Pixel code
Eligibilty Criteria

Before applying for the Punjab PSC Exam, make sure you meet the requirements. We've given you all the information you need to know about the Eligibility Requirements. To apply for the Punjab PSC Exam, candidates must have the required educational qualifications and meet the age requirements.

Punjab PSC 2022 Eligibility: Age Limits

For the PCS exam, the PPSC has set a certain age limit. The exam is open to candidates between the ages of 21 and 37. However, the age limit and relaxation varies depending on the candidate's category.

Category Age Relaxation
Government of India employees, employees of other state governments, and employees of 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
Widows, divorced ladies, and other categories of women Up to 42 years
Punjab's physically handicapped Up to 47 years

Punjab PSC Eligibility: Educational Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree from an approved university is required.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled in classes are also eligible to take the exam.
  • Candidates who appear in the preliminary exam may apply.
  • To advance to the main competitive exam, candidates may need to produce a passing grade for that year.
  • The candidate must have completed Punjabi up to matriculation level.
  • As of January 1, 2022, the age limit for DSP (Deputy Superintendent Jails/District Probation Officer) positions is 21 to 28 years, while the age restriction for other positions is 21 to 37 years.
  • Men should have a minimum height of 5 feet 7 inches, a chest measurement of 33 inches, and a waist measurement of 34.5 inches.
  • Women's minimum height should be 5 feet 3 inches.
Exam Pattern

The exam includes three stages:

  1. Prelims
  2. PPSC Mains
  3. PPSC interview

The patterns for the two exams are different. The aspirants must have a thorough knowledge of both.

Punjab PSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

The Punjab PSC Preliminary exam is an objective test with two 200-marks papers. The Prelims test lasts 2 hours and includes Papers I and II.

Both papers will be 120 minutes long, with an additional 20 minutes allotted to visually challenged students. Note that there is no negative marking in Papers I and II of the Preliminary exam. To prepare for PPSC 2022 exam, check the exam pattern of Prelims exam here:

PPSC Prelims Subjects Total Questions Weightage of each Question
Paper-I General Studies 100 2 marks
Paper-II Civil Services Aptitude Test 80 2.5 marks

Punjab PSC Mains Exam Pattern 2022

The PPSC Mains exam is a lengthy descriptive exam. FoPPSC Mains 2022, a candidate must take four General Studies papers.

Subjects In PPSC Mains Maximum Marks
Paper-I - English 100 marks
Paper-II - Punjabi 100 marks
Paper-III - Essay 150 marks
Paper IV - General Studies Paper – I (Geography, History) 250 marks
Paper V - General Studies Paper-II (Indian Polity, Constitution) 250 marks
Paper VI General Studies Paper – III (Stat, Economy, Security) 250 marks
Paper VII - General Studies Paper – IV (Environment, Decision Making, Sci & Tech) 250 marks
Interview 150 marks

PPCS Recruitment Physical Test

If you've applied for a position as a Deputy Superintendent of Police or a Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Grade-II)/ District Probation Officer (Jails), you'll have to complete a number of responsibilities, including It will be a 1600 metres race for male candidates: It will be an 800-metre event for women, with a time limit of 07 minutes 30 seconds (only one attempt). To be finished in 4 minutes and 45 seconds (only one attempt).

  • Male candidates must jump at least 3.60 metres (three attempts) in the Long Jump, while female candidates must jump at least 3.00 metres (Three attempts only)
  • Male applicants must jump for at least 1.15 metres (three attempts) while female candidates must jump for at least 1.00 metres (three attempts)
  • Only male candidates will be required to climb a 2.0-metre vertical rope from the ground (Three attempts only).
  • Only female candidates must do the Shuttle, which entails sprinting five times in 20 seconds between two parallel lines 10 metres apart (one attempt only)

The papers will be descriptive, and each one will be 180 minutes long. Candidates who are blind or visually challenged will be given an additional 30 minutes for each paper. It is necessary to attempt all seven papers.


The PPSC Exam is given in a variety of fields. The discipline-by-discipline syllabus for some of the most popular ones is detailed below. For additional information on the syllabus, candidates can visit the PPSC's official website.

Punjab PPSC Prelims Exam Syllabus 2022

Here are the key points on the Punjab PSC 2022 exam syllabus:

Topics Syllabus
Everyday Science
  • States of matter, the structure of atoms, versatile nature of carbon.
  • Acids, bases, salts, corrosion in metals, the action of soaps.
  • Evolution, marine and terrestrial life on Earth. The human body and life processes, nutrition, disease – causes and prevention, infectious diseases, and lifestyle diseases are all topics covered in this course.
  • Initiatives in public health, maternal and child health, immunisation and vaccination, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, polio, and other diseases
  • The Archimedes principle, force-laws of motion, and gravitation
  • Energy – kinetic & potential. Light – reflection & refraction – concepts and applications. Sound – propagation & reflection- concepts and applications.
  • Electric current – concepts and applications.
  • Computers and telecommunication – concepts and applications.
Environmental Studies
  • Composition and structure of the atmosphere.
  • Solar system – heat balance & temperature.
  • Atmospheric circulation & weather system, water cycle.
  • Climate change – fossil fuels, greenhouse gases, renewable energy, clean development mechanism, carbon credits.
  • Water – oceans, rivers, glaciers, lakes, groundwater, etc.
  • Pollution and toxicity etc.
Political theory & international order
  • Basic features, provisions, schedules of the Indian Constitution, key amendments.
  • Panchayati Raj. Elections – People’s Representation Act, electoral reforms. Rise of regionalism and coalition politics.
  • Armed challenges to the Indian state since independence.
History of India
  • The Indus valley civilization.
  • The Aryan and the Vedic age.
  • Jainism and Buddhism.
  • The Maurya Gupta periods.
  • The advent of Islam and the Sultanate period (political, social & cultural).
  • The Bhakti Movement.
  • The Mughals (political, social & cultural till Aurangzeb).
  • The coming of the European Powers and the advent of British rule.
  • The Mutiny of 1857.
  • The British rule and the Indian National Movement (1857-1947)
World History
  • The Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution in Europe.
  • The American Revolution of 1776.
  • The French Revolution of 1789.
  • The Russian Revolution of 1917.
  • World Wars I & II.
Indian Economy
  • Indian economic development (1950-1991) – key economic policies, public sector dominance, bank nationalization, etc.
  • Five-year plans – key goals and main achievements.
  • Liberalization, privatization, and globalization era since 1991 – key policies, decisions, and results.
  • Performance of Indian economy since 1991 – Growth, fiscal & revenue deficits, trade, commerce & balance of payments, inflation, growth of service sector.
  • Key challenges and responses – agriculture and food security, industrialization, poverty alleviation & employment, rural & urban infrastructure, social sector – health, education, etc.
  • Population – distribution, density, growth, and comparison.
  • Migration – types, causes, and consequences.
  • Human development.
  • Human settlements.
  • Land resources and agriculture.
  • Water resources.
  • Mineral and energy resources.
  • Manufacturing industries.
  • Planning and sustainable development in India.
  • Transport and communication.
  • International trade.
  • A geographical perspective on selected issues and problems.
Current Affairs
  • National and international importance
  • Geography: Geographical and agro-climatic regions, rivers, water resources, sharing of waters, demographics, human development indices
  • People, Society and Culture: Major personalities in the history of Punjab, religious movements, major religions & spiritual personalities, Punjabi literature, folklore, performing arts, fine arts and crafts
  • History: Sufis, saints and gurus, Lodhis and Mughals, Sikh rulers, the British period, nationalist movement in Punjab, Punjab in independent India.
  • Economy: Agriculture, animal husbandry, industrial & service sectors, major occupations, development & economic growth, public finance (including central-state fiscal issues), public sector institutions, cooperatives, etc.

PPSC Paper-II Civil Services Aptitude Test

Basic numerical skills Numbers, magnitudes, percentages, numerical relation appreciation
Reading comprehension Punjabi and English language comprehension, antonyms and synonyms, grammar, and sentence formation
Skills Interpersonal skills including communication skills
Logical reasoning Analytical and mental ability
Data analysis Graphic presentations, charts, tables, spreadsheets

Punjab PPSC Mains Exam Syllabus- English

Section Topic Marks
Section A Comprehension (Unseen Passage)— An unseen passage followed by Questions to be answered 10 marks
Precis writing— Passage to be summarized to 1/3rd 10 marks
Letter writing—(200 words) 10 marks
Essay writing (Any general topic 300 words) 10 marks
Translation 10 marks
Section B Grammar 50 marks

Candidates will be required to write three short essays on specific topics in English or Punjabi. Subjects will be chosen from a list. They will be asked to stay focused on the essay's topic, logically organise their thoughts, and write concisely.

Admission Open 2023