October 17, 2016

PPCS COURSES

ABOUT PPSC & PCS

The Punjab Public Service Commission, being an independent and impartial Constitutional Authority, set up under Article 315 of the Constitution of India have to discharge the duties and functions , assigned to them under Article 320 of the Constitution. Further, by virtue of the provisions made in the relevant Acts, the Commission is required to advise the State Government on all matters relating to framing of Recruitment and Promotion Rules, principles to be followed in making appointments, promotion and transfer from one service to another and in respect of disciplinary matters affecting Civil Servants. At present direct recruitment of Class-I & Class-II posts of different departments is done by the Commission.

Posts Through Punjab PCS Examination

Punjab Civil Service (Executive Branch)
Punjab Police – Deputy Superintendent of Police
Deputy Superintendent of Jails/District Probation Officer
Excise & Taxation Officer
Tehsildar
Block Development & Panchayat Officer
Labour & Conciliation Officer

Punjab PCS Prelims Exam Pattern

Punjab Civil Services Combined Competitive Examination consists of following stages as described below in the flow chart.

PPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

Papers

Subject

No. of questions

Marks of each question

Total Marks

Paper-I

General Studies

100

2

200

Paper-II

Civil Services Aptitude

Test (CSAT)

80

2.5

200

Syllabus of Prelims: The preliminary examination will consist of two papers:

General Studies and Paper II

Civil Services Aptitude Test

Paper –I General Studies:

Everyday Science

Environmental studies

Political theory & international order

History of India

Indian Economy

Geography

Current events of national and international importance

Punjab:

Geography

People, Society and Culture

History

Economy

Paper –II Civil Services Aptitude Test:

Reading comprehension, Punjabi and English language comprehension, antonyms and synonyms, grammar and sentence formation

Interpersonal skills including communication skills

Logical reasoning, analytical and mental ability

Basic numerical skills; numbers, magnitudes, percentages, numerical relation appreciation

Data analysis; Graphic presentations, charts, tables, spreadsheets.

PPSC Main Exam Pattern:-

Paper

Subject

Max. Marks

I

English

100

II

Essay

100

III

Punjabi (in Gurmukhi Script)

100

IV & V

General Studies (Two papers of 100 marks each)

200

VI & IX

Any two subjects to be selected from the list of 400

 the optional subjects set out in para 16 below.

Each subject will have two papers.

400

Interview

100

Total

1000

Punjab PCS Mains Exam Pattern

The candidates who are declared qualified in the (Preliminary) examination shall be required to apply for (Main) written examination separately on the prescribed application form available from the official website. The candidates are required to send the complete main application form along with required documents along with requisite examination fee to the Commission’s office on or before the last date for receipt of application as mentioned in the notice for inviting main application form.

ESSAY

Candidates will be required to write an essay in English or Punjabi language on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.

GENERAL STUDIES

Knowledge of current events of national and international importance and of such mater of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. Details follow:

English:

Comprehension (Unseen Passage)

Precis Writing

Letter to Editor

Composition

Translation of a Punjabi Paragraph

Correct the following sentences

Active and Passive Voice

Direct and Indirect Speech

Tenses

Join the sentences using Conjunctions

Fill in the blanks with Prepositions

Punctuate the Paragraph

Synonyms and Antonyms

Fill in the blanks with the correct form of verb

Essay: In this section of exam, candidates have to write an essay on a specific topic and the choice of the subjects is given below.

Punjabi: This section will consist of Gurmukhi Script of 100 marks.

General Studies:

Paper-I:

History of Modern Indian and Indian Culture

Geography of India

Constitution of India and Indian Polity

Current National Issues and Topics of Social Relevance

Punjab Economy and People; its Social Economic and Cultural Institutions; and its Language

Paper-II:

India and the World

India’s Economic Interaction with the World

Developments in the field of Science and Technology, IT and Space

International Affairs and institutions

Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams

List of Optional Subjects:

Agriculture

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

Anthropology

Botany

Chemistry

Civil Engineering

Commerce and Accountancy

Economics

Electrical Engineering

Geography

Geology

History

Law

Management

Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

Medical Science

Philosophy

Physics

Political Science and International Relations

Psychology

Public Administration

Sociology

Statistics

Zoology

Literature of one of the languages

Important Notes:
1.  There will be NO Negative Marking for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers.
 

2.   The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be about 20 times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year in the Posts / Service. Only those candidates who have been declared to have qualified the preliminary examination by the Punjab Public Service Commission in a year will be eligible for admission to the main examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main Examination.

Note:  NO OPTIONAL PAPER

Punjab PCS Interview

The candidate will be interviewed by the Commission who will have before them a record of his career. He will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The object of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for the services or service for which he has applied to the Commission.

Punjab PCS Examination Center

Examination Centres for Preliminary Examination will be held at Chandigarh only.

The centre for Main examination will be Patiala only.