Kerala PSC NIL Ranklist means empty Ranklist which directs to NCA Ranklist ( No Candidates Available ). When the Concerned post is declared as NIL Ranklist or NCA, New Vacancy Notification for the specific post will be issued later by the Kerala PSC. NIL Ranklist is another name for NCA. New Vacancy Notification for the specific post will have a different Category Number.
When the Candidate from Backward Class or SC/ST applies for a Vacant Post reserved for them. After attending the Examination the Candidate will be informed about the result by issuing a Shortlist. If the Candidate is securing a mark equal to or above the cut-off mark (the cut-off mark is the minimum mark required for a candidate to pass or clear the exam.), then the Candidate will be listed under the Shortlist. For Specific Post there will be Practical Examination or other Examinations. After Interview and Document Verification the candidate should wait for the declaration of the Rank list. After Calculating the OMR/ Online Examination, Practical or other examination ( if applicable ), and Interview the Ranklist is issued. There will be situations where none of the Shortlisted and Interviewed candidates will be listed in the Rank list. This situation is called NCA ( No Candidate Available ). if candidates are not available in the specific community reserved post say SC (Scheduled Caste) then the post will be allowed for ST (Scheduled Tribes) and Vice Versa.