Before applying for different posts for PSPCL, candidates must check the eligibility criteria. The PSPCL Eligibility Criteria is released along with the official notification for the posts on the official website. For multiple posts, here are the eligibility criteria:
Posts-wise eligibility criteria for different types of vacancies are listed below:
|Post Name||Educational Qualification|
|Non-Technical: Revenue Accountant (RA) [Post Code: 11]||
|Non-Technical: Clerk (CLK) [Post Code: 12]||
OR Computer Information Technology course equivalent to DOEACC ‘O’ level certificate by Govt. of India.
|Technical: Junior Engineer/ Electrical [Post Code: 21]||
|Technical: Assistant Lineman (ALM) [Post Code: 22]||
|Technical: Assistant Sub-Station Attendant (ASSA) [Post Code: 22]||
The crucial date for assessing the age of candidates is January 1, 2022. Minimum age limit 18 years and upper age limit 37 years.
PSPCL also relaxes age criteria for applicants belonging to certain categories of candidates. The age relaxation is as per the instructions of the Government of Punjab.
|SC, ST and OBC||5 Years of relaxation from the prescribed upper age limit|
|Ex-Servicemen||Ex-servicemen of Punjab Domicile can deduct the period of their service in the Armed Forces of Union from their actual age. If the resultant age does not exceed the maximum age limit prescribed for direct appointment by more than three years, they will be considered eligible in age criteria.|
|Physically Handicapped||10 Years of relaxation from the prescribed upper age limit.|
|Wives serving military personnel and wives of military personnel disabled during the service||40 Years|
|Women who receive maintenance payments from their husbands by the order of Civil or Criminal courts.||40 Years|
PSPCL exam 2022 will be conducted in 3 phases viz.
The Phase-I and Phase-II examination are of 100 marks. There are a total of 100 questions and each question carries 1 mark. There is a negative 0.25 mark for the wrong answer.
Online examination for the post of Assistant Lineman and Assistant Sub-Station Attendant will be conducted in one phase only. Online examination for the post of Junior Engineer will be conducted in two phases.
Phase-I and Phase-II have similar question patterns. They are as follows:
|Subject||No. of Questions|
|Question-Related to the concerned discipline of the post applied||70|
Online examination for the post of Clerk will be conducted in two phases. Both Phase-I and Phase-II will have similar question patterns. They are as follows:
|Subject||No. of Questions|
|Static + Current Affairs & General Knowledge||20|
|Basic Computer Knowledge||15|
|Logical Reasoning/ Quantitative Aptitude||25|
Online examination for the post of Revenue Accountant is conducted in one phase only. The question pattern is as follows:
|Subject||No. of Questions|
|Degree Level Finance & Accounts- CA/ICWA||70|
|Logical Reasoning/ Quantitative Aptitude||10|
PSPCL syllabus for most of the recruitment exams includes General English, G.K & Current Affairs, and Aptitude. The rest of the sections might differ between jobs, as they will be subject-related. Candidates can check the generic syllabus for different PSPCL exams below.
This is a non-technical post. There are 4 sections viz. Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, and General Awareness. The syllabus is as follows:
|Reasoning Ability||Coding, Series, Analogy, Blood Relation, Distance, Sitting Puzzle|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Simplification, Profit & Loss, HCF, Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds &, Indices, Ratio, Time, Train, Distance (Most Imp.), Number Systems|
|English Language||Synonyms & Antonyms, Translation, Fillers, Modal Fillers, Change the Tense, Choose Correct Determiner, Narration, Misspelt, Active-Passive, Idioms, One-word Substitution, Mark Correct Sentence|
|General Awareness||Current Affairs, GK Updates, Currencies, Important Places, Banking Awareness, Awards, Book And Author, Headquarter, Important Days, Prime Minister Scheme|
This is a technical post. For the post of Junior Engineer (Electrical); there is a section of relative questions from the electrical engineering stream. Apart from that other sections include General Intelligence, English Language, and General Awareness.
|General Engineering (Electrical)||Circuit law, Magnetic Circuit, AC Fundamentals, Measurement and Measuring instruments, Electrical Machines, Fractional Kilowatt Motors, Single-phase Induction Motors, Synchronous Machines, Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Estimation and Costing, Utilization and Electrical Energy, Basic Electronics, Basic Electrical Engineering, DC Circuit, Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws, Series and parallel combination of resistors, Electro Magnetics, Electro-Magnetic Induction, AC Circuits, Network theorems, Electrical Circuits and Systems, Classification of Materials, Active and Passive Components, AC Fundamentals, Transformers, AC and DC Machines, Semiconductor Diode, Transistor, Power Supplies, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Basic Electromagnetic Law, Measuring Instruments, DC Machines, Transformers, Induction Machines, Synchronous Machines, Electronics and Electrical Technology, Basic Concepts, AC Fundamentals, Electrical Machines Etc|
|General Intelligence||Logical Reasoning, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Data Sufficiency, Coded Inequalities, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle, Tabulation, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding|
|English Language||Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para jumbles, Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting, Fill in the blanks, Miscellaneous, Paragraph Completion|
|General Awareness||Indian History, Indian Polity, Geography, Economy Current Affairs, Sports, Punjab Current Updates, National & International News, Awards, Person in News|
For the post of revenue accountant; there is a section of questions related to Finance and Accounts apart from General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning, and General English.
|Finance and Accounts||General Principles & Rules, Accountancy its Scope, Book Keeping & Accountancy, Auditing, General Accounting Principles, Industrial Relations, Labour Laws, Financial Accounting, Cash Transactions, and their record, Cost Accounting, Corporate Accounting, Taxation Law and Practice, Computer Application in Accounting, Management Accounting, Income Tax, Theory and Practice of Auditing, Purchase Regulations, General System of Accounts & Financial Control, Cash Transactions and their record|
|General Knowledge||Geography, Economy Current Affairs, Punjab History, Awards, Person in News, Punjab Polity, Sports, Punjab Current Updates, National & International News|
|Logical Reasoning/ Quants||Ratio and Proportion, Simple & Compound Interest, Data Interpretation, Problems on Trains, Time and Distance, Profit and Loss, C.F. and L.C.M., Number Systems, Problems on Ages, Time and Work, Mixture and Alligation, Discounts, Boats and Streams, Direction Sense, Clock, Number Series, Coding-Decoding, Word Building, Seating Arrangements, Calendar, Blood Relation, Non-Verbal Series, Statement Conclusion, Arithmetic Reasoning, Figure Classification|
|General English||Fill in the blanks, Vocabulary, Word formation, Synonyms, Error correction, Prepositions, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Comprehension, Sentence Translation, Rearrangement|