Fireman (Trainee) Kerala PSC Notification - Category No.- 139/2019

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Category No. :139/2019

Last date: 20.11.2019 Wednesday up to 12 Midnight.

Department : Fire and Rescue Services

Name of post : Fireman (Trainee)

Scale of Pay : Rs. 20,000 – 45,800

Note:- Differently Abled and female candidates are not eligible to apply for this post.

Age Limit : 18-26.

Only candidates born between 02.01.1993 and 01.01.2001 (both dates included) are eligible to apply for this post.

Other Backward Communities, Scheduled caste converts and SC/ST candidates are eligible for usual age relaxation as provided under sub rule (c) of the Rule 10 of the general rules. Other conditions regarding the age relaxation are not applicable to this post.


1. Educational Qualifications:

Pass in Plus Two or its equivalent.

Note: ( KS & SSR Rule 10(a)(ii) Part II applicable) Diploma in Computer Application is Preferential.

2. Physical Qualifications

The Candidates must be physically fit and should possess the following minimum physical standards as prescribed below.

For General Candidates
Height: 165 cms
Weight: 50 Kgs
Chest: 81 cms
Chest Expansion: 5 cms

For SC/ST Candidates
Height: 160 cms
Weight: 48 Kgs
Chest: 76 cms
Chest Expansion: 5 cms

Note: Physical Measurement of the candidates will be taken prior to the test and those who do not satisfy the prescribed Physical standards will not be allowed to participate in the Physical Efficiency test under any circumstances.

3. Must have proficiency in swimming

Note:- The proficiency in swimming will be tested by a practical test conducted by the commission. The following are the criteria for the swimming test.
  • 50m swimming trial to be completed within two minutes.
  • Two minute floating ability at the deeper sides of the swimming pool. Candidate must qualify both the events to be considered as qualified in the swimming test.

4. Visual Standards

Must possess the Visual Standards specified below without glasses.

Right Eye & Left Eye
Distant vision: 6/6 Snellen
Near vision 0.5 Snellen
Field of Vision Full

Note 1:
a) Each eye must have full field of vision.
b) Colour Blindness, Squint or any morbid conditions of the eyes or lids of either eye shall be a disqualification for appointment.

Note 2 : Must be certified to possess the visual standards specified above without glasses. Candidates should produce a Medical Certificate issued by a Medical Officer not below the rank of a Civil Surgeon as to the candidates physique, fitness and capacity for rough outdoor work and also of the visual standards when the commission intimates.

5. Physical Efficiency Test

A Physical Efficiency test will be conducted by the commission to assess the physical efficiency of the candidates. Candidates must qualify in at least 5 out of 8 items in the physical efficiency test showing the minimum standards of efficiency as noted below.
  1. 100 Meters Run: 14 Seconds
  2. High Jump: 132.2 cm
  3. Long Jump: 457.2 cm
  4. Putting the Shot: (7264 grams) 609.6 cm
  5. Throwing the cricket ball: 6096 cm
  6. Rope Climbing(only with hands): 365.80 cm
  7. Pull Ups or chinning: 8 times
  8. 1500 Meter Run: 5 minutes 44 Seconds

8. Preferential:-

Other conditions being equal, the Home Guard Volunteers who have completed a tenure of three years in that organizations and who have satisfactorily undergone training in Fire Fighting during the period of tenure shall be treated as having preferential qualification for direct recruitment to this post.

9. Probation

Every Person appointed to the post shall from the date on which he joins duty after he completes the training and examination will be on probation for a period of two years on duty within a continous period of three years.

10. Training

  1. Training for a period of 6 months in the State Fire Service Training School or in any other institution as may be fixed, and pass the examination in the subject prescribed for the course.
  2. After the above training Six months practical training at a Fire station and a pass in the examination in the subjects prescribed for the course.
  1. A Written and practical test will be conducted during the last fortnight of the period of training at the close of training. Those who fail to qualify in either one or both tests shall have their training extended for a further period of one month, at the end of which they shall be tested again in the subjects in which they failed. The Director of Fire & Rescue Services shall allow a third chance to pass the course to all fireman recruits who fail at the re-test.
  2. Seniority among Recruits, who have qualified in the test conducted by Fire and Rescue Services Academy shall be determined on the basis of effective advice of KPSC and they shall be appointed to service on the basis of seniority list, only after completion of successful training.

11. Bond

 A Person appointed by direct recruitment to the post of Fireman shall execute a bond ,
binding himself to service in the department for a period of 7 years and to pay to Government an
amount as prescribed by government, in case of failure to serve in the department for the said post.

Number of Vacancies : Not Estimated.

Note- i:-The ranked list of candidates finalized by the commission in pursuance of this notification shall cease to be in force after one year from the date of finalization of the ranked list (as per notification A V(2)2376/14/GW dated 04.04.2016. Extra ordinary Gazette dated 15.04.2016). Candidates will be advised from the said list against the existing vacancies and that may be reported to the commission in writing during the period of currency of the list.

Note- ii:- In the case of difference in original caste/community claimed in the applications and that entered in SSLC book, the candidate shall produce a gazette notification in this regard along with Non-creamy layer certificate/caste certificate issued by competent revenue authority, at the time of verification.

Note: Details regarding standards of vision should be clearly stated in the Certificate, as given above.
Vague statements such as vision normal/Average etc. will not be accepted. Specification for each eye
should be stated separately. If the specifications are not as indicated above, the certificate will not be

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