Punjab Public Service Commission - PPSC 2020: Eligibility, Application Process, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card & Result

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Sep 12, 2020

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.

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Latest Updates

  • The last date to apply for PPSC 2020 has been postponed to 30th July 2020.
  • The number of attempts for Ex-servicemen and Pwd has been revised.
  • The examination date has not been announced yet but authorities will soon release the official notice for this.
PPSC Highlights

PPSC Highlights

Name of the Examination Punjab Public Service Commission
Conducting Body Punjab Public Service Commission(PPSC)
Website https://patiala.nic.in/punjab-public-service-commission-h-o-patiala/
Posts Class-I and Class-II
Vacancies 77
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
Job Location Punjab
PPSC Important Dates

PPSC 2020: Important Dates

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
PPSC Eligibility

PPSC Eligibility Criteria

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:

National Eligibility for PPSC 2020

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

  1. Citizen of India
  2. Citizen of Nepal
  3. Citizen of Bhutan
  4. A refugee from Tibet, China who arrived in India before January 1962 and is a permanent resident of India.
  5. An Indian origin person who migrated from Pakistan, Sir Lanka, united republic of Tanzania, African countries and is settled or interested in settling in India.

PPSC 2020 Age Eligibility Criteria

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:

Category Age Relaxation
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
PPSC Application Process

PPSC 2020 Application Process

The detailed instructions to apply online for the Punjab Public Service Commission 2020 is given below:

  • Go to the official website https://www.ppsc.gov.in/.
  • Click on ‘Recruitment to seventy-seven (77) posts to be filled through Punjab State Civil Services Combined Competitive Examination-2020’.
  • Click on Apply Online.
  • Fill the application form. Make sure to have a valid email-id and a phone number to register successfully.
  • Upload scanned passport-sized photograph and a signature with size, not more than 40KB.
  • After filling all the credentials, you’ll be directed to the payment link.
  • Payment has to be made via challan.
  • Now, print the challan and make payment to your nearest SBI branch for the successful submission of the application.

Application Fees of PPSC 2020 Examination

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.

  • After the successful filling of the application form, select the mode of payment as Offline.
  • Generate a fee payment challan for the PPSC2020 application fee.
  • Visit any SBI branch to submit the fees before the final date of 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
Pwd Punjab 500 1250 1750
PPSC Selection Process

PPSC Selection Procedure, Exam Pattern

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 Selection Procedure

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.

PPSC Exam Pattern

PPSC Exam Pattern

The examination includes three stages :

  1. Prelims
  2. PPSC Mains
  3. PPSC interview

Paper Pattern for Prelims Examination 2020

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.

Paper Pattern of Mains Examination 2020

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
Essay Writing 150
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
Interview 150
Total Marks 1500

PPSC 2020 Number of Attempts

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
General 6
SC Unlimited
Ex-servicemen 6
Backward classes Ex-servicemen 9
SC Ex-Servicemen Unlimited
PPSC Syllabus

Syllabus for PPSC Examination 2020

The complete syllabus for PPSC Prelims Examination is given below:

PPSC Paper-I Syllabus (General Studies)

Subject Syllabus
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.

PPSC Paper-II Civil Services Aptitude Test

Reading Comprehensions Punjabi, and English comprehensions, synonyms and acronyms, basic grammar and sentence correction and formation
Skills Communication skills
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.

PPSC Admit Card

PPSC 2020 Admit Card

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.

PPSC Result

PPSC Result 2020

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.

PPSC Recruitment Salary and Other Perks

  • The candidates who make it to the final round and get successfully recruited in the Punjab Public Service Commission get benefited with various perks.
  • The average salary ranges between INR15,000 to INR39,000 with additional pay of INR6000.
  • The salary also depends on the post and the area of recruitment.
  • Please visit the official website for complete details about the salary for various posts in PPSC 2020.


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:

  • Punjab Civil Services
  • Deputy Superintendent of the Police, Punjab
  • Tehsildar
  • Food Supply and Consumer Affairs Officer and many more posts.

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.