Punjab Public Service Commission is responsible for organizing different exams within the state. It takes an entrance test, PPSC exam to appoint the eligible and most qualified candidates for different posts. Candidates planning to give the Punjab PSC exam in the future must get familiarity with the latest PPSC Exam Pattern, syllabus, and course content so that they can start their preparations in the right way.
Before starting preparing for the examination, all the test takers must get the insight information about the sections, chapters, etc. that are coming in the exam. Candidates should have an insight into the revised exam pattern, sections covered in the exam, etc. and can score well in the exam.
It is vital to get a good score in all the stages of the exam including:
The preliminary exam is segmented into two papers, both are objective type papers with four options given. This is a screening test only and based on the marks achieved in this exam, test takers will be qualified for the next level of selection which is the Main Examination.
|Name of the Subjects||Questions||Marks for each Question||Total Marks|
|General Studies (Paper 1)||100||2||200|
|Civil Services Aptitude Test(CSAT) ((paper 2)||80||2.5||200|
|Papers||Name of the subject||Maximum Marks|
|Paper 1||English||100 marks|
|Paper 2||Punjabi (to be answered only in Gurumukhi Script)||100 marks|
|Paper 3||Essay writing||100 marks|
|Paper 4||General Studies Paper 1||100 marks|
|Paper 5||General Studies Paper 2||100 marks|
|Paper 6||Non-mandatory Subject 1 – Paper 1||100 marks|
|Paper 7||Non-mandatory Subject 1 – Paper 2||100 marks|
|Paper 8||Non-mandatory Subject 2, Paper 1||100 marks|
|Paper 9||Non-mandatory Subject 2, Paper 2||100 marks|
Candidates who scored good marks in both the exams will be invited to attend an interview. The total weightage of the interview round is 150, the score obtained in the interview and the ones obtained in the written exam will be combined to prepare the final merit list. No candidate will be invited to appear in the interview in case he/she scores less than 45% marks in all the papers. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes’ category candidates get 5% relaxation in the overall marks, which includes a minimum of 25% marks in each paper.
For General Studies paper
For CSAT paper
Paper 1: General English language
Paper 2: General Punjabi language
Paper 3: General Essay
In this section, candidates need to write essays on different topics. The candidates get the flexibility to choose from different topics asked in the exam, but make sure to maintain the word limit mentioned in the exam.
Paper 4: General Aptitude 1
Paper 5: General Aptitude 2
Reasoning and Quant
Increasing competition among the candidates has increased the competition level as well. They need to really work hard so they can grab a seat within the government sector. Cracking the PPSC exam is no doubt not easy but with proper guidance, candidates can get a good score in the exam. Refer to the best study materials, use the most trusted books, along with preparing a strong and effective strategy to ace the exam. Some of the PPSC exam tips and strategies that can be followed include:
Check the latest Syllabus and Exam Pattern- First of all, all the test takers have to develop an understanding of the updated syllabus and latest exam pattern. By focusing on the latest exam pattern and syllabus, candidates can easily understand the examination.
Take short notes - Applicants must pen down all the important topics in each and prepare short notes for the same as it helps them while doing revisions. Highlight important points with different colour as they ease revisions.
Do more last Year Question Paper- It is vital for the candidates to solve more previous year test papers post revising their syllabus. The last year’s question paper helps candidates get a broader understanding of the course content and they can judge their performance. Also checking previous year papers help get a better idea of the topics which can come in the examination.
Practice more Mock Test- Post completing revising all the chapters, candidates must do more mock tests regularly as it helps them judge their performance. Candidates will feel motivated by doing mock tests as it will improve their performance a lot and will prepare them for the competition ahead.
Ques. Explain the selection of the PPSC exam?
Ans. The selection of the candidate is based on three stages including prelims, mains, and interview round.
Ques. Will my PPSC prelims mark matters while preparing the final merit list?
Ans. No, the PPSC Prelims marks are not considered in the final merit list of the PPSC exam.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.