Kerala PSC Medical officer Syllabus



The applicant has to go through a written examination to be enrolled for the post of Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon. You can simply find the syllabus for the written examination along with the Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon exam pattern on the official site. following are the module names and the detailed syllabus for each of them from the Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon exam syllabus: 

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

Anatomy Syllabus 2021

  1. General Anatomy
  2. General Embryology
  3. Upper Limb
  4. Lower Limb
  5. Thorax
  6. Head and Neck
  7. Brain and Spinal Cord
  8. Abdomen, Pelvis, and Perineum
  9. Genetics

Microbiology Syllabus 2021

  1. General microbiology
  2. Systematic bacteriology
  3. Virology
  4. Immunology
  5. Parasitology
  6. Mycology

 Biochemistry Syllabus 2021

  1. Proteins
  2. Carbohydrates
  3. Lipids
  4. Metabolism of Lipids
  5. Metabolism of Amino acids
  6. Hemoglobin
  7. Vitamins
  8. Mineral Metabolism, etc.

 Pharmacology Syllabus 2021

  1. General pharmacology and basic concepts of clinical pharmacology
  2. Autonomic nervous system
  3. Autacoids and related drugs
  4. Central nervous system
  5. Cardiovascular system
  6. Drugs affecting blood and blood formation

 Human Psychology and Biophysics Syllabus 2021

  1. Hematology
  2. Cardiovascular System
  3. Respiratory System
  4. Gastrointestinal System
  5. Renal System
  6. Skin and Temperature regulation, etc

 Forensic Medicine and Toxicology Syllabus 2021

  1. Definition of forensic medicine, forensic pathology, and medical jurisprudence
  2. Introduction to the subject, historical aspects of forensic medicine
  3. Inquest procedures
  4. Courts in India and their powers
  5. Supreme Court, High Court, Sessions Court, Assistant Sessions Court, and Magistrate Courts
  6. Court procedures, Summons, warrant, Conduct money, Oath/affirmation
  7. Types of witnesses, recording of evidence, the conduct of doctor in the witness box, perjury, hostile witness
  8. Medical certificates and medico-legal reports

Community Medicine Syllabus 2021

  1. Concept of health and disease
  2. Social and behavioral sciences
  3. Environment and Health

Pathology Syllabus 2021

  1. Cardiovascular pathology
  2. Respiratory pathology
  3. Renal and urinary tract pathology
  4. Pathology of the gastrointestinal tract
  5. Liver and Biliary tract pathology
  6. Lymphoreticular system.
  7. Reproductive system.
  8. Osteopathology
  9. Endocrine Pathology
  10. Neuropathology
  11. Dermato-pathology

Ophthalmology Syllabus 2021

  1. Acute conjunctivitis, Trachoma, Allergic conjunctivitis
  2. Pinguecula, pterygium, Xerosis/ bigot spots, Dry eye
  3. Siderosis bulbi, Chalcosis, medico legal aspects.
  4. Definition and types of blindness.
  5. Causes of blindness

Radiology Syllabus 2021

  1. Production of X-rays
  2. Biological changes
  3. Skeletal radiology chest and Mediastinum
  4. Gastrointestinal system
  5. Hepatobiliary system
  6. Genitourinary system
  7. Neuroimaging modalities
  8. Emergency radiology

Medicine and its Allied Specialties Syllabus 2021

  1. Nutrition and nutritional disorders
  2. Fluid and electrolyte balance
  3. Disturbance of body temperature
  4. Immunology
  5. Genetics
  6. Environmental and occupational problems
  7. Respiratory system
  8. Hematology
  9. Renal medicine
  10. Central nervous system
  11. Geriatrics
  12. Critical care
  13. Rheumatology
  14. Endocrine disease
  15. Pain and principles of palliative care
  16. Clinical pharmacy and therapeutics

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Exam Pattern 2021

The interpretation  of the Kerala PSC Asst. Surgeon Exam Pattern will help candidates to get the idea of the exam paper so that they can get a direction for the preparation of the written exam. The exam pattern lets applicants know the number of questions from each section and the total number of questions to solve in the specified time. The correct understanding of the Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon syllabus and exam pattern is very necessary for the candidates as it gives a direction to your exam preparation. The candidate  has to clear the written exam to get shortlisted for the interview. The exam pattern will help the students to allot time to solve each section properly. Below is the Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon Exam Pattern:

TopicNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Duration
Biochemistry1001001 hr 15 minutes
Community Medicine
Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Human Anatomy
Medicine and its Allied Speciality
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Human Physiology and Biophysics
Family Welfare
Surgery and its Allied Specialities
Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon books to be referred

Applicants  should prepare for Kerala PSC Assistant Surgeon recruitment examination through below mentioned books that are directed as per the Kerala PSC Asst. syllabus and exam pattern.

Medical Sciences Assistant SurgeonOverallSakhti’s—-
Surface And Radiological Anatomy With A Clinical PerspectiveHuman AnatomyJaypeeAppaji Ashwini C
Fundamentals of BiochemistryBiochemistryS. ChandJ.L. Jain
Principles of Forensic Medicine & ToxicologyForensic Medicine & ToxicologyJaypeeRajesh Bardale
Medical Microbiology & ImmunologyMicrobiologyMcGraw HillElizabeth Joyce

Kerala PSC Medical officer FAQs

How many vacancies are released for Kerala PSC medical officers post?

vacancies will be released along with the official notification.

What is the procedure for selection?

The first stage is a written examination followed by a personal interview and document verification.