Punjab Public Service Commission PPSC PreMain Syllabus Exam Pattern 2019

Punjab Public Service Commission conducts various exams for the recruitment of most deserving, talented and qualified applicants for the state services as well as for other administrative services of govt. of Punjab. Those candidates who have applied for this recruitment exam and are curious to know about pattern and syllabus of examination can easily get all the information’s from the official website.

PPSC Syllabus

The Punjab public service commission syllabus exam pattern uploaded on the official website gives the clear idea about it to the candidates. For being recruited in Punjab public service examination, aspirants have to clear the three stages of exam- PPSC preliminary exam, PPSC main exam and finally interview. The detailed information of these three different stages of PPSC examination is as follows:

Preliminary Exam Pattern of PPSC

Preliminary Exam Pattern of PPSC

The preliminary exam pattern of PPSC consists of two papers and both papers are of objective type consisting of multiple choice questions and the Punjab public service commission syllabus of preliminary exam is available on the official website of PPSC. This exam is mainly conducted for screening of aspirants and on the basis of marks obtained in the exam, candidates are declared qualified for the main examination. The duration of each paper is two hours for the preliminary examination.

There is no negative marking in the written preliminary exam test. The question paper will be bilingual that is it will be printed in 2 languages that is Punjabi (Gurumukhi script) & English (Roman script). Only those candidates will be eligible for appearing in the main examination, who have been declared qualified by the PPSC. Applicants can also easily download the PPSC syllabus for educators for getting the detailed information’s. The PPSC preliminary examination consists of Paper I which includes General Studies having 100 questions of 2 marks each, therefore total marks is 200 while Paper II includes CSAT ( Civil Service Aptitude Test) consisting of 80 questions each of 2.5 marks, therefore total marks is of 200.

PPSC Main Exam Pattern

PPSC Main Exam Pattern

The main exam pattern of PPSC consists of the written examination which consists of seven papers which are subjective type or essay type questions. These papers are descriptive and the duration of each paper id of 3 hours. The main competitive exam consisting of seven compulsory papers for the exam of various recruitments as per different posts, PPSC syllabus for assistant is available on the official website in detail. Aspirants have the option for attempting all the papers, except the language paper for which they can opt for either English or Punjabi medium.

The question papers except the language paper will be set in English language and if candidates opt for attempting any paper or papers in Punjabi medium then the question papers will be in Punjabi language. The PPSC syllabus 2019 paper wise are as follows:

S.NoPaperMaximum Marks
1.English Compulsory (10+2 standard)100
2.Essay (3 essays each of 50 marks each) 150
3.Punjabi (Gurumukhi script) 100
4.General Studies Paper I (History, Society & Geography) 250
5.General Studies Paper II (Indian Constitution & Polity, International Relations & Governance)250
6.General Studies Paper III (Economy, Security Issues & Statistics) 250
7.General Studies Paper IV (Science &Technology, Problem Solving & Decision Making, Environment)

Aspirants who have been qualified for both Preliminary and Main Examination of PPSC are called finally for Interview test. As per syllabus, they have to work hard for preparation of interview in order to achieve success in the final selection. The PPSC syllabus for lecturers are also available for the interested aspirants who have applied for this post recruitment can prepare as per syllabus and must work hard for the preparation to attain success. The candidates who have successfully competed in their written examination. The interview is of 150 marks and the total marks scored in written exam as well as interview, the total score will be considered for the final merit list. If candidates have scored 45% marks in aggregate in all papers including 25% at least marks in each paper, 40% for scheduled caste & schedule tribes.

PPSC Main Exam Pattern books and syllabus

Applicants who have applied for PPSC syllabus for inspector can download the exam pattern and syllabus of PPSC exam for the post of inspector from the official website of PPSC and can also get the idea of questions, pattern and marking of questions from previous year question papers. By getting all these, they can prepare very well for examination. The written examination consists of total marks of 340 where the total questions are 170 and each question is of 2 marks each and the total duration of exam is of 2 hours. All the questions are of objective types consisting of multiple choices and there is no negative marking in written examination.

The subjects includes logical reasoning and mental ability which consists of 100 questions and each question is of 2 marks each therefore total marks is of 200 marks and it also include GK, Current Affairs and History consisting of 70 questions and total marks is 140, therefore total number of questions is 170 and total marks is of 340. The criteria of selection of exam include written test and interview. Aspirants may go through the syllabus thoroughly for making their exam perfect by referring the syllabus of PPSC in order to crack the examination which is conducted by the Board of Punjab Public Service Commission. Applicants can download the PPSC syllabus 2019 PDF free of cost.

PPSC Syllabus for the Recruitment of Inspector

1. General Awareness:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Culture
  • General Policy
  • Sports
  • Indian Constitution
  • Economic Scene
  • Scientific Research etc.

2. General Knowledge (Total Marks – 100)

It includes different subjects Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Geography, Sports, Basic Computer, Indian History, Indian Parliament, Famous days & dates, Indian Politics, Indian Economy, Physics, Zoology, Indian Culture & Environment.

3. Current Affairs (Total Marks – 60)

It includes Polity issue, Environment issue, Science & Technology, Economic issue as well as other Current issue.

4. History (Total Marks- 10)

It includes Indian History with special reference topic i.e Indian Freedom Struggle Movement and it also include History of Punjab.

5. Reasoning

It includes number series, theme detection, artificial language, analogies, verbal classification, matching definitions, making judgments, letter & symbol series, logical problems, statement & conclusion, logical deduction, statement & argument, cause & effect, essential part.

6. English

The syllabus of English includes spellings, adjectives, one word substitutions, grammar, vocabulary, fill in the blanks, spot the error, antonyms, synonyms, homonyms, sentence structure, passage, verbs, verbal comprehension passage, idioms and phrases, detecting mis spelt words, one word substitutions, clauses.

7. Aptitude

It includes profit & loss, averages, percentages, ratio & proportions, problem on trains, interest, percentages, partnership, time & distance, time & work etc.

The PMS syllabus for provincial management services is available for both compulsory and optional subject and there are three chances for the aspirant’s foe appearing in PPSC PMS exams. The PMS syllabus includes 6 papers for compulsory subjects and each paper carries 100 marks each of total 600 marks and there are seven groups for the optional subjects i.e. A, B,C,D,E,F & G and as per rules and regulations, candidates have to choose maximum one subject from each group and the total choice of selection of optional subjects includes 3 subjects each of 200 marks and the total marks is of 600 marks.

PMS syllabus

Therefore both optional and compulsory marks is total of 1200 marks and for qualifying for the posting it is necessary for candidates  to secure minimum 50% marks of PPSC PMS test otherwise candidates will not be selected or rejected.

The PPSC test pattern for Punjab senior assistant syllabus includes logical reasoning and mental ability consisting of total 80 questions of 200 marks and current affairs as well as general knowledge includes 40 questions of 100 marks thus total questions comprises of 120 questions and total 300 marks and total time duration is of 2.5 hours. Applicants can easily view all the subjects’ topic wise and can download it in PDF format for their best preparation of exam.

Applicants can prepare well for their exams by following the proper schedule, practicing solved question papers, attending mock tests after completion of the preparation by making an effective preparation plan for the difficult and important concepts.

ppsc exam syllabus and exam pattern pre and mains

They must revise the topics carefully. Aspirants must go well through the syllabus for Punjab public service commission for the best preparation they must be aware of the syllabus for the particular recruitment for which they have applied. There are different syllabuses for different posts therefore it is very important for all the aspirants to carefully download the syllabus as per their post. Once they are well aware of the syllabus, they can prepare well for their examination.

Thus it is very important for all candidates to make their schedule and timing for their preparation of examination after studying carefully the Punjab public service commission syllabus which is easily available on the official site of PPSC and helps the candidates a lot in their preparation as they get the detailed information of all the recruitments they have applied with their particular details of exam pattern and syllabus.


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