Punjab Civil Services Exam (PCS)

Updated: Nov 13, 2019

The Punjab Civil Services exam i.e. PCS exam is a combined competitive exam held by Punjab Public Service Commission for the purpose of recruiting workforce for Government posts like PCS Executive, Deputy Superintendent, Excise and Taxation officer, etc.

PCS Eligibility Criteria

Every candidate must have completed graduation from some recognized institute. Those who are appearing candidates may also apply for the examination. The age limit to apply for the examination is 21 to 28 years for DSP (Deputy Superintendent Jails/District Probation Officer) as on 01.01.2020 and for other posts, the age limit should be 21 to 37 years as on 01.01.2020. For the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police and Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Grade-II)/ District Probation Officer (Jails) Minimum Height (men) should be 5 feet 7 inches, Chest Measurement should be 33 inches, and expended should be 34.5 inches Minimum Height (women) should be 5 feet 3 inches. Appearing candidates may apply for Preliminary examination Candidates may require producing a passing degree of that year to move for the main competitive examination. Candidate must have passed Punjabi till the level of matriculation.

Punjab Public Civil Services (PPSC) Judicial Branch Exams 2019 (75 posts)

Official PPSC Recruitment: The online invitees for the PCS Judicial branch examination 2019 have been already started. Visit the official site to know more http://www.ppsc.gov.in/

The exam will be undertaken jointly by both The high court of Punjab & Haryana and Punjab Service Commission to fill out the vacant 75 posts for the positions in Civil Judge junior division. 

 

Important Dates


S.No.EventDateOfficial Site submission link
1.Advertisement Number 201916-Link
2.Online Application last dateTO BE ANNOUNCED
3.Last date for depositing a hard copy of the form along with fees challan and certificatesTO BE ANNOUNCEDLink
4.Last Date to submit the Fee using the systematic Challan printTO BE ANNOUNCED
5.Main Form Application Link-Link
6.List of Provisional Candidates for the Mains Exam-Link
7.Public Notice for the Mains Exam-Link
8.Guidelines for filling out the Mains Form-Link

Eligibility Criteria

Every candidate must have completed graduation from some recognized institute. Those who are appearing candidates may also apply for the examination. The age limit to apply for the examination is 21 to 28 years for DSP (Deputy Superintendent Jails/District Probation Officer) as on 01.01.2020 and for other posts, the age limit should be 21 to 37 years as on 01.01.2020. For the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police and Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Grade-II)/ District Probation Officer (Jails) Minimum Height (men) should be 5 feet 7 inches, Chest Measurement should be 33 inches, and expended should be 34.5 inches Minimum Height (women) should be 5 feet 3 inches. Appearing candidates may apply for Preliminary examination Candidates may require producing a passing degree of that year to move for the main competitive examination. Candidate must have passed Punjabi till the level of matriculation.


Age Criteria

 Age limit of the candidate to apply for the examination is 21 to 28 years for DSP (Deputy Superintendent Jails/District Probation Officer) as on 01.01.2020 and for other posts, the age limit should be 21 to 37 years as on 01.01.2020

Selection Process and Application fees

Selection:

The Candidate will be selected on the basis of the following tests

  • Preliminary Tests
  • Then, the Mains Examination
  • and Viva-Voice


Application Fees:

  • Online application fee charges for all categories will be Rs 500/-, the Examination fee will be Rs 2500/-
  • Online application fee charges for Physically Handicapped candidates will be Rs. 500/-, the Examination fee will be
  • Online application fee charges for all categories will be Rs 500/-, the Examination fee will be Rs 2500/-
  • Online application fee charges for Physically Handicapped candidates will be Rs. 500/-, the Examination fee will be

PCS Exam Schedule

The PCS exam is conducted at various intervals throughout the year at centers within the territory of Chandigarh, dates of which are intimidated by the UPSC online.

PCS Exam Pattern

The exam duration will be two years. There will be two papers, Paper I includes General Studies 100 Marks (2 Marks Each) for 200 marks. Paper-II will be Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) for 80 Marks (2.5 Marks Each) for 200 marks. Both the papers will be Objective Type with Multiple Choice Questions. The time duration for both exams will be 120 minutes(2 HOURS) and additional 20 minutes will be given to visually impaired candidates. There will be no negative marking in the written test. The question paper will be bilingual and printed in Roman Script and Punjabi script.

PCS Exam Syllabus

Both the PCS exams have a different set of syllabi. The preliminary exam includes General studies and Civil Services Aptitude Test, while the Main exam includes topics like English, History, Geography, Indian Constitution, Punjabi, Economy, Statistics, Science and Technology, Environment and others.

PCS Future Prospects

The Central and State civil servants are in charge of the governance of the various departments (non-military) to ensure that the administrative infrastructure works according to the constitutional provision. Civil Servants have both power and authority. Clearing the PCS exam both preliminary and main opens gates to higher esteemed posts like that of IAS and IPS officers. Hence PCS exam is one of the most prestigious and lucrative career options for those wanting to serve the nation and command respect as well as authority in the society.

PCS Official Website

http://www.ppsc.gov.in/index.aspx

Chandigarh : PCS coaching institutes

Hoshiarpur, Punjab : PCS coaching institutes

Jaipur, Rajasthan : PCS coaching institutes

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Panchkula, Haryana : PCS coaching institutes

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