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  • 100 Questions
  • 100 Marks

Punjab Provincial Civil Services (PCS) exam is organized by the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) for the recruitment of eligible applicants for numerous posts in the Ministries and departments in Government of Punjab. The exam is held yearly. Desiring applicants who want to appear in the exam can apply for the exam in online mode through the official website.

Punjab Provincial Civil Services (Punjab PCS) Conducting Body:

The Punjab Public Service Commission is the state agency which is authorized to organize the Civil Services Examination for entry level appointments for the various Civil Services of Punjab. 

Punjab Provincial Civil Services (Punjab PCS)  Important Dates:

Events

Dates

Mode

Link

Registration Date

01/12/2020

Offline

https://ppsc.gov.in/

Application End Date

30/12/2020

Admit Card

03/02/2021

Preliminary Exam Date

13/02/2021

Mains Exam Date

01/04/2021 to 08/04/2021

Result Date

Will Be Updated Soon.

Mode to Apply

Offline

Link to Apply

Click here

Official Notification

Check here

Punjab Provincial Civil Services (Punjab PCS)  Selection Procedure:

The exam is conducted in two phases-

  • Preliminary Exam

  • Mains (Written & Interview)

Punjab Provincial Civil Services (Punjab PCS) Exam Pattern:

Preliminary Examination:- The preliminary examination is of qualifying nature and is conducted offline. The examination consists of two papers of a total duration of 2 hours each. The examination contain objective type questions. The examination pattern is as follows:-

Subject

 No of Questions

Marks for each question

Total Marks

Paper- I

General Studies

100

2

200

Paper-II

Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)

80

2.5

200

Note:- There is no provision of negative marking. The question paper is bilingual i.e. Punjabi and English

Mains (Written & Interview):- The candidates who are shortlisted from the preliminary examination are allowed to sit for the mains examination. The PPSC Mains examination have papers of Descriptive nature. There are as many as 7 papers in the Mains Examination. The first 2 papers are of Punjabi and English (of 12th standard), the third paper is of essay and last four papers are in General Studies. The detail exam pattern is as follows:-

Procedure for the Main Examination:

Sr. No.

Subject/Paper

Maximum Marks

1.

Punjabi (in Gurmukhi Script) Compulsory (of 10+2 standard)

100

2.

English Compulsory (of 10+2 standard)

100

3.

Essay

150

4.

General Studies Paper-I

250

5.

General Studies Paper- II

250

6.

General Studies Paper-III 

250

7.

General Studies Paper-IV

250

8.

Interview

150

Grand Total:

1500

Interview:- The candidates who are shortlisted from the mains examinations are called for the interviews to judge their mental ability, decision making and their suitability for the service.

Final Selection:- The final selection of the candidate depends upon the comprehensive score of the candidate in the Mains examination (Written + Interview) out of 1500 marks.

Punjab Provincial Civil Services (Punjab PCS)  Eligibility Criteria:

  • Age Limit:- 21 to 37 years.

  • Educational Qualification:- Graduation with Punjabi as a subject in 10th.

Punjab Provincial Civil Services (Punjab PCS)  Exam Syllabus:

Preliminary Exam

Paper I:

  • Science

  • Environmental studies

  • Political Theory & International Order

  • Indian Polity

  • History of India

  • Indian Economy

  • Geography

  • Current Affairs

  • Punjab- Geography,Society and Culture, History &  Economy

Paper II: CSAT

  • Punjabi and English Language Comprehension, Antonyms and Synonyms, Grammar and Sentence Formation

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Numerical Skills

  • Data Analysis

Mains Exam:

Paper I & II: Punjabi & English

  • Comprehension

  • Grammar

  • Letter or Essay Writing

  • Translation

  • Precis Writing

Paper III: Essay

  • To check the ability to Express and Content Value.

Paper IV: General Studies 1

  • Indian and World History

  • History of Punjab

  • Indian and World Geography

  • Geography of Punjab

  • Society

  • Ethics and Human Values

Paper V: General Studies 2

  • Indian Constitution

  • Parliament and State Legislatures

  • Executive and the Judiciary

  • Representation of People's Act

  • Governance

  • Government policies

  • Values and Ethics in Governance

  • International Relations

Paper VI: General Studies 3

  • Indian Economy

  • Statistical analysis

  • Security and related Issues

Paper VII: General Studies 4

  • Science and Technology

  • Environment

  • Civil Service -Problem Solving and Decision Making 

  • Natural Hazards

Punjab Provincial Civil Services (Punjab PCS) FAQs:

Ques 1. From where can an applicant get the information regarding the exam?

Ans. A candidate can get the information from the Official website www.ppsc.gov.in.

Ques 2. How can an applicant apply for PCS?

Ans. A candidate can apply for a post Online through Official site www.ppsc.gov.in

Ques 3. Is there any provision of negative marking PCS Pre exam?

Ans.  NO provision of negative marking in Prelims exam. 

Ques 4. Can a candidate studying in final year of graduation apply for PCS?

Ans.YES. The minimum requirement is the candidate must have completed the Graduation.

Ques 5. Is there any other requirement regarding Punjabi language?

Ans. A candidate must have studied Punjabi in Matriculation as compulsory or elective or an equivalent exam.

Ques 6. Is there any provision of extra timing for Visually impaired candidates?

Ans. Yes, extra 30 minutes for each paper are given to such candidates.

Ques 7. Is there any Interview for PSC?

Ans. Yes, there is a provision of  Interview and it carries 150 marks.

Ques 8. How many papers are there in PCS Mains?

Ans. There are total seven papers out of which 4 are General Study, 1 paper is of Punjabi language, 1 paper is of English language and 1 paper is of Essay.

Ques 9. How many attempts are there in PCS exam?

Ans. Maximum 4 attempts are allowed from 21 to 30 years of age but SC/ST have no limits and can apply for the exam upto 35 years.

Ques 10. Which category is exempted from fee submission?

Ans. Ex-servicemen are exempted from submitting the fee.

Ques 11. How can a applicants download the Admit card?

Ans. A candidate can download the admit card from the official website.

Ques 12. What are the posts for which the exam is held?

Ans. Some of the posts for which the exam is conducted are following:

  1. Punjab Civil Service (Executive Branch)

  2. Food Supply and Consumer Affairs Officer

  3. Tehsildar

  4. Labour cum- Conciliation Officer

  5. Deputy Superintendent of Police

  6. Block Development & Panchayat Officer

  7. District Probation Officer/Deputy Superintendent Jails

  8. Employment Generation and Training Officer

Ques 13. What precautions is to be taken by a candidate while filling up the Online Application Form?

Ans. Please read the instructions attentive before filling up the Online Application Form.

Conclusion: This exam is an offline based exam. The exam consists of 3 stages- Prelims, Mains and Interview. Applicants are advised to visit the official website regularly for future updates. Applicants must study hard to prepare well for the exam. Applicants eager to join the PPSC have a good chance through this exam. Aspirants must take the advantage of this opportunity that is given to them by this exam. The team of estudentbook wishes you all the best for your upcoming future.

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