Divisional Accountant in Kerala Water Authority

Gazette Date: 31/07/2012
Last Date: 05/09/2012
Category No: 431/2012
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.
1 Nameof Firm : Kerala Water Authority
2. Name of Post : Divisional Accountant
3. Scale of pay : ` 19440-34430/-
4. No. of vacancies : 16 (Sixteen)

Note:- 1) The number of candidates to be included in the short list/probability list of the
above post will be decided as per the availability of admitted applications.
2) The above vacancies are now in existence. The list of selected candidates
published by the Commission in pursuance to this notification shall remain in
force for a minimum period of one year and a maximum period of three years
provided that the list will not continue to be in force if a new Ranked List after
the minimum period of one year is published. Candidates will be advised against
the vacancies shown above and for all the vacancies reported during the period
of pendency of the Ranked list.
3) The Kerala Public Service Commission shall have the power to cancel the advice
for appointment of any candidates to the above post, if it is subsequently found
that such advice was made under some mistake. On such cancellation the
appointing authority shall terminate the service of the candidate, provided that,
the cancellation of advice for appointment by the Commission and subsequent
termination of service of the candidate by the appointing authority shall be made
with in the period of probation or 240 days from the date of joining duty
whichever is earlier.
5. Method of appointment : Direct Recruitment
6. Age : 18-35. Only candidates born between 02.01.1977 and 01.01.1994 (both
dates included) are eligible to apply for this post. Other Backward
Communities and SC/ST candidates are eligible for usual age relaxation.
Note:- 1) The provisional hands working in the above concern will be given age relaxation
to the extent of their provisional service put in subject to a maximum of Five
years from the upper age limit provided they are within the prescribed age limit
on the date of their first appointment in the above concern. But the regular
employees of the concern are not eligible for the above concession for further
appointment. The provisional hands should obtain certificate showing the
period of their provisional service in the concern and shall produce the same as
and when required by the commission. It would also be clearly specified in the
certificate that they were not working in the regular service of the concern.
2) Appointment shall be made on the basis of a competitive and qualifying test
called “The initial Recruitment Examination for Divisional Accountants” to be
conducted by the Public Service Commission.
[for other conditions regarding the age relaxation please see para 2 (i), (ii), (iii), (iv),(vi) &
(vii) of the General Conditions]
7. Qualifications:-
Degree with at least second class from a recognized University.
Note:- 1) In the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST Communities, a Degree from a
recognised University is sufficient.
2) The candidates under direct recruitment shall be selected by the Public Service
Commission by conducting the competitive examination prescribed for the post of
Divisional Accountant in Kerala general services.
8. Examination:- Recruitment from the above category will be made on the basis of a
competitive test. The subjects and the minimum marks required for a pass in the
examination will be as follows:-
Subjects Maximum
Minimum marks
required for pass
I General knowledge
(precis) and General
150 60 40
II Elementary Book Keeping 150 60 40
III Arithmetic & Mensuration
(Elementary but practical)
200 100 50
Total 500 220
Note:- (a) A Separate minimum of 30% for paper I and II and 35% for paper III is prescribed in
the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe.
(b) The duration of each of the 3 paper will be 3 hours.
(c) The date and Venue of the Test will be Notified later.
(d) No candidate will be allowed to appear in the examination more than thrice.
A declaration in this regard should be produced as and when called for by the
I here by declare that I have not already appeared for the initial Recruitment
examination for selection to the post of Divisional Accountant in the Kerala Water Authority
more than thrice. This is the first/Second/Third time I am applying for the above examination
(Strike off which is not applicable)
Station: Signature of the Candidate
9. Syllabus of the examination:
(i) General Knowledge :- The paper is intended to test the ability of the candidate to
write in clear and simple English and would cover questions on General
Knowledge, Precis of a given passage and General English.
(ii) Elementary Book-Keeping:- The paper in this subject will be of a fairly
elementary nature. “Students complete commercial Book keeping, Accountancy
and Banking” by Arthur field House is prescribed as the test book for the paper on
this subject. It should be supplemented by a knowledge of the following chapters
in “Advance Accounts” by R.N. Carter (latest Edition). Where these chapters cover
the same group as Field House, the question will be prepared from Carter and not
from field House.
Chapter I:- Book keeping up to Trial Balance.
Chapter II:- Trading and profit and loss Accounts and Balance Sheet.
Chapter V:- Depreciation, Sinking Fund, Reserves, Reserve Funds, Secret Reserve.
Chapter VI:- Bills of Exchange, Promissory notes, Cheques.
Chapter VII:- Portion relating to Voyage Account.
Chapter IX:- Self Balancing ledgers.
Chapter X:- Capital and Revenues, Revenue Accounts, Receipts and payments
accounts, Income and Expenditure Account.
Chapter XVI:- Manufacturing and working Accounts and Cost Book Mining
Chapter XVII:- Cost Accounts.
Chapter XVIII:- Double Account System.
Note:- If there is any change in the subject of these chapters in the subsequent editions of
'Carter', candidate should read the corresponding chapter in the latest edition.
(iii) Arithmetic and Mensuration:- The standard of this subject will be the same as that
prescribed for the matriculation or the School Leaving Certificate Examination.
The Book “Mensuration for Indian Schools and Colleges” Part I by pier point is
prescribed as representing the standard expected of the candidates on this subject.
Note:- As the examinations is a competitive one, no exemption from appearing in any subject
will be granted to any candidate.
10. Mode of submitting application:
Candidates shall register as per 'ONE TIME REGISTRATION ' system on the Official
Website of Kerala Public Service Commission '' for applying for the
post. Candidates who have registered shall apply by logging in to their profile using their
User- ID and password. Candidates must exclusively click on the 'Apply Now' button of
the respective posts in the Notification link for applying for a post. No application fee is
required. Candidates can view and have a print-out of the details in the profile by clicking
the link Registration Card, if required. Candidates are responsible for the correctness of the
personal information and secrecy of password. Before applying for a post, candidates must
ensure correctness of the information in their profile. They must quote the User- ID for
further communication with the Commission. Applications once submitted will be received
as provisional and particulars shall not be deleted or altered after submission.
Applications will be summarily rejected if non compliance with the notification in due
course of processing. Documents to prove Qualification, experience , community, age etc.
have to be produced as and when called for .
11. Last date for receipt of applications : 05/09/ 2012 Wednesday upto 12.00 Midnight
12. Address to which applications are to be sent :
13. (a) Sub Paras v, viii, ix, x, xi, xii and xiii in para 2 and paras 5, 6, and 7 of the
general conditions are not applicable to this post.
(b) The selection to the above concern will be subject to the rules and
regulations made by them from time to time.