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PSC Registration in Kerala

By Mayashree Acharya

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Updated on: Jul 29th, 2022

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8 min read

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The government of Kerala introduced Kerala PSC (Public Service Commission), an online platform, to inform job seekers about the latest jobs released by the government. On the Kerala PSC portal, the eligible candidates can get information on the latest government jobs and apply for them. The head office of the Kerala PSC is situated in the State Capital, i.e., Thulasi Hills, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram.

The PSC registration is necessary for all the people who want to apply for Kerala PSC recruitment. The candidates will get job notifications on their registered mobile number after registering on the Kerala PSC portal.

The Kerala PSC portal publishes notifications inviting applications from job seekers for selection to various posts and conducts interviews and written and practical tests. It also publishes a ranked list and a shortlist based on candidates’ performance for various posts. It also contains details of advice for candidates for observing the rules of reservation when vacancies are reported.

PSC Registration Requirements

The following things are required for registering on the Kerala PSC portal and obtaining login access:

Scanned Photograph

The latest photograph of the applicant in digital form must have the below specifications:

  • Maximum photo size – 30Kb
  • Image dimension – 150w * 200h pixel
  • Image type – JPG

Please note that the applicant’s name and the date of photo taken must be scripted (in two lines) in black colour against a white rectangular background at the bottom of the photograph.

Signature Image

The applicants should have the scanned copy of the signature on good quality white paper with black/blue ink. The specifications of the scanned copy of the signature are as follows:

  • Maximum size – 30Kb
  • Image dimension – 150w * 100h pixel
  • Image type – JPG

Identity Proof

The applicant should have an identity proof document. Any of the following documents can be submitted for identity proof for Kerala PSC portal registration:

  • Aadhaar card
  • Account number of any nationalised bank
  • Driving license
  • Voter ID
  • PAN card
  • Passport

Email ID and Mobile Number

The applicant’s email ID and mobile number are necessary for registering on the PSC portal. A mobile number is required to verify OTP while signing up to the Kerala PSC portal. The exam and job alerts will also be sent to this mobile number. 

PSC Register

The people wishing to apply for any post notified by the government from 2012 onwards should register on the Kerala PSC portal. The registration to the portal is a one-time registration, after which the applicant can log in using the user ID and password created while registering on the portal. After logging in to the Kerala PSC portal, the candidates can access the following services online the portal:

  • View job notifications inviting applications for different posts from different departments
  • Apply for the eligible post
  • View exam details 
  • View exam results
  • Download exam admission tickets
  • Interview details for different jobs
  • Status of a post
  • Rank list and shortlist of candidates

PSC Register Online

Below is the process of Kerala PSC registration:

  • Visit the official Kerala Public Service Commission website.
  • Click on the ‘One Time Registration Login’ option. It will redirect to the OTR portal.
  • Click on the ‘Sign Up’ option.
  • The ‘New Registration’ form will open.
  • Enter the details such as personal details, User ID and password and tick the declaration.
  • Click on the ‘Register’ button.
  • Upload the latest scanned photograph and scanned signature in specified size and format. 
  • The registration will be complete on the Kerala PSC portal.

Kerala PSC Profile Update

After registering on the Kerala PSC portal, the applicants should update their profile before applying for a job. They can apply for a post with a specific qualification only after updating their profile. The process to login and update the profile is as follows:

  • Visit the official Kerala Public Service Commission website.
  • Click on the ‘One Time Registration Login’ option. It will redirect to the OTR portal.
  • Enter the ‘User ID’ and  ‘Password’ created at the time of registration. Enter the ‘Access Code’ and click on the ‘Log In’ button.
  • Click on the ‘My Profile’ option under the ‘User Details’ heading.
  • Click on the ‘Experience’ option under the ‘My profile’ heading and add the experience details. 
  • Click on the ‘Employment’ option under the ‘My profile’ heading and add the employment details.
  • Click on the ‘Language’ option under the ‘My profile’ heading and add the known languages.
  • Click on the ‘Weightage and Preferences’ option under the ‘My profile’ heading and update the preferences.
  • The profile will be updated.

Kerala PSC Online Application Process

The applicants should log in to the Kerala PSC to apply for a job or post. The following is the process to apply for a job on the Kerala PSC portal:

  • Visit the official Kerala Public Service Commission website.
  • Click on the ‘One Time Registration Login’ option. It will redirect to the OTR portal.
  • Enter the ‘User ID’ and  ‘Password’ created at the time of registration. Enter the ‘Access Code’ and click on the ‘Log In’ button.
  • Click on the ‘Notifications’ option.
  • The list of active notifications will be displayed.
  • Click on a respective notification to browse through all available posts.
  • Click on the ‘Check Eligibility’ button. The ‘Not Applicable’ option will be shown for the posts for which the applicant is not eligible as per the profile details. 
  • After viewing the eligibility requirements, click on the ‘Apply Now’ button.
  • Upload the documents and the latest photograph as per the required specifications.
  • Take a printout of the submitted application by clicking on the ‘Registration Card’ link under the ‘User Details’ heading.
  • The respective authorities can ask to provide additional documents to prove age, qualification, community, experience, etc.
  • The applicant will receive an SMS notification from the Kerala PSC confirming the application for the post.

When the applicant knows the category code of a post, they can apply for the post directly by entering the category code and clicking on the ‘Quick Apply’ button.

Let’s look at the Kerala PSC register example: If you want to apply for a Health inspector recruitment, you must register and log in to the Kerala PSC portal. After logging in, click on the ‘Notification’ option. Enter the category code – 259/2018 in the box and click on the ‘Quick Apply’ button. You will be redirected to the appropriate page and can apply for the post directly. You will also get an SMS notification from the Kerala PSC confirming your application for the post.

Disclaimer: The materials provided herein are solely for information purposes. No attorney-client relationship is created when you access or use the site or the materials. The information presented on this site does not constitute legal or professional advice. It should not be relied upon for such purposes or used as a substitute for legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.

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