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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    KPSC Assistant Surgeon
  • Mode of Conduction
  • Exam Duration
    1 hour 15 minutes
  • Exam Frequency
    Once in a year
  • Official Website
  • Total Marks
  • Total No. of Questions
  • Exam Dates
    October 2022
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    First week of August 2022
  • Admit Card Release Date
    Fourth week of September 2022
  • Display of Answer Key
    To be announced
  • Declaration of Result
    To be announced
Eligibilty Criteria

The eligibility criteria have two components:

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Educational Qualifications

The following are the educational requirements for Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon:

  • A bachelor's degree in modern medicine (MBBS) or an equivalent certification is required.
  • Travancore Cochin Medical Council registration is valid.

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Age Limit

The lowest age to apply for the KPSC Assistant Surgeon Recruitment exam is 18 years, while the maximum age is 42 years, according to the previous year's Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon notice. The upper age limit varies depending on the category. There are some relaxations in age as well:

  • General: No relaxation, Upper Age limit is 42 years.
  • OBCs: 3 years. Upper age limit is 45 years
  • SC/STs: 5 years. Upper Age limit is 47 years.
Exam Pattern
  • The question paper for the Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon exam would be 100 marks with 100 questions, according to the Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon exam pattern. Each question will be worth one mark, and the exam will last 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  • Candidates who pass the written exam will be invited to the next round of personal interviews.

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Syllabus 2022

To be considered for the position of Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon, aspirants must pass a written test. On the official website, you can readily discover the written exam curriculum as well as the Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon exam pattern.

From the Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon exam syllabus, here are the module names and detailed syllabus for each of them. The written paper of Kerala PCS Assistant Surgeon consists of questions from the below topics:

  1. Biochemistry
  2. Community Medicine
  3. Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
  4. Anaesthesiology
  5. Paediatric
  6. Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  7. Ophthalmology
  8. Radiology
  9. Orthopedic
  10. Human Anatomy
  11. Radiotherapy
  12. Dermatology
  13. Psychiatry
  14. Surgery and Its Allied Specialities
  15. Family Welfare
  16. Microbiology
  17. Medicine and its Allied Speciality
  18. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  19. Human Physiology and Biophysics
  20. Pathology
  21. Pharmacology
  22. Otorhinolaryngology

The syllabus is as follows:

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Syllabus: Biochemistry

  • Proteins
  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Metabolism of Lipids
  • Metabolism of Amino acids
  • Hemoglobin
  • Vitamins
  • Mineral Metabolism
  • Maintenance of Homeostasis
  • Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry of Cancer
  • Clinical Chemistry

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Syllabus: Human Anatomy

  • General Anatomy
  • General Embryology
  • Upper & Lower Limb
  • Thorax
  • Head and Neck
  • Brain and Spinal Cord
  • Abdomen, Pelvis and Perineum
  • Genetics

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Syllabus: Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

  • Introduction to the subject, historical aspects of forensic medicine
  • Definition of forensic medicine, forensic pathology, and medical jurisprudence
  • Death sex
  • Medico-legal autopsy and exhumation
  • Mechanical injuries
  • Biological fluids
  • Forensic toxicology, etc.

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Syllabus: Physiology Including Bio-Physics

  • Hematology
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Renal System
  • Skin and Temperature regulation
  • Physiology of Reproduction, etc.

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Syllabus: Microbiology

  • General microbiology
  • Systematic bacteriology
  • Immunology
  • Virology
  • Parasitology
  • Mycology

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Syllabus: Pharmacology

  • General pharmacology and basic concepts of clinical pharmacology
  • GIT
  • Drugs acting on the Endocrine system
  • Chemotherapy
  • Toxicology, etc.

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Syllabus: Community Medicine

  • Concept of health and disease
  • Social and behavioral sciences
  • Environment and Health

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Syllabus: Ophthalmology

  • Acute conjunctivitis
  • Trachoma
  • Dry eye
  • Photocoagulation
  • Retinal vascular diseases
  • Pharmacology, etc.

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Syllabus: Otorhinolaryngology

  • Introduction to diseases of the ear
  • Deafness
  • Disease of the inner ear
  • Tonsils
  • Hoarseness – diagnosis, and management
  • Malignant lesions of the larynx and laryngopharynx
  • Hoarseness – diagnosis and management, etc.

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Syllabus: Medicine & Its Allied Specialities

  • Nutrition and nutritional disorders
  • Fluid and electrolyte balance
  • Disturbance of body temperature
  • Immunology
  • GI system
  • Hematology
  • Geriatrics
  • Rheumatology
  • Clinical pharmacy and therapeutics
  • The central nervous system, etc.

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Syllabus: Pathology

  • Cell injury
  • Infectious diseases
  • Circulatory disturbances
  • Growth disturbances
  • Neuropathology
  • Dermato-pathology, etc.

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Syllabus: Psychiatry

  • Classification of psychiatric disorders
  • Aetiological factors in psychiatric disorders
  • Clinical interview and mental state examination
  • Organic brain syndrome
  • Substance abuse
  • Bipolar disorder, etc.

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Syllabus: Radiology

  • Production of X-rays
  • Biological changes
  • Skeletal radiology chest and Mediastinum
  • Gastrointestinal system
  • Neuroimaging modalities, etc.

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Syllabus: Dermatology

  • Infections of skin
  • Eczematous dermatitis
  • Bullous skin lesion collagen disorder
  • Pigmentary disturbances
  • Gastrogenic disorders etc.

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Syllabus: Surgery & Its Allied Specialities

  • Principles of surgery, genetics, history of surgery, surgical ethics
  • Trauma
  • Different types of wounds and their management
  • Principles of imaging techniques, etc.

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Syllabus: Orthopedics

  • Traumatology
  • Definition of a fracture
  • Ankle injuries- Pott's fracture
  • Hand injuries
  • Cold orthopedics
  • CTEV and flat foot
  • CDH
  • Extensor mechanism injuries of the knee
  • Fracture of tarsal bones, etc.

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Syllabus: Anaesthesiology

  • Introduction – the scope of Anaesthesiology
  • Pre-anesthetic check-up premedication
  • General anesthesia – Basal anesthesia triads of anesthesia
  • Methods of pain relief
  • Inhalational agents Intravenous anaesthetic agents, etc.

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