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PPSC 2024 Exam

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About PPSC Exam

The Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC), formerly known as the Joint Public Service Commission, is a government agency and the topmost constitutional body of the Government of Punjab, India. It is responsible for conducting civil services and competitive exams for various civil services and departmental posts under the jurisdiction of Punjab.


PPSC Exam Date

Following are the tentative dates for the PPSC exams to be conducted in 2022:

Events Dates (Tentative)
Beginning of Online Application June 2022
End of Online Application July 2022
Submission of Application Fee (Offline) August 2022
Issue of PPSC 2022 Prelims Admit Card To be announced
PPSC Prelims 2022 Exam September 2022
Release of PPSC Prelims 2022 Answer Key Notified soon
PPSC 2022 Prelims Result Notified soon
Application for PPSC 2022 Mains Notified soon
Issue of PPSC 2022 Mains Admit Card Notified soon
PPSC Mains 2022 Exam Notified soon
PPSC 2022 Mains Result Notified soon
Veterinary Officer Admit Card Date January 2022 (Expected)
Veterinary Officer Exam Date January 2022 (Expected)
Official website https://ppsc.gov.in/

PPSC Eligibility

Candidates applying to the post must fulfill the below-mentioned qualification to be considered for selection:

Educational Qualification

The information concerning the educational qualification is provided in below:

  • The candidate must have done a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any stream with minimum sixty percent marks from a recognized university or institution. Graduate with 60% marks in any stream

Age Limit

Given below is the required age limit for the post mentioned above:

  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • Maximum age: 37 years

PPSC Vacancy

  •  Inspector, Cooperative Societies- 320

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PPSC Admit Card

Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic spread around the world, PPSC 2020, along with many other exams, has been delayed for several months. Recently, PPSC has announced and issued the admit cards for exams related to a few posts. The admit cards for the other exams are to be issued soon.
 

Steps to download Admit Card for PPSC

PPSC does not release the Admit Cards for the PPSC Examinations offline. They are available online at the official website around 15 days before the exams. Thus, it is mandatory to download them from the official website.

Candidates often face difficulties while downloading their admit cards/hall tickets, which adds up to the heaps of stress for exams present already. Therefore, we have provided a step-by-step guide to downloading the admit cards. It is advisable to download the admit cards soon after the release and well before exams to avoid any last-minute issue.

  • Candidates appearing for PPSC have to visit the official website at http://ppsc.gov.in/and log in with their user id and passwords used earlier while filling up the form
  • They then need to go the ‘Careers’ tab
  • A tab with many links opens, students need to find the link to their admit card by checking the year and the exam they are taking
  • After clicking on the link, the students may have to fill in a few details like their phone number and date of birth.
  • After filling all the details asked, the students can download the admit cards.
  • The students must print out the Admit card to carry it to the exam center on the day of examination.
  • If the students cannot download the Admit Cards by the above process, they can immediately report to the authorities by writing them an email with the user id or the registration number and the roll number.

Checking the details in the Admit card

After downloading the Admit Cards/Hall Tickets, it is always advised to students to double-check all the information provided in the Admit Cards to avoid future conflict. In case of any wrong information, the students can contact the authorities regarding the change they want in their Admit Cards. The students need to mention the wrong information and provide the correct information along with the supporting documents (if any). Following are the student details provided in the Admit cards that the students need to look out for:

  • Name of the student
  • Punjab Public Service exam type and date
  • Roll Number of the Candidate
  • Gender
  • Father’s/ Mother’s Name
  • Time of the Exam
  • Instructions to be followed for the Exam
  • Digital Signature of the candidate
  • Photograph of the candidate

Documents to be carried during the exam

As the Punjab Public Service Commission Exams are offline, the students need to carry the Admit Cards and an assortment of other documents to the exam hall on the day of the exam. Admit cards are the most important. The students are not allowed entrance into the center without them in any case. The list of other important documents required are as follows

  • PAN Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Voter ID
  • College ID/ Employee ID
  • Driving License
  • Photograph
  • Passport
  • Any other ID proof issued by Gazetted Officer of the government
  • Any other ID assigned or acknowledged by the State or Central Governments.

PPSC Selection

The selection process for the post mentioned above is provided below:

  • Written Exam

PPSC Syllabus

Prelims Exam Syllabus

For General Studies paper

  • Indian polity and administration.
  • General topics, basic information about science concepts
  • Indian history
  • Geography of India, and of other countries
  • Study-related to the environment.
  • Governance and bureaucracy.
  • Economics and financial studies.
  • Sports and IT sector.
 

For CSAT paper

  • Data interpretation.
  • General reasoning
  • Logical reasoning
  • Data analysis.
  • Numerical problems.
  • Statistics and related problems.
  • Problems on heights and measurements.

Mains Exam Syllabus Paper 1: General English language
  • Vocabulary and grammar
  • Verbs, idioms, and tenses
  • Phrase corrections
  • Sentence completion
  • Paragraph writing
  • Precise writing

Paper 2: General Punjabi language
  • Essay writing
  • Letter writing
  • Grammatical concepts
  • Language quotes and explanations
  • Descriptive writing
  • Paragraph and precise writing

Paper 3: General Essay

In this section, candidates need to write essays on different topics. The candidates get the flexibility to choose from different topics asked in the exam, but make sure to maintain the word limit mentioned in the exam.
 

Paper 4: General Aptitude 1
  • History
  • Indian language, Indian culture
  • Geographical studies.
  • Detailed information about the state of Punjab
  • Constitution and law-making
  • Governance and international relations.

Paper 5: General Aptitude 2
  • Studies related to the environment
  • Science and technology
  • Case studies
  • Latest and innovative problem-solving techniques
  • Statistics
  • Graphs and related problems

PPSC Exam Pattern

Before starting preparing for the examination, all the test takers must get the insight information about the sections, chapters, etc. that are coming in the exam. Candidates should have an insight into the revised exam pattern, sections covered in the exam, etc. and can score well in the exam.

It is vital to get a good score in all the stages of the exam including:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Main Exam
  • Interview round
Preliminary Exam-Pattern

The preliminary exam is segmented into two papers, both are objective type papers with four options given. This is a screening test only and based on the marks achieved in this exam, test takers will be qualified for the next level of selection which is the Main Examination.

Name of the Subjects Questions Marks for each Question Total Marks
General Studies (Paper 1) 100 2 200
Civil Services Aptitude Test(CSAT) ((paper 2) 80 2.5 200

Mains Exam Pattern
Papers Name of the subject Maximum Marks
Paper 1 English 100 marks
Paper 2 Punjabi (to be answered only in Gurumukhi Script) 100 marks
Paper 3 Essay writing 100 marks
Paper 4 General Studies Paper 1 100 marks
Paper 5 General Studies Paper 2 100 marks
Paper 6 Non-mandatory Subject 1 – Paper 1 100 marks
Paper 7 Non-mandatory Subject 1 – Paper 2 100 marks
Paper 8 Non-mandatory Subject 2, Paper 1 100 marks
Paper 9 Non-mandatory Subject 2, Paper 2 100 marks

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PPSC How to Apply

The candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to apply for the PPSC recruitment:

Step 1: Visit the official website ppsc.gov.in
Step 2: On the home page, click on ‘Open Advertisement.’
Step 3: Read the notification carefully
Step 4: Click on ‘Apply/View’ option and go through the details of the advertisement. 
Step 5: Now, click on ‘Apply Now’ and proceed with the application.
Step 6: Pay the required application fee and upload the documents.
Step 7: Click on ‘Submit’ and take a printout.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) PPSC Exam

Q. What is the Syllabus of PPSC Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest syllabus of the PPSC exam. The syllabus of PPSC comprises the topics and sub-topics under sections, Knowledge of PPSC syllabus helps candidates to focus on their preparation and important areas of each subject.
Q. What is pattern of PPSC Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest exam pattern of the PPSC exam . The pattern of comprises the subject wise pattern and no. of questions will come in exam, go to our article section of exam pattern for more details.
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Q. How to prepare for the PPSC Exam?
A. To prepare for PPSC exam, candidates should go through the exam syllabus and exam pattern, solve mock tests, practice previous years' question papers. Try to clear the concepts of each and every topic rather than cramming. Set a time to go over the chapters, Differentiate weak areas and work to improve them. Solve puzzles to improve logical skill.
Q. How to Download PPSC Exam Syllabus PDF?
A. Candidates can download PPSC exam syllabus PDF from our website for free. Candidates need to only register with us to download the exam syllabus.

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