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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 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.

PPSC Exam Pattern

The PPSC exam is divided into 2 stages – Preliminary and Main Examination

PPSC Exam Scheme

A) Procedure and Scheme for the Prelminary Examination:

Compulsory Topic/Subjects No. of Questions Duration of the Test Maximum Marks
Paper-I General Studies 100 2 Hrs 200
Paper-II Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) 80 2.5 Hrs 200

B) Procedure and Scheme for the Main Examination:

Serial Number 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
  Interview 150
  Grand Total 1500

Rank List of UPSC

Rank List is prepared based on total marks obtained in the Seven Papers of Main Exam and the Marks of the Personality Test. (i.e. 1350 Marks from 7 Papers + 150 Marks for Personality Test = 1500 Total Marks)


Number of attempts permissible for a general category candidate in PPSC Punjab Civil Services Exam is 6, for BC candidates the number of attempts permitted is 9, SC category will have unlimited attempts till they attain the upper age limit to appear for PPSC Punjab Civil Service Exam.

Important Dates

The Date for PPSC Punjab Civil Services (PCS) Exam is decided as per the discretion of the PPCS, whenever it is notified.

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