All you need to know
The PPSC PCS Exam
PCS as a Career
Wondering How to be a DSP/ SDM?
The PCS (Punjab Civil Services Executive) is conducted by PPSC (Punjab Public Service Commission) to recruit SDMs, DSPs, Tehsildars and other senior bureaucrats for service in Punjab.
Eligibility for PCS Exam
The educational qualification needed to appear in PPSC Punjab Civil Services Exam is a Graduation Degree in any subject recognized by UGC. Matriculation with Punjabi compulsory or elective.
Age Limit for PCS Exam
The Minimum Age to appear in PPSC Punjab Civil Services Exam is 21 years as on 1st January of that year. Upper Age limit for General Category is 37 Years, for BC/SC it is 42 years. Age limit for DSP is 28 for General Category and 33 for BC/SC.
PCS Exam Pattern
The PPSC Exam Pattern includes three stages:
- PPSC Preliminary Exam
- PPSC Mains Exam
- PPSC Interview
PPSC Prelims Exam Pattern
|PPSC Prelims Exam||Subject||No.of Questions||Marks for Each Question|
|Paper I||General Studies||100||2 Marks|
|Paper II||Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)||80||2.5 Marks|
PPSC Main Exam Pattern
PPSC Main is descriptive in nature.There are four General Studies (GS) papers
|Sr. No||PPSC Main Exam Paper||Maximum Marks|
|1||Punjabi (in Gurmukhi Script) Compulsory (of 10+2 Standard)||100|
|2||English Compulsory (of 10+2 Standard)||100|
|3||Essay (Three Essay of 50 Marks Each)||150|
|4||General Studies Paper-I (History, Geography and Society)||250|
|5||General Studies Paper-II (Indian Constitution & Polity, Governance and International Relations)||250|
|6||General Studies Paper-III (Economy, Statistics and Security Issues)||250|
|7||General Studies Paper-IV (Science & Technology, Enviroment, Problem Solving and Decision Making)||250|
PPSC Interview Pattern
This is the final stage of the PPSC Exam before the final results are declared. Officially it is called the Interview/Personality Test and counted as a part of the Mains Examination for merit ranking purposes.
The Punjab PCS Exam is not conducted as per a Calendar. The Punjab Public Service
Commission notifies the aspirants about the PCS Exam only a few months before.