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The Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) has opened the gateway to an array of job opportunities in the state with the release of its Annual Calendar for the year 2024. Aspirants eagerly awaiting the Latest Kerala PSC Recruitment 2023 can now mark their calendars as the tentative examination schedule for various government posts has been unveiled. Let’s delve into the key details of the upcoming exams and the opportunities they bring.

Kerala PSC Annual Exam Calendar 2024

1. Tradesman – Survey (TECHNICAL EDUCATION) - May-Jul (418/2023)

The year kicks off with the Tradesman – Survey exam under the Technical Education Department, scheduled for May to July. 


  • Technical High School Leaving Certificate Examination with specialisation in the appropriate Trade.
  • OR Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination or its equivalent, along with a National Trade Certificate or equivalent.

Scale of Pay: ₹26,500-60,700/-

This positions aspiring surveyors on the threshold of a promising career in technical education.

2. Surveyor Grade II (KERALA WATER AUTHORITY) - May-Jul (683/2023)

May to July brings another opportunity with the Surveyor Grade II exam under the Kerala Water Authority. Those eyeing a career in water resource management can seize this chance to prove their mettle.

3. Overseer Grade III (By Direct Recruitment for In-Service Personnel) (KERALA WATER AUTHORITY) - June-Aug (530/2023)

June to August witnesses the Overseer Grade III exam, specifically catering to in-service personnel under the Kerala Water Authority. 

Qualification: By Direct Recruitment from qualified in-service personnel working in Kerala Water Authority.

Scale of Pay: ₹27,200-73,600/-

This unique opportunity allows those already serving in the sector to climb the career ladder.

4. Assistant Engineer / Head Draftsman (Civil) (Departmental) (Harbour Engineering Department) - Jul-Sep (085/2023)

The mid-year brings forth an examination for the Assistant Engineer / Head Draftsman (Civil) post within the Harbour Engineering Department. 

Qualification: Candidates from the Subordinate Service of Harbour Engineering Department with a minimum of 6 years of service and the prescribed qualifications.

This internal departmental exam provides a chance for existing personnel to advance in their careers

5. Assistant Engineer / Head Draftsman (Civil) (Harbour Engineering Department) - Jul-Sep (124/2023)

In sync with the internal exam, the Assistant Engineer / Head Draftsman (Civil) exam is also scheduled for July to September. 

Qualification: B.Sc./B.Tech Degree in Engineering (Civil) or equivalent. Alternatively, Associate Membership Diploma of the Institution of Engineers(India) in Civil Engineering or equivalent.

Scale of Pay: ₹55,200-1,15,300/-

This external recruitment drive aims to bring in fresh talent to contribute to the infrastructure development of the state.

6. Tracer (Ground Water) - Direct Recruitment - Jul-Sep (189/2023)

July to September marks the timeline for the Tracer exam under the Ground Water department. 

Qualification: ITI Certificate in Draftsman Civil or Mechanical Trade, or Drawing group certificate in K.G.T.E. Equivalent qualifications include KGCE (Civil Engineering), Polytechnic Diploma, BTech (Civil or Mechanical Engineering).

Scale of Pay: ₹26,500-60,700/-

This opportunity for direct recruitment opens doors for individuals passionate about mapping and tracing.

7. Work Superintendent (Agriculture Development and Farmers Welfare) - Jul-Sep (445/2022)

A crucial position in the Agriculture Development and Farmers Welfare sector, the Work Superintendent exam scheduled for July to September beckons those with a keen interest in agricultural development.

Qualifications: Diploma in Agricultural and Rural Engineering awarded by Kerala Agricultural University. In the absence of this qualification, alternative qualifications are considered.

Scale of Pay: ₹26,500-60,700/-

8. Work Superintendent (Soil Survey and Soil Conservation Department) - Jul-Sep (713/2023)

Simultaneously, the Soil Survey and Soil Conservation Department offer a chance for individuals to become Work Superintendents, contributing to sustainable soil management and conservation efforts.

9. Assistant Marine Surveyor (Port - Hydrographic Survey Wing) - Sep-Nov (603/2023)

The maritime domain opens its doors in September to November with the Assistant Marine Surveyor exam under the Hydrographic Survey Wing of the Port department.

Qualifications: Pass in SSLC or its equivalent, along with Survey Recorder Class I or Class II qualification of the Indian Naval Hydrographic Branch.

Scale of Pay: ₹55,200-1,15,300/-

10. Junior Instructor in Draughtsman Civil (Industrial Training) - Sep-Nov (657/2023)

September to November sees the Industrial Training sector calling for Junior Instructors in Draughtsman Civil, offering a platform for individuals to impart their expertise in the field.

11. Tracer (Soil Survey and Soil Conservation) - Oct-Dec (600/2023)

The end of the year brings an opportunity for Tracers in the Soil Survey and Soil Conservation department. 

Qualifications: SSLC or equivalent, along with one of the specified qualifications related to Draftsman Course, Drawing Group Certificates, ITI Certificate, or Diploma in Agricultural and Rural Engineering.

Scale of Pay: ₹26,500-60,700/-

October to December sets the stage for individuals passionate about contributing to sustainable soil management.

12. Draftsman Grade II/Town Planning Surveyor Grade II (Local Self Government - ERA Department - Group IV Planning Wing) - Oct-Dec (682/2023)

The year concludes with the Draftsman Grade II/Town Planning Surveyor Grade II exam under the Local Self Government (ERA) Department’s Group IV Planning Wing, providing a chance for individuals interested in town planning and development.

In conclusion, the Kerala PSC Annual Calendar 2024 unfolds a spectrum of opportunities for aspirants across various government departments. As the state gears up for a year of recruitment, individuals are encouraged to prepare diligently for the examinations that align with their career aspirations. While the mentioned exams are already notified for 2023 and 2024, it’s essential to note that new notifications and exams may also be introduced in the year 2024. Aspiring candidates are advised to stay vigilant and regularly check the official KPSC website for any updates or additions to the examination schedule. Seize the chance to contribute to the development and growth of Kerala’s public service sector!

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