Agricultural Assistant Gr.II (SR-ST only) in Agriculture

Gazette Date: 15/11/2012
Last Date: 19/12/2012
Category No: 557/2012
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
1. Department : Agriculture
2. Name of Post : Agricultural Assistant Gr. II
(Special Recruitment from ST only)
3. Scale of pay : Rs. 10480-18300
4. No. of vacancies : 1 (One)

Note : The 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 ST only during the pendency of the list.
5. Method of appointment : Direct Recruitment
(Special Recruitment from among Scheduled Tribes only)
Note :- Applications received from candidates other than Scheduled Tribe will be rejected. Individual
communications regarding the rejection of their applications for the above reason will not be issued.
6. Age Limit :- 18 – 41 Only candidates born between 02.01.1971 and 01.01.1994
(including both the dates) are eligible to apply for this post. (No other age
relaxation will be allowed).
In the absence of qualified candidates within the age limit, the upper age limit shall
be relaxed up to 50 years. But in no case the maximum age limit shall exceed 50(fifty) years.
7. Qualifications
A (i) Diploma in Agricultural Science awarded by the Kerala Agricultural University or
its equivalent.
In the absence of qualified hands under item (i) above.
(ii) Vocational Higher Secondary Certificate in Agriculture.
In the absence of qualified hands under items (i) and (ii)
(iii) (1) Pass in SSLC or its equivalent with Agriculture as optional subject.
(2) Pass in SSLC or its equivalent and a recognized training in Agriculture.
(3) Post Basic School Leaving certificate with Agriculture as an optional
B. Good physique.
The following are the certificates accepted as recognized training in Agriculture :-
(i) Successful completion of two years certificate course in Agriculture Science
conducted by Gandhigram Rural Institute, Madurai or by other similar Rural
Institutes recognized by the Government of India.
(ii) Certificate in Agricultural Science awarded by the National Council of Rural Higher
Education, Government of India.
(iii)Certificate in KGTE or MGTE in Agriculture.
(iv)One year training in Agriculture at an Agricultural School or Basic Agricultural
Note:- 1) Persons who have completed the 2 years certificate course in Agriculture of
the Rural Institute, Thavanur, will be given preference over KGTE/MGTE
hands. The preference mentioned above will be within the meaning of (G.O.(MS)
50/70/ PD, dated 12.2.1970)
2) The persons in possession of a Diploma in Agriculture Science awarded by the
Kerala Agricultural University will have to pass the written examination conducted
by the Public Service Commission. They will be exempted from the Endurance
Test, prescribed in G.O.(MS) No. 312/75/ Agri., dated 16.10.1975. The persons
who possess the qualification viz VHSE in Agriculture will also be exempted from
Endurance Test (Vide G.O.(MS) No. 66/05/ Agri., dated 12.4.2005)
3) The candidates will be subjected to Endurance Test, written/ objective test if
Endurance Test :
(1) 1600 metres race – Maximum duration 10 minutes
(2) Digging a plot of 0.4 ares, Maximum duration 1 hour.
Note :- Endurance Test is not applicable for those candidates who possess the
qualification under the Head of qualification in 'A' 1 and 2.
(v) Pre-Service Training-
All the Direct Recruits except those who possess any of the certifaicates accepted as
recognized training in Agriculture will have to undergo a course of training for six months in any of
the two centers at Ollukkara and Thaliparamba. Intensive training will be given in theory as well as
practical. At the end of the training period final test consisting of theory, practical and oral will be
conducted by the Deputy Director of Agriculture of the District concerned. Those who fail in the first
chance will be given two more chances to sit for the test during the period of probation, failing which
their probation will be terminated and service dispensed with. The test will be conducted half yearly
during the period of probation. After the successful completion of training, the candidates will be
appointed as Agricultural assistants on Rs.10480-18300.
(vi) All the direct recruits except those who have got exemption from the training will have to execute
a bond agreeing to serve the Government for a period of two years, failing which he/she should pay
back to Government all the money paid to him/her and all the expenses incurred by Government for
his/her training together with liquidated damages of Rs.300. The specimen form of the bond to be
executed can be had from the Agricultural Department . A sum of Rs. 50 per mensem (vide G.O.(Ms)
No. 407/70/Agri, dated 23.11.1970) will be paid as stipend during the period of training.
(vii) The rank and seniority of candidates selected for the post of Agricultural Assistant will be
decided according to their ranks assigned in the advice list of the Public Service Commission,
irrespective of whether they need or need not undergo the pre-service training. But in the case of those
who fail to secure a pass after completion of the training in the first chance, their Rank and Seniority
will be revised on the basis of the chances and mark they obtain in the subsequent chances.
Candidates appointed by direct recruitment will be on probation for a period of two years on duty
within a continuous period of three years.
8. 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 shall 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 submitted not
in accordance with the conditions of the notification will be summarily rejected. Documents to prove
Qualification, community, age etc. have to be produced as and when called for.
9. Last date for receipt of applications : 19.12.2012 Wednesday up to 12.00 midnight.
10. Online Address to which applications are to be sent :
11. Paragraphs two, three and twenty five of the General Conditions are not applicable to this
12. Appointments 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.(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
Tribes in accordance with the procedures made for this purpose from time to time and subject to the
rules under section 3 ©, 17 (a) and 17 (b) of Part II of Kerala State and Subordinate Service
Rules, 1958.
13. If a written Test/OMR Test is conducted as part of the selection admission Ticket of
eligible candidates will be made available on the website of Kerala Public Service Commission .
Candidates are instructed to download their admission Ticket as per the instructions on the Website.
(For details regarding photo, ID card etc. refer to the General Conditions given)