Kerala PSC LP School Assistant Syllabus, PSC LPSA Full Syllabus, Kerala PSC LPSA Full Syllabus, LPSA Full Syllabus.

  • General Knowledge 50 Questions
  • Child Development and Pedagogy 25 - 30 Questions
  • English 5 - 10 Questions
  • Maths 10 - 15 Questions 
  • Malayalam :  5 - 10 Questions


Child Development and Pedagogy

Child Development and Learning

1. Methods of studying child behaviour - observation, case study, Interview, Psychological tests etc.

2. Concept of development

3. Principles of growth and development

4. Influence of heredity and environment on human development

5. Concept of learning

6. Basic theories of learning : Conditioning (Pavlov, Skinner); Insight learning (Gestalt); cognitive learning (Piaget, Bruner and Vygotsky)

7. Relation between development and learning : learner readiness of maturation

8. Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky : Constructs and critical perspectives.

9. Concept of child - centered and progressive education - Activity based method of Teaching and Learning, Problem Based Learning

10. Critical perspectives of construct of intelligence (Theories of Spearman, Guilford, Thurstone and Gardner).

11. Language and Thought (Basic perspectives of Piaget, Chomsky and Vygotsky).

12. Gender as a social construct: Gender roles, gender bias and educational practice

13. Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.,

14. Distinction between - Assessment for learning and Assessment of learning - school based Assessment (Internal assessment)

15. Continuous and comprehensive evaluation: Perspectives and practice

16. Assessing learner achievement - grading

17. Personality development - concept of personality and basic approaches to personality (Psychoanalytic and Trait) - Adjustment mechanisms

Concepts of inclusive education and understanding children with special needs

1. Concept of exceptional children

2. Concept of children with special needs (CWSN)

3. Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived

4. Concept of learning disability (LD) - Addressing the needs of children with learning disabilities

5. Addressing the Talented, creative, specially abled children

Learning and pedagogy

1. How children think and learn: how and why children fail to achieve success in school performance • Different factors influencing learning and achievement

2. Basic process of teaching and learning: Children’s strategies of learning - Learning as a social activity - social context of learning

3. Child as a problem solver and ‘scientific investigator’ (concept of the nature of child by Piaget, Bruner and Vygotsky)

4. Alternative concepts of Learning in children: Understanding children’s’ ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process (Self - corrective nature of the child)

5. Cognition and Emotions - Emotion - Basic Emotions - characteristics of childhood emotionality. Emotional Development (Bridge’s)- cognition (Thinking, Reasoning, Problems solving and Investigation)

6. Motivation and learning - How does motivation influence learning - Maslow’s theory of motivation

7. Factors contributing to learning - Personal and environmental


(i) Emphasis should be given to questions related to classroom contexts

(ii) Classroom context should be primary level


Maths and Mental Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Numbers-Test of Divisibility.
H.C.F & L.C.M.
Ratio & Proportions Percentage.
Time & Work.
Time & Distance.
Problems on Age.

Mental Ability and Test of Reasoning

Calculation & Logic
Coding & Decoding
Letter & Number Series
Odd Man Out-Analogy
Common Sense Test
Alphabetical Arrangement of Words
Date and Calendar
Sense of Direction.


General English

Grammar, Agreement of Subject and Verb, Confusing Adjectives and Adverbs comparison of Adjectives, Correct usage of Articles, Prepositions, Direct and Indirect speech, Active and Passive Voice, Correction in Sentences, Etc Vocabulary, Gender, Singular and Plural, Synonyms, Antonyms, One word Substitutes Problem Concerning words, Idioms and their meanings...

Information Technology and Cyber Laws

Fundamentals of Computers
Internet Etc Cyber Laws


(a) General Science
Common Scientific Facts, Important Scientific Phenomena, Other basic facts in the field of Science...

(b) Facts about India and Geography
Facts about India Geography of India, Physical Features, Climate, Soils, Rivers, Famous Sites, Demography...

(c) Economic
Social Development, Poverty Alleviation, Economy and Planning...

(d) History of India
Period from 1857 to 1947, National Movement..

(e) Constitution of India and Civil Rights

Basic Facts, Features, Citizenship, Fundamental Rights & Duties, Directive Principle union Government, Legislature, State Executive, Union Territories, Apex Courts, Comptroller and Auditor General, Public Service Commissions and Other Important Offices, Important Amendments...

Rights : Right to Education, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, Right to Information, Information Commission, Social Audit, Lokayukta, Ombudsman, Women Empowerment, Women’s Commission, Legislation against Child Labour and Atrocities against women and Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes...

(f) Renaissance of Kerala
Important Events, Movements, Leaders

(A) Socio-Religious reform Movements

SNDP Yogam, Nair Service Society, Yogakshema Sabha, Sadhu Jana Paripalana Sangham, Vaala Samudaya Parishkarani Sabha, Samathwa Samajam, Isla m Dharma Paripalana Sangham, Prathyaksha Raksha Daiva Sabha, Sahodara Prasthanam etc.

(B) Struggles and Social Revolts

Upper cloth revolts.Channar agitation, Vaikom Sathy agraha, Guruvayoor Sathyagraha, Paliyam Sathyagraha. Kuttamkulam Sathyagraha, Temple Entry Proclamation, Temple Entry Act .Malyalee Memorial, Ezhava Memorial etc. Malabar riots, Civil Disobedience Movement, Abstent ion movement etc.


Thycaud Ayya Vaikundar, Sree Narayana Guru, Ayyan K ali.Chattampi Swamikal, Brahmananda Sivayogi, Vagbhadananda, Poikayil Yohannan(Kumara G uru) Dr Palpu, Palakkunnath Abraham Malpan, Mampuram Thangal, Sahodaran Ayyappan, Pandi t K P Karuppan, Pampadi John Joseph, Mannathu Padmanabhan, V T Bhattathirippad, Vakkom A bdul Khadar Maulavi, Makthi Thangal, Blessed Elias Kuriakose Chaavra, Barrister G P Pill ai, TK Madhavan, Moorkoth Kumaran, C. Krishnan, K P Kesava Menon, Dr.Ayyathan Gopalan, C V Kunjuraman, Kuroor Neelakantan Namboothiripad, Velukkutty Arayan, K P Vellon, P K Chathan Master, K Kelappan, P. Krishna Pillai, A K Gopalan, T R Krishnaswami Iyer, C Kesav an. Swami Ananda Theerthan , M C Joseph, Kuttippuzha Krishnapillai and others


Kodungallur Kunhikkuttan Thampuran, KeralaVarma Val iyakoyi Thampuran, Kandathil Varghesc Mappila. Kumaran Asan, Vallathol Narayana Menon, Ul loor S Parameswara Iyer, G Sankara Kurup, Changampuzha Krishna Pillai, Chandu Menon, V aikom Muhammad Basheer. Kesav Dev, Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, Ponkunnam Varky, S K P ottakkad and others

(g) General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Important World, National and Regional Events related to the Political and Scientific fields, Sports, Cinema and Literature etc.

Must check Official Notifications From Kerala PSC.