LD Clerk Exam 2024: Kerala PSC LDC online application form

With over 15 lakh applications, KPSC’s LD Clerk (LDC) Exam is arguably the largest recruitment test for a government position in the State of Kerala. Held every two to three years, the Kerala PSC LD Clerk Exam is a starting point of entry for many government cadres (e.g., village assistant under the Revenue department), leading to even gazetted positions (e.g., Deputy Collector) through promotions.

ID Clerk (2024) Exam & application date

PSC completes the LD Clerk application through the PSC Thulasi portal on 03-01-2024. The next opportunity will be in December 2026. Those who have applied may appear for the examination in July, August, and September 2024. The exact date of the LD Clerk exam would be different for each candidate. Giving “confirmation” is the next stage in the LD Clerk recruitment process; monitor PSC account for updates related to exam dates and confirmation.

View the following sections to learn more about the LDC vacancy in detail, along with the preparation tips, salary, benefits, etc.

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Click on the following image (GIF) to see the Kerala PSC LD Clerk application progress.

Apply online for LD Clerk Exam 2024

Applicants in the age group 18-36* may apply online for the LD Clerk Exam by visiting the Kerala PSC starting from November 30, 2023, till January 03-01-2024 midnight. Download and read the official LDC notification 2024 (category number: 503/2023). After that, click the grey “Check Eligibility” button to begin the application process.

Over the past few years, the Kerala PSC has switched to an online application process. Consequently, those wishing to apply for the LD Clerk Exam or any other PSC recruitment must register with the Commission once through Thulasi portal.

  • First, time applicants need to sign-up for a user profile to the KPSC Thulasi website.
  • Next, login to PSC Tulasi profile, using the username and password.
  • In the homage, click on Notifications button, in second row.
  • Find the 4th link District-Wise Direct-General and click on to see the active notifications under this category.
  • Now move the cursor and find the LD Clerk Notification 2024 bearing a catory number [503/2023] towards 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 “My Profile” link on the right side.
  • Then click on “Add/View” Profile details button. Finally, select to open the link “Educational qualifications.” Press the Add button and input the details of your 10th class certificate, which is the basic qualifications for LD Clerk Exam.
  • Check the eligibility again after furnishing the educational qualification.
  • Now you will find a Blue “Apply Now button.” activated on your profile. Press on that to start filling the LD Clerk application form.
  • 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 here by Declare that” and click next.
  • Finally, on the next page, enter your District and choose the examination center where you would like to attend the Kerala PSC LDC Exam in 2024.
    KPSC will accept the application form when you click the submit.
  • That’s it you have enrolled for KPSC LD Clerk recruitment process. 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.
Kerala PSC LD Clerk (LDC)Notification Details
Job CategoryClerk (to various Kerala Government departments including Revenue, Police, Local administration, Education, Judiciary, Agriculture, tax and others)
Category Code503/2023
Recruiting AgencyKerala PSC
Mode of ExamOffline
Official websitehttps://www.keralapsc.gov.in/home-2
Application Pagehttps://thulasi.psc.kerala.gov.in/thulasi/
Educational QualificationClass 10 Pass (degree holders eligible)
Age18-36 yrs (relaxation applicable)
Download NotificationGet KPSC LD Clerk notification (dated 30-11-2023)
Last Date03-01-2024
Date of ExaminationMay/June 2024*
Procedure of SelectionSingle OMR Exam> Short list> verification of certificates> Rank list > Advice.

Simple eligibility requirements are one of the reasons Kerala PSC’s LD Clerk and Last Grade Exams has such a high turnout. Currently, the Clerk positions requires passing Class 10. Raising the educational threshold to a + 12 is in discussion, but it has been met with opposition from applicants.

LD Clerk Eligibility

The minimum eligibility for appearing for the Kerala PSC LD Clerk Exam is a pass in the Class 10 examination. Candidates should fall in the age group of 18-36, however relaxation is applicable under reservation.

The age relaxation applies to the following groups: SC/ST (5 years), OBC (3 years), Ex-Service Men (5 years), windows (5 yrs), and Disabled (10 yrs OH & 15 yrs for others), with a maximum higher age limit of 50 years.

Be it a Panchayat or Secretariat, the clerk cadre is present in nearly 85 government departments in Kerala. Clerks work in the Local government, Corporations, Department of Education, Minister’s office, MVD, Agriculture, Food safety, Industries, Forest, PWD, Treasury, Revenue, Sales tax, Registration, Accounts, Judiciary, Fisheries, Co-Operative sector, and all other State agencies.

Who is an LD Clerk? What is their job profile?

An LD Clerk, often known as an LDC or just a Clerk, is a first-level official in Kerala State who is ranked higher than LGS. They deal with the public on a daily basis and are in the frontline of the state apparatus. They are in charge of receiving and processing public inquiries and complaints, documenting them, and providing assistance.

With the exception of home security, Clerks make up the majority of employees in all Kerala State government departments. The Clerks are the backbone of the State functioning, ensuring its offices run smoothly and effectively.

After the LD Clerk Exam, a district-level rank list is produced. Vacancies at the district level are filled using the PSC’s rotation plan. Candidates cannot request a specific department or headquarters position; everything is handled by the Kerala Public Service Commission. LD Clerks can, however, request transfer to other districts after five years or after being promoted.

Through promotions, LD Clerks may advance through the ranks and, if they join at a young age and are eligible, may even get IAS and elevated to central services. The following is a typical promotion chart of LD Clerk in Kerala PSC. However, the designation Clerk changes with the department.

LD Clerk Promotion

For example, if you get a selection in the revenue department, you will be posted as the village assistant. Later, through promotions, a Village Assistant can become a Village officer. Further, they can progress to a Tahsildar, RDO or even collector. Those who enter the police service can write departmental tests and become an SI. Similarly, LD Clerks can apply for Assistant Motor vehicle inspector, UP/LP Teacher, Legal assistant, and many other posts.

Clerks can get departmental transfers and get a position of their choice and educational qualification, after a definite service period. Opportunities are unlimited, and eligibility requirements for entry are low- that is the beauty of the LD Clerk cadre.

LD Clerks in the Kerala government are currently in the salary scale ranging from 26500-60700 rupees per month. Although clerks are entitled to a 27% DA, the Kerala government only pays 7% as of 2023. Aside from essential and DA pay, clerks are eligible for 4, 6, 8, or 10% HRA pay, depending on their location.

When they are appointed in 2025, LD Clerks who passes the 2024 exam will receive a starting salary of around 31,000 per month. However, approximately 5000-6000 INR would be deducted towards NPS and insurance.  As a result, the in-hand salary of an LD Clerk would be roughly 24500 INR. They can expect an extra pay of around 5000 INR if the government releases the DA benefits per central government trends.

The LD Clerk Exam 2024 is expected to bring in a large number of vacancies. The upcoming rank list in 2025 may fill between 25000 and 40000 positions. This is due to a huge number of employees retiring from Kerala government service in the next three years.

How to find the advice status of LD Clerk Exam?

Nearly 5500 people have already got clerk employment (advice) through the current PSC LD Clerk list (01-08-2022), and more will get Clerk jobs from the same list until the rank list of the LD Clerk Exam 2024 comes into effect in the early months of 2025. To check the advice status of previous LDC recruitment, visit Kerala PSC status website, take the year 2019, scroll to find the category number (207/2019), and then select the district.

KPSC conducts the LD Clerk Recruitment every two to three years and publishes a rank list valid for one year from the publication date. However, the PSC will continue to use the rank list for another year or two or until a new rank list is enforced.

LD Clerk Exam 2024 will be a single exam, and it will be in the multi-choice format, without negative marking. We don’t have any word on the pattern of the exam.

However, we believe that the long-followed the syllabus (given below) of the LD Clerk Exam would repeat.

Applicants may write 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.

Candidates will have at least 5-6 months to prepare for the LD Clerk Exam 2024. They should mainly concentrate on the syllabus while studying. As more than 15 Lakh participants are competing, each mark counts; your speed and memory power is the key to success in LD Clerk Exam.

LD Clerk Exam dates 2024

Kerala PSC gives at least 4-5 months for the applicants to prepare for the LD Clerk Exam. If they follow the previous patterns, the next LD Clerk Exam would in May or June 2024. Stay tuned to your KPSC Thulasi profile for updates on exam dates.

A six-month preparation time is enough for LD Clerk Exam for those would dedicate at least 5-6 hours daily towards preparation. Attending an online PSC coaching class is the best decision an applicant can take if they are serious about the recruitment. You may also download the previous year’s question papers from the Internet or buy a rank file from your local store to start with your LD Clerk preparation.

LD Clerk Exam 2024 Rank File

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The cut-off score decided after the LD Clerk Exam will determine the district-wise probability of candidates making it to the rank list. Since LD Clerk recruitment is district-specific, the cut-off score for the exam will be calculated district-wise, and community-based reservations will be applicable for advice after that. Please note that if the LD Clerk Exam is conducted on different dates, the cut-off score will be adjusted considering the difficulty level of all the question papers.

The above chart provides the district-wise cut-off scores for the LD Clerk Exam in the previous exam (207/2019). These scores will give you a rough idea of how much you want to score in the upcoming LD Clerk exam to secure a job. However, this can change drastically based on the question pattern and other factors. Advice also depends on your reservation or category on the rotation chart; being on the top of the rank list won’t guarantee immediate selection for the LD Clerk position.

FAQs on PSC LDC Exam 2024

What is the qualification for PSC LD Clerk?

The minimum qualification for PSC LD Clerk post is successful pass in class 10 exam or equivalent accepted by Kerala government.

What is the salary of LDC in Kerala government?

The total salary of a newly appointed Clerk in Kerala government is nearly 31000 INR. However, post deduction, the in-hand salary comes around only 24500 INR.

When is the last date to apply for KPSC LD Clerk recruitment?

The last date to submit online application for LD Clerk through PSC Thulasi portal is 03-01-2024.

What is the category code for latest LDC exam?

Category code for latest Clerk recruitment through Kerala PSC is 503/2023.

Did KPSC announce LD Clerk Exam dates?

No, the LD Clerk 2024 exam date will be announced only in January, but it is widely believed that the offline OMR test would happen in May or June, next year.

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  1. Hello sir may I know where is the application form?

  2. 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

    • 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.

  3. 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?

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

  5. 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?


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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

    • 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.

  10. 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

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

  12. Sir is it possible to change job location

    • 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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…

  16. Reply
    SREEDEVI KRISHNA K March 8, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    sir, LDC now Apply cheyyan kazhiyumo(general)

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

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

  19. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  26. 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.

  27. Sir how can we generate admit card

  28. Is it necessary to generate admit card for LDC 2016

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

  30. How can we generate admit card for attending LDC?

    • 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.

  31. 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?

    • 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.

  32. sir may i know the last date for applying ?

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

  34. Sir
    Now can i apply LDC exame .apply for this exame date is expired or not

  35. Sir next LD clerk Exam Date onnu parayuo?

  36. Sir. ..psc again extended LDC2017 application up-to june5th..but I couldnt register. Bcoz it’s showing that reopened only for reserved group. Is there any chance to reopen for obc /general? Exam is very near.. Want to apply for LDC. Plz plz reply.. Any possibility?

  37. Sir psc again extended LDC 2017 application up to june 5th .. but i couldnt register. bcoz it’s showing that reopened only for reserved group, Is there any chance to reopen for obc/general? exam is very near. want to apply for LDC. plz plz reply… Any possibility? plz plz sir help me

  38. Sir I am Plus two pass,CFA kazhinjirikkunnu ,sir enikku psc exam ezhuthanam ennundu sir athinte detailed pls onnu paranju tharumo

    • To write PSC exams, you have to do a one-time registration on Kerala PSC website. After this registration you will get a permanent user ID and password. Then login to your profile and locate the notifications section in Kerala PSC website. Now, go through all notifications, and a one you are eligible to apply. There will be a button to start registration.
      Ella links um engine psc examinu apply cheyanam enna video um ee page il koduthittundu https://www.smartin.app/kerala-psc-registration-kpsc-thulasi-login-notifications/. PSC apeksha xshanikumpol website il kayaril apply cheyam.. call letter oke pinnedu varum.

  39. sir, while i am checking for the admission ticket for LDC in my page, it is shown ‘admitted’ in the status in stead of ‘submitted’ in the ‘applications’ page.Why it’s like that? Is there any mistake?. the admission ticket is not available yet

  40. Its showing admitted against my psc registration,can I know why its showing like that.its already June and I haven’t got the admit card,so kindly reply to this as soon as possible.than you.

  41. Sir, I have applied for PSc LDC exam 2017.But I couldn’t download the admit card for the same.Could you please respond on what I should do further regarding this.

  42. sir I have applied for LDC with exam centre Kollam.even now hallticket is not available instead it is shown that admitted..what to do?

  43. I applied LDC exam scheduled on July 1 2017.but now it is shown that I am not applied..admit card is not found..why..

  44. I applied for LDC exam..but now hallticket is not available. Why

  45. i am need psc LDC EXAM to job government

  46. What was the last date to download the hall ticket for ldc 2017 ernakulam district

  47. Till how much age can we apply for LD clerk

  48. Any update

  49. Sir,
    My sslc name is Sulfeena A M aanu.But After marriage my adhar card ,Passport name is Sulfeena Azeez.In One time registration my certificate name itself.In one time registered I gave this adhar card as my id proof.So can I produce this adhar card as my id proof at the time of exam?Is there any problem regarding the name?
    Plz give reply sir.

  50. Hi
    I would like to know the examination date of LDC wayanad.
    I have applied for LDC 2017 on Jan 5, 2017 but in applications it is not shown. why is it so?

  51. Which is the date of psc examination in kottyam district?

    • Please tell me the date of examination of PSC examination in kottyam district .And I have not received any messages regarding the hall ticket please tell the reason

  52. Sr.
    I am need PSC LDC Exam to job governmet

  53. I can’t login into my psc profile using mobilephone.Always shows access code doesn’t match even though i put it correctly.what can i do.pls give me a reply

  54. I want this LD clerk job

  55. Exam cetres

  56. Sir I’m Ebrahim pp. I had completed PSC one-time registration for about 7 years ago. But now I have forgotten my user name and password what can i do now to apply online for PSC exam.

    • Do you access to the mobile phone number that was given you did PSC profile creation? Else, you need to contact a local PSC office for re-setting you password.

  57. Which is the date of psc examination in KOZHIKODE district

  58. Reply
    Reshma Elizabath Babu March 1, 2020 at 11:28 am

    When the exam conducting in the year of 2020 and when the application is starting

  59. Which is date of PSC examination

  60. I have opted Malappuram as the district for appointment, I want to change this to eranakulam , is there any possibility.. pls reply

  61. Sir ഞാൻ അനുജ ഇനിയും എന്നാണ് PSE application വരുന്നത്

  62. Exm dat ennane

  63. Which is date of PSC examination

  64. Sir I want spply for ldc exaam for this year but no exaam date is issued how can I apply for it sir
    2020 LCD xaam date is not published

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