Punjab PCS 2022 Recruitment: Notification, Exam Date, Latest News

Punjab PCS 2022 Recruitment: Notification, Exam Date, Latest News

BySATISH KUMAR GUPTA  |  Updated on: Jun 8, 2021
Punjab State Civil Services Examination 2021 is conducted by  Punjab Public Service Commission. Check the PPSC notification, syllabus, exam pattern, vacancy details, eligibility criteria, application form details, and much more. 
Important Dates
PPSC CCE Physical Test Date 2021  -Jun 16, 2021

PPSC Exam 2021 Latest Updates

PPCS Physical Test 2021 Dates and other details have been released. The PPSC Interview 2021 were held from 31 May 2021 and Applicants who qualifies the Interview can appear for the Physical Test on 16 June 2021. 

The physical tests for the posts of Deputy Superintendent of Police/Deputy Superintendent of Jails(Grade-II)/District Probation Officer (Jails) will be held on 16 June 2021 for applicants who have indicated a preference for the ibid posts. A total of 139 candidates will be appearing for the PPSC Physical Exam. Read all the details about the PPSC CCE Physical Test 2021 below. 

After successful completion of the PPSC Physical Exam, PPSC Result 2020-21 will be announced where the Punjab PSC will release the final list of selected candidates. 

Check all updated PPSC Dates 2021

Latest Updates:

  • 07 June 2021: PPSC CCE Physical Test Dates released along with other details. Download official notice. 
  • 21 May 2021: PPSC Mains Result 2021 Announced. Read More 
  • 26 march 2021: PPSC Mains admit Card to be released on 27 March 2021. 
  • 19 March 2021: PPSC Prelims Result Revised and announced on the official website. Check Now.
  • 15 March 2021: PPSC Mains Application 2021 available on the official website. 
  • 12 March 2021: PPSC has released the Prelims Result 2021 along with the official cutoff. Check Now.
  • 13 February 2021: PPSC Prelims Exam Analysis 2021. Check Now
  • 03 February 2021: PPSC Prelims Hall Ticket 2021 released on the official website. Read More.
  • PPSC Prelims Exam 2020-21 to be conducted on 13 February 2021
  • 15 July 2020: The number of attempts for the candidates belonging to the ex-serviceman category and PWD changed. 
  • 15 July 2020: The last date to apply for the PPSC Exam 2020 extended. The last date to submit the application fee has also been extended.
  • 05 June 2020: PPSC Recruitment 2020 Official Notification released, Read more information.

PPSC Notification 2020-21

PPSC notification 2020 was released on 05th June 2020. The PPSC Recruitment official notification 2020 contains information about the essential qualifications, age and important exam dates including PPSC prelims 2020 exam date.

The PPSC Mains Notification 2020 has not been released yet. Every applicant must go through the PPSC Notification pdf in a clear manner to check eligibility and other details before applying. You can download the PPSC recruitment 2020 official notification here. 

PPSC 2020 Recruitment Notification PDF, Download Here

What is PPSC exam?

Punjab State Civil Services Examination 2021 will be administered by Punjab Public Service Commission. The PPSC Recruitment 2021 will hold 9 posts containing 85 vacancies. The PPSC examination is a recruitment exam to select officers and administrators for the Government of Punjab. 

Punjab PCS Exam 2021Details
Exam NamePunjab State Civil Services Examination 2021
Conducting BodyPunjab Public Service Commission
Mode of the examinationOnline
Exam StagesThree stages :
PPCS Prelims Exam
PPCS Mains Exam
PPCS Personality Test
Exam Frequencyonce a year
Eligibility Criteriagraduate degree required
Language of the examEnglish & Punjabi

PPSC Punjab Civil Services Exam Dates 2020 - 2021

The PPSC Mains Result 2021 announced along with other important dates for the Interview and Physical test. You can find all the Important PPSC exam date 2020 below. 

Detailed PPSC Interview Schedule will be announced soon. 

PPSC 2020 Exam Events

PPSC 2020 Important Dates

PPSC notification date 2020

05th June 2020

PPSC application form Start Date 2020

05th June 2020

PPSC application fee start date 

07th June 2020

PPSC Punjab Civil Services apply online last date

30 December 2020

PPSC application fee last date 2020

06 January 2020

PPSC Admit Card 2020-21

03 February 2021

PPSC Prelims Exam date

13 February 2021

PPSC Prelims Result 2021

12 March 2021

PPSC Mains Application Form 2021

15 March 2021- 21 March 2021

PPSC Mains Admit Card 2021

27 March 2021

Punjab PCS Mains 2021 Exam Date

01 April 2021- 08 April 2021

PPSC Mains 2021 Result

21 May 2021

PPSC Interview dates 2021

From 31 May 2021

PPSC Physical Test 2921

 16 June 2021

Final PPSC Result 2021

to be released soon

PPSC Mains Exam Dates 2021

Check the Punjab State Civil Services Combined Competitive (Mains) Examination-2020 schedule below. 

Sr. No.DateDayTimeName of Paper
11/4/2021Thursday2.30 PM to 5.30 PMEssays
22/4/2021Friday2.30 PM to 5.30 PMEnglish Compulsory
33/4/2021Saturday2.30 PM to 5.30 PMPunjabi (in Gurmukhi Script) Compulsory
45/4/2021Monday2.30 PM to 5.30 PMGeneral Studies Paper-I
56/4/2021Tuesday2.30 PM to 5.30 PMGeneral Studies Paper-II
67/4/2021Wednesday2.30 PM to 5.30 PMGeneral Studies Paper-III
78/4/2021Thursday2.30 PM to 5.30 PMGeneral Studies Paper-IV

PPSC Recruitment and Vacancy 2020

PPSC recruitment 2020 release has announced vacancies for 9 posts. PPSC total vacancy is 77. The PPSC total vacancy may be increased or reduced by the Govt. at any time prior to the selection process. Candidates will not be given prior notice about the PPSC vacancy increase. The PPSC recruitment process will begin in September 2020. 

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))


Total PPSC Vacancy 2020


PPSC Eligibility Criteria 2021

Punjab Public Service Commission has announced the essential qualification and age eligibility criteria along with the notification. The PPSC age eligibility criteria vary as per your category and current working post. The detailed information about the PPSC  eligibility 2021 is given below. 

Nationality Eligibility for PPSC 2021

The applicant must be a: 

  1. Indian Citizen or
  2. Citizen of Nepal or 
  3. Subject of Bhutan or 
  4. Refugee from Tibet who arrived to India before 01 January. 1962, to permanently settle in India or 
  5. A person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, and East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, and United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar) Malawi, Ethiopia Zambia, Zaire, and Vietnam intending to settle in India permanently.

PPSC Age Limit 

PPSC has prescribed the Punjab PCS Exam age limit as 21 - 37 years. The PPSC age limit shall be calculated with respect to 01 January 2020. 

PPSC Age Relaxation 

PPSC Age Relaxation

Age Limit

Punjab Government, Other State Government or Government of India employees

upto 45 years

For SC / OBC in Punjab Police Service and Punjab Prisons Service

upto 33 years

For SC / OBC in other services

upto 42 years

for Divorced Women, Widows, and certain other Categories of women

upto 42 years

other Categories of women

upto 47 years

for Physically Handicapped of Punjab only

upto 47 years

Please note that no age relaxation is permissible for Punjab Police Service.

PPSC Educational Qualification 

The educational qualification required to be eligible for PPSC Prelims and PPSC Mains is mentioned below. 

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree from a recognized institute/college/university.
  • Final year students can appear for PPSC Prelims while the applicant must have passed the graduation exam to be eligible for PPSC Mains.
  • Candidate must have passed the Matriculation Exam with Punjabi. The subject may have been one of the compulsory or elective subjects. The applicant can also take an equivalent examination of Punjabi Language as specified by the Government
  • Educational qualification percentage criteria are not mentioned as an eligibility criterion.

Read her Full PPSC Eligibility 2021

Punjab PPSC Apply Online 2020

PPSC has released the Punjab Civil Services Exam Mains application form on their official website. The PPSC Mains application 2021 is available from 12 March 2021 11:59 PM onwards till 22 March 2021 till 11.59 P.M. The hard copy of the Application Form filled Online along with self-attested certificates/documents and filled Bio-data sheet must reach the office of Punjab Public Service Commission, Baradari Gardens, Patiala-147001 by post or by hand latest by 30 April 2021 till 4.30 PM. 

PPSC 2020 Apply Online, Check Direct Link

How to Apply Online for PPSC 2020

Below given is the detailed instruction on how to apply online for PPSC 2020. 

  • Visit the official website. Click on Open Advertisement.
  • Scroll down to find the ‘Apply Online’ button. 
  • Fill the PPSC Application form 2020. You must have a valid email account and mobile number.
  • Upload the scanned photograph. Size 10kb-40kb in jpg/jpeg format.
  • Upload the scanned signature. Size 10kb-40kb in jpg/jpeg format.
  • Submit the form and print a copy of the filled PPSC 2020 Application form.
  • Print the payment challan. 

PPSC Application Fees 2020

The start date for depositing the PPSC 2020 application fees begins on 09 June 2020. 

  • Select the mode of payment as Offline Mode. 
  • A fee payment challan will be generated for the PPSC 2020 application form fee.
  • Visit any SBI Branch one day after submitting the online application form to submit the fee. 

Name of Category

Online Application charges

Examination Fee


Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe of all States and Backward Classes of Punjab




Ex-Servicemen of Punjab


no fee


All Others Categories which includes EWS, Ex-servicemen Lineal Descendent Punjab)




Physically Handicapped, Punjab




PPSC Selection Process

It is crucial to have complete clarity about the selection process, number of attempts and the PPSC Exam pattern. the complete details about the same are mentioned below. 

PPSC Selection Process 

PPSC selection process veins with the PPSC Preliminary Exam. The PPSC Prelims Exam is qualifying in nature. The candidates who qualify the PPSC Prelims 2021 are eligible for PPSC Mains 2021. PPSC Mains is a descriptive exam and consists of seven papers. Candidates who qualify the Mains Exam are called for PPSC Interview. The PPSC final result considers marks obtained in Mains and Interview. 

Physical Test for the Posts of Deputy Superintendent of Police/ Deputy Superintendent Jail Grade-II is also conducted. The details of Physical Measurement and Physical Tests are mentioned below. 

Physical Measurement

 Minimum HeightChestMeasurement
For MenFor WomenApplicablefor men only
5 feet 7 inches5 feet 3 inches33 inches34.5 inches

PPSC Physical Tests

Sr. No.Events for Male CandidatesEvents for Female Candidates
1.1600 meters race: To be completed within 07 minutes 30 seconds (only one attempt)800 meters race: To be completed within 04 minutes 45 seconds (only one attempt)
2.Long Jump : Minimum 3.60 meters (Three attempts only)Long Jump: Minimum 3.00 meters (Three attempts only)
3.High Jump : Minimum 1.15 meters (Three attempts only)High Jump : Minimum 1.00 meter (Three attempts only)
4.Vertical Rope: 2.0 Meters climb from the ground (Three attempts only)Shuttle : Running between two parallel lines 10 meter apart, five times in 20 seconds (one attempt only)

PPSC Number of Attempts

The number of attempts for the PPSC Exam varies as per the category. The complete detail is mentioned below.

Name of the category

Maximum number of attempts

General Category


Backward Classes


Scheduled Castes


General Ex-servicemen

6 (updated)

Backward Classes Ex-servicemen

9 (updated)

Scheduled Castes Ex-servicemen


PPSC Exam Pattern 2021

The PPSC Exam Pattern includes three stages:

  1. PPSC Preliminary Exam
  2. PPSC Mains Exam
  3. PPSC Interview

The PPSC Prelims Exam 2021 is qualifying in nature. The candidates who qualify the PPSC Prelims Exam will write the PPSC Mains Exam 2021. Then the applicants are shortlisted for the Interview. The final PPSC 2021 Final result will only consider marks of Mains and Interview. 

PPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

The PPSC Prelims 2021 Exam is an objective type containing multiple-choice questions. There are two papers of 200 marks each. Each paper is 2 hours each. 

PPSC Prelims Papers


No of Questions

Marks for each Question

Paper 1

General Studies



Paper 2

Civil Services Aptitude Test




Note: There is no negative marking in the PPSC Prelims exam.

PPSC Mains Exam Pattern 

PPSC Mains Exam is descriptive in nature. There are four General Studies (GS) papers.

Sr. No

PPSC Mains Exam Papers

Maximum Marks


Punjabi (in Gurmukhi Script) Compulsory (of 10+2 Standard)



English Compulsory (of 10+2 standard)






GS Paper-I : Geography, History and Society



GS Paper-II: Governance and International Relations, Indian Constitution & Polity



GS Paper-III: Economy, Statistics and Security issues



GS Paper-IV (Science & Technology, Environment, Problem Solving and Decision






Marks 1500


PPSC Prelims Analysis 2021

PPSC Prelims Exam 2021 was conducted on 13 February 2021. BYJU'S Exam Prep Experts provide a detailed PPSC Exam Analysis 2021. The PPSC Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 includes all the details about the exam and the question paper. Candidates must check the space for the analysis here after the exam. 

Detailed PPSC Prelims Exam Analysis 2021

The following topics are covered in the detailed BYJU'S Exam Prep PPSC 2021 Analysis. You must go through the details below after the exam. 

PPSC Prelims Cutoff 2021

Along with the Prelims Result 2020 - 2021, the Punjab Public Service Commission has the details below. Check the PPSC Prelims Cutoff 2020 for all the categories below.

PPSC Prelims Cutoff 2020-21

1GENERAL71244.5 (FOR FEMALE =237.5)
2ESM, PUNJAB72160.5 (FOR FEMALE=137.5) =
11BC, PUNJAB85243.5(FOR FEMALE = =207.5)
12BC ESM, PUNJAB86135.5

PPSC Admit Card 2021

PPSC Mains Admit Card 2021 to be released on 27 March 2021. Applicants who qualified the Prelims Exam can download the admit card from the official website. The direct link to download PPSC Mains Admit Card is mentioned below. 

PPSC Admit Card Mains 2021, Download Now

PPSC Prelims admit card 2021 released on 03 February 202. The Punjab Civil Services Exam admit card download link is now available. Candidates can now download the PPSC Admit Card 2021 from the direct link mentioned below. 

Steps to download the PPSC Admit Card 2021

  • Visit PPSC’s official website.
  • Click on the Careers tab.
  • Look for the Download the PPSC Admit Card 2021 link.
  • Now download the PPSC Admit Card 2021 for the desired posts.
  • Enter your login credentials such as date of birth and mobile number 
  • Click on the login button.
  • Now download multiple copies of the PPSC Admit Card 2021 for safety.

PPSC Result 2021: Mains Result Released

PPSC releases the result after every stage. Prelims Result was announced on 12 March 2021 and Mains Result has been announced on 21 May 2021.  PPSC final result 2021 is based on the PPSC Mains marks and PPSC Interview marks.

PPSC  Mains Result 2021

PPSC has released result for Punjab State Civil Services Combined Competitive Main Examination-2020. the exam was conducted in April 2021. candidates can now check the PPSC Mains 2020 Result on the official website and download the list of selected candidates with roll number. 

PPSC CCE Main Result Official Notice

Direct Link- PPSC CCE Main Result 2020, Download PDF

PPSC Prelims Result 2021

PPSC Prelims Result 2021 announced. PPSC has released the list of selected candidates for the Mains Exam on the official website. The PPSC Prelims 2021 Result consists of the roll number and selected candidates list. The PPSC Prelims selected candidates marks are released after the result. 

PPSC Result 2021 Prelims


  • As per the Punjab Civil Services 2020 Notification, the vacancies are released for the following posts: 

    • Punjab Civil Service (Executive Branch)
    • Deputy Superintendent of Police
    • Tehsildar
    • 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))
  • The salary of a Punjab PCS Officer is Rs 45000 per month. The salary includes other components like DA, HRA, various bills, etc.

  • There is a probation period of 3 years after you are selected in Punjab Civil Services 2020 Exam.

  • As per the official PPSC Recruitment 2020 notification, Punjab PCS age limit is 21 - 37 years for the general category.

  • Punjab PCS 2020 exam will be conducted to recruit officers for the state of Punjab whereas UPSC administers the examination to recruit officers for the entire country. In the exam pattern, the difference between PPSC and UPSC is that there is no negative marking in Punjab Civil Service Exam.

  • Candidates equal to 13 times of the vacancies in each category are shortlisted for the PPSC Mains Exam.

  • As per the PPSC notification 2020, a total of 77 vacancies are released officially.

  • Yes, the syllabus and the selection procedure of PPSC is similar to UPSC with an additional Punjab state-specific syllabus.

  • Go through the Punjab PCS exam syllabus and the exam pattern in a comprehensive manner. Make a study plan to strategically complete the entire syllabus along with the current affairs. Post that, revise and practice using PPSC mock test.

  • For the general category, the maximum number of attempts allowed for Punjab PPSC Exam is 6. To check for other categories, please refer to the article. 

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