PCS - Punjab Civil Services Exam

PCS Exam 2015 Punjab Civil Services Exam acronym as PCS Exam is a combined competitive examination held by the Punjab Public Service Commission for recruitment to the following given services/posts:


S.No   Name of the Post                                                                    No. of Posts
1 Punjab Civil Service (Executive Branch)  23 
2 Deputy Superintendent of Police 10
3 Deputy Superintendent of Jail (Grade-II)/District Probation Officer(jails) 16
4 Excise & Taxation Officer 52
5 Tehsildar 06
6 Block Development & Panchayat Officer 11
7 Labour and Concilliation Officer 2

Total 120

Note: The number of vacancies may be  increased or decreased by the government without any prior notice at any stage of selection process.


PCS Exam / Punjab Civil Services Exam Eligibility 

Educational Qualification:

  1. A Candidate should possess a degree of bachelor in any discipline from a recognized university or institution. The candidate can take preliminary examination while studying for his degree course. However, the candidate shall be required to produce proof of passing the degree course for being eligible to take the final examination during that year.

  2. The candidates must have passed punjabi of matric or its equivalent standard as on the last date of receipt of ONline application form i.e 30th Dec, 2014.


Candidate should not be less than 21 years and more than 38 years of age as on 1st Jan, 2014

(i) The candidate should possess a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognised 
university or institution. Provided that the candidate may be permitted to take Preliminary 
Competitive Examination while studying for his degree. However, the candidate shall be 
required to produce proof of passing the degree course for being eligible to take the Main 
Competitive Examination during that year. 
(ii) The Candidates must have passed Punjabi of matric or its equivalent standard as on the 
last date of receipt of  application i.e 8
 October 2012  
3 The Age of the candidate shall be between 21 to 37 years  with relaxation for reserved 
categories as per Govt. instructions mentioned below :-
(i) Provided that in the case of Punjab Police Service, a candidate should have attained 
the minimum age of twenty one years and should  not have attained the age of twentyeight years as on 01-01-2012. 
(ii) However, in the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Backward 
Classes of Punjab the age is relaxed  upto 5 years  as per Punjab Government 
Instructions including the Punjab Police Service. 
(iii) The upper age limit for a Punjab Government / Other State Government/ Central 
Government employees will be relaxed up to 47 years.
  1. Provided that in the case of Punjab Police Service/Punjab Prison Services, a candidate should have attained the minimum age of 21 years and should not have attained the age of 27 years on the first day of the year, referred to above.

  2. Provided that in the case of Deputy Superintendent of Police, candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes of Punjab are relaxed in age, up to 5 years as per Punjab Government Instructions.

  3. The upper age limit for a Punjab Government employee, including that of a court, who has not less than four years continuous service under the Government, will be relaxable up to 45 years.

  4. The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable up to a maximum of five years for Schedules Castes and Scheduled Tribes of all States and Backward Classes of Punjab.

  5. The upper age limit for widows, divorcees and certain other categories of women of Punjab will be relaxable up to 40 years.

  6. Age relaxation in upper age limit is up to 10 years for the disabled persons of Punjab.

  7. An ex-serviceman of Punjab domicile shall be allowed to deduct the period of his service in Armed Forces of the Union from his actual age and if the resultant age does not exceed the maximum age limit prescribed for direct appointment to such a vacancy in the Service Rules concerned by more than three years, he shall be deemed to satisfy the condition regarding age limit.


The candidate should be a:

  1. Citizen of India; or
  2. Citizen of Nepal; or
  3. Subject of Bhutan; or
  4. Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the Ist January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India; or
  5. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganike and Zanzibar) Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India;
  6. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (2), (3), (4) and (5) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of Punjab in the Department of Home Affairs and Justice.


How to apply for PCS Exam?

Aspiring candidates can apply for PCS Only Online by visiting the official website of ppsc. Candidates are NOT requied to send hard copy of the Online Application Form to the office of Punjab Public Services Commission. 

Note: Candidates must write his/her Registration Number, Name and aDdress in Block Letter on the reverse of hte cheques.


PCS Exam Fee

Preliminary Examination  
Category Amount
SC/ST Punjab and Other States
Backword Classes Punjab

Ex-Servicemen Punjab and Other States (Excluding  LDESM)

All Other Categories 3000
PCS Exam / Punjab Civil Services Exam Pattern

Punjab Public Service Commission Consists of Two Stages ie.

  1. PCS Preliminary Exam and
  2. PCS Mains Exam 


Pattern of Preliminary Exam

Paper Subject No of Questions Marks Time Allowed
I General Studies 100 250 2 Hrs.
II Civil Services Aptitude Test 80 200 2 Hrs.
  Total 180 450  

Candidates equal to thirteen times of the total number vacancies requisitioned by the Government under sub-rule (1) of Rule 13-A of Punjab Civil Services (Executive Branch) Rules, 1976  read with Punjab State Civil Services (Appointment by Combined Competitive Examination) Rules, 2009 may qualify for the Main Competitive Examination.

Important: The Preliminary Competitive Examination is designed only to select suitable candidates for the Main Competitive Examination.   Marks obtained in the Preliminary Competitive Examination by the candidates, who may be declared qualified for taking the Main Competitive Examination, shall Not be counted for determining their final order of merit.

The questions shall be answered by candidates on an Optical Marks Reader (OMR) sheet;

All candidates are required to appear in both papers including Ex-servicemen candidates i.e. Paper I and Paper II of the Preliminary Competitive Examination are compulsory. 

Pattern of PCS Mains Exam

The main examination will consist of written examination and an interview test. The written examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type in the subjects as given below:


Paper Subject Maximum Marks
I Punjabi Compulsory 100
II English Compulsory 100
III Essay 150
IV General Studies Paper -I (History, Geography and Society) 250
V General Studies Paper -II (Indian Constitution & Polity, Governance and International Relation 250
VI General Studies Paper -III (Economics, Statistics and Security Issues)  250
 VII General Studies Paper -IV (Science and Technology, Enviornment, Problem Solving and Decision Making)  250
VIII Interview 150
  Grand Total 1500

Important: No candidate shall be eligible to appear in the viva voce test unless he obtains 45 per cent(40% for SC/ST) marks in the aggregate of all subject including at least 33 per cent in all the subjects


PCS Exam /Punjab Civil Services Exam Syllabus

The following will be the subjects for the written examination:


  1. English and English Essay
  2. Punjabi and Punjabi Essay
  3. General knowledge from all walk of Life. 


PCS Exam / Punjab Civil Services Exam Test Centres

PCS Exam is held only in the capital city of Chandigarh.


PCS Exam / Punjab Civil Services Exam Contact Details

Baradari Garden
P.B. No. 39
Punjab, India, Pin Code – 147001

Telegram Address - Punsercom
Phone - 0175 - 5014847(O), 0175 - 5014849(O)
Fax - 0175 - 5014831
E-mail - ppscpatiala@yahoo.co.in

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