Kerala PSC Junior Inspector of Co-Operative Societies Examination Detailed Syllabus


Detailed syllabus of Kerala PSC Junior Inspector of Co-Operative Societies Examination with category no. 449/2011 and 450/2011 on September 2013 published by Kerala public service commission.

Post Name: Junior Inspector of Co-Operative Societies.
Category Number: 449/2011 or 450/2011.
Department: Co-Operation.
Examination Date: 28/09/2013 Saturday 02.00 PM to 03.15 PM.

Exam Syllabus

An Objective Type Test (OMR Valuation) based on the qualification prescribed for the post.

Main Topics:


1. Co-operative movement in Foreign Countries.
2. Co-operation and other Economic Systems, Organizations and Associations.
3. Co-operation and its Principles.
4. Co-operative Education and Training.
5. Types of Co-operatives and Co-operative Credit.
6. Co-operative Legislations.
7. Administrative Set-up of Co-operative Department in Kerala.
8. Co-operative Accounting.

Detailed Syllabus


1. Co-operative Movement in Foreign Countries: Great Britain (Consumer); Germany (Agricultural Credit); Denmark (Dairy); China (Induscos); Japan (Multi-purpose societies); USA (Marketing); USSR (Collective Farms).

2. Co-operation and other Economic Systems, Organisations and Associations: Co-operation and Economic Systems:Capitalism, Socialism and Communism Co-operation and other Forms of Organisation: Sole Trader, Partnership, Farms and Joint Stock Companies, Co-operation and other Associations: Trade Unions, Friendly Societies, Cartels and Social Services, Co-operation as Enterprise; and Co-operative Common Wealth Stages of Co-operative Development: Limited vs Unlimited Liability, Unitary vs Federal, Designer vs Blue Print, Designer vs"Green House, Univalent vs Polyvalent, Multipurpose vs Multifunctional; Professional Management and Leadership in Co-operatives.

3. Co-operation and its Principles: Co-operation-Meaning, Definition, Features, Importance,
Benefits. Principles of Co-operation: Roachdafe" (first stage), Reformulated Co-operative Principles by ICA (2nd stage), Karve Committee in co-operative principles (3rd stage) and Principles at the 4th stage by ICA in 1995.

4. Co-operative Education and Training: Meaning, Importance, ICA-Role in Cooperative Movement, NCUI-Its Role in Education and Training; VAMNICOM, NCCT, ICM, State Cooperative Unions- Its Role in Education and Training, Co-operative Week, Cooperative Flag, Journals on Co-operation.

5. Types of Co-operatives and Co-operative Credit Agricultural Credit Societies, Non Agricultural Credit Societies, Non Agricultural Non Credit Societies, PACS, Service Cooperative Banks, Farmers Banks, District Co-operative Banks, State Co-operative Banks, Primary Agricultural and Rural Development Banks, Kerala State Co-operative Agricultural and Rural Development Banks, NABARD and its Role in Co-operative Movement, Consumer Societies, Dairy Societies, Marketing Societies, SC/ST Societies, Urban Cooperative Banks, Employee Societies, IFFCO, KRIBCO, Fishery Societies, Housing Societies, Industrial Societies (Weavers and Coir Societies), NAFED, MILMA, HANTEX, MATSYAFED, MCAC, NHB and NCB. Types of Credit: Short, Medium and Long term, Two tier and Three tier Credit Structure.


6. Co-operative Legislations- Co-operative Credit Societies Act, 1904- Features, Cooperative Societies Act, 1912- Features, Kerala Co-operative Societies Act, 1969- Features, Multistage Co-operative Societies Act, 1984 and its Replacement Model Co-operative Act in 2002 Features; Registration of Co-operative Societies- Formalities, Bye Law- Model and its Amendment- Formalities, Change of Name and Liability- Formalities, Membership Formalities, Qualifications and Disqualifications, Associate or Nominal member, Qualifications and Disqualifications of Members of Board, Election- Procedure, Settlement of Disputes, Types and Procedure, Enquiry, Inspection, Supervision, Surcharge, Liquidation and its Formalities; Board of Directors Meeting, Annual General Body Meeting, Minutes, Quorum for the Meetings, Removal and Expulsion of Members, Restrictions on Holding Shares, Privileges of Cooperatives.

7. Administrative Set-up of Co-operative Department in Kerala- Delegation of Powers, Audit-Procedure, Audit Programme, Vouching, Audit Classifications, Proceedings.

8. Co-operative Accounting: Meaning, Definition, Special Features of Co-operative Accounting, Sources of Funds- Owned and Borrowed, State aid to Co-operatives, Preparation of Trial Balance, Profit and Loss Account and Balance Sheet, Treatment of Overdue Interest.

Maximum Marks: 100
Exam Duration: 1.15 Hours
Medium of Questions: English.

Candidates can download the Admission Tickets through the Website www.keralapsc.gov.in from 07/09/2013.





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