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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    PSPCL Recruitment Exam
  • Mode of Conduction
    Computer-Based Test
  • Official Website
    https://pspcl.in/
  • No. of Papers
    3
  • Total Marks
    100
  • Total No. of Questions
    100
  • Medium of the exam
    English and Punjabi
  • Marking Scheme
    Each question carries 1 mark. There is a negative 0.25 mark for the wrong answer.
  • Exam Dates
    To be Announced
Eligibilty Criteria

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:

PSPCL Eligibility: Educational Qualification

Posts-wise eligibility criteria for different types of vacancies are listed below:

Post Name Educational Qualification
Non-Technical: Revenue Accountant (RA) [Post Code: 11]
  • Regular B.Com with minimum 60% Marks

        OR

  • M.Com with a minimum of 50%

        OR

  • CA Inter/ ICWAI Inter
Non-Technical: Clerk (CLK) [Post Code: 12]
  1. Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University or Institution.
  2. Possess at least 120 hours course related to use of Personal Computer,

OR Computer Information Technology course equivalent to DOEACC ‘O’ level certificate by Govt. of India.

  1. Must have studied Punjabi up to matric (10th) standard.
  2. The candidate will have to pass the English and Punjabi typing test as per PSPCL standards within the probation period.
Technical: Junior Engineer/ Electrical [Post Code: 21]
  • Regular 3 or 4 years Diploma in Electrical/ Electrical and Electronics/ Computer Science/ IT Engineering with minimum 60% marks

OR

  • Regular BE/ B.Tech in Electrical/ Electrical and ElectronicsEngineering or B.Sc Computer Science
  • IT Engineering with at least 50 % of aggregate marks.

OR

  • AMIE in Electrical/Electrical and Electronics/ Computer Science/IT Engineering with 50% minimum marks from Institution of Engineers(India) Calcutta.
Technical: Assistant Lineman (ALM) [Post Code: 22]
  • Matriculation (class 10th|) or equivalent.
  • National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) in Lineman Trade.
Technical: Assistant Sub-Station Attendant (ASSA) [Post Code: 22]
  • The candidates should have done a full-time course in ITI/Electrical/Electrician/Wireman with a minimum of 60% marks with 2 years apprenticeship experience in PSEB

OR

  • Full time regular diploma in Electrical Engineering/ Electronics & Communication/ Instrumentation & Process Control with 60% marks.

PSPCL Age Criteria

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.

Category Age Relaxation
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.
Widows 40 Years
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
Exam Pattern

PSPCL exam 2022 will be conducted in 3 phases viz.

  1. Phase-I (Preliminary Examination)
  2. Phase-II (Mains Examination)
  3. Document Verification (DV)

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.

PSPCL Exam Pattern 2022 for the Post of JE/ Electrical, ALM, and ASSA

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
General Knowledge 10
Logical Reasoning 10
General English 10
Total 100

PSPCL Exam Pattern for the Post of Clerk

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
General English 20
Numerical Aptitude 25
Total 100

PSPCL Exam Pattern for the Post of Revenue Accountant

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
General Knowledge 10
Logical Reasoning/ Quantitative Aptitude 10
General English 10
Total 100
Syllabus

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.

PSPCL Syllabus for the Post of Clerk

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:

Subjects Topics
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

PSPCL Syllabus for the Post of Junior Engineer/ Electrical

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.

Subjects Topics
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

PSPCL Syllabus for the Post of Revenue Accountant

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.

Subjects Topics
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

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