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Punjab Civil Services Exam (PCS)

Updated: Nov 1, 2020

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PPSC/ PCS 2020 Exam Notification

Post: PPSC Punjab Civil Services Exam 2020/ PCS Punjab Civil Services Examination 2020

Vacancies: 77

Notification Date: 5-July-2020

Official link: https://ppsc.gov.in/

Guidelines on how to apply: https://ppsc.gov.in/

Punjab Public Service Commission has released an official notification releasing a total of 77 posts for different departments of Punjab State government for the state smooth functioning.  The Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) is authorized under its legal doctrine i.e. article 315 of the constitution of India to recruit such posts.

September 2020 is the PPSC Prelims exam tentative date ha been released by the officials with 30th June last date to apply for the form. 

PCS/ PPSC 2020 Examination Important Dates


EventsDatesPPSC/ PCS official website page
PPSC PCS 2020 Online application starting date5-June-2020https://ppsc.gov.in/
PPSC PCS 2020 Online application last date
30-June-2020https://ppsc.gov.in/
PPSC PCS 2020 application fee last date7-July-2020https://ppsc.gov.in/
PPSC PCS Prelims Exam 2020September 2020 (Tentative)https://ppsc.gov.in/
Admit Card Date15 days prior to the examhttps://ppsc.gov.in/

Punjab Civil Services (PCS)/ PPSC 2020 Vacancies

Note* As per the official PPSC PCS 2020 official notification, the posts mentioned here are liable to change either increase or decrease as announced by the state government before or after the beginning of selection procedure  and also the change in the number of posts may be done without giving any prior notice to applicants

Official vacancies list: https://ppsc.gov.in/usermanual.ashx?id=c9388

S. No.PostsNo. of Posts
1.Punjab Civil Services (Executive Branch)20
2.Tehsildar5
3.Deputy Superintendent of Police20
4.Employment Generation and Training Officer7
5.Labour and Conciliation Officer1
6.Food Supply and Consumer Affairs Officer2
7.Block Development & Panchayat Officer2
8.Deputy Superintendent Jails/ District Probation Officer (GradeII)10
9.Assistant Registrar Co-Operative Societies 4

Total 77

PPSC PCS 2020 Exam Pattern

The PCS 2020 Prelims exam will be segregated into 2 parts consisting of MCQ questions with following details

Syllabus and Exam pattern official manifesto: https://ppsc.gov.in/usermanual.ashx?id=c9388

PapersSubjectsMarks Total Questions
Paper IGeneral Studies200100
Paper II
Civil Services Aptitude Tets (CSAT)20080

PPSC PCS 2020 Examination Fee

Note* 

  1. Fee once paid is non-refundable
  2. Payment can be done only through the system generated "Fee Challan" option
  3. State Bank of India is the only authorized bank to receive the application fee
  4. No Change/Edit in the application will be allowed once payment is done

Official link for examination fee: https://ppsc.gov.in/usermanual.ashx?id=c9388 (page 6 of 37)

GroupsApplication Fee Other Fee Total amount 
Physically handicapped (PwD), PunjabRs. 500Rs. 1250

Rs. 1750 (500 +1250)

Ex-Serviceman of PunjabRs. 500
No Fee
Rs. 500 (500 +0)
SC/ST/OBC belonging to Punjab StateRs. 500
Rs. 625
Rs. 1125 (500 +625)
Rest of Groups including EWS, Punjabi, Lineal Descendant of ex-servicemenRs. 500
Rs. 2500
Rs. 3000 (500 +2500)

PPSC/ PCS 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Official link for eligibility criteria: https://ppsc.gov.in/

Age eligibility : 

Minimum (for all posts)21 years
Maximum (for all posts)37 years (as on 1-Jan-2020) 
Deputy Superintendent Police and Deputy Superintendent jail/ District Probation Officer (grade-II) in Punjab Prison

Minimum 21 years

Maximum 28 years


Educational Qualification:

The Candidate must possess a graduate degree in any stream from a recognized university/institution.
The Candidate must pass matriculation with Punjabi as one of the compulsory/ elective subjects or any other equivalent exam 

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

Official PPSC Recruitment: The online invitees for the PCS Judicial branch examination of 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

PPSC/ 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.

PPSC/ 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.

PPSC/ 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.

PPSC/ 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.

PPSC/ 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.

PPSC/ PCS Official Website

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