Kerala public service commission overseer/Draftsman 2022 – Age, Education, Syllabus, Result



Kerala Public Service Commission is going to release its notification of Overseer/Draftsman soon. The detailed information about the KPSC Overseer/Draftsman notification is given in detail for candidates in this article. The eligible candidates are required to go through the KPSC notification and apply for the post. The notification for 2022 is going to be released soon.

  • A total of 26 vacancies were released in the last cycle.
  • The candidates selected for the post will be on probation for a period of two years within a continuous period of three years. 
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Name of OrganizationKerala public service commission
Post Name Overseer/Draftsman grade I
Payscale₹ 26500 – 56700/-
Number of vacancies 26 (as on 2020)
Notification Release DateTo be announced
Notification End DateTo be announced
Mode of appointmentDirect
Mode of examOnline
Submission of application modeOnline
Number of phase 1 Written
2 Interview 
EligibilityDiploma in civil engineering

KPSC Overseer/Draftsman important points

  • The above vacancies are existing in nature. The candidate selected in this Kerala PSC notification 2022 shall remain in force for a minimum of one year to a maximum of three years. or Till the new list is not published.       
  • The candidates will be advised from the said list against the vacancies noted above.
  • The selected candidates’ appointments will be on probation for two years.
  • If the commission found the appointment of any candidate is done through an improper channel or by mistake. Then the commission holds the power to cancel the allotment of said candidate. The termination will be made by the recruitment authority within 240 days of candidates joining or within the period of probation.
  • 3% of vacancies are reserved for Differently abled candidates with locomotor disabilities.

KPSC Overseer/Draftsman Vacancy-

The vacancy for the exam released for 2020 was 26. The vacancy for above the post is based on the requirement of the concerned department which can be increased in the future.

KPSC Overseer/Draftsman Apply Online:

There are the following steps for submitting the application form-

  1. The candidates need to register them in ONE TIME REGISTRATION on the official website of the commission.
  2. The candidates who have already registered themselves on the website. They need to log in to their account and apply for the said vacancy.
  3. The candidates who are doing registration for the first time need to upload their latest photo and details such as name, address and all personal details.
  4. After creating an account on the website, candidates need to log in to their account to apply for the said post.
  5. After final applying. The candidates are required to take the printout of the soft copy of the final submission along with all the documents uploaded to the keep with them for future use.

KPSC Overseer/Draftsman Application Fee-  

There will be no application for any candidates as per the notification.

 KPSC Overseer/Draftsman Selection Process –    Direct Recruitment 

In this all the candidates are eligible, irrespective of their caste, gender and status.

The commission/ department conducts the tests, exams and interviews

Details mentioned in the official post mentioned about the direct recruitment

As per the recruitment process there will be two stages


This stage will have the written/OMR/online test which will be conducted in Initial phase where the candidates have to pass in this stage to qualify for the stage II


The qualified candidates in the stage I will be called for the personal interview

KPSC Overseer/Draftsman Eligibility-

  1. Age Limit – 
  • The minimum age limit is 18 years and the maximum age limit is    36 Years.
  • SC and OBC candidates are eligible for the age relaxation as prescribed by the Kerala government.
  • The upper age limit is 

  For three years in the OBC category

  For five years in the SC category

  • The regular employee working in the above concern will be given age relaxation. if they possess prescribed qualifications but the upper age should not exceed 50 years. 
  1. Qualification
  1. The candidate should have passed the (SSLC) Matriculation or its equivalent.
  2. Must possess any of the following qualifications
  •  The candidates should pass in the section A & B membership exam of the Institute of  Engineers (India) in Engineering (Civil)
  • Diploma in Engineering (Civil) issued by the government of Kerala. It should be of 3-year course
  • Diploma in Engineering(Civil) should be of three 3-year courses issued by Kerala Government or
    Diploma recognised by the government as its equivalent.

KPSC Overseer/Draftsman Syllabus

KPSC Overseer/Draftsman syllabus is briefly focused on the Civil Engineering Subject which the candidates have studied during Diploma. It focuses on every aspect of their syllabus which they studied during their Diploma/Civil Engineering.

The pdf can be downloaded from the official website of commission

Basic Engineering Drawing

  • Modern and advanced surveying instruments
  • Surveying: Conventional surveying
  • Plane geometrical construction
  • Introduction and terms used in chain
  • Compass
  • plane table and leveling survey
  • Drawing instruments, equipment and materials
  • Lettering, dimensioning and scale
  • Theodolite survey
  • Conic section and projection
  • Principle of leveling
  •  Type of leveling
  • Reduction of levels Contouring,

Building materials and construction

  • Plane cement Concrete
  • Mason work
  • Roofing work
  • Flooring Building and services
  • Temporary structural treatment for building
  • Stone, Bricks, Cement and Filler materials

Building drawing and Estimation

  • Rate analysis and valuation
  • Building rules and By-laws
  • Estimation
  •  Rules 
  •  methods of measurements of work

Civil Engineering related subjects 

  • Engineering mechanics 
  • Project-Based Learning 
  • Physical Education 
  • Building Technology and Architectural Planning
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Physics 
  • Engineering Chemistry 
  • Systems in Mechanical Engineering 
  • Basic Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  • Programming and Problem Solving 
  • Workshop 
  • Town Planning
  • Rock Mechanics 
  • TQM and MIS
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineer 
  • Hydraulic Structure 
  • Concrete Technology 
  • Structural Analysis 
  • Project Management 
  • Hydrology and Water Resource Engineering 
  • Construction Techniques 
  • Advanced Surveying 
  • Project Management 
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Structural Design of Bridges 

KPSC Overseer/Draftsman Exam pattern

As per previous Kerala public service commission Overseer/Draftsman Exams. The following pattern is being collected from the different exams conducted by the commission on KPSC Overseer/Draftsman.

As per the data the successful candidate has the following exam pattern to succeed in

the KPSC Overseer/Draftsman exam

  • The KPSC Overseer/Draftsman Exam 2021 was comprised of the two stages
  1. Written Exam
  2. Personal Interview
  • stage 1 would be objective wise. It will be MCQ based exam paper
  1. Total time duration will be 1Hours 15 Minutes
  2. It will be of Maximum 100 marks question
  • Stage 2 would be a personal interview where the candidates have to appear with their documents. The interview will be taken by the board members.

KPSC Overseer/Draftsman Exam Admit Card

As per the KPSC notification 2022, the Exam Hall tickets will be available by the candidates prior to 15 Days for their Exams. The candidates will be notified by providing email to their registered mail, and the SMS will be also provided to their registered mobile number

The candidates can download their hall tickets by login into their ID in the official website

KPSC Overseer/Draftsman Salary

The salary of the Overseer/Draftsman will be as per the Seventh Pay Commission. The Candidates who got selected for the Overseer/Draftsman post will get their salary that will range from 26,500 to 56,700.

KPSC Overseer/Draftsman Allowances 

Here are some information regarding allowances that the employee under this post of KPSC Overseer/Draftsman will be entitled-

  • Travel allowance
  • Dearness Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Medical Allowance

KPSC Overseer/Draftsman Roles and Responsibility

The roles and responsibility of an Overseer is career-oriented where he will supervise or he will be foreperson, he will provide instruction and guidance to junior employees.

Overseers overall responsibility is to supervise the work of construction and all the work related to construction such as handling the workers.

KPSC Overseer/Draftsman Exam Preparation Tips

The candidates of the overseer exam can follow the below-mentioned tips to crack the exam on the first attempt. 

  • Make a study plan, allot separate timings to each section properly in order to cover the entire syllabus for the written test. 
  • Attempt regular mock tests. It helps to analyze your preparation better and you get to cope up with the time management skills too. 
  • Read newspapers, journals, and magazines on a daily note. It helps to stay updated on the latest happenings around.
  • Go through previous year questions papers thoroughly. Deduce the topics of major importance and prepare accordingly. 

KPSC Overseer/Draftsman Cutoff

The cutoff marks will be decided based on the question paper provided and the marks scheme. It will be available in due course of time

KPSC Overseer/Draftsman Result 

The result can be downloaded from the official website of the commission. 

Here are the steps to do so to get results

Step 1: Visit the official website of the commission

Step 2: The Home page will appear the check in recruitment tab

Step 3: In the next step, ‘Find KPSC Recruitment Result 2021’. A new page will open. 

Step 4:When the page will open provide your details such as e-mail and personal number

Step 5: Once your details are validated, you will get your result on the screen.  Take a printout for further use.

KPSC Overseer/Draftsman Frequently asked questions

What is the mode of the Kerala PSC Overseer Draftsman exam?

It will be online mode.

What will be the exam duration of the KPSC overseer Draftsman exam?

It will be for 1 hour 15 minutes

What is the mode of the Kerala PSC Overseer Draftsman exam question paper?

It will be objective type question

When can hall tickets be downloaded?

It can be downloaded 15 days before the exam.

Number of vacancies available for KPSC Overseer/Draftsman?

Total number of vacancies available is 26