Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) is a competitive examination conducted by the Punjab Public Service Commission. Every year, PPSC announces the number of vacancies in its various departments and organizes PPSC Competitive examination to find the deserving candidates for posts of Class-I and Class-II.
Earlier, PPSC announced its date of examination 2nd April 2020 but in the wake of the current situation in this pandemic COVID-19, the authorities have postponed the date of the examination. It has also extended the date for submitting the application form for appearing in the examination.
In this article, we will provide you complete details of the PPSC examination 2020. So, stay tuned till the end.
|Name of the Examination||Punjab Public Service Commission|
|Conducting Body||Punjab Public Service Commission(PPSC)|
|Posts||Class-I and Class-II|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fees||Lies between INR 1125-3000 (Depending upon the category)|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Selection Procedure||Three Round 1. PPSC Preliminary Exam
2. PPSC Main examination
3. PPSC Personality Test
PPSC has not yet released the official dates for the conduct of the examination. But here are the tentative dates you can ponder on and fill your application form before the deadline.
|PPSC 2020 release of Notifications||5th June 2020|
|PPSC2020 Apply online starting date||5th June 2020|
|PPSC application fee start date||7th June 2020|
|PPSC Punjab Civil Services last date||30th July 2020 (11:59 pm)|
|PPSC 2020 application fee last date||6th August 2020|
|Release of Admit Card||To be announced soon|
|PPSC 2020- Prelims||September 2020|
|PPSC 2020- Prelims Result Date||To be announced soon|
|PPSC Main Exam 2020||To be announced soon|
|PPSC main Exam Result Date 2020||To be announced soon|
|PPSC Interview Date||To be announced soon|
|PPSC interview call letters||To be announced soon|
Punjab Public Service Commission has announced the eligibility criteria for appearing in PPSC 2020 examination along with the notification released in June 2020. The PPSC age eligibility criteria vary according to the category. The detailed information about the PPSC eligibility criteria 2020 is mentioned below:
To be a successful candidate to sit in the examination a candidate must possess any of the nationality given below.
A candidate must be a
The PPSC has prescribed a certain age- limit for the PCS exam. The candidate with age 21-37years can apply for the examination. However, the age limit eligibility and relaxation varies per the category of a candidate.
The detailed description of age eligibility criteria is given below:
|Employees of Govt. of India, Other state governments and the Punjab Government||Up to 45 years|
|For SC/ OBC in Punjab Police and Prison Services||Up to 33 years|
|For SC/OBC in other services||Up to 47 years|
|For widows, divorced and other categories of women||Up to 42 years|
|For physically handicapped of Punjab||Up to 47 years|
The detailed instructions to apply online for the Punjab Public Service Commission 2020 is given below:
The start date for depositing the application fees started on 7th June 2020. You have to follow certain steps for the submission of the application fees.
|Category||Online Application Charges||Examination Fees||Total|
|SC/ ST/OBC of Punjab||500||625||1125|
|Ex-Servicemen of Punjab||5000||-||500|
|EWS Ex-servicemen Lineal Descendents of Punjab and all other such categories||500||2500||3000|
It is very important to know completely about the examination before proceeding further for its application. So, here is the detailed description of the same.
PPSC selects candidates based on their performance in subsequent rounds of the examination. The PPSC examination is conducted in three rounds- Prelims, Mains, and the final Personality Test. Every test filters out the candidates and only the candidates who make it to the final round get selected for further postings.
The examination includes three stages :
The prelims examination is an objective exam that consists of two papers each 200 marks. The duration of Paper-I and Paper-II in the Prelims exam 2020 is 2 hours.
|PPSC Prelims 2020||Subjects||Total Questions||Weightage of each Question|
|Paper-I||General Studies||100||2 marks|
|Paper-II||Civil Services Aptitude Test||80||2.5 marks|
*There is no negative marking in the Prelim Examination Paper-I and Paper-II.
PPSC Mains examination is a long exam that is descriptive. A candidate has to give four General Studies papers for PPSC Mains 2020.
|Subjects In PPSC Mains 2020||Maximum Marks|
|Punjabi (in Gurmukhi) (till 12th Standard)||100|
|English ( compulsory 10+2 standard)||100|
|General Studies Paper-I: Geography, History, Society||250|
|General Studies Paper-II: Governance and International Relations, Indian Constitution and Political Science||250|
|General Studies Paper-III: Economy, Statistics, and Security issues||250|
|General Studies Paper- IV: Science and Technology, Environment, Problem Solving, and Decision Making)||250|
Punjab Public Service Commission has given a certain number of attempts for the re-taking PPSC exam. The frequency of the attempts varies as per the category of the examination.
|Category||Number of Attempts allowed|
|Backward classes Ex-servicemen||9|
The complete syllabus for PPSC Prelims Examination is given below:
|Everyday Science||States of Matter Life on Earth Force, Energy, Light Sound Communications and Technology Public Health|
|Environmental Science||Atmosphere Soil Water Earth Solar System Climate Change|
|Political Sciences||Basic and international politics|
|Indian Politics||Basic Amendments Election process and reforms Panchayati Raj|
|Indian History||Starting from Indus Valley Civilization to the national Movements of 1857-1947 (History of India from class-6 to class-10th)|
|Indian Economy, Geography and the history of Punjab||Visit the official website for the detailed syllabus.|
|Reading Comprehensions||Punjabi, and English comprehensions, synonyms and acronyms, basic grammar and sentence correction and formation|
|Logical reasoning||Analytical and mental ability|
|Basic Mathematical Skills||Numbers, magnitudes, percentages and numerical abilities|
|Data Analysis||Graphs, charts, tables, and spreadsheet representation|
Note: Please visit the official website for the complete information about the syllabus of Prelims Paper-I and Paper-II.
The admit card for the examination will be released a few days before the date of examination. Candidates are required to download the admit card from the official website. Also, carry one ID proof, photograph along with the admit card to the center of examination for the successful conduct of the examination.
As soon as the PPSC prelims are over, the Punjab Public Service Commission announces results on the official website. The result list will contain the name of the students who qualify for PPSC Mains.
The final list of the result will contain the name of the students who clear all the three rounds successfully.
Ques. Can a graduate apply for the PPSC 2020?
Ans. Yes, a candidate who graduated in any discipline with a minimum of 3-years of bachelor's degree or equivalent is eligible to apply for PPSC examination.
Ques. What kind of posts are there in PPSC 2020?
Ans. There are various posts which are mentioned below:
Ques. What is the salary offered to PCS Officer?
Ans. The salary varies according to the post of the candidate. The average salary ranges between INR15000 to INR39000 per month with an additional of INR6000 which includes various bills and expenses.
Ques. What is the age limit to apply for PPSC?
Ans. The candidates must be between 21- 37 years of age to be eligible for the PPSC examination.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.