LD Clerk Exam 2017: Kerala PSC LDC online application form

KPSC’s LD Clerk (LDC) Exam is probably the biggest entrance test for a government job in the State of Kerala, which attracts applications from more than 10 Lakh candidates. Organized once in 2-3 years, the KPSC LD Clerk Exam is popularly Popularly known as the poor man’s IAS. Recently Kerala PSC has announced LD Clerk Recruitment 2017 and started accepting online application for same. Take a view on the following sections to know more about KPSC LDC Exam, and the process to apply online.

LD Clerk Exam: How to submit LDC online application form at Kerala PSC

The Kerala PSC has moved to an online application system from the last few years. As a result, candidates planning to apply for LD Clerk Exam or any other PSC recruitment has to do a one-time registration with the Commission. Let’s talk about the formalities to register online for the LDC Clerk Exam.

apply online for psc Ld clerk exam

  • The online registration for LDC starts on the first week of December and ends on (updated) 15-03-2017. Candidates have to complete and submit their application form before this date.
  • Download the PSC notification for LD Clerk Exam here. Read the eligibility conditions and requirements.
  • An existing user? Go the KPSC Thulasi website and login with your username and password.
  • If you are new to PSC job applications, create a one-time profile at Kerala PSC. [Instructions]
  • When you’re inside KPSC Thulasi, locate and click on the Notifications link on the right-side.
  • Find the 6th link District-Wide-General-Direct in the Active Notifications page and open it.
  • Now move the cursor and find the LD Clerk Notification towards the end of the page.
  • Click on “Check Eligibility” to see whether you’re eligible to apply online for PSC LD Clerk Exam.
  • If it is saying that you’re not eligible, click on the profile link and go to the section for educational qualification. Press the Add button and input the details of your 10th class certificate.
  • Check the eligibility again after furnishing the educational qualification.
  • That loads a page with a Blue “Apply Now button.” as given here. Press on that to start filling the LD Clerk application form.
  • Now you will see your photo and signature that you had uploaded during to the PSC one-time registration process. Input the Name and Date just as given the photo.
  • Tick the four boxes under ” I hear by Declare that” and click next.
  • Finally, on the next page, enter your District and choose the examination center where you would like to take the Kerala PSC LD Clerk Exam in 2017.
    KPSC will accept the application form when you click the submit.
  • That’s it you have enrolled for KPSC LDC Exam. You will get an SMS notification from PSC confirming your registration.
  • Optionally you may download the completed LDC registration form from the application menu in KPSC Thulasi home page.

If you’ve any doubt, watch the following video which explains the KPSC online application process for LD Clerk Exam.

Details of the Kerala LD Clerk (LDC) Recruitment 2017

Be it a Panchayat or Secretariat, a clerk is everywhere in the Kerala government system. They are in the Municipal Department, Corporations, Secretariat, Minister’s office, MVD, agriculture, revenue, sales tax, registration, accounts, fisheries, and all other State agencies. LDCs are the biggest workforce when you take any Govt. department in Kerala State except the home security. We can call the Clerks as the pillars of State machinery who helps it’s offices run smoothly and efficiently.

Kerala Government recently renamed the LD Clerk position as “Clerk” but still everywhere the job is known as “LDC.” KPSC runs the LD Clerk Recruitment in an interval of three years and prepares a list of winners. Usually, a PSC LD Clerk list is valid for three years, but sometimes the government extends the validity of the list. As per the latest figure, more than 5000 people have already got Clerk employment through the current PSC LD Clerk list (2014), and more will get placement from the same list until the results of the LD Clerk Exam 2017 comes into effective in 2018.

LD Clerk Salary and Promotion

Right now, the Clerks in the Kerala Government get payment on the salary scale ranging from 19000 to 43600. When you add the DA and other allowances, the LD Clerks selected the in 2017’s exam will take at least 25000 as the monthly salary when they get the appointment in 2018. The LD Clerks have the best opportunity for promotions, and the type of the progression they get depends on the department where they get selected. Given below are the salary and designations of the most common LD Clerk grades in Kerala.

ld clerk salary promotion

As we have mentioned earlier, the designation Clerk changes with the department where they are employed. For example, if you get selection in the revenue department you will be known as the village assistant. Later, through department tests, a Village Assistant may become Village officer, RDO or even deputy collector. Someone entering as a Clerk in Panchayat at a younger age has the prospect of becoming a Deputy Director; that is the beauty of LD Clerk opportunity.

LD Clerk Eligibility requirements

The eligibility condition is one the reasons for the massive participation in Kerala PSC’s LD Clerk Exam. You may apply for this exam if you hold a pass certificate in your 10th class exam. The government has plans upgrade the education qualification for LDC Exam to +12, and they had released a notification in the past, but the implementation is still pending due to some unknown reasons. Anyway, we believe that that the LD Clerk Exam in 2017 would be the last chance for an applicant qualified at class 10 level. The age limit as per the Kerala PSC LDC notification is 18-36, without considering community-based relaxations.

LD Clerk Exam syllabus
ld clerk exam syllabus

This time, the Kerala PSC didn’t mention much about the LD Clerk Exam in the recruitment notification. As per the sources, the exams will be carried out in the month of June 2017 in multiple sessions. The test will be in the multi-choice format, without negative marking. Although we don’t have any word on the pattern of the exam, most of us believe that long followed the syllabus of the LD Clerk Exam would repeat.

Applicants may take the LD Clerk Exam Malayalam, Tamil or Kannada Language. Those who have applied for recruitment will get a hall ticket for their examinations, which will include the venue and date of the PSC exam. You may download the same by logging into the KPSC Thulasi website.

PSC’s LDC Examination dates:

Update: PSC announces the LDC Exam dates in 2017. The exams will be organized at the district level starting from 17th of June. Check the dates for each District, below.

LDC Exam Dates
How to prepare for PSC LD Clerk Exam.

Someone who has appeared for the bank exams or any large scale recruitment would see the syllabus of the Kerala PSC LD Clerk Exam as easy. But syllabus is not what make this recruitment tight. When more 15 Lakh candidates, even postgraduates, are applying, each mark counts; your speed and memory power is the key to success in LD Clerk Exam.

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A six-month preparation time is much less for the KPSC LDC exam. Attending a PSC coaching class is the best decision an applicant can take if he or she is serious about the recruitment. You may also download the previous year’s question papers from the Internet or get a book from your local store to start with your LD Clerk preparation.

If you have experience of purchasing online, we recommend a question bank, PSC Exam Helper (Malayalam) for preparing the LD Clerk Exam; buy it from Amazon. This text is based on the latest syllabus of the LDC Exam and will definitely help you acquire the essential information.

LD Clerk Exam: Previous year’s model question papers:

Although the syllabus gives a rough idea about the PSC LD Clerk Exam 2017, we definitely have to check some sample question papers to understand the pattern of the questions asked in each category. Try the following quiz to get it; questions took from the 2014’s LD Clerk Exam.

Try answering these questions taken from LD Clerk Exam 2014.

Contact us in the comment section if you’ve any doubt on registering for Kerala PSC LDC Exam or anything related.


  1. sinimol baby says:

    sir, last date to generate Kerala ld clerk admit card…..

  2. akhil says:

    sir may i know the last date for applying ?

  3. Thara Paul says:

    Hello sir….
    May I know the last date for downloading the admission ticket for ldc 2017?
    Is it necessary to generate that before any particular date?

    • IBPS says:

      Examination starts only in June. So we expect the admission ticket in the month of May. Keep checking the PSC home page for updates. You will see a notification if the admission ticket is live for download.

  4. Anooj says:

    How can we generate admit card for attending LDC?

    • IBPS says:

      As soon as you login to your profile, you will see a notification, “admission ticket is available for the following posts.” Then the name of the post under that section. You will see this option only if PSC starts providing the hall ticket.

  5. sarun says:

    When is the last date to generate admit card ???

  6. Suja says:

    Is it necessary to generate admit card for LDC 2016

  7. Sumiya says:

    Sir how can we generate admit card

    • IBPS says:

      When you login, you can see “admission ticket” link on right-hand side of the page. Click on that, and select 2017 to download your hall ticket.

      • Abin says:

        I registered for LDC. But still in the “admission ticket” 2017 tab not seen. In the “Application” the details are there. Please let me know when it will be updated? Or is it updated for others?


      • Risalaka says:

        Sir,I got below message through watsapp is that we have to generate hall ticket . Is it true?..if so..how?

        • IBPS says:

          No. You just login to PSC Thulasi. You will see a notification in the home page if the call letter is availble for download.

  8. Saira George says:

    I am a BE graduate.may i know where i have to apply for next LDC or PDC exam.since i am not registred yet…i wont be able to attend the upcoming exam in june.
    So please let me know how can i apply for next PSC exam and when that will be conducted approximately.

  9. Anu says:

    It is showing re opens for reserved category.tried alot
    I am obc category.showing ineligible.missed the chance

  10. saranya.sijoy says:

    Respected sir,
    . I am a new registration in psc, pls register me in LD clerk pls sir.

  11. jaseez says:

    Sir, i have the qualification of sslc. Bt. It says iam ineligible for ldc exam.. is there any reservetion

  12. Shamneeda says:

    Helloo sir,
    I came to know LD clerk application date is extended in march 15.is it true?plz rply

    • IBPS says:

      It is true that Kerala PSC extended the dates for LD Clerk registration. However, it is applicable for everyone.

  13. fathima hamza says:

    which communities can apply psc upto extended date march 15 2017?

  14. fathima hamza says:

    who could apply for psc upto march 15 2017?reserved community?

  15. suhaila.k+ says:

    I registered my profile ,but i cant apply for LD CLERK exam
    it displaying that you are ineligible
    i passed sslc,i clicked why i am ineligible,then this is opened for reservations/communities
    I am an obc girl

  16. sreekumar g says:

    Dear sir,
    Is it extend the application last date on 15 march 2017

  17. arunima says:

    plzz answer…is this exam for position changing…..exam


    sir, LDC now Apply cheyyan kazhiyumo(general)

  19. jameela says:

    sir,waiting for your reply please..can I apply for LDC exam before 15th march (extended date)..still iam trying ,its showing ineligible.notification.but it is district wise general…

  20. jameela says:

    Dear sir, Thanks for your valuable reply.so I hope I can apply for LDC exam before 15 march,if PSC update the current setting.I am waiting for this golden opportunity to apply for LDC.

  21. Ranjith R Goutham says:

    Sir, I would like to know whether The PSc LD clerk application date is extended to march 15th. Also my date of birth is 26/2/1999, Am I eligible to apply.pls reply

  22. Arundhathi p s says:

    Sir is it possible to change job location

    • IBPS says:

      It is not possible to change the job location through the website at this time. However, you may call Kerala PSC to make change, if possible. Then, if you get the job, you could also change the location through transfer exercise, after a few years.

  23. mumthaz says:

    Now I am 18 .but my date of birth is 08/09/1998.an I apply for the exam. I qualified 12th

    • IBPS says:

      As per the LDC notification it is for candidates born between 01-02-1980 and 01-01-1998. Hence you’re not eligible.

  24. Arundhathi p s says:

    Sir by accident instead of kottayam i applied for kasargod as job location and kottayam as exam center .is it possibile change it to kottayam plz reply

  25. jameela says:

    sir, i came to know that LD clerk application date extended to 15 march 2017.when I tried to apply its showing ineligibility because it is re-opened for reserved community. then why notification showing LD clerk-general.. I am very disappointed. please guide me.

    • IBPS says:

      As far as we know, it is extended to all the candidates. However, no one from the general community is able to apply for the LD Clerk Exam at the current setting. We will call Kerala PSC and update the same on this page.

      • jith says:

        Hi, I have the same issue. Please revert back if the issue is solved.

      • jameela says:

        sir, Thanks for your valuable reply..i hope PSC will update the settings at the earliest,and then it will be possible for me to apply for LDC exam.I don’t want to miss this golden opportunity. .I am looking forward to enable me to apply for LDC exam on this extended date. thanks.

      • Aman says:

        Any update Sir?

      • Sadik says:

        Any update on this , please advise

  26. jeela says:

    dear sir, i came to know that LD clerk application date extended to march 15?? it is only for any reserved community? plz reply…waiting for a chance to apply.

  27. JIJI MATHEW says:

    Hello sir, I registerd in psc. My caste is not correct. How can Iedit my personal details?

  28. MAHENDRA GROUP says:


  29. Diya says:

    Hello sir,
    I have a doubt about the exam center. I have applied for ldc exam for the post in Idukki District and opted examination center in Alappuzha. Is it possible for me to write the exam in Alapuzha(if available) for the post in Idukki?

  30. vineesh says:

    njan psc thudangiyitte ullo. enikku ldc kittumo? athinu enthengilum suggestions tharan undo?

  31. SEENA says:

    Hello, Sir, I am a Muslim women with age of 37. I am eligible for age relaxation as OBC. So do i need to submit any proof for that along with my application right now?

    • IBPS says:

      It is better you add the the details on your relaxation on the profile, under the “general certificates” section.

  32. Krishnapriya says:

    Already registered in Kerala PSC, but forgot username and password, trying to recover by sending messages to the given number no results found and also tried many times in toll free number, but busy… What can I do? Please reply

    • IBPS says:

      Reset the username by sending an SMS “KL USR” (without quotes) to 51969. If you have username, then you may reset the password easily with the ID proof details.

  33. Renu Divakar says:

    Hello sir may I know where is the application form?

    • IBPS says:

      Actually you have signup for Kerala PSC before you could see the application form. Follow the link given above, and create a profile. Then you would be able to log in and apply for LD Clerk Exam.

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