PPSC Punjab Public Service Commission

COURSE NAME Punjab Civil Services Exam (PCS)
who is this course for 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.
what is the exam pattern for PCS? Candidates are selected based on their performance in two stages-
1. PCS Preliminary Competitive exam and
2. Main Competitive exam (written and viva voce).
DURATION Three to five hours a day for long term 7 to 8 hrs crash course
CONTENTS  Pcs preliminary

Subject No of Questions Marks for each Question Total Marks Time Allowed
Paper –I General Studies 100 2 200 2 Hrs.
Paper – II Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) 80 2.5 200 2 Hrs.

PCS Mains Exam

paper subject markls
1 Punjabi (in Gurumukhi Script) Compulsory (of 10+2 Standard) 100
2 English Compulsory (of 10+2 standard) 100
3 Essay 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, Environment, Problem Solving and Decision Making) 250
Interview 150
total 1500


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


Familiarize with the pcs format.
Understand pcs Score
Experienced faculty
More individual Attention
Alternative approaches to learning
Relevant study material
Boost your performance.
Learning plan tailored to needs.
Success at increased pace.
Time management strategies
Improve writing Skills.
Find your loopholes, and work on them.


Who conduct the PCS examination? PPSC (Punjab Public service Commission)
What is eligibility criteria To be eligible for the PCS exam, a candidate must be a Citizen of India or a Citizen of Nepal or Subject of Bhutan.
The candidate should be of minimum age of 21 years but should not be older than 37 years. The candidate should possess a bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized university or institution, provided that the candidate may be permitted to take PCS preliminary examination while studying for the qualifying degree.Punjabi language as a subject upto matric level is must.
Are there Physical Standards for the candidates applying for the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police: Physical standards for the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police: 
Minimum height:
Men- 5 feet 7 inches
Women– 5 feet 3 inches
Chest measurement (for men only):
Unexpanded: 33 inches
Expanded: 34.5 inches
Is it compulsory to know the Punjabi language to appear in PCS? Yes, it is a necessity.


Shall the aspirant of PCS be the domicile of Punjab only?
No, it’s not a compulsion. Any candidate interested to appear in the examination must be an Indian simply. However, it’s necessary for him/her to be familiar with the Punjabi language to be the part of Punjab civil service.
What is 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.
What is PCS exam official site http://www.ppsc.gov.in/index.aspx
Which factors need to reflect on before choosing the subjects?


Proper guidance available for the particular subject.
Your interest and comfort level with the subject.
Your previous scores and success rate in the particular examination.
What kind of questions is asked in the interview? Though, there is no particular set of questions to be asked in the interview, but simply the interviews focus is to find out the suitable candidate for Civil services.
What is language of exam ? The question papers other than language papers will be set in English. However, when any candidate opts for attempting any paper(s) in Punjabi medium, the question papers shall be printed in Punjabi accordingly.
Which books, magazines or newspaper should i follow? ·History- RS Sharma ancient history, Medieval History- Satish Chandra, Modern History- BBipin Chandra, sumit sarkar
·Political science- laxmikanth is enough
·Geography- Certificate of physical geography by GC Leong, refer khullar by TMH
·General Studies Based on NCERT
·Civil services Chronicle
·The Hindu DD News Frontline
·Indian express
·Economic and Political weekly-EPW
·Sci and tech –
·www.sciencemag.orgwww.nature.comwww.scitechdaily.com, Science reporter, Vigyan Pragti
·Geography – Geography and You, www.censusindia.gov.in
International relations – World Focus, France 24, ww.mea.gov.in