Punjab State Civil Services Combined Competitive Examination 2020

Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC)

Advt No. 08

The Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) has been established under Article 315 of the Constitution of India, with the basic purpose of recruiting officials in various departments of the Government as per the requisitions sent by the Government in this regard from time to time.

The Punjab State Civil Services Combined Competitive Examination-2020 (PSCSCCE2020) is being conducted by the PPSC for recruitment of officers as Punjab Civil Service (Executive Branch), Deputy Superintendent of Police, Tehsildar, Food Supply and Consumer Affairs Officer, Block Development & Panchayat Officers, Assistant Registrar
Co-Operative Societies, Labour and Conciliation Officer, Employment Generation and Training Officer and Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Grade-II)/ District Probation Officer (Jails). After completion of the examination process, the Commission shall send a list of the successful candidates to the Government, in such manner as may be specified
by the Government as mentioned in Rule 10(A)(1) of Punjab State Civil Services (Appointment by Combined Competitive Examination)Rules 2009 as amended by the Department of Personnel vide Notification dated 17 September, 2019

Important Dates

  • Online application starting date – 04/06/2020
  • Online application last date – 30/06/2020

The number of vacancies to be filled on the basis of PSCSCCE-2020 is given in the table below:

Name of Post

No. of Posts

Punjab Civil Service (Executive Branch)


Deputy Superintendent of Police




Food Supply and Consumer Affairs Officer


Block Development & Panchayat Officer


Assistant Registrar Co-Operative Societies


Labour and Conciliation Officer


Employment Generation and Training Officer


Deputy Superintendent Jails / District Probation Officer (GradeII))


Educational Qualifications

  • a bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognised university or institution; Provided that the candidate may be permitted to take examination while studying for the qualifying degree. However, the candidate shall be required to produce proof of qualifying the degree course for being eligible to take the Main Competitive Examination (As per Punjab State Civil Services (Appointment by Combined Competitive Examination) Rules, 2009) during that year.
  • No candidate shall be eligible for appearing in the Preliminary Competitive Examination, unless he/she has passed the Matriculation Examination with Punjabi as one of the compulsory or elective subjects or any other equivalent examination in Punjabi language, which may be specified by the Government from time to time.

Age Limit (as on 1st January 2020)

  • 21-37 years
  • 21- 28 years

Selection process

A) Procedure and scheme for the Preliminary Examination

The preliminary competitive examination will consist of two papers of 200 marks each and shall
comprise of objective type (multiple choice) questions. The detail is as follows:-

.. Subject.No of
.Marks for each    .QuestionTotal
Paper —IGeneral Studies100


Paper — II‘ Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)80

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  1. Both the papers will be of objective type multiple choice questions.
  2. Duration of each paper for preliminary examination will be two hours. However, Persons with disability candidates will be given additional 40 minutes.
  3. There will be no negative marking in the written preliminary examination test, however there may be negative marking for any objections to the Answer Key found false/frivolous/not supported by authentic evidence.
  4. The question paper shall be bilingual and shall be printed in English (Roman script) and Punjabi (Gurumukhi script) excep

B) Procedure and scheme for the Main Examination


  1. All papers shall be descriptive in nature and duration of each paper will be three hours. Visually impaired candidates will, however, be allowed an extra time of sixty minutes in each paper.
  2. The main competitive examination shall include seven compulsory papers.
  3. Candidates will have the option to attempt all the papers, except the language papers in Punjabi or English medium.
  4. Candidates exercising the option to answer Papers in Punjabi language may, if they so desire, give English version within brackets of only the description of the technical terms, if any, in addition to the version in Punjabi language.
  5. The question papers other than language papers will be set in English. However, when any candidate opts for attempting any paper(s) in Punjabi medium, the question papers shall be printed in Punjabi accordingly.

Examination Fees

Name of Category

Total Fees

SC/ST of all States and Backward Classes of Punjab


Ex-Servicemen of Punjab


All Others Categories (including
Lineal Descendent of Ex-servicemen,
EWS, Punjab)


Physically Handicapped, Punjab


PPSC Syllabus 

Syllabus for Preliminary Examination

I. Paper –I (General Studies)
1. Everyday Science
2. Environmental studies
3. Political theory & international order
4. Indian polity
5. History of India
6. Indian Economy
7. Geography
8. Current events of national and international importance
9. Punjab
II. Paper –II (Civil Services Aptitude Test)


Syllabus of Main Examination
I. English
II.General Studies-I: History, Geography and Society
Section-1: History
Section-2: Geography
Section-3: Society
III. General Studies-II: Indian Constitution& Polity, Governance and International Relations
Section-1: Indian Constitution & Polity
Section-2: Governance
Section-3: International Relations
IV. General Studies-III: Economy, Statistics and Security Issues
Section-1: Indian Economy
Section-2: Statistical Analysis, GRaphs and Diagrams
Section-3: : Issues related to Security
V. General Studies-IV: Science & Technology, Environment, Problem Solving & Decision Making
Section-1: Science and Technology
Section-2: Environment
Section-3: Situations in Civil Service -Problem Solving and Decision Making


Updated: October 6, 2020 — 2:37 pm

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