Kerala State and Subordinate Service Rules, 1958.

13 If a Written / OMR Test is conducted as part of this selection, Admission Ticket 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 including photo and ID card etc. refer to the General Conditions at the end of the notification).