Gazette Date: 30/03/2013
 Last Date: 02/05/2013
 Category No: 45/2013
Part I(General Category)
 Applications must be submitted on line through the official website of the commission after
“One Time Registration”. Candidates who have already registered can apply through their profile.
1 Name of concern : Apex Societies of Co-operative Sector in Kerala
2 Name of post : Driver
3 Scale of Pay : ` 8825 - 25075
4 Number of Vacancies : 01 (One)

(i) The above vacancy now in existence is obtained by apportioning the two vacancies reported from the Kerala State Co-operative Bank Limited in the ratio of 1:1 between General Category
(Part I) and Society Category (Part II) with the first turn going to General Category. Vacancies if
any, further reported will be filled by apportioning the same in the ratio of 1:1 between General Category (Part I) and Society Category (Part II) in continuation of the division already made and candidates will be advised accordingly.
(ii) The vacancies reported for this post from each Apex Society and if the qualification
is the same, will be apportioned between General Category (part I) and Society Category (Part II) in
the proportion 1:1 ratio and candidates will be advised for appointment accordingly. The first turn of
vacancy of each Apex Society will be for General Category.
(iii) A common Ranked list will be prepared for the vacancies under General Category
(Part I) for all the Apex Societies together and such vacancies which are earmarked for General Category will be filled up from this common Ranked list. Candidates will be advised against the vacancies reported for the above post having the scale of pay as prescribed by the concerned Apex Society
from this Ranked List strictly in accordance with the order of receipt of vacancies in the office of
commission and in accordance with the rules of reservation and rotation followed by the commission. Candidates will not have the right to choose a particular Apex Society/ Scale of Pay. But separate notification will be issued under Part II for filling up the vacancies earmarked for society category. The rules of reservation as laid down in General Rules 14-17 of KS & SSR 1958 will be followed for appointment from both the lists.
(iv) The ranked list prepared and published by the Commission for the post 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 is published after the expiry of the minimumperiod of one year. Candidates will be advised for appointment against the aforesaid vacancies earmarked for the General Category during the period of currency of the list.
(v) The selection in pursuance of this notification will be made on a statewide basis.
(vi) As per Rule 184 of KCS every person appointed to this post shall from the date on
which he/she joins duty be on probation for a period of two years on duty within a continuous period
of three years.
5. Method of appointment : Direct Recruitment
6. Age : 18- 37, Only candidates born between 02.01.1976 and 01.01.1995
(Both dates included) are eligible to apply for this post . Other Backward
Communities and SC/ST Candidates are eligible for usual relaxation.
(For conditions regarding the age relaxation Please see part 2 of the General Conditions)
For concession allowed in upper age limit subject to the condition that the maximum age limit
shall in no case exceed 50 years. Please see para (2) of the General Conditions under part II of this
Notification. Relaxation of age will be allowed to all provisional employees of the twenty nine Cooperative institutions mentioned in G. O. (P) No. 41/98 dated09.03.1998 (whether they continue in
service or relieved from service) who have been appointed through the Employment Exchange to the
extent of their provisional service provided they possess a minimum service of one year in the provisional appointment. The maximum period of relaxation allowed to such persons will be five years.
Once they get appointment on regular basis, the concession will not be available for further appointment to any other post. The candidates who are entitled to the above concession shall note the details
there of in the respective column of the application and submit certificate (original) obtained from
the Head of Office or Head of Department or Appointing Authority of the Co-operative Institutions
concerned, when the Commission calls for. The certificate should contain all the relevant particulars
such as the post in which the applicant has /had provisional services, the scale of pay, name of the
Co-operative Institution in which he/ she has/ had worked, the date of commencement of provisional
service and the date of termination of the provisional service. It should also be noted in the certificate that the applicant is not holding regular appointment under the Co-operative Institution. The original certificate thus produced will not be returned to the candidate.
7. Qualifications:
1. Pass in Standard VII (New)
Equivalent qualification
2. Must possess a Motor Driving Licence (LDV Licence) of at least three years standing and
Driver's Badge. (The Driving Licence should be current at all stages of selection, viz, on the
date of application, the last date for receipt of applications, practical test and interview).
3. Proficiency in driving Light Duty Vehicle (To be proved at a Practical Test).4. Medical Fitness
(i) Ear : Hearing should be perfect.
(ii) Eye : (Both the Eyes)
Distant Vision - 6/6 snellen
Near Vision - 0.5 snellen
Colour Vision - Normal
Night Blindness - Nil
(iii) Muscles and joints – No Paralysis and all Joints with free movements.
(iv) Nervous System – Perfectly normal and free from any infectious diseases.
Note :- (1) A practical test including H test to assess the proficiency in driving will be conducted by
the Kerala Public Service Commission. Only those who qualify in the ground test will be considered
for Road Test.
(2) Physically handicapped persons are not eligible to apply for the post.
(3) Candidates should produce a Medical Fitness Certificate from a Medical Officer not
below the rank of an Assistant Surgeon and a medical certificate regarding the vision obtained from
an ophthalmologist in Government Service (in the prescribed form) as and when called for by the
Commission. Form of Medical Certificate are given below.
Form of Medical Fitness Certificate
(To be filled up by a Medical Officer not below the rank of an Assistant Surgeon)
1. What is the applicant's apparent age ?
2. Is the applicant to the best of your judgment, subject to epilepsy, vertigo or any mental ailment
likely to affect his efficiency ?
3. Does the applicant suffer from any heart or lungs disorder which might interfere with the
performance of his duties as a driver ?
4. Does the applicant suffer from any degree of deafness, which would prevent his hearing the
ordinary sound signals ? Is his hearing perfect ?
5. Has the applicant any deformity or loss of finger, which would interfere with the efficient
performance of his duties as a driver ?
6. State of Muscles and Joints (No paralysis and all joints with free movements)
7. State of Nervous System (Perfectly normal and free from any infectious diseases)
8. Does he show any evidence of being addicted to the extensive use of alcohol, tobacco or any
intoxicants ?9. Marks of Identification
(1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
He is physically fit for the post of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I certify to the best of my knowledge and belief that the applicant Shri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . is the person herein above described and that the attached photograph has a
reasonably correct likeness.
(The signature of the Medical Officer shall be afixed on the photograph)
Signature :
Name :
Place : Designation &
Date : Official Address :
Form of Medical Certificate from Ophthalmologist Regarding Vision
(To be filled up by an Ophthalmologist in Government Service)
1. Is there any defect of vision ?
If so, has it been corrected by suitable spectacles so that the distant vision is 6/6 snellen and near
vision is o.5 snellen.
2. Can the applicant readily distinguish the pigmentary colours red and green ?
3. Does the applicant suffer from night blindness ?
I have this day medically examined Shri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and found
that he has no defect of vision which would render him unsuitable for the post of Driver and his
standards of vision are as follows :
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of the
candidate Standard of Vision
(Eye sight without glasses)
Right Eye Left Eye
1 Distant Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Snellan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Snellan
2 Near Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Snellan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Snellan
3. Field of Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(specify whether full or not. Entry 'Normal', 'Good' etc. will be inappropriate here)
4. Colour blindness
5. Squint
6. Any morbid conditions of the eyes or lids of either eye.
His standards of vision are fit for the post of Driver.
I certify to the best of my knowledge and belief that the applicant Shri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
is the person herein above described and that the attached photograph has a reasonably correct
(The Signature of the Ophthalmologist shall be affixed on the photograph leaving the face
Signature :
Name :
Place : Designation &
Date : Official Address :
Note :- Details regarding standards of vision should be clearly stated in the certificate, as given
above and vague statements such as vision Normal etc. won't be accepted. Specification for each eye
should be stated separately. Special attention should be directed to the distant vision. Required
standard of vision are as follows.
Right Eye Left Eye
(a) Distant Vision 6/6 Snellan 6/6 Snellan
(b) Near Vision 0.5 Snellan 0.5 Snellan
(c) Each eye must have full field of vision.
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of the
candidate 8. Mode of submitting applications:
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 submitted not in accordance with the conditions of the notification will be summarily
rejected. Documents to prove Qualification, experience, community, age etc. have to be produced
as and when called for .
Note:- Copies of documents to prove qualification, Community etc should be produced as and when
called for.
9. Last date for receipt of application : 02.05.2013 Wednesday up to 12 midnight.
10.Address to which applications are to be sent:
11. Sub Paras v,viii,ix, x, xi, xii, xiii in Para 2 and Para 7 of General Conditions regarding recruitment by KPSC are not applicable to this post.