THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Clerical job is monotonous. Look at these numbers before falling back upon that old refrain. 3,98,385: Candidates appearing for LDC exam conducting by the Kerala PSC in Thiruvananthapuram and Malappuram on Saturday. 17,94,091: Total number of candidates for LDC posts in the four-phased examination concluding in August.
PSC sources told Express arrangements have been made for the smooth conduct of the exam.
For vacancies in the Thiruvananthapuram district, 2,29,101 candidates have been applied. They have been allotted 978 centres in Thiruvananthapuram , Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Kottayam.
In Thiruvananthapuram, there are 434 centres, followed by Kollam (206), Kottayam (178), Alappuzha (91) and Pathanamthitta (69).
In Malappuram, 1,69,284 candidates have applied and they will have 657 centres. There are 282 centres in Thrissur, 157 in Palakakd, 184 in Malappuram and 164 in Kozhikode.
Among the candidates, 70 per cent are women. Though SSLC is the basic qualification for applying to the post, 70 per cent are graduates and above, including professional degree holders like BTech, BAMS, BHMS, LLB and even those who have PhD.
Once the probability list is prepared, certificate verification will be done in three weeks and the results will be out by November-December.The PSC will pay `5 per candidate to the schools holding the exam besides a contingency fund for providing the facility. KSRTC has been asked to provide additional bus service from main centres to manage the rush of candidates.
“The candidates are advised to carry a recognised identity proof along with the hall ticket. Mobile phones and other electronic gadgets will not be allowed inside the examination centre. Though there will be no frisking of candidates, any kind of malpractice will invite lifelong ban from appearing in the exam,” a PSC source said.
The examination will be conducted in OMR format carrying 100 marks
Persons with disabilities will be given seating on the ground floor of the building close to the entrance.
Blind candidates will be allowed to use scribes.
Record number of candidates for LDC exam
The PSC will pay Rs 5 per candidate to the schools holding the exam besides a contingency fund for providing the facility.